Enjoy Summer

Brothers, The summer heat and a lodge room without air conditioning reduces the likelihood of lodge events during July and August.  We have an ‘alternate’ lodge in the cool of the lower level of Boughton Memorial Hall, so check back often to see if there any pop-up events.  Otherwise, enjoy your summer.  The next official Stated Meeting is on Thursday, September 7th.

Congratulations to Brother Matt Penman who was raised to the Sublime Degree of a Master Mason at a Special Communication on Thursday, July 13, 2017.

Master Masons’s Degree – Thursday, July 13, 2017

Officers (elected and appointed) are requested and all other local Masons are invited to assist in the raising of Brother Penman to the Sublime Degree of a Master Mason on Thursday, July 13, 2017.  The gavel falls at 1800 hours (6 pm).  Dress is business casual (no jeans).  W:. Bro. Jerry Osborne will be in the East.

The lodge is normally ‘dark’ during summer months due to heat, but this degree will likely be held in the cool basement using the back-up lodge facility.  Business casual (Shirts with collars.  No jeans, please.) will be quite comfortable apparel.

For further information, contact W:. Bro. James Dahl.  He can be reached via our contact page.

June 29th – 5th Thursday Pot Luck

Boughton Memorial Hall.  Our JW, Mike K., is trying something new – a Pot Luck meal rather than a restaurant meal for our 5th Thursday get-together.  The meal will take place in our air-conditioned dining room on the main floor of Boughton Memorial Hall on Thursday, June 29th beginning at 6 pm.  The lodge will provide …  Please plan to bring a dish and, so we don’t end up with 10 bags of rolls, let us know what dish you plan to bring via the Registration Form below.  Bro. Mike will let you know if that dish is already in abundance.

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Stated Communication – Thursday, April 6th

Don’t forget the Stated Communication this tonight, April 6th starting at 7 pm.  Job’s Daughters will provide a splendid meal, serving at 6 pm; RW Steve Humes our DDGM is conducting his spring visit to our lodge; and we will have several items to communicate as a result of the Grand Lodge Annual Communication.  See you there.

Masonic Funeral for Bro. Billy McAfee – Friday March 24

His column was broken and his brethren mourn.

Hancock Lodge mourns the loss of another legacy.

Brother Billy J. McAfee (88), LTC, Ret., Past Master of Hancock Lodge in 1992, passed away on March 14, 2017.  Brother Billy was also Past Potentate of Abdallah Shriners, Past President of Fort Leavenworth Chapter No. 154, National Sojourners, and Past Camp Commander, Old Frontier Camp, Heroes of ’76®.  He was a retired military veteran with service in several conflicts dating back to WW II.

A Masonic Funeral is scheduled for 6 PM, Friday, March 24, 2017 at the First United Methodist Church, 422 Chestnut Street, Leavenworth.  A complete obituary can be seen on the Davis Funeral Home web site.  Brothers, please be at the church by 5:45 pm for line-up.  Visitation is 5-7 with the Masonic Service at 6 pm.  Memorial Service starts at 7 pm.  Read about his inurnment in the obituary.

Ill. Bro. Billy J. McAfee, 33º I.G.H. Heroes of ’76®

Brother Billy was a quiet but omnipresent brother at every Masonic event when health did not deter his attendance.  He was a mentor to many and part of a band of brothers of an earlier era that set the course for the close-knit family we have now.  He performed every leadership role for every organization he joined but in later years was happy to be a much-needed side-liner, coach, and mentor.  He and Maryann are avid supporters of Sojourners and he will be sorely missed by his fellow Heroes.  He exemplified the fervent wish of every Sojourner that, “Once a Hero – always a Hero.”  He loved Masonry and his brother Masons.

5th Thursday (March, 30th 2017)



The vote is in!  Luigi’s Italian Cuisine in the site for our 5th Thursday Dinner on March 30th, 2017.  We will gather at 6pm and enjoy some much needed refreshment.  Luigi’s is located at 418 Cherokee Street in downtown Leavenworth, KS.

Masonic Shop – Where to Get Your Stuff

Brothers, your Secretary only stocks only those supplies needed to operate the lodge.  If you’re looking for Masonic gear, books, regalia, rings, etc., please shop on the web site of our preferred provider, Macoy’s.

When you use this link, it will take you to the Kansas area of the shop for better deals.

Kansas Entrepreneurship Challenge

Attention Leavenworth Area High School Students – $10,000 Available

For Basehor-Linwood – Immaculata – Lansing – Leavenworth – Pleasant Ridge – Tonganoxie High School Students

Put yourself on the entrepreneur map.
If you’re an innovator, inventor, or part of a team that has developed an independent student-run venture in the concept stage or seed stage, this is for you. Concepts must be the original work of the students who comprise the team.

To enter, you must be sponsored by a Kansas-based Masonic Lodge.  We’d be glad to sponsor you.  See ksechallenge.com  then contact us via the form below.  We’ll schedule a time to meet and then go from there.

Dates for High School Division
Intent to compete -March 1, 2017  (Mandatory)
Video submission – March 13, 2017
Announcement of Finalists – March 27, 2017
Executive Summary & Presentation Slides – April 7, 2017

The form below is optional, but it is how you can expedite getting Hancock Lodge in your corner.

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Team Name or Concept Name
Telephone Number
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High School

Team members and any additional infomation you want to provide

Friday Masonic Funeral for Bro. Joe Madenjian

Bro. Joe Madenjian

Brothers.  It is with great sadness we announce the passing of Brother Joe Madenjian, a long-time member of our lodge.  After losing his beloved wife, Ann, in 2009, Joe moved out of the area to be near his sons.  He was sorely missed by his Hancock brothers who regarded Joe and the nicest guy you’d ever want to meet.  Prior to his departure, Joe was ever present at our meetings, especially our Sojourner meetings where he brought a dose of humor that was perfectly dispensed and served as a remedy to what ever ailed you.

The Masonic Funeral will be 1000 hours at the Belden-Larkin Funeral Home, 707 South 6th Street, Leavenworth.  Please bring your apron, if you have one, and plan to arrive by 0945 hours for line-up.  Visitation begins at 0900 hours.  The church funeral service is scheduled for 1100 hours at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 209 North 7th Street.  Burial will be at Leavenworth National Cemetery with military honors.  The family suggests contributions in lieu of flowers.  A memorial contribution to the Kansas Masonic Foundation in Joe’s name would be a fitting tribute.

“Advance Night” March 2, 2017

Brothers,  The first (and only)  stated in March will be on the 2nd starting with a delicious repast provided by our local Job’s Daughters of Bethel #28.  The stated meeting will be our last prior to the Annual Communication of the Grand Lodge of Kansas.  Maximum attendance is requested since we’ll both preparing for the trip to Topeka and completing as much March business as possible.  Here’s the schedule:

  • 1800 Hours – Dinner provided by Job’s Daughters (freewill donation requested since Job’s Daughters is doing this as both a courtesy and as a fundraiser
  • 1900 Hours – Stated Communication.  This is “Advance Night” meaning officers will rotate to the next higher position while the WM takes the Tyler’s station.  While this move gives the officers a preview of what they need to prepare for, it also is often proves interesting if not quite entertaining.

Masonic Education: TBA

  • 17-18 March 17Annual Communication of the Grand Lodge of Kansas.  Topeka.  All Master Masons are encouraged to attend.   Past Masters and three principle officers of the lodge are all voting members and should attend.  Hancock Lodge is assisting with the floor furniture for Grand Lodge again this year.  Your help would be greatly appreciated.

Please ensure you pre-read the Minutes and Consent Agenda prior to arrival.  Guests are requested to arrive at least 15 minutes prior to the meeting time for the customary examination.