May 2015


Grand Rapids 34 put on a MM degree yesterday April 22, 2015. It was done by the brothers of the lodge only captained by WB Dirk Hughes. It has been a long time since GR34 has done our own Master Mason degree. I’m excited about the amount of talent and leadership we have in this lodge and know that GR34 will be in good hands for years to come. I want to again congratulate Brothers Donny Thornton, Ricky Smith and Brian Chivis on being raised to the Sublime Degree of Master Mason and look forward to their continued growth as men and Masons and their participation in the building of our lodge.

I want to give an update of things to come for the month of May. It will be a busy month but again great for our lodge and hope to see many of you at some if not all of our upcoming degrees and events.

Saturday, May 2, 2015 Masons at the Derby. Grand Raggidy Roller Girls and tailgaiting. Tailgating begins at 4PM and doors open at 5PM. Tickets are $12 in Advance and $15 at the door. Contacted Brother Dale Barry moc.liamgnull@3891yrrabd if you’re interested.

Wednesday, May 6, 2015 EA degree three candidates will be receiving light in Masonry dinner at 6:30PM, degree to begin at 7:30 PM

Saturday, May 9, 2015 MM degree 4 brothers will be raised to the Sublime Degree of a Master Mason. Breakfast at 8:30AM open at 9:00AM lunch following degree.

Wednesday, May 13, 2015 Regular Communication. Dinner at 6:30PM, Communication 7:30PM

Saturday, May 16, 2015 Schubert Male Chorus Spring Concert (WB Tom Cardwell is a performer in the group) Tickets are $18. WB Tom has offered a deal of 1 ticket for $18 or 2 for $30 for a limited time. Contact WB Cardwell ten.tsacmocnull@llewdracwt if you’re interested.

May 18-19, 2015 Grand Lodge Communication, Traverse City, MI at the Grand Traverse Resort.

Wednesday, May, 27, 2015 EA degree two more candidates to receive light in Masonry dinner 6:30PM, degree 7:30PM

Saturday, May 30, 2015 Family Day 3-8PM, movies, games, visit the library, and snacks/drinks to be provided by the lodge.

As I said brothers a busy but fruitful month in Grand Rapids 34 and this is just May. It’s a great day to be a man and a Mason, especially a Mason in Grand Rapids Lodge 34. If you haven’t been in lodge for a while please come on down and join us again. If that means sitting on the sidelines for a regular or a degree. Jumping in to be an assistant Senior Deacon for the first section of the MM degree or a Fellowcraft working in the temple. I’d love to see you in the Temple again my brothers as well as coming out to participate in one of the lodge activities taking place next month.

Stay Well My Brothers,

Jacques Green, Worshipful Master

Grand Rapids 34

If you have knowledge, let others light their candles at it. -Thomas Fuller