Please read the following announcement from the Grand Master regarding the selection of Right Worshipful Brother H. Keith Neese as the new Grand Treasurer.
Photo taken on May 4, by the official photographer of the Missouri House of Representatives, of the Grand Master with members of the 98th General Assembly who are Freemasons or members and Order of the Eastern Star, Prince Hall Affiliation. The picture was taken the dais of the Missouri House of Representatives. Unfortunately, a number of Mason-legislators were unable to be in the photograph due to ongoing meetings.
Pictured left to right (with District number in parentheses):
Front row (going bottom to top), GM Stewart, Rep. Nate Walker (3), Rep. Bonnaye Mims (27), Rep. Kevin Austin (136), Sen. David Pearce (21), WB and Sen. Dan Hegeman
Second row, Sen. Jamilah Nasheed (5), Sen. Jay Wasson (20), Rep. Caleb Jones (50)
Third row, Rep. Warren Love (125), Rep. Dave Muntzel (48)
Fourth row, Rep. Pat Conway (10), Rep. Lynn Morris (140), Rep. Bill Lant (159)
Top Row, Rep. Bryan Spencer (63), Rep. Joe Don McGaugh (39)
This is a reminder that the Grand Master’s Chance to Advance Class will be held on Saturday, May 7, 2016 at Cooper Lodge #36 in Boonville, Mo. Registration opens at 7:30 with light breakfast, program starts at 8:15. Lunch around 11:30; ends around 3:45.
All Master Masons–whether seasoned or new–are cordially invited to attend to witness our new educational program and experience some of the best ritual around.
If you are planning to attend yourself or have a candidate to bring from your lodge, please contact Cooper Lodge Secretary John Holtzclaw at (660) 882-9500 or firstname.lastname@example.org so we have head count for the food.
RWB Charles Palmer, DDGM 22nd District, will be the host DDGM. His email address is email@example.com should you need to contact him.
All candidates should bring the necessary paperwork from their respective lodge secretary and have a Master Mason from their lodge with them. Candidates need to arrive in time to register no later than 8:00 am.
FIRST COME, FIRST SERVED–SEATING IS LIMITED AND WE HOPE TO LIMIT THE CANDIDATE CLASS TO NO MORE THAN 25.
If you have a part to perform in the C2A, there will be a short rehearsal beginning Friday night at the Lodge from 7:00-9:00 pm. If you need a hotel room, please contact the Grand Lodge office ASAP at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (573) 474-8561.
Grand Master 2015-2016
ANNOUNCEMENT – NEW REGIONAL GRAND LECTURER – REGION A
I pleased to announce the appointment of Right Worshipful Brother Bob “Bobby” R. O’Dell as our new Regional Grand Lecturer for Region A. He replaces Right Worshipful Brother G. David Wheelock who recently was appointed as our new Grand Lecturer.
Right Worshipful Brother O’Dell previously served as Regional Grand Lecturer for several years. He was raised on February 12, 1977 in Friendship Lodge No. 89 in Chillicothe where he passed his third degree proficiency ten days later. He is a past Master of both Friendship Lodge No. 89 and Brookfield Lodge No. 86 and has been or is a multiple member in several other lodges in the north central area. Well known throughout all the lodges in Region A as an expert ritualist, he is perhaps best known as the host of the annual “Chiggerfest” outdoor degree conferrals on his farm.
Please join me in welcoming back Right Worshipful Brother O’Dell.