ANL248 Minutes    

09/07/2017 09/07/2017 minutes - unapproved (added: 09/21/2017 06:22:51 PM)

Hall of Albert Neese Lodge No. 248 A.F. & A.M.
September 7, 2017 A.D. 6017 A.L.

A stated communication of the Lodge was opened in form on the 3rd degree of Masonry at 7:40 pm with the following present:

Bro. Walter Ottoway W.M.    Bro. Harry McKeever S.D.
Bro. Steve Smith S.W.       Bro. Bill Sutton J.D.
Bro. John Gaines J.W.       Bro. Greg Albert S.S.
Bro. --  Tres.              Bro. -- J.S.
Bro. Henry Mace Sec.        Bro. Bob Runion Tyler
Bro. Gary Hamilton chaplin

Essay contest application forms will be delivered to the Shawnee Heights High School.
Any entries will be reviewed by the lodge before being sent to the Grand Lodge in November.

Instead of the annual picnic, a lunch will be held at the lodge at noon on September 10th.

Bro. Bill Radtke passed away on August 16th and a memorial will be held on September 17th at 2pm
at the Grandview Woods in Smith Center.

Sickness and Distress:

Bro. Joe Bowen's wife Nancy was in the hospital but has thankfully recovered and is at home.

Bro. Bobbie Bowen's sister is having issues with her spin and the lodge wisher her well.

The lodge continues to wish others well who are ill and is keeping them in our thoughts and prayers.

The lodge was closed in form at 8:15 p.m.

Minutes by: 2017 Secretary, Henry Mace


06/01/2017 06/01/2017 minutes - approved (added: 06/15/2017 06:41:28 PM)

Hall of Albert Neese Lodge No. 248 A.F. & A.M.
June 1, 2017 A.D. 6017 A.L.

A stated communication of the Lodge was opened in form on the 3rd degree of Masonry at 7:45 pm with the following present:

Bro. Walter Ottoway W.M.    Bro. Steve Smith S.D.
Bro. Kyle Linder S.W.       Bro. Gary Hamilton J.D.
Bro. John Gaines J.W.       Bro. Chad Linder S.S.
Bro. --  Tres.              Bro. -- J.S.
Bro. Henry Mace Sec.        Bro. Bob Runion Tyler
Bro. Gary Hamilton chaplin

Discussion on annual picnic.  Tentative scheduled for Sept 10th at Walnut Grove
South of Stull (6 miles, then west 1/4 of a mile).
Jon Gaines to provide BBQ.  Bring side dish and drinks and plates and friends.
Meet at noon, eat around 1 pm.

Sickness and Distress:

The lodge continues to wish others well who are ill and is keeping them in our thoughts and prayers.

The lodge was closed in form at 8:15 p.m.

Minutes by: 2017 Secretary, Henry Mace


05/04/2017 05/04/2017 minutes - approved (added: 05/18/2017 07:06:54 PM)

Hall of Albert Neese Lodge No. 248 A.F. & A.M.
May 4, 2017 A.D. 6017 A.L.

A stated communication of the Lodge was opened in form on the 3rd degree of Masonry at 7:55 pm with the following present:

Bro. Walter Ottoway W.M.    Bro. Leon Brown S.D.
Bro. Steve Smith S.W.       Bro. Bill Sutton J.D.
Bro. John Gaines J.W.       Bro. Greg Albert S.S.
Bro. Joe Bowen  Tres.       Bro. -- J.S.
Bro. Henry Mace Sec.        Bro. Bob Runion Tyler
Bro. Gary Hamilton chaplin

Bro. Harry McKeever
Bro. Bobbi Bowen

A decision on replacing the water heater was differed to a later meeting.

Minnesota Rowing Crew stayed at the lodge on Friday, April 28th and enjoyed their brief stay,
leaving a $150 donation for the lodge.

We need to fix women's toilet, put in glass in kitchen shelves, and general cleaning.

Scholarship checks will be present to recipients, Karli Benson, Emily Springer, and Jordan Legino at our next
scheduled meeting (if they can).

Motion made to send $20 to Shrine Bowl for entry into annual program. passed.

Motion made to send $50 to Job's Daughter for assistance in hosting annual convention in 2019. passed.


Sickness and Distress:

Harry reported Rose is still in pain but was able to do some walking, which is positive progress.

The lodge continues to wish others well who are ill and is keeping them in our thoughts and prayers.

The lodge was closed in form at 8:40 p.m.

Minutes by: 2017 Secretary, Henry Mace


03/02/2017 03/03/207 minutes - approved (added: 03/16/2017 06:09:27 PM)

Hall of Albert Neese Lodge No. 248 A.F. & A.M.
March 2, 2017 A.D. 6017 A.L.

A stated communication of the Lodge was opened in form on the 1st degree of Masonry at 7:00 pm with the following present:

Bro. Leon Brown W.M.   Bro. Steve Smith S.D.
Bro. Kyle Linder S.W.      Bro. Dave Dunsford J.D.
Bro. Walter Ottoway J.W.       Bro. Greg Albert S.S.
Bro. Joe Bowen  Tres.           Bro. Bob Runion J.S.
Bro. Henry Mace Sec.       Bro. Bill Sutton Tyler
Bro. Gary Hamilton chaplin

Bro. Joe Stills
Bro. Bob Fritzy
Bro. Daniel Schefilbien
Bro. Bobbie Bowen

Entered Apprentice degree was presented to candidate Chad Linden.

The second degree for Chad Linden is scheduled for March 16th.

Sickness and Distress:

The lodge continues to wish others well who are ill and is keeping them in our thoughts and prayers.

The lodge was closed in form at 9:25 p.m.

Minutes by: 2017 Secretary, Henry Mace


02/02/2017 02/02/2017 minutes - approved (added: 02/16/2017 05:58:20 PM)

Hall of Albert Neese Lodge No. 248 A.F. & A.M.
February 2, 2017 A.D. 6017 A.L.

A stated communication of the Lodge was opened in form on the 3rd degree of Masonry at 7:30 pm with the following present:

Bro. Walter Ottoway W.M.   Bro. Leon Brown S.D.
Bro. Kyle Linder S.W.      Bro. Gilbert Wiedman J.D.
Bro. Jon Gaines J.W.       Bro. Greg Albert S.S.
Bro. ----  Tres.           Bro. Bob Runion J.S.
Bro. Henry Mace Sec.       Bro. Steve Smith Tyler
Bro. Gary Hamilton chaplin

Report from investing committee came back with a favorable review of candidate
Chad Linder.  A vote was then held to reveal the secrets of Masonry to Chad Linden.
The vote was all positive.

Entered apprentice practice will be held February 2, 9, and 16 at the lodge.

As a reminder:
Sweetheart dinner scheduled for Feb. 23rd, at 6:30pm, at the Golden Coral in Topeka.
17th and Wanamaker drive.


Sickness and Distress:

The lodge continues to wish others well who are ill and is keeping them in our thoughts and prayers.

The lodge was closed in form at 8:11 p.m.

Minutes by: 2017 Secretary, Henry Mace


01/19/2017 01/19/2017 minutes - approved (added: 02/02/2017 06:58:59 PM)

Hall of Albert Neese Lodge No. 248 A.F. & A.M.
January 19, 2017 A.D. 6017 A.L.

A stated communication of the Lodge was opened in form on the 3rd degree of Masonry at 7:45 pm with the following present:

Bro. Walter Ottoway W.M.         Bro Dave Sterbenz S.D.
Bro. Kyle Linder S.W.      Bro. Gilbert Wiedman J.D.
Bro. Jon Gaines J.W.     Bro. Greg Albert S.S.
Bro. Joe Bowen Tres.          Bro. ---- J.S.
Bro. Henry Mace Sec.          Bro. Steve Smith Tyler
Bro. Gary Hamilton chaplin

Bro. Dave Dunsford


The lodge of sorrow was closed for 2016 and the lodge of sorrow was opened for 2017.

A petition for membership was presented for Chad Linder and approved.
An investigation committee was formed:
Bro. Joe Bowen, Bro. Greg Albert, and Bro. Jon Gaines
They will meet with the candidate at the lodge on January 26th at 7pm.

We will present the 1st degree on Feb. 16th, opening with the first degree at 7pm.

Sweetheart dinner scheduled for Feb. 23rd, at 6:30pm, at the Golden Coral in Topeka.
17th and Wanamaker drive.


Sickness and Distress:

The lodge wishes well Rose McKeever, and our thoughts are with Bro. Harry McKeever as he
cares for Rose.

The lodge continues to wish others well who are ill and is keeping them in our thoughts and prayers.

The lodge was closed in form at 8:35 p.m.

Minutes by: 2017 Secretary, Henry Mace


12/15/2016 12/15/2016 minutes - approved (added: 01/05/2017 06:18:31 PM)

Hall of Albert Neese Lodge No. 248 A.F. & A.M.
December 15, 2016 A.D. 6016 A.L.

A stated communication of the Lodge was opened in form on the 3rd degree of Masonry at 7:51 pm with the following present:

Bro. Walter Ottoway W.M.         Bro Leon Brown S.D.
Bro. Steve Smith S.W.      Bro. Harry McKeever J.D.
Bro. Jon Gaines J.W.     Bro. Greg Albert S.S.
Bro. Joe Bowen Tres.          Bro. ---- J.S.
Bro. Henry Mace Sec.          Bro. Bob Runion Tyler
Bro. Gary Hamilton chaplin

Bro. Dave Dunsford
Bro. Mike Braum
Bro. Jack Hamilton

2017 Officers were installed by Bro. Rob Runion with marshall assistance by Bro. Harry McKeever.

Widows Fruit Baskets will be distributed by Bro. Mike Braumm and Bro. Harry McKeever on Monday,
December 19, starting from Dillons at 29th and California at 9 am.
Bro. Joe Bowen has placed the purchase order at Dillons for $12.96 each.

Sickness and Distress:

The lodge continues to wish others well who are ill and is keeping them in our thoughts and prayers.

The lodge was closed in form at 8:33 p.m.

Minutes by: 2016 Secretary, Henry Mace


12/01/2016 12/01/2016 minutes - approved (added: 12/15/2016 06:24:05 PM)

Hall of Albert Neese Lodge No. 248 A.F. & A.M.
December 1, 2016 A.D. 6016 A.L.

A stated communication of the Lodge was opened in form on the 3rd degree of Masonry at 7:45 pm with the following present:

Bro. Steve Smith W.M.         Bro Jon Gaines S.D.
Bro. Walter Ottoway S.W.      Bro. Leon Brown J.D.
Bro. Gilbert Weidman J.W.     Bro. Greg Albert S.S.
Bro. Joe Bowen Tres.          Bro. ---- J.S.
Bro. Henry Mace Sec.          Bro. Bob Runion Tyler
Bro. ---- chaplin

Bro. Bobbie Bowen
Bro. John Ryan
Bro. Bill Sutton
Bro. Doug Hodge
Bro. Harry McKeever
Bro. Lelan Sultz
Bro. Gary Hamilton
Bro. Jack Hamilton

The lodge wishes to thank Bro. Harry McKeever and Bro. Steve Smith for getting the furniture
from Caney.

A motion was made and passed to not carpet the stage floor but look in to resurfacing and
painting the stage.

Bro. Gilbert Weidman was presented by W.M. Steve Smith a certificate and pin for his 25 years of
masonic membership.

Secretary's report was presented and approved.

Treasurer's report was presented and approved.

A motion was made and approved to purchase fruit baskets for the widows of Albert Neese lodge.

It has been planned that Bro. Robert Runion will be the installing officer at the December 15
installation of the 2017 Officers.  Bro. Harry McKeever will be in the installation marshall.


Sickness and Distress:

The lodge wished to thank Harry McKeever's daughter Nancy for her work with the lodge and
for getting the lodge in contact with the Caney lodge for acquisition of their furniture.
We also wish her well as she recovers from a fall and hope she is on the mend.

The lodge continues to wish others well who are ill and is keeping them in our thoughts and prayers.

The lodge was closed in form at 9:11 p.m.

Minutes by: 2016 Secretary, Henry Mace


11/17/2016 11/17/2016 minutes - approved (added: 12/01/2016 06:35:19 PM)

Hall of Albert Neese Lodge No. 248 A.F. & A.M.
November 17, 2016 A.D. 6016 A.L.

A stated communication of the Lodge was opened in form on the 3rd degree of Masonry at 7:30 pm with the following present:

Bro. Steve Smith W.M.         Bro Jon Gaines S.D.
Bro. Walter Ottoway S.W.       Bro. Joe Bowen J.D.
Bro. Leon Brown J.W.         Bro. Dave Sterbenz S.S.
Bro. Joe Bowen Tres.          Bro. ---- J.S.
Bro. Henry Mace Sec.          Bro. Bob Runion Tyler
Bro. ---- chaplin

Bro. Gilbert Weidman
Bro. Greg Albert
Bro. Dave Dunsford
Bro. Harry McKeever
Bro. Lelan Sultz
Bro. Gary Hamilton
Bro. Jack Hamilton

Bro. Leon Brown had electrician return to find cause of electrical outages.  The main connection
from the power line was discovered to be faulty and repaired by KPL.

Insurance to cover cost of cleanup of the basement and upper floor of the lodge, including the stage.

Bro. Harry McKeever and Bro. Steve Smith to travel to Caney to pick up donated furniture to replace
items damaged in the break in.


A set of globes was given by the Mayetta lodge and a note appreciation will be sent to their lodge for
their kind donation.  And a thanks to Bro. Leland Sultz.

The annual meeting for the election of officers will be held December 1, 2016.
Dinner (oyster and chili soups) will be at 6:30.

Installation is scheduled for December 4th at 2pm with a potluck lunch at 1pm.
Wives and guests are welcome.
Bro. Leland Sultz will install officers and Bro. Bobbie Bowen will act as marshal.

A discussion of the survey sent by Grand Lodge was held and members were requested to complete
their survey and return it to the Grand Lodge.


Sickness and Distress:

The lodge continues to wish those well who are ill and is keeping them in our thoughts and prayers.

The lodge was closed in form at 8:22 p.m.

Minutes by: 2016 Secretary, Henry Mace


11/03/2016 11/3/2016 minutes - approved (added: 11/17/2016 07:07:18 PM)

Hall of Albert Neese Lodge No. 248 A.F. & A.M.
November 3, 2016 A.D. 6016 A.L.

A stated communication of the Lodge was opened in form on the 3rd degree of Masonry at 7:30 pm with the following present:

Bro. Steve Smith W.M.         Bro Jon Gaines S.D.
Bro. Walter Ottoway S.W.       Bro. Ron Legino J.D.
Bro. Harry McKeever J.W.         Bro. Dave Dunsford S.S.
Bro. Joe Bowen Tres.          Bro. Bill Sutton J.S.
Bro. Henry Mace Sec.          Bro. Bob Runion Tyler
Bro. Mike Braum chaplin

Bro. Doug Hodge
Bro. Jack Hamilton
Bro. Greg Albert
Bro. Gary Hamilton
Bro. Tom Freddrick
Bro. Cecil George
Bro. Leon Brown


The lodge was broken into and vandalized by breaking through the basement kitchen window.
Bro. Sutton was called by the police and had them call Bro. Jon Gaines.
Bro. Jon came to the lodge to assess damage and identify missing and broken items.
Bro. Harry McKeever and Bro. Greg Albert helped to secure the building.
Bro. Leon Brown and Bro. Joe Bowen reviewed damages and met with the insurance agent and adjustor.
A payment for damages was received by the lodge and payment by the insurance company for cleanup
is scheduled.
The lights were not working, but now they are (it's still a mystery...).
Addition meeting with insurance company to outline cleanup efforts.
The major items destroyed were the bible, the globes, and the three lights by the bible.

A motion was made and passed to allow the lodge to pay the per capita expense for
 beloved Bro. Bill Braun, as needed.

A discussion on the proposed changes to the Kansas Grand Lodge, which would raise the per capita.
Attendance at the annual communication is anticipated.

Sickness and Distress:

The lodge continues to wish those well who are ill and is keeping them in our thoughts and prayers.

The lodge was closed in form at 8:30 p.m.

Minutes by: 2016 Secretary, Henry Mace


09/01/2016 09/01/2016 minutes - approved (added: 09/15/2016 01:57:11 PM)

Hall of Albert Neese Lodge No. 248 A.F. & A.M.
September 1, 2016 A.D. 6016 A.L.

A stated communication of the Lodge was opened in form on the 3rd degree of Masonry at 7:30 pm with the following present:

Bro. Steve Smith W.M.         Bro Jon Gaines S.D.
Bro. Walter Ottoway S.W.       Bro. Harry McKeever J.D.
Bro. Kyle Linder J.W.         Bro. Gary Hamilton S.S.
Bro. Joe Bowen Tres.          Bro. -- J.S.
Bro. Henry Mace Sec.          Bro. Bob Runion Tyler
Bro. Mike Braum chaplin

Bro. Dave Dunsford
Bro. Greg Albert
Bro. Bobbie Bowen
Bro. Leon Brown

Fall Picnic at Walnut Grove (Jon Gaines ranch)
6.5 miles south of Stull and 1 mile west
September 18, noon gathering, meal at 1 pm
Invite everyone!!!
Jon will provide the meat.  Bring side dish, drinks, and place settings.

Location of the traveling gavel is a current unknown, but hope to track it down shortly.  If anyone knows location, please let us know.

Will attempt to pick up a copy of 1906 Annual Proceedings from Grand Lodge.  Update: all copies have been distributed to other lodges.

Annual Essay Contest forms will be delivered to Shawnee Heights School, with a note for Alexis Degado (last year's recipient) to be notified.
Our lodge will give $50 to top essay at our lodge level.
Update: Delivery Done!

Donation to Grand Lodge was discussed.  Members had received individual notices.

The lodge will send Dick Urish a sympathy card on the passing of his wife.


Sickness and Distress:

Bro. Henry has recovered from his surgery and hospital stay and is on the mend.

W.M. Steve completed knee surgery on one knee and is getting around a little better.  Other knee scheduled for surgery soon.  The lodge wishes him continued success.

Bill Radtke is now more house bound but getting along (from Bro, Greg).

The lodge continues to wish those well who are ill and is keeping them in our thoughts and prayers.

The lodge was closed in form at 8:15 p.m.

Minutes by: 2016 Secretary, Henry Mace


03/03/2016 03/03/2016 - minutes - unapproved (added: 03/17/2016 06:47:18 PM)

Hall of Albert Neese Lodge No. 248 A.F. & A.M.
March 3, 2016 A.D. 6016 A.L.

A stated communication of the Lodge was opened in form on the 3rd degree of Masonry at 7:35 pm with the following present:

Bro. Steve Smith W.M.         Bro Jon Haines S.D.
Bro. Walter Ottoway S.W.       Bro. Harry McKeever J.D.
Bro. Leon Brown J.W.         Bro. Gary Hamilton S.S.
Bro. -- Tres.          Bro. -- J.S.
Bro. Henry Mace Sec.          Bro. Bob Runion Tyler
Bro. --- chaplin

Bro. Leland Sultz
Bro. Greg Albert

WM thanks everyone for coming to the sweetheart dinner.

Bro. Bob Runion posted a past masters apron for Bro. Wille - motion to keep was passed.

Donation for new front door was accepted.

Bro. Shane Williams dropped his position as S.W.
Walter Ottoway was appointed and approved.

Grand Lodge is March 18 in Topeka at the Capital Plaza.

Sickness and Distress:

The lodge continues to wish those well who are ill and is keeping them in our thoughts and prayers.

The lodge was closed in form at 8:15 p.m.

Minutes by: 2016 Secretary, Henry Mace


02/04/2016 02/04/2016 - minutes - approved (added: 03/03/2016 05:34:10 PM)

Hall of Albert Neese Lodge No. 248 A.F. & A.M.
February 4, 2016 A.D. 6016 A.L.

A stated communication of the Lodge was opened in form on the 3rd degree of Masonry at 7:30 pm with the following present:

Bro. Steve Smith W.M.         Bro Jon Haines S.D.
Bro. Harry McKeever S.W.      Bro. Greg Albert J.D.
Bro. Kyle Linder J.W.         Bro. Walter Ottoway S.S.
Bro. Joe Bowen Tres.          Bro. -- J.S.
Bro. Henry Mace Sec.          Bro. Bob Runion Tyler
Bro. --- Chaplin

Bro. Leland Sultz
Bro. Leon Brown
Bro. Dave Dunsford
Bro. Ron Legino

Steve met with Alexis Delgado, a junior at Shawnee Heights High School to present her with
a check for $50 for her 2015 essay contest entry.  She was very excited to get the award.
The school also wants to know when the essay contest is in 2016.

Sweetheart Dinner at Golden Coral - will be plenty of room - February 18th - 6:30
(instead of meeting)

Bro. Bob Runion and Bro. Harry McKeever and friends repaired the top west door of the lodge.
The lodge and WM thanks them for their attention to this matter.

The Kansas Masons is planning on raising the per capita tax $6/yr for the next six years,
making the per capita tax $60/yr in 2022.


Sickness and Distress:

The lodge continues to wish those well who are ill and is keeping them in our thoughts and prayers.

The lodge was closed in form at 8:33 p.m.

Minutes by: 2016 Secretary, Henry Mace


01/07/2016 01/07/2016 - minutes - approved (added: 03/03/2016 05:26:04 PM)

Hall of Albert Neese Lodge No. 248 A.F. & A.M.
January 7, 2016 A.D. 6016 A.L.

A stated communication of the Lodge was opened in form on the 3rd degree of Masonry at 7:48 pm with the following present:

Bro. Steve Smith W.M.         Bro Jon Haines S.D.
Bro. Gary Hamilton S.W.       Bro. Greg Albert J.D.
Bro. Kyle Linder J.W.         Bro. Leon Brown S.S.
Bro. Joe Bowen Tres.          Bro. -- J.S.
Bro. Henry Mace Sec.          Bro. Bob Runion Tyler
Bro. --- chaplin

Will give check fo $50 to Alexis Delgado for the essay contest in 2015.

Sweetheart dinner (Golden Coral...) on 2/18 at 6:30 pm

Closed and Opened Lodge of Sorrow

Treasurer's report was presented by Bro. Joe Bowen and approved.

Lodge is encouraging members to donate funds instead of having fund raisers.

Bro. Gary Hamilton will be bringing chili to the next meeting at 6:30 pm.

Bro. Joe Bowen present with 25 year pin and certificate. The lodge thanks him for his years of service.

Sickness and Distress:

The lodge continues to wish those well who are ill and is keeping them in our thoughts and prayers.

The lodge was closed in form at 8:33 p.m.

Minutes by: 2016 Secretary, Henry Mace


12/17/2015 12/17/2015 minutes - approved (added: 01/07/2016 07:52:36 PM)

Hall of Albert Neese Lodge No. 248 A.F. & A.M.
December 17, 2015 A.D. 6015 A.L.

A stated communication of the Lodge was opened in form on the 3rd degree of Masonry at 7:30 pm with the following present:

Bro. Steve Smith W.M.         Bro Jon Haines S.D.
Bro. Shane Williams S.W.      Bro. Ron Legino J.D.
Bro. Kyle Linder J.W.         Bro. Walter Ottoway S.S.
Bro. Joe Bowen Tres.          Bro. -- J.S.
Bro. Henry Mace Sec.          Bro. Bob Runion Tyler
Bro. --- chaplin

Bro. Gary Hamilton
Bro. Greg Albert
Bro. Bill Sutton
Bro. Leon Brown

Organizing for sweetheart dinner (Golden Coral...)

Read essay into minutes from Shawnee Heights student

Treasurer report: Reported that income and expenses are balanced
Need to keep a close eye on the heater

Widows baskets purchased and will be delivered 12/18

Concerns were discussed on how to get more members at the meetings

Bro. Shane Williams present information on first degree symbolism
Improvement of the individual


Sickness and Distress:

Bobby Bowen is home sick with a cold.
Bill Radke still doing the same.

The lodge continues to wish those well who are ill and is keeping them in our thoughts and prayers.

The lodge was closed in form at 8:55 p.m.

Minutes by: 2015 Secretary, Henry Mace


12/03/2015 12/03/2015 minutes - approved (added: 12/17/2015 08:17:40 PM)

Hall of Albert Neese Lodge No. 248 A.F. & A.M.
December 3, 2015 A.D. 6015 A.L.

A stated communication of the Lodge was opened in form on the 3rd degree of Masonry at 7:30 pm with the following present:

Bro. Bob Runion W.M.         Bro Kyle Linder S.D.
Bro. Steve Smith S.W.     Bro. Jon Gaines J.D.
Bro. Shane Williams J.W.      Bro. Ron Legino S.S.
Bro. Joe Bowen Tres.         Bro. -- J.S.
Bro. Henry Mace Sec.         Bro. Greg Albert Tyler
Bro. --- chaplin

Bro. Dave Dunsford
Bro. Walter Ottoway
Bro. Leon Brown
Bro. Leland Sultz
Bro. Harry McKeever
Bro. Bill Sutton
Bro. Cecil George

Voting for 2016 Officers:
Bro Steve Smith WM
Bro Shane Williams SW
Bro Kyle Linder JW
Bro Joe Bowen Tres.
Bro Henry Mace Sec.

Appointed by WM Steve Smith:
Bro Joey Bowen JS
Bro Walter Ottoway SS
Bro Mike Braum Chaplin
Bro Jon Gaines SD
Bro Ron Legino JD

Trustees:
Tom Randles - 2014-2016
Harry McKeever - 2015-2017
Leon Brown - 2016 - 2018

Officers installed by Bro. Leland Sultz


Mike, Harry, and Steve to deliver widows baskets

Tres. annual report delayed until next stated meeting.

Essay contest entry - motion made and passed to receive $50 savings bond.

Sickness and Distress:

The lodge continues to wish those well who are ill and is keeping them in our thoughts and prayers.

The lodge was closed in form at 9:10 p.m.

Minutes by: 2015 Secretary, Henry Mace


11/05/2015 11/5/2015 minutes - approved (added: 11/19/2015 07:32:32 PM)

Hall of Albert Neese Lodge No. 248 A.F. & A.M.
November 5, 2015 A.D. 6015 A.L.

A stated communication of the Lodge was opened in form on the 3rd degree of Masonry at 7:30 pm with the following present:

Bro. Bob Runion W.M.         Bro Kyle Linder S.D.
Bro. Walter Ottoway S.W.     Bro. Harry McKeever J.D.
Bro. Shane Williams J.W.      Bro. Ron Legino S.S.
Bro. Joe Bowen Tres.         Bro. -- J.S.
Bro. Henry Mace Sec.         Bro. Greg Albert Tyler
Bro. --- chaplin

Bro. Dave Dunsford
Bro. Gary Hamilton
Bro. Mike Braum
Bro. Bobbie Bowen

November 11, at 7pm to clean up lodge.

November 19, to present Bro. Mike Braum with 60 award.
and Shane Williams with B-card.
by DDGM

November 21st - District meeting, 9am at Topeka Shrine.  Need head count.

Essay contest entry received from Mayetta for Shawnee Heights student.
Will send on to Grand Lodge.

Sickness and Distress:

Bro. Bob Runion and Bro. Jon Gaines out with sickness.

The lodge continues to wish those well who are ill and is keeping them in our thoughts and prayers.

The lodge was closed in form at 8:10 p.m.

Minutes by: 2015 Secretary, Henry Mace


10/15/2015 10/15/2015 minutes - approved (added: 11/05/2015 06:56:52 PM)

Hall of Albert Neese Lodge No. 248 A.F. & A.M.
October 15, 2015 A.D. 6015 A.L.

A stated communication of the Lodge was opened in form on the 3rd degree of Masonry at 7:30 pm with the following present:

Bro. Bob Runion W.M.       Bro Greg Albert S.D.
Bro. Leon B. S.W.        Bro. Jon Gaines J.D.
Bro. Shane Willams J.W.      Bro. Ron Legino S.S.
Bro. -- Tres.          Bro. -- J.S.
Bro. Henry Mace Sec.         Bro. Bobbi Bowen Tyler
Bro. --- chaplin

Bro. Dave Dunsford

New drain tube was placed east of the building to help divert water.

Lecture by Bro. Shane Williams on the mysteries of masonry.

Sickness and Distress:

Bro. Steve Smith had a procedure to releave pain in knee.


Bro. Jon Gaines mom was continuing to get along, but the lodge was informed she had passed this past week.
The lodge extends it's condolences to Jon and his family.

The lodge continues to wish those well who are ill and is keeping them in our thoughts and prayers.

The lodge was closed in form at 8:16 p.m.

Minutes by: 2015 Secretary, Henry Mace


10/01/2015 minuets 10/1/2015 - approved (added: 10/15/2015 06:07:51 PM)

Hall of Albert Neese Lodge No. 248 A.F. & A.M.
October 1, 2015 A.D. 6015 A.L.

A stated communication of the Lodge was opened in form on the 3rd degree of Masonry at 7:30 pm with the following present:

Bro. Bob Runion W.M.       Bro Kyle Linder S.D.
Bro. Steve Smith S.W.        Bro. Jon Gaines J.D.
Bro. Walter Ottoway J.W.      Bro. Ron Legino S.S.
Bro. Joe Bowen Tres.          Bro. Leon Brown J.S.
Bro. Henry Mace Sec.         Bro. Harry McKeever Tyler
Bro. --- chaplin

Dave Dunsford
Gary Hamilton
Shane Williams
Bill Sutton


Sunday, September 20, noon, picnic at Walnut Grove.
20 in attendance - Bro. Bill Braun was able to attended.

Lecture by Bro. Shane Williams on the craft.

25 year pin and certificate presented to Bro. Bill Sutton by W.M. Bob Runion.

Lower repaired the A/C unit, replacing faulty valve and recharging system.
They also discounted the bill by approximately 50%

Sickness and Distress:

The lodges wishes those well who are ill and is keeping them in our thoughts and prayers.

The lodge was closed in form at 8:00 p.m.

Minutes by: 2015 Secretary, Henry Mace


09/17/2015 09/17/2015 minutes - approved (added: 10/01/2015 06:39:32 PM)

Hall of Albert Neese Lodge No. 248 A.F. & A.M.
September 17, 2015 A.D. 6015 A.L.

A stated communication of the Lodge was opened in form on the 3rd degree of Masonry at 7:30 pm with the following present:

Bro. Bob Runion W.M.       Bro Joe Bowen S.D.
Bro. Leon Brown S.W.        Bro. Jon Gaines J.D.
Bro. Harry McKeever J.W.      Bro. Gary Hamilton S.S.
Bro. Joe Bowen Tres.          Bro. --- J.S.
Bro. Henry Mace Sec.         Bro. Greg Albert Tyler
Bro. --- chaplin

Leland Sultz


Sunday, September 20, noon, picnic at Walnut Grove.
6.0 miles south of Stull, 1 mile west.
Bring place setting, side dish, drinks.
Main meats will be provided by Jon Gaines.
933 East 350 Rd, Overbrook, 66524

Sickness and Distress:

Bro. Steve Smith had surgery and is doing well
Bro. Jon Gaines' mother is doing ok
Bro. Harry McKeever's brother had to move into assisted living
Bro. Bill Ratke doing well and was visited by W.M Bob Runion
Bill Braun may be able to make it to the picnic

The lodges wishes those well who are ill and is keeping them in our thoughts and prayers.

Bro. Bobbie Bowen's 65th anniversary is today! Congradulations

The lodge was closed in form at 8:00 p.m.

Minutes by: 2015 Secretary, Henry Mace


09/03/2015 09/03/2015 minutes - approved (added: 09/17/2015 06:32:29 PM)

Hall of Albert Neese Lodge No. 248 A.F. & A.M.
September 3, 2015 A.D. 6015 A.L.

A stated communication of the Lodge was opened in form on the 3rd degree of Masonry at 7:30 pm with the following present:

Bro. Bob Runion W.M.       Bro Kyle Linder S.D.
Bro. Steve Smith S.W.        Bro. Jon Gaines J.D.
Bro. Walter Ottaway J.W.      Bro. Gary Hamilton S.S.
Bro. Joe Bowen Tres.          Bro. Michael Kitts J.S.
Bro. Henry Mace Sec.         Bro. Leon Brown Tyler
Bro. Harry McKeever chaplin

Bro. Ron Legino
Leland Sultz

September 19th there will be deacon training.

Kansas Masonic Foundation is having an online auction.

Sunday, September 20, noon, picnic at Walnut Grove.
6.5 miles south of Stull, 1 mile west.
Bring place setting, side dish, drinks.
Main meats will be provided by Jon Gaines.

Lodge will be asking for donations this fall in leau of the country breakfast.

Sickness and Distress:

Jon Gaines' mother is in Brookside Manor with lung cancer, but still enjoys company.
Steve will be having surgery and has been to KU med several times.
Harry is having some shots to aid with arthritis.
The lodges wishes those well who are ill and is keeping them in our thoughts and prayers.


The lodge was closed in form at 8:05 p.m.

Minutes by: 2015 Secretary, Henry Mace


06/04/2015 6/4 (added: 08/17/2015 07:53:17 AM)

Hall of Albert Neese Lodge No. 248 A.F. & A.M.
June 4, 2015 A.D. 6015 A.L.

A stated communication of the Lodge was opened in form on the 2nd degree of Masonry at 7:00 pm with the following present:

Bro. Steve Smith W.M.       Bro Jon Gaines S.D.
Bro. Bob Runion S.W.        Bro. Walter Ottaway J.D.
Bro. Leon Brown J.W.      Bro. Gary Hamilton S.S.
Bro. Joe Bowen Tres.          Bro. Micheal Kitts J.S.
Bro. Henry Mace Sec.         Bro. --- Tyler
Bro. Tom Randles chaplin

Bro. Ron Legino
DDGM Thomas Rigg
Bobbie Bowen

Report from proficiency committee:
Candidate Andrew Myers has passed examination as an Entered Apprentance

Andrew Myers recorded as a Fellow Craft as ordered by W.M. Steve Smith.

June 18, practice
June 23, practice
June 25, raise Andrew Myers to a Master Mason

Trustees to purchase lightbulbs

Bro. Harry McKeever's sister has passed. And the lodge extends it's condolences and from DDGM.

The lodge was closed in form at 9:05 p.m.

Minutes by: 2015 Secretary, Henry Mace


05/21/2015 5/21 minutes (added: 08/17/2015 07:52:33 AM)

Hall of Albert Neese Lodge No. 248 A.F. & A.M.
May 21, 2015 A.D. 6015 A.L.

A stated communication of the Lodge was opened in form on the 1st degree of Masonry 7:34 pm with the following present:

Bro. Bob Runion W.M.       Bro Klye Linder S.D.
Bro. Steve Smith S.W.        Bro. Jon Gaines J.D.
Bro. Leon Brown J.W.      Bro. Leland Sultz S.S.
Bro. ---- Tres.          Bro. Lenard Dale J.S.
Bro. Henry Mace Sec.         Bro. Greg Albert Tyler
Bro. --- chaplin

Bro. Ron Legino
DDGM Thomas Rigg
Andrew Myers

2nd degree practice on June 2nd
Andrew Myers to receive 2nd on June 4th

Third on Thursday June 25th for Andrew Myers
Practice on June 23rd

Bill Radtke wife Joyce, is still in hospital and under hospice care.
Bill is still in the hospital.  The lodge wishes them well and extends our prayers.

Ron Legino extended his gratitude of appreciation for scholarships given to his two children.

Greatings from 
District Deputy Grand Master, Thomas Rigg, District 15.

DDGM Thomas extended thanks for lodge and delivered information
and extended opportunity to assist when needed.


The lodge was closed in form at 8:25 p.m.

Minutes by: 2015 Secretary, Henry Mace


05/07/2015 5/7 minutes (added: 08/17/2015 07:51:36 AM)

Hall of Albert Neese Lodge No. 248 A.F. & A.M.
May 7, 2015 A.D. 6015 A.L.

A stated communication of the Lodge was opened in form on the 1st degree of Masonry with the following present:

Bro. Bob Runion W.M.       Bro Klye Linder S.D.
Bro. Steve Smith S.W.        Bro. Jon Gaines J.D.
Bro. Bobbi Bowen J.W.      Bro. Dave Dunsford S.S.
Bro. Joe Bowen Tres.          Bro. Walter Ottaway J.S.
Bro. Henry Mace Sec.         Bro. Greg Albert Tyler
Bro. --- chaplin

Bro. Dana Coffman, Ridgeway #62
Bro. Ron Legino

District Deputy Grand Master, Thomas Rigg, District 15, will visit lodge on May 21st.

Andrew Myers was entered into the first degree of Masonry.

Andrew Myers may be raised to the 2nd degree of Masonry, 1st Thursday in June, June 2nd.

Sickness and distress:
Bill Radtke is still in poor health and dealing with back issues.
Joyce is in good mood and dealing with life day by day.
Harry continues to care for his sister and Rose who is doing better.

The lodge was closed in form at 9:10 p.m.

Minutes by: 2015 Secretary, Henry Mace


05/01/2015 new minutes to be added... (added: 06/08/2015 02:44:56 PM)

under construction...


04/02/2015 04/02/2015 - minutes approved (added: 04/16/2015 06:19:56 PM)

Hall of Albert Neese Lodge No. 248 A.F.&A.M.
April 2, 2015 A. D. 6015, A.L.

A Stated Communication of this Lodge was opened in form on the 3rd Degree of Masonry with the following present:

Bro. Bob Runion W.M.      Bro. Kyle Linder S.D.
Bro. Steve Smith S.W.     Bro. Walter Ottoway J.D.
Bro. Leon Brown J.W.      Bro. Gary Hamilton S.S.
Bro. -- Treas.            Bro. -- J.S.
Bro. Henry Mace Sec’y.    Bro. -- Tyler
Bro. -- Chap.

Bro. David Kitts

The lodge was opened in due form at 7:48 p.m.

The Pledge of Allegiance was given in the East, led by the Worshipful Master.

Candidate Andrew Myers application was presented
motion made to accept - passed
investigating committee formed: Leon Brown, Steve Smith, Harry McKeever

Feedback from the Grand Lodge:
could use more traditional/mature music
awaiting information on fees due for new member petitions

Sickness and distress:
Harry McKeever is visting his sister and supporting her as she is fighting cancer.
No word on Bill Sellen or Bill Radtke, but lodge wishes them and others well who are ill and/or recovering from illness.

The lodge was closed in form at 8:30 p.m.

Minutes by: 2015 Secretary Henry Mace


03/19/2015 03/19/2015 minutes - approved (added: 04/02/2015 06:31:21 PM)

Hall of Albert Neese Lodge No. 248 A.F.&A.M.
March 19, 2015 A. D. 6015, A.L.

A Stated Communication of this Lodge was opened in form on the 3rd Degree of Masonry with the following present:

Bro. Bob Runion W.M.      Bro. Joe Bowen S.D.
Bro. Steve Smith S.W.     Bro. Jon Gaines J.D.
Bro. Leon Brown J.W.      Bro. Michael Kitts S.S.
Bro. Joe Bowen Treas.     Bro. Tom Randles J.S.
Bro. Henry Mace Sec’y.    Bro. Greg Albert Tyler
Bro. Tom Randles Chap.

Bro. Harry McKeever
Bro. Dave Dunsford
Bro. Bobbie Bowen
Bro. Walter Ottoway
Bro. Michael Kitts

The lodge was opened in due form at 7:41 p.m.

The Pledge of Allegiance was given in the East, led by the Worshipful Master.

Grand Lodge will be held 3/20 at 8 am

Pancake Feed - directed to suspend this activity until further notice, postponed - arrested until fall. Will check with past minutes and revisit in September.

Rules of use of the building to be reviewed by the trustees

Ball diamond teams needing to volunteer to now the grass.

Fall picnic - tentative scheduled for September 20th, Walnut Grove (Jon Gaines farm) - plan on creating more advertising of the event.

Positive comments on the sweetheart dinner - need to do more.

WM apologies for not making to 1st stated communication meeting in March 2015.

Discussion was held on a Move Up night.

Sickness and distress:
The lodge wishes others well who are ill and/or recovering from illness.

Harry may be checking on Marie Johnson to see how she is doing

The lodge was closed in form at 8:12 p.m.

Minutes by: 2015 Secretary Henry Mace


02/05/2015 02/05/2015 minutes - approved (added: 03/19/2015 11:24:11 PM)

Hall of Albert Neese Lodge No. 248 A.F.&A.M.
February 5, 2015 A. D. 6015, A.L.

A Stated Communication of this Lodge was opened in form on the 3rd Degree of Masonry with the following present:

Bro. Bob Runion W.M.      Bro. Kyle Linder S.D.
Bro. Steve Smith S.W.     Bro. Jon Gaines J.D.
Bro. Leon Brown J.W.      Bro. Walter Ottoway S.S.
Bro. -- Treas.            Bro. -- J.S.
Bro. Henry Mace Sec’y.    Bro. Greg Albert Tyler
Bro. -- Chap.

Bro. Gary Hamilton

The lodge was opened in due form at 7:30 p.m.

The Pledge of Allegiance was given in the East, led by the Worshipful Master.

5 members attended the District meeting held on January 31, at Lodge #225, 214 W. 14th, Topeka.

Valentine Dinner scheduled for Thursday, February 19th, at the Golden Coral (17th and Wanamaker).

Sickness and distress:
The lodge wishes others well who are ill and/or recovering from illness.

The lodge extends good wishes to Marie Johnson and wishes her well following her surgery.

Bro. Bob Runion and Bro. Greg Albert visited Bro. Bill Radtke who is doing fine.

The lodge was closed in form at 7:55 p.m.

Minutes by: 2015 Secretary Henry Mace


01/15/2015 01/15/2015 minutes - approved (added: 02/06/2015 12:29:10 AM)

Hall of Albert Neese Lodge No. 248 A.F.&A.M.
January 15, 2015 A. D. 6015, A.L.

A Stated Communication of this Lodge was opened in form on the 3rd Degree of Masonry with the following present:

Bro. Bob Runion W.M.      Bro. Kyle Linder S.D.
Bro. Steve Smith S.W.     Bro. Jon Gaines J.D.
Bro. Dave Dunsford J.W.   Bro. Walter Ottoway S.S.
Bro. Joe Bowen Treas.     Bro. Gary Hamilton J.S.
Bro. Henry Mace Sec’y.    Bro. Greg Albert Tyler
Bro. Tom Randles Chap.

Bro. Leon Brown

The lodge was opened in due form at 7:10 p.m.

The Pledge of Allegiance was given in the East, led by the Worshipful Master.

District meeting to be held on January 31, at Lodge #225, 214 W. 14th, Topeka.

Michael Kitts received the 3rd degree.

Bro. Michael Kitts was installed as J.S.

Bro. Jon Gaines was installed as J.D.

Bro. Tom Randles was installed as Chaplin.

Treasurer's report was reviewed and completed.

Secretary's report to be reviewed at next stated meeting.

Signs and money from Bro. Ted's home was received.

All signs ordered have been made and delivered.

Motion to sell sign materials to the fire department was made and passed.

Ted Worthington sign for the backstop of the ball field will be made (under $300).

Construction of a new backstop will begin this spring.

Valentine Dinner scheduled for Thursday, February 19th, at the Golden Coral (17th and Wanamaker).

Sickness and distress:
The lodge wishes others well who are ill and/or recovering from illness.

The lodge extends good wishes to E.M. Johnston and wishes her well.

The lodge was closed in form at 9:16 p.m.

Minutes by: 2015 Secretary Henry Mace


12/14/2014 12/18/2014 minutes - approved (added: 01/16/2015 12:20:17 AM)

Hall of Albert Neese Lodge No. 248 A.F.&A.M.
December 18, 2014 A. D. 6014, A.L.

A Stated Communication of this Lodge was opened in form on the 3rd Degree of Masonry with the following present:

Bro. Bob Runion W.M.      Bro. Kyle Linder S.D.
Bro. Steve Smith S.W.     Bro. Bill Sutton J.D.
Bro. Shane Williams J.W.  Bro. Walter Ottoway S.S.
Bro. Joe Bowen Treas.     Bro. Harry McKeever J.S.
Bro. Henry Mace Sec’y.    Bro. Greg Albert Tyler
Bro. Tom Randles Chap.

Bro. Cecil George
Bro. Leland Sultz
Bro. Gary Hamilton
Bro. Mike Braum

The lodge was opened in due form at 7:14 p.m.

The Pledge of Allegiance was given in the East, led by the Worshipful Master.

The lodge was informed of the passing of former member, Bro. Gary Knott.

Annual Secretary's report was given.

Annual Treasurer's report was given.

Annual report to the Grand Lodge is due at the end of January, extended from the 10th.

District meeting to be held on January 31, at Lodge #225, 214 W. 14th, Topeka.

Past Master pin was presented to Past Master Bro. Greg Albert by WM Bob Runion.

WM installed officers Kyle Linder, Joe Bowen, and Greg Albert.

Michael Kitts to receive the 3rd degree on January 15 - 7 pm.

Sickness and distress:
The lodge wishes others well who are ill and/or recovering from illness.

Marie Johnston is fighting a sickness and is going to Kansas City.

Harry, Mike, and Steve to deliver widows baskets before Christmas.

The lodge was closed in form at 7:56 p.m.

Minutes by: 2015 Secretary Henry Mace


12/04/2014 minutes 12/4/2014 - approved (added: 12/18/2014 11:46:41 PM)

Hall of Albert Neese Lodge No. 248 A.F.&A.M.
December 4, 2014 A. D. 6014, A.L.

A Stated Communication of this Lodge was opened in form on the 3rd Degree of Masonry with the following present:

Bro. Greg Albert W.M.     Bro. Bill Sutton S.D.
Bro. Bob Runion S.W.      Bro. Kyle Linder J.D.
Bro. Steve Smith J.W.     Bro. Walter Ottoway S.S.
Bro. --- Treas.           Bro. Shane Williams J.S.
Bro. Henry Mace Sec’y.    Bro. Jon Gaines Tyler
Bro. Tom Randles Chap.

Bro. Dave Dunsford
Bro. Leland Sultz
Bro. Leon Brown
Bro. Bobbie Bowen
Bro. John Ryan
Bro. Harry McKeever
Bro. Mike Branum
DDGM Mike Bell

The lodge was opened in due form at 7:30 p.m.

The Pledge of Allegiance was given in the East, led by the Worshipful Master.

Motion was made to place Mel Crothers picture in the kitchen area and dedicate a plaue in his name.

Passed (9/1)

Motion made on naming the baseball field in honor of Ted Worthington, including a plaque.

Passed (10/0)

Practice for the 3rd will be December 11 at 7 pm.

Michael Kitts to receive the 3rd degree on December 18 - 7 pm.

Elections of Officers Held:

WM - Bob Runion

SW - Steve Smith

JW - Shane Williams

Tres. - Joe Bowen

Sec. - Henry Mace

Trusteess:

Steve Smith - 1yr ending 2015

Tom Randles - 2yr 2014 - 2016

Harry McKeever - 3yr 2015 - 2017

Trustees reported that we had fixed the roof, and painted the exterior of the building.

Tresurer and Secretary report to be presented at the next meeting.

Education Committee - outline of cruriculum presented by Shane Williams

Br. Mike Braun awarded Shriner of the Year

Bill Sutton - declining interest in the lodge - requesting demit.

Leon Brown - having issues with transparency is requesting a demit.

Installation of officers will be December 7th, Sunday, at 1pm (potluck followed by installation)

Sickness and distress:
The lodge wishes others well who are ill and/or recovering from illness.

The lodge was closed in form at 9:00 p.m.

Minutes by: 2014 Secretary Henry Mace


11/20/2014 11/20/2014 minutes - approved (added: 12/04/2014 11:44:04 PM)

Hall of Albert Neese Lodge No. 248 A.F.&A.M.
November 20, 2014 A. D. 6014, A.L.

A Stated Communication of this Lodge was opened in form on the 2nd Degree of Masonry with the following present:

Bro. Greg Albert W.M.     Bro. Joe Bowen S.D.
Bro. Harry McKeever S.W.  Bro. Kyle Linder J.D.
Bro. Steve Smith J.W.     Bro. Ron Legino S.S.
Bro. Joe Bowen Treas.     Bro. Harry McKeever J.S.
Bro. Henry Mace Sec’y.    Bro. Jon Gaines Tyler
Bro. --- Chap.

Bro. Dave Dunsford
Bro. Leland Sultz
Bro. Walter Ottoway

The lodge was opened in due form at 7:05 p.m.

The Pledge of Allegiance was given in the East, led by the Worshipful Master.

Michael Kitts received the misteries of Masonary - 2nd degree

Annual meeting - Dec 4th - Osyter and soups at 6 pm
Installation may be held on Dec 8th (Sunday) - 12(noon) potluck

Practice for 3rd on Dec 11th - 7pm

3rd degree for Michael Kitts on Dec 18 - 7pm

Ted Worthington's funeral with Harry McKeever doing the memorial service.
Lodge received $295 in memorials
Discussion on putting sign on ballfield
Also considering sign for Clifford Nichols
Motion to be made at next meeting

Suggestion of placing picture of Mel Crothers in kitchen area in his memory

Sickness and distress:
The lodge wishes others well who are ill and/or recovering from illness.
Bro. Harry's wife is doing well and doing well through theorpy

The lodge was closed in form at 9:05 p.m.

Minutes by: 2014 Secretary Henry Mace


11/06/2014 minutes - 11/06/2014 - approved (added: 11/21/2014 12:19:36 AM)

Hall of Albert Neese Lodge No. 248 A.F.&A.M.
November 6, 2014 A. D. 6014, A.L.

A Stated Communication of this Lodge was opened in form on the 1st Degree of Masonry with the following present:

Bro. Greg Albert W.M.     Bro. Joe Bowen S.D.
Bro. Bob Runion S.W.      Bro. Kyle Linder J.D.
Bro. Steve Smith J.W.     Bro. Ron Legino S.S.
Bro. Joe Bowen Treas.     Bro. Shane Williams J.S.
Bro. Henry Mace Sec’y.    Bro. Jon Gaines Tyler
Bro. --- Chap.

Bro. Walter Ottoway

The lodge was opened in due form at 7:00 p.m.

The Pledge of Allegiance was given in the East, led by the Worshipful Master.

Michael Kitts received the misteries of Masonary - 1st degree

Practice scheduled for 11/13 - 2nd degree - 7:00pm

Sausage for sale - 50 cents per patty
Bags of biscuts for sale - $7/bag Bro. Walter Ottoway was made honorary member by W.M.

Sickness and distress:
The lodge wishes others well who are ill and/or recovering from illness.
Bro. Ted Worthington was in ICU - heart attack, kidney trounble
Since this meeting, it was learned that Bro. Ted had passed.
Condolances to the family are extended from the lodge.

The lodge was closed in form at 9:30 p.m.

Minutes by: 2014 Secretary Henry Mace


10/16/2014 minutes 10/16/2014 - approved (added: 11/07/2014 12:26:40 AM)

Hall of Albert Neese Lodge No. 248 A.F.&A.M.
October 16, 2014 A. D. 6014, A.L.

A Stated Communication of this Lodge was opened in form on the 3rd Degree of Masonry with the following present:

Bro. Bob Runion W.M.     Bro. Shane Williams S.D.
Bro. Steve Smith S.W.    Bro. Walter Ottoway J.D.
Bro. Harry McKeever J.W. Bro. Ron Regino S.S.
Bro. -- Treas.           Bro. Phillip -------- J.S.
Bro. Henry Mace Sec’y.   Bro. Jon Gaines Tyler
Bro. Tom Randles Chap.

Bro. Bobbie Bowen

The lodge was opened in due form at 7:42 p.m.

The Pledge of Allegiance was given in the East, led by the Worshipful Master.

Report on Petition for Michael Kitts - Joe Bowen, Tom Randles, and Greg Albert
Investigation committee reports favorably.
Ballot taken - Elected

Practice scheduled for 10/23 and 10/30 - 1st degree - 7:00pm

Pancakefeed (Country Breakfast) still scheduled for Saturday, October 18th - 7-11 a.m.

Invitation to show up Friday night, October 17th to finish preperations.

Joe Bowen to finish getting supplies.

Sickness and distress:
The lodge wishes others well who are ill and/or recovering from illness.
Dick Urish's wife not doing well in Olathe retirement community. He is hoping to return to the lodge.

Bill Sellen and Elsie - doing well as expected - Harry maty stop by soon.

The lodge was closed in form at 8:30 p.m.

Minutes by: 2014 Secretary Henry Mace


10/02/2014 minutes 10/02/2014 - approved (added: 10/16/2014 10:59:08 PM)

Hall of Albert Neese Lodge No. 248 A.F.&A.M.
October 2, 2014 A. D. 6014, A.L.

A Stated Communication of this Lodge was opened in form on the 3rd Degree of Masonry with the following present:

Bro. Greg Albert W.M.    Bro. Joe Bowen S.D.
Bro. Bob Runion S.W.     Bro. Shane Williams J.D.
Bro. Steve Smith J.W.    Bro. Bobbi Bowen S.S.
Bro. Joe Bowen Treas.    Bro. Harry McKeever J.S.
Bro. Henry Mace Sec’y.   Bro. Jon Gaines Tyler
Bro. --- Chap.

Bro. Ron Legino
Bro. Gary Hamilton

The lodge was opened in due form at 7:30 p.m.

The Pledge of Allegiance was given in the East, led by the Worshipful Master.

Petition read for Michael Kitts - Joe Bowen, Tom Randles, and Greg Albert to form investigation committee.

Roof repaired - looks good

Letter to grand master expressing positive concern and complements on work by fellow brothers.

Lodge members plan to travel to Mayetta on Thursday, Oct 9th, to visit lodge meeting at 7:30 p.m.

A work day was scheduled for Oct 4th, 9 am to 11 am.

Clean shelves and clean out cabinets

Masonic Education - The Meaning of Masonry

Looking for ideas for getting more members to meetings.

Practiced for receiving DDGM and GM, reviewing documentation available for introduction of GM and/or DDGM

Pancakefeed (Country Breakfast) still scheduled for Saturday, October 18th - 7-11 a.m.

Invitation to show up Friday night, October 17th to finish preperations.

Email flyer to other lodges in the area.

Sickness and distress:
The lodge wishes others well who are ill and/or recovering from illness.

The lodge was closed in form at 8:41 p.m.

Minutes by: 2014 Secretary Henry Mace


09/18/2014 minutes 09/18/2014 - approved (added: 10/02/2014 11:43:14 PM)

Hall of Albert Neese Lodge No. 248 A.F.&A.M.
September 18, 2014 A. D. 6014, A.L.

A Stated Communication of this Lodge was opened in form on the 3rd Degree of Masonry with the following present:

Bro. Greg Albert W.M.    Bro. Joe Bowen S.D.
Bro. Bob Runion S.W.     Bro. Shane Williams J.D.
Bro. Steve Smith J.W.    Bro. Roni Legino S.S.
Bro. Joe Bowen Treas.    Bro. --- J.S.
Bro. Henry Mace Sec’y.   Bro. Jon Gaines Tyler
Bro. --- Chap.

Bro. Bobbie Bowen

The lodge was opened in due form at 7:30 p.m.

The Pledge of Allegiance was given in the East, led by the Worshipful Master.

Fall picnic schedule for Sunday, September 21, 1pm at Walnut Grove (south of Stull 6 miles, west .6 miles, then south .1 mile)
Email notice sent to members

Letter from Bro. William Taylor read in regards to lodge planning.

No motion was made on building at the last stated meeting
Bob Runion has spent manuy hours on doing research and exploring options for the lodge.
The lodge is grateful and applauds Bro. Bob for his efforts.

Getting roof fixed by volunteers from Mayetta. The Nicolays's (father and son) have offered to do the work.

Information on placing the lodge with the Kansas Preservation Society via the Kansas Historical Society will be placed in the archives at the grand lodge for future reference.

Roof would need to be pulled off at expense of $17,000 (est.) minus 35% which would be picked up by the insurance. This option has been tabled.

Motion made to allow Nicolay's to repair the roof by Bro. Joe Bowen, second by Bro. Steve Smith.
Lodge to pay for materials.

Letter from realator Ed Matyak values the building and land at $85,000 to $110,000. Building set very close to the road.

Discussion of putting on a fall pancake feed was continued:
October 18, Saturday - only other event in the area will be the Noodles dinner at Shawnee Heights Methodist Church.

Clean up day - Saturday, September 27, 9-11 am.
Paint - new boards for front windows (on the north)
Clean small buildings next to ball diamond.
Paint floor by bathrooms
Send email to members... sent corrected email
Looking in to repairing the front porch

From Bro. Ron Legino, a thank you to lodge 90 for scholarship donation

Congratulations to Bro. Shane Williams for attaining the Knights Templar status

Discussion continued on direction of the lodge with letter from Bro. Ron Legino read and to be entered in to lodge records.

Sickness and distress:
The lodge wishes others well who are ill and/or recovering from illness.
Bro. Tom Frederick
Bro. Harry McKeever
Bro. Ted Worthington - still working on signs and planning trip to Missouri

The lodge was closed in form at 9:05 p.m.

Minutes by: 2014 Secretary Henry Mace


09/04/2014 minutes 9/4/2014 - approved (added: 09/18/2014 07:42:32 PM)

Hall of Albert Neese Lodge No. 248 A.F.&A.M.
September 4, 2014 A. D. 6014, A.L.

A Stated Communication of this Lodge was opened in form on the 3rd Degree of Masonry with the following present:

Bro. Greg Albert W.M.    Bro. Bill Sutton S.D.
Bro. Bob Runion S.W.     Bro. Harry McKeever J.D.
Bro. Steve Smith J.W.    Bro. Roni Legino S.S.
Bro. Joe Bowen Treas.    Bro. --- J.S.
Bro. Henry Mace Sec’y.   Bro. Jon Gaines Tyler
Bro. --- Chap.

Bro. Mike Braum
Bro. Tom Freddrick
Bro. Leland Saltz
Bro. Bobbie Bowen
Bro. Mark Wulfkle
Bro. Leon Brown

The lodge was opened in due form at 7:30 p.m.

The Pledge of Allegiance was given in the East, led by the Worshipful Master.

Minutes from a special meeting on the condition of the lodge and future plans was read and added to the minutes.

Discussion of putting on a fall pancake feed was held:
October was mentioned, and dates that will not conflict with other community events is being investigated.
Trying to avoid the Berryton pancake feed.
Checking on school calendar to see if we can match an activity weekend (Saturday).

Discussion on building:

Options from special meeting presented and discussed.

Check on insurance to see if they can help

Repair roof estimate - $18,000

Value of our location is more than building

Title search - deed is in the safe deposit box at Core-First Bank

Discussion also included lodge building in national registry.

No motion made as to specific direction. Additional discussion will be held at next meeting, 9/18/2014

Next meeting we will discuss setting date for country breakfast and clean up day.

Sickness and distress:

We had learned that Bro. Ted Worthington had another stroke and was in assisted care and doing well.

The lodge extends their condolences to Bro. Steve Smith and his family on the loss of Steve's father this past month.

Bro. Bill Sellen and Elsie are at Fort Scott Manner. Elsie is fine, but Bill is not doing well. A card will be sent from the lodge, wishing them well.

The lodge wishes others well who are ill and/or recovering from illness.

The lodge was closed in form at 9:45 p.m.

Minutes by: 2014 Secretary Henry Mace


06/06/2014 06/05/2014 minutes - approved (added: 06/19/2014 11:14:20 PM)

Hall of Albert Neese Lodge No. 248 A.F.&A.M.
June 5, 2014 A. D. 6014, A.L.

A Stated Communication of this Lodge was opened in form on the 3rd Degree of Masonry with the following present:

Bro. Greg Albert W.M.    Bro. Harry McKeever S.D.
Bro. Bob Runion S.W.     Bro. Kyle Linder J.D.
Bro. Steve Smith J.W.    Bro. Roni Legino S.S.
Bro. --- Treas.          Bro. --- J.S.
Bro. Henry Mace Sec’y.   Bro. Jon Gaines Tyler
Bro. --- Chap.

Bro. Leon Brown

The lodge was opened in due form at 7:40 p.m.

The Pledge of Allegiance was given in the East, led by the Worshipful Master.

We are planning a work day to clean back room, replace plywood on front of building, clean outside area, with planning to implement this fall, when it is a little cooler.

Met with DDGM at the last meeting, who answered questions and will return on the 19th for a formal visit.

Secretary to update the web site to list the starting times for the monthly meetings, 1st and 3rd Thursday, at 7:30 p.m.

Fall fundraiser in process and tentative schedule for fall picnic set for September 21st, Sunday, at the Walnut Grove.

Jon Gaines read from the Masonic Bible, expanding on the reference to the light.

Mel Crothers had surgery and is recovering well. The lodge wishes him well. Bill and Joyce Radtke are using walkers, and transportation to events is being provided by W.M. Greg Albert. Rose McKeever is home and is doing well. Bobbi Bowen is also recovering from surgery and is doing well.

The lodge wishes those well who are ill and/or recovering from illness.

The lodge was closed in form at 8:15 p.m.

Minutes by: 2014 Secretary Henry Mace


03/06/2014 minutes 03/06/2014 - approved (added: 03/24/2014 10:22:16 PM)

Hall of Albert Neese Lodge No. 248 A.F.&A.M.
March 6, 2014 A. D. 6014, A.L.

A Stated Communication of this Lodge was opened in form on the 3rd Degree of Masonry with the following present:

Bro. Greg Albert W.M.    Bro. Bill Sutton S.D.
Bro. Bob Runion S.W.     Bro. Kyle Linder J.D.
Bro. Steve Smith J.W.    Bro. Harry McKeever S.S.
Bro. --- Treas.          Bro. Dave Dunsford J.S.
Bro. Henry Mace Sec’y.   Bro. Jon Gaines Tyler
Bro. Harry McKeever Chap.

Bro. Leon Brown

The lodge was opened in due form at 7:00 p.m.

The Pledge of Allegiance was given in the East, led by the Worshipful Master.

Bro. Shane Williams was raised to the 3rd degree of a Master Mason.

The lodge wishes those well who are ill and/or recovering from illness or falls on ice.

The lodge was closed in form at 9:15 p.m.

Minutes by: 2014 Secretary Henry Mace


02/20/2014 minutes 02/20/2014 - approved (added: 02/27/2014 10:55:36 PM)

Hall of Albert Neese Lodge No. 248 A.F.&A.M.
February 20, 2014 A. D. 6014, A.L.

A Stated Communication of this Lodge was opened in form on the 3rd Degree of Masonry with the following present:

Bro. Greg Albert W.M.    Bro. Bill Sutton S.D.
Bro. Bob Runion S.W.     Bro. Kyle Linder J.D.
Bro. Steve Smith J.W.    Bro. Harry McKeever S.S.
Bro. --- Treas.          Bro. Dustin Nichols J.S.
Bro. Henry Mace Sec’y.   Bro. Jon Gaines Tyler
Bro. Tom Randles Chap.

Bro. Dave Dunsford
Bro. Dave Sterbenz
Bro. Leon Brown

The lodge was opened in due form at 7:06 p.m.

The Pledge of Allegiance was given in the East, led by the Worshipful Master.

Bro. Scott Steele was raised to the 3rd degree, with 1st section by Bro. Jon Gaines, and 2nd section by Bro. Bob Runion.

Bro. Dustin Nichols and Bro. Scott Steele received the 2nd narrative by Bro. Steve Smith.
- the 3rd narrative by Bro. Dave Dunsford
- the charge by Bro. Harry McKeever.

It is hoped that Ted will return home this week, and the lodges wishes him and his family well.

The lodge wishes those well who are ill and/or recovering from surgery.

The lodge was closed in form at 9:50 p.m.

Minutes by: 2014 Secretary Henry Mace


01/23/2014 minutes 01/23/2014 - approved (added: 02/14/2014 12:07:50 AM)

Hall of Albert Neese Lodge No. 248 A.F.&A.M.
January 23, 2014 A. D. 6014, A.L.

A Stated Communication of this Lodge was opened in form on the 1st Degree of Masonry with the following present:

Bro. Greg Albert W.M.      Bro. Bill Sutton S.D.
Bro. Bob Runion S.W.     Bro. Kyle Lender J.D.
Bro. Steve Smith J.W.     Bro. Harry McKeever S.S.
Bro. Joe Bowen Treas.            Bro. Dave Sterbens J.S.
Bro. Joe Bowen Acting Sec’y.    Bro. --- Tyler
Bro. --- Chap.


The lodge was opened in due form at 7:05 p.m.

W.M. Gregg ordered the S.D. to conduct brothers Dusty Nichols and Scott Steel in the southeast corner of the lodge to receive the 2nd and 3rd narratives on the 1st degree.

M.W. Steve Smith gave the 2nd narrative on the 1st degree.

M.W. Bob Runion gave the 3rd narrative on the 1st degree.

W.M. Gregg asked brothers dusty and Scott to retire down stairs and preceded in opening a lodge of fellow crafts.

W.M. Gregg ordered freedom of the lodge til the sound of the gavel in the east.

M.W. Jon Gaines conferred the 2nd degree for bro Dusty Nichols.

M.W. Jon Gaines conferred the 2nd degree for bro. Scott Steele.

M.W. Steve Smith was S.D. and M.W. Harry McKeever sat in the east for the stair lecture in the 2nd degree.

Brothers Dusty Nichols and Scott Steele were registered as fellow crafts.

M.W. Jon Gaines and M.W. Joe Bowen presented the questions and answers.

W.M. Gregg Albert closed the lodge of fellow crafts at 9:45 p.m.

Minutes by: Joseph L. Bowen, Acting Secretary


01/16/2014 minutes 01/16/2014 - approved (added: 02/14/2014 12:06:58 AM)

Hall of Albert Neese Lodge No. 248 A.F.&A.M.
January 16, 2014 A. D. 6014, A.L.

A Stated Communication of this Lodge was opened in form on the 2nd Degree of Masonry with the following present:

Bro. Greg Albert W.M.    Bro. Bill Sutton S.D.
Bro. Bob Runion S.W.     Bro. Kyle Linder J.D.
Bro. Steve Smith J.W.    Bro. Harry McKeever S.S.
Bro. Joe Bowen Treas.    Bro. --- J.S.
Bro. Henry Mace Sec’y.   Bro. Jon Gaines Tyler
Bro. --- Chap.

Bro. Gary Hamilton
Bro. Mike Braum
Bro. Bobbi Bowen

The lodge was opened in due form at 7:04 p.m.

The Pledge of Allegiance was given in the East, led by the Worshipful Master.

Bret Wulfkule is keeping up the ball diamond, adding teams and making improvements

Rabbit Club was looking for address to send payments. payment received

Mail box may need a lock and slot.

Sign manufacturing on hold until we hear more on Ted's condition.

The lodge extends their prayers for Ted and family on the loss of Ted's son.

Sweetheart Dinner - Saturday, Febr. 15th, 6:30 Coyote Canion.

District meeting Saturday, January 18th.

2nd degree to:

Shane Williams

Ronny Legino

John Murray

The lodge wishes those well who are ill and/or recovering from surgery.

The lodge was closed in form at 10:15 p.m.

Minutes by: 2014 Secretary Henry Mace


01/02/2014 01/02/2014 minutes - approved (added: 01/16/2014 10:45:20 PM)

Hall of Albert Neese Lodge No. 248 A.F.&A.M.
January 2, 2014 A. D. 6014, A.L.

A Stated Communication of this Lodge was opened in form on the 1st Degree of Masonry with the following present:

Bro. Greg Albert W.M.      Bro. Bill Sutton S.D.
Bro. Bob Runion S.W.     Bro. Kyle Linder J.D.
Bro. Steve Smith J.W.     Bro. Harry McKeever S.S.
Bro. Joe Bowen Treas.            Bro. --- J.S.
Bro. Joe Bowen Acting Sec’y.    Bro. Jon Gaines Tyler
Bro. Harry McKeever Chap.


The lodge was opened in due form at 7:35 p.m.

The Pledge of Allegiance was given in the East, led by the Worshipful Master.

No minutes of the last two meetings have been read.

Thank you card from Beverly Nicholson was read.

January 18th in Burlingame will be the Annual District meeting.

Sweetheart Dinner was discussed. Saturday, Feb. 15th, at Cyotee Canyon at 7pm.

Secretary to send out email to widows and members.

Rides for widows can be furnished.

Still waiting on James and Dustin for 1st degree lecture.

Next meeting will be open on 2nd degree.

Practice on 2nd degree tonight.

We have 5 Brothers waiting to recieve there 2nd degree.

W.M. closed on lodge of Sarrow for 2013 and opened lodge on Sorrow for 2014.

Ted Wothington is still in a nursing home. He may be going into V.A. Hospital.

The lodge was closed in form at 8:31 p.m.

Minutes by: Joseph L. Bowen, Acting Secretary


12/19/2013 minutes 12/19/2013 - approved (added: 01/16/2014 10:38:20 PM)

Hall of Albert Neese Lodge No. 248 A.F.&A.M.
December 19, 2013 A. D. 6013, A.L.

A Stated Communication of this Lodge was opened in form on the 1st Degree of Masonry with the following present:

Bro. Greg Albert W.M.    Bro. Bill Sutton S.D.
Bro. Bob Runion S.W.     Bro. Kyle Linder J.D.
Bro. Bobbi Bowen J.W.    Bro. Dave Dunford S.S.
Bro. Joe Bowen Treas.    Bro. Shane Williams J.S.
Bro. Henry Mace Sec’y.   Bro. Jon Gaines Tyler
Bro. --- Chap.

Bro. Leon Brown

The lodge was opened in due form at 7:00 p.m.

The Pledge of Allegiance was given in the East, led by the Worshipful Master.

John Murray was given the mysteries of Masonry on the 1st degree.
Received 2nd and 3rd lectures.

Favorable report was returned on Steve Bolton, who has decided not to join.

Jan 9, 2014 will have practice.

The lodge wishes those well who are ill and/or recovering from surgery.

The lodge was closed in form at 9:00 p.m.

Minutes by: 2013 Secretary Henry Mace


12/05/2013 minutes 12/05/2013 - approved (added: 12/19/2013 10:40:54 PM)

Hall of Albert Neese Lodge No. 248 A.F.&A.M.
December 5, 2013 A. D. 6013, A.L.

A Stated Communication of this Lodge was opened in form on the 1st Degree of Masonry with the following present:

Bro. Jon Gaines W.M.      Bro. Leon Brown S.D.
Bro. Greg Albert S.W.     Bro. Bob Runion J.D.
Bro. Bobby Bowen J.W.     Bro. Kyle Linder S.S.
Bro. -- Treas.            Bro. Steve Smith J.S.
Bro. Henry Mace Sec’y.    Bro. Tom Randles Tyler
Bro. Leland Sultz Chap.

Bro. Richard Barngrover
Bro. John Ryan
Bro. Harry McKeever
Bro. Bill Sutton
Bro. Danial Runion

The lodge was opened in due form at 7:30 p.m.

The Pledge of Allegiance was given in the East, led by the Worshipful Master.

Voted on petition for John Murray - passed

Steve Bolton to received mysteries of Masonry, 1st degree on Dec 19th.

Election of Officers:
WM - Greg Albert
SW - Bob Runion
JW - Steve Smith
Treas. - Joe Bowen
Sec'y - Henry Mace
Trustee off - Greg Albert
Trustee til 2014 - Leon Brown
Trustee til 2015 - Bob Runion
Trustee til 2016 - Tom Randles

Other positions: SD - Bill Sutton JD - Kyle Linder SS - Harry McKeever JS - Danial Runion Tyler - Jon Gaines

Dec 8th, Installation of officers, pot luck dinner at 1pm, spouses and family welcome.

The lodge wishes those well who are ill and/or recovering from surgery.

The lodge was closed in form at 9:00 p.m.

Minutes by: 2013 Secretary Henry Mace


11/21/2013 11/21/2013 minutes - approved (added: 12/06/2013 12:01:06 AM)

Hall of Albert Neese Lodge No. 248 A.F.&A.M.
November 21, 2013 A. D. 6013, A.L.

A Stated Communication of this Lodge was opened in form on the 1st Degree of Masonry with the following present:

Bro. Jon Gaines W.M.      Bro. Steve Smith S.D.
Bro. Greg Albert S.W.     Bro. Dave Dunford J.D.
Bro. Bobby Bowen J.W.     Bro. Kyle Linder S.S.
Bro. Joe Bowen Treas.     Bro. -- J.S.
Bro. Henry Mace Sec’y.    Bro. Harry McKeever Tyler
Bro. Leon Brown Chap.

Bro. Bob Runion

The lodge was opened in due form at 7:00 p.m.

The Pledge of Allegiance was given in the East, led by the Worshipful Master.

Entered: Ronney Legino

Voted on petition for Steve Bolton - passed

Petitions received for John Murray

- Investigation committee formed - Bob Runion (chair), Harry M., Leon B. - Report back in two weeks

Annual meeting Dec 5, 6:30 pm, elections. Jon/Leon soup, Tom Chili, Greg Relish

Voted to give out widows basket for Christmas - passed

Dec 8th, Installation of officers, pot luck dinner at 1pm, spouses and family welcome.

Dave Dundford made honorary member of Albert Neese Lodge #248.

The lodge wishes those well who are ill and/or recovering from surgery.

The lodge was closed in form at 9:30 p.m.

Minutes by: 2013 Secretary Henry Mace


11/07/2013 11/7/2013 minutes - approved (added: 11/21/2013 11:26:58 PM)

Hall of Albert Neese Lodge No. 248 A.F.&A.M.
November 7, 2013 A. D. 6013, A.L.

A Stated Communication of this Lodge was opened in form on the 1st Degree of Masonry with the following present:

Bro. Jon Gaines W.M.      Bro. Steve Smith S.D.
Bro. Greg Albert S.W.     Bro. Dave Dunford J.D.
Bro. Bobby Bowen J.W.     Bro. Kyle Linder S.S.
Bro. Joe Bowen Treas.     Bro. Leon Brown J.S.
Bro. Henry Mace Sec’y.    Bro. Bob Runion Tyler
Bro. Harry McKeever Chap.

Bro. Dave Sterbenz

The lodge was opened in due form at 7:00 p.m.

The Pledge of Allegiance was given in the East, led by the Worshipful Master.

Entered: Dustin Nichols
Entered: James Steele
Entered: Shane Williams
Each entered seperately.

Petitions received for Steve Bolton

- Investigation committee formed - Leon Brown (chair), Bob R., Tom R. - Report back in two weeks

Ron Legino received a favorable review by investigation committee
- Motion to receive secrets of Masonry - ballot taken and passed

W.M. presented leather apron to Bro. Kyle Linder

The lodge wishes those well who are ill and/or recovering from surgery.

The lodge was closed in form at 10:38 p.m.

Minutes by: 2013 Secretary Henry Mace


10/17/2013 10/17/2013 minutes - approved (added: 11/07/2013 10:19:50 PM)

Hall of Albert Neese Lodge No. 248 A.F.&A.M.
October 17, 2013 A. D. 6013, A.L.

A Stated Communication of this Lodge was opened in form on the 3rd Degree of Masonry with the following present:

Bro. Jon Gaines W.M.	  Bro. Leon Brown S.D.
Bro. Harry McKeever S.W.  Bro. Tom Randles J.D.
Bro. Bobby Bowen J.W.     Bro. Steve Smith S.S.
Bro. -- Treas.            Bro. Greg Albert J.S.
Bro. Henry Mace Sec’y.    Bro. Bob Runion Tyler
Bro. Mike Braun Chap.

Bro. Dave Dunford
Bro. Tom Fredrick
Bro. John Ryan
Bro. Leland Sultz

The lodge was opened in due form at 7:00 p.m.

The Pledge of Allegiance was given in the East, led by the Worshipful Master.

Daniel Runion was raised to the 3rd degree (M.M.)

Petitions received for Ron Legino

- Investigation committee formed - Bob R., Greg A., Tom F. - Report back in two weeks

Shane Williams received a favorable review by investigation committee
- Motion to receive secrets of Masonry - ballot taken and passed

W.M. presented leather apron to Bro. Danial Runion

Practice next Thursday, Oct 24, 7pm

November 1 - will receive candidates for the first degree. 7pm

The lodge wishes those that are ill well, Bill Sellen and Joyce Radtke.

The lodge was closed in form at 9:50 p.m.

Minutes by: 2013 Secretary Henry Mace


10/03/2013 Minutes 10/03/2013 - approved (added: 10/17/2013 11:33:54 PM)

Hall of Albert Neese Lodge No. 248 A.F.&A.M.
October 3, 2013 A. D. 6013, A.L.

A Stated Communication of this Lodge was opened in form on the 2nd Degree of Masonry with the following present:

Bro. Jon Gaines W.M.	  Bro. Bob Runion S.D.
Bro. Greg Albert S.W.     Bro. Harry McKeever J.D.
Bro. Bobbi Bowen J.W.     Bro. Steve Smith S.S.
Bro. -- Treas.            Bro. -- J.S.
Bro. Henry Mace Sec’y.    Bro. -- Tyler
Bro. Leland Sultz Chap.

The lodge was opened in due form at 7:00 p.m.

The Pledge of Allegiance was given in the East, led by the Worshipful Master.

Daniel Runion was presented as a candidate to receive his second degree (F.C.)

Petitions received for Shane Williams

- Investigation committee formed - Greg A., Bobbi B., Steve S.

Practice next Thursday on 3rd degree, Oct 10, 7pm

October 10th - Daniel Runion to receive third degree - 7pm

The lodge was closed in form at 8:30 p.m.

Minutes by: 2013 Secretary Henry Mace


09/19/2013 09/19/2013 minutes - approved (added: 10/03/2013 07:33:02 PM)

Hall of Albert Neese Lodge No. 248 A.F.&A.M.
September 19, 2013 A. D. 6013, A.L.

A Stated Communication of this Lodge was opened in form on the 1st Degree of Masonry with the following present:

Bro. Jon Gaines W.M.	  Bro. Bob Runion S.D.
Bro. Greg Albert S.W.     Bro. Leon Brown J.D.
Bro. Bobbi Bowen J.W.     Bro. Steve Smith S.S.
Bro. -- Treas.            Bro. Tom Randles J.S.
Bro. Henry Mace Sec’y.    Bro. Tom Randles Tyler
Bro. Leland Sultz Chap.

The lodge was opened in due form at 7:00 p.m.

The Pledge of Allegiance was given in the East, led by the Worshipful Master.

Daniel Runion was presented as a candidate to receive his first degree (E.A.)

Petitions received for Dustin Nichols and James Steele

- Received favorable report from investigation committee

- Ballot taken - passed to receive first degree (E.A.)

Practice next Thursday, Sept 26, 7pm

Checking on AC

October 3rd - Danial Runion to receive second degree - 7pm

Picnic at 1pm on Sept 22, at the lodge

The lodge wishes those that are ill or recovering, well (Dick Urish and Bill Radtke).

The lodge was closed in form at 9:30 p.m.

Minutes by: 2013 Secretary Henry Mace


09/05/2013 minutes 9/2/2013 - approved (added: 09/19/2013 09:24:02 PM)

Hall of Albert Neese Lodge No. 248 A.F.&A.M.
September 5, 2013 A. D. 6013, A.L.

A Stated Communication of this Lodge was opened in form on the 3rd Degree of Masonry with the following present:

Bro. Jon Gaines W.M.	  Bro. Steve Smith S.D.
Bro. Greg Albert S.W.     Bro. Harry McKeever J.D.
Bro. Bobbi Bowen J.W.     Bro. Bob Runion S.S.
Bro. -- Treas.            Bro. _________________ J.S.
Bro. Henry Mace Sec’y.    Bro. Tom Randles Tyler
Bro. Leland Sultz Chap.

The lodge was opened in due form at 7:30 p.m.

The Pledge of Allegiance was given in the East, led by the Worshipful Master.

Petition received for Dustion Nichols, James Steele, and Steven Bolton. Investigation committee formed (Tom Randles, Dave Sterbinz, Harry McKeever)

Second meeting in September, September 19th will be the 1st degree.

September picnic still scheduled for Sept 22 but at the lodge due to road construction.

There was some talk of having a fall pancake feed. More to come.

The lodge wishes those that are ill or recovering, well (Joe Bowen, Bill and Elsi Sellen, and Bill Radtke).

The lodge was closed in form at 8:00 p.m.

Minutes by: 2013 Secretary Henry Mace


06/20/2013 minutes 6/20/2013 - approved 9/2/2013 (added: 09/05/2013 07:08:17 PM)

Hall of Albert Neese Lodge No. 248 A.F.&A.M.
June 20, 2013 A. D. 6013, A.L.

A Stated Communication of this Lodge was opened in form on the 3rd Degree of Masonry with the following present:

Bro. Jon Gaines W.M.	  Bro. --- S.D.
Bro. Bob Runion S.W.      Bro. Leon Brown J.D.
Bro. Bobbi Bowen J.W.     Bro. Dick Urish S.S.
Bro. -- Treas.            Bro. Kyle Linder J.S.
Bro. Henry Mace Sec’y.    Bro. Steve Smith Tyler
Bro. --- Chap.

The lodge was opened in due form at 7:30 p.m.

The Pledge of Allegiance was given in the East, led by the Worshipful Master.

Petition received for Daniel Matthew Runion. Investigation committee reports a favorable report.

Second meeting in Sept will be the 1st degree

Jon has requested use of lodge chairs for daughter's baby shower - approved.

Light on south door always on - trustees to investigate.

Several members are have health issue. Greg Albert, Bill and Elsie Sellen, Bill Radke, and Bill Braun. The lodge wishes them well.

Lodge goes dark for the summer. Next meeting, Sept. 5th.

September picnic still scheduled for Sept 22 at Walnut Grover, just after noon.

The lodge was closed in form at 8:00 p.m.

Minutes by: 2013 Secretary Henry Mace


06/06/2013 minutes for 6/6/2013 - approved (added: 06/20/2013 10:15:36 PM)

Hall of Albert Neese Lodge No. 248 A.F.&A.M.
June 6, 2013 A. D. 6013, A.L.

A Stated Communication of this Lodge was opened in form on the 3rd Degree of Masonry with the following present:

Bro. Jon Gaines W.M.	  Bro. Harry McKeever S.D.
Bro. Bob Runion S.W.     Bro. Tom Fredrick J.D.
Bro. Bobbi Bowen J.W.       Bro. Kyle Lynder S.S.
Bro. -- Treas.     Bro. Gilbert Weidman J.S.
Bro. Henry Mace Sec’y.    Bro. --- Tyler
Bro. Mike Braum Chap.

The lodge was opened in due form at 7:30 p.m.

The Pledge of Allegiance was given in the East, led by the Worshipful Master.

Petition received for Daniel Matthew Runion. Steve, Harry, and Jon will form investigation committee.

Several members are have health issue. Greg Albert, Bill and Elsie Sellen, Bill Radke, and Bill Braun. The lodge wishes them well.

One more meeting on June 20, before lodge goes dark for the summer.

September picnic still scheduled for Sept 22 at Walnut Grover, just after noon.

The lodge was closed in form at 8:00 p.m.

Minutes by: 2013 Secretary Henry Mace


05/02/2013 minutes 5/2/2013 - approved (added: 05/16/2013 11:41:17 PM)

Hall of Albert Neese Lodge No. 248 A.F.&A.M.
May 2, 2013 A. D. 6013, A.L.

A Stated Communication of this Lodge was opened in form on the 3rd Degree of Masonry with the following present:

Bro. Greg Albert W.M.	  Bro. Harry McKeever S.D.
Bro. Steve Smith S.W.     Bro. Kyle Linder J.D.
Bro. Joe Bowen J.W.       Bro. Dick Urish S.S.
Bro. Joe Bowen Treas.     Bro. --- J.S.
Bro. Henry Mace Sec’y.    Bro. --- Tyler
Bro. --- Chap.

The lodge was opened in due form at 7:30 p.m.

The Pledge of Allegiance was given in the East, led by the Worshipful Master.

District Deputy Grand Master will visit on 5/16.

Carbondale - May 11th - pancake feed - downtown Carbondale

Joe Bowen has new grandson in Denver. Lodge wishes them well.

The lodge was closed in form at 8:10 p.m.

Minutes by: 2013 Secretary Henry Mace


04/18/2013 minutes 4/18/2013 - approved (added: 05/02/2013 09:51:52 PM)

Hall of Albert Neese Lodge No. 248 A.F.&A.M.
April 18, 2013 A. D. 6013, A.L.

A Stated Communication of this Lodge was opened in form on the 3rd Degree of Masonry with the following present:

Bro. Jon Gaines M.	        Bro. Steve Smith S.D.
Bro. Greg Albert S.W.     Bro. Joe Bowen J.D.
Bro. Bobbie Bowen J.W.    Bro. Dick Urish S.S.
Bro. Joe Bowen Treas.     Bro. --- J.S.
Bro. Henry Mace Sec’y.    Bro. Harry McKeever Tyler
Bro. --- Chap.

Bro. Tom Johnson

The lodge was opened in due form at 7:30 p.m.

The Pledge of Allegiance was given in the East, led by the Worshipful Master.

Brother Kyle Linder awaiting 3rd degree - 'raised'

May 16th - District Deputy GM Joe Miller will attend.

Sept. 22 - Lodge picnic at Walnut grove.

Report on Pancake Feed - Good success - raised $466.

Bill Radtke and Joyce are still doing great, and improving.
Bill Sellen at hospital with Elsie.
The lodge wishes them well.

The lodge was closed in form at 10:00 p.m.

Minutes by: 2013 Secretary Henry Mace


04/04/2013 minutes - 4/4/2013 - approved (added: 04/18/2013 08:16:51 PM)

Hall of Albert Neese Lodge No. 248 A.F.&A.M.
April 4, 2013 A. D. 6013, A.L.

A Stated Communication of this Lodge was opened in form on the 2nd Degree of Masonry with the following present:

Bro. Jon Gaines M.	     Bro. Steve Smith S.D.
Bro. Greg Albert S.W.        Bro. David Voss J.D.
Bro. Bobbie Bowen J.W.       Bro. Dick Urish S.S.
Bro. Joe Bowen Treas.  	     Bro. Harry McKeever J.S.
Bro. Henry Mace Sec’y.	     Bro. Leon Brown Tyler
Bro. Harry McKeever Chap.

The lodge was opened in due form at 7:30 p.m.

The Pledge of Allegiance was given in the East, led by the Worshipful Master.

Brother Kyle Linder to receive 2nd degree - 'passed'

April 11, 7:00 pm - third degree practice

Pancake feed - April 13th, 7 - 11 am

Pancake shifts - 7 - 9 and 9 - 11 - See Mel C to sign up.

Bill Radtke and Joyce (who returned from hospital) are doing great, and improving.
Bill Sellen was not feeling so well.
The lodge wishes them well.

The lodge was closed in form at 9:00 p.m.

Minutes by: 2013 Secretary Henry Mace


03/21/2013 minutes - 3/21/2013 - approved 4/4/2013 (added: 04/04/2013 10:07:14 PM)

Hall of Albert Neese Lodge No. 248 A.F.&A.M.
March 21, A. D. 2013, A.L. 6013

A Stated Communication of this Lodge was opened in form on the 1st Degree of Masonry with the following present:

Bro. Jon Gaines M.	     Bro. Steve Smith S.D.
Bro. Greg Albert S.W.        Bro. Bill Sellen J.D.
Bro. Bobbie Bowen J.W.       Bro. Dick Urish S.S.
Bro. -- Treas.  	     Bro. Harry McKeever J.S.
Bro. Henry Mace Sec’y.	     Bro. Leon Brown Tyler
Bro. Bill Sellen Chap.

The lodge was opened in due form at 7:30 p.m.

The Pledge of Allegiance was given in the East, led by the Worshipful Master.

Investigation committee reports favorably on candidate Kyle Linder.

Balloting on condidate Kyle Linder - elected.

Kyle Linder initiated on 1st degree.

Leon Brown reported from Grand Lodge.

Encourages people to attend next Grand Lodge

Requesting information from Grand Lodge (missing annual report).

Ty Alvers may attend next meeting if we can contact him.

April 4th - 2nd degree for Kyle Linder.

Working meeting on 3/28 - practice for 2nd degree.

Pancake feed - April 13th, 7 - 11 am - need to clean the basement and move equipment.

Pancake shifts - 7 - 9 and 9 - 11 - See Mel C to sign up.

Bill and Joyce are doing great, and improving.
The lodge wishes them well.

The lodge was closed in form at 10:08 p.m.

Minutes by: 2013 Secretary Henry Mace


03/07/2013 minutes - 3/7/2013 - approved (added: 03/21/2013 04:41:01 PM)

Hall of Albert Neese Lodge No. 248 A.F.&A.M.
March 7, A. D. 2013, A.L. 6013

A Stated Communication of this Lodge was opened in form on the 3rd Degree of Masonry with the following present:

Bro. Jon Gaines M.	     Bro. Bill Sellen S.D.
Bro. Greg Albert S.W.        Bro. Steve Smith J.D.
Bro. Bobbie Bowen J.W.       Bro. Dick Urish S.S.
Bro. -- Treas.  	     Bro. John Ryan J.S.
Bro. Henry Mace Sec’y.	     Bro. Harry McKeever Tyler
Bro. Bill Sellen Chap.

Guest:
John Ryan
Doug Hodge

The lodge was opened in due form at 7:30 p.m.

The Pledge of Allegiance was given in the East, led by the Worshipful Master.

27 members and spouses were present at the dinner held February 23, at Topeka Steak House.
WM declared the event an overwhelming success.

Investigating committee has not yet met with Kyle Linder.

Try to practice next Thursday on the first degree and balloting.

Open next meeting, March 21, at 7:00 pm.

Going to Grand Lodge: Jon, Harry, Leon

Use of basement by Stacy Prim for birthday celebration (contacted by Gilbert) and in May by Bailee Myers (May 19th - Sunday) (contacted via email)

Pancake feed - April 13th, 7 - 11 am - need to clean the basement and move equipment.

Pancake shiftw - 7 - 9 and 9 - 11 - See Mel C to sign up.

Bill and Joyce are doing great, but confined to home. The lodge wishes them well.
Bill would welcome any guests.

The lodge was closed in form at 8:00 p.m.

Minutes by: 2013 Secretary Henry Mace


02/07/2013 minutes 2/7/2013 - approved (added: 03/07/2013 07:36:09 PM)

Hall of Albert Neese Lodge No. 248 A.F.&A.M.
February 7, A. D. 2013, A.L. 6013

A Stated Communication of this Lodge was opened in form on the 3rd Degree of Masonry with the following present:

Bro. Jon Gaines M.	              Bro. Bill Sellen S.D.
Bro. Joe Bowen S.W.           Bro. Leon Brown J.D.
Bro. Bob Runion J.W.           Bro. Dick Urish S.S.
Bro. Joe Bowen Treas.  	     Bro. Steve Smith J.S.
Bro. Henry Mace Sec’y.	     Bro. Tom Randles Tyler
Bro. Harry McKeever Chap.

The lodge was opened in due form at 7:30 p.m.

The Pledge of Allegiance was given in the East, led by the Worshipful Master.

Received petition for Kyle Linder - approved unanimously

Took count for attendance for spouses dinner 2/23

Dalton Welsh still wanting become a member of the lodge.

Brad Carpentar did work with the lodge members in study session.

Bobbie Bowen will try to fill in as J.W.

Bill Radke and Joyce at home recovering from their illnesses.

Bill Sellen out sick.

Harry's wife Rose is doing better.

The lodge wishes them a speedy recovery.

The lodge was closed in form at 8:00 p.m.

Minutes by: 2013 Secretary Henry Mace


01/17/2013 minutes - 1/17/2013 - approved (added: 02/07/2013 03:13:23 PM)

Hall of Albert Neese Lodge No. 248 A.F.&A.M.
January 17, A. D. 2013, A.L. 6013

A Stated Communication of this Lodge was opened in form on the 1st Degree of Masonry with the following present:

Bro. Jon Gaines M.	              Bro. Harry McKeever S.D.
Bro. Greg Albert S.W.           Bro. Leon Brown J.D.
Bro. ----------- J.W.           Bro. --------------- S.S.
Bro. ----------- Treas.  	     Bro. ---------------- J.S.
Bro. Henry Mace Sec’y.	     Bro. --------------- Tyler
Bro. Bill Sellen Chap.

The lodge was opened in due form at 7:30 p.m.

The Pledge of Allegiance was given in the East, led by the Worshipful Master.

Bradley Carpenter was raised in due form on the 1st degree January 17, 2013.

Harry McKeever presented the 2nd narrative.

Bill Sellens presented the 3rd lecture.

Steve Smith was out sick. Bill Radtke was down with the flu.
Bill's wife (Joyce) was also having some medical issues, but was back home.
The lodge wishes them a speedy recovery.

Attendance at the district meeting January 12th, 2013 in Topeka received high marks and great favor as presented by Bill Sellen.

W.M asked if lodge members would like to attend a sweatheard dinner, Febr 16th at the Topeka Steakhouse.
Reservations to be made by Sec. Henry Mace and email notification to be sent asking for RSVPs.
(Note: dinner postponed until Febr 23 (Saturday at 6pm) by W.M.)

Received $15 sign money from Bro. Ted Worthington.

Heating bill was high for January, but this is normal (for Kansas).

The lodge was closed in form at 9:07 p.m.

Minutes by: 2013 Secretary Henry Mace


01/03/2013 minutes 1/3/2013 - approved (added: 01/17/2013 05:40:57 PM)

Hall of Albert Neese Lodge No. 248 A.F.&A.M.
January 3, A. D. 2013, A.L. 6012

A Stated Communication of this Lodge was opened in form on the 1st Degree of Masonry with the following present:

Bro. Jon Gaines M.	        Bro. Bill Sellen S.D.
Bro. Greg Albert S.W.           Bro. Leon Brown J.D.
Bro. Bill Radtke J.W.           Bro. Dick Urish S.S.
Bro. -- Treas.  	        Bro. Steve Smith J.S.
Bro. Henry Mace Sec’y.	        Bro. Tom Randles Tyler
Bro. Harry McKeever Chap.

The lodge was opened in due form at 7:30 p.m.

The Pledge of Allegiance was given in the East, led by the Worshipful Master.

Bradley Carpenter will be raised on the 1st degree January 17, 2013.

Communications with Ty Albers to determine when he can join the lodge.

Donations were accepted to reimburse candidates for back ground checks.

All chairs being asked to attend district meeting January 12th, 2013 in Topeka.

The lodge was closed in form at 8:05 p.m.

Minutes by: 2013 Secretary Henry Mace


12/20/2012 minutes 12/20/2012 - approved (added: 01/03/2013 05:09:45 PM)

Hall of Albert Neese Lodge No. 248 A.F.&A.M.
December 20, A. D. 2012, A.L. 6012

A Stated Communication of this Lodge was opened in form on the 3rd Degree of Masonry with the following present:

Bro. Jon Gaines M.	        Bro. Harry McKeever S.D.
Bro. Greg Albert S.W.           Bro. Leon Brown J.D.
Bro. Bill Radtke J.W.           Bro. Steve Smith S.S.
Bro. -- Treas.  	        Bro. -- J.S.
Bro. Henry Mace Sec’y.	        Bro. -- Tyler
Bro. Mike Braum Chap.

The lodge was opened in due form at 7:30 p.m.

The Pledge of Allegiance was given in the East, led by the Worshipful Master.

District meeting Jan 12th, 2414 W 14th

Donation from Marie Johnston ($150) - Card to be sent from lodge thanking her.

Sign money collected ($45)

Thank You card from Crystal Hill for fruit basket.

Thank You card from Marie Johnston for fruit basket.

Elsie Sellens having medical problems - the lodge wisher her well.

Practice for 1st degree, tonight and first meeting in January, 2013.

The lodge was closed in form at 8:05 p.m.

Minutes by: 2013 Secretary Henry Mace


11/15/2012 Minutes 11/12/2012 - approved (added: 12/06/2012 04:24:42 PM)

Hall of Albert Neese Lodge No. 248 A.F.&A.M.
November 15, A. D. 2012, A.L. 6012

A Stated Communication of this Lodge was opened in form on the 3rd Degree of Masonry with the following present:

Bro. Jon Gaines M.	        Bro. Joe Bowen S.D.
Bro. Steve Smith S.W.           Bro. Bill Radtke J.D.
Bro. Greg Albert J.W.           Bro. Michael Scott S.S.
Bro. Joe Bowen Treas.  	        Bro. Dick Urish J.S.
Bro. Bob Runion Sec’y.	        Bro. Harry McKeever Tyler
Bro. Mike Braum Chap.

The lodge was opened in due form at 7:30 p.m.

The Pledge of Allegiance was given in the East, led by the Worshipful Master.

$45 in sign money was conveyed to the Treasurer

Two petitions received, read, accepted and referred to committee: Micheal Scott, Harry McKeever, Greg Albert. Committee to report at next stated meeting.

Discussion of next meeting - election night.

Sickness: Michael Scott's wife is going in for surgery. Lodge prayers go with her.

Master encouraged members to consider seeking a chair for 2013.

The lodge was closed in form at 8:05 p.m.

Minutes by: Bro. Bob Runion, with appreciation from 2012 Secretary Henry Mace


11/01/2012 minutes 11/01/2012 - approved (added: 11/12/2012 03:53:55 PM)

Hall of Albert Neese Lodge No. 248 A.F.&A.M.
November 1, A. D. 2012, A.L. 6012

A Stated Communication of this Lodge was opened in form on the 3rd Degree of Masonry with the following present:

Bro. Jon Gaines M.	        Bro. Harry McKeever S.D.
Bro. Steve Smith S.W.           Bro. Bill Radtke J.D.
Bro. Greg Albert J.W.           Bro. Michael Scott S.S.
Bro. --- Treas.  	        Bro. Leon Brown J.S.
Bro. Henry Mace Sec’y.	        Bro. Mel Crothers Tyler
Bro. Bill Sellen Chap.

The lodge was opened in due form at 7:30 p.m.

The Pledge of Allegiance was given in the East, led by the Worshipful Master.

The minutes of the previous meeting were read and approved.

Michael Scott will present the petitions of candidates already in the process of becoming members from earlier in the year.

For the annual meeting, Tom/Michael will provide apples and chili, Leon Brown will supply the osyter stew.

Invite wives to installation.

Widows baskets to be provided with the help of Harry, Mike, and Joe.

The lodge was closed in form at 8:15 p.m.

Minutes by: 2012 Secretary Henry Mace


10/18/2012 minutes 10/18/2012 - approved (added: 11/12/2012 03:48:48 PM)

Hall of Albert Neese Lodge No. 248 A.F.&A.M.
October 18, A. D. 2012, A.L. 6012

A Stated Communication of this Lodge was opened in form on the 3rd Degree of Masonry with the following present:

Bro. Jon Gaines M.	        Bro. Harry McKeever S.D.
Bro. Steve Smith S.W.           Bro. Bill Radtke J.D.
Bro. Greg Albert J.W.           Bro. Bob Runion S.S.
Bro. --- Treas.  	        Bro. Dick Urish J.S.
Bro. Henry Mace Sec’y.	        Bro. Bobby Bowen Tyler
Bro. --- Chap.

The lodge was opened in due form at 7:30 p.m.

The Pledge of Allegiance was given in the East, led by the Worshipful Master.

The minutes of the previous meeting were read and approved.

Review of candidates needs to be completed.

Sales of items in basement not good, requesting additional time. approved.

Presented Bro. Leon Brown with 25 year pin, by W.M. Jon Gaines.

Mel Crothers went back to work. Congratulations Mel!

Harry's wife fell but is back home. Lodge wishes her continue health.

The lodge was closed in form at 8:15 p.m.

Minutes by: 2012 Secretary Henry Mace


10/04/2012 Minutes 10/4/2012 - approved (added: 11/12/2012 03:41:23 PM)

Hall of Albert Neese Lodge No. 248 A.F.&A.M.
October 4, A. D. 2012, A.L. 6012

A Stated Communication of this Lodge was opened in form on the 3rd Degree of Masonry with the following present:

Bro. Steve Smith M.	        Bro. Joe Bowen S.D.
Bro. Bill Sellen S.W.           Bro. Bill Radtke J.D.
Bro. Greg Albert J.W.           Bro. Bob Runion S.S.
Bro. --- Treas.  	        Bro. Leon Brown J.S.
Bro. Henry Mace Sec’y.	        Bro. Leon Bronw Tyler
Bro. Mel Crothers Chap.

The lodge was opened in due form at 7:30 p.m.

The Pledge of Allegiance was given in the East, led by the Worshipful Master.

The minutes of the previous meeting were read and approved.

Earl Olsen - District Deputy Grand Master - District #15

Three petitions may be forth coming...

Garage sale by Henry Mace - requesting to use the lodge - approved.

Members again voiced concerns about the required background checks.

Need membership counts reviewed.

All lodges should have strategic plans.

Presented by Earl Olsen:

Greetings from the G.M.

March 15-16 - Salina (2013) - annual meeting

Leadership Academy 10/6/2012 - $20

Freeman Hodapp guest speaker. (Masons for dummies...)

G.L. new database available to secretaries. Forms online.

Masonic License plate available with funds to Library museum fund and Grand Lodge fund.

Jon G. not feeling well. Lodges wishes him a healthy recovery.

The lodge was closed in form at 8:15 p.m.

Minutes by: 2012 Secretary Henry Mace


09/06/2012 minutes 09/06/2012 - approved (added: 09/18/2012 04:50:18 PM)

Hall of Albert Neese Lodge No. 248 A.F.&A.M.
September 6, A. D. 2012, A.L. 6012

A Stated Communication of this Lodge was opened in form on the 3rd Degree of Masonry with the following present:

Bro. Jon Gaines M.	                Bro. Harry McKeever S.D.
Bro. Leon Brown S.W.            Bro. Bill Radtke J.D.
Bro. Greg Albert J.W.           Bro. Bob Runion S.S.
Bro. --- Treas.  	        Bro. --- J.S.
Bro. Henry Mace Sec’y.	        Bro. --- Tyler
Bro. Bill Sellens Chap.

The lodge was opened in due form at 7:30 p.m.

The Pledge of Allegiance was given in the East, led by the Worshipful Master.

The minutes of the previous meeting were read and approved.

Annual picnic, Sept 23, Walnut Grove, Sunday - 1pm
978 E. 350 Rd, Overbrook, Ks 66524
Will send letter to widows on picnic and email those with email addresses.

Gilbert is doing well after battling cancer.

The lodge was closed in form at 8:00 p.m.

Minutes by: 2012 Secretary Henry Mace


06/07/2012 Minutes 6/7/2012 - approved (added: 06/21/2012 03:48:55 PM)

Hall of Albert Neese Lodge No. 248 A.F.&A.M.
June 7, A. D. 2012, A.L. 6012

A Stated Communication of this Lodge was opened in form on the 3rd Degree of Masonry with the following present:

Bro. Tom Randles	        Bro. Harry McKeever S.D.
Bro. Steve Smith S.W.           Bro. Bill Radtke J.D.
Bro. Greg Albert J.W.           Bro. Gilbert Weidman S.S.
Bro. --- Treas.  	        Bro. --- J.S.
Bro. Henry Mace Sec’y.	        Bro. --- Tyler
Bro. Bill Sellens Chap.

The lodge was opened in due form at 7:30 p.m.

The Pledge of Allegiance was given in the East, led by the Worshipful Master.

The minutes of the previous meeting were read and approved.

Gas meter damaged and replaced.

Weeds and growth around building and AC unit needs some attention.

Gilbert is back. Welcome back and continued good health.

The lodge was closed in form at 8:50 p.m.

Minutes by: 2012 Secretary Henry Mace


05/03/2012 Minutes 5/3/2012 - approved (added: 05/17/2012 03:20:00 PM)

Hall of Albert Neese Lodge No. 248 A.F.&A.M.
May 3, A. D. 2012, A.L. 6012

A Stated Communication of this Lodge was opened in form on the 3rd Degree of Masonry with the following present:

Bro. Jon Gaines M.	        Bro. Harry McKeever S.D.
Bro. Greg Albert S.W.           Bro. Bill Radtke J.D.
Bro. Dave Sterbenz J.W.         Bro. Leon Brown S.S.
Bro. Joe Bowen Treas.  	        Bro. Bob Runion J.S.
Bro. Henry Mace Sec’y.	        Bro. Steve Smith Tyler
Bro. Mike Braum Chap.

Bro. Tom Randles
Bro. Cecil George
Bro. Tom Johnson (#51 - PM)
Bro. Earl Olson DDGM #15

The lodge was opened in due form at 7:30 p.m.

The Pledge of Allegiance was given in the East, led by the Worshipful Master.

The minutes of the previous meeting were read and approved.

Essay contest notice was read.

Shrine football classic announced.

Thank you card to be sent to Mrs. Nichols for the gravel.

Bro. Gilbert Weidman recovering from lung operation, taking treatments for cancer.

Words from DDGM Earl Olson
Re-lighting the torch
Number on program
Master achievement award
Perpetual Life Memebership
CHIS - children identification program
Friends of Masons
Masters Cards
Outstanding Mason Award
Town hall meeting - July 16 - Saturday morning - Layfiette Lodge
Strategic Planning
Edict on background check
- Formal objection made from Albert Neese Lodge #248

The lodge was closed in form at 8:50 p.m.

Minutes by: 2012 Secretary Henry Mace


04/19/2012 Minutes 4/19/2012 (approved) (added: 05/17/2012 03:08:58 PM)

Hall of Albert Neese Lodge No. 248 A.F.&A.M.
April 19, A. D. 2012, A.L. 6012

A Stated Communication of this Lodge was opened in form on the 2nd Degree of Masonry with the following present:

Bro. Tom Randles M.	        Bro. Joe Bowen S.D.
Bro. Jon Gaines S.W.           Bro. Bill Radtke J.D.
Bro. Dave Sterbenz J.W.         Bro. Michael Scott S.S.
Bro. Joe Bowen Treas.  	        Bro. --- J.S.
Bro. Henry Mace Sec’y.	        Bro. Steve Smith Tyler
Bro. Bill Sellens Chap.

Bro. Leon Brown
Bro. Harry McKeever

The lodge was opened in due form at 7:30 p.m.

The Pledge of Allegiance was given in the East, led by the Worshipful Master.

The minutes of the previous meeting were read and approved.

Matt Sellens was called to work.

Tyler Morgan will return when work permits.

Thursday 4/26, practice on 2nd degree - 7pm

Discussion on edict on background check. Bill Sellens expressed edict is ment to keep out those of harmful intent and regulation. Try to make it work and see what happens at the next Grand Lodge.

The lodge was closed in form at 8:15 p.m.

Minutes by: 2012 Secretary Henry Mace


04/05/2012 Minutes 4/5/2012 (approved) (added: 04/16/2012 09:57:11 AM)

MINUTES 5 APRIL 2012

The Lodge was opened in form on the 3rd degree of Masonry at 7:30, 5 April AD 2012, AL 6012. Members and guests as per register.

Stations and Places:

Master Jon Gaines
SW -Leon Brown
JW Joe Bowen
TR Joe Bowen
Sec Bob Runion
SD Harry McKeever
JD Bill Radtke
SS Steve Smith

The Pledge of Allegiance was rendered, led by the Worshipful Master in the East.

Minutes of the previous meeting were read and approved.

Correspondence received:
a) Letter from the insurance company soliciting proxy votes;
b) CD Bank information;
c) WB Steve Smith Dues
d) A card from the Clarence Lyden family thanking the Lodge for the Funeral service
e) A letter from DDGM Earl Olsen was read in Lodge which referenced his official visit on May 3, 2012.

A general discussion ensued regarding the information from the previous minutes about the possible new investigating requirement by Grand Lodge. General opinion of those present that unless and until a formal Grand Lodge by-law change or a Grand Master’s edict is received that the Lodge proposes to ignore the informal knowledge on this subject. Consensus was that until official instructions are received from Grand Lodge explaining this procedure - ‘it doesn’t exist’.

WB Steve Smith reported that a Brother Marvin Grandstaff is attempting to gain reinstatement of his Lodge and the possible transfer to Albert Neese. The usual formalities will have to be observed in accordance with the Grand Lodge rules and procedures.

The Treasurer gave a short overview of the Lodge’s Certificate’s of Deposit nearing maturity and will be considered for re-investment after a comparison of rates at other financial institution’s.
Considerable discussion was held regarding a special meeting on Saturday, 4:00 PM, 7 April, 2012 to administer the 1st Degree Lectures to Br: Matt Sellens. WB Steve Smith and WB Harry McKeever were to obtain assistance and/or to divide the work among themselves. Owing to the sponsor’s not appearing at the Lodge, further developments will be forthcoming.

Sickness and Distress:
a) WB Joe Bowen reported that Br: Dave Sterbenz had suffered a stroke. His current condition was unknown. A get well card is proposed.
b) WB Gilbert Weidman, past Master and past Secretarty, was reported to have had surgery and was home recovering. A get well card is also proposed since members were unable to contact him by telephone.

No further business appearing before the Lodge, it was closed in due form ad 9:00 PM

minutes by Bro. Bob Runion (thanks!)


03/15/2012 Minutes 03/15/2012 (approved) (added: 04/05/2012 04:41:02 PM)

Hall of Albert Neese Lodge No. 248 A.F.&A.M.
March 15, A. D. 2012, A.L. 6012

A Stated Communication of this Lodge was opened in form on the 3rd Degree of Masonry with the following present:

Bro. Tom Randles M.	        Bro. Harry McKeever S.D.
Bro. Steve Smith S.W.           Bro. Bill Radtke J.D.
Bro. Dave Sterbenz J.W.         Bro. --- S.S.
Bro. --- Treas.  	        Bro. --- J.S.
Bro. Henry Mace Sec’y.	        Bro. --- Tyler
Bro. --- Chap.

The lodge was opened in due form at 7:30 p.m.

The Pledge of Allegiance was given in the East, led by the Worshipful Master.

The minutes of the previous meeting were read and approved.

Matt Sellens trying to set up meeting with lodge to do degree work.

After April 1st - new members need to have a background check (Grand Lodge). This is not a formal process. Membership of lodge is responsible for character references. Investigating committee's job is to do the character reference checking.

No communications from the Grand Lodge on this issue.

Harry McKeever and his wife checked the roof for missing tiles and several on the west and a few on the east are missing.

The lodge was closed in form at 7:50 p.m.

Minutes by: 2012 Secretary Henry Mace


03/01/2012 Minutes - 3/1/2012 (approved) (added: 03/15/2012 02:53:19 PM)

Hall of Albert Neese Lodge No. 248 A.F.&A.M.
March 1, A. D. 2012, A.L. 6012

A Stated Communication of this Lodge was opened in form on the 3rd Degree of Masonry with the following present:

Bro. Jon Gaines M.	        Bro. Joey Bowen S.D.
Bro. Greg Albert S.W.	        Bro. Bill Radtke J.D.
Bro. Joe Bowen J.W.             Bro. Leon Brown S.S.
Bro. Joe Bowen Treas.	        Bro. --- J.S.
Bro. Henry Mace Sec’y.	        Bro. --- Tyler
Bro. Bill Sellens Chap.

Bro. Harry McKeever
Bro. Bob Runion

The lodge was opened in due form at 7:30 p.m.

The Pledge of Allegiance was given in the East, led by the Worshipful Master.

The minutes of the previous meeting were read and approved.

Use of lodge was requested by families in the Shawnee Heights neighborhood. Approved by trustees.

Motion made to purchase new waste basket for secretary who was slanderously accused of eating the current reseptical. Motion passed. Harry offered to bring a clean plastic bucket to take the place of the ailing trash can.

If there are new candidates that need to be presented, they need to be made in person by the one presenting the petition.

Monthly gas, electric, and water bills being paid online as they occur each month.

The lodge was closed in form at 7:50 p.m.

Minutes by: 2012 Secretary Henry Mace


02/16/2012 Minutes 02/16/2012 (approved) (added: 03/01/2012 04:51:50 PM)

Hall of Albert Neese Lodge No. 248 A.F.&A.M.
February 16, A. D. 2012, A.L. 6012

A Stated Communication of this Lodge was opened in form on the 3rd Degree of Masonry with the following present:

Bro. Tom Randles M.	        Bro. Bob Runion S.D.
Bro. Jon Gaines S.W.	        Bro. Bill Radtke J.D.
Bro. Greg Albert J.W.           Bro. Steve Smith S.S.
Bro. Joe Bowen Treas.	        Bro. --- J.S.
Bro. Henry Mace Sec’y.	        Bro. Leon Brown Tyler
Bro. --- Chap.

Bro. Dave Sterbins

The lodge was opened in due form at 7:30 p.m.

The Pledge of Allegiance was given in the East, led by the Worshipful Master.

The minutes of the previous meeting were read and approved.

Tyler Morgan moved to Lawrence with Micheal Scott. Tyler may return to lodge to complete degree work. Have not be able to contact Matt Sellens.

Master asked about pancake feed, which may hinge on work by Mel.

The lodge was closed in form at 7:50 p.m.

Minutes by: 2012 Secretary Henry Mace


02/02/2012 Minutes 2/2/2012 (approved) (added: 02/16/2012 02:52:06 PM)

Hall of Albert Neese Lodge No. 248 A.F.&A.M.
February 2, A. D. 2012, A.L. 6012

A Stated Communication of this Lodge was opened in form on the 3rd Degree of Masonry with the following present:

Bro. Jon Gaines M.	        Bro. Bill Sutton S.D.
Bro. Steve Smith S.W.	        Bro. Bill Radtke J.D.
Bro. Greg Albert J.W.           Bro. Bob Runion S.S.
Bro. --- Treas.	                Bro. --- J.S.
Bro. Henry Mace Sec’y.	        Bro. Leon Brown Tyler
Bro. --- Chap.

Bro. Dick Urish

The lodge was opened in due form at 7:35 p.m.

The Pledge of Allegiance was given in the East, led by the Worshipful Master.

The minutes of the previous meeting were read and approved.

Joe's and Tom's trucks not working...

March 16-17, 2012 — Annual Communication, Salina, Grand Lodge of Kansas

The lodge was closed in form at 7:50 p.m.

Minutes by: 2012 Secretary Henry Mace


01/19/2012 Minutes 01/19/2012 (approved) (added: 02/02/2012 07:05:51 PM)

Hall of Albert Neese Lodge No. 248 A.F.&A.M.
January 19, A. D. 2012, A.L. 6012

A Stated Communication of this Lodge was opened in form on the 3rd Degree of Masonry with the following present:

Bro. Tom Randles M.	        Bro. Joey Bowen S.D.
Bro. Jon Gaines S.W.	        Bro. Bill Radtke J.D.
Bro. Greg Albert J.W.           Bro. Harry McKeever S.S.
Bro. Joe Bowen Treas.	        Bro. --- J.S.
Bro. Henry Mace Sec’y.	        Bro. Steve Smith Tyler
Bro. --- Chap.

Bro. Leon Brown

The lodge was opened in due form at 7:30 p.m.

The Pledge of Allegiance was given in the East, led by the Worshipful Master.

The minutes of the previous meeting were read and approved.

Number of unpaid dues at 28.

Lodge of sarrow for 2011 was closed. Lodge of sarrow was opened for 2012.

Bill Sellens wife was in car accident. The lodge sends their regards and wishes her well.

Will have practice for 2nd and 3rd degree after close.

The lodge was closed in form at 8:10 p.m.

Minutes by: 2012 Secretary Henry Mace


01/05/2012 Minutes 1/5/2012 (approved) (added: 01/19/2012 11:31:38 AM)

Hall of Albert Neese Lodge No. 248 A.F.&A.M.
January 5, A. D. 2012, A.L. 6012

A Stated Communication of this Lodge was opened in form on the 1st Degree of Masonry with the following present:

Bro. Tom Randles M.	        Bro. Bill Sutton S.D.
Bro. Jon Gaines S.W.	        Bro. Bill Radtke J.D.
Bro. Greg Albert J.W.           Bro. Michael Scott S.S.
Bro. Joe Bowen Treas.	        Bro. Joe Bowen J.S.
Bro. Henry Mace Sec’y.	        Bro. Steve Smith Tyler
Bro. Mike Braum Chap.

Bro. Bill Sellens
Bro. Tom Frederick

The lodge was opened in due form at 7:00 p.m.

The Pledge of Allegiance was given in the East, led by the Worshipful Master.

The minutes of the previous meeting were read and approved.

Mr. Matt Sellens - received instructions on the first degree.

Chairs were changed:

Harry McKeever M.
Jon Gaines SW.
Greg Albert JW.
Steve Smith SD.
Joe Bowen JS.
Bill Sutton Tyler

Jan 21st, District Meeting, 30th and McVicker.

Thank you cards received from widows. Special thank you to be sent to Marie Johnston.

Practice on Jan 18 for second degree practice at 7:00pm.

Open January 19th meeting at 7pm.

The lodge was closed in form at 9:05 p.m.

Minutes by: 2012 Secretary Henry Mace


12/15/2011 12/15/2011 Minutes (approved) (added: 01/05/2012 01:14:56 PM)

Hall of Albert Neese Lodge No. 248 A.F.&A.M.
December 15, A. D. 2011, A.L. 6011

A Stated Communication of this Lodge was opened in form on the 1st Degree of Masonry with the following present:

Bro. Jon Gaines M.	        Bro. Joey Bowen S.D.
Bro. Bill Sutton S.W.	        Bro. Bill Radtke J.D.
Bro. Leon Brown J.W.            Bro. Michael Scott S.S.
Bro. Joe Bowen Treas.	        Bro. Harry McKeever J.S.
Bro. Henry Mace Sec’y.	        Bro. Steve Smith Tyler
Bro. Bill Sellens Chap.


The lodge was opened in due form at 7:15 p.m.

The Pledge of Allegiance was given in the East, led by the Worshipful Master.

Mr. Tyler Morgan - received instructions on the first degree.

Chairs were changed:

Leon Brown M.
Jon Gaines SW.
Joe Bowen JW.
Steve Smith SD.

The minutes of the previous meeting were read, revised and approved.

Report heating unit not working causing furnace to run hot. May be reason for high heating bill.

Treasurer and Secretary's Annual Report presented and approved as amended.

Practice on Dec 22 for first degree practice at 7:00pm.

Open January 5th meeting at 7pm.

Plans were made to be at Lonnie Welch's funeral at Clinton (short service requested by Lonnie). Wish will be observed.

The lodge was closed in form at 8:30 p.m.

Minutes by: 2012 Secretary Henry Mace


12/01/2011 12/01/2011 Minutes (approved) (added: 12/15/2011 04:06:00 PM)

Hall of Albert Neese Lodge No. 248 A.F.&A.M.
December 1, A. D. 2011, A.L. 6011

A Stated Communication of this Lodge was opened in form on the 3rd Degree of Masonry with the following present:

Bro. Tom Randles.	        Bro. Greg Albert S.D.
Bro. Bill Sutton S.W.	        Bro. Bill Radtke J.D.
Bro. Joe Bowen J.W.             Bro. Michael Scott S.S.
Bro. Joe Bowen Treas.	        Bro. Harry McKeever J.S.
Bro. Henry Mace Sec’y.	        Bro. Steve Smith Tyler
Bro. Bill Sellens Chap.

Bro. Mike Braum

The lodge was opened in due form at 7:30 p.m.

The Pledge of Allegiance was given in the East, led by the Worshipful Master.

The minutes of the previous meeting were read, revised and approved.

DD Earl Olson requested ANL #248 to do the section section of the 3rd degree at the District School - January 21, 2012.

Election of officers was held with the following be elected:
Tom Randles WM
Jon Gaines SW
Greg Albert JW
Joe Bowen Tres.
Henry Mace Sec.
Joey Bowen SD
Bill Radtke JD
Micheal Scott SS
Leon Brown JS
Bill Sellens Chap.
--- Tyler
Bob Runion trustee (2012-2014)

Report on candidate Matt Sellens was favorable. Ballot was taken and candidate passed.

Practice next Thursday at 7pm, Dec 8th.

Bob Runion recovering from operation. Lodge wishes him well.

Installation of officers: December 11, 1pm - potluck.

The lodge was closed in form at 8:30 p.m.

Minutes by: 2011 Secretary Henry Mace


11/17/2011 11/17/2011 minutes (approved) (added: 12/01/2011 03:07:59 PM)

Hall of Albert Neese Lodge No. 248 A.F.&A.M.
November 17, A. D. 2011, A.L. 6011

A Stated Communication of this Lodge was opened in form on the 1st Degree of Masonry with the following present:

Bro. Steve Smith M.	        Bro. Greg Albert S.D.
Bro. Jon Gaines S.W.	        Bro. Bill Radtke J.D.
Bro. Harry McKeever J.W.        Bro. Michael Scott S.S.
Bro. Joey Bowen Treas.	        Bro. ---- J.S.
Bro. Henry Mace Sec’y.	        Bro. --- Tyler
Bro. Bill Sellens Chap.

The lodge was opened in due form at 7:30 p.m.

The Pledge of Allegiance was given in the East, led by the Worshipful Master.

The minutes of the previous meeting were read, revised and approved.

Mark Wulfkuhle has requested a demit.

Our attendance and bible gift at the Billy Hill funeral was well received and appreciated. Members volunteered to bring food for annual meeting December 1, 2011.

Widows baskets will be purchased from Dillons, adding Crytal Hill to the list. Harry and Mike offered to perform this service.

We were informed that our long time insurance agent had passed away.

The lodge was closed in form at 8:00 p.m.

Minutes by: 2011 Secretary Henry Mace


11/03/2011 minutes 11/3/2011 (approved) (added: 11/17/2011 04:49:27 PM)

Hall of Albert Neese Lodge No. 248 A.F.&A.M.
November 3, A. D. 2011, A.L. 6011

A Stated Communication of this Lodge was opened in form on the 3rd Degree of Masonry with the following present:

Bro. Steve Smith M.	        Bro. Greg Albert S.D.
Bro. Bill Sutton S.W.	        Bro. Bill Radtke J.D.
Bro. Leon Brown J.W.	        Bro. Michael Scott S.S.
Bro. ---- Treas.	        Bro. Harry McKeever J.S.
Bro. Henry Mace Sec’y.	        Bro. --- Tyler
Bro. Bill Sellens Chap.

Micheal Braum
Richard Urish
Jon Gaines

The lodge was opened in due form at 7:30 p.m.

The Pledge of Allegiance was given in the East, led by the Worshipful Master.

The minutes of the previous meeting were read and approved.

Petition presented by Michael Scott for Matt Sellens. Investigating committee: Leon Brown, Steve Smith, Bill Sutton

Report on Tyler Morgan - Harry McKeever, Bob Runion, and Bill Sellens reported favorably on the candidate.
Ballot was taken and candidate passed.

Michael Scott offered to have a band perform as a fund raiser or just entertainment (social event). Will continue discussion after lodge meeting in basement.

The lodge was closed in form at 8:00 p.m.

Minutes by: 2011 Secretary Henry Mace


10/06/2011 Minutes 10/06/2011 (approved) (added: 10/20/2011 03:33:57 PM)

Hall of Albert Neese Lodge No. 248 A.F.&A.M.
October 6, A. D. 2011, A.L. 6011

A Stated Communication of this Lodge was opened in form on the 3rd Degree of Masonry with the following present:

Bro. Jon Gaines M.	        Bro. Greg Albert S.D.
Bro. Harry McKeever S.W.	Bro. Tom Johnson J.D.
Bro. Bob Runion J.W.	        Bro. Michael Scott S.S.
Bro. ---- Treas.	        Bro. ---- J.S.
Bro. Henry Mace Sec’y.	        Bro. Bill Radtke Tyler
Bro. Bill Sellens Chap.

District Deputy Earl Olson
Leland Saltz
Bobby Bowen
Bill Sutton

The lodge was opened in due form at 7:30 p.m.

The Pledge of Allegiance was given in the East, led by the Worshipful Master.

The minutes of the previous meeting were read and approved.

Petition presented for Tyler Morgan. Harry McKeever, Bill Sellens, and Bob

Runion will serve on investigating committee.

Rainbow girls can use the lodge for dance on Novemeber 5th.

Thanked Jon for offering to use the grove, but picnic held at lodge.

From District Deputy Earl Olson:

Cyfer books and candidate book are re-written and will be printed and available at Grand Lodge.

Keep the lessons of the first degree secret (even though they may be on other medial...).

New perpetual life member pins available at Grand Lodge.

All lodges should have a strategic plan by 2013, estimating were you will be in 5/10/20 years.

Figure out your goals and a prepare a plan to get there.

Wardens school will be January 21, 2012.

The lodge was closed in form at 8:00 p.m.

Minutes by: 2011 Secretary Henry Mace


09/15/2011 Minutes 9/15/2011 (approved) (added: 10/20/2011 03:32:14 PM)

Hall of Albert Neese Lodge No. 248 A.F.&A.M.
September 15, A. D. 2011, A.L. 6011

A Stated Communication of this Lodge was opened in form on the 3rd Degree of Masonry with the following present:

Bro. Steve Smith M.	Bro. Jon Gaines S.D.
Bro. Bill Sutton S.W.	Bro. Leon Brown J.D.
Bro. Bob Runion J.W.	Bro. Harry McKeever S.S.
Bro. Joey Bowen Treas.	Bro. ---- J.S.
Bro. Henry Mace Sec’y.	Bro. Bobby Bowen Tyler
Bro. Bill Sellens Chap.

The lodge was opened in due form at 7:30 p.m.

The Pledge of Allegiance was given in the East, led by the Worshipful Master.

The minutes of the previous meeting were read and approved.

Clothes box for boys and girls club will be located on the property.

Picnic at Jon's grove this Sunday. Will send out emails.

District Deputy Grand Master Earl Olson will attend Oct 5.

Oct 15 will let Nelson Young relations use lodge for family reunion. Put equipment away.

Will allow lighted sign to be put on property for Berryton activity.

Continued use of property for recycling and ball diamond for community use.

Water valve problem and electrical flickering are still problems.

The lodge was closed in form at 8:00 p.m.

Minutes by: 2011 Secretary Henry Mace


09/01/2011 Minutes 9/1/2011 (approved) (added: 09/15/2011 06:19:15 PM)

Hall of Albert Neese Lodge No. 248 A.F.&A.M.
September 1, A. D. 2011, A.L. 6011

A Stated Communication of this Lodge was opened in form on the 3rd Degree of Masonry with the following present:

Bro. Steve Smith M.	Bro. Harry McKeever S.D.
Bro. Bill Sutton S.W.	Bro. Leon Brown J.D.
Bro. Bob Runion J.W.	Bro. ---- S.S.
Bro. ------- Treas.	Bro. ---- J.S.
Bro. Henry Mace Sec’y.	Bro. ---- Tyler
Bro. Michael Scott Chap.

The lodge was opened in due form at 7:30 p.m. in a very hot room.

The Pledge of Allegiance was given in the East, led by the Worshipful Master.

The minutes of the previous meeting were read and approved.

Fall picnic at Jon Gaines on 9/18/2011.

Presented Michael Scott his membership card by WM.

Request to locate clothes box approved.

Bill Hill in hospital, making the best with his guitar.

Bobby Bowen had heart attack over the summer but is recovering well.

Lonnie Welch out of the hospital and is feeling well.

The lodge was closed in form at 8:00 p.m.

Minutes by: 2011 Secretary Henry Mace


06/16/2011 Minutes June 16, 2011 - approved (added: 09/15/2011 06:20:04 PM)

Hall of Albert Neese Lodge No. 248 A.F.&A.M.
June 16, A. D. 2011, A.L. 6011

A Stated Communication of this Lodge was opened in form on the 3rd Degree of Masonry with the following present:

WM Bro. Bill Sutton
SW Bro. Steve Smith
JW Bro. Bob Runion
SD Bro. Leon Brown
SD Bro. Steve Smith
SS Bro. David Scott
Tyler Bro. Steve Smith

The lodge was opened in due form at 7:30 p.m.

The Pledge of Allegiance was given in the East, led by the Worshipful Master.

No minutes to approve (Henry was gone), no bills, no communications.

WB Steve Smith reported on WB Lonny Welch was admitted to the VA and is under treatment for a variety of ailments. We wish him a speedy recovery.

No further business appered before the lodge.

The lodge was closed in form at 8:30 p.m.

Minutes by: 2011 WB Bob Runion (thanks Bob, Henry)


06/02/2011 Minutes 6/2/2011 approved (added: 09/15/2011 06:36:59 PM)

Hall of Albert Neese Lodge No. 248 A.F.&A.M.
June 2, A. D. 2011, A.L. 6011

A Stated Communication of this Lodge was opened in form on the 3rd Degree of Masonry with the following present:

Bro. Tom Randles M.	Bro. Leon Brown S.D.
Bro. Bill Sutton S.W.	Bro. Bill Radke J.D.
Bro. Jon Gaines J.W.	Bro. Harry McKeever S.S.
Bro. ------- Treas.	Bro. ---- J.S.
Bro. Henry Mace Sec’y.	Bro. Steve Smith Tyler
Bro. Bill Sellen Chap.

Boby Bowen
Mel Crothers
Tom Johnson
Michael Scott

The lodge was opened in due form at 7:30 p.m.

The Pledge of Allegiance was given in the East, led by the Worshipful Master.

The minutes of the previous meeting were read and approved.

Raised Michael Scott to the 3rd degree.

Joey Bowen is doing well after surgery. Taking short walks.

The lodge was closed in form at 8:00 p.m.

Minutes by: 2011 Secretary Henry Mace


05/19/2011 Minutes 5/19/2011 approved (added: 06/02/2011 04:06:23 PM)

Hall of Albert Neese Lodge No. 248 A.F.&A.M.
May 19, A. D. 2011, A.L. 6011

A Stated Communication of this Lodge was opened in form on the 2nd Degree of Masonry with the following present:

Bro. Harry McKeaver M.	Bro. Leon Brown S.D.
Bro. Bill Sutton S.W.	Bro. Greg Albert J.D.
Bro. Tom Randles J.W.	Bro. ---- S.S.
Bro. ------- Treas.	Bro. Bill Radtke J.S.
Bro. Henry Mace Sec’y.	Bro. Steve Smith Tyler
Bro. Bill Sellens Chap.

Bro. Cecil George
Bro. Bob Runion
Bro. Mike Brown

The lodge was opened in due form at 7:10 p.m.

The Pledge of Allegiance was given in the East, led by the Worshipful Master.

The minutes of the previous meeting were read and approved.

Michael Scott was lead through the 2nd degree

Information on Essay contest for 2011 was read.

Grand Master Reception and Banquet announced.

Practices for 3rd degree work scheduled for next Thursday and following Tuesday and other dates if necessary.

The lodge was closed in form at 8:30 p.m.

Minutes by: 2011 Secretary Henry Mace


05/04/2011 Minutes 5/4/2011 (approved) (added: 05/19/2011 06:40:44 PM)

Hall of Albert Neese Lodge No. 248 A.F.&A.M.
May 5, A. D. 2011, A.L. 6011

A Stated Communication of this Lodge was opened in form on the 1st Degree of Masonry with the following present:

Bro. Tom Randles M.	Bro. ----- S.D.
Bro. Bill Sutton S.W.	Bro. Steve Smith J.D.
Bro. John Gaines J.W.	Bro. Harry McKeaver S.S.
Bro. ------- Treas.	Bro. Bob Runion J.S.
Bro. Henry Mace Sec’y.	Bro. Greg Albert Tyler
Bro. ------- Chap.

Dist. Dir. G.M. Earl Olson
Bro. Tom Johnson
Bro. Bill Radtke
Bro. Bill Braun
Bro. Mel Crothers

The lodge was opened in due form at 7:10 p.m.

The Pledge of Allegiance was given in the East, led by the Worshipful Master.

The minutes of the previous meeting were read and approved.

Michael Scott was lead through the 1st degree

DDGM Earl Olson spoke on the following: Vision 20/20 - setting 5/10/20 year goals Masters Achievement Award Relighting the torch - Masonic lead project for hours of service. Warden School - prepares for Masters. Perpetual Life Membership - 20 times annual dues - sent back to lodge. Web site: KansasMason.org.

The lodge was closed in form at 9:00 p.m.

Minutes by: 2011 Secretary Henry Mace


04/21/2011 Minutes for April 21, 2011 (approved) (added: 05/05/2011 08:15:29 AM)

Hall of Albert Neese Lodge No. 248 A.F.&A.M.
April 21, A. D. 2011, A.L. 6011

A Stated Communication of this Lodge was opened in form on the 1st Degree of Masonry with the following present:

Bro. Tom Randles M.	Bro. Steve Smith S.D.
Bro. Bill Sutton S.W.	Bro. Bobby Bowen J.D.
Bro. Joe Bowen J.W.	Bro. Bill Sellen S.S.
Bro. Joe Bowen Treas.	Bro. ----- J.S.
Bro. Henry Mace Sec’y.	Bro. ----- Tyler
Bro. Bill Sellen Chap.

The lodge was opened in due form at 7:30 p.m.

The Pledge of Allegiance was given in the East, led by the Worshipful Master.

The minutes of the previous meeting were read and approved.

Investigating committee reported favorably on Michael Scott's petition. Committee released. By prepared ballot, Michael Scott was duely elected. First degree will be give to Michael at May 5th meeting.

Motion made and approved to accept Richard Watson's payment of dues for 2010 and 2011. He may become demit later in the year as annual renewals are processed.

September picnic scheduled for September 18th at the John Gaines' Walnut Grove.

The lodge was closed in form at 8:30 p.m.

Minutes by: 2011 Secretary Henry Mace


04/07/2011 Minutes for April 7, 2011 (approved) (added: 04/21/2011 04:41:45 PM)

Hall of Albert Neese Lodge No. 248 A.F.&A.M.
April 7, A. D. 2011, A.L. 6011

A Stated Communication of this Lodge was opened in form on the 3rd Degree of Masonry with the following present:

Bro. Tom Randles M.	Bro. Bob Runion S.D.
Bro. Bill Sutton S.W.	Bro. Bill Radtke J.D.
Bro. Steve Smith J.W.	Bro. ----- S.S.
Bro. ------- Treas.	Bro. ----- J.S.
Bro. Henry Mace Sec’y.	Bro. ----- Tyler
Bro. Bill Sellen Chap.

The lodge was opened in due form at 7:30 p.m.

The Pledge of Allegiance was given in the East, led by the Worshipful Master.

The minutes of the previous meeting were read and approved.

Need to contact John Gaines about fall picnic.

Need to update by-laws to reflect new dues.

Steve S. wanting to accept Michael Scotts petition - Steve S., Bill S. and Henry M. will form the investigating committee.

Henry M. asked if Nebraska rowing team could use the lodge April 29th. Approved.

Dalton Welsh has completed basics and will be back in the area in September to complete his degree work.

Joe Bowen is schedule to have hip surgery in May. We wish him well.

The lodge was closed in form at 8:30 p.m.

Minutes by: 2011 Secretary Henry Mace


03/17/2011 Minutes for March 17, 2011 (approved) (added: 04/07/2011 04:31:52 PM)

Hall of Albert Neese Lodge No. 248 A.F.&A.M.
March 17, A. D. 2011, A.L. 6011

A Stated Communication of this Lodge was opened in form on the 3rd Degree of Masonry with the following present:

Bro. Tom Randles M.	Bro. ----- S.D.
Bro. Steve Smith S.W.	Bro. ----- J.D.
Bro. Harry McKeever J.W.	Bro. ----- S.S.
Bro. Joe Bowen Treas.	Bro. Joe Bowen J.S.
Bro. Henry Mace Sec’y.	Bro. Steve Smith Tyler
Bro. Henry Mace Chap.

The lodge was opened in due form at 7:30 p.m.

The Pledge of Allegiance was given in the East, led by the Worshipful Master.

The minutes of the previous meeting were read and approved.

Need to contact John Gaines about fall picnic.

Waiting for Mel to mention pancake feed.

Marie Johnston's son is having a heart transplant and planning assistance to this effort is under way.

Need to update email list and post meeting schedules.

The lodge was closed in form at 8:30 p.m.

Minutes by: 2011 Secretary Henry Mace


02/17/2011 Minutes for February 17, 2011 (approved 3/17/2011) (added: 03/03/2011 05:01:29 PM)

Hall of Albert Neese Lodge No. 248 A.F.&A.M.
February 17, A. D. 2011, A.L. 6011

A Stated Communication of this Lodge was opened in form on the 3rd Degree of Masonry with the following present:

Bro. Tom Randles M.	Bro. Greg Albert S.D.
Bro. Bill Sutton S.W.	Bro. Bill Radtke J.D.
Bro. Bob Runion J.W.	Bro. Harry McKeever S.S.
Bro. Joe Bowen Treas.	Bro. Joe Bowen J.S.
Bro. Henry Mace Sec’y.	Bro. Steve Smith Tyler
Bro. Bill Sellen Chap.

The lodge was opened in due form at 7:30 p.m.

The Pledge of Allegiance was given in the East, led by the Worshipful Master.

The minutes of the previous meeting were read and approved.

A new ledger will be created for recording membership attendance at stated communications of the lodge.

Handed out changes to the Grand Lodge By-Laws for review and comment.

Gravel for the parking lot has been donated and/or funds from the baseball activity have helped to acquire the four truck loads of gravel. Cole Emerson and others have voluteered to truck the gravel to the lot.

The county is looking to repair the road that runs on the east side of the building. More information to come later as plans are developed.

Bill Radtke's wife fell and broke her hip, but is home now. We all wish her a speedy recovery.

The lodge was closed in form at 8:30 p.m.

Minutes by: 2011 Secretary Henry Mace


01/08/2011 Proposed Changes to Grand Lodge of Kansas By-Laws for Annual Communication 2011 (added: 01/08/2011 01:32:19 PM)

Bob R. - if you see this... send me an email!!!


01/06/2011 Minutes - January 6, 2011 (approved) (added: 01/20/2011 03:14:22 PM)

Hall of Albert Neese Lodge No. 248 A.F.&A.M.
January 6, A. D. 2011, A.L. 6011

A Stated Communication of this Lodge was opened in form on the 3rd Degree of Masonry with the following present:

Bro. Tom Randles M.	Bro. Greg Albert S.D.
Bro. Bill Sutton S.W.	Bro. Bill Radtke J.D.
Bro. Bob Runion J.W.	Bro. Harry McKeever S.S.
Bro. Joe Bowen Treas.	Bro. Clarence Lyden J.S.
Bro. Henry Mace Sec’y.	Bro. Steve Smith Tyler
Bro. Bill Sellen Chap.

Bro. Mike Braum

The lodge was opened in due form at 7:30 p.m.

The Pledge of Allegiance was given in the East, led by the Worshipful Master.

The minutes of the previous meeting were read and approved.

Thank You cards received from Bonnie Nichols (again).

District meeting will be held January 15th, with Bro. Steve Smith and Bro. Harry McKeever assisting with the second sectio of the second degree.

The third degree will be presented in Carbondale on January 12th.

Discussion was held on the changing of the by-laws of the Grand Lodge of Kansas. A communication from the Grand Lodge was available but not read (over site by Secretary).

The lodge was closed in form at 8:30 p.m.

Minutes by: 2011 Secretary Henry Mace


12/16/2010 December 16, 2010, Minutes (approved - 1/6/2011) (added: 01/06/2011 02:09:10 PM)

Hall of Albert Neese Lodge No. 248 A.F.&A.M.
December 16, A. D. 2010, A.L. 6010

A Stated Communication of this Lodge was opened in form on the 3rd Degree of Masonry with the following present:

Bro. Tom Randles M.	Bro. Greg Albert S.D.
Bro. Bill Sutton S.W.	Bro. Bill Radtke J.D.
Bro. Bob Runion J.W.	Bro. Harry McKeever S.S.
Bro. Joey Bowen Treas.	Bro. Clarence Lyden J.S.
Bro. Henry Mace Sec’y.	Bro. Steve Smith Tyler
Bro. Chap.

Bro. Bobby Bowen, Bro. Gilbert Wiedman

The lodge was opened in due form at 7:30 p.m.

The Pledge of Allegiance was given in the East, led by the Worshipful Master.

The minutes of the previous meeting were read and approved.

Thank You cards received from Marie Johnston and Bonnie Nichols were read.

The annual Treasurers Report was read and approved.

Christmas baskets were sent out on Dec 15.

The lodge was closed in form at 8:30 p.m.

Minutes by: 2011 Secretary Henry Mace


12/03/2010 Minutes 12/03/2010 (apprv. 12/17/2010) (added: 12/15/2010 12:36:24 PM)

Hall of Albert Neese Lodge No. 248 A.F.&A.M.
December 2, A. D. 2010, A.L. 6010

A Stated Communication of this Lodge was opened in form on the 3rd Degree of Masonry with the following present:

Bro. Steve Smith M.		Bro. Bobby Bowen S.D.
Bro. Tom Randles S.W.		Bro. Bob Runion J.D.
Bro. Bill Sutton J.W.		Bro. Leon Brown S.S.
Bro. Henry Mace Treas.		Bro. Clarence Lyden J.S.
Bro. Gilbert Weidman Sec’y.	Bro. Harry McKeever Tyler
Bro. Bill Radtke Chap.

The lodge was opened in due form at 7:20 p.m.

The Pledge of Allegiance was given in the East, led by the Worshipful Master.

The minutes of the previous meeting were read and approved.

No Correspondence was read. Two bills were presented for payment.

The annual Secretaries Report was read and approved.

Christmas baskets are to be sent out on Dec 15.

The annual ballots for elected officers was held.

Tom Randles – Master                 S.D. Greg Albert
Bill Sutton – Senior Warden          J.D. Leon Brown
Joey Bowen – Junior Warden           S.S. Harry McKeever
Joe Bowen – Treasurer                J.S. Clarence Lyden
Henry Mace – Secretary               Tyler Steve Smith
Bob Runion – 3 year Trustee          Chaplin Bill Sellen

Officers were installed into their chairs following the election. Bill Sellen was the installing Marshall. All were installed except Joe Bowen and Joey Bowen and Greg Albert.

The lodge was closed in form at 9:30 p.m.

Minutes by: 2010 Secretary Gilbert Weidman
(transcribed by 2011 Secretary Henry Mace)


11/18/2010 Minutes 11/18/2010 (added: 11/23/2010 11:24:36 AM)

Hall of Albert Neese Lodge No. 248A.F. & A.M.

November 18 A.D. 2010, A.L. 6010

A stated Communication of this Lodge was open in form on the 3rd Degree of Masonry with the following present:

 
Bro. Steve Smith     Master               Bro. Joe Bowen        S.D.
Bro. Bob Runion      S.W.                 Bro. Harry McKeever   J.D.
Bro. Bill Sutton     J.W.                 Bro. Bill Braun       S.S.
Bro. Henry Mace      Treas.               Bro.                  J.S.
Bro  Gilbert Weidman Sec`y                Bro. Leon Brown       Ty. 
Bro. Bill Radtke     Chap.

The Lodge was opened in due form at 7:40 P.M.

The Pledge of Allegiance was given in the East, led by the Worshipful Master.

The minutes of the previous meeting were read and approved. No Correspondence or bills were presented.

A discussion on the meal for our Annual Meeting was held.Steve said he would bring apples. Harry agreed to bring vegetable stew and Gilbert the crackers. The meal will start at 6:30 P.M.

Harry and Mike both said that the baskets are taken care of and Joe said he would get them.

Bill Radtke reported that Greg Albert had a cold and could not make it here tonight.

No further business coming before the Lodge, it was closed in due form at 8:04 P.M..

Gilbert A Weidman
sec`y. 248


11/04/2010 Minutes November 4, 2010 (added: 11/18/2010 10:06:20 AM)

Hall of Albert Neese Lodge No. 248 A.F. & A.M.
November 4, A.D. 2010, A.L. 6010

A Stated Communication of this Lodge was opened in form on the Third Degree of Masonry with the following present:

Bro. Steve Smith      M        Bro. Greg Albert     S.D.
Bro. Tom Randles      S.W.     Bro. Joe Bowen       J.D.
Bro. Bobby Bowen      J.W.     Bro. Leon Brown      S.S.
Bro. Henry Mace       Treas.   Bro.                 J.S.
Bro. Gilbert Weidman  Sec.     Bro. Harry McKeever  Tyler
Bro. Bill Radtke      Chaplin

The Lodge was open in due form at 7:30 P.M.

The Pledge of Allegiance was given in the East, led by the W.M.

The minutes of the previous meeting were read and approved. Correspondence was a short-talk bulletin and a catalog of Masonry items from J.P. Luther Co. No bills were presented for payment.

The Master called for final plans for our Annual Meeting on Dec 4Th. Tom Randles will bring chili, Joe and Leon are doing the oyster stew, Greg Albert will bring a relish tray, and no one said they would bring apples. Bill Sellen was asked to be the installing officer and Bobby Bowen was asked to be installing Marshall. Both agreed to do this on Dec 4Th.

The Master reminded us that on Jan. 15Th2011 at 9:00 A.M. our Lodge will be doing the Second Section of the Fellowcraft Degree. Leland Salts will be our instructor for this 2011 District Meeting of Dist.15 and 18. Leland really hopes that this year more Lodge Officers . will show up and make 2011 a good showing of our Lodge. All Officers put that date- Jan 15Th on the calendar and plan to be there.

Our Annual Christmas Baskets for our widows was also planned. Harry McKeever made a motion to get 12 widows emblems to go along with the fruit baskets. Gilbert seconded the motion and it passed. Each emblem costs $3.00 and Harry is taking donations for the cost. Joe Bowen said he will get the baskets and Harry said that He and Mike Braum will deliver the baskets about two weeks before Christmas and will call the widows about 2 or 3 days ahead of time to make sure they are there.

No sickness or distress was noted.

No further business coming before the Lodge it was closed in due form at 8.02 P.M.

Gilbert A Weidman

sec`y 248


10/07/2010 Minutes October 7, 2010 (added: 10/21/2010 08:12:10 AM)

Hall of Albert Neese Lodge No. 248 A.F. & A.M. October 7, A.D. 2010, A.L. 6010.

A Stated Communication of this Lodge was opened in form on the First Degree of Masonry with the following present:

Bro. Steve Smith     Master           Bro. Greg Albert      S.D.
Bro. Tom Randles     S.W.             Bro. Harry McKeever   J.D.
Bro. Jon Gaines      J.W.             Bro. Bob Runion       S.S. 
Bro. Henry Mace      Treas.           Bro. Bobby Bowen      J.S.
Bro. Gilbert Weidman Sec.             Bro. Melvin Carothers Tyler
Bro. Bill Radtke     Chaplin

The Lodge was opened in due form at 7:00 P.M.
The Pledge of Allegiance was given in the East, led by the Worshipfull Master.

Without further ado, the Lodge was prepared to receive the candidate Dalton Wayne Welch. Dalton was given the st Degree of Masonry. The following officers gave the First Degree. Master-Harry McKeever, S.W.- Steve Smith, J.W.-- Jon Gaines,Treas -Henry Mace , Sec.- Gilbert Weidman,S.D.--Tom Randles, J.D. Greg Albert, S.S.- Bob Runion, J.S. -Bobby Bowen ,ty. Mel Carothers, Chap.- Bill Radtke. Steve Smith gave the questions - Jon Gaines answered them . Steve Smith gave the 1st lecture and Leland Salts gave the 2nd lecture.Harry McKeever Gave the charge. The 1st Degree candidate was seated in the Lodge after congratulations were given all around.The minutes of the previous meeting were read, the correspondence was read and no bill were presented for payment.All were voted upon and approved.

Mel Carothers was called up before the alter and given his P.P.L. membership card and certificate.

Mel mentioned that our mailbox hitter will be in court on Dec.7TH at 3:00 P.M. He also told us that we made $230.00 from our breakfast. Our D.D.G.M.15 of Kansas sent us an email that he would make his fall visit on Oct.21ST Our Second Degree for Dalton W Welsh will be on Oct.21 ST

Lonnie Welsh mentioned that there are 4 generations of Welsh`s in the lodge room for Dalton W Welsh`s 1ST Degree.

Sick report: Joe Bowen and Bill Sellen are both down in the back.

No further business coming before the Lodge, it was closed in due form.

Gilbert A Weidman
Secretary of 248


09/16/2010 Sept 16, 2010 (added: 10/07/2010 02:51:47 PM)

Hall of Albert Neese Lodge No. 248 A.F & A.M.. Sept 16, A.D. 2010, A.L. 6010

A Stated Communication of this Lodge was opened in form on the Third Degree of Masonry with the following present:

Bro Steve Smith M. Bro. Greg Albert S.D.
Bro. Tom Randles S.W. Bro. Bob Runion J.D.
Bro. Bill Sutton J.W. Bro. Bill Radtke S.S.
Bro. Henry Mace Treas. Bro. J.S.
Bro. Gilbert Weidman Sec. Bro Harry McKeever Ty.
Bro. Bill Radtke Chaplin

The Lodge was opened in due form at 7:30 P.M.

The Pledge Of Allegiance was given in the East, led by the Worshipful Master.

The minutes of the previous meeting were read and approved. One bill for Grand Lodge Expenses was presented, voted upon, and approved for payment. All correspondences was read and acted upon.

Two dimits were read and approved. One for Mark E McClaflin and one fro Donald E. McClaflin. One petition for the Mysteries of Masonry was read. This was for Dalton Wayne Welsh. A vote was taken by secrete ballot and it was favorable. A committee of Bill Sutton, Jon Gaines, and Steve Smith was formed to review the candidate.

Mel Carothers informed us that the man who hit our mailbox would be in court on Sept.22 at 10:00 am. He also asked for more late help for our Oct.2ND breakfast.

Lonnie Welsh asked for two more petitions.

Steve Smith assigned Brothers for the work on the First Degree and set up for 7:P.M. practices on Thursday Sept 23rd. and Sept 30Th. The Degree work will be done on October 7Th starting at 7P.M.

No sick report.

No further business coming before the Lodge, it was closed at 8:30 P.M.

Gilbert A Weidman
Secretary of 248

IN GOD WE TRUST


09/02/2010 September 2, 2010 Meeting Minutes (added: 09/10/2010 08:09:10 AM)

Hall of Albert Neese Lodge #248, AF&AM, Tecumseh, Kansas, 2 September 2010. The stated meeting of the Lodge was opened in the third degree 7:30 PM by the Worshipful Master with the following presiding:

WM STEVE SMITH;
SW TOM RANDLES;
JW BILL SUTTON;
SD MEL CAROTHERS;
JD JOE BOWEN;
TR HENRY MACE;
SS LEON BROWN;
CH BILL RADTKE;
TY HARRY MCKEEVER;
SEC BOB RUNION

After opening, the WM led the Lodge in the Pledge of Allegiance to the flag. Members and guests as per register.

No bills, petitions of minutes received or were available.

WB Joe Bowen reported that some building issues had been corrected over the summer hiatus.

Consensus of the members present was to permit non-Albert Neese activities to utilize the Lodge premises and was within the boundaries of the Liability of the Lodge insurance policy, provided no rental fees were established – voluntary donations would not be discouraged from participating activities. Consequently, the Secretary is authorized to communicate to the DemoLay, the Rainbow Girls and others that they may utilize the Lodge in their anticipated gathering in October.

A pancake breakfast is scheduled to be held at the Lodge from 7:00-11:00 AM, 2 October, 2010. WB Mel Carothers will be overseeing the activity and volunteers are invited to assist in putting on this fund-raising event.

WB Mel Carothers indicated that the air conditioning was ineffective during his High-School reunion activity held at the Lodge during the Summer. It was agreed upon to look into the matter and to correct the problem if it continues.

The annual Lodge BBQ is scheduled for 1:00 PM, 19 September, 2010. It will be held at the Gaines Walnut Grove south of Stull, Kansas. The Lodge will provide the BBQ and drinks – participants to bring a dish of their choosing and culinary service, as well as chairs if desired.

WB Smith and WB McKeever reported that they had assisted in presentation of a third degree at Orient #51, Topeka, KS in the recent past. Many thanks to those Brothers for their good work.

WB Tom Randles inquired about a particular provision contained in the membership petition. Consensus was that the issue was probably of lesser concern if the investigating committee were to report favorably on a petition; however, further clarification will be obtained from Grand Lodge and the information relayed to BR: Randles regarding a possible petition.

No sickness or distress was reported.

No further business appearing before the Lodge, the WM proceeded to close the Lodge in due forma t 8:30 PM.

Fraternally,
Bob Runion
Acting Secretary


06/03/2010 06/03/2010 minutes (added: 06/14/2010 01:09:25 PM)

Hall of Albert Neese Lodge No. 248 A.F. & A.M. June 03, A.D. 2010, A.L. 6010

A Stated Communication of this Lodge was opened in form on the Third Degree Of Masonry with the following present:

Bro. Steve Smith M. Bro. Greg Albert S.D.
Bro. Tom Randles S.W. Bro. Joe Bowen J.D.
Bro. Bill Sutton J.W. Bro. Leon Brown S.S.
Bro. Treas. Bro. J.S.
Bro. Gilbert Weidman Sec`y Bro. Harry McKeever Tyler
Bro. Bill Radtke Chap.

The Worshipful Master opened the Lodge in due form at 7:38 P.M.

The Pledge of Allegiance was given in the East, led by the Worshipful Master.

The minutes of the previous meeting were read and approved. No bills were presented for payment. The only correspondence on the desk was from Grand Lodge. It was addresses to the Master, Secretary, and Public School Committee Chairman.The theme was for preparing For the Grand Lodge A.F. & A.M. of Kansas Essay Contest. Lodges can have more than one school. There are going to be eight winners.Local contests judged by Nov. 1st and the Grand Lodge by Dec. 1st and none accepted after that date. Results by Feb. 2010.

Our Trustees were presented with an offer to buy a 50 foot strip of our west property line for $2,000.00 from a new neighbor to our west. WE now have a square property of 422.50' by 422.68' on the corner. A lot of discussion , pro and con,were bartered about. Gilbert made a motion, seconded by Leon to table the discussion until next meeting.

With Martin Cotton leaving our Lodge,a vacancy has opened in our Trustees.Bob Runion was appointed to fill the trustee position for the rest of Martin`s term which end December 31st 2010

Bobby had a very mild heart attack, but is doing alright now.David Kitts Wife had a new baby but is still in the hospital with a staff infection. Congratulations on the arrival of the new baby.

No further business appearing before the Lodge, it was closed at 8:37 P.M.

Gilbert A Weidman
Secretary 248


05/06/2010 Minutes - May 6, 2010 (added: 05/18/2010 02:51:39 PM)

Hall of Albert Neese Lodge No. 248, A.F. & A.M. May 6Th, A.D.2010 A.L. 6010

A Stated Communication of this Lodge was opened in form on the 3rd Degree of Masonry with the following present:

Bro. Steve Smith Master Bro. Greg Albert S.D.
Bro. Tom Randles S.W. Bro. Joe Bowen J.D.
Bro. Bill Sutton J.W. Bro. Dick Urich S.S.
Bro. Henry Mace Trea. Bro. J.S.
Bro. Gilbert Weidman Sec. Bro. Bobby Bowen Ty.

The Lodge was opened in form at 7:30 P.M.

The Pledge of Allegiance was given in the East, led by the Worshipful Master.

The W.M. checked with Jon Gaines and a date of Sunday Sept. 19Th 2010 is set for our annual picnic at Gaines Walnut Grove.

The minutes of the previous meeting were read and approved. No bills were presented for payment. No Correspondence was on the desk for reading.

The secretary checked with the Lodge to see if anyone was interested in doing any of the Grand Master`s Programs or the Charitable programs. No Interest was found.

The valve in the men`s bathroom was found to be broken. Bret said that he broke it and would have it fixed. The Master said that if were not repaired soon, we would take care of it.

The Master welcomed Bobby Bowen back from winter vacation.

Greg Albert said that we need to get a calendar up on the wall for events.

No one was reported to be sick, so no sick report.

No further business coming before the Lodge, it was closed in form at 7:52 P.M.

Gilbert a Weidman
Secretary of 248


04/01/2010 Minutes April 1, 2010 (added: 04/14/2010 08:43:22 PM)

Hall Of Albert Neese Lodge #248 A.F. & A.M. April 1 ,A.D.2010,A.L. 6010

A Stated Communication of this Lodge was opened in form on the Third Degree of Masonry with the following present:

Bro. Bill Sutton M. Bro. Joey Bowen S.D.
Bro. Joe Bowen S.W. Bro. Henry Maced J.D.
Bro. Bobby Bowen J.W. Bro. Phillip Vannacola S.S.
Bro. Henry Mace Trea. Bro. J.S.
Bro. Gilbert Weidman Sec. Bro. Leon Brown Tyler
Bro Bill Radtke Chap.

The Lodge was opened in form at 7:30 P.M.

The Pledge of Allegiance was given in the East, led by the Worship full Master.

The minutes of the previous meeting were read and approved. We received a thank you note from Frances Rake & family.We received, by phone, two requests for use of the building at a later date.We also received a donation for the use of the building by a member.

Mel Carothers talked about the plans for our upcoming pancake feed. Work to be done after meeting.

Sick report: Tom Randles has a MS flare-up and could not be here tonight.

Leon was alittle late, but he had much to say. It was reported that two different groups want to use the building in May. One group for a graduation party and the other for a garage sale.Leon reported that someone had knocked down our mailbox and that it was gone.Leon contacted the Sheriff because Mel Carothers wanted his name off the TO Call List. Leon Brown,Joe Bowen,Bill Sutton and Jon Gaines are the new names on the sheriff`s call list.

No further business coming before the Lodge, it was closed at 8:13 P.M.

Gilbert A Weidman
Secretary 248


03/08/2010 Minutes of Mar 18,2010 (added: 03/26/2010 04:35:18 PM)

Minutes of Mar 18,2010

Hall of Albert NEESE Lodge No.248, A.F.& A.M. March 18Th ,A.D.2010,A L. 6010.

A Stated communication of this Lodge was opened in form on the Third Degree of Masonry with the following present:

Bro. Steve Smith M. Bro. Joey Bowen S.D.
Bro. Tom Randles S.W. Bro. Joe Bowen J.D.
Bro. Harry McKeever J.W. Bro. Leon Brown S.S.
Bro. Henry Mace Treas. Bro. J.S.
Bro. Gilbert Weidman Sec. Bro. Bill Sutton Ty.
Bro. Bill Radtke Chap.

The Lodge was opened in form at 7:30 P.M.

The Pledge of Allegiance was given in the East, led by the W.M.

The minutes of the previous meeting were read and approved. No bills were presented for payment. The correspondence was read and none needed any action taken on them. An unknown Donner bought a Perpetual Life Membership for Alfred Rake. We received the certificate and Leon said he would take care of framing it and putting it on the wall with the rest of the PLM members.

Our Master called for old business and finding none then called for New business. The floor was opened for discussion on the proposed by-law changes.

Derek Welsh called for the section 3 and 4 of proposal 1 to be dropped. This was later done after discussion on the matter.

Bob Runion called for a vote on Proposal #2 which was seconded by Gilbert Weidman. This passed verily easily.

Bob Runion called for a vote on Proposal #3 which was seconded by Leon Brown. This also passed by a show of hands.

After much discussion on Article 1 of Proposal #1, it was settled upon by hand vote to make $85.00 per Annam the amount to vote on with $61.00 going to the lodge and $24.00 going to Grand Lodge for per capita tax. Article 1of Proposal 1 was passed with only one abstainer.

Article 2 of Proposal 1 was passed by a show of hand with no discussion.

A committee for the concerns of membership will be set up at a later meeting.

Mel Carothers spoke on our up coming Pancake Breakfast on April 10Th from 7 to 11 A.M. He said all was in order , but he needed 4 or 5 members for the late shift 9 to 11 am.

Gilbert asked for donations to help a member who had not paid his 2009 dues in full, and a collection was taken to cover the shortfall. 2010 dues are still due.

No sick report, No further business coming before the Lodge it was closed at 9:00 P.M. in form.

Gilbert A Weidman
Secretary 248

IN GOD WE TRUST