Neophyte Lodge #301, AF & AM

** Reminder **Our monthly meeting is Thursday, January 9th, at 7:15 PM. We will be installing officers for 2020.
01/06/2020

** Reminder **

Our monthly meeting is Thursday, January 9th, at 7:15 PM. We will be installing officers for 2020.

Masonic History-Did You Know
12/28/2019

Masonic History-Did You Know

Masonic Membership Card
Author Unknown

I hold in my hand a little scrap of paper
2 1/2 x 3 1/2 inches in size.
It is of no intrinsic worth,
not a bond, not a check or receipt for valuables,
yet it is my most priceless possession.
It is my membership card in a Masonic Lodge.

It tells me that I have entered
into a spiritual kinship with my fellow Masons
to practice charity in word and deed;
to forgive and forget the faults of my brethren;
to hush the tongues of scandal and innuendo;
to care for the crippled, the hungry and the sick,
and to be fair and just to all mankind.

It tells me that no matter where
I may travel in the world,
I am welcome to visit a place where good fellowship prevails
among brothers and friends.

It tells me that my loved ones, my home,
and my household are under the protection
of every member of this great Fraternity,
who have sworn to defend and protect mine
as I have sworn to defend and protect theirs.

It tells me that should I ever be overtaken
by adversity or misfortune
through no fault of my own,
the hands of every Mason on the face of the earth
will be stretched forth to assist me in my necessities.

And finally, it tells me
that when my final exit from the stage of life has been made,
there will be gathered around my lifeless body,
friends and brothers who will recall to mind my virtues,
though they be but few,
and will forget my faults,
though they may be many.

It tells me that, and a great deal more,
this little card,
and makes me proud yet humble,
that I can possess this passport
into a society of friends and brothers
that are numbered in the millions.

12/25/2019
** Reminder **It's time for our monthly meeting this Thursday, Dec 12th @ 7 PM...
12/10/2019

** Reminder **

It's time for our monthly meeting this Thursday, Dec 12th @ 7 PM...

** Reminder Brothers **It's time for our monthly meeting.. hope to see you there! This Thursday, Nov 14th, 7 PM.
11/12/2019

** Reminder Brothers **

It's time for our monthly meeting.. hope to see you there! This Thursday, Nov 14th, 7 PM.

11/06/2019
Osceola Masonic Lodge #77, AF & AM

Osceola Masonic Lodge #77, AF & AM

Osceola Lodge # 77 in Osceola will be having a 2nd Degree for Bro. Skylar Johnson on Thursday, November 7, 2019 at 7 pm. Supper will be at 6 pm.

Brothers, bring your appetite and have breakfast with our brothers in Osceola. Open to everyone...
10/25/2019

Brothers, bring your appetite and have breakfast with our brothers in Osceola. Open to everyone...

Brothers, we have a 3rd degree this Thursday, October 17th. Supper @ 6, degree @ 7. Any help will be appreciated.
10/12/2019

Brothers, we have a 3rd degree this Thursday, October 17th. Supper @ 6, degree @ 7. Any help will be appreciated.

Brother Kevin McKinney receiving the Master Builder award from WM Matt Strange at our October meeting.
10/12/2019

Brother Kevin McKinney receiving the Master Builder award from WM Matt Strange at our October meeting.

Reminder Brothers... Our regular meeting is this Thursday, October 10th.
10/08/2019

Reminder Brothers... Our regular meeting is this Thursday, October 10th.

10/02/2019
Masonic History-Did You Know
09/25/2019

Masonic History-Did You Know

TAPS, the hauntingly beautiful bugle call, which signals the end of day as well as the end of life for American Servicemen, was composed by General Daniel Butterfield of Civil War fame.
He was a member of Metropolitan Lodge No. 273, New York City. It has since become known as “the call that bound the Nations wounds”.

Masonic History-Did You Know
09/24/2019

Masonic History-Did You Know

Did You Know....
Brother Brad Paisley
A member of Hiram Lodge #7 - Franklin, TN

Brother Brad Douglas Paisley (born October 28, 1972) is an American singer-songwriter and musician. His style crosses between traditional country music and Southern rock, and his songs are frequently laced with humor and pop culture references.

Masonic History-Did You Know
09/18/2019

Masonic History-Did You Know

Freemasons & the U.S. Constitution

Signers of the Constitution of the United States

Name & State

Masonic Membership, if any

Abraham Baldwin - Georgia no evidence of Masonic membership

Richard Bassett -Delaware no evidence of Masonic membership

Gunning Bedford, Jr. - Delaware 1st Grand Master of Delaware

John Blair - Virginia 1st Grand Master of Virginia

William Blount - North Carolina doubtful if he was a Mason

David Brearley - New Jersey 1st Grand Master of New Jersey

Jacob Broom -Delaware Officer in his Lodge

Pierce Butler -South Carolina no evidence of Masonic membership

Daniel Carroll - Maryland Mason who participated in the Masonic cornerstone laying of the U.S. Capitol, with George Washington

George Clymer - Pennsylvania no evidence of Masonic membership

Jonathan Dayton -New Jersey Member of Temple Lodge No. 1 in Elizabethtown, NJ

John Dickinson - Delaware Member of a Lodge in Dover, Delaware

William Few - Georgia doubtful if he was a Mason

Thomas FitzSimons - Pennsylvania no evidence of Masonic membership

Benjamin Franklin - Pennsylvania Grand Master of Pennsylvania

Nicholas Gilman - New Hampshire Member of a St. John's Lodge No. 1, Portsmouth, N.H.

Nathaniel Gorham - Massachusetts no evidence of Masonic membership

Alexander Hamilton - New York no evidence of Masonic membership

Jared Ingersoll - Pennsylvania no evidence of Masonic membership

Daniel Jenifer - of St. Thomas Maryland no evidence of Masonic membership

William Samuel Johnson - Connecticut doubtful if he was a Mason

Rufus King - Massachusetts Member of St. John's Lodge, Newburyport, Massachusetts

John Langdon - New Hampshire doubtful if he was a Mason

William Livingston - New Jersey no evidence of Masonic membership

James McHenry - Maryland Member of Spiritual Lodge No. 23, Maryland
(raised 1806, "struck off" 1809)

James Madison Virginia - no evidence of Masonic membership

Thomas Mifflin - Pennsylvania no evidence of Masonic membership

Gouverneur Morris - Pennsylvania no evidence of Masonic membership

Robert Morris - Pennsylvania doubtful if he was a Mason

William Paterson - New Jersey Member of Trenton Lodge No. 5

Charles Pinckney - South Carolina no evidence of Masonic membership

Charles Cotesworth Pinckney - South Carolina no evidence of Masonic membership

George Read - Delaware doubtful if he was a Mason

John Rutledge - South Carolina no evidence of Masonic membership

Roger Sherman Connecticut - doubtful if he was a Mason

Richard Dobbs Spaight - North Carolina no evidence of Masonic membership

George Washington - Virginia Raised in the Lodge at Fredericksburg (now Fredericksburg Lodge No. 4), named but did not actively serve as Charter
Master of Alexandria Lodge No. 22 in 1788-1789

Hugh Williamson - North Carolina no evidence of Masonic membership

James Wilson - Pennsylvania no evidence of Masonic membership

SUMMARY 39 men signed the U.S. Constitution 13 (33%) were Freemasons.

Masonic History-Did You Know
09/12/2019

Masonic History-Did You Know

Grant Wood (1892-1942)
The most famous American Gothic painter.
Born Feb. 13, 1892 in Anamosa, Iowa.
He was a student at the Minneapolis Handicraft Guild, 1910-12; Art Institute of Chicago, 1912-14 and Academy Julian, Paris, France in 1923.
Received many honorary degrees from American universities.
He began as a craftsman in metal and handmade jewelry in 1912 and became a teacher of art in the public schools of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, from 1919-24.
He won the Harris Bronze Medal on "American Gothic" at the American exhibit, Art Institute of Chicago in 1930. His many paintings are distinctive and easily recognizable.
The Iowa Masonic Library possesses a three-panel painting by Wood entitled, "Freemasonry." It was donated to the library by Brother Otto A. Schoitz. Happy Wood was a member of Mount Hermon Lodge No. 263, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, receiving degrees on April 14, May 6, 19, 1921 but was suspended NPD on March 6, 1924.
Died Feb. 12, 1942.

**  Reminder **We have our monthly meeting on Sep 12th @ 7:15 PM. "Behold, how good and how pleasant it is for brethren ...
09/09/2019

** Reminder **

We have our monthly meeting on Sep 12th @ 7:15 PM.

"Behold, how good and how pleasant it is for brethren to dwell together in unity!" - Psalms 133 v1

Masonic History-Did You Know
08/27/2019

Masonic History-Did You Know

WHY PRESIDENT McKINLEY BECAME A MASON

When General Horatio King asked William McKinley how he happen to become a Mason he explained: "After the Battle of Opequam, I went with our surgeon of our Ohio regiment to the field where there were about 5,000 Confederate prisoners under guard. Almost as soon as we passed the guard, I noticed the doctor shook the hands with a number of Confederate prisoners. He also took from his pocket a roll of bills and distributed all he had among them. Boy-like, I looked on in wonderment; I didn't know what it all meant. On the way back from camp I asked him:

"Did you know these men or ever see them before?"

"No," replied the doctor, "I never saw them before."

"But," I persisted, "You gave them a lot of money, all you had about you. Do you ever expect to get it back?"

"Well'" said the doctor, "If they are able to pay me back, they will. But it makes no difference to me; they are brother Masons in trouble and I am only doing my duty."

"I said to myself, If that is Freemasonry I will take some of it for myself."
Seen here with his Masonic Apron & Commandery Uniform.

William McKinley Jr. was born in 1843 in Niles, Ohio, the seventh child of William McKinley Sr. and Nancy (née Allison) McKinley (1809–1897)

McKinley was the last president to have served in the American Civil War, and the only one to have started the war as an enlisted soldier, beginning as a private in the Union Army and ending as a brevet major.

08/26/2019
Osceola Masonic Lodge #77, AF & AM

Osceola Masonic Lodge #77, AF & AM

Just a reminder! Osceola Lodge # 77 will be having a 1st Degree tomorrow night, August 27 at 7 pm to initiate Mr. Skylar Johnson. Supper is at 6 pm.

08/20/2019
Osceola Masonic Lodge #77, AF & AM

Osceola Masonic Lodge #77, AF & AM

Osceola Lodge # 77 in Osceola, IA will be having a 3rd Degree for Bro. Marc Elcock tomorrow night, August 20th at 7 pm. Supper at 6 pm. We hope you can come and help us out and enjoy the fellowship.

Proud to be a Freemason
08/18/2019

Proud to be a Freemason

#freemasons

08/13/2019
Osceola Masonic Lodge #77, AF & AM

Osceola Masonic Lodge #77, AF & AM

Here is a calendar with upcoming events:

Tuesday, August 13 at 7 pm- MI/ DL & Craft School
Saturday, August 17th at 12 Noon- Mason/ Star picnic.
Tuesday, August 20 at 7 pm- Bro. Marc Elcock's 3rd Degree. Supper at 6 pm.
Thursday, August , 22 at 7:30 pm- Central South Study Group at Osceola.
Saturday, August 24 at 6 pm- Past Master's dinner. (By Invitation)
Tuesday, August 27 at 7 pm- Mr. Skylar Johnson's 1st Degree.
Tuesday, September 3rd at 7 pm- Stated Communication. Supper at 6 pm.
Tuesday, September 10 at 7 pm- MI/DL & Craft School
September 20 & 21 Grand Lodge Annual Communication at Cedar Rapids.

Please mark your calendars.

07/31/2019
Osceola Masonic Lodge #77, AF & AM

Osceola Masonic Lodge #77, AF & AM

Just a heads up that we have set Thursday, August 1st as the date for Bro. Reed Kale's 3rd Degree. Supper is at 6 pm and Lodge is at 7 pm. Please pass this on.

07/31/2019
07/22/2019
Ron

Ron

Just a reminder that Osceola Lodge No. 77 will be having Bro. Adam Ramsey's 3rd Degree tomorrow night, Tuesday, July 23 at 7 pm. We will be serving tenderloin supper at 6 pm. All help is appreciated.

07/18/2019

The degree tonight has been postponed. Remember the Kale family in your prayers.

From Bro Ron Harper:

The 3rd Degree for Bro Reed Kale has been postponed due to family situation. Bro Todd Kale is in the hospital. Will let you know when we reschedule.

07/17/2019
Osceola Masonic Lodge #77, AF & AM

Osceola Masonic Lodge #77, AF & AM

3rd Degree for Bro. Reed Kale tomorrow, July 18 at 7 pm at Osceola Lodge # 77. Supper will be served at 6 pm. Tenderloins!

Happy Independence Day brothers!
07/04/2019

Happy Independence Day brothers!

06/26/2019

We have a 2nd degree tonight. Supper at 6pm, degree at 7pm.

** Reminder **Monthly meeting this Thursday at 7:15 PM.
06/11/2019

** Reminder **

Monthly meeting this Thursday at 7:15 PM.

** Reminder brothers **
05/07/2019

** Reminder brothers **

05/06/2019
Osceola Masonic Lodge #77, AF & AM

Osceola Masonic Lodge #77, AF & AM

Brethren,
Services for Brother Charles Gorsline will be Friday, May 10th at 10:30 am at Kale Funeral Home in Osceola. The services will begin with a Masonic Service, then a Funeral Service followed by having his Military Rites at Maple Hill Cemetery in Osceola prior to the internment of his cremains. We are asking Mason's to meet at Kale Funeral Home NLT 10 am. Thank you.

Osceola Masonic Lodge #77, AF & AM
04/24/2019

Osceola Masonic Lodge #77, AF & AM

Congratulations to our youngest Entered Apprentice, Brother Adam Ramsey who was initiated this evening at Osceola Lodge # 77.

04/23/2019
Osceola Masonic Lodge #77, AF & AM

Osceola Masonic Lodge #77, AF & AM

Just a reminder that Osceola Lodge # 77 will have a 1st Degree for Mr. Adam Ramsey at 7 pm tomorrow on April 23, 2019. Supper at 6 pm. Hope to see you there!

04/18/2019

Brethren, our faithful brother, Richard Strange, has passed away. Brother Richard's services will be at Kale's in Osceola.

Visitation is Monday, April 22nd, from 5-7 PM, with Masonic Service at 7 PM.

Funeral Tuesday, April 23rd, 10:30AM, with lunch right after, then burial.

04/16/2019

Reminder brothers, Three Rivers is tonight. Supper @6 pm

* Reminder * Monthly meeting at 7:15pm Thursday, April 11th. See you there brothers...
04/02/2019

* Reminder *

Monthly meeting at 7:15pm Thursday, April 11th. See you there brothers...

03/26/2019
Paul Revere Lodge #638

Paul Revere Lodge #638

Paul Revere Lodge #638 is having a 3rd Degree on Monday April 1. Supper at 6pm, degree at 7pm. All help is appreciated.

Hope to see you there.

03/08/2019
Proud to be a Freemason
03/05/2019

Proud to be a Freemason

#freemasons

Pictures from the First Responders Appreciation Dinner.
03/01/2019

Pictures from the First Responders Appreciation Dinner.

Thank you to everyone who came out to support our first responders. We had a great crowd, had a great time, and raised m...
03/01/2019

Thank you to everyone who came out to support our first responders. We had a great crowd, had a great time, and raised much needed money for a great cause.

02/21/2019

** Reminder **

Osceola #77 is having a 3rd Degree for Bro. Charlie Shannon is tomorrow Thurs, February 21st at 7 pm. Supper is at 6 pm. Great food, great fellowship. Come support a fellow brother on his journey.

02/11/2019
*Reminder* - Stated communication thursday.
02/11/2019

*Reminder* - Stated communication thursday.

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