Bro. Gene Middleton

Brethren, our Brother Gene Middleton has joined the Grand Lodge in Heaven.  Bro. Gene was known for his devotion to duty and volunteer work at the VA Hospital in Leavenworth.  He will be missed by those who knew him most and shared in his enthusiasm and love of life.  He always maintained a strong and cheerful spirit regardless of his many stays and visits to the Hospital during his illnesses.

Bro. Gene’s funeral service will be held at the Davis Funeral Chapel, 531 Shawnee St., Leavenworth, KS 66048 at 7 pm, Friday, January 2, 2015.    A Masonic service by Hancock Lodge #311 is planned during the service.

A private cemetery service will be held for family members only at a later date at Fort Leavenworth National Cemetery where Gene’s wife was buried.  In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in Gene’s name to the Alzheimer’s Association (www.alz.org) or to the Parkinson’s Disease Foundation (www.pdf.org).  A donation can be left at, or mailed to, the Davis Funeral Chapel for distribution as you request.

More information will be disseminated as it becomes available and will be posted on the Hancock Lodge # 311’s website.

The minister of the Lansing United Methodist Church will be assisting with the service.

Gene’s full obituary should be available on the Davis Funeral Chapel website (http://www.davisfuneralchapelinc.com).

Please keep his family in your prayers.

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Stated Meeting and Annual communications Trestle Board

Stated Meeting Trestle Board for this event is listed below:

  • WM – WB Jose M. Marrero, Sr.
  • SW – Bro. Jerry Osborne
  • JW – Bro. Ross Perkins
  • Secretary- Bro. Barry Rimmey
  • Treasurer – RWB Mike Tavares, PM
  • SD – Bro. James Dahl
  • JD – Bro. Dan Brown
  • SS – Bro. Adam Shafer
  • JS – Bro. David Pretz
  • Chaplain – Bro. Steve Kempf
  • Tyler – WB Ron Pfeiffer, PM
  • Marshal – Bro. Joseph Rios
  • Almoner – WB Richard Nieman, PM

Agenda 

  • 6:00 PM – Refreshments
  • 7:00 PM – Open in the First Degree of Masonry
  • Consent Agenda discussion/approval (Items posted on the bulletin board for review)
    • Minutes approval (Posted by Signing-Book)
    • Bills and Communications
  • First time visitors
  • Treasurer’s Report
  • Receipt of Petitions/Vote/Appoint Investigating Committees
  • Report on Investigating Committees/Vote/Set tentative
  • Reports of Standing Committees
    • Charity Committee (WM Jose M. Marrero) Sent Contribution to University of Missouri Talking Mule Debate team
  • Report on Special Committees
    • Membership Committee (WB Ron Pfeiffer, PM)
    • Boughton Memorial Hall Committee (RWB Herb Merrick, PM) 13 December 2014 Cleanup day in preparation for Installation
  • Old Business:
    • Commemorative Coin Project(WM Marrero, left 179)
    • Area 1, District 2 Meeting hosted by Hancock Lodge on 17 January 2015, 9:00am-4:00pm (approx.) Instructor will be RWB Vernon Clark.
  • New Business:
    • 2015 Officer Elections (count off, 50% + 1 to elect)
    • Motion to conduct Open Installation Ceremony
  • Good of the Order:
  • Sickness and Distress: Bro Gene Middleton
  • Remarks by First Time Visitors
  • Almoners Box: available for donations at the end of the meeting
  • Refreshments: Junior Warden
  • Wages: Senior Warden
  • Close in form on the First Degree

Hancock Lodge No. 311 Annual Communications Summons

Brethren; As Master of Hancock Lodge it becomes my duty to remind all of our Brothers that our upcoming stated meeting for December 4th, 2014 is our Annual Communications and Election night.

I hereby summon all Master Masons in the local vicinity to Ft. Leavenworth to attend our Annual Communications, and give cause and notify the Lodge Secretary and/or the Master of Hancock Lodge No. 311 as to reason why they cannot be present and participate in this Annual Communication and Election night.

Entered apprentices and Fellow crafts are also invited, but, cannot vote in the election process.

Please reply to the email listed below with your reason for absence if not able to attend.

jmarrero@jinetworks.com or hancocklodge311@yahoo.com

King Solomon #10 Centennial Celebration 23 November 2014

Brethren please look over the Dedication Invitation  for King Solomon’s  Centennial  and help support this unique activity celebrating 100 years since the construction of their Lodge building in Delaware St.

Please RSVP per instruction on the invitation. The meal expenses will be born by the Lodge, however any donations to help mitigate the cost will be appreciated.  Come by and support them and fellowship with others.

Commemorative Coin Update

Brethren; a quick report on the Commemorative Coin for the 125th Anniversary of our Lodge:

192 out of 500 serialized coins left to sell

  • 42 coins left to sell to meet our goal of 350 sold by the end of the year
  • 308 coins sold either individually or as part of the combo package

36 combo packages sold

28 acrylic coin capsules sold

33 blue velvet cases sold

It’s never too late to order as gifts for your friends or loved ones

Minimum donation of $25.00 gets you a Combo Package consisting of a Baseball hat, 6 panel combed cotton, black with gold lettering, a coffee cup with Hancock Lodge logo, a Lodge pin and our Commemorative coin with Certificate of Authenticity.

A minimum donation of $10.00 will get you a Commemorative coin with a Certificate of Authenticity

Check our  order form or consider a donation to our philanthropies or charities.

Stated Meeting and EA Degree work 20 November 2014

Stated Meeting Trestle Board for this event is listed below:

NOTE: Officers not able to perform assigned duties please notify WM Marrero via  Telephone (Office 913-684-8208, Cell 915-307-0644) or email at jmarrero@jinetworks.com of jose.m.marrero.civ@mail.mil , please do so in a timely manner that we can adjust the work as appropriate. Thanks.

Opening Cast:

  • WM – WB Jose M. Marrero, Sr.
  • SW – Bro Jerry Osborne
  • JW – Bro Ross Perkins
  • Secretary- Bro Barry Rimmey
  • Treasurer – RWB Mike Tavares, PM
  • SD – Bro James Dahl
  • JD – Bro Dan Brown
  • SS – Bro Adam Shafer
  • JS – Bro. David Pretz
  • Chaplain – Bro Steve Kempf
  • Tyler – WB Ron Pfeiffer, PM
  • Marshal – Bro Joseph Rios
  • Almoner – WB Richard Nieman, PM

Agenda 

  • 6:00 PM – Refreshments
  • 7:00 PM – Open in the First Degree of Masonry
  • Consent Agenda discussion/approval (Items posted on the bulletin board for review)
    • Minutes approval (Posted by Signing-Book)
    • Bills
    • Communications
  • First time visitors
  • Treasurer’s Report
  • Receipt of Petitions/Vote/Appoint Investigating Committees
  • Report on Investigating Committees/Vote
  • Reports of Standing Committees
    • Finance Committee (Bro Ross Perkins, Jerry Osborne)
    • Charity Committee (WM Jose M. Marrero)
  • Report on Special Committees:
    • Membership Committee (WB Ron Pfeiffer, PM)
    • Boughton Memorial Hall Committee (RWB Herb Merrick, PM)
  • Old Business:
    • Commemorative Coin Project(WM Marrero, left 192) 36 Combo packs, 28 Acrylic cases, and 33 Blue Velvet cases sold
    • Veteran’s Day Parade: attendance by KS#10, Easton#45, Mt.Olive#3, Leavenworth York Rite bodies, Ft Leavenworth AFSR
    • Area 1 District Meeting :attendance by 6 lodge members (5 officers)
  • New Business:
    • Election of 2015 Officers, 4 December 2014
    • Lodge cleanup day, 13 December 2014
    • Installation of 2015 Officers 18 December 2014
    • EA Degree work, Mr. Taylor and Mr. Bowden
    • Cast for degree work:
      • WM – Bro Ross Perkins
      • SW – Bro Jerry Osborne
      • JW – WB Jose M. Marrero
      • Secretary- Bro Barry Rimmey
      • Treasurer – RWB Mike Tavares, PM
      • SD – Bro James Dahl
      • JD – Bro Dan Brown
      • SS – Bro Adam Shafer
      • JS – Bro. David Pretz
      • Chaplain – Bro Steve Kempf
      • Tyler – WB Ron Pfeiffer, PM
      • 1st Lecture – Questions Bro James Dahl, Answers Bro Dan Brown
      • Charge – Bro Jerry Osborne
      • 2nd and 3rd Lectures via DVD in Library room
  • Good of the Order:
  • Sickness and Distress:
    • WB Bill McAfee
    • Bro Gene Middleton
  • Remarks by First Time Visitors
  • Almoners Box: available for donations at the end of the meeting
  • Refreshments: Junior Warden
  • Wages: Senior Warden
  • Close in form on the First Degree

Funeral Services and Obituary for WB Rupert Franklin Glover

COL. Rupert Franklin “Frank” Glover (November 23, 1932 – November 8, 2014)

Rupert Franklin “Frank” Glover, 82, entered through the portals to the Grand Lodge above this Saturday, November 8, 2014 at home. In hospice care prior to his death, Frank passed away peacefully in his sleep surrounded by family and friends.

Visitation will be held at the Rock of Ages Church in Leavenworth, KS on Wednesday, November 12, 2014 from 1:00 – 2:30p.m., a Masonic service at 2:30 pm, followed by a Memorial service at 3:00 p.m. A celebration of Frank’s life reception dinner will be immediately following the service at the church. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials to The Guidance Center, 500 Limit St. Leavenworth, Kansas or Rock of Ages Church, 1017 Randolph St. Leavenworth, Kansas, Shriners Hospitals for Children, and Rite Care. Arrangements entrusted to Davis Funeral Chapel. Condolences may be left on Frank’s online guestbook at www.davisfuneralchapelinc.com

Frank was born November 23, 1932 in Cumming, Georgia, to Winfred and Daisey (Chadwick) Glover. He attended the University of Nebraska for his undergraduate degree and received his Master’s Degree from the University of Kansas.

Frank served his country in the Army until 1978, attaining the rank of Colonel. On August 10, 1956, he married the love of his life and best friend, Virginia “Anne” (Huff) Glover.  During his life he was blessed with the birth of four children, Robert Lee (Kathleen) Glover, Vicky Anne (Steve) Kaaz, Cathy Lynne Wright, and Linda Kaye Schmidt (Mike Rulewicz), 14 grandchildren and 11 great- grandchildren, along with many other young people who also affectionately referred to him as “grampa”.

He was preceded in death by his parents Winfred and Daisey Glover, and his brother Edwin Glover. Following his retirement from military service, Frank dedicated himself to his growing family and making life better for those less fortunate than himself. He was an active member of the Rock of Ages Church, the Abdallah Shriners,  Hancock Lodge #311, the Armed Forces Scottish Rite, Valley of Ft. Leavenworth and Ft. Leavenworth Chapter 154 of the National Sojourners.

 

WB Glover Masonic record:

Initiated on: 16 September 1976

Passed on:  2 June 1977

Raised on:  16 June 1977

Senior Steward, 1979

Senior Deacon, 1982

Junior Warden, 1983

Senior Warden, 1984 and 1987

Worshipful Master, 1985 and 1988

Tyler, 1986 and 1990

Member of:

Hancock Lodge No. 311

National Sojourners Chapter No. 154

Armed Forces Scottish Rite, Valley of Fort Leavenworth, Orient of Kansas

Abdallah Shrine in Overland Park, Kansas

Stated Meeting – 6 November 2014

Stated Meeting Trestle Board for this event is listed below:

  • WM – WB Jose M. Marrero, Sr.
  • SW – Bro Jerry Osborne
  • JW – Bro Ross Perkins
  • Secretary- Bro Barry Rimmey
  • Treasurer – RWB Mike Tavares, PM
  • SD – Bro James Dahl
  • JD – Bro Dan Brown
  • SS – Bro Adam Shafer
  • JS – Bro. David Pretz
  • Chaplain – Bro Steve Kempf
  • Tyler – WB Ron Pfeiffer, PM
  • Marshal – Bro Joseph Rios
  • Almoner – WB Richard Nieman, PM

Agenda 

  • 6:00 PM – Refreshments
  • 7:00 PM – Open in the First Degree of Masonry
  • Consent Agenda discussion/approval (Items posted on the bulletin board for review)
    • Minutes approval (Posted by Signing-Book)
    • Bills and Communications
  • First time visitors
  • Treasurer’s Report
  • Receipt of Petitions/Vote/Appoint Investigating Committees
  • Report on Investigating Committees/Vote/Set tentative Degree date :
    • Andrew Taylor
    • Kameron Bowden
  • Reports of Standing Committees
    • Finance Committee (Bro Ross Perkins, Jerry Osborne)
    • Charity Committee (WM Jose M. Marrero)
  • Report on Special Committees
    • Boughton Memorial Hall Committee (RWB Herb Merrick, PM)
      • Roof repairs
  • Old Business:
    • Commemorative Coin Project(WM Marrero, left 48 to reach goal of 350, 198 to sell out)
    • 5th Thursday status Report, 24 participants(JW)
    • Veteran’s Day Parade, 11 November, Marching and Float see their site  for more information
    • Leadership Academy, 1 November 2014, 8 in attendance, 5 officers
    • Area 1 District Meeting by ADGM 15 November 2014, Hiawatha Lodge # 35, 600 Utah St., Hiawatha, KS,  1:00-4:00pm
    • Area 1, District 2 Meeting hosted by Hancock Lodge on 17 January 2015, 9:00am-4:00pm (approx.) Instructor will be RWB Vernon Clark.
    • Friends of Army Museum tour of Haunted Homes (800+ visitors, $10,000.00 generated)
    • Lodge cleanup day 18 October, 5 participated
  • New Business:
  • Good of the Order
  • Sickness and Distress:
    • Updates on  WB Bill McAfee, WB Frank Glover, Bro Gene Middleton
  • Remarks by First Time Visitors
  • Almoners Box: available for donations at the end of the meeting
  • Refreshments: Junior Warden
  • Wages: Senior Warden
  • Close in form on the First Degree

09/20/2014 – All You Can Eat Pancake Fundraiser

Hancock Lodge No. 311 will host an All You Can Eat Pancake Fundraiser on Saturday 20 September 2014 from 7:00 am to 10:30 am. Come one come all to enjoy great pancakes prepared by our brethren. View our flyer for more information. Tickets will be available and sold at the door. All proceeds and donations are used to continue supporting Hancock Lodge’s charities and philanthropies. All Masons, their families, and friends are invited to attend.

If you have any questions please contact WM Jose Marrero via email.

Thanks again for all your support and for all that you do for Freemasonry and the community and enjoy the food and fellowship.

Jose M. Marrero
Worshipful Master
Hancock Lodge no.311

09/18/2014 – Stated Meeting and EA Degree

Brethren,

Hancock Lodge No. 311 will conduct our stated meeting on Thursday, 18 September, 2014 at 7:00 pm. We will start a Special Communication at 6:00 pm to initiate two candidates, All Masons are invited to attend. We will open on the First Degree. Officers, please let me know if you are available or unavailable to perform the listed roles by return email or telephone at 915-307-0644, office at 913-684-8208.

The Trestle Board for this event is listed below:

  • WM – WB Jose M. Marrero
  • SW – Bro Jerry Osborne
  • JW – Bro Ross Perkins
  • Secretary- Bro Barry Rimmey
  • Treasurer – RWB Mike Tavares, PM
  • SD – Bro James Dahl
  • JD – Bro Dan Brown
  • SS -Bro Adam Shafer
  • JS – Bro David Pretz
  • Chaplain – Bro Steve Kempf
  • Tyler – WB Ron Pfeiffer, PM
  • Marshal – Bro Joseph Rios
  • Almoner – WB Richard Nieman, PM
  • Questions – Bro James Dahl
  • Answers – Bro Dan Brown
  • Charge – Bro Jerry Osborne
  • 2nd and 3rd Lectures – Tyler

Agenda

  • 6:00 PM – Open in form on the 1st Degree of Masonry
  • 6:05 PM – Ascertain work/Confer Entered Apprentice Degree
  • 7:00 PM – Open stated Meeting and continue EA degree as necessary
  • Consent Agenda discussion/approval (Items posted on the bulletin board for review)
    • Minutes approval (Posted by Signing-Book)
    • Bills and Communications
  • First time visitors
  • Treasurer’s Report
  • Receipt of Petitions/Vote/Appoint Investigating Committees
  • Report on Investigating Committees/Vote/Set tentative Degree date
  • Reports of Standing Committees
    • Masonic Education Committee (RWB Herb Merrick, PM)
    • Finance Committee (Bro Ross Perkins)
    • Charity Committee (WM Jose M. Marrero)
    • Public Schools Committee (Bro Steve Kempf)
    • Fund Raising Committee (WB Vic Henke, PM)
    • Masonic Foundation Committee (RWB Mike Tavares, PM)
  • Report on Special Committees
    • Membership Committee (WB Ron Pfeiffer, PM)
    • Proficiency Card Committee (WB John Crary, PM)
    • Lodge Membership Conservation and Calling Committee (WB Richard Nieman, PM)
    • Fraternal Relations (WB Tom Dials, PM)
    • Publicity Committee (Bro Dick Wright)
    • Masonic Home Committee
    • Boughton Memorial Hall Committee (RWB Herb Merrick, PM)
    • By Laws Review Committee (RWB Herb Merrick)
  • Old Business
    • Commemorative Coin Project(WM Marrero, left 227)
    • KMF Auction, Aug 15- Sept 15 2014, All items donated by our Lodge were sold ($275.00)
    • Pancake Breakfast 20 September 2014 0700-1030
    • 5th Thursday status, location (JW)
    • Veteran’s Day Parade, 11 November, Marching and Float
  • New Business
    • Leadership Academy, 1 November 2014, Topeka 9:00am-4:30 pm, guest speaker, Cliff Porter
    • Area 1 District Meeting by ADGM 15 November 2014, more to follow
    • Area 1, District 2 Meeting hosted by Hancock Lodge on 17 January 2015, 9:00am-4:00pm (approx.) Instructor will be RWB Vernon Clark.
  • Good of the Order
  • Sickness and Distress
  • Remarks by First Time Visitors
  • Almoners Box: available for donations at the end of the meeting
  • Refreshments: Junior Warden
  • Wages: Senior Warden
  • Close in form on the First Degree

Thanks again for all your support and for all that you do for Freemasonry and the community.

Fraternally,

Jose M. Marrero
Worshipful Master
Hancock Lodge no.311