Brothers, Keep watch for an update on whether we’ll have a meeting on the 15th since most members will be in Topeka for the Annual Communication.
I am moving the short-notice Special Communication from Thursday February 22, 2018 to Tuesday, March 6, 2018 due to weather on 2/22. The March 6th special will begin at 1800 hours for the purpose of conferring the Master Masons degree on two of our Fellow Crafts who are in waiting.
All Hancock Lodge officers are requested to attend. All members and non-Hancock Scottish Rite members are invited to attend and help put on the degree, even if just as side-liners.
Officers are requested to send regrets as soon as possible so I can make fills. Otherwise, I’ll look for you there. Fraternally, W:. Jerry Osborne.
W:. Bro. Jerry Osborne opened a Table Lodge of Affection on Thursday evening, February 1, 2018 in the main dining hall of Boughton Memorial Hall and welcomed a full room of brothers, ladies and guests. Toasts to the ladies were offered throughout the night including one to the First Lady of Kansas Masons, Mrs. Nikki Presley (See video) and one to his own lady, Teresa, first lady of Hancock Lodge #311.
Service awards were presented on behalf of M:. W:. Bro. Cole Presley, Grand Master, to Brothers Ross Perkins, Fred Hope, and Jerry Collins. three legends in our Masonic Hall, and Anthony Rolfe, our current Junior Warden. They received their emblems and certificates for 65, 60, 50 and 25 years, respectively.
The meal was a delicious choice of brisket or chicken provided by one of our favorite local caterers and the meal was served by the young ladies and chaperone from Bethel #28 of Job’s Daughters. It was a fabulous evening for all who attended. Besides the two first ladies already mentioned, toasts were given to the First Lady of the United States, and the Mothers, Daughters, and Widows of our Masonic Family.
Remarks heard around the table included, “It has been way too long since we last had a Table Lodge with the ladies at Hancock.” “This was an event not to be missed.” “Food was very delicious.” “A well-planned, well-executed event.” “I hope we do something like this again in the near future.” “We are a family and this was an excellent family event.” “The roses for the ladies was a very nice touch.”
So, hats off to Bros. Jerry Osborne, WM, Mike Kwiatkowski, SW, Anthony Rolfe, JW, and the other officers and ladies who did yeoman’s work to plan the event, conduct the registration, prepare the dining room, make all the arrangements, and conduct such a wonderful Table Lodge of Affection.
Brothers Jerry Collins, Fred Hope, and Ross Perkins. All three are legends in our Masonic Hall. Join us on Thursday evening, February 1, 2018 for a very special night to award these brothers with their 50, 60, and 65 year service emblems, respectively.
The evening will be an open Table Lodge of Affection with toasts to the ladies. Masons, their ladies, families and guests are welcome to attend but registration is required (below) so we have the right number of meals available. You must be registered by end of day Monday, January 29, 2018 to enjoy this fun evening.
Because dinner is the main event, your arrival by 6:15 pm is requested. Masons are requested to wear their ties and jackets but aprons are not required. This event is being held at Boughton Memorial Hall (Lodge) on Fort Leavenworth.
The following registrations have been received as of 1800 Hours, Monday, January 29th: Brune, Clements, Collins#, Dahl, Dials, Hassell, Hope#, Kittrell*, Larson, Marrero, Merrick, Nieman, Penman*, Perkins#, Pheral, Reichert*, Riggleman, Rimmey, Rolfe, Shopfner, Weilemann, White.
[* PayPal payment received. # Honorees]
Dinner is $15 per person. Cash or check will be collected at the door. Credit card or PayPal pay-ahead option is available below (after you register).
Brothers. The weather outside may be frightful, but you’ll be warmed with the fraternal glow of good fellowship and friendly banter during and immediately after our Thursday, January 18, 2018 Stated Meeting. The fun starts at 1900 hours (7:00 pm for civilians and sky jockeys).
Please check for the Consent Agenda, peruse the Trestle Board and the Minutes of the previously Stated Meeting prior to attending. If you can’t remember the password, contact our secretary or the original Grand Architect at the building of King Solomon’s Temple.
Grand Lodge officers and their ladies will be present to perform the traditional ceremony that transfer the leadership of the lodge to the new slate of officers. The evening starts with a pasta dinner at 1800 hours on Thursday, December 21, 2017 in the dining room. Masons attending will need to tender $10 to the secretary. Guests of those Masons will eat for free. Our dining room tables have been nicely decorated for the occasion and the season.
Lodge will be opened on the Entered Apprentice degree at some point after 1830 hours. The open (public) ceremony will begin in the Lodge Room at 1900 hours. Installing officers will be in tux as will the incoming Master. All others are asked to dress appropriately for the occasion.
If you are interested in Masonry or our Masonic Lodge, you are welcome to join us for the open ceremony of installation. The tradition you will witness has been basically unchanged in its format since George Washington presided over his lodge in Fredericksburg, Virginia.
Greetings, brother, from your Worshipful Master and the officers of Hancock Lodge #311.
Third Degree to be Exemplified
Officers (elected and appointed) are requested and all other local Masons are invited to assist in the raising of a brother to the Sublime Degree of a Master Mason on Thursday, November 16, 2017. The gavel falls at 1800 hours (6 pm). W:. Bro. Jerry Osborne will be in the East. Jerry says, “Your attendance is greatly appreciated even as an interested sideliner. Start time for this event is 6pm or 1800 for you military personnel.”Hancock Lodge web site for any updates prior to the meeting.
Boughton Hall Association to Meet
The annual meeting of the Boughton Memorial Hall Association is required by bylaw to take place in November of each year. If you are a member of a tenant organization, i.e. Hancock Lodge and Armed Forces Scottish Rite, you are a member of the Association.
This year, the annual meeting will take place immediately following the Hancock Lodge stated meeting on Thursday, November, 16, 2017 in Boughton Hall. The Association will elect officers and receive reports.
Point of Contact R:.W:. Herb Merrick.
“Best Masonic Experience All Year”
This quote above is consistently the feeling of brothers who regularly attend the Leadership Academy. Brother from all over Kansas and beyond assemble for a day of excellent information, instruction, and resource gathering. Thus armed, they take the great ideas back to their lodges. In turn, great lodge programs and shared ideas liven up lodge meetings and get more attendance.
Leadership Academy will be held on Saturday, November 4th at the Capital Plaza Hotel, 1717 SW Topeka Blvd, Topeka. Registration is required. For more information and to register, click the REGISTER link below.
The District School of Instruction is on October 14th beginning at 0900 Hours at Easton Lodge in Easton. It is vitally important that all elected and appointed officers attend. ALL Master Masons are welcome and encouraged. District School is the place to learn the ritual and about the ritual from the experts. Easton Lodge #15 is located at 3rd and Riley St. in downtown Easton. If you see the Post Office, the lodge is in the same building.
Your Worshipful Master also hopes to see you at the second stated meeting in October on 19OCT17 at 1900 hours.