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We've been getting the Wild Boars ready and this year may prove to be one of it's best!
THIS WILL BE OUR 30TH YEAR ANNIVERSARY!
   The "Wild Boar Degree" is a FUN degree conferred each year on either the 1st or 2nd Saturday of August.  It's hosted by Proctorville Ohio Lodge #550 and Ohio Valley Lodge #536.

   This is NOT an "Official Degree" of Masonry, nor is it intended to replace or supplant any Masonic teachings you've received.  It's a fun degree, within which it's OK to laugh, "horse around", and have a little fun.  Although, as Masons we know all Masonic Rituals and Degrees are instilled with lessons learned.  The "Wild Boar Degree" is no different in that respect.  While we are having a little fun, a good Masonic lesson is slipped in, and we receive a little education!  However, the lesson taught in the Wild Board Degree is one we believe to be of lasting importance!   We learn the lessons taught in the "Parable of the Prodigal Son" and apply these lessons to our Masonic lives.

   Our first "Wild Boar Degree" was conferred on August 6, 1988, by Brethren from Rush Kentucky Lodge #715.  They gave us a start, and we've been passing these lessons on strong for 30 years!  This Degree is NOT isolated to solely Master Masons from Ohio - to receive the "Wild Boar Degree" you simply have to be a Master Mason in good standing from ANY Lodge in the World "recognized by the Grand Lodge of Ohio" (ie. Book of Lodges Masonic), and there's a "one-time" initiation fee of $5.00.  YOU MUST BE A MASTER MASON TO ATTEND.  You can drive into Proctorville and follow the signs, or CLICK HERE FOR DIRECTIONS!

  Many of America's great fraternal organizations, such as the Masons, Shriners, Elks, etc., are familiar with that age-old query, "Are you a Turtle?"  Sometimes, one sees a green-shelled turtle lapel pin or tie tac, or even an auto decal with a grinning turtle, asking the same question.  But what or who are the Turtles, you ask?  The Turtles are a fraternity that exists in the United States, as a fun-and-honor group within your Lodge or Chapter - it's a fun degree.  Its honorable origins go back to the Second World War, on January 12, 1943 in an English pub, when a group of fighter pilots formed a semi-secret fraternity among its squadron's members, and put prospective candidates for membership through an initiation.

  You might run into some Turtles after the Wild Boar Degree, & they may have time for an initiation!

  The initiation fees collected at our Annual Outdoor Lodge are used for Lodge improvements of Ohio Valley Lodge #536 & Proctorville Lodge #550, Free & Accepted Masons within the Grand Lodge of Ohio!

  PLEASE DON'T FORGET TO BRING A LAWN CHAIR & UMBRELLA - stumps are limited, and even if it doesn't rain, a little portable shade can come in handy!  If you'd like to donate saved "soda pop tabs" to the "Shriner's Hospital Burn Unit for Children" in Cincinnati, Ohio, we'll have buckets available by the tent.  Check back here from time to time for possible updates!

 OTHER FUN MASONIC DEGREES
RUSH KENTUCKY LODGE #715 HORSE TRADERS DEGREE
The Horse Traders Degree is held twice a year - the 3rd Saturday in April & the 3rd Saturday in September.
It's one of the ways Rush Lodge raises operating funds for projects in and outside the Lodge.
The Eastern Star ladies cook a big dinner and the Horse Traders get to watch the inductees' Initiation - some even get to ride Ol' Blue!  The cooking and fellowship are very impressive and no one forgets their first visit there!
Dinner normally starts at 5:00PM & the Degree Work Follows Dinner.

Rush Kentucky Lodge #715 Horse Traders Degree. 

Address: PO BOX 1204, ASHLAND, KY 41105

CLICK HERE for directions to Rush Lodge.

OLIVE HILL KENTUCKY LODGE #629 CAVE DEGREE (BAT MASON CEREMONY)
Olive Hill Kentucky Lodge #629 will be having a Master Mason - "Cave Degree" or "Bat Mason Ceremony", on Saturday, November 2, 2013. Their Stated/Business Meeting will begin at NOON, with the Degree Work commencing at 2:00 PM. The 1ST Section will begin at the Olive Hill Lodge, with the 2ND Section being held at Cascade Cave on the property of Carter Caves State Resort Park. Dress casual & comfortable, & bring a lawn chair. All Master Masons traveling from Lodges recognized by the Grand Lodge of Kentucky are welcome (ie. Book of Lodges Masonic).

Latitude - Longitude: 38.300752,-83.169031

This map will take you to Olive Hill Kentucky Lodge #629:   https://goo.gl/maps/gGsD2BCqzuw

This map will take you the Cascade Cave:   https://goo.gl/maps/oCd76ZiZq8E2

OLIVE HILL KENTUCKY LODGE #629
P.O. BOX 27, OLIVE HILL, KY 41164
UNION TENNESSEE LODGE #38 CAVE DEGREE
Union Lodge hosts an annual CAVE DEGREE on the Third Saturday in August.

In 1972 Union Lodge wanted to institute an activity that would promote more interest in Masonry. Several Brethren, came up with the idea of conferring Degrees in Eblen’s Cave. The cave is a natural cave which can hold over 300 people and is located 8 miles east of Kingston on the Clayton Brashears farm. The Cave Degree is currently under the direction of M.W. Brother Tom Boduch, (2010 GRAND MASTER) who can be reached at 865 376 1212 (work) 865 919 4095 (home) or via email at tngm10@att.net.

Union Lodge is located at 550 West Spring Street, Kingston TN 37763   https://goo.gl/maps/T8qKVZN5Whq

The Lodge phone is 865-773-3938     unionlodge38fam@gmail.com

https://www.facebook.com/Union-Lodge-No-38-FAM-180465325324164/
 

OKLAHOMA MASONIC INDIAN DEGREE TEAM
The Oklahoma Masonic Indian Degree Team travels to Lodges all over the United States and Europe to confer the Master Mason Degree.  A portion of the degree work is done in Native American dress.  The entire experience is said to be impressive.

Their Facebook page can be found here:   https://www.facebook.com/OklahomaMasonicIndianDegreeTeam/

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