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Our Chapter calls Swayzee, Indiana, it's home. It's a small town in the north central area of this state, a town that's still based on some of our great country's fundamental values. Years ago, Swayzee had a Job's Daughter's Bethel and a DeMolay Chapter along with its Eastern Star Chapter and Masonic Lodge. Unfortunately, both the Job's and DeMolay closed many years ago.

The Masonic Lodge here in Swayzee sits above the Town Hall in an old brick building at 211 South Washington Street. We share this building with Grant Lodge #637. Our Chapter meets the second Tuesday from March until December at 7:30 PM. We are dark in January and February.

In 1999 our chapter consolidated with Frankton Chapter #501. In 2005, our chapter also consolidated with Jonesboro Chapter # , and Elwood Chapter #71. Although sorry to see a chapter close, we are more than happy to have the Sisters and Brothers of these chapters here with us now.

Some People to Remember

Title

Name

Year/Assignment

Grand Usher

James Pitt (JJames Pitt (Jonesboro)

1969

 

Roger Beggs (Jonesboro)

1974

 

LaRue Webber*

1975

 

J Arthur Stokes* (Elwood)

1979

 

Paul McKeever* (Jonesboro)

1981

 

Paul Meiboom (Jonesboro)

 1984

 

Bill Lucas (Jonesboro)

1987

 

Larry Warner (Elwood)

1992

 

Bill Lucas (Jonesboro)

 1998

 

Grand Pages

Evelyn Miller (Frankton)

1965

 

Mina Jo Ingram

1984

 

Sharon Davis (Elwood)

1988

 

Kay Cullum

1991

 

Rhonda Maggard

1994

 

Evelyn Alexander (Frankton)

1995

 

Shelley Fey (Muncie)

1998

 

Deborah Marroni (Jonesboro)

2001

 

Deborah Blanchard (Elwood)

2003

 

Grand Representatives

Dottie Moore, Frankton

Minnesota

 

Shirley Alexander, Frankton

Wisconsin

 

Ruth Webber*

Arkansas

 

Bill Trumbauer

New Brunswick, Canada

 

Sharon Davis (Elwood)

Kentucky

 

Regina Sweet (Jonesboro)

New Brunswick

 

Gladys McKee* (Jonesboro)

Oregon

                      

Past Deputies

Anna Sprong* (Elwood)

1927-28

 

Dorothy Ryan Lewis* (Jonesboro)

1937-38

 

Mary Richardson* (Elwood)

1949-50

 

Bea Clark* (Jonesboro)

1953-54

 

Georgia Orbaugh* (Elwood)

1954-55

 

Helen High* (Elwood)

1958-59

 

Betty Weaver

1960

 

Mary Cornelious* (Elwood)

1965-66

 

Phyllis Howard (Elwood)

1972-73

 

Virginia Beggs (Jonesboro)

1976-77

 

Virgia Hendrick, Frankton

1984

 

Norma Meiboom (Jonesboro)

1985-86

 

Kay Cullum

1993

 

Shelley Fey (Muncie)

200-01

 

Rhonda Maggard

2001

 

Grand Officers

Virgia Hendrick, Frankton

Grand Martha, 1990;
Worthy Grand Matron, 1994

 

Kay Cullum

Grand Martha, 2000

 

Past Presidents of the Thirteenth District Association

Helen Jo Echelbarger

1970

 

Bea Clark* (Jonesboro)

1950-51

 

Rosanna Stokes (Elwood)

1980-81

 

Shirley Alexander, Frankton

1990

 

Rhonda Maggard

1998

 

Judy Creviston (Jonesboro)

2004-05

                       

Members of the Grand County Masonic Awareness Committee

Kay Cullum

1999-Present

 

 

 

* denotes deceased
 

About Our District

District 13 is located in Indiana and cosists of  5 counties: Blackford, Delaware, Grant, Madison, and Randloph. It was organized on March 15, 1936.

For more information, please contact our current District President, Doris Hodupp.

For District Meeting dates and times, please see the calender

Swayzee Chapter #345
Order of the Eastern Star