Sunday, December 19, 2010

2011 Installation of Officers

Officers for all 4 lodges that meet at the N.E.W. Masonic Center were installed Friday night December 17th. The installing officials were Right Worshipful Senior Grand Warden Dennis V. Siewert, Past Grand Master Jim Byrnes and Past Master Larry Zochert. Refreshment and fellowship followed the ceremony.

Officers installed for Washington Lodge #21 are pictured from left to right bottom row, John Jahnke (Tiler), John Van Lanen (Senior Steward), Charles Clarage P.M. (Secretary), Nicholas Brosig (Chaplain), top row, Larry Zochert P.M. (Treasurer), Jeffrey Hinze (Junior Deacon), Joseph Chilcote (Senior Warden), Mark Ellis (Worshipful Master), Jeffrey Lancelle (Junior Warden), Jacob Lancelle (Senior Deacon) and Chad Kurowski (Junior Steward). Not pictured Dan Lyons P.M. (Counselor) and Michael Scalf P.M. (Trustee).

Friday, December 17, 2010

Mike Scalf now Past Master

Last night was Mike Scalf's last stated meeting as Worshipful Master of Washington Lodge #21. Congratulate him when you see him. He lead his officers and served the lodge well. He performed the ritual work with precision. The bar is set high for those who will follow him in the east for some time to come. Well done Mike Scalf P.M.!

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Advancement Night 2010

Advancement night took place tonight. This is the meeting where all the newly elected and appointed officers take their new chairs and hold lodge. Everybody did a great job. Next meeting will be soon to be Past Master Mike Scalf's last meeting in the east. Come out and see brother Scalf off.

The following night will be Installation Night which is one of the few public ceremonies that we as Masons hold. Hope to see you there.

I appreciated the gavel in the east tonight Mike.

Monday, November 22, 2010

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Meeting 11/19/2010

A good regular business meeting was held tonight by W.M Mike Scalf.

We were honored with the attendance of the Right Worshipful Senior Grand Warden Dennis Siewert. We also were visited by Area Administrator Jay Herbst.

In other news our officer line for 2011 has come together with some further announcements.

Mark Ellis - Worshipful Master
Joseph Chilcote - Senior Warden
Jeffrey Lancelle - Junior Warden
Larry Zochert P.M. - Treasurer
Charles Clarage P.M. - Secretary

Nicholas Brosig - Chaplain
Dan Lyons P.M. - Councelor
John Jahnke - Tiler
Jake Lancelle - Senior Deacon
Jeffrey Hinze - Junior Deacon
John Van Lanen - Senior Steward

Next meeting: December 2nd - Advancement Night. Officers need to be prepared to open and close lodge in their new chairs.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Masonic Podcast

My favorite masonic podcast is from Eric Diamond of
I'm planning to try out playing a 30+ minute podcast at one of the next meetings as masonic education.

If you get a chance listen to this podcast:
Xoriente - An Evening With Brother Hodapp

Author of Freemasonry for Dummies

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

2010 Degree Competition

This past summer Washington Lodge #21 entered into the state of Wisconsin F&AM annual degree competition that was resurrected under the leadership of Grand Master Craig S. Campbell. As I recall W.M. Mike Scalf introduced us as the oldest and largest lodge in the state. We then took our chairs and commenced to deliver what I call a game day performance. 1st place. Well done my brothers.

Monday, November 8, 2010

Election of Officers for the 2011 Masonic Year

At our regular stated meeting November 4th 2010, elections took place for lodge officers for the coming year 2011. I'm pleased to announce the following list of elected officers:

Mark Ellis - Worshipful Master
Joseph Chilcote - Senior Warden
Jeffrey Lancelle - Junior Warden
Larry Zochert P.M. - Treasurer
Charles Clarage P.M. - Secretary

The following appointments have been made, further appointments to be announced soon:

Jake Lancelle - Senior Deacon
Nicholas Brosig - Chaplain

Look for a new and exciting year to come and thanks Worshipful Master Michael Scalf for leading the lodge this past year and setting the bar high.