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Throughout history some members of the fraternity have made no secret of their involvement, while others have not made their membership public. In some cases, membership can only be proven by searching through the fraternity's records. Such records are most often kept at the individual lodge level, and may be lost due to fire, flood, deterioration, or simple carelessness. Grand Lodge governance may have shifted or reorganized, resulting in further loss of records on the member or the name, number, location or even existence of the lodge in question. In areas of the world where Masonry has been suppressed by governments, records of entire grand lodges have been destroyed.

Because of this, masonic membership can sometimes be difficult to verify. For ease of searching, our list has been sub-divided into sub-articles, based on convenient alphabetical groupings:. He gets the spark of an idea. As he works on it, he knows it could very well become his next novel.

But as Levi researches this new novel, he stumbles upon a decades-old secret—a secret that will inexplicably change his life and the peaceful little town of Twin Rivers forever. Available at Amazon. Famous American Freemasons: Volume I For hundreds of years, one secret society has been rumored to control the destinies of men, governments, and even nations. While this society has been reviled by some, it is the source of endless fascination for others. The secret society is Freemasonry. It is believed by some that the Freemasons may have actually started the Revolutionary War and that the Constitution of the United States of America was modeled on Masonic philosophies.

Who were these Freemasons? Creason provides a brilliant collection of biographical sketches of famous Freemasons throughout American history. From the initial donations received by MSA and sent to the Grand Lodge, we have received some early reports of how the money is being used. Brother Valentino Sartev, who has been a liaison between the Gran Logia and MSA, described in several reports what he discovered while dispersing some aid:. I spent a day in one of the communities today where families have kids sleeping on the floor.

We are buying 25 bed mattresses, sheets, etc. We had the kids copying their feet tracing the size on paper sheets, so we can buy shoes for them. Many haven't been able to go to school for this reason.

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They lost everything. The Lodge is one of the oldest in the country, more than years. Part of its roof is literally ripped off and incoming rain is damaging the whole lodge. The walls of the Lodge are covered with many paintings and need to be rescued. It is true happiness to see how sharing disaster funds from MSA made another positive change in someone's life. A widow woman, who last Christmas lost her husband, who was a brother of a 33rd Degree Mason, suffered a huge loss on her property. Half of the house was literally eaten by the hurricane.

The construction that has remained contains two little bedrooms and a bath. Beds and other furniture were destroyed; clothes and more things were sucked through the windows by the winds. She is being helped to put the house back together by the brothers and family and today we donated bed mattresses, sheets, pillows, a front door, bed covers, towels and beds. This woman also is taking care of the two kids of her daughter, who passed away a couple of years ago.

Brother William G. This year's appeal has been mailed to many friends and associates of the MSA across the continent. Military Veterans," said George O. Braatz, P. The Masonic Service Association has released its annual survey of Grand Lodge membership statistics, showing that the Masonic population in the United States and Canada totals 1,, The total represents a decline of 59, Masons in the U.

The Masonic Service Association has been tracking membership statistics in the U. The current statistics are labeled as the Membership Report. Each Grand Lodge has a differing fiscal year, and the membership numbers they provide are from the conclusion of their most recent fiscal year.

In this report, four Grand Lodges — Colorado, Hawaii, North Dakota, and South Dakota — indicated a higher total of members than the previous year. Earlier this year, torrential rains and massive flooding caused thousands of families to be evacuated from homes in Serbia and surrounding regions.

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It was reported as being the "worst floods since records began being kept years ago. The Grand Lodge of Serbia has indicated that is will use the funds to assist in such reconstruction as hospitals and schools.

September, , marks the th anniversary of the writing of the words of the Star Spangled Banner. The poem was later attached to the tune of a British song, popular in the United States, "The Anacreontic Song," and soon became a well-known American patriotic song. According to Wikipedia, "The Star-Spangled Banner" was recognized for official use by the Navy in , and by President Woodrow Wilson in , and was made the national anthem by a Congressional resolution on March 3, , which was signed by President Herbert Hoover.

That process from Key's words to becoming the U. National Anthem took years. However, the writing of the words and the creation of this tribute to the American Flag years ago significantly changed the way citizens viewed the nation's flag.

The words of the song, at a perilous moment in U. Brodie, the project manager and one of the curators for the Smithsonian's Star-Spangled Banner preservation project, said that "Key's poem and the song that emerged were the first important works to infuse the flag with qualities of resilience and liberty," USA Today wrote. With many Lodges in the country not meeting during the summer, months, it was decided to give some addition time for individuals and Lodges to order Volume II at the reduced prices.

Volume II will be printed in the Fall, , for delivery before Christmas. It is a book of more than pages and includes all Short Talk Bulletins published from until Full details about the Volume II can be found by clicking here. Two popular items — both written in an excellent manner by Jim Tresner, of Oklahoma — have been added to MSA's Online Store , making them more easily available.

Torrential rains and massive flooding have caused thousands of families to be evacuated from homes in Serbia and surrounding regions. One comment regarding the areas affected is that "Everything is destroyed.

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See the entire year history of this service provided by the Masonic Service Association. That appeal has now ended and all the contributed donations have been sent to help our brothers in the Philippines. Since , when Masonic Service Association issued its first appeal to help Japan, the MSA has become the recognized and credible Masonic group to which all the Grand Lodges trust in forwarding disaster aid when it is needed. This is one of MSA's key services.


Also, remember that this is not MSA money. All disaster appeals are initiated by a Grand Lodge, and all money collected is forwarded to that Grand Lodge for local distribution. The Masonic Service Association of North America is registered with the Internal Revenue Service as c 3 non-profit organization, and all donations are tax-deductible. A new version of this venerable brochure is now available. The title actually is, "An Open Letter Concerning. Masonic Funeral Services," and it is aimed at clergy of all faiths.

It promotes understanding of Masonic funeral practices. The brochure, however, is also great for education of Masons, whether new members or those seeking more information regarding the Masonic funeral procedure. This pocketsize pamphlet has been a popular item for many years for MSA, and supplies recently dwindled. This newly designed and edited version become a more contemporary communication tool, but with the same traditional understanding of our Fraternity's views of the subject.

MSA was saddened to learn of the death of M.

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Brother P. He was a Past Grand Master of Missouri. He passed away on April 2. Masonic Services will be Sunday, April 6, at 7 p. Our thoughts and prayers go out to his widow, Evelyn, and his family. More than 3. Only the "Get a Life" brochure is now "out of print," with no plans for republication. The other six brochures are still available in quantity, and are appropriate for giving to new members, prospective members and their families, to visitors to Lodge open houses or fair booths, and to just have available when someone wants information.

The MIC, created in , has evolved into a force for improving the knowledge of Masonry among Lodge members and increasing the awareness of the Fraternity in the community. The second of a projected five-volume set of The Complete Collection of Short Talk Bulletins can now be ordered at a special, reduced pre-publication price.

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II, with more than pages, will cover all Short Talk Bulletins for the years through It follows the successful launch last year of Vol. I of the series. When the series is completed, all 90 years of Short Talk Bulletins will be published in this attractive, re-edited, re-typeset, and indexed version. Orders will be taken at the reduced, pre-publication price until September 1, , after which, prices will be raised.

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The Vol. II book will be sent to all buyers in the Fall, The Short Talk Bulletin , described as the "most widely distributed Masonic publication in the world," has been published monthly for more than 90 years, with nearly 1, separate issues available.