VanKampen Invitational Golf Outing
"Brothers of Tom VanKampen are encouraged to celebrate 44 years of Service to Masonry by honoring him at the golf outing.  Features include:
  • "Best Ball" Foursome
  • 18 holes of golf
  • 1/2 cart
  • range balls
  • steak dinner
Date is Saturday, May 21, 2016
For more information and reservations click here.  
   
      
A Note from the Grand Secretary 
Please be advised that the Grand Master has scheduled a series of informational meetings to be held throughout the State of Michigan. These meetings will discuss several very important initiatives that will be considered at the Annual Communication onMay 23 and 24, 2016.
 
All meetings will start at 7:00 PM and end at 9:00 PM.
March 15  Grand Rapids Masonic Temple, 233 E. Fulton St., Grand Rapids

 
All Master Masons are welcome to attend, these meetings are especially important for the individual that will be your lodge's delegate at the Grand Lodge Annual Communication.  If you have any questions please feel free to contact me at the Grand Lodge office.

Robert Conley, Grand Secretar
Grand Lodge Website and Your Masonic Record
The Grand Lodge website has a vast amount of information. Once logged in you can view your name, address, phone and email address.  Go here:http://www.grandlodgemi.org log in and on the right you will see your "Masonic Record".
You can click "edit" to update your name, address, phone and email, or click "masonic record" to see your entire masonic record as recorded at Grand Lodge.   Something wrong with your record?  Contact me at secretary@grmason.org
GET THAT GAVEL
So, by now the word has gotten out.  We did, in fact, 'Get That Gavel' on March 7, 2016.  We clobbered em'.....

Of course our Brother Drew did not fair so well...

All told, great evening, great fellowship, great meal and to top it off... "We Got the Gavel'.

Now we have to hold onto it Brothers.  If any lodge comes to our regular with more members present than we have present, then we will lose it.  I don't know about you, but I'd like to keep it a while.  Maybe not Brother Drew though....

 

History of Doric Lodge

William K. Wheeler

 

First Worshipful Master of Doric Lodge #342, 1876 to 1882.  A pioneering Grand Rapids Mason who left an indelible mark on Craft Masonry in Western Michigan. Doric Lodge #342 still celebrates Past Masters Night as "Father Wheeler Night," a tradition that has continued since his active membership in the Lodge

William K. Wheeler, PM