District #2 Newsletter – 4/17/16


Hello District 2!

Lots of great activity has been happening throughout the district lately! Lots of degree work, fundraisers & charity events in the lodges plus the Masonic College and Grand Master’s Testimonial dinner just came to the area. The momentum is very positive and hopefully you can feel and build on it in your lodges.

Thanks to the folks that have shared their lodge calendars so far. Keep them coming – the district team looks forward to sitting with you soon. The D2 meeting & banquet will be held in a few days. While dinner reservations are closed, we’d love to have you join for the meeting at 6:30. See below for details.

Keep up the good work!


Tom Stevens, DDGM#2


District #2 Banquet & Meeting – Not too late to attend!
What? Spring 2016 District 2 Meeting & Banquet
When? Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Social/Drinks (cash bar): 5:30
Dinner: 6:00
Meeting 6:30-8:30
Where? Baldwin American Legion Hall – 410 Maple St., Baldwin, WI
Details: Dinner RSVPs closed.  Spouses & all members are all welcome to attend the meeting.. Those who RSVP’d for dinner can pay at the event. Catered dinner is $15.
If you can’t make the dinner, please join us for the meeting.

Rookie & Mason of the Year awards will be presented. RWSGS Gary Stang will discuss membership.


A Note from Our District Lecturer, Br. Larry Ganske
I M P O R T A N T    R E M I N D E R
School of Instruction (SOI) makeup and Proficiency Passport check-off
Saturday, April 30th starting a 9:00 AM at New Richmond Lodge #195
Corner of S. Knowles and E. 2nd Street. Above Bank in New Richmond.
*Last change for anyone who missed a lodges scheduled SOI, or wishing to go thought a SOI again.
*Best opportunity to receive “mouth to ear” instruction and extended discussion on the meanings in our ritual.
*Proficiency Passport check-off stations will be set up for those wanting to attest their knowledge of the ritual.
*Lunch will be order for those wishing to stay on for additional Masonic Education in the afternoon.
Larry Ganske & Harold Christensen will co-lead this SOI.
Please RSVP to LL Ganske so we can plan on morning treats, thanks!

District Events
Please contact the Lodge before attending their events. You may notice this list is lacking your lodge events. Send me your calendars and I’ll get them on the list. Thanks!
  • 19 – FC Degree @ 7:30 – St. Croix #56
  • 20 – D2 Meeting – Baldwin American Legion Hall
  • 26 – FC Degree – New Richmond #195
  • 28 – Doc Jonas Memorial Cribbage Tourney 6:00PM – Ellsworth Masonic Center
  • 30 – EC Male Chorus – EC Masonic Center (Volunteer Opportunity for EC Angel Fund)
  • 30 – School of Instruction Make-up – New Richmond Lodge (Details above)


  • 1- Breakfast @ 8:00AM – Chippewa Falls #176
  • 6 – Smelt Fry @ 4:00PM – Northstar #187


  • 3-4 – All Day – Annual Communication – Madison Masonic Center (Madison, WI


  • 4 – Pancake Breakfast – 6:00AM– Chetek Lodge


  • 10 – Tomlinson Memorial Golf Outing- 8:00AM – Chippewa Falls #176 (Held at Wissota Golf)


  • 27 – Table Lodge @ 6:00PM – Chetek Lodge

I’d like to keep start building this event list and plan to keep this as a running feature in this space. Call or email with new events: District_Deputy2@wisc-freemasonry.org.


New Masonic Website – Have you Visited Yet?

The new WI Grand Lodge website has recently been updated. Browse tohttp://fam.wisc-freemasonry.org to check it out. To access the “Members” area, you will need to setup an account. In the members area, you can find current versions of Secretary forms,  Awards applications, & other publications.

TIP: Try the Masonic Study Series at your next Lodge Education event.


District 2 – F&AM of WI
36275 Sunset Drive
Dousman, WI 53118