Friday, October 23, 2009

Masonic Society Semi-Annual Meeting Saturday

Welcome to brethren coming to Indianapolis from out of town. Wish we could do something about the rain. And the FFA convention.

The Board is meeting Friday night, so we're unfortunately out of the socializing loop for the evening.

In addition, the competition for dinner tables will be tough downtown, as there are 55,000 Future Farmers of America in town for the week. I have made a reservation for 12 people at a very uniquely Indianapolis restaurant, the Rathskeller, at 7PM, in case you are interested. It is in the name of The Masonic Society, and it is upstairs in the "Director's Room." Jeff Kaplan is heading up the group and will meet there at 7.

Here's the website: http://www.rathskeller.com/

It is a German restaurant, but with a very wide menu, a huge beer list as you can imagine, in a wonderful old building, and located at 401 E. Michigan St. (3 minutes by car, or about a 12 minute walk from the Hilton Garden Hotel.) There is room for more than 12, if you are so inclined.

If the Board finishes early, I'll come up and at least have a largish beverage.

Here are a few other options within walking distance of the Hilton Garden Hotel.

Dunaway's Palazzo Ossigeno
Morton's Steak House
St. Elmo's Steakhouse (Very expensive, very crowded, very loud, but a city institution)
Fogo De Chao - a Brazilian steak house that is very unique
Ruth's Chris
Harry & Izzy's
PF Chang's
Buca di Beppo
Jillian's (similar to a Dave & Buster's)
MacNiven's (Scottish)




Saturday Program

9:00 AM Call to Order ..... Colin Peterson
Co-Chairman, Indiana Second Circle Committee
Invocation

Welcome and Introductions .......................Roger S. VanGorden
President of The Masonic Society

Keynote Address .................. Charles F. Marlowe
Grand Master of Masons in Indiana

The Gentleman Mason...................... Jeffrey D. Naylor

Notes on Teaching the Craft: The Millennials’ View of American Freemasonry ..... José Díaz

Reviving a Failing Lodge ................................ Chris Hodapp

12:00 Noon Luncheon in the 2nd Floor dining room, Indiana Freemasons’ Hall

1:00 PM Tours of Indiana Freemasons’ Hall and the Indianapolis Scottish Rite Cathedral

2:00 PM Reconvene

The George Washington Masonic Memorial and
Electronic Records for Researchers............. Mark Tabbert

All Masonry is Local ................................Roger VanGorden
Working the Plan: Lodge Models and Model Lodges ........ George Haynes

The “Dan Brown Effect” .................................... Chris Hodapp

Closing Remarks ...................................Roger S. VanGorden

6:30 PM Banquet in the 2nd Floor dining room, Indiana Freemasons’ Hall

Benediction

2 comments:

brewer13 said...

Best wishes to all the brethren in attendance. I wish I had been able to attend. Perhaps next year.

Craig Wepprecht
WM
Kenosha Lodge #47
Kenosha, WI

Rolf said...

Wish I could be there. Best wishes to all the brethren.If you are in the Rathskeller that evening: Don't try -under which circumstances ever- the german white wine from the wine menue! The variety of beers is pretty good.