Scott City – February 18th, 2017
Our Grand Master M:.W:. Lyn E. Beyer has determined that he will allow all three degrees to be conducted in a one day class to be held at Scott City on February 18th on qualified candidates. It will be conducted in the same format as the two Grand Master’s C2A Classes allowed in 2016, but with the addition of the First Degree.
Requirements for participation can be found here.
Please keep in mind all candidates, whether they are taking the first, second or third degree are required to be registered, as is anyone who is intending to be present at the event, through the online registration, found here.
There have been some revisions to the District School of Instruction schedule. The original schedule that as printed in the last edition of the Kansas Mason had to be changed due to some scheduling conflicts. Please review the revised plan. Click Here to Download a Copy.
As many of us travel around the state, whether for business or pleasure, it is always a good idea to visit Lodges in the areas of our travels. It is now even easier to find Lodges anywhere in the state. The new Lodge Locator found on the Locate a Lodge page under the Contact Us tab of the Grand lodge Website is just the ticket. Simply enter your search criteria and find the Lodges near you. Meeting and contact information is provided for those Lodges that meet your criteria.
The interactive Lodge List formerly found on the Locate a Lodge page is now on the Listing of Lodges page also under the Contact Us tab.
Home is just a handshake away. Happy travels Brothers.
Before too long the campus of Emporia State University will be filled with the sound music as the 33rd Kansas Masonic All-State Marching Band will assemble to once again to perform for the Annual Shrine Bowl Football Game.
Last year at Ft. Hays the band set an all-time attendance record of 225 and we hope to beat that this year, but we need your help. If you haven’t already done so please make contact with your high school band director and let them know that your lodge is interested in send a student(s) to camp. Time is of the essence as the applications are due to the KMF by May 1st.
If your high school doesn’t have or isn’t interested in sending students and your lodge still wants to sponsor there will be the opportunity to do so. We typically receive applications from students needing sponsors.
Scholarships Total Nearly $350,000
Our Local Lodges in conjunction with Our Kansas Masonic Foundation, the charitable arm for the Grand Lodge of Kansas, announces the award of 345 scholarships to Kansas students. The awards total nearly $350,000.
The scholarships, which range from $500 to $5,000, are awarded to graduating high school seniors and students already attending four- and two-year universities and colleges, including vocational and technical colleges, throughout the state.
“It is with great pride that we, as Masons, are able to provide this type of financial support to our future leaders,” said Michael J. Tavares, President of the Kansas Masonic Foundation. “Our commitment to the scholarship program – and to the numerous other programs that benefit Kansans and Kansas communities through the Foundation and the Masonic Lodges throughout the state – is at the core of our belief that charity beyond ourselves strengthens our community.”
Over the 50 years of its existence, the Foundation, along with the Grand Lodge of Kansas, its 230 statewide lodges, and almost 18,000 Kansas Masons, have given thousands of scholarships and millions of dollars to deserving students in Kansas.
“Whether it is this scholarship program, the almost $25 million that Kansas Masons have donated to the University of Kansas Cancer Center, the $20 million that was recently committed as part of the Foundation’s 50th Anniversary, or any of the other worthwhile endeavors to help others that Masons are committed to do, our Fraternity provides significant charitable support to Kansas and throughout the world,” said Lyn E. Beyer, Grand Master of Masons in Kansas. Beyer also noted that more than $360 million has been raised annually by the American Masonic philanthropy alone.
The 345 scholarships will be presented to students by their local Masonic Lodge in April and May.
Saturday, May 21st, 11:00 a.m.
112 East 6th Street, Hugoton, Kansas 67951
Hosted by Hugoton Lodge #406 & Area IX
Reception at the Lodge at 11.:00-Noon, followed by
Banquet at Stevens County Memorial Hall-
200 East 6th Street at 12:30 p.m.
RSVP: by May 1, 2016 by email to firstname.lastname@example.org or
Text to 620-544-1505 or Phone 620-544-7241
Mail to: PO Box 615, Hugoton, KS 67951-0615.
Meal: grilled steak, cheesy potatoes, green beans, salad, rolls, dessert & drink.
Tickets available $20.00 with RSVP
To ensure that we can accommodate everyone who wishes to attend, we ask that you complete your registration by April 8th.
The requested attire for the event is
Formal for Grand Lodge Officers and Business for guests.
WIBW television coverage of the events at the State Capitol on March 18th, 2016.