June Message - 2011

posted Dec 19, 2012, 9:59 AM by McKinley Lodge

Greetings Brethren,

As summer quickly approaches, or at least I hope it will, I hope this issue of the Temple Topics
finds you and your family well.

On May 5th we passed Brother Jared Young to the degree Fellowcraft. Next time you are at the
lodge please take a moment to congratulate his advancement. The degree team did a nice job on
the degree. I would like to say thank you to all who participated. We also have another degree
coming up on Thursday, May 26th, at 7:00 pm. We will be raising Brother Dan Richardson to the
degree of Master Mason. I hope you can take a moment out of your schedule to join us and give
Brother Dan your support as he takes his next step in Masonry.

Also in May we had a pizza party prior to the first stated meeting. A variety of pizzas were served
for everyone to enjoy. Besides your traditional cheese pizza, there were meat lovers, barbeque
chicken, Mediterranean, and veggie. Most everyone tried something new and seemed to enjoy
it. As always, I would like to thank everyone who attended and to all the brethren who helped out
preparing the meal. Finally, we had our Lodge Clean-up on May 21st. A lot of work was put in by
everyone to make the Masonic Center look nice and clean, and that is appreciated by everyone
who uses the building.

As we move into June there are a few more events that you should be aware of. On Thursday,
June 2nd, at 6:00 pm, prior to the 1st Stated meeting, we will be having a Spaghetti dinner prepared
by Past Masters Ken and Mike Gorgen. There will be Spaghetti with or without meatballs, garlic
bread, salad and dessert. Cost for the dinner is $8.00 for adults and $5.00 for children 10 and
under. I hope to see you all there. Also in June is our annual Table Lodge which will be held on
Friday, June 17th. This is our huge dinner which includes hors devours, home brewed beer from
Brother Ken and Brother Andy, French Onion Soup, Salad, a German Sausage Platter (Smoked
Pork Chop, Knackwurst, Kielbasa, Spaetzle, Red Cabbage), and dessert. Cost of the ticket is
$20.00 and will be available from any Lodge Officer or you can call Brother Chip Wood (262-957-
4138) to reserve your spot. Tickets must be purchased by June 10th.

Since this is our final issue before the summer recess, I would like to let you know about a couple
of summer activities. On Sunday, July 10th, from 10:30 am until you are finished enjoying the zoo,
we will be attending the Scottish Rite Masonic Zoofari. Cost is $23 per adult and $11 for children
(ages 3 to 11). If you are a Zoo member, the cost is $10 per adult and $8.00 for children. Your
admission price includes admission to the zoo, parking, lunch, beverages and fun. You need to
make your reservation with the Scottish Rite at pmisko@wsrf.org . Also contact WM James Lovett
if you plan on attending. We will be meeting at the Lodge prior to going to the Zoo. Saturday,
August 27th is our family trip to the Kalahari Resort in Wisconsin Dells. This is an over-night event.
Cost for a room is $169.00 for a standard room or $229.00 for a two room suite. Please contact
the Kalahari for reservations (877-254-5466) and ask for the McKinley Lodge group. If you have
questions, please feel free to give Brother Mike Gorgen (262-264-0313) a call. Finally, please
remember that when we return from our summer recess, we will have our annual Corn and Brat
Roast on September 1st at 6:00 pm before the stated meeting. Just like last year, this will be our
Hawaiian/Tropical night. So wear your craziest shirt and we will vote on whose is the best.

Hopefully we will see you at one of the upcoming events or meetings.

Michael A. Gorgen, P.M.

2 Thu Dinner 6:00 pm, 1st Stated Meeting 7:30 pm
16 Thu 2nd Stated Meeting 7:30 pm
17 Fri Table Lodge 5:30 pm

July (Lodge in recess)
10 Sun Scottish Rite Zoofari 10:30 am

27 Sat McKinley LodgeÃÔ Kalahari Trip (Overnight)

1 Thu Corn and Brat Roast 6:00 pm, 1st Stated Meeting 7:30 pm
15 Thu Awards Night and 2nd Stated Meeting 7:30 pm