Churchill (SWC) events are Blue and Black. Shrine events are in Dark Red. Special Events are in Green
Metro West Training – Sat, Jul 30
Metro West Leaders will gather on Saturday, July 30 for a seminar and reception, allowing officers and volunteers to meet one another and share ideas. The event is required for the three principal officers of the lodge, but many others will attend, too. This year’s session will be held at the Zuhrah Shrine center, utilizing their hosting facilities, at 6120 Blue Circle Drive, Minnetonka, MN 55343. Registration begins at 8:30AM, the program begins at 9AM, and should wrap by 1PM. Food (BBQ) and libations will be provided. We hope you help us make this a success.
Register on the Grand Lodge website or your Grandview page, or by writing to organizer, Mike Hill, at email@example.com.
SWC Breakfast – THURSDAY, Aug 4, 2022
Join the brethren for breakfast if you can, at 7AM on the first Thursday of each month, at Perkins near Hwy 494 and France. See WB Ramsour with questions.
Shrine Chairmen Meeting – Wednesday, Aug 10, 2022
Thankfully, about the same time you are hankerin’ for a cigar, the Chairmen like to meet up for our monthly board meeting. All are welcome. As usual, very important decisions will be made. Harumph. We’ll meet for dinner and our normal smoker, at Jax Cafe, at 7PM unless we’ve sent a meeting location change – look for it. Being the gentleman that you are, please RSVP through our CIO, Steve Miller if you plan to go. We’ll look for you. Questions? See Nels Peterson, yer CEO.
SWC August Stated Meeting – THURSDAY, Aug. 11, 2022
Our August 11th meeting, on a THURSDAY this month, will be held at the home of WB Scott Hughes, at 4925 Girard Avenue No., Minneapolis, MN. [Note this was a change, from the previously announced date and location.] The normal schedule will apply; gathering at 6PM with the meeting beginning at 7:00PM SHARPLY. Dress is business casual. Brethren, please RSVP with the Secretary. A meeting invitation and treasurer’s report will be distributed electronically. We look forward to relaxing around the fire pit and a philosophical discussion, a popular feature of our meetings, on the following subject:
Lodge Ed Topic: Cryptocurrency
Shrine Midwest – Aug 17-20, 2022
Zuhrah is pleased to send our best units to compete at the Midwest Shrine gathering this year, hosted by Beja Shrine of Green Bay, Wisconsin. To be held August 17-20, 2022, parade units will vie for top honors in their categories. In the evening, several hospitality suites will keep the visiting nobles entertained. Many Churchill Lodge and Chairmen members will be in attendence.
Please let our CIO, Steve Miller, know if you want to get involved
Here’s Zuhrah’s website.
Scottish Rite Rush – Thursday, Aug 18, 2022
Interested in the Scottish Rite? Join us for a BBQ at the Minneapolis temple at 2011 Dupont Avenue So, in Minneapolis. Members will be on hand to provide tours, and to provide an introduction into “The College of Masonry”. The open house runs from 5PM to 9PM. Look for us at the big red Masonic building, looks like a church, at Franklin and Dupont Ave., entering on the parking lot side of the building. The start of our Fall degree cycle is just two weeks away, with degrees held on Thursdays.
Ours is one of only five valleys in the country where all 29 degrees are performed in full costume and effects, and we offer this treasure twice per year. In case you hadn’t heard, petition fees for the degrees are just $395. This includes at least 15 meals, and two books. A Scottish Rite ring and hat is optional.
Contact the Rite secretary, Ken Hill, at (612) 871-1500 for more information, or speak with MWB Jackson or MWB Gann. Visit their website (here) for a petition a to join. Their website also has loads of material about the Scottish Rite, often called the college of Masonry for its deeper dive into those Masonic principles first introduced in the first three degrees of Freemasonry. Scottish Rite degrees allow time for group discussion on how ideals have impacted many good and great men in history, weaving our impact into the Enlightenment and Western Civilization itself. Come join the conversation!
Scottish Rite Orientation – Thursday, Aug 25, 2022
Orientation is tonight for all Masons interested in joining the Scottish Rite here in Minneapolis at 6PM. Look for us at the big red Masonic building (looks like a church) at Franklin and Dupont Ave., entering on the parking lot side of the building. The start of our Fall degree cycle is just one week away, with degrees held on Thursdays.
SWC September Meeting – Friday, Sept. 16, 2022
Our September 16th meeting will be held at the home of MWB Thomas Jackson, 431 Post Road, Lino Lakes, MN. The home is 12 minutes north of 694 in regular traffic. The normal schedule will apply; gathering at 6PM with the meeting beginning at 7:00PM SHARPLY. Though the meeting will be in September, an Oktoberfest Dinner will be served afterward, following Tom’s pattern of the past eight years. (In Germany, Oktoberfest runs from mid-Sept to mid-Oct.) Please RSVP with the Secretary. A Summons and Minutes will be distributed electronically. The September meeting is normally when we begin to discuss next year’s budget, which is on the agenda. Finally, we look forward to a philosophical discussion on the following topic:
Topic will be posted shortly