Olive Temple No. 557

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Lodge No. 557 News

 

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Olive Temple Lodge 557, Tionesta, PA

 


 

Heasley

 

 

James E. Heasley, second from left, was honored for his 70 years of membership to Freemasonry. Pictured are, from left, John Wells II, District

Deputy Grand Master, District 22; Brother Heasley; and Brothers William Miller, Senior Warden, and Robert Wright, Secretary of McKean

Lodge No. 388, Smethport, PA

 


 

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R. Joseph Haberlen, DDGM, presents Brother Stephen E. Hale, PM with his 50 Year Masonic Service Emblem at the June 12th Stated

Meeting of Olive Temple Lodge.

 


 

Tionesta, PA   December 1, 2017

             A Stated Meeting of Olive Temple Lodge No. 557 Free and Accepted Masons will be held at its Hall, 1849 Route 36, Tionesta, PA, on Monday evening, December 11, 2017 at

7:30 o’clock PM.

ANNUAL ELECTION AND INSTALLATION OF OFFICERS

 

ACTION WILL BE HAD UPON THE FOLLOWING PETITION:

 For Initiation and Membership

Investigating Committee: Brothers John L. Motzer, PM; Mark S. Kingston, PM; and Adam J. Lesko.

 

ACTION WILL BE HAD UPON THE FOLLOWING:

For Restoration to Membership

Name:              David John Means

Age:                62 Years

Occupation:     Retired

Residence:       1091 Greenwood Road

                        Marienville, PA 16239

Your Dues to December 31, 2018 are $58.00


 

MEMBERSHIP STATISTICS

MEMBERSHIP 12/27/16 …………………. 178

No. of Petitions ………………………………  3

No. Entered/Admitted ………………………..  5

Transfers/Resignations ………………………. 0

Deaths ………………………………………... 5

Suspensions ………………………………….. 3

MEMBERSHIP TODAY …………………. 175

 

DINNER

Light refreshments will be served following the Stated and Extra Meetings along with an opportunity for fellowship with the Brethren.

ALMONER FUND

If you are aware of a member, widow or dependent child who is in need of financial assistance, please contact the Lodge’s Almoner, Curt Kiefer at 814-755-4515.

MASONIC BIRTHDAYS THIS MONTH

12/13   Tom Jamieson, Sr.             69 Years

12/15   David Brueckner               45 Years

12/15   Donald Sherbine                  8 Years

12/16   Steve Custer                         4 Years

12/16   Jerad Ditz                             4 Years


SCHOOL OF INSTRUCTION

The 25th Masonic District School of Instruction meets on the 4th Thursday of the month at the Meadville Area Masonic Service Center, 21635 State Route 27, Meadville, PA at 7:30 PM.  All officers, elected and appointed, are encouraged to attend these meetings.

A rehearsal for officers and interested members of Olive Temple Lodge will be held at 7:30 PM every Tuesday evening, except the Tuesday following our Stated Meeting, and Sunday evenings at 7:30 PM.

                                            Stephen J. Custer, Jr.

                                                Worshipful Master

To the Members of the Grand Lodge:

            You are hereby requested to attend the December Quarterly Communication of the Grand Lodge of Pennsylvania to be held at 10:00 o’clock, a.m. on Wednesday, December 6, 2017 at the Masonic Temple, 1 North Broad Street, Philadelphia, PA, at which the Grand Lodge Officers and Masonic Villages Board of Directors will be elected.

            You are also hereby requested to attend the Annual Grand Open Communication of the Grand Lodge of Pennsylvania at the Hershey Lodge and Convention Center, 325 University Drive, Hershey, PA 17033, on Wednesday, December 27, 2017, at 10:00 o’clock, a.m. at which the Grand Lodge Officers will be installed.

By Order of the R.W. Grand Master.

Mark A. Haines

R.W. Grand Secretary

 

The Grand Lodge of Pennsylvania

Masonic Charities Holiday Appeal

 The approaching holiday season holds special meanings for us as Freemasons. Our philanthropy is what makes possible the outstanding services of the Masonic Charities that provide for our brethren and their families, the elderly and the youth, and our ability to reach out into the community to help our friends and neighbors. We show our charity as Freemasons through the vital programs and services of all the Masonic Charities.

As you reflect on the blessings in your life, consider the opportunity you have to benefit many, be part of a community and demonstrate the main principles of the fraternity; brotherly love, charity and truth.

If you are age 70 ½ or older, consider making a Qualified Charitable Distribution (QCD) this year to your favorite Masonic Charity – tax free! For the charitable distribution to be tax-free qualified, please have the check payable directly to the charity and not you the owner.

If you have not already supported the Masonic Charities this holiday season, please consider a charitable gift before the New Year. Please consider the needs addressed by the Masonic Charities and support the necessary programs and services that we make possible together. There is still time to make a difference!  Thank you for your support!

Please mail your contribution to:

Masonic Charities

Office of Gift Planning

One Masonic Drive

Elizabethtown, PA  17022