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Thursday, August 15, 2019

Speaking Friday 8/16 at W. Lafayette, Indiana High Twelve


I'll be speaking this Friday, August 16th, at the Lafayette High Twelve Club lunch meeting at the MCL Cafeteria, 521 Sagamore Parkway West, West Lafayette, Indiana. 

I'll be presenting a Power Point talk, "In Search of the Lost Grand Master - Alexander Buckner" about the Grand Lodge of Indiana's founding Grand Master in 1818, his hasty departure from the state, and how he also became important to Missouri Freemasonry by founding a new Indiana lodge by the Mississippi River.

The meeting begins at noon.
If you haven't a clue what a High Twelve Club is, High Twelve International got its start in Sioux City, Iowa in 1920. Its founder, Edgar C. Wolcott was, at the time, General Secretary of the local YMCA in Sioux City. He felt very strongly that members of the Masonic fraternity were in need of additional fellowship they weren't getting in the lodge room. So he cooked up the notion of local clubs of Master Masons who met informally over their lunch hours, broke bread together, shared fellowship with Masons who weren't all from the same lodge, had a speaker or presentation, and maybe raised a little money.

Today, there are approximately 4,000 members in 150 clubs nationwide and in foreign countries. If you haven't got one near you, they are easy to start. Visit their website for information.

And if you're in the area around Lafayette and Purdue University, drop in and have lunch.

I'll leave it to the assembled crowd to decide whether my presentation is an appropriate use of a wind instrument or not.

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