(20240110) HTI Update January 10, 2024

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(20240110) HTI Update January 10, 2024
 
 
Waterloo High Twelve Club #46 – IA
Several officers from the North Central Association installed the incoming officers of Waterloo #46 on December 29, 2023.  There was also a special guest, the Grand Master of Iowa, Darrell Fremont.

A good meal and prize drawing were held and Chaplin Olsson performed a one-man Christmas skit which included a number of seasonal songs accompanied by President Shaulis on piano.

 
 
(front row) 3rd VP Charles Burrell, 2nd VP Robert Marvin, Masonic Rep Ben Davidson, GM Darrell Fremont, 1st VP Andrew Schaffer

(back row) NCA Pres Russell Royce, Club Pres Gary Shaulis, Sec-Treas Frank Swallow, NCA PP Steve Libby, NCA 1st VP Duane Wachter, Club Chaplin Jons Olsson

 
East Valley High Twelve Club #765 – AZ

December  has been a quiet month for the Club.  We do not meet in December so that all can enjoy the Saturday at the Malls spending their hard earned money.  We all could “rest up” for the Holidays spent with Family and Friends.

We will be active in January with our monthly third Saturday Breakfast Meeting having to install the 2024 officers and a guest speaker, Damon Gomes, presenting to us a local Veterans activity “Grounded No More Veteran Flight Lift.”  More on the program in the next issue.

Paul Howell, PP 

 
North Penn High Twelve #473 – PA

The North Penn High Twelve Club #473, held its December Meeting at The Wm Penn Inn, Gwynedd, PA.

The entertainment program featured the North Penn High School Chamber Singers, presenting holiday music from across the world. Matthew Klenk the conductor, is a distinguished member of the American Choral Directors Association whose group performs annually at the ACDA National Conference.

We had an outstanding luncheon with 29 members and 21 guests, totaling 50 attendees,  outnumbering the chorale of 30 terrific singers.

Fraternally,
Ed Petersohn, Secy

 
 
 
HTI Mid-Year Governing Board Meeting – New Orleans

The Mid-Year can be viewed live Via the Zoom app on Saturday January 13th. The Zoom will go live at 9:30am EST so that those who join early may talk before the meeting opens. At 9:55 am EST all Zoom Participants will automatically be muted so that International President, Rick Santella, can open the Mid-Year at 10:00am EST. This Zoom conference is only for view as we are unable to take questions and comments. We ask if you log on after 9:55 am EST, that you keep your self muted so that you do not interfere with those who are listening in. 

For a Digital Copy of the Mid-Year Packet will be found on our home page under Quick Links and also at the link below. The Agenda can be found on page 4 of the packet. 

Click 2024 Mid-Year General Agenda for a copy of the agenda.

Click 2024 Mid-Year Packet

HTI Virtual Meetings is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Join Zoom Meeting
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84135651086?pwd=TkVpSXk0K0g4ZjJJdytEbWFXZGtRQT09

Meeting ID: 841 3565 1086
Passcode: 712696

 
Wolcott Foundation – Michael Clark, Chairman

DON’T FORGET TO DONATE!

 
 
Any club in need of a schoolhouse please let Conrad Dombkiewicz, Parliamentarian, know at cwdombkiewicz@verizon.net
 
Conejo Valley High Twelve #634 – CA

Conejo Valley High 12 Club, Thousand Oaks, California elected as our new president, Worshipful Steven Cooley PM of Conejo Valley Masonic Lodge #807, Thousand Oaks, California.  Also pictured (left to right) Worshipful Jerry Michaelson PM of Conejo Valley Masonic Lodge #807 as Secretary/Treasurer, Worshipful Cooley and Most Worshipful Arthur Weiss PGM as Installing Officer.

Other officers not pictured are Bruce Ewald PM as 1st Vice president, Ron Nystrom as Chaplain, Bob Kelley as Luncheon Chairman and Steven Ames Editor Emeritus.

Our meetings will continue at Cisco’s Mexican Restaurant, Thousand Oaks.

Fraternally,
Jerry M. Michaelson, Secretary

 
 
 
Liberty High Twelve Club #780 – PA

Greetings, Fellow High Twelvians.

Our Liberty High Twelve # 780 Club family is wishing you and your family a wonderful and peaceful New Years.

We have not had a meeting since November which ended the year for us, but we ended on a high and positive note. 

December’s meeting fell to close to Christmas….. But we all stayed in touched, that’s what family does.

At January’s meeting, we will be holding the Installations of Officers.

The Ambassador Coins are working very well for us.

As president of the Liberty 780 Club, I’m looking forward to seeing as many High Twelvians in New Orleans, it will be a great time to fellowship.

Have a great month. 

Sincerely & Fraternally,
Daniel O’Rourke, President

 
Mt. Laurel High Twelve Club #770 – NJ

Three new members were initiated at our January meeting.  Welcome to Brothers Robert J Bascou, Benjamin Castellamare and Gerald Jeitner, Jr. They are full of ideas and enthusiasm and ready to spread the High Twelve message of Family, Fellowship, Future.

Member Spotlight
Russell Carvin “Russ”

Russ started his Masonic walk in February of 1975, 48 years ago.  Since that time he has been very active in the fraternity.  He served as the Secretary of Zerubbabel No. 63 Chapter of Royal Arch Masons for 20 years.  This included the time when Salamm, Damascus and Zerubbabel merged.  Served the Grand Royal Arch as Grand Master of the Third Veil, member of Helena Knights Templar Commandery #3, Past Sovereign Master of Fredrick T. Meyer chapter of AMD.  Current member of J Haring Council AMD.  Awarded the Distinguished Brother Apron from Medfor Lodge #178 and a Charter Member of Mt Laurel #770 High Twelve Club.

Russ served the New Jersey National Guard in the 50th Armored Company of Camden.  A graduate of Drexel University practiced Accounting for many years retiring from the State if New Jersey.

He loves fishing, on his boat, hunting and at age 40 joined the South Jersey Ski Club skiing at various locations on both coasts and Italy.  He hung up his skis at age 80.  He keeps young by spending time with his 3 sons, 7 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren.  He always has a Big Smile and Good Word.

Conrad Domkiewicz, Secretary

 
 
 
Denver High Twelve Club #11 – CO

Denver High Twelve Club #11 a Colorado Masonic Recognized Appendant Group has been in service for nearly a 100 years and has 11 members.  The club meets at a retirement community:  Heather Gardens in Aurora Colorado at 11:00 AM. They meet on the 4 Wednesdays of the months, except November and December and then its the 3rd Wednesdays.  The club is “Dark” in June. July, and August.   The 2024 President is Jim Miles a Jefferson County School District Retired Teacher.  The second vice president is Richard Wall a retiree of the United States Air Force.  He holds a High 12 club card while in military service in Viet Nam.  The club Chaplain, William Robinson is a 96 year old retired attorney and partner in the oldest law firm in Colorado.  The club Secretary and Treasurer is Walter Martin a retired Aurora police officer.

Meetings are at The Rendezvous Restaurant, 2888 South Heather Gardens Way, Aurora Colorado.   The following speakers over time have kept us involved:  The three Masonic youth groups (donations), Colorado Masonic Band Camp (donations), recognition of three first responders, a District Attorney protection presentation, Civil Air Patrol presentation, History presentation of The Sand Creek Massacre by one of own, History presentation of NASA by one of our own, retired Neuro Surgeon, Doctor Karl Stecher presentation, a friend of Doctor Ben Carson, and holiday music by our own Masonic group, ” The Colorado First Volunteers”.   Our next meeting is January 24th, 2024.  

Our Wolcott Foundations contributions for educational purposes are very generous with such a small group.  

Fraternally & Sincerely,
Walter Martin, Secretary/Treasurer

 
Buxmont High Twelve Club #787 – PA

Our Club Founder and Charter Member, Steven Morrison gave a presentation on York Rite.   Terrific presentation from an awesome Brother! 

 
 
L-R Rick Santella, IP, Steve Morrison & Joel Wolfert, President
 
 
 
 
 
International President Rick Santella, presenting Past Club President Certificate to Brother Joel Wolfert.   A very dedicated Brother and High Twelvian! 
 
Edinburgh Scotia High Twelve Club #803 – UK