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TAKE ME OUT TO THE BALL GAME

There are two great opportunities coming up to enjoy a ball game and watch the Grand Master throw out the first pitch!

Sunday, August 14th 

  • Michigan Masons Day at Jimmy Johns Field in Utica! Come watch the Utica Unicorns take on the Westside Wooly Mammoths at 1:00 p.m. for just $25. Cost includes your ticket, parking, hot dog, drink, chips, AND Jimmy Johns Field will donate $10 from each ticket sold back to your lodge’s Lodge Charity Account! CLICK HERE for the full flyer, which includes a clickable link to purchase tickets.

Monday, August 15th

  • Many of you have seen the annual Little League World Series from Williamsport, PA, which is for the best 10-12 year old teams around the world. But did you know that the Junior League World Series (for 13-14 year-olds) is held right here in Michigan? Heritage Park in Taylor has been home to the event since its inception in 1981. This year the Series will be held August 14th-21st. The Michigan Masons and Grand Master Leonard Davis will be recognized prior to the 5:00 p.m. game on Monday, August 15th. The game will be between Australia and a yet-to-be-determined team. All Masons, family and friends are encouraged to come out and show their support! Please CLICK HERE for more information. 

TROWEL TIME MAILBAG

Have a question for the Trowel Time mailbag? Email Darren at dthompson@grandlodgemi.org to ask a question of MWB Conley or one of our Grand Officers and it might be chosen to be answered on the show!

TEE IT HIGH

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Golf season has arrived! Put a team together and tee it up at one or more of these great golf outings this summer! See links below. If your lodge has an event planned, please send the information/flyer to dthompson@grandlodgemi.org.


SATURDAY, AUGUST 6TH – Kalamazoo County Masonic Center outing at States GC in Vicksburg. View FLYER

SUNDAY, AUGUST 7TH – Valley of Michigan outing at Eldorado GC in Cadillac. View FLYER

SUNDAY, AUGUST 7TH – Lakes Area Masonic Outing at Beacon Hills GC in Commerce. View FLYER

SATURDAY, AUGUST 13TH – Manchester #148 outing at Hill’s Heart of the Lakes GC in Brooklyn. View FLYER

SATURDAY, AUGUST 20TH – Alcona #292 outing at Springport Hills GC in Harrisville.  FLYER

SATURDAY, AUGUST 20TH – Custer #393 outing at Huron Shores GC in Port Sanilac. View FLYER

SATURDAY, AUGUST 20TH – Lake Shore #298 “Tommy 2-Man” Outing at Blossom Trails GC in Benton Harbor. View FLYER

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 18TH – Wayne #112 outing at Fellows Creek GC in Canton. View FLYER

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 2ND – Solomon’s Key outing at Fellows Creek GC in Canton. View FLYER

DEGREES STATEWIDE

Click link to see a listing of upcoming degrees around the state. To see listings, CLICK HERE. Send information to Darren Thompson at dthompson@grandlodgemi.org if you would like your lodge’s event added to this listing. It is always advisable to contact a lodge in advance of your visit in case a degree or regular communication is cancelled due to weather, candidate had something come up, etc.



If you would like to contact a lodge in advance of your visit, please see the lodge directory on the Grand Lodge website.

UPCOMING EVENTS

Tuesday, August 2nd 

  • Steak fry at Byron #80. Serving at 5:30 p.m., regular communication begins at 7:00 p.m. CLICK HERE for the full flyer.

Saturday, August 6th 

  • If you're attending the 2022 St. Andrews Society Highland Games at Greenmead Village in Livonia, stop by and see Livonia United Lodge #152! The lodge will have a "fellowship tent" set up at the festival and will be taking part in the opening ceremonies. Contact PM Trent Thiry at tthiry@gmail.com with any questions or volunteer offers.
  • Breakfast is served at Plymouth Rock #47 from 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.
  • Come to Jefferson Lodge #553 in St. Clair Shores for a steak fry! Cost is $20, serving begins at 5:00 p.m. Please RSVP to Robert McFarland at (810) 580-9115.

Sunday, August 7th

  • Burdickville’s 129th Old Settlers Picnic will be held at Old Settlers Park overlooking Glen Lake. This year marks’ the return of Empire Lodge #597’s famous dinner of roasted beef, corn, cowboy beans and more! Cost for the dinner is $10, serving from 12:00 Noon to 3:00 p.m.
  • Breakfast is served at Colon #73 from 7:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. and Millington #470 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 Noon.

Wednesday, August 10th 

  • Blood drive at Romeo #41 from 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Please make an appointment to give at redcrossblood.org, use ZIP 48065 to search.

Sunday, August 14th

  • Breakfast is served at Smiths Creek #491 from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 Noon and the Battle Creek Masonic Center from 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
  • Before you head to Jimmy Johns Field, stop by the Royal Oak Temple in Madison Heights for a corn roast! Serving from 12:00 Noon to 5:00 p.m. or until the food runs out! $10, $5 for kids 5-12.

Friday, August 19th

  • Star of the Lake #158 will host a veterans service as part of South Haven’s “Salute to Veterans & First Responders” weekend. Service begins at 6:00 p.m. and is open to the public. CLICK HERE for more information. 
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FROM THE GRAND CHAPLAIN

Each week, Right Worshipful Grand Chaplain Pat Thompson provides a message regarding thoughts on faith, motivation, spirituality, and other topics to give you food for thought, reflection and inspiration.

ON THE ROAD WITH THE LODGE SUCCESS TEAM:

SUGGESTIONS FOR URGENT NOTIFICATIONS

This week, Lodge Success Specialist Fred Kaiser provides an article suggesting several effective ways that, used in combination, can keep lodge members informed in urgent situations. CLICK HERE to read the article. 

Outreach & Member Care

Your Masonic Resource Center

OUTREACH AND MEMBER CARE SPOTLIGHT:

GREENPATH FINANCIAL WELLNESS & COPING WITH INFLATION

The Michigan Masons have partnered with GreenPath Financial Wellness to provide valuable tools for you! Learn how they can help you navigate this period of high inflation and offer useful strategies to reduce the pressure on household budgets!


Coping With Inflation? Be Budget Aware.

Inflation continues to put pressure on household budgets. From groceries to gas, record-breaking inflation means the purchasing power of your money is decreasing each month.

Our Michigan Masonic partner, GreenPath Financial Wellness, offers you the following steps to remain “budget aware” to help navigate this period of high inflation, however long it lasts. CLICK HERE to read more.

BELDING-IONIA LODGE #355 LENDS A "HELPING HAND"

Belding-Ionia Lodge #355 awarded a “Helping Hands Scholarship” of $1,000.00 to Shelby A. May using their Lodge Charity Account. Shelby plans to attend Nursing School. Photo is of proud Great Grandpa WB Fred Bishop and his daughter presenting the award to Shelby.

AUGUST IS NATIONAL MAKE-A-WILL MONTH!

Join us in celebrating National Make-A-Will month and protect all that’s important to you today. If you have any questions, please call the Michigan Masonic Charitable Foundation office at: (800) 994-7400 or CLICK HERE to visit our secure website.


CLICK HERE to view Make-A-Will flyer.

YOUR ADMISSIONS TEAM!

Are you looking for a vibrant community of seniors who enjoy the comforts of home, without the hassles of home ownership? Located in Alma on the Masonic Pathways campus, beautiful landscaping surrounds this safe and secure neighborhood of Masonic Village Estates independent living duplexes. We are now accepting applications.


Call (800) 321-9357 and ask to speak to a member of our Admissions team today!

DO YOU KNOW SOMEONE READY TO BEGIN THEIR CAREER AT MASONIC PATHWAYS?

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There are many position available at Masonic Pathways! From day-time, night-time, full-time, part-time, find a position that is right for you on our Careers page!

LOONS BASEBALL TIME

“Take me out to the ball game” Some residents took a trip to see the Great Lakes Loons baseball game on a beautiful Sunday afternoon! To keep up with the latest news, visit us on Facebook.