September 2011 Issue #44
The York Rite of FreemasonryIts Appendant Bodies, and Other
Allied Masonic Organizations
Also- Remembering Bro. Nelson KingPg 2 - In MemoryPg 18- The Philalethes SocietyPg 21 -Confessions of a Born Again Fundamentalist, Freemason.
In MemoryBro. Nelson King
Born June 13, 1945 in Montreal, received his primary education in Perth Ontario, and graduated from Ban-ting Institute, University of Toronto, 1967. Married to Ellen, and has two children, Christopher, and Victo-ria and two granddaughters. Nelson was appointed Assistant Editor in 1992 and Editor in August 1994] of The Philalethes Society Journal of Masonic Re-search and Letters, the first non-United States Citizen to hold these positions.
He is also only the second Mason to ever hold the position of President and Editor of The Philalethes at the same time. He retired as Editor in June 2009. Nelson is a well-known Masonic speaker, having spoken in the jurisdictions of Alberta, Arizona, Cali-fornia, Connecticut, Costa Rica, Cuba, The District of Columbia, Georgia, Indiana, Iowa, Jamacia [EC], Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Maine, Maryland, Minnesota, Missouri, New York, North
Carolina, Nova Scotia, Ohio, Oklahoma, Ontario, Pennsylvania, Quebec, Texas, Virginia, and Washing-ton.
Nelson developed the highly successful Internet Ma-sonic Leadership Course. His book "Confessions of a Born Again Fundamentalist Freemason" has become a Masonic Best Seller. VoicePrint, The National Broadcast Reading Service Inc. an international broadcasting reading service for the visually impaired has recorded some of his historical articles. Nelson was instrumental if the formation of the Masonic Relief for Cuba Committee. And he serves as the Executive Director of that program. He is also one of the few Canadian Freemasons, listed in latest Edition of the "Who is Who of Freemasonry.
Welcome my brothers to the September 2011 edition of The Working Tools Masonic Magazine.
Special thanks to Bros: Bernard Triano, Jerry Stevens, Brian Forrest, James Smith, Scott Forman, Robert Madel, Dennis Block, Thomas Pagliaro, Thomas Lamb, William Harrington, Scott Schwartzberg, Norm Sanford, Dennis Alsup, Alan No-vakoff, John Woolf, William Morris, Keith Wattles, Al Statler, Ronald Miller, Michael Westfort, Everett Penn, Verdon Skip-per 33, Jay Marksheid, Paul Bunn, Robert Howard, Richard Kauffman, James Gammon, John King, B L Tucker, Jr. Abner Kestler, John Shroeder, Giuseppe Recupero, Bruce Miller,
Jason Adamo, Harry May, Douglas Hand, Hugh Smith, Roland Isnor, Willie Wright, Howard Dalton, Robert Morris, Fredrick Milliken, Ivan Sweatt, David Probert, Kurt Wagner, Terry Jones, Scott Bloss, Ronald Bailey, Frank Dotro, Patrick Minnick, Matthew Toth.
Through the generous donations from the brothers mentioned above the summer fundraiser was an amazing success. Im thrilled to say that you exceeded the goal that I set out to raise. I will be purchasing the equip-ment very shortly.
Once again, thank you to all
Sept IssueI received an email from the webmaster of Yorkrite.org informing me that I was added as a link to the maga-zine section of the offical York Rite website. It inspired me to do an issue detailing all the different bodies and chairs that makes up the York Rite. I hope you like it and found some valuable information in that and all the othe articles I put together for you.
Until next time...
Cory Sigler, PM Hawthorne Fortitude #200Find me on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/corysigler & facebook.com/twtmag
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This Months Issue Includes:
Pg 18The Philatethes Society
Pg 11Biography: John Wayne
Freemason Network- Pg.10 Old Tyler Talks- Pg.16 Guest Writer -Are Illiterates Raising Illiterates- Pg.20 Word of the Month Clandestine.- Pg.22 A.F. and A.M vs F and A.M States- Pg. 26 Eye Watch- Pg.29 Masons in the News - Pg. 33 Phoenixmasonry.org - York Rite Memorabilia - Pg. 50
Remembering Bro. Nelson KingPg 2 - In Memory
Pg 18- The Philalethes SocietyPg 21 -Confessions of a Born Again Fundamentalist, Freemason.
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Pg 40Cover: Royal Rite of Freemasonry
Dear Brother Cory, Once again you continue to out do your self. Your self-less pride and devotion to your work shines through with every new publication. But I am upset about one thing, I have been a Mason for 19+ years and one of the lessons I learned from day one as an entered apprentice is that should a Brother encounter a friend in need but more especially a Brother then he should contribute as liber-ally to his support and relief as his necessities may seem to demand and your ability permit, without any material injury to yourself and your family. That list of donators was pretty small considering I know their are way more Brothers out reading your work and are capable of donat-ing at least $5 or even $10.
Believe you me, I know times are hard but sometimes we have to pull the cabletows out from the closets and help a worthy hard working Brother such as you who is not only helping other Brothers out there glean more light from this awesome fraternity, but is helping himself by expressing his love for the fraternity amongst other things. I am requesting that you run your request for donations for atleast two more months after this issue so that the Brothers out there can save up and contribute to a worthy cause. The bonus disk for donating the $25 or more is top notch. Yet again Brother Cory I wish to thank you for all that you do, I bought the complete 4 book set The Builder Series from Brother John Nagy and I am very happy
with them. They are small enough that you can take them any where. You made a good decision to advertise that Brothers product. I hope other Brothers out there that love the Fraternity the way I do at least order one of the books to try it out and expand their knowledge of the craft.
Feel free to utilize this whole email as an endorsement.
Sincerely & Fraternally yours,Noble Bro. Tom Pagliaro 32
Thanks Tom- I was actually very pleased with the num-ber of donations weve received. It might not look like a lot but coming from a direct marketing background I know that you normally get a certain percentage of responses to a solicitations. Based on my results Id say we tripled the number I expected and at the end of the 2 months fund raising period we made enough to cover the expenses I had.
So to that I say THANK YOU to all who have contrib-uted and to those who wrote saying they wish they could have if they were able.
Cory,Just added TWT to http://www.yorkrite.org/magazines.html
FraternallyDan Pushee Webmaster www.yorkrite.org
Dan, Thank you so much for adding TWT to the official York Rite site. I have visited your website so many times to research and collect facts . It is a priceless collection of information to anyone looking for any-thing about York Rite. I feel validated by you adding The Working Tools to your links page that I am helping spread the light to teach and educate Masons.
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September4nd- On this date in 1820, James K. Polk (U.S. President 1845-1849) received his 1st degree in Columbia Lodge #31, Tennessee.
11th- On this date in 2000, the Grand Masters of the Grand Lodge of D.C. and the Prince Hall Grand Lodge of D.C. signed a ceremonial proclamation symbolizing their mutual recognition that had been voted on favorably by both Grand