Annual Grand Lodge Communications September 23rd and 24th
A web site has been established for Ray Lodge #223
new web site will have information on upcoming events, what degree work
that will be done at the regular meetings. The web site will also have
information on any special meetings, or degree work.
The page is currently under construction, and will be updated in
the near future. The address for the page is:
Our lodge hall was built in 1925. It has needed many different repairs in over the years. The plaster walls on the second floor have stood strong for 77 years, but they have finally yielded to the drastic temper changes, the constant pull of gravity, and have started to crumble. As they crumble they are taking the wood paneling that is attached to them down also. The wood paneling is bowing out from the pressure of the falling plaster behind them. It has been suggested by one member that the paneling be carefully removed, the loose plaster be removed, and stud walls be erected with stiff foam insulation in them. When that is finished the paneling can be replaced, and what plaster that remains will be held in place by the foam. That idea has been investigated, and the cost of materials alone will be approximately $1650.00. The Treasurer reports that the Lodge has less that half the money required to do the project. We need help. There is no way to stop the ravages of time. The plaster will continue to fall, soon the paneling will come off, and the brick that makes up the walls will be exposed.
Lodge Officers for the 2002-2003 year will be elected September 5th, and will be installed at the regular meeting September 19th.
If you wish to participate with the election of officers please attend the first meeting September 5th. The installation of officers will be a closed meeting, and all members are invited to attend.
Ray lodge #223 News Letter
Degree work continues within the District 15 Lodges
Some of the District 15 lodges have had degree work since the last newsletter in June. All of the lodges have pulled together to assist each other in the conferring of degrees. Below is a partial list of the degree work done over the last three months.
Richmond Lodge #57
Brother Date Degree
Tony Warren June 22, 02 2nd
Aug. 17, 02 3rd
David McGregor June 22, 02 1st
July 20, 02 2nd
Mount Hope #476 Odessa
Marvin Rushing May 2 3rd
Ray #223 Camden
George Murphy July 18 3rd
Denver Horton Aug 1 2nd
A special Thanks to all of the brethren that helped with the third degree on Denver Horton. It was a special night. We had brothers from Orrick, Richmond, Lexington, Carrolton, and Odessa help in conferring the third degree. All worked hard to make that work some of the best I have seen.
Missouri District 15 Lodges, and Meeting
Richmond Lodge, Richmond, 3rd Monday
Lexington lodge, Lexington, 3rd Tuesday
Barbee Lodge, Sweet Springs, 3rd Thurs.
Ray Lodge, Camden, 1st & 3rd Thursday
Higginsville Lodge, Higginsville, 4th Mon.
Ada Lodge, Orrick, 2nd & 4th Thursday
#476 Mount Hope Lodge, Odessa, 1st & 3rd Thurs.
All lodges begin their meetings at 7:30PM
District deputy Grand Master 15th District
Worshipful Master John Long
Senior Warden Beuford Rogers
Junior Warden Michael Persell
Secretary Robert Stonner
Treasurer Thomas James
Chaplain Doyle Ed Hughes
Marshal Graham C. Myers
Senior Deacon Douglas Porter
Junior Deacon Robert Smith
Senior Stewart Milton Mac Proffitt
Junior Stewart James Rippy
Tiler Michael Summers
Masonic Home Ed. Officer Bill French
Editorial by Gary Foote