March Message

posted May 29, 2015, 12:46 PM by McKinley Lodge   [ updated May 29, 2015, 12:50 PM ]


The month of March finds us approaching the Lenten season on the church calendar, and that means it’s time for our “WORLD FAMOUS (at least in our own minds) FISH FRY.” This semi-annual event will take place on Friday, March 20th, from 5 to 7pm. As always, we’ll be serving all-you-can-eat battered cod, French fries, German potato salad, cole slaw, rye bread, and homemade desserts. The cost is $12 for adults, $11 for seniors, and $7.00 for children. As in the recent past, we’ll be donating some of the proceeds to the Waukesha County food pantry. You may donate any number of nonperishable foods items and receive $1 off the price of the meal, or pay full price and we’ll donate that dollar on your behalf. Take out will be available as well. Please plan to attend for good food, fellowship, and to support the food pantry.

The other event this month is our Area 2 School of Instruction. It is being hosted by Myron Reed Lodge, so we don’t have far to travel, it will be in our own building. The school takes place on Monday, March 30th at 7 pm. This is a great opportunity for all Master Masons, not just the officers, to learn more about our ritual. I hope we get a good turnout from the brethren of McKinley. Let’s support our brother DDGM Mike Gorgen, District Lecturer Bill Hahnfeldt, and all the work they do on our behalf - and gain further light in Masonry while doing so.

Looking ahead to the month of April we have two events for the entire family to enjoy together. On Saturday, April 18th we’ll have our 2nd Annual Spaghetti Dinner from 5-7pm.  Then on Sunday the 26th we’ll have our second Family and Fellowship Brunch of the year (please note the change of date from the calendar I originally published, I mistakenly put this brunch on Easter Sunday). More details for both of these events will be in the next Temple Topics, but please put the dates on your calendar now.

Brethren, the year rolls on with unrelenting speed. I’m always surprised at how time seems to go faster and faster the older I get. My parents and grandparents warned of this phenomenon when I was young, but in the bloom of my youth it was hard to believe or understand. Now I realize, as with most things they said, how true these words are. We must make the most of the time we have, for there is much to do and less and less time to do it. Let’s not let any opportunity to better ourselves, our families, our communities, or our society overall, pass us by. Please make plans to join us for our Stated Meetings and other events. Call me or any of the officers of you need help with transportation - we don’t ever want that to be a reason for missing something at lodge - we’ll find a way to get you there.


Chris Goodwin

Worshipful Master