Jeptha Lodge welcomes Brother Philip Wynia on taking his first step in Masonry! Our Oyster Stew & Chili Supper with honored member WB Hobie Cole receiving his 70-Year Mason Pin was attended by 31. In addition to the 21 Masons, were Mike Cole, Don Cole, Laurie Cole, Bettie Spies, Aggie Snedeker, Mychelle Ingebrigtson, Barb Homandberg, Deb Jansen, Samantha Wynia, & Becky Van Noort. Following the meal, WM Van Noort had SD Brian Sohl present our honored guest to the front of the lunchroom. Secretary Hansen read our esteemed Brother’s Masonic record. District Master Brad Hazuka presented the 70 Year Award on behalf of Grand Lodge. Hobie’s sons and daughter-in-law joined him for the pinning. Hobie gave some heartfelt words on his life as a Mason and received a warm hand from all present.
Education Officer Joe West then did his best to educate us with the latest version of Masonic Jeopardy with the following catagories: Installation of Officers; Entered Apprentice Degree; Masonic Christmas Music; Masonic Presidents; and Masonic Symbols. WB Ken Snedeker took home this year’s first prize.
Santa will come to Jeptha Lodge on Saturday, December 9, from 12:30 to 2:00 PM. Meet at the Lodge at 11:30 AM to address Christmas cards to non-local members and sack candy.
Santa comes to our Lodge on Saturday, December 9, from 12:30 to 2:00. Brothers should meet by 11:30 to address Christmas cards to our non-local members and to sack the candy/peanuts for the kids. Duties that you volunteered for:
Santa — Ron West
Town Sign Board & Inform Fire Department — Brian Sohl
Decorating Tree — Ken Snedeker & Duane Van Noort
Posters — Tom Lewis
Master’s Letter to non-local Brothers — Duane Van Noort
Small Toys — Les Spies
Bags for Candy & Toys — Dave Hansen
Peanuts 10 lbs.— Doug Van’t Hof
Candy — Ron West, Duane Van Noort & Mike Ingebrigtsen
Blue Juice — Brian Sohl
2 gal. Cider — Tom Lewis
2 dozen Cookies — Duane Van Noort, Dave Hansen, Ken Snedeker & Galen Jansen
Labels to go on bags — Dave Hansen
Postage & Mailing Labels — Dave Hansen
Camera & Film — Joe West
Print Pictures — Duane Van Noort
Christmas Cards — on hand
Craft Helpers — ??
Please make note of any duty with your name.
How Do I Join?
Freemasonry is available to men of good character who believe in a Supreme Being. We are closed to avowed atheists and agnostics. There are no restrictions relating to race, creed, or religion.
To begin, contact a Mason by telephone, by e-mail, or in person. He will be happy to answer your questions, or refer you to someone who can.
If you decide that Masonry is right for you, the next step is to request a Petition for Degrees of Masonry, which will ask for some basic information, such as your name, age, occupation, and place of residence.
Your sponsor will present your petition to the Lodge, which will consider your request. When your petition is accepted, you will face a three-step initiation. Each step opens doors to new knowledge and deeper understanding.
These initiation rites are solemn and wholesome, intended to convey basic moral truths and principles of morality that are accepted by good men everywhere: the Golden Rule, tolerance, gratitude to the Almighty for His many blessings, love of and respect for ones family, charity towards all men, and patriotism. Upon taking part in the the first step, called the Entered Apprentice degree, you will advance to the second degree, known as the Fellowcraft, and, ultimately, raised to the Master Mason degree.