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Super Bowl Party is Super... We had a great time at the Super Bowl watch party Sunday the 1st of February.
We had 33 people in attendance, the game went back and forth and kept everyones attention. The commercials were good,
with plenty of Ahhhs and Oooohhhs over the cute ones. Br. Frank Keedy had some excellent sandwiches and pizza, and the
food brought by those attending was truly outstanding. Hope you enjoyed the time, and enjoy the pictures here.
Perhaps next year we'll be rooting on the Chiefs at our party.
Fifth Friday Dinner at the Frontier...
What a terrific group we had last night at the 5th Friday dinner at the
Frontier Steakhouse. We had 49 people attend this dinner, which is the largest crowd we have had so far. The food
was excellent, the fellowship superb! Here are the people who attended and some pictures of the evening to share. Bob
and Karen Anver, Bob Babbitt and Donna, Gerry and Mary Bichlemeyer, Jim and Shirley Briley, Lynn Byer and Linda Leavell, Mark
and Linda Davison, Glen and Lois Epperson, Phil Gicalone, Ed and Sherry Hatfield, Mike and Becky Haxton, Bob and Michelle
Jesselnik, Frank and Lila Keedy, John and Dorthy Kreiser, Mike and Debbie Kupsch, Bill and Jeanne Leanord, Bryan and Selena
Minich ( and their 2 angels ), Wayne Rector, Bob Schroeder and Delphia, Sharon Showalter, Craig and Nina Stallwitz, Charlie
and Judy Stephens, Tom and Mary Ann Strickland, Dennis Taylor, John Tritle, Allen and Niza Webber, and Dallas and Ramona
Wonnell. Thanks for coming everybody and lets try and get even more to our next 5th Friday Dinner in May.
KU Basketball... This past Saturday, January24th, we had a great time in Lawrence watching the Lady
Jayhawks of KU beat the Lady Mountaineers of West Virginia by the score of 65 to 59. The game was close and exciting
and we had the added benefit of being able to enjoy all the kids who were dressed up for " Super Heroes Day ".
We had a great crowd and it was fun to have a connection to the KU team with W:. B:. Bob Wallace. I heard murmurs from
those in attendance that a return trip to watch KU and K-State play would be great fun. We'll see where that goes.
Here are some pictures of those who attended.
2015 Installation of Officers... Saturday December 13th, 2014 Wyandotte Lodge #3 installed the Lodge Officers for
the 2015 year. We had excellent attendance at the event, and were provided with entertainment by Lily Logan who sang
the National Anthem before dinner. After dining she gave us a great variety of Christmas music which was very much enjoyed.
A special " Thank You " to Dianna Smith, our financial adviser, who graciously offered Lilys services to the Lodge,
and to Boy Scout Troop #304 who did the kitchen clean up. Among the special guests at the dinner were
R:.W:. Lynn Byer, Grand Senior Warden of Kansas and his lady Linda Leavell, Grand Guardian of Jobs Daughters. Here are
a few pictures of the event.
Past Masters Night 2014... Wyandotte Lodge #3 honored our Past Masters Friday November 7th,
2014 with a great dinner and then recognition in the Lodge room before the meeting. We had an excellent turnout with
Past Masters from all of the Lodges that now comprise Wyandotte #3, and also Past Masters of other Lodges in the area.
The Lodge was exceptionally colorful with all of the varied Past Masters aprons being worn. R:.W:. Lynn Byer, Grand
Senior Warden of Kansas and his fiance Linda Leavell, Grand Guardian of Jobs Daughters of Kansas also were in attendance.
W:.B:. Bob Lutz attended again this year and we offer our thanks to his friends and neighbors who bring him over 100 miles
to attend this dinner. W:.B:. Bob also made an excellent donation to the Lodge of $1000.00 dollars to help Brothers
who can not afford their dues to get through their financial difficulties and stay a member in good standing of our organization.
Thank you W:.B:. Lutz.
Academy... We had a great turnout November 1, 2014 at the Grand Lodge of Kansas Leadership Academy.
This year the event was in Topeka again, and the facilities are wonderful. We had great speakers and the break-out
meetings were informative and very helpful. Officers attending this year were our Senior Warden Br. Dallas Wonnell,
our Senior Deacon Br. Frank Keedy, our Senior Steward Br. Bill Leonard, our Tyler Br. Garry Bichelmeyer, our Treasurer W:.B:.
Jim Briley and our Chaplain W:.B:. H. Wayne Rector. I'm sure that all of these officers had a very instructive time,
and we look forward to seeing what they have learned applied to Wyandotte Lodge #3. Also attending were the following
Brothers; W:.B:. Mike Kupsch, W:.B:. Bob Jeselnik, W:.B:. Mark Davison, Br. Tom Strickland and Br. Charles Bond.
Series Watch Parties... We had a great time cheering for the Royals as they came within 90 feet of
winning the World Series this year. I hope everyone enjoyed the watch parties and the chance to cheer our team and have
fellowship with friends and brothers. Our next big watch experience will be with the Chiefs hopefully, and then of course
the Final Four Party in March. Hope to see you at all the events.
Chiefs - Royals Watch Party...What great fun was had at the
Chiefs/Royals watch Party on October5th 2014. Here are some pictures of the Brothers and Friends attending and enjoying
Taco Bar and 25 year Awards... At the First Stated meeting of September Wyandotte Lodge #3s family dinner was a Taco Bar.
Both soft and hard tacos were available along with all the extras ( sour cream, black olives, lettuce, cheese, salsa, onions
etc...) we had very good attendance and the food was excellent. We also honored our 25 year members by giving them a
certificate from Grand Lodge and a lapel emblem to distinguish them amongst fellow Masons. We were pleased to have
Sylvester Bird and his wife Carol in attendance to receive his awards. Hope to see even more of our Brothers and families
and friends at our next Family Dinner on October 3rd.
Grand Lodge Education Class...
Wyandotte Lodge #3 was the site of the Grand Lodges Education Class for Area 1 on September 6th.
We had a nice turnout including several Grand Lodge Officers, including our own W:.B:. Michael Kupsch and W:.B:. Bob Jeselnik,
who gave the presentation. Thanks to Debbie Kupsch, Michelle Jeselnik and Linda Davison for helping with the pastries
and coffee for breakfast and the great taco lunch afterwards. To any who missed the class we do have a few copies of
" The Complete Idiot's Guide to Freemasonry " avaiable in the office. Talk to our Secretary, Bob Babbitt,
to acquire one.
at Cinzettis... We had a great turnout for our visit to Cinzettis on August 29th.
The food was excellent and the company was even better. Attending were W:.B:. Jim Briley and Shirley, W:.B:. Bob Wallace
and Nancy, W:.B:. Charlie Stevens and Judy, W:.B:. Mike Kupsch and Debbie, W:.B:. Mark Davison and Linda, W:.B:. Dennis
Taylor, W:.B:. Bob Babbitt, W:.B:. Wayne Rector, Frank Keedy and Lila, John Kreiser and Dorthy, George Bigelow and Carol,
Joe Vincent and Barbara, Dallas Wonnell and Ramona, Bill Leonard and Jeanne, Norma Bernard and Joyce Nickell. Here
are some pictures of our Paisans enjoying the evening.
Watermelon Feed... Wyandotte
Lodge #3's Annual Watermelon Feed was held Monday night August 11th with a great turnout. This years event was extra
special as it occured on the 160th anniversary of our exsistence, and the presentation of the Kansas Masonic Foundations Scholarships
to a fine area student. We had lots of excellent ice cold watermelon, a cake for the anniversary, cookies, soft drinks,
lemonade and iced tea. Special guests included Peter Martinez ( the Scholarship receipient ) and his family, Cole Oakland
( a band camp participant from Piper High School ) ,Mike Tavares ( President of the Kansas Masonic Foundation ), Linda Leavell
(Grand Guardian of Jobs Daughters of Kansas ), Megan Richards ( Honor Queen of Jobs Daughters of Kansas ) with
her companion Sharon Richards and Vic Henke ( District Deputy of District 3). This year also brought about the revival
of the great " Expectoration Contest ". We had 51 competitors ranging in age from the youngest of 4 years
old to the oldest of 86 years old. Our excellent " Expectorators " managed to spit seeds from the shortest
distance of 2 feet 7 inches to the longest of 27 feet 6 inches. W:.B:. Glen Epperson and wife Lois brought the winning
" Expectorants " with them; daughter Angie and SIL David Brown, who both exceeded 25 feet. Our shortest distance
was W:.B:. Bob Jeselniks wife Michelle, who after extensive coaching and practice, managed to " Expectorate " her
seed a whopping 2 feet 7 inches. We had one disqualification when W:.B:. Bob Babbitt managed to expectorate a button
off his shirt instead of a seed ( a mistake easily made we're sure ). We hope everyone had a fun time, and that all
of the winners and others who were recognized for their efforts enjoy their gift cards and prizes. Here are some pictures
of this fun evening together.
Grand Council Installation... Saturday June 21st, Linda Leavell of Bethel
#2 was installed as Grand Guardian of the Grand Guardians Concil of the Jobs Daughters of Kansas. Wyandotte
#3 was well represented at her installation with W:.B:. Jim Briley and his wife Shirley, W:.B:. Charlie Stephens and his wife
Judy, W:.B:. Mark Davison and his wife Linda, and R:.W:. Wayne Rector. Bethal #2 also won the award for best attendance
at Grand Session for the Third straight year. The young ladies ofBethel #2 meets at Wyandotte #3 on the 1st and 3rd
Sunday of each month and Brethren this is a great opportunity for our daughters and/or grandaughters to learn leadership and
etiquette while enjoying each others company. Congratulations Linda, we know you will have a great year and the young
ladies will gain from sharing your time.
Pancake Breakfast... Wyandotte Lodge #3 had its annual pancake breakfast Sunday June 15th. A good crowd of Masons
and their families and friends attended. The food was great as always, and a special thanks goes out to our Junior Warden
Br. Sean Carden and his many helpers especially Frank Keedy and Bill Leonard. If you missed this special day, we will
do it again next year to carry on the tradition. Hopefully W:.B:. Wayne Rector will share some pictures with us to post.
Wounded Warriors T-Bone Game...We had another great turnout for our annual T-Bones game/Wounded Warriors Project charity event.
The weather was perfect, the ball game was exciting and the food at the Lodge prior to the game was excellent. We collected
a good sum of money for Wounded Warriors and the Lodge will give another Grant to make the total even better for these Veterans
who have given so much for their country. Here are some pictures of some of the people who attended, if you weren't
there you missed a terrific time.