60th Annual Midwest Conference
on Masonic Education
April 24-26, 2009 Springfield IL
Edward A. Rund, President
BRETHREN, an Opportunity for your Lodge Educators and Intenders:
We have a great program planned for this 60th anniversary of the Midwest Conference. Also, there’s a busy and exciting Ladies’ Program. Facing our current economy I know times are difficult, but we’ve done everything we can to keep expenses down. That’s with one exception, a very special commemorative gift for the first 65 Masons who register.
With our 60th and Abe Lincoln’s birth bicentennial, we are focusing on some fun activities. The new Lincoln Museum is a must visit. The museum has received outstanding accolades since its opening a few years ago.
We also have a roster of exceptional presenters, ranging from the philosophical to the practical of Masonic Education. Our keynoter will be Rex R. Hutchens, PGM of Arizona, noted author and speaker, as well as Editor of the Heredom, the journal of the So. Jurisdiction Research Society. One of the topics he will address is his efforts at creating the now very successful “Arizona Masonic Education Academy.” We also have the prolific Ed Halpaus of Minnesota, regular “back page” contributor to the “Philalethes” Magazine, Charlie Murphy, GM of Ohio, and again Chris Hodapp with his new book, Knights Templar Code for Dummies. There will also be a team running a two-part workshop for us, and still other presenters.
There will be many learning and sharing opportunities, but also plenty of time for food, fun, fellowship and linking up with old friends. Be sure and go to the Conference’s website www.midwestmasoniceducation.com and, let’s get you registered in time. The Conference is only five weeks away.
You don’t want to miss this one. See you there