April Message

posted May 29, 2015, 12:54 PM by McKinley Lodge


I sit writing this on the warmest day of the year so far. I sincerely hope that by the time you’re reading this it will be warmer and nicer still. This coming month of April we have two events for you and your family to enjoy with us. The first is our 2nd Annual McKinley Lodge Spaghetti Dinner. Come for fellowship with brethren and friends and enjoy Bro. Ken Gorgen’s spaghetti and garlic bread. The cost is only $10 for adults, $9 for seniors, and $5 for kids 10 and under.  Join us for our all-you-can-eat spaghetti feast.

The second event for the month is our second Family and Fellowship Brunch of the year. We’ll be sharing a meal on Sunday, April 26th at noon. We had a good time at our first brunch with several families in attendance, and hope to have even more join is this time around. Details will follow in the next Temple Topics, but if you want your name on the list now please contact Bro. Dan Richardson at drichardson12345@att.net or 414-699-5469 to make your reservation.

I also wanted to put in a plug for the McKinley Masonic Center. As you all know we have a beautiful facility that has been significantly spruced up over the last year. It’s a great place for just about any kind of event. We are actively looking to rent our building for weddings, receptions, birthday parties, meetings, socials, etc. - anything for which you need room for many people. Our facility is handicap accessible, all on one floor, and has well-appointed kitchen facilities. Please keep us in mind for your next event, we offer discounted rates for those with connections to any of our Masonic and appendant bodies. Contact Dan Richardson at building.rental@mckinleylodge.org or 414-699-5469 to arrange a showing or set up a reservation.

I hope to see you all at a Stated Meeting or an event in the near future.


Chris Goodwin

Worshipful Master


A Mason’s Wife

From active Masons, resolute,

Our wives and fam’lies we salute;

We surely know the price you pay,

Who sit alone while we’re away;

No high degrees on you conferred,

In Lodge, your name is seldom heard;

You serve our cause though out of sight,

While sitting home alone tonight;

Masonic papers list our names,

Awards are given, fit to frame;

But yours is absent…you who strive,

To keep fortitude alive;

You’re part of every helpful deed,

On your encouragement we feed;

Without your blessings, how could we,

Continue acts of charity?

And so, this poem, we dedicate,

To every Master Mason’s mate;

And offer our undying love,

Rewards await in Heaven above.