Helion Lodge #36 is involved in many activities throughout the year. This page highlight those activities and provides a schedule
of up coming events.
Check back on this page for the latest news for our lodge.
Again this year, Helion Lodge #36 A.F. & A.M. of Maquoketa has contributed boots for those in need in this area. Nearly 700 children
have received new shoes and boots since brethren from Masonic center of Helion Lodge 36 began purchasing shoes in 2000. The brethren
are pleased that Briggs and cardinal elementary schools in Maquoketa will deliver to those in need. Left to right, Brigg’s Principal
Pat Bollman; School Nurse Jackie Crowley and Past Master Robert E. Christensen of Maquoketa are shown with the 21 pairs of boots that
will be presented on behalf of Helion Lodge #36 in Maquoketa.
Semi Annual Waffle Breakfast
Twice a year (Oct & May) Helion Lodge #36 sponsors a Super Belgium Waffle Breakfast. These breakfasts help us raise
money for local charities (Community Cupboard), local events (after prom parties, graduation), supporting our community
(shoes for kids) and many more worthy recipients. We served 343 people at our last breakfast. Come out and support our next breakfast
Our newest Master Mason Ron Schaefer
Every year we deliver fruit baskets to local Masonic widows
Helion #36 A.F. & A.M. officers for 2011 delivered 14 Christmas fruit baskets to the Masonic widow's in the community. The
delivery is an annual tradition for the group. Shown with the fruit baskets are, first row from left, Ross Mitchell, treasurer, and
Hal Machael, junior warden. In the second row are Master David Richards; Bruce Kinrade, junior deacon; Duane Hansen, tyler; In the
third row are Lynn Disney, chaplain; Jerry Barnes, senior warden; Melvin Randolph, senior steward and Mike Fisher, senior deacon
Dave Richards, W.M. presents a $1,000 check to Gary Eggers, Communty Cupboard Director
Worshipful Master Note:
Support of the American Public School System has been a cardinal teaching of the Masonic
Fraternity from its very inception. To reflect
this belief, the Masons of Iowa established an Iowa Masonic
Scholarship Endowment Fund. This is the 41st year that Iowa Masons have presented scholarships to graduates of Iowa’s
public high schools. Scholarships are based on Leadership, Community Activities & Involvement, Academic Record and Need.
to the support and generosity of Iowa masons, this year, 60 students (out of over 900 applicants) were awarded scholarships
the amount of $2,000 in July.
On behalf of over 23,000 Iowa Masons, I was pleased to present a scholarship to Emily
England of Andrew High School.
Congratulations Emily and continue to do well in School.