Shriners 2020 Imperial session CANCELLED

In an email today Imperial Potentate Jeff Siwder announced the cancellation of the 2020 Imperial session in Kansas City, Missouri due to the Covid 19 virus,  The email reads: Dear Nobles, Based on data and opinions of public health experts and community officials, Shriners International has cancelled its 2020 Imperial Session, scheduled for July 2020, […]

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The 50 Year Member – Masonry: A Cut Above

My latest piece entitled “The 50 Year Member – Masonry: A Cut Above has been posted on the Midnight Freemasons website.  If you like it I hope you will share it with your friends and Brethren. I’m not sure if anyone has noticed but I have been away from the keyboard for a while.  The […]

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Meet, Act and Part-Episode 9

The Meet, Act and Part-Episode 9-Steven L. Harrison33 degree FMLR Illustrious Brother Steven L Harrison, author of “Freemasonry crosses the Mississippi”, “Tales from the Craft” and “Freemasons at Oak Island” is our guest this week. Steve talks with Greg, Todd, and Darin about the Ray V. Denslow and his impact upon Freemasonry, Masonic Education, and […]

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New Masonic website debuted

Several years ago the “Not just a man, a Mason” campaign took the Masonic world by storm as a fresh and innovative way for Masonic lodges and Grand Lodges to gain the attention of non-Masons and peek their interests in our Fraternity. The campaign, originally conceived and funded by The Scottish Rite Northern Masonic Jurisdiction […]

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New Imperial Recorder

In an email to the membership Imperial Potentate Jim Cain announced the resignation of Imperial Recorder Randy Rudge.  Imperial Sire Cain has appointed Past Imperial Potentate Charles A. “Tad” Claypool to fill the vacant position for two weeks until the 145 Imperial sessions which will be held in Nashville June 30th to July 4th,  2019.  […]

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Scottish Rite NMJ touts increased membership numbers

Today the Scottish Rite Northern Masonic Jurisdiction announced in an email that Membership numbers in the jurisdiction are increasing, thanks in part to the Path forward program. The email stated that as of May 7, 2017, 2112 had taken the fourth degree, and 1645 Brothers have become thirty-second degree Masons. This was a modest increase […]

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Peoria Scottish Rite temple sold

The Scottish Rite Valley of Peoria, Illinois has sold their building to a California real estate developer according to a news report and the valley’s website. The landmark which was built in 1925 is on the National Register of Historic Places will be used to create  “a “theater district” in Peoria, modeled after Galesburg’s (Illinois) […]

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Masonic relief for Nebraska

The Grand Lodge of Nebraska has issued an appeal for Masonic relief through the Masonic Service Association of North Ameria. As we see in the news much of the state was devastated by the recent floodings leaving many people killed or homeless in March.  While Nebraskans are strong people, they could use a helping hand […]

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Seminole Lodge AF&am #476

Mark your calendars! I have the honor of presenting my new lecture “Ten Upright, regular paces-Dueling in Freemasonry” at Seminole City freemason Lodge AF&am #476  in Seminole, Oklahoma on April 18th.  at 6:30 pm. Admission is open to all regular Masons. You can RSVP by visiting the event’s Facebook event page.   I hope to see […]

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AEG Presents assumes operations of the Detroit Masonic Temple auditorium

The Detroit Free Press has reported that concert promotion company AEG Presents will assume day to day operations of the auditorium and theatre of the Detroit Masonic Temple. AEG and the temple have entered into a multi-year agreement in which AEG will devote up to two million dollars over the next two years to renovate […]

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