Muskegon’s Annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade

3524_934929973209476_3099709247658892423_nThis Saturday, the 12th of March, is the annual Muskegon St. Patrick’s Day Parade. This has become a great Muskegon tradition thanks to the hard work of our friends over at the Jaycees of Muskegon. The parade will be this Saturday and kicks off at 11 AM running from 4th St. to Jefferson St. along Clay Ave. This year the Muskegon Masons will be marching in the parade so come out and say hello!

The parade serves two purposes: One, to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day and to provide community fellowship. The second is to help fill the shelves of a local food pantry. As tradition if you are going to attend the parade you are asked to bring non-perishable food to donate. All food items donated will go to Loaves and Fishes.

If you want more information about the parade check out the Jaycees of Muskegon website or their event page on Facebook.

We hope to see you there!

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2016 Muskegon Shrine Circus

10991371_853815247993090_8498270919514722139_nIt is that time of the year again! The Muskegon Shrine Club of Saladin Shriners will be hosting the annual Shrine Circus at the LC Walker Arena on the first weekend of March. General admission seats are just $10.25 the day of the event! You can also purchase tickets in advance for $9.25 at the LC Walker Box Office, via StarTickets.com, or call (231) 726-2400. Children ages two and under do not require a ticket!

Showtimes
Friday, March 4 – 10:30 AM and 7 PM
Saturday, March 5 – 10 AM, 3 PM, and 7 PM

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Walk For a Warrior Charitable Event (November 20th)

WWPIn honor of our veterans past and present, Muskegon Lodge No. 140 of Free and Accepted Masons, invite you to “Walk Like a Warrior”, with us.

When a Marine, Soldier, Airman, Sailor or Coast Guardsmen are in training, they all are required to accomplish the physical rigors that they may be called on to perform in the extreme.

We are asking you to come join us, to march or walk 5K for these men and women, who “walk” among us now, bearing a sample of weight that they have carried for us by becoming veterans. We intend to show our appreciation through a simple act of walking with our veterans.

3 laps around Veteran’s Memorial Park Causeway is the equivalent of a 5K.

Here is what we ask of you:
1. Bring a $10 donation for the wounded warrior’s project. http://www.woundedwarriorproject.org/
2. Bring a backpack loaded with weight equivalent to 10, 15, or 25 pounds.
3. Water bottle to hydrate.
4. Dress for the weather, and your style of march or walk.
5. The heart and dedication to Walk Like a Warrior.

You can keep up with information about this event by joining our event page on Facebook. If you cannot make it but still want to make a difference donate via our website’s donation page (select “Walk For a Warrior” as the Designated Fund). We will be matching dollar for dollar the donations made during this event up to $1,500. This is a great way to double the benefit of your donation.

Want to learn more about what the Wounded Warrior Project is all about? Watch this video and take a moment to browse the Wounded Warrior Project’s website.

Lodge Open House – Public Welcome

scmiglOn Saturday, October 17th we will be opening the doors of the Masonic Lodge in Montague, MI to the public. Any member of the community is welcome to come visit between 11 AM to 3 PM. If you have ever had an interest in Freemasonry this is a great opportunity for you to come meet us and find out what it is all about. At the open house you will get to meet representatives not only from the two area lodges, Montague-Whitehall No. 198 and Muskegon No. 140, but also the various concordant and appendant bodies. Those other bodies will include, but may not be limited to: Muskegon Chapter 47 Royal Arch Masons, Muskegon Council 54 Royal and Select Masons, Muskegon Commandery 22 Knights Templar, and Genesis Chapter 88 Order of the Eastern Star. Light refreshments will be provided to visitors. We also will be providing information and giving the public a look into our lodge room. The Montague-Whitehall Lodge is located in Montague, MI. See below for the address and a map. If you have any questions feel free to reach out to us via our Facebook page or via the contact form on this website.

We hope to see you on the 17th of October! All family and friends are welcome to attend!

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5425 Dowling Street
Montague, MI 49437
October 17th, 2015
11 AM – 3 PM

Grand Rapids Masonic Temple Centennial Celebration

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On July 18th the Grand Rapids Masonic Center will be celebrating their 100th anniversary.

Free commemorative aprons available to first 300 Masons. Luncheon ($10.00) and refreshments available. Limited number of commemorative coins and programs available for purchase. Parade length one half mile. Free parking available for Masons at Masonic Center and nearby designated parking lots.

Celebration Activities
10:00 AM — Grand Masonic Parade
11:00 AM — Time Capsule Placement
12:00 PM — Luncheon and Building Tours

Parade begins at the corner of Ionia Avenue and Louis Street. CWD Building, 50 Louis Street, Grand Rapids, MI. (Original Masonic Temple Building) and ends at the current Masonic Center. It is suggested that you arrive at least an hour early (9 AM) to get good parking.

Fundraiser – Mobile Freedom For Makenzie

3571898_fb_1425503043.066_fundsOn Saturday, May 16th, at 2:00 PM to 8:00 PM there will be a fundraiser to help raise money to help convert a van for wheelchair access for Makenzie. This fundraiser is not being hosted by the Muskegon Masons but because of Makenzie’s family’s close connection to Freemasonry here in Muskegon we feel it is important to support this effort.

Makenzie is the granddaughter of the late Brother George H. Shoup. As well as having a family connection to Freemasonry, Makenzie is also a member of Job’s Daughters.

The benefit will be held at the Muskegon Heights Eagles. The event will include a taco buffet, karaoke, a 50/50 Drawing, silent auction, and face painting. The cost for the taco bar is $8 for adults, and $5 for kids. If you cannot attend you can also show your support by donating to the Go Fund Me campaign.

For more information you can join the Facebook event page. You can also call Kelly Aney at (231) 327-9224.

What is a rear entry handicap conversion? Watch this video for some more information.

Venue Address – 465 W Broadway, Muskegon Heights, MI 49444
Event Time – 2:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Facebook Event Page – https://www.facebook.com/events/763440627087948/
Go Fund Me Page – http://www.gofundme.com/nv5i14
Jobs Daughters – http://www.michiganiojd.org/

Shriner Circus 2015

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Come help raise funds for the Shrine Childrens Hospitals! The annual circus is upon us here in Muskegon. Tickets are just $10.25 and profits go to help provide free healthcare for children suffering from severe burns, bone issues, and much more. It will be located at the LC Walker Arena.

March 6th
– 10:30 am, 7:00 pm

March 7th
– 10:00 am, 3:00 pm, 7:00 pm

Downtown Muskegon at the LC Walker Arena

Tickets will be $10.25

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Passing of Brother Jack H. Kline

It is with a heavy heart that we must inform you of the passing of Brother Jack H. Kline. Our thoughts and prayers go out to his family. He was a great man and will be missed.

Kline, Jack H. 11/8/1924 – 12/11/2014

Jack H. Kline, age 90 of Muskegon, passed away on Thursday, December 11, 2014 at Hackley Hospital in Muskegon. He was born on November 8, 1924 in Muskegon to his parents, Leslie and Ellen Kline. Jack worked as an Electrician at CWC for over 30 years and was also a proud veteran of the United States Army during WWII. He was a past master of the Masonic Lodge and a past patron of the Eastern Star. Jack was a member and served as an usher at Central United Methodist Church in Muskegon and also volunteered many hours at Hackley Hospital. Jack will be remembered by his family as a wonderful artist, who loved to paint, draw cartoon characters, and wood working.

He was preceded in death by his parents and his siblings. Jack is survived by his wife of 66 years, Barbara; his children, Joanne and John Charencky, and Judy (Butch) Romans; his grandchildren, Buffy (Tony) Slater, John (Dana) Charencky, Stacey Bramer, and Anne Ryzanca; his great grandchildren, Ashley, Laura, Jakob, and Alec; his great great grandchild, Conner; and many nieces, nephews, and friends.

A memorial service will be held on Monday, December 15, 2014 at 1pm at Central United Methodist Church, 1011 2nd Street in Muskegon. Officiating will be Reverend Mark Miller. Visitation will be held an hour prior to the service, beginning at 12pm.

See more at: http://obits.mlive.com/obituaries/muskegon/obituary.aspx?n=jack-h-kline&pid=173451362&

2015 Officer Installation – Reminder

On Saturday, December 13th, we will be holding our annual open installation of officers. The ceremony will start at 1:00 PM and afterwards refreshments will be provided. This is a public event so feel free to bring family and friends. We hope to see you there!

Montague-Whitehall Temple
5425 Dowling St
Montague, MI 49437-9333

 

The following are the officers elect of 2015

Worshipful Master: Cameron Taylor
Sr. Warden: WB Scott Stewart
Jr. Warden: WB Doug Thorstenson
Sr. Decon: Jessie Romine
Jr. Decon: Michael Wyant
Tiler: WB Ron Linstrom
Treasurer: WB Thomas Schultz KYCH
Secretary: WB Daniel Stewart KYCH
Marshal: WB Tim Berndt

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“I sought my soul,
But my soul I could not see.
I sought my God,
But my God eluded me.
I sought my brother,
And found all three.”

~ Unknown