Did you miss the Child ID event in Muskegon?

We did our best to get the word out for the Child ID event in Muskegon a few days ago. However, you may have missed it. Don’t worry, the Child ID program is something we hold all over the state and beyond. If you did miss it don’t fret! There are several more events this year. In fact there are several still this month and into July.

For a full list, including location information, dates, and times follow the link below.

Michigan Masonic Child Identification Program Events

Kids Fun Day 2014 CHIP Event Pictures

We had a great turn out for this years CHIP event hosted by Baker College during Kids Fun Day. Here are a few pictures of the volunteers. Actions pictures are missing  simply because we had a great turn out! Our photographer (Roger Tharp) was busy working one of the computers during the rush.

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Paula & Gary Doig (member) making balloon figures
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Joeseph VanDerStelt, Mike Wyant, and Scott Stewart — The calm before the storm
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Mike Wyant
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Harry Selleck, Jessie Romaine, and Cam Taylor… Oh, and that leg behind the table belongs to Holly Stewart.
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Jessie Romaine, Mark Walters, and Cam Taylor

Masonic Child Identification Program (June 21st)

Masonic Child Identification Program
June 21st, 2014
Baker College Gymnasium

The annual Muskegon Masonic Child Identification Program, or CHIP, event will be held this month at the Muskegon Baker College Camps in the Gymnasium. The CHIP program is designed to provide parents with all the information they need to help law enforcement in the event that a child goes missing.

Parents can bring their kids between Noon and 4:00 PM. A kit is created that contains a fingerprint card, a physical description, a video of the child talking, dental imprints, and a DNA sample. No information is retained by the Masonic organization. Once the information is gathered it is packaged and handed off to the parent so in the event that the child goes missing the parents, and law enforcement, have a solid set of identification data to help in the search of the child.

For more information about the project see http://www.michiganchildid.org/about.cfm

This is all provided free of cost. In a perfect world every child lives a safe and protected life with no fear of getting lost or abducted, but even if we were in a perfect world it is important to be prepared. We hope to see you there!

Passing of Brother Eugene M. Christenson

Brethren,

It is with great sorrow that we pass along the following information.

CHRISTENSON, MR. EUGENE M. “Chris” (Husband of Dorothy “Dot”) Norton Shores Mr. Eugene M. “Chris” Christenson, age 96, passed away Monday, May 12, 2014 in Muskegon. He was born on March 29, 1918 to Terry and Adelia (Reynolds) Christenson, and resided in the area all of his life. He worked as a Master Electrician for VanderVere Electric in Muskegon for 40 years before retiring in 1982. Chris was a member and Past Master of the Lovell Moore Masonic Temple. He was a reader, and loved to play cards. Chris enjoyed traveling and spending winters in the south. He was a member of St. Mark Lutheran Church. Chris is survived by his wife, Dot; son, Terry Christenson; and granddaughters, Jennie (Reade) Alpaugh and Cynthia Christenson.

A Private Memorial Service has taken place. Share memories with the family online at www.sytsemafh.com.

Arrangements by The Lee Chapel 737 Apple Ave. 231-726-5210.

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Monday Night – Master Mason Degree

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Some of the cast from Monday’s Master Mason Degree (From Left to Right): Bro. James Peterman, WBro. Scott Stewart SW, WBro. Doug Thorstenson CHAP, Bro. Jessie Romine SD, Bro Joseph Vanderstelt New MM, WBro. Ron Linstrom Acting JW, Bro. Michael Wyant New MM, WBro. Tom Schultz TREAS, WBro. Dan Stewart WM, WBro. Roger Tharp Acting SECR. Missing from photo: Bro Kris Miller Acting JS, WBro. Robert Duty (Montague Lodge) — with Scott Stewart, Joseph Van Der Stelt, Ron Linstrom, Thomas Schultz, James Peterman, Kris Miller, Jessie Romine, Doug Thorstenson and Mike Wyant.

AmazonSmile, the Michigan Masonic Home, and you.

Michigan Masonic Home
Michigan Masonic Home

Before you make your next purchase from Amazon.com take a moment to explore AmazonSmile. This wonderful feature of Amazon is often overlooked but it really can be used as a force for good. So, what is it you ask? Well when you shop through http://smile.amazon.com/ amazon donates 0.5% of the price of your eligible AmazonSmile purchases to the charitable organization of your choosing. It will not cost you anything more either as products, service, and pricing is all the same. So go sign up now!

I also have a small suggestion that I hope you will entertain. We often forget about our elders. Remember that many good men and their wives have come before us that our now resting and awaiting their time to meet in the eternal lodge. So my suggestion? Search for Michigan Masonic Home and select that as your charity. We need to support and care for the ones that came before us and keep this great asset for the time when we may need it as well.