Master -Bro. Anthony Cleveland
Senior Warden -Bro.Wayne Miller
Junior Warden Bro. Alan J. Gideonsen
Treasurer - Wor. Bro. Robert G. Heindselman
Secretary - Wor. Bro. Scott E. Umland
From The East:
My name is Anthony Cleveland, newly installed master of Grand View Lodge #1112. I would like to start off with a hardy ThankYou to my brothers for bestowing the honor of electing me to my new position in the lodge. I look forward to seeing all of you and working
together on degrees.
In the recent past we have had a number of new Master Masons join the ranks and take positions in the chairs.
All of you have shown the desire to improve yourself in masonary, and to learn the rituals and floor work. I was told once that it only takes a little while to become a mason, but a lifetime to work at mastering masonry.
That statement is so true. We as a lodge are so very lucky to have not one, but two Grand Lecturers, which is a rare position in a lodge. R. Worshipful Bros. Tom Yingling and Mac McIntosh have dedicated their lives to masonary and to our lodge in particular.
They are the cement which binds our lodge together, but they deserve help after the years of dedication. I would ask you to ask yourself: what can I do to improve myself and improve our lodge?
With this in mind, I believe we are well on our way to becoming Master Masons, not only in name, but in our hearts and consciences.
Finally, I would like to extend a warm welcome back to any brother who would like to join us for fellowship.
We meet every Tuesday night at 7:00 p.m. We hope to see you at Lodge.
Anthony R. Cleveland,
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NOTE: Our December Stated Meeting will be on the 3rd Tuesday, the 16th, pursuant to our By-Laws.
The oldest known Masonic writing, the Regius Manuscript or Poem of Moral Duties, was discovered to be a Masonic document by a non-Mason, J. O. Halliwell, in 1839. It was written about 1390 and was given the name Regius because it was found in the Royal Library of England. It is now a part of the British Museum. Some common Masonic Ritual terms in use today are found in it such as So Mote It Be.
The Holy Book must be opened upon the altar before a Masonic Lodge may be opened. Freemasonry is not concerned with doctrine or dogma or sect or denomination, but only with "that natural religion in which all men agree." Therefore, the Holy Book is called the V.S.L. or Volume of Sacred Law or the Book of the Law. If the members of a Lodge are Christian, Moslem, Jewish or Buddhist, the V.S.L. of their particular belief is opened upon their altar. The V.S.L. is, therefore, a symbol of the revealed will and teachings of the Great Architect of the Universe - a name under which any Freemason can worship that Deity in Whom he puts his faith and trust.
Notes from the CHIP Program:
Grand View Lodge has decided to participate in the Child Identification Program sponsored by the Grand Lodge. Several members have already taken the training.
Work and Schedules:
Work on the Lodge Roof is underway ..
Top right, in a black shirt, Bro. Anthony Cleveland, a speculative mason, is shown practicing operative masonry. His work is well underway to completion. Once the new roof is on, we hope to begin work freshening up the inside of the lodge with some plasterwork, new paint and perhaps new flooring.
We wish to extend a special thanks to the following Brothers who contributed $2,215.00 to the building fund since last November:
Belcher, Mark Gregory, Bell, Richard Carl, Bieber Sr, Ronald Frederick, Bowers Jr, Daniel Edward
Brown, Justin David, Chianakas, James M., Clark, Clifford Eugene, Clark, Gerald Le Roy, Feltmeyer, Jackie Lee
Fisher, Pascal Joseph, Fowler, Matthew Jay, Grimm, Oliver Gilbert, Harms, Jay Scott, Haynes, William Hanner
Kuntz, Richard E, Kuykendall, Timothy S., Lawrence, Henry Dwight, Light, Randy Lee, Mc Daniel, Larry Henry
Mc Dowell, Robert Duane, McCarty, Joe H., Morris, Arthur Melvin, Murrie, Harry C., Nelson, Christopher Grant
Oliver, Edward E.,Parra, Andres Felipe, Pierce, Richard Woodruff, Sanders, Jack Edward, Saxon, Randall Lee
Schneider, Ronald J, Shockey, Joshua Carl, Simmons, John B., Simpson, Jerry Joseph, Smith, Larry Dee
Sprick, William L, Steele, James Howard, Steele, John Andrew, Thomas, David L., Walker, Gary Gene
Wisner, James Everett, Wright, James Vernon, Wright, John Lee (in honor of Floyd Stewart)
Some Recommended Reading for New (and not so new) Masons from the Grand Lodge Website
The books may be found in libraries, major bookstores, and from Masonic publishers such as the Southern California Lodge of Research (Leepsan@aol.com).
The Complete Idiots Guide to Freemasonry, by S. Brent Morris [(sc), 334 pages] Reveals truths and dispels myths surrounding Masonry for hundreds of years.
The Freemasons A History of the Worlds Most powerful Secret Society, by Japser Ridley [(sc), 359 pages] One reviewer states, This might be the finest and the fairest historical review of Freemasonry ever published.
American Freemasons Three Centuries of Building Community, by Mark Tabbert [(sc), 280 pages] Presented in coffee-table quality, describes Free-masonrys relative importance in society in different historical times.
Builders, by Joseph Fort Newton [(hc), 345 pages] Outstanding classic of Masonic literature with a solid bibliography and nicely illustrated.
The Craft and Its Symbols, by Allen E. Roberts [(hc), 92 pages] An excellent treatise on Masonic symbols, their interpretation and application in daily life.
Past Masters Comments:
Your lodge is active and holding our own with the other lodges and we're always looking to reach out into the community to contribute where we can. Also, if you are interested in any other Masonic organization--let us know where we can be of assistance--we have connections.
I've heard so many brothers comment after they have started taking an active part in degree work and other lodge activities that participation is really rewarding. Don't pass up on the opportunities you have.
Eric Johnson, Past Master
We have started the year off by putting your Annual
Dues Invoices in the mail. Many have already paid
their 2015 dues. If you are in arrears and need
confidential assistance, please contact me to see if
help is available.
Many brothers are contributing donations to the
Building Fund again this year. While we will not
likely receive enough donations to pay for all the
repairs we need to make to our building, all of your
generous donations are greatly appreciated.
With the dues notices, we included a letter
letting everyone know that the roof on Grand
View Lodges building is leaking, causing
damage to the interior, and that we need to pay
for a substantial roof repair. In response, many
brothers have contributed donations to the
Building Fund. While we will not likely
receive enough donations to pay for the repairs,
all of your generous donations are greatly
W. Bro. Scott E. Umland
Here are a few February dates I found interesting:
February 7, 1981 Grand Lodge of Alaska was organized
February 9, 1909 Harry Truman received his first degree
February 23, 1887 Sir Arthur Conan Doyle received his second degree
Two Cementary Lots Masonic Section Swan Lake Ceemetary - $1,000
Phone - Steve Stotler - 635-0457
GRAND VIEW LODGE #1112 CALENDAR
Grand View Schedule May-June 2015
May 19th.......... 1st Degree Meal at 6 pm Degree at 7 pm
May 26th.......... Stated Meeting Meal at 6 pm Meeting at 7 pm
June 2nd.......... 3rd degree Meal at 6 pm degree at 7 pm
June 9th........... 2nd degree Meal at 6 pm degree at 7 pm
June 16th.......... Practice 7 pm
June 23rd.......... Stated meeting Meal at 6 pm meeting at 7 pm
June 30th.......... 3rd degree Meal at 6 pm. degree at 7pm
Other masonic affilated bodies that meet at the Grandview Lodge Building are as follows:
Order of Amaranth (ladies & men) - 1st Monday
White Shrine (ladies & men) - 2nd Monday
Henry Brown Lodge # 22 meets the 3rd Wednesday
Universal Council Craftsman of Engineers (with ladies) - 4th Wednesday
Silver Star Chapter # 74 OES meets - 1st Thursday
Shiller Lodge #335 - Stated Meeting - 3rd Thursday
Job's Daughters Stated Meeting - 2nd Thursday
Peoria York Rite bodies - Stated meeting 2nd Friday.
Practice and degrees when announced.
Chapter Practice or degrees - 1st Friday;
Council practice or degrees - 3rd Friday;
Commandery practice or degree - 4th Friday
Back row: Alan Gideonsen-Junior Warden; Jack Becker-Organist; Bob Heindselman-Treasurer; Trenton Hollie-Junior Steward.
Front row: Paul Stahlschmidt-Senior Deacon; Howard Marfell-Marshal; Anthony Cleveland-Worshipful Master; Jay Harms-
Junior Deacon; Corey Boone-Senior Steward; Shawn Dietch-Chaplin.
Missing: Wayne Miller-Senior Warden; Scott Umland-Secretary; and, William Kuester-Tyler.
LODGE OFFICERS FOR 2014-2015
Elected Officers for 2014-2015
Worshipful Master ............... .. ..... Bro. Master Tony Cleveland
Senior Warden ..................... ..... Bro.Wayne Miller
Junior Warden . ........ .......... ............. Bro. Alan J. Gideonsen
Treasurer ............................... W. Bro. Robert G. Heindselman
Secretary ............... ... . ............... W. Bro. Scott Umland
Appointed Officers for 2014-2015
Asst. Secretary ... .. R.W. Bro. Thomas L. Yingling
Chaplain .................. .. .... W. Bro.Bro. Shawn D. Ditsch
Asst. Chaplain ... ... . W. Bro. John R. Baize
Senior Deacon ................ .. ... Bro. Paul Q. Stahlschmidt
Asst. Sr. Deacon ... . R.W Bro. Mac McIntosh
Junior Deacon .............. .... .... ...... Bro. Jay S. Harms
Asst. Jr. Deacon ...... . . W. Bro. Mike Connors
Senior Steward . .... . .... Bro. Corey G. Boone
Asst. Sr. Steward ............................. Bro. Wade H. Cies
Junior Steward .... ... ..... .... ...... Bro. Trenton B. Hollie
Asst. Jr. Steward ... . W. Bro. James R. Dixon
Marshal .................. ........ . ..... Bro. Howard M. Marfell
Asst. Marshal .... W. Bro. L. Dean Baize
Tyler .................. ...... .. ........ Bro. William E. Kuester
Asst. Tyler ... . . W. Bro. Harry D. Warren
Organist ...................... ....... ......... W. Bro. John L. Becker
Web Master ... .Bro. Don Aultman
Lodge Instructor . .. R.W. Bro. Thomas L. Yingling
Members of Grandview who are instructors: Grand Lecturer; and Tom Yingling - Past Member of Board of Grand Examiners.
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