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Friday, May 29, 2015

Aged or Financially Strapped Indiana Masons In Need of Services

I received this message today from Brother John Solomon here in Indiana:

Hello Chris, wanted to let you know there is a small group of local professionals (plumber, electrician, carpenter, masons, etc.) that will do work for Indiana Master Masons that are otherwise unable due to age or fixed income issues. There is no charge for the service. Most are much too proud to ask for help and we understand that, but sometimes the helpers need a little help too. If you know or hear of anyone struggling please advise and we will take care of them.

Contact him at: hiramshelpers at gmail.com 

Saturday, May 16, 2015

French Freemasonry in English

Brother Laurent Jaunaux writes an excellent blogsite on French Freemasonry, http://www.frenchfreemasonry.org, in English so us Yanks and Brits can more easily navigate the rocky shoals of French Freemasonry's confusing array of grand lodges and Masonic activity. I highly recommend it. It hasn't been updated in a while, but you'll get loads of information.

Thursday, May 14, 2015

Jim Dillman at Quinta Essentia Lodge in New Haven, CT

WBro. James Dillman from Indianapolis is speaking Saturday evening, May 16th at Quinta Essentia Lodge 500 in New Haven, Connecticut. They are holding a formal Festive Board and it should be a wonderful and informative evening. Anyone interested should contact the lodge Secretary for further information.



Jim is the President of the Masonic Society and a well regarded Indiana Mason. He is the director of ceremonies for Levant Preceptory, the period dress Knight Templar group based out of Raper Commaandery in Indianapolis. He is the Past President for eight years of the Indianapolis Masonic Temple Board. He is the recipient of the rare Order of Service to Masonry by the Grand Lodge of Indiana, which is not always given. It is not a simple back pat from the Grand Lodge, but an award given for rare dedication to the fraternity. This was in 2008. So it should be an outstanding evening.

Monday, May 11, 2015

Indiana Brethren, We Need Your Help!

CALLING ALL INDIANA BRETHREN!

My wife and Alice I will be working on the sequel to Dwight L. Smith's 1967 book Goodly Heritage, and we will need all the help we can muster. I need as many of you as possible to submit to me a history of the last 50 years of your local lodge: whether you sold your building, how much did your membership increase or decrease, did you merge, any important events, that kind of thing. Send it in Word format to hodapp@aol.com and tell me all you can. I desperately need your help!

Many thanks in advance.

Tuesday, May 05, 2015

SRICF (Rosicrucians) Annual Meeting in Louisville, Nov. 6-7, 2015 Reservations


Registration for the Societas Rosicruciana in Civitatibus Foedereratis (SRICF) 2015 meeting in Louisville November 6-7 is now open. Go here for a link to the form and the ability to pay via Paypal and credit cards.

The Royal Society of Knights Occidental will hold their Annual Convivial on Friday evening, November 6, and the High Council of the Rosicrucians will have activities all day on November 7, 2015, with the Annual Banquet with a guest speaker that evening.

For hotel reservations at the famous Brown Hotel, go to their website at www.brownhotel.com. Those who miss the elegance of the Hotel Washington in DC will love this hotel. Room rates are $129 with free shuttle service to and from the airport and a special parking rate if you are driving. Make your reservations with the hotel directly by following the link or call 888-888-5252 and tell them you are with the SRICF to receive the special rate.

SCRICF events will begin Friday at 1:00PM, and guest speakers will include RW Fratre Robert Gilbert, IX Degree from the SRIA, who is a renowned speaker on Rosicrucianism, and a video presentation by Christopher MacIntosh, author of several Rosicrucian publications. Grades of the First Order will be presented by the Kentucky College, and RW Fratre Steve Burkle will be hosting an Alchemical Laboratory. The XIII and IX Degrees will be conferred on Friday evening.

There will also be an extensive Ladies Program and dinner.

For more information, contact Franklin C. Boner, Secretary General, SB 46 N 4th Street, Newark, Ohio, Phone 740-345-0828, Email scricfofusa@windstream.net.

Meal/Event Reservation Form Click Here.

Monday, May 04, 2015

A "Masonic Police Department"?



Three people (two men, one woman) are in hot water for impersonating police officers by creating a "Masonic Fraternal Police Department" in Santa Clarita, California. From the website of KHTS AM in Santa Clarita:

County prosecutors filed a complaint against three men sought by Sheriff’s Department officials last week in connection with charges they organized a fake police department and pretended to be officers. 
The court documents accuse three men — David Inkk Henry, aka Rudolph Rusell, 46; Tonette Denise Hayes, 58; and Brandon Kiel, 31 — with charges that include perjury by declaration for calling the “Masonic Fraternal Police Department” a state agency, and impersonating a police officer. 
The allegations stretch back to January, and allege that the three men introduced themselves, in a uniform, as their own police agency, which is against the law.
The investigation is being handled by the Emergency Operations Bureau of the Sheriff’s Department, which released few details, citing “an ongoing investigation.”
Santa Clarita Valley deputies made three arrests Thursday, when a search warrant was served at a Canyon Country home on Linda Vista Drive, and at least two men were charged with impersonating a police officer. 
A website for the group lists the following information:“The Masonic Fraternal Organization is the oldest and most respected organization in the “World.” Grand Masters around the various states are facing serious safety concerns for their Jurisdictions and their family members. The first Police Department was created by the “Knights Templar’s” back in 1100 B.C.” 
A website identifies the group’s “chief of police” as “Chief Henry.”The group’s website also claims to have deeper roots than “other police departments,” because it was “here first.” The organization’s page claims to have a headquarters in Beverly Hills. A call to an 818 number listed there was not answered. 
Henry could face six charges: three counts of perjury pertaining to alleged claims over the fictitious police department, and three counts of impersonating an officer. 
Hayes and Kiel could face six charges, with  five counts of impersonating an officer, and another count citing unlawful use of identity. 
All three were released on various bail amounts and due back in court to answer to the charges.

The group's website contains little information other than this:

The Masonic Fraternal Organization is the oldest and most respected organization in the “World.” Grand Masters around the various states are facing serious safety concerns for their Jurisdictions and their family members. The first Police Department was created by the "Knights Templar's" back in 1100 B.C. 
The Masonic Fraternal Police Department, (M.F.P.D.) is the Knights Templar's!
When asked what is the difference between The Masonic Fraternal Police Department and other Police Departments the answer is simple for us. We were here first! We are born into this Organization our bloodlines go deeper then an application. This is more then a job it is an obligation.
The Masonic Fraternal Police Department (M.F.P.D.) is a Masonic Sovereign Jurisdiction (Municipality) located within the incorporated City of Santa Clarita, California. The Chief of Police is Honorable Grand Master David Henry 33º was elected and is Governed by a Grand Supreme Council, and 33 Masonic Jurisdictions. He currently oversees a 1/2 Million members throughout the United States.
We are not “Sovereign Citizens’ nor do we condone terrorist activity, sovereign citizens or clandestine! 
The Masonic Fraternal Police Department (M.F.P.D.) provides services to Masonic Sovereign Grand Masters and their Masonic Jurisdictions, as well as other Fraternities, Sororities and Greek Organizations. Masonic Fraternal Police Department will be located in 33 other states, including Mexico City. We support all law enforcement agencies. Our mission is to preserve the integrity, honor and legacy of our Founding Fathers, Masonic Organizations, all Grand Masters and their Constitution /By Laws. We will uphold our sworn obligation to protect Sovereign Grand Masters and their jurisdictions. 

When asked what is the difference between The Masonic Fraternal Police Department and other Police Departments the answer is simple for us. We were here first! We are born into this Organization our bloodlines go deeper then an application. This is more then a job it is an obligation.

The Masonic Fraternal Police Department (M.F.P.D.) is a Masonic Sovereign Jurisdiction (Municipality) located within the incorporated City of Santa Clarita, California. The Chief of Police is Honorable Grand Master David Henry 33º was elected and is Governed by a Grand Supreme Council, and 33 Masonic Jurisdictions. He currently oversees a 1/2 Million members throughout the United States.

We are not “Sovereign Citizens’ nor do we condone terrorist activity, sovereign citizens or clandestine!

The Masonic Fraternal Police Department (M.F.P.D.) provides services to Masonic Sovereign Grand Masters and their Masonic Jurisdictions, as well as other Fraternities, Sororities and Greek Organizations. Masonic Fraternal Police Department will be located in 33 other states, including Mexico City. We support all law enforcement agencies. Our mission is to preserve the integrity, honor and legacy of our Founding Fathers, Masonic Organizations, all Grand Masters and their Constitution /By Laws. We will uphold our sworn obligation to protect Sovereign Grand Masters and their jurisdictions.

The Masonic Fraternal Police Department (M.F.P.D.) is a Masonic Sovereign Jurisdiction (Municipality) located within the incorporated City of Santa Clarita, California. The Chief of Police is Honorable Grand Master David Henry 33º was elected and is Governed by a Grand Supreme Council, and 33 Masonic Jurisdictions. He currently oversees a 1/2 Million members throughout the United States.

We are not “Sovereign Citizens’ nor do we condone terrorist activity, sovereign citizens or clandestine!

The Masonic Fraternal Police Department (M.F.P.D.) provides services to Masonic Sovereign Grand Masters and their Masonic Jurisdictions, as well as other Fraternities, Sororities and Greek Organizations. Masonic Fraternal Police Department will be located in 33 other states, including Mexico City. We support all law enforcement agencies. Our mission is to preserve the integrity, honor and legacy of our Founding Fathers, Masonic Organizations, all Grand Masters and their Constitution /By Laws. We will uphold our sworn obligation to protect Sovereign Grand Masters and their jurisdictions.

We are not “Sovereign Citizens’ nor do we condone terrorist activity, sovereign citizens or clandestine! 
The Masonic Fraternal Police Department (M.F.P.D.) provides services to Masonic Sovereign Grand Masters and their Masonic Jurisdictions, as well as other Fraternities, Sororities and Greek Organizations. Masonic Fraternal Police Department will be located in 33 other states, including Mexico City. We support all law enforcement agencies. Our mission is to preserve the integrity, honor and legacy of our Founding Fathers, Masonic Organizations, all Grand Masters and their Constitution /By Laws. We will uphold our sworn obligation to protect Sovereign Grand Masters and their jurisdictions.
God Bless the United States of America!!!!!