We are pleased to announce completion of the degree work for our newest member. With the assistance of Brethren from Marion #70 and Latham #154 we raised a new MM at our second meeting in May. Although each visitor and honorary member contributed greatly to the experience of our candidate, we value their friendship and fellowship even more.
As we near our traditional break, the weather assures us summer is truly just around the corner. Even though we have had a busy spring, we still have some business to handle before we start sipping lemonade in the hammock. Our meeting on June 6th will feature a dinner at 6pm, and presentation of our Masonic Service Awards during the meeting. This year we are pleased to have two (2) 60-year presentations, both to current officers! Yes, they are both Past Masters, but both continue their active support of the Lodge. The full breakdown is as follows:
Two Members 60-years of Masonic Service
Three Members 50-years of Masonic Service
One Member 40-years of Masonic Service
Two Members 35-years of Masonic Service
One Member 25-years of Masonic Service
The dinner menu had not been established as of this writing, but it is sure to be good as our SW is in charge of the arrangements. We are sure this will add to his string of extraordinary culinary delights. No reservations are needed, so come!
Summer calendar listings are a combination of fun activities and useful information. Our customary listings are toward the bottom of this post. We are using this spot to recommend the presentations scheduled by the Deputy Grand Master describing his intended programs for 2013. Borrowing from the Spring 2012 edition of The Beacon, here is the pertinent information:
Deputy Grand Master James F. Easterling, Jr. will offer sessions around the state to rollout the Grand Lodge programs for the 2013 Masonic year. These sessions will provide Lodge officers and members information they need to plan for the next Masonic year in coordination with the Grand Lodge programs. Attire for these meetings is business casual.
June 16, 9 AM, Aurora Lodge #48
June 23, 9 AM, Guernsey Lodge #66
July 11, 7 PM, Canton Temple
July 19, 7 PM, Cortland Lodge #529
July 23, 7 PM, Quarry Lodge # 382
July 25, 7 PM, Mansfield Temple
July 28, 6 PM, Jeffersonville Lodge #468
Aug. 10, 7 PM, Bellvue Lodge #273
Aug. 11, 5 PM, Hiram Lodge #18
Aug. 18, 9 AM, Paramuthia Lodge #25
Aug. 31, 7 PM, Temperance Lodge #73
Sept. 7, 7 PM, Browning Masonic Home
Sept. 8, 5 PM, Amelia Lodge #590
Here are our customary calendar listings:
Wednesday, June 6th, we will host a dinner at 6pm. Although the menu was not established prior to this post, rumor has it our SW will be concocting something special for the evening. The inspiration for the evening is presentation of our Masonic Service Awards. This year we have two recipients for a 60-year award, three recipients for a 50-year award, one for a 40-year award, two for a 35-year award, and one for a 25-year award. This is remarkable for a Lodge of our size. Please come and join our celebration.
Sunday, June 10th. Home Day at Springfield Masonic Community
June 16 @ 1 o'clock. Mad River #161 will be holding their annual golf outing at Blues Creek in Marysville. For the sum of $40 you will receive 18 holes of golf, a cart, a sandwich, chips and a pop. Questions can be directed to 567-674-1700.
June 22-24. Ohio Special Olympics, held at the Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio.
July 28. Browning Masonic Community Car Show at Pray Park
September 8 @ 9am. Annual Meeting, held at Chester #238. Valuable information is available at these meetings. Topics include establishment of the 15th District Inspection Schedule, recap of the Deputy Grand Master’s Rollout Program, and announcements pertinent to the Craft.
September 9 @ 6pm. 15th District Awards Dinner, held at the Plaza Inn, Mt. Victory. Reservations are required by September 5th, and may be made by contacting our District Secretary at 740-225-1066, or by email at: firstname.lastname@example.org
September 10. Jim Perry Celebrity Golf Classic, Windy Knoll Golf Club
November 10 @ 9am. District Secretary’s meeting held at Marion #70. Not just for the Lodge Secretary, these meetings offer information and insight on future events.
December 1 @9am. Past Master’s Convocation, held at Palestine #158.
That summarizes what we know for now.
See you in Lodge!