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January 15th, 2018 ~ BR Joe Felix, Master Mason Degree!

Proving that Brothers from MM56 take their labors seriously, we raised BR Joe Felix to that Sublime Degree on MLK day!

SW Dave Brown filled many degree slots with first-timers and they performed splendidly ... and everyone benefited from Ritual Master Jim Wild's practice session before hand. Thank you to all the brothers who stepped up!  We're off to a good start on our goal of deepening the Lodge's conferral teams!

BR Joe has been making short work of his proficiencies and so don't be surprised if you see him joining the casts, shortly.

January 8th, 2018 ~ MM56 To Again Lead Sabbar Shrine!

Marion McDaniel has always had a special relationship with Sabbar Shrine and this year is no exception as two of our brothers are in the 2 leadership spots in Sabbar's Divan for 2018.

BR. Joe Talvy is the Potentate and BR Rich Davis, PP is the Chief Rabban for the ensuing year. Former Potentates from MM56 have included Rich Davis, Allen Morgan and Jeff Horton, PM.

In the last six years, MM56 has had 4 Brothers installed as Potentate.

January 2nd, 2018 ~ Gene Via - 50 Year Presentation!

We were pleased to present Brother Herbert Eugene "Gene" Via honored with his 50-year Service Award from the Grand Lodge of Ohio. WM Rod had the privilege of presenting him with a certificate and pin and his wife Jenni was there to affix the pin.  Congratulations Brother Gene ... may we all strive to reach 50 years of service!

Welcome our new officers for 2018!

1st Row (R-L) ~ Jeff Horton, PM, TRES;  Dave Brown, SW; Rod Wagoner, PM, WM; Matt Hedrick, JW; Steve Harrington, PM, SEC

2nd Row (R-L) ~ Gil Schlierer, PM, CHAP;  Sam Talvy, SS; Steve Lamb, SD; Josh Sticht, JD; WB James Harris, JS, Wael Elgamal, MAR; Frank Barnes Sr., PM, TYL

December 18th, 2017 - FC X 2 / Past Master's Night!

Tonight we welcomed our newest FC Masons, BRs Paul Howe and Joe Felix! It was an, obviously, well attended ceremony as can be seen by this picture with brothers from other local lodges attending. We have your names recorded!

These brothers were passed to the degree of Fellowcraft last night by a very-able team of Past Masters from MM56, led by our venerable Secretary, WB Steve Harrington, PM. Given the combined skill present in this room, it was quite an experience!

Also, a treat that is seldom seen (except around this time of the year), the Band of (Barnes) Brothers made their annual appearance. WBs Frank Sr, Frank Jr, John and Charles, together in one place made this evening even more special.

September 18th, 2017 - BR Josh Sticht - Master Mason Degree!

Our newest Master Mason, BR Josh Sticht (center), who we raised to that Sublime Degree this evening.

(Note, Bro. Josh is in blue. To his immediate left is Bro. James Taylor from Aaron 49 who was raised on Saturday, Sep 16th and made Josh's raising his first visit.)

August 11th, 2016 - WB Jeff Horton was elected Grand High Priest of the Grand Chapter of Royal Arch Masons of AZ.  He was put into the Grand Chapter Line by MW Jim Sebastian, who Jeff had hoped would be his installing officer.  MW Jim passed away late last year.

In this photo, Pam invests Jeff with his Collar of Office.

July 19th, 2016 - BR Jarred Erman was raised to the sublime degree of Master Mason this evening.  It was a rare event, by any Lodge's standards, as the degree was conferred by his grandfater, WB (Dr.) Seneca Erman, PM and he was raised and given the Bible Lecture by his father, BR. Russ Erman.  Three generations of brothers from Marion McDaniel Lodge.

Many visitors were on hand including brothers from Epes Randolph 32, Oasis 53, Aaron 49, Downtown 86, San Pedro 55 and a few from out of town.

In the picture, BR Jarred is center with WB Seneca on his right and BR Russ on his left.

WB Steve being 'schooled' on reading at Laguna Elementary...  

November 23rd, 2015 - Brothers of Marion McDaniel Lodge were invited to visit Laguna Elementary Schhol by Rebecca Delaney Sutka, wife of BR Shayn Sutka.  The Lodge has been sponsoring a reading program at the school with one if it's yearly Education Grants. BR Shayn observes a student's progress. 

August 22nd, 2015 - WB Jeff Horton (L) was elected Grand King of the Grand Chapter of Royal Arch Masons of Arizona at their 125th Annual Grand Convocation in Tucson.  WB Rod Wagoner (R) was re-appointed Grand Lecturer for his 2nd year in that post.  (Rod was also appointed Grand Sentinel for both Grand Council and Grand Commandery.)

June 6th, 2015 - WB Gil Schlierer was appointed Very Reverend Grand Chaplain of the Grand Lodge of Free and Accepted Masons of Arizona in Chandler, AZ., at the 133rd Grand Communication. 

April 29th, 2015 - Battalion Senior Enlisted Cadet MCPO Mason Craig being presented the Scottish Rite Junior ROTC Award by WB Gil Schlierer, at Cienega High School in Vail, AZ at the school's NJROTC Awards Ceremony. 

April 26th, 2015 - BR Joe Talvy after being appointed Chaplain of Roskruge Council #6, Cryptic Masons of Arizona at the Tucson York Rite Officers installation. 

April 24th, 2015 - WB Sid Leluan has been appointment as Right Puissant General Grand Principal Conductor of the Work of the General Grand Council of Cryptic Masons International.  He will represent Arizona Masonry in an International Venue. 

March 28rd, 2015 - BR Chuck Wooke (2nd R) after receiving the Orders of Knighthood in the Grand Encapment Knights Templar of Arizona.  The Orders were performed by in Phoenix by a team of Sir Knights from around the state.  Pictured with SK (BR) Chuck are new fellow Sir Knights and Officers of Arizona Commandery #1 in Tucson including (L-R) SK Rob Lewis (Aaron #49); Don Milligan, SW; Sid Leluan, REGC; Rod Wagoner, EC; Chuck Wooke; Jon Fory (Green Valley #71). 

March 23rd, 2015 - BR Matthew Hedrick after being passed to the degree of Fellowcraft.  The Degree was performed by the Arizona Military Degree Team which includes MWB Mike Manning, GM of Masons in Arizona and proud member of Marion McDaniel #56. 

March 7th, 2015 - Welcome our newest member of the Tucson York Rite Bodies, Companion (BR) Joseph Talvy.  He was Exalted a Royal Arch Mason in Phoenix, today.  Also from Marion McDaniel #56 is  (WB) Rod Wagoner, Grand Lecturer. 

January 31st, 2015 - Welcome our newest member of the Tucson York Rite Bodies, Companion (BR Chuck Wooke.  He is 2nd from Right (in costume) together with the Willcox/Tucson Cast of the Royal Master Degree.  This is the FIRST time the ANY York RIte Degrees have been performed in Willcox.  Also from Marion McDaniel #56 are (WB) Jeff Horton, PIM and (WB) Rod Wagoner. 

January 12th, 2015 -  Welcome our newest Entered Apprentice, Matthew Wayne Hedrick. In addition to Matthew being our first new Brother of the year, WM Charles Barnes did a yeoman's job of Open / Confer / Close plus the Change and ALL LECTURES!

January 5th, 2015 - Three Brothers from Marion McDaniel #56 will be guiding Sabbar Shrine in the coming year.  BRs Allen Morgan - Potentate, Richmond Davis - Chief Rabban and Joseph Talvy - High Priest and Prophet were installed today at Sabbar's first meeting of the new year.  Please give them your support in the upcoming year!

Decempber 7th, 2014 - Welcome Lodge Officers for 2015.

(L-R) Charles Barnes, WM; Eric Timmermann, JS; Roderic Wagoner Jr, SD; Steven Harrington, SEC; John Cayce, SW; Gilbert Schlierer, JP; Jeffrey Horton, TRES.  

Missing - Patrick Zech, JW; David Brown, JD; Chuck Wooke, SS; Steven Lamb, MAR; Jay Allen, CHAP.

♦   2015 Officers Installation    December 7, 2014

♦   2014 Officers Installation    December 14, 2013 ♦   Master Web Award 2012-2013 ♦   Pin Ceremony, Stated Meeting, Monday, November 4th, 2013 (1) ♦   Pin Ceremony, Stated Meeting, Monday, November 4th, 2013 (2) ♦   Amphitheater Public Schools Board Meeting Oct 8, 2013 ♦   Ice Cream Social August 10th, 2013 ♦   Visit Our NEW Photo Ops Page & Send Us A Photo ♦   Assembling Bikes    December 15, 2012 ♦   2013 Officers Installation    December 9, 2012 ♦   2012 Officers Installation    December 11, 2011 ♦   WB Calvin Schilt's 90th Birthday Celebration - March 4th, 2012 ♦   Three Of Our Members Visited Oasis Lodge 52   August 16th, 2011 ♦   Ice Cream Social August 6th, 2011 Photos ♦   John Wayne Themed Table Lodge    April 23, 2011
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♦   Br Jay Allen At The George Washington Masonic Memorial ♦   Scottish Rite Sixth Degree Team   May 2011 Reunion ♦   Range Shooting Event   April 16, 2011 ♦   Pistol Education Class On "Facebook"  April 11, 2011 ♦   Pistol Education Class    April 11, 2011 ♦   Firearms Safety Class    March 14, 2011 ♦   Assembling Bicycles    January 16, 2011 ♦   2011 Officers Installation    December 11, 2010 ♦   A "Timely Exchange"   August 30, 2010 ♦   John Wayne 102nd Birthday Celebration, May 31, 2009

Gilbert A. Schlerer, Worshipful Master 2014

Pictured are (L) Illustrious WB Marvin Hoffman and (R) our newest 33rd Degree Scottish Rite Mason, Illustrious WB Jeffrey R. Horton, October 5th, 2013 at the Scottish Rite of Freemasonry, Valley of Tucson, Orient of Arizona.

- May 5, 2013 Presentation -
(A Re-Creation of a presentation on May 1, 2013)
From Senior Grand Warden Mike Manning to WM Donald Milligan
(Both of Marion McDaniel 56)

"100 years of AZ Masonry Commemorative Coin"

Donald E. Milligan PM, Worshipful Master 2013

2013 Officers at Installation

  - Back Row L-R -
SD John Cayce
JS Shayn Sukta
TR Jeff Horton PM
SS Rod Wagoner JR
JD Pat Zech
     - Front Row L-R -
SEC Steve Harrington PM
WM Donald E. Milligan PM
SW Gil Schlierer
TYL Howard Peterson PM
       - Not Pictured -
    JW Charles Barnes PM
    CH Tom Fowler

- Wasting No Time To Give Wise Counsel -

Jim Wild, Worshipful Master 2012 

Marion McDaniel 56 Officers 2012

John S. Barnes, Worshipful Master 2011

David Mahon, Worshipful Master 2010

Jason Stryker, Worshipful Master 2009

Left- David Mahon (Senior Warden) 2009
Right- Jason B. Stryker (Worshipful Master) 2009
AKA- "Young Guns" 

Bil Hole, Worshipful Master 2008

Steve Harrington, Worshipful Master 2007

Bob Ratledge, Worshipful Master 2006

May 17, 2008 Marion McDaniel Lodge Rededication

May 17, 2008 Marion McDaniel Lodge Rededication

(PDF Newsletter From Scientia Coronati Research Lodge 4)



Brother John Wayne - 33° (5/26/1907 - 6/11/1979)
Marion McDaniel Lodge No. 56, Tucson, AZ

This is a photo showing John Wayne receiving his Masonic
Bible At Marion McDaniel Lodge 56 in Tucson, AZ, July 1970

This photo was donated to us by Ed Gordon,
2006 Worshipful Master of Acacia Lodge 42