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Grand Lodge of Wisconsin F&AM Annual Session

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Earlier this month I had the honor and privilege of being the Personal Representative of the Most Worshipful Neal I. Bidnick, Grand Master of Mason in the State of New York, to the annual session of the Grand Lodge of Wisonsin Free and Accepted Masons.

This was my first opportunity attending a Grand Session outside of my home jurisdiction of New York. I truly enjoyed the session. The Grand Master of Wisconsin, Most Worshipful Rodney Paulsen conducted the session with great joy and dignity. It was truly a pleasure.

The new incoming Grand Master, the Most Worshipful J. B. Van Hollen. J. B. is the sitting Attorney General for the State of Wisconsin.

The new Grand Master receiving his collar and jewel of office from his wife and family.

The new Grand Master addressing the brethren and guests of his Grand Lodge.

The grand session was held in Madison very close to the Capitol building. The building is a wonderful four branched design. It sits atop a small hill, and overlooks the city and its twin lakes. If you're ever in Madison you should take the time to walk around this building.

Wisconsin Capitol Building

Wisconsin Capitol Building

Inside the Wisconsin Capitol Building Dome

Brother Armanda Stevole, representative of the Grand Master of Italy, and his wife.