Grand Master Message

I would like to give thanks to the brethren of this Grand Lodge in allowing me to serve as your Grand Master. I am honored beyond words.

It is impossible to fill the shoes of the great men who have served this Grand lodge before me. I know that I am unable to please everyone in this Grand Lodge. Therefore it is my promise to you brethren, that I will do my best to please God in all actions as Grand Master.

Appreciation is due to the Grand Lodge office staff and the Grand Lodge Website Committee.

I have the utmost confidence we will prevail in our endeavors this year with the help of the outstanding men serving as Grand Lodge officers.

May God bless each of you and our Great Fraternity.

Fraternally submitted

Edward Rhodes,
Grand Master, 2016
Grand Lodge of Mississippi, F∴ & A∴ M∴

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Grand Master Fundraising

MagnetThe Grand Master has established a page where Freemasons can see the items available for fundraising and learn which projects/funds each item supports. See, learn about the items, and learn how to place orders here: Grand Master’s Fundraising Store.

The page is also accessible via the menu’s at the top of the page by going to Philanthropy -> GM Fundraising.

Volunteers Requested

Grand Lodge SealFrom the Grand Secretary:

The Grand Lodge of Mississippi as received an official request from the Grand Lodge of Louisiana requesting assistance in the form of physical labor to assist with the recovery from the recent flooding. The details are:

Contact: Carle Jackson, 225-938-3552 or Acacia Shrine Center, 225-923-3124, or Chuck Coburn (Asst. Raban), 985-974-2961

Please call before you leave home and again when you arrive in Baton Rouge.

If you will be staying for several days, we are housing volunteers at the Acacia Shrine Center. Bring a cot if possible. Linens, blankets & towels are available.

All volunteers will be registered and dispatched from Acacia.

What to bring with you:

  • Boots: You will be working in debris from a major disaster.
  • Goggles, gloves and hard hat, if you have them.
  • Masks & other equipment will be available at the Shrine Center. If you do not have the items on the list, we will supply what we can with the exception of boots.

Make sure your tetanus shot is current (within last five years). You should also have a vaccination for Hepatitis C if you are going to work in the debris areas where water systems are compromised. If you have not had these inoculations, arrangements can be made.

Communication Correction

From the Grand Secretary:

A communication from the Grand Secretary to All Mississippi Lodge Secretaries Dated August 19 contained a typographical error.
The correct city and ZIP Code for the MSA Disaster Relief Fund is:

Masonic Services Association
3905 National Drive
Suite 280
Burtonsville, MD 20866

The letter incorrectly listed the address as Burtonsville, MS