As boys we built tree houses, club houses and forts, they were our special places. That special place was just for a select few of a special group of friends. They were also others who wanted to be part of the group but were never invited. As men, if you think . . . → Read More: “It’s your Club House / It’s your Man Cave”
As I travel the State of Wisconsin and visit other Jurisdictions, I start wondering about some of the people I meet. Are they on an ego trip, are they full of themselves, do they need to be in control and the list goes on. Putting the shoe on the other foot, how do I conduct . . . → Read More: “It’s About the Passion”
Now that I have your attention! There was a personal reason you joined this great fraternity. Some of you had Fathers who gave you a petition and took you to Lodge. While others may have had male role models who did the same. Most of the Baby Boomers, my generation, were not joiners, . . . → Read More: “Be Careful – They Breed Among Us”
The Deputy Grand Master, Senior and Junior Grand Wardens, the Grand Secretary and myself have just returned from the Conference of Grand Masters and Grand Secretaries in Kansas City. There were over sixty different Grand Jurisdictions represented. The attendees were able to exchange ideas, compare membership trends and join in proactive seminars. The Seminars . . . → Read More: “Feeling Ignored ?”
I had the opportunity to see Freemasonry is action by attending the Secretaries Training Seminar in Madison on Sunday, January 20. I want to thank PGM Michael A. DeWolf, our Grand Secretary, for making it a worth while event. It was interactive, so speakers could field questions and comments from the floor. I . . . → Read More: “Leave It at the Door”
I enjoy reading about our great fraternity and it seems the information read deserves time for reflection, analysis and action. Our Grand Secretary forwarded an article to me that was found on the International Royal Arch Masons website. I have read the article and felt it worthwhile to share along with some personal . . . → Read More: “It’s Inventory Time – Year End”
The Holiday Season is upon us, a time for our religious celebrations, family gatherings, traditions, sharing with others, caring for others and the list goes on. In Freemasonry, when we live up to our obligations, “It’s always the Season”. Living up to our Masonic Tenants of Brotherly Love, Relief and Truth gives a . . . → Read More: “Tis the Season?”
When you were young remember those birthday and holiday gifts? Which one got your attention? It was probably the biggest box and or the best wrapped. As you advanced in life,
you bought a car, your pride and joy, you maintained it or wrapped it to the best of your ability. Many of us . . . → Read More: ‘Check Out the Wrapper’
I want to tell of an instance that goes to prove the “Diversity” of our Brothers in our Great Fraternity. Last month I received an e-mail from our Editor, Rich Rygh, of our Wisconsin Masonic Journal.
“I have the attached photo which would make a nice cover photo for the WMJ. . . . → Read More: ‘So Is There a Problem’
It is a pleasure to be serving you as your Grand Master. There seems to be something different to do each day. I had written a number of articles for the Masonic Journal but after reading them; they didn’t seem to be relevant as to what’s happening in Wisconsin Freemasonry.
. . . → Read More: ‘It’s in the Underwear Drawer!’