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GET YOUR MOTOR RUNNIN

Rev up your engine and show off your wheels at one of these car/bike shows coming up!

Monday, August 15th

  • 6th annual Berkley Lodge #536 Cruise-In from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Come enjoy great food, music and more! CLICK HERE for more information.

Saturday, August 27th

  • Car show at the Bay City Scottish Rite Masonic Center from 12:00 Noon to 4:00 p.m. $20 registration, various prizes, food trucks and more! CLICK HERE to pre-register your vehicle and CLICK HERE for the event flyer.

Saturday, September 10th

  • Car & Bike show hosted by Phoenix Lodge #13 in Ypsilanti from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Dash plaques to first 50 registered. Enjoy music, raffles, a cornhole tournament and more! CLICK HERE for more information.

Saturday, September 17th

  • The Eternal Knights Masonic Riders and American Legion Post 426 are hosting their 4th annual car & bike show at the American Legion building in Trenton from 12:00 Noon to 5:00 p.m. Contact Architect-University Lodge #569 Secretary Darrell Gray for more information at darrellgray1966@gmail.com.

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED

Moslem Shrine will be holding the Shrine circus in conjunction with the Michigan State Fair Labor Day weekend at Suburban Collection Showplace in Novi. The Shrine is looking for any local lodge members that could volunteer at a joint Shrine/Blue Lodge membership table, providing information to the public about the fraternity and how to join. Time slots needed are 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on September 1st, 2nd, 3rd, & 4th and 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. on September 5th. Please contact MWB Fred Kaiser if you can help out at (248) 217-0558 or fkaiser@michiganmasons.org.

ALL DEGREE DAYS

Save the date of October 15th! All Degree Days will be held at Delta Lodge #195 in Escabana, Owosso Lodge #81 and Hiram-Findlater Lodge #110 in Flat Rock. A tentative schedule is:

8:30 a.m. – Lodge open

9:00 a.m. – EA Degree

11:00 a.m. – Fellowcraft Degree

1:00 p.m. – Lunch

2:00 p.m. – Master Mason Degree

This could vary slightly from site to site. For any questions or to reserve a spot for your candidate, please reach out to these primary contacts:

Delta #195 – Secretary Scott Skogman, (906) 786-8909, graakna@chartermi.net

Owosso #81 – Secretary Chris Owens, (734) 674-4006 or owosso81md@gmail.com

Hiram-Findlater #110 – Secretary Jerry Ruble, (734) 699-6436, jlruble@comcast.net

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! CLICK HERE to view the latest episode. 

GEORGE WASHINGTON MASONIC NATIONAL MEMORIAL EVENTS

November 4th - 6th, 2022 

  • SCOTTISH FREEMASONRY IN AMERICA SYMPOSIUM – The GWMN Memorial Association and the Royal Order of Scotland will hold a weekend of activities, exploring and celebrating Scottish Freemasonry in American Freemasonry. The symposium will present several outstanding speakers from the U.S. and Scotland, Scottish food and drink, a golf event and much more! Please CLICK HERE for more information and registration links.

February 20th, 2023

  • GEORGE WASHINGTON MASONIC MEMORIAL CORNERSTONE RE-ENACTMENT Come to Alexandria, Virginia for an historic re-enactment of the George Washington Masonic Memorial’s cornerstone laying to celebrate the 100th anniversary of that event. CLICK HERE for more information and to join the Memorial’s email list. If you are interested in joining a charter bus trip to attend this re-enactment, please contact Junior Grand Warden Eugene Abbaticchio at (734) 818-6878 or eugene.abba@yahoo.com. A bus is not booked yet but will be if there is enough interest.

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 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

Monday, August 15th

  • Come out to Heritage Park in Taylor as the Michigan Masons and Golden Ark #595 will be recognized before the 5:00 p.m. Junior World Series game between Australia and Curacao. Grand Master Leonard Davis will be throwing out the first pitch!
  • Spaghetti dinner at Roseville Temple from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. $15 all you can eat. This is a fundraiser hosted by Composite Lodge #499 for a brother in need.

Tuesday, August 16th

  • Blood drive at Golden Ark #595 from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Please make an appointment to give at redcrossblood.org, use ZIP 48180 to search.

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. 
  • Swiss steak dinner at Alcona #292 in Lincoln, serving from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. $12.

Saturday, August 20th

  • Pasty sales at James E. Dillon #466 in Mesick from 12:00 Noon to 4:00 p.m. $5 each, to preorder, please contact Secretary Mike O’Neill at (231) 878-1025.
  • Spaghetti dinner at Hiram-Findlater #110, $10 all you can eat, serving from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Wednesday, August 24th 

  • Blood drive at Traverse City #222 from 1:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Please make an appointment to give at versiti.org/mi, walk-ins welcome if slots are available. 

Saturday, September 3rd

  • Au Sable Lodge #243 will host a rib cookoff and cornhole tournaments at Oscoda’s Furtaw Park. Schedule will be: 11:00 a.m. – Cornhole tournament. $25/team, blind draw for teams. 1:00 p.m. – Cornhole tournament. $50/team. 3:00 p.m. – Rib cookoff (Masons-only entries). $50 to enter, $15/plate for the public to eat & vote. Contact JW Patrick Wilson with any questions at (989) 305-5209 or patrickwilson2144@gmail.com.

Saturday, September 24th

  • Coloma Lodge #162 will host a day of education, highlighted by Bro. John Nagy presenting the Building Better Builders workshop. This is a great presentation for mentors, study groups, education officers and all members who would like to improve their fraternal experience! The workshop will be followed by a Rusty Nail Degree for all who could use a refresher on all things related to lodge & ritual. Attendance is limited to 75 so reserve your spot soon! Contact Matt Moser at matt-lee-moser@prodigy.com or David Mayne at demayne@comcast.net for more information.
  • Come celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Detroit Temple’s cornerstone laying at a black-tie dinner with live music performances and much more! Please 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:

BRINGING THEM BACK

This week, Lodge Success Specialist Fred Kaiser shares how the use of a Member Interest Survey built for use by lodges can help yours be successful in keeping members engaged. CLICK HERE to read the article. 

Outreach & Member Care

Your Masonic Resource Center

OUTREACH AND MEMBER CARE SPOTLIGHT:

GREENPATH FINANCIAL WELLNESS

Back to school for everyone means learning new things. New routines, new knowledge, new skills. Whether, you, yourself are returning to school, have children returning to school, or just enjoy being out of school, this is meant for you!


We encourage you to take the eCoach challenge this month, through our Michigan Masonic partner, GreenPath Financial Wellness! Spend 3 minutes with eCoach Lea and see if she has something new to you to help you on your financial journey.


She has advice on credit card repayment strategies, improving cash flow, tackling your large monthly expenses, and improving your credit.


The best part is if you decide you want to talk to a live person, she can direct you to the caring humans at GreenPath. Just make sure you mention you are with the Michigan Masons when you call! Get started today, CLICK HERE or contact Aubrie or Jessica in Outreach & Member Care at e1 (800) 321-9357. We are always happy to help you find the resources you need to achieve success!


GreenPath Links: GreenPath Financial Wellness

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!

SWEET TREATS, EVEN BETTER COMPANY

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