Sunday, October 26, 2008

What a Masonic Weekend...

This weekend was completly filled with Masonic events. Some of them were enjoyable and some were absolutely gut wrenching.

Friday night was spent at the Executive Council meeting of the Grand Guardian Council of Minnesota Job's Daughters. On Friday there were several decisions made that will help move this body into the future. Saturday was a hectic day starting in Minneapolis at JD You. JD You is a day spent with the Daughters of Minnesota providing leadership training for girls from all across the state. It truly is with honor that I serve the Daughters of Minnesota as their Associate Grand Guardian.

After leaving the Daughters it was down I-35 to Faribault for their annual awards. It was great to spend a little time listening and talking to the Brothers and Sisters of Faribault. I can see it on their faces and hear it in their voices... They are not going to let their Lodge die without a fight. I look forward to helping them rebuild.

From Faribault it was even further down I-35 to Albert Lea where the Brothers were celebrating 150 years of Masonic Light. Western Star Lodge #26 is the oldest organization in Freeborn county. During the night there were awards given and speechs presented including the keynote from MW Grand Master Thomas C. Jackson.

Sunday morning found me in Bloomington for the Pancake Throw Down, which was won by Lake Harriet Lodge #277. This afternoon was spent with about 100 other Masons paying WB Dan Croswell his final Masonic Wages. WB Dan was a Past Master of Anoka Lodge #30 and it was evident by the turnout that he had touch many lives in his 10 years as a Mason. It was a great sight to see that many Masons gather together we just wish it could have been under better circumstances. It was with these words that WB Dan finished his last article as Master in the Anoka Lodge "Star and Compass".

“What we call the beginning is often the end. And to make an end is to
make a beginning. The end is where we start from...”


  1. Brother McNeely,
    What an excellent idea - A Masonic Blog for Southeast Minnesota! We all know communication is the key to Masonic Education and Lodge Development, kudos to you for bringing us into the 21st century!

    John Pavek, PM, Rochester Lodge #21

  2. Wow, sounds like you are putting up the miles. Thank goodness gas prices are beginning to drop.