Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Grand Master's Excellence in Youth Award

It became official Friday evening at the Grand Master's Reception for the 15th District. Josiah Sayers, nominated by our Lodge, was selected as a recipient of the Grand Master's Excellence in Youth Award. A photo commemorating the event is included above. From left to right are Terry W. Posey, Grand Master of Masons in Ohio, Josiah Sayers, Milton Lightfoot, Worshipful Master of LaRue Lodge #463 F&AM, and Richard Spracklen, Past District Deputy Grand Master of the 15th Masonic District, and grandfather of Josiah Sayers.

We are understandably pleased our nomination was selected. Even more, we appreciate this opportunity to recognize the quality of the young people within each of our communities.

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Whew! Things have been busy since our last posting. Exciting things have kept our attention.

The event closing in most quickly is the 15th District's Grand Master's Reception. It will be held March 26th in Marysville at Karen's Event Center. The evening starts at 7pm, with a social hour preceding. This is always an enjoyable gathering, and provides an opportunity to meet and talk with the Officers of the Grand Lodge. Among the features of the evening are the recipients of the Community Service Award, and the Grand Master's Excellence in Youth Award. Frequent readers will recall LaRue has nominated recipients of the Excellence in Youth Award the past five years in a row, and we've submitted a nomination for this year also. While we're pleased about the possibility of stretching our string to six in a row, the real celebration concerns the excellence of the youth in all of our communities. Now that is something to get excited about!

The next event starts with a dinner at 6:30pm on Wednesday, April 7th. We've been promised a delicious pasta creation for all who attend, and we expect a great turnout. The reason to anticipate such great attendance is an Awards Night, celebrating years of service in the Masonic fraternity. Recognition for those achieving 25, 35, 40, 50, and 65 years is scheduled, involving a total of 29 members. We've even invited special guests to assist with the ceremony. It promises to be a excellent evening, even if you aren't receiving an award.

On March 20th found us visiting Senate Lodge #378 for their Inspection in the Master Mason degree. Four traveled from LaRue to Kenton, where they currently hold meetings, where we met up with another member, several of our honorary members, and two others from the 15th District. Had we been considered eligible, we would have won the 10th District Traveling Trophy. Maybe next time.

At our most recent meeting we also considered our most recent petition, voting to proceed to the next step. That makes two progressing through the degrees, with the possibility of more in the future. It makes for a busy time, for all the right reasons.

Be sure to check out the remainder of our calendar listed below. And if you anticipate attending the dinner on the 7th, let us know, either by mail, email, or phone. We sure don't want to run short on an occasion like this!

Monday, March 1, 2010

Here are the list of birthdays and Masonic anniversaries for the month of March:


3-1.......Rollie McElheny
3-21.....Brian Lightfoot

Masonic anniversaries:

3-20-46.....James Thuma
3-19-52.....Gene McMahan
3-2-60.......Randall Huffman
3-4-65.......Cedric Radclilffe
3-16-66.....Arthur Keirns
3-17-71......Dan Hicks
3-29-78.....Greg Rice
3-18-81......Dan Stover
3-15-89......Rick Sims
3-29-03.....Jeff Adkins