Tom Stevens, DDGM #2
Larry Ganske, District Lecturer
Dale Brathal, AA D2/A1
Robert Lund, AA D2/A2
Brian Trowbridge, AA D2/A3
Dan Sherry, AA D2/A4
District #2 Newsletter – 6/12/16
Lodge Planning
As we move through the Masonic year, don’t forget to keep updating your lodge plans. Use tools like the LEA form, membership plan, & calendars to help keep brothers & families plugged-in with engaging educational programs or social events. Set a membership goal and aim to join the lodges that are seeing net gains in membership this year. Communicate to your membership often even through months when you may be dark. Plan your work on the Trestleboard, then work your plan!
The event calendar is filling up nicely – please keep sending the District Team your updates.
Tom Stevens, DDGM#2

New WI Program Posting Books

As presented at Grand Lodge, the new posting program is hot off the press. The District team has begun providing training on the new program. All lodges must be certified before orders can be placed from the WI Square Store. We know many of you would like to start using it right away. Please reach out to your AA to get the training scheduled. Joint presentations will be scheduled in each area as well.

If lodges have unused copies of the Wisconsin Program binders, they can be traded in for copies of the new posting books when available.

I will provide the next training on 6/14 right after Eau Claire #112’s stated meeting.

Lodge Spruce Up Award is Back

Back by popular demand, the Lodge Spruce Up Award will be available for lodges making facility improvements over the next year.

Lodges that complete a facility improvement project may qualify to receive a Spruce-up Award and grant. Remodeling, painting, landscaping, and other facility improvement projects completed during the year may qualify for a Lodge Spruce-Up Award with an accompanying grant that could range up to a $500 limit. To be considered for the Spruce-up Award, the project must be complete, and the on-line award application must be submitted.

Be sure to save your receipts and take some pictures so show off all the hard work!

From L to R Front row
PM David Hendrickson, PM Bill Kessler, SD Kurt Swendson, (New MM) Aaron Johnson, WM Bill Lindau, PM Henry Paulson, SW Joe Bostany, and (Past everything) H. Scott Paulson

2nd Row L to R
PM Himanshu Sharma, PM John Davenport, SS Jon Lischewski, PM Steve Tracey

3rd Row L to R
Dan Hagerty NR #195, PDL Harold Christensen, PM David Kvarness, PM Tom Smith Dekalb Lodge #214 (GL of Indiana) Dan Paulson, Sec/Treas. David Hadlich.
(Photo credit: Larry Ganske, District Lecturer)

MM Raised in St. Croix #56 –
Br. Aaron Johnson

Please join us in welcoming Br. Aaron! Per Br. H. Scott Paulson, “Now for the cool part. Aaron approached me about membership. On doing our research he is the Grandson of PM Floyd Johnson, and Great-grandson of PGM of Wisc. Robert G. Varnum (1951-1952)”.

Front L to R: Wayne Meyer, Father-in-law to candidate, Larry Brown, newly raised Master Mason, Harlan Vehrs, Emeritus Proficiency Man award recipient.
Back L to R: H. Scott Paulson, Grand Marshal, Frederick Horne, WM, Harold Christensen, Secretary
(Photo credit: Larry Ganske, District Lecturer)
MM Raised in New Richmond #195 –
Br. Larry Brown

On May 24th, New Richmond Lodge raised a new Master Mason. The Emeritus Proficiency Man award was also presented to Harlan Vehrs. Welcome Br. Larry!

District Events
Please contact the Lodge before attending their events. Send me your calendars and I’ll get them on the list or send them out individually. Thanks!
14th – Mehara Shrine Circus – Carson Park, Eau Claire – 2:00PM & 7:00PM
14th – Fellowcraft Degree – Chetek Lodge #277 – 7:00PM
14th – WI Program Training – EC #112 Stated – 7:00PM
14th – Scholarship Night & 2 EAs – Hancock #229 – Ellsworth – 6:30PM
15th – Mehara Shrine Circus – Carson Park, Eau Claire – 2:00PM
16th – Mehara Shrine Circus – Dunn County Rec Park – 2:00 & 7:00PM
18th – Bingo @ Landmark Lodge (Frederic Family Days) – Noon to 5:00PM
18th – Menomonie #164 – Special Meeting – John Dale (71 Year Member) – Potter’s Assisted Living – 1:30PM
23rd – Chippewa Shrine Club Steak Fry – 5:30 Oasis/6:30 Dinner – $15
23 & 24th – Brat Stand – Hancock #229 – Nillssen’s Ellsworth
27th – EA Degree – 7:00AM – Blue Hills Lodge (Rice Lake)
29th – Lodge Picnic – Northwestern Lodge #105 – 6:00PM
2 – Pancake Breakfast – Landmark Lodge – 7:00 to 10:30AM
4 – Pancake Breakfast – 6:00AM– Chetek Lodge
27th – MM Degree – Northwestern Lodge #105 – 6:30PM
15th – Scottish Rite Teddy Bear Golf Outing – Wild Ridge Golf Course, Eau Claire – Flier Attached
24th – EA Degree – Northwestern Lodge #105 – 6:30PM
10 – Tomlinson Memorial Golf Outing – 8:00AM – Chippewa Falls #176 (Held at Wissota Golf)
5th – FC Degree – Northwestern Lodge #105 – 6:30PM
27 – Table Lodge @ 6:00PM – Chetek Lodge
2nd – Tentative Degree – Northwestern Lodge #105 – 6:30PM
June 2017
11 – 150th Anniversary Rededication – Menomonie Lodge – Details to Follow
Call or email with new events: or 715-579-8949


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Dousman, WI 53118