In Memoriam ~ Donald Friend, PMEGHP

Companions: I have just today learned That Don was the companion that began the tradition of red blazers in Indiana. So with that in mind, I have had a change of heart and have decided it would be a great tribute to him if we wore red in his honor!
Red Jacket aprons and jewels Will be the dress for his masonic service! As I said earlier I have purchased some black ribbon to appropriately drape our jewels and will bring that long Tuesday evening to Feller & Clark funeral home.
Donald Friend Obituary – Auburn Location

AUBURN — Donald E. “Don” Friend, 88, died Sunday, April 13, 2014, at Betz Nursing Home in Auburn. Don was born April 12, 1926, in Jackson Township to …
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  Fraternally Yours, James B. Coleman, ME

Century Lodge MM Degree Help Needed

Century Lodge will hold a MM Degree on Thursday, April 24, 2014 @ 6:00 PM.  Cast and candidates should assemble no later than 5:30 PM.

**I am still in need of volunteers for the First Craftsman and Second Craftsman and the lectures.  If you know these roles and are available, please consider volunteering.  Alternatively, if you know of someone who can fill these roles, please have them contact me or send their contact information to me.  I appreciate your help.**

Indiana Freemasons’ Hall

525 N. Illinois St. Floor 3 North

Indianapolis, IN 46204-1209


Driving Directions


Please review the Cast List below and confirm whether you can do the part assigned to you.   




*First Craftsman

*Second Craftsman 



Jeff Stinson


Grand Lodge Housing Code Update

Worshipful Master and Brother All:

For those of you who may need hotel room during the Annual Communication, the discount code has changed.

Please pass this information on to all who may need a room.

When calling for a room discount use “GLI”  Do Not Use “GIN”  The Hotel has changed it.

Remember to use “GLI” at the Holiday Inn Express South on East St. in Indianapolis for a discounted room rate.


Thank you,

Rick Elman, PGM 
Grand Secretary

MURAT Shrine Schedule Of Events


Murat Shriners
Schedule of Events
April 9, 2014
Murat Website            Pay Dues           Make Donation          Shrine Circus Website
At the Murat Shrine….

April 10 – April 13, 2014


There’s still time to purchase your tickets for the Circus.   Contact the Fraternal Office or purchase your tickets at


April 19, 2014


TEXAS HOLD’EM TOURNAMENT OF CHAMPIONS - Cash Game begins at 4:00 p.m.  (to play in the cash game, you must sign up for the tournament prior to participating in the cash game).  Tournament immediately following at 5:00 p.m.  $50.00 buy-in with the option to re-buy by the end of the first break.  Cash bar and food available.


Register for Texas Hold’em


If you are available to deal this Saturday, please contact Bud Abel at 317-319-7673 or Rob Plummer at 317-910-8884.

This is the Tournament of Champions.  Extra Dealers are needed.
April 25, 2014
BAND NIGHT IN THE OASIS - Featuring Matt Roush.  Dinner is served from 5:00 – 8:00 p.m.  The band will begin at 8:00 p.m.


are now available in the Fraternal Office.  We will also have them available in the Oasis Lounge.  We appreciate your help in making the raffle a success.  The raffle will be August 9, 2014.  12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.  Tickets are $20.00 each.  The price includes Food and refreshments and the opportunity to win up to 60 guns!


When:   Saturday, April 19, 2014
             6:00 p.m.
Where:  George’s Restaurant
             71st & Binford Blvd
Join your Yacht Club buddies and their ladies for an informal dinner at George’s Restaurant.  Zem-Zem 6:00 p.m. with dinner following.
Call Kevin Scott at 317-409-0591 prior to April 10, 2014 (headcount is needed).  Also bring your friends who may be interested in our great fraternity.
When:     Friday, April 18, 2014
               5:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Starts at:  Murat Shrine
               510 N. New Jersey St
               Indianapolis, IN 46204
Each tour will visit four local breweries.  We will spend approx. 35 minutes at each location.  There are a limited number of seats.  Get your tickets early.
All participants must be 21 or older.  No exceptions

April 11, 2014


Madison County Shrine Club - “Fish Night” - $10.00 per person.

Stone Belt Shrine Club - Baked Pork Chops, Baked Potato, Buttered Cabbage, Salad, and Dessert – $10.00 per person
April 25, 2014
Due to the Easter Holiday…Southeastern Shine Club will be having Steak Night with all the fixins’ on Friday, April 25th. They will resume their normal schedule of the third Friday each month May through November.

e-mail from Grand Sec’ty. Grand Lodge re: Accomodations for Grand Lodge Meeting

Worshipful Master, Brother Warden, Brother Secretary.

Please share this information with all who are attending the Annual Communication May 20 and 21

You will find attached information regarding a discounted rate at the Holiday Inn Express South.

CLICK HERE FOR pdf file ~>Holiday Inn South

If you are going to be spending the night on Monday, Tuesday or both you can take advantage of the discounted rate.

The deadline for the discounted rate is May, 1, 2014

Please do not call the Grand Lodge Office for reservations.  Call the Hotel direct for reservations (317) 783-5151

GIN is the discount code.

Thank you

Richard J. Elman, PGM 
Grand Secretary

Ritual Practice Noblesville York Rite

We will have ritual practice for the upcoming Royal Arch Mark Master degree work this coming Monday the 14th, and then again on April 28th. at 7:00 PM. The conferral of the Mark Master Degree will be an “OPEN” presentation that any Master Mason may register to participate in. No York Rite commitment required ~ a “stand alone” Mark Master Mason Degree conferral.

Noblesville Masonic Temple; 295 S. 9th. Street; Noblesville, Indiana  

Please come!

John Paul Jones Presentation At Sojourner’s Lodge

On Thursday, April 24, 2014, Brother Peter Hylton, who is a member of Lodge Vitruvian #767, and recent recipient of the Grand Lodge of Indiana Orator’s Pin as well as being Professor of Motorsports at IUPUI, will present a program entitled, “John Paul Jones: Freemason, Privateer, Pirate, and Founder of the US Navy” at Sojourner Lodge #768, which holds their Stated Meetings in the Masonic Temple of Keystone Lodge #251; 7201 N. Shadeland Avenue; Indianapolis, Indiana.  Sojourner’s Lodge #768 has a membership predominately of U.S. Military Veterans. Part of their mission is to promote Patriotism and respect for our U.S. Military men and women and veterans

This is a lively and entertaining lecture about the “Freemason, Privateer, Pirate, and Founder of the US Navy – John Paul Jones” that will be enjoyed by all. Masons, non-masons and their ladies are invited to attend. Dinner will be served at 6:00 pm for a donation. At 7:00 pm Sojourner Lodge will be opened and then put at rest to allow all guests to attend the lecture.
Contact Worshipful Master Bob Rini at 317-201-3436 to make reservations for dinner.
Robert R. Rini, PM
Free & Accepted Masons
721 East Southern Ave.
Indianapolis, 46203
Cell:  317-201-3436

Indiana Grand Council Cryptic Masons & Grand Commandery Knights Templar Annual Sessions


Wednesday, April 23, 2014Bridegroom Council Wreath

Grand Session Grand Council Cryptic Masons of Indiana 

 7:00 PM Illustrious Grand Master’s Banquet

 Thursday, April 24, 2014

Grand Session Grand Council

 07:30 AM Registration

08:30 AM Grand Council Opens

09:00 AM Distinguished Guests

12:00 PM Companions Lunch

  1:00 PM Grand Council Resumes

  1:00 PM Thrice Illustrious Master Degree

  3:00 PM Installation of Officers

 Indianapolis Marriott East Hotel

7202 E. 21st St.

Indianapolis, IN 46219-1717

 Driving Directions  


Chuck Wood

(765) 346-1159 Cell


BEGINS ~ Thursday, April 24, 2014Michael Gillard Past Commander 18

Grand Conclave Grand Commandery Of Indiana

 5:30 PM Divine Services

7:00 PM Grand Commander’s Banquet  

 Friday, April 25, 2014

Grand Conclave Grand Commandery

 07:00 AM Past Commander’s Association

07:30 AM Registration

08:30 AM Grand Commandery Opens

09:00 AM Distinguished Guests

12:00 PM Sir Knights Lunch

  1:00 PM Grand Commandery Resumes

  3:00 PM Installation of Officers

  Saturday, April 26, 2014

Grand Conclave Grand Commandery Resumes

 08:00 AM Competitive Drills

11:00 AM Drill Awards Luncheon

Indianapolis Marriott East Hotel

7202 E. 21st St.

Indianapolis, IN 46219-1717

 Driving Directions  



Larry Kaminsky

(219) 923-2890 Home

(219) 789-0625 Cell

Grand Council Cryptic Masons Of Indiana Newsletter For April

Attached is the Newsletter for April. Click here for pdf file ~~> GCNewsletterApril

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