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2nd Annual Travis Pepper Masonic Memorial Golf Tournament – June 1, 2013

Brainerd Lodge will have its second annual golf tournament for the Tennessee Baptist Children’s Home on June 1, 2013. For more information, contact us.

Introduce a Friend to MasonryApril 14, 2012

Brainerd Lodge will be having an “Introduce a Friend to Masonry” event on April 14, 2012 at 10:00am following our April Breakfast. A Q & A session will follow a brief presentation of Masonry by lodge members. Bring anyone you know are curious or would like to know more about our great fraternity of Freemasonry!

School of Instruction 2nd Section – February 4, 2012 at 12:00pm

Brainerd Lodge will be hosting a 2nd Section School for the 16th District on February 4, 2012 at 12:00pm. under the instruction of our 16th District Grand Lecturer Bro. Bobby Harroll. A meal will be provided before with the schoolwork in the 2nd Section of the ritual degrees to follow. Brainerd Lodge is very proud to host this event and looks forward to Bro. Bobby’s visit because he always imparts on us some new information and we appreciate all his efforts in the 16thDistrict.

Off to the Circus – October 2011

Brainerd Masonic Lodge and the Sunnyside Chapter of the Eastern Star took the Tennessee Baptist Children’s Home to the Shrine Circus back in October 2011. Over 30 tickets were donated for TBCH and over $200 in additional funds were raised to provide food, drinks and desserts for the kids and house parents.  Actually, after several rounds of soda, pop corn, cotton candy, and two rounds of snow cones, we felt bad sending all the kids back wound up on sugar, but every one had fun that Saturday night’s show.

Special thanks to Dorthy Isham and the women of the Sunnyside Chapter of the Eastern Star for having the popcorn and the cotton candy ready, as well as the Alhambra Shrine and our brothers in the Shrine for their generosity. We look forward to doing this again in 2012. There is no greater joy than bringing a smile and happiness to life of child. This is true Masonry at its finest.

Masons share with the Boy Scouts – August 2011

Its a little unknown fact that the Boy Scouts of America were founded by Freemasons which shouldn’t be a big surprise to those who know that both organizations promote developing the best qualities in men, even young ones. On August 12, 2011 members of Brainerd Masonic Lodge participated in a project started by the Scottish Rite where Masons who are veterans of the U.S. Armed Forces share their experiences with the Boy Scouts to help earn their Merit Badges for the year.

Other Brainerd Lodge members who participated (not pictured) were Past Master Charlie Richardson, Past Master Jim Byrd, Bro. Bob Hood, Bro. Gene Palmer and Tiler Bro. Harry Paulk. Brainerd Lodge was a sponsor of the event and looks forward to contributing again in 2012. If you wish to participate in 2012 by sharing your military experience or hobby, contact the lodge for more information. We thank all our veterans who served to protect our nation so we be free men and Freemasons. May God bless you all!

Brainerd Lodge #736 Visited & Graded

Saturday, July 16, 2011 was our lodge’s Official Visit which was conducted by our 16th District Grand Lecturer Bobby Harrell. Profiency Cards were awarded to Senior Warden Mike Sarratore, Junior Warden Patrick Shipley and Senior Deacon Patrick Spann. Also Junior Deacon Larry Kyker and Brother Harry Paulk were presented with their Lecture Cards.

Brother Harrell was most pleased to present our Head Instructor and Past Master Tom Rogers with the hard earned Masonic Pin of Excellence. Special thanks to the Sunnyside Chapter of the Order of the Eastern Star for providing us with a delicious meal for our Official Visit and to all the lodges that came out that night to support us. Our overall grade was 96.5 for our lodge!

Pancake Dinner for the Tennessee Baptist Children’s Home

May 28, 2011 Saturday 6:00 PM at Brainerd Lodge we will be having a pancake dinner for the Tennessee Baptist Children’s Home in Chattanooga, TN. The cost will be $6.00 per person. Tickets are available for advance purchase.

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