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News & Views from the Lodges

Bikes for Books at Red Wing Lodge No. 8 Constellation Lodge No. 87 presents Hiram Award

This year s Burnside bike winners are pictured with Shawn Carrick, Bikes for Books Lodge coordinato , and Ben Manning, Master of the lodge.

Students at Burnside Elementary School had extra incentive for reading this year—a new set of wheels. Red Wing Lodge No. 8 presented six students at the school with a new bicycle and helmet as part of the Bikes for Books literacy program on June 1, 2011.

current educational curriculum. The program is for students in grades two, three and four. Parents monitor the students reading of eight teacher-approved books and sign an entry slip when the kids finish, which the students bring back to school.

The “Bikes for Books” program helps to increase reading and comprehension skills for children and gives them recognition and an objective to achieve, while fitting into the

The Red Wing lodge would like to thank all of the staff at Burnside Elementary school for helping to make this a success for the students.

Forest Lake Lodge presents scholarships

Faribault Lodge honors members

Last fall, Master Michael Pray of Constellation Lodge No. 87 in Alexandria presented WB Carl L. Sudbrink with the Hiram Award. Our late Area Deput , WB Darrel Richter (WB Darrel died just two days later) was present to assist in the presentation. WB Darrel gave a wonderful tribute to WB Carl with a moving speech telling the history of the Hiram Award and the importance of receiv- ing such an honor. Members of WB Carl s family were present, as well as visiting brothers of neighboring lodges. WB Carl has been a Mason for 37 years and is involved in many concordant bodies of Masonry. He is Past Master of two lodges, a member of O.E.S and the ork Rite and the list goes on. Pictured here are WB Carl along with WB Darrel, first row second fom right, as well as officers of Constellation and visiting brethren.

Corinthian Lodge No. 67 wins 2nd Annual Dakota Lodge No. 7 Golf Tournament

Forest Lake Lodge 344 recently bestowed its annual scholarships on two 2011 graduates of Forest Lake High School. Each received a check for $1,000, one-half from the Lodge, one-half from Masonic Charities. Pictured are, from left to right, Worshipful Master Mike Schultz, Lodge 344; Jacob Shields who will be attending Pepperdine University; Jennifer Scott who will be attend- ing St. Scholastica in Duluth; and Secretary Patrick O’Conno , Lodge 344.

Recently W. Master David Kvestad of Faribault Lodge No. 9 presented the Hiram Award to W. Brother John Evert, lower right. Other broth- ers honored for their years of service to the Faribault Lodge were, left to right: Brother Bob Larson, 50 years; Brother Harold Berg, 75 years; and Brother Bill Korff, 65 years. They were given certificates and congratulations was extended to the Brothers from W. Master David, center back.

Oriental Lodge No. 34 supports students in Iron Chef competition

Dakota Lodge No. 7, Hastings, held their 2nd Annual Golf Tournament on June 6 at Hidden Greens Golf Course in Hastings. It was the first really hot day this season. In a scramble format, members of Corinthian Lodge No. 67 of Farmington won, posting a 7 under par 65. A spaghetti dinner was served after the game at the Dakota Lodge No. 7. Corinthian Lodge No. 67 brothers pictured holding the trophy are PM Paul Hardt, JW Rick Vance, PM Hugh Swift, and Bro. Jerry Zierdt.

65-year member honored by Rising Sun Lodge

Brother Stephen Harper and W. Brother Chuck Harper of Oriental Lodge No. 34, Cannon Falls, presented a matching funds check from Minnesota Masonic Charities to Chef Patty LaBeau. Three of Chef LaBeau s students from Dakota County s I.S.D. 917 s Fundamental Chef Program make up eam Minnesota. They are competing in an Iron Chef competition in July. The students are Victoria Holland, John Scoles and essa Schmidt.

Shown receiving his 65-year award is Brother Vernon Nichols of Rising Sun Lodge No. 49. Standing, left to right: WB David McCormick, Master Rising Sun No. 49; WB Paul Himmle , SE Area Deputy; RWB Brian Beermann, Deputy Grand Master; and WB Kirk Kottschade, District Representative.


The Minnesota MASON

July–August 2011

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