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1999

FRED K. BAUER, Grand Master

F. Brian Emery, Deputy Grand Master
Louis A. Harmon, Senior Grand Warden
Clayton A. Bemis, Junior Grand Warden


GMAndOfficers1999.jpg
Seated: R. W. Jack R. Tutzauer, District Grand Master; Grand Master Arthur E. Johnson; M. W. Fred K. Bauer, Grand Master; R. W. F. Brian Emery, Deputy Grand Master.
Standing:R. W. Robert M. Blake, Grand Treasurer; R. W. Paul W. Rolston, Grand Secretary.

Contents

QUARTERLY COMMUNICATIONS

(held at Masonic Temple, Boston)

  • 03/10: 1999-1;
  • 06/09: 1999-39;
  • 09/08: 1999-73;
  • 10/09: 1999-105; (Special Communication)
  • 12/08: 1999-133; (Annual Communication)

03/10 Agenda

  • 1999-8: Acknowledgement of new American Flag.
  • 1999-12: Report of the Committee on Records.
  • 1999-13: Presentations.

06/09 Agenda

  • 1999-55: Greetings to, and appointment of, Grand Representatives.
  • 1999-55: Recognition of the Prince Hall Grand Lodge of Wisconsin.
  • 1999-58: Report of the Committee on Records.
  • 1999-58: Presentations.

09/08 Agenda

  • 1999-83: Greetings to, and appointment of, Grand Representatives.
  • 1999-86: Report of the Committee on Records.
  • 1999-87: Budget for 2000 (motion only).
  • 1999-87: Presentations.

10/09 Agenda

  • 1999-109: Topical Discussion with the Grand Master, including the following subjects:
  1. Should the age requirement to join Freemasonry be lower?
  2. Should Grand Lodge set up an incentive program which would reimburse Lodges a set amount of money, based on attaining a predetermined number of new members?
  3. Should Grand Lodge reconsider its position on "No Games of Chance"?
  4. Should the Grand Lodge Quarterly be held on a different day?
  5. Should the Grand Lodge Quarterly be held at a different time?
  6. Should Grand Lodge allow shorter periods of time between degrees?
  7. Should Grand Lodge continue the requirement for a unanimous ballot for the election of candidates?

12/08 Agenda

Grand Constitutions Amendment Proposals

  • 1999-153: Proposals to amend the Grand Constitutions in the following areas:
    • Change the age requirements for an applicant for the degrees
    • Change the requirement for a unanimous ballot for the election of a candidate
    • Change the requirement for a four week interval between degrees

Grand Master's Address

  • 03/10: 1999-14; opening remarks; Grand Treasurer; CHIP; Masonic Awareness; discipline; One-Day Class; Masonic Forums and candidate instruction; Masonic Home; Shrine Hospital; Grand Lodge dues; meeting with the Grand Master; Grand lodge web site.
  • 06/09: 1999-60; opening remarks; travels; scholarships; MLI; Grand Master's Fair; Grand Treasurer; CHIP; Special Grand Lodge Communication in October; discipline; One-Day Class; Masonic Forums; anti-Masonic activities.
  • 09/08: 1999-89; opening remarks; Special Grand Lodge Communication in October; Wor. Christopher L. Huntoon as Grand Treasurer; December Quarterly, and rededication of building; visitations; discipline; One-Day Class; Masonic Forums.
  • 12/08: 1999-153; opening remarks; rededication of Grand Lodge building; special communication in October; Masonic Home; employment; visitations; One-Day Class; Education; Service; Library; Masonic Home; Insurance; Scholarship; visits; medals.

Lodge By-Law Changes

Necrologies and Memorials

  • NECROLOGIES:
    • 06/09: 1999-56; Rt. Wor. Roy Ernest Handy, Jr., Past District Deputy Grand Master.
    • 06/09: 1999-56; Rt. Wor. Donald Eugene Keene, Sr., Past District Deputy Grand Master.
    • 06/09: 1999-57; Rt. Wor. Edward Newpol, Past District Deputy Grand Master.
    • 06/09: 1999-57; Rt. Wor. Clarence Frederick Penney, Past District Deputy Grand Master.
    • 06/09: 1999-57; Rt. Wor. John Frederick Van Baars, Past District Deputy Grand Master.
    • 09/08: 1999-83; Rt. Wor. Gordon Wallace Weddleton, Past District Deputy Grand Master.
    • 12/08: 1999-149; Rt. Wor. Donald John Lohnes, Past Deputy Grand Master.
    • 12/08: 1999-150; Rt. Wor. Neal Stewart Mitchell, Past District Deputy Grand Master.
    • 12/08: 1999-150; Rt. Wor. William Joseph Rogers, Jr., Past District Deputy Grand Master, Past Junior Grand Deacon.
    • 12/08: 1999-150; Rt. Wor. George Frederick Shelton, Past District Deputy Grand Master.
  • MEMORIALS:
    • 09/08: 1999-83; Rt. Wor. and Rev. Oscar A. Guinn, Jr., Past Grand Chaplain; presented by Rt. Wor. and Rev. John R.S. Higgins, for the committee. The Grand Master then presented Bro. Higgins with Bro. Guinn's Grand Chaplain's jewel and designated him the senior Grand Chaplain.

Petitions for Charters

  • 06/09: Petition for the consolidation of Germania and Revere, as Germania-Revere; not listed in Proceedings, but should have been; Germania Lodge has a By-Law change in June, and the merger is on 06/19.


SPECIAL COMMUNICATIONS

  • 04/03: 1999-21. Boston. Cornerstone laying at Shrine Hospital.
    • 1999-22: Grand Lodge opened at the Shriners Hospital for Children.
    • 1999-22: Laying of the corner stone "in due and ancient form."
    • 1999-22: Remarks by the Grand Master and other Brothers.
  • 04/06: 1999-25. Quincy. Centenary of Wollaston Lodge.
    • 1999-26: Grand Lodge opened and was received by Wor. Graeme H. Marsden, Master of Wollaston Lodge.
    • 1999-26: An "interesting, dramatic and inspiring rendition of the first year in the life of Wollaston Lodge" by Wor. Kenneth A. Hamilton and other Past Masters.
    • 1999-26: Remarks by the Grand Master and other Brothers.
  • 04/10: 1999-29. Springfield. 150th Anniversary of Chicopee Lodge of Chicopee.
    • 1999-30: Grand Lodge opened and was received by Wor. George R. Sachs, Master of Chicopee Lodge.
    • 1999-30: Remarks by the Grand Master and other Brothers.
  • 05/08: 1999-33. Needham. 125th Anniversary of Norfolk Lodge.
    • 1999-34: Grand Lodge opened and was received by Wor. Wilfred G. Corey, Master of Norfolk Lodge.
    • 1999-34: Remarks by the Grand Master and other Brothers.
    • 1999-35ff: History of Norfolk Lodge, by Wor. George D. Krech.
  • 06/19: 1999-67. Boston. Uniting of Germania and Revere, as Germania-Revere.
    • 1999-68: Grand Lodge opened and was received by the Masters of the two Lodges.
    • 1999-68: Merger ceremony, described in detail.
    • 1999-71: Charge by the Grand Master; remarks by other Brothers.
  • 09/11: 1999-95. West Brookfield. 75th Anniversary of Bay Path Lodge.
    • 1999-95: Grand Lodge opened and was received by the Brethren and guests of Bay Path Lodge.
    • 1999-95: Presentations, including a Joseph Warren Medal to Wor. George David Valerius.
    • 1999-96: Address by the Grand Master. Remarks by other Brothers.
  • 09/14: 1999-97. Needham. Uniting of Moses Michael Hays and Freedom, as Moses Michael Hays.
    • 1999-98: Grand Lodge opened and was received by the Masters of the two Lodges.
    • 1999-98: Merger ceremony.
    • 1999-98: Charge by the Grand Master; remarks by other Brothers.
  • 09/24: 1999-101. Rehoboth. 75th Anniversary of Eastern Star Lodge.
    • 1999-102: Grand Lodge opened at the Anawan Grange Hall and was received by Wor. O. Raymond Elting, Master of Eastern Star Lodge.
    • 1999-102: Remarks by the Grand MAster and other Brothers.
  • 10/08: 1999-103. Somerset. 175th Anniversary of Mount Hope Lodge of Fall River.
    • 1999-103: Grand Lodge opened at the Towne Room in Somerset.
    • 1999-104: Anniversary Banquet. Remarks by the Grand Master and other Brothers.
  • 10/20: 1999-111. New Bedford. 50th Anniversary of Wamsutta Lodge.
    • 1999-112: Grand Lodge opened and was received by the Brethren and guests of Wamsutta Lodge.
    • 1999-112: Presentation of colors by representatives of DeMolay and Rainbow.
    • 1999-113: Introduction of the son of Wamsutta Lodge's first Master, and a Charter MEmber.
    • 1999-113: Remarks by the Grand Master and other Brothers.
  • 11/03: 1999-115. Haverhill. Visit to Merrimack Lodge.
    • 1999-116: Grand Lodge opened and was received by the Brethren of Merrimack Lodge.
    • 1999-116: Address by the Grand Master. Remarks by other Brothers.
  • 11/15: 1999-119. Natick. Uniting of Meridian and Maugus Hill, as Meridian.
    • 1999-120: Grand Lodge opened and was received by the Masters of the two Lodges.
    • 1999-120: Merger ceremony.
    • 1999-120: Charge by the Grand Master; remarks by other Brothers.
  • 11/20: 1999-123. Ayer. Dedication of Masonic Building.
    • 1999-124: Grand Lodge opened and was received by the Brethren and guests of Caleb Butler Lodge.
    • 1999-124: "The Grand Master and Grand Lodge Officers assembled around the ceremonial carpet and proceeded to dedicate the Lodge building in accordance with ancient usages."
    • 1999-124: Remarks by the Grand Master and other Brothers. Presentations.
    • 1999-125ff: History of Caleb Butler Lodge.
  • 12/02: 1999-129. Hanover. 125th Anniversary of Phoenix Lodge.
    • 1999-130: Grand Lodge opened and was received by the Brethren and guests of Phoenix Lodge.
    • 1999-130: Remarks by the Grand Master and other Brothers. Presentations.

FEAST OF ST. JOHN THE EVANGELIST

(held at Masonic Temple, Boston, 12/27/1999)

  • 1999-215: Opening and roll call.
  • 1999-221: Reception of guests, including Grand Representatives.
  • 1999-222: Report of Grand Secretary; 622 diplomas issued. List of lodges not represented in Grand Lodge in 1999, as well as the past 2 years.
  • 1999-223: Installation of Grand Master Fred Kirby Bauer. Installation of other Grand Officers.
  • 1999-225: Feast of St. John. Toasts and names of speakers:

LIST OF LODGES IN MASSACHUSETTS BY DISTRICT: 1999

There were 45 districts in Massachusetts in 1999 (numbered 1 through 33), as well as districts for Chile, China, the Caribbean and Panama.

DISTRICT 1: Boston

Salvatore P. Russo, District Deputy Grand Master; 8 Lodges
Tabular: 1999-A3

DISTRICT 2: Cambridge

James W. Spurrell, District Deputy Grand Master; 6 Lodges
Tabular: 1999-A4

DISTRICT 2: Boston

Nathan N. Rosenhek, District Deputy Grand Master; 6 Lodges
Tabular: 1999-A5

DISTRICT 3: Boston

Jeffrey Arnold, District Deputy Grand Master; 4 Lodges
Tabular: 1999-A6

DISTRICT 3: Chelsea

Gary C. Miller, District Deputy Grand Master; 5 Lodges
Tabular: 1999-A7

DISTRICT 4: Boston

Maxwell M. Brenton, District Deputy Grand Master; 10 Lodges
Tabular: 1999-A8

DISTRICT 5: Waltham

Stephen C. Cohn, District Deputy Grand Master; 8 Lodges
Tabular: 1999-A9

DISTRICT 5: Brighton

William E. Holland, District Deputy Grand Master; 6 Lodges
Tabular: 1999-A10

DISTRICT 6: Somerville

David R. Young, District Deputy Grand Master; 8 Lodges
Tabular: 1999-A11

DISTRICT 6: Arlington

Steve J. Gogolos, District Deputy Grand Master; 7 Lodges
Tabular: 1999-A12

DISTRICT 7: Malden

David R. Lee, District Deputy Grand Master; 6 Lodges
Tabular: 1999-A13

DISTRICT 7: Melrose

Edwin R. VanCor, District Deputy Grand Master; 7 Lodges
Tabular: 1999-A14

DISTRICT 8: Salem

Donald M. Moran, District Deputy Grand Master; 7 Lodges
Tabular: 1999-A15

DISTRICT 8: Lynn

William E. Eldridge, District Deputy Grand Master; 7 Lodges
Tabular: 1999-A16

DISTRICT 9: Gloucester

Alexander R. Pope, District Deputy Grand Master; 6 Lodges
Tabular: 1999-A17

DISTRICT 10: Newburyport

Arnold M. Marookian, District Deputy Grand Master; 7 Lodges
Tabular: 1999-A18

DISTRICT 11: Lawrence

Edward A. Condon, Jr., District Deputy Grand Master; 5 Lodges
Tabular: 1999-A19

DISTRICT 12: Lowell

Herbert W. Mitchell, District Deputy Grand Master; 8 Lodges
Tabular: 1999-A20

DISTRICT 13: Fitchburg

Kenneth E. Atkins, District Deputy Grand Master; 7 Lodges
Tabular: 1999-A21

DISTRICT 13: Barre

Brian A. Handy, District Deputy Grand Master; 5 Lodges
Tabular: 1999-A22

DISTRICT 14: Greenfield

Lawrence G. Kent, District Deputy Grand Master; 5 Lodges
Tabular: 1999-A23

DISTRICT 15: North Adams

Nicholas J. Mantello, District Deputy Grand Master; 4 Lodges
Tabular: 1999-A24

DISTRICT 16: Pittsfield

Richard C. Johnson, District Deputy Grand Master; 8 Lodges
Tabular: 1999-A25

DISTRICT 17: Holyoke

Leo A. Provost, District Deputy Grand Master; 6 Lodges
Tabular: 1999-A26

DISTRICT 18: Chicopee

Charles H. Robinson, Jr., District Deputy Grand Master; 5 Lodges
Tabular: 1999-A27

DISTRICT 18: Springfield

Myron G. Swain, District Deputy Grand Master; 5 Lodges
Tabular: 1999-A28

DISTRICT 19: Palmer

William R. Barnett, District Deputy Grand Master; 5 Lodges
Tabular: 1999-A29

DISTRICT 20: Blackstone

Charles G. Fegreuss, District Deputy Grand Master; 4 Lodges
Tabular: 1999-A30

DISTRICT 21: Brookfield

Samuel R. McClure, Jr., District Deputy Grand Master; 9 Lodges
Tabular: 1999-A31

DISTRICT 22: Worcester

Kevin T. Jones, District Deputy Grand Master; 9 Lodges
Tabular: 1999-A32

DISTRICT 23: Natick

Carmen D. Borgia, District Deputy Grand Master; 8 Lodges
Tabular: 1999-A33

DISTRICT 24: Marlboro

Alexander D. Campbell, District Deputy Grand Master; 5 Lodges
Tabular: 1999-A34

DISTRICT 25: Hyde Park

Eugene B. Nichols, District Deputy Grand Master; 7 Lodges
Tabular: 1999-A35

DISTRICT 26: Quincy

Craig S. MacPherson, District Deputy Grand Master; 5 Lodges
Tabular: 1999-A36

DISTRICT 27: Plymouth

Paul E. Wuori, Sr., District Deputy Grand Master; 7 Lodges
Tabular: 1999-A37

DISTRICT 28: Taunton

James C. Pilling, District Deputy Grand Master; 5 Lodges
Tabular: 1999-A38

DISTRICT 28: Attleboro

John F. Platt, District Deputy Grand Master; 5 Lodges
Tabular: 1999-A39

DISTRICT 29: Brockton

Richard C. Austin, District Deputy Grand Master; 8 Lodges
Tabular: 1999-A40

DISTRICT 30: Fall River

Oscar L. Baron, District Deputy Grand Master; 5 Lodges
Tabular: 1999-A41

DISTRICT 30: New Bedford

George J. P. Breault, District Deputy Grand Master; 5 Lodges
Tabular: 1999-A42

DISTRICT 31: Nantucket

Michael Petrosino, District Deputy Grand Master; 4 Lodges
Tabular: 1999-A43

DISTRICT 32: Hyannis

Thomas W. Hadley, District Deputy Grand Master; 6 Lodges
Tabular: 1999-A44

DISTRICT 32: Provincetown

Southard Lippincott, District Deputy Grand Master; 7 Lodges
Tabular: 1999-A45

DISTRICT 33: Springfield

Neil C. Hansen, District Deputy Grand Master; 4 Lodges
Tabular: 1999-A46

PANAMA CANAL DISTRICT

Jack R. Tutzauer, District Grand Master; 3 Lodges
Tabular: 1999-A47

  • Sojourners (Cristobal, Canal Zone, 1912)
  • Ancon (Ancon, Canal Zone, 1913)
  • Gatun (Empire, Canal Zone, 1915) merged 05/31

CHILE DISTRICT

Daniel E. Cerda, District Deputy Grand Master; 3 Lodges
Tabular: 1999-A48

CHINA DISTRICT

Joe A. Diele, District Deputy Grand Master; 5 Lodges
Tabular: 1999-A49

CARIBBEAN DISTRICT

Aston Wright, District Deputy Grand Master; 1 Lodge
Tabular: 1999-A50


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