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Eagles Healing Nest

It’s Not a Hand out, It’s a Hand Up Melony Butler is the Director Of Eagles Healing Nest, over 124 acres in Sauk Centre with over 24 buildings on-site for veterans from all over the county to heal. Melony says, “we don’t tell them how long they can be here, and when they come here, …

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MN-TX Reunion

MN-TX Reunion Winter Texans gather in South Texas The Annual Winter Texan Masonic Reunion is sponsored this year by MN Masonic Charities and the Grand Lodge of Minnesota. The Reunion is scheduled for Saturday, January 28, 2023, at Rio Grande Valley Shrine Club in Laferia, Texas. The social hour will begin at Noon, followed by …

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GLEO November 2022 Ashlar

Grand Lodge Education Officer Leadership in Freemasonry: Lessons from Military Service Just as our rituals, customs, and traditions have often borrowed from multiple other teachings, philosophies, and even religious beliefs, it bears fruit for Masonic leaders to look to other groups to learn from their leadership teachings.  As any Brother or Sister who is still …

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GLEO August 2022 Ashlar

Grand Lodge Education Officer Leadership in Masonry: Who Do You Talk To? Our Masonic family presents an interesting contrast when it comes to certain aspects of the art of leadership. On the one hand, we speak with great earnestness and certainty about our respect and celebration of the fundamental equality between all with whom we …

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GLEO June 2022 Ashlar

Grand Lodge Education Officer Leadership in Masonry Welcome to the inaugural Grand LEO column in The Ashlar. Over the next few issues, I look forward to discussing various aspects of one of the very many great benefits that come to anyone who travels a Masonic path: that of learning the lessons of and practicing sound …

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Past Grand Master Verne E. Long

Past Grand Master Verne E. Long September 24, 1925 – March 21, 2022 VERNE EVERETT LONG was born on September 24, 1925, to Samuel and Florence (Dingler) Long in Pipestone, Minnesota. He grew up on the family farm in Grange Township, Pipestone County. He attended 1st through 8th grade at District 16 Country School, a …

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COVID Update from the Grand Master

COVID-19 Update from the Grand Master March 22, 2022 Brethren: Effective today, all COVID edicts are hereby rescinded. I would ask, however, that you please keep the following safety recommendations in mind for lodge meetings and activities until the pandemic fully subsides. General Health and Safety Recommendations·    Take care and watch out for our brothers, …

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