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About Ohio's 5th Masonic District

Covering Fulton, Williams, Defiance, and Henry Counties in Northwest Ohio, the Fabulous Fifth Masonic District exists for the benefit of the blue lodges in the district, their members, and guests. 

Notice of 5th District Annual Meeting

Good evening brothers,
 
This notice is to inform you of the date for the Fifth Masonic District Association Annual Meeting and Election of Officers.  The Annual Meeting is set for Saturday, September 21, 2024, at 10:00 AM.  The location will be the Bryan Masonic Temple.
 
Along with this notice is a request for nominations for the Association's 2nd Vice President position. Nominees should be at least a Warden in the lodge with the expectation they will be a Worshipful Master within 2 years as they progress to Association President. Nominations should be to the District Secretary, craig.szczublewski@gmail.com, by June 15.
 
Best wishes for a safe and fun summer!
 

2024 District Awards Night A Fun Time For All

We had a fun District Awards night at in Liberty Center, Ohio Friday night. Click the photo for a full gallary of images. The Award recipients:
 
Best Inspection: Waueson Lodge
Master of the Year: Chris Meeker (Wauseon Lodge)
George O. Braatz Award: Sycamore Lodge
Beehive Award: Robert "Joe" Stotler (Hicksville Lodge)
Lewis Hackett Award: Napoleon Lodge 
First Time Lecture: Josh Chapin (EdonLodge)
Hiram Abiff Award: Curly Lilly (Bryan Lodge)
Education Award: Doug Parker (Wauseon Lodge) and Bill Pacak (Fulton Lodge)
GMR Attendance: Edon Lodge
Mason of the Year: Doug Eis (Napoleon Lodge)
Perfect Attendance: 17
Traveling Trophy: Edon Lodge

The 2024 5th District Grand Master Reception Recap

The Fifth District Masonic Association was honored to host the Annual Grand Master Reception at Birthwood Meadow in Swanton on April 5. We had about 160 in attendance at this amazing venue. We plan to be back here in 2025 and 2026 also. Thanks Jessee Spillman and Craig Szczublewki for the photo contributions!

Napoleon 2024 Inspection

After a scrumptious Jiggs Dinner, Napoleon Lodge completed the inspection season with an excellent Master Mason degree. Worshipful Master Mark French enjoyed the very special privilege of raising his son, Ethan French, to the sublime degree of Master Mason.  Edon Lodge claimed the traveling trophy with 15 members attending the inspection.  Next up is the Grand Master's Reception on April 5 at Birchwood Meadows in Swanton, Ohio. 

 

Sycamore 520 Inspects in EA

It was a packed house for Sycamore Lodge's inspection.  There were 42 visitors present, including two brothers from Findlay Lodge.  Sycamore Lodge alone packed in 16 members, over half of their total number of members.  Brother Eric Levin of Sycamore Lodge served as the pro-tem candidate for the Entered Apprentice degree.  This brother found his way back to Sycamore Lodge when receiving his 25 year service award.  He was impressed with the degree work and promises to keep coming back.  Since the traveling trophy didn't make the trip to Deshler, the "traveling pin" was awarded to Edon Lodge  with ten brothers traveling. The last inspection of the season will be this coming Friday, March 15 with Napoleon Lodge portraying the Master Mason degree.  Jiggs Dinner at 6:00 pm (Please RSVP) , degree at 7:00. 
 

Hicksville 2024 FC Inspection

The District 5 Inspection trail went through Hicksville Friday night where Worshipful Master Benjamin Miller and the Officers of Hicksville Lodge #478 exemplified a very good Fellow Craft Degree. A packed house came out with Wauseon Lodge #349 taking home the traveling trophy with 10 Brothers present. Our next Inspection is on Saturday, March 9th at 10:00am when Sycamore Lodge #520 will be exemplifying the Entered Apprentice Degree.

Omega Lodge EA Inspection Recap

Worshipful Master Hanna of Omega Lodge led an excellent Entered Apprentice degree for new Mason, Brother Justin Harris on Friday night.  The sidelines were again full, including 21 military veterans as well as 10 Fifth District Past District Deputy Grand Masters. Edon Lodge showed up in force with 10 traveling brothers and took home the trophy this round. Another great inspection night in Masonry. 

Bryan Lodge Inspect in MM

WB Brandon Downs and the officers of Bryan Lodge #215 raised a new Master Mason at their annual Inspection Friday night. Bryan Lodge enjoyed the largest number of visitors this season with 45 brothers coming out. Edon Lodge #474 took home the traveling trophy with 14 Brothers present. Our next inspection is on February 23rd in the Entered Apprentice Degree at Omega! 

Liberty Center Inspection in MM

A quick pic from last night in Liberty Center.  RWB Gloor led his officers in a great MM Degree, and It came down to a coin toss for the traveling trophy between Edon and Fulton (Congratulations Edon). See you all next Friday in Bryan for another MM inspection! 

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District Deputy Grand Masters
R.W.B. Martin Lawrence
Sycamore Lodge #520
 
R.W.B. James E. Parsons
Liberty Center Lodge #518
District Education Officers
W.B. Dennis Richardson
Wauseon Lodge #349
 
W.B. Craig Szczublewski
Fulton Lodge #248
District Advisor
R.W.B. Robert R. Rettig
Napoleon Lodge #256
 
District Education Chair
R.W.B. Robert "Joe" Stotler
Hicksville Lodge #478
 
President
W.B. Josh Chapin
Edon Lodge #474
 
1st Vice President
W.B. Dennis Richardson
Wauseon Lodge #349
2nd Vice President
James Hanna, Jr
Omega Lodge #564
 
Secretary
W.B. Craig Szczublewski
707 Main St
Delta, OH 43515
Fulton Lodge #248
 
Treasurer
R.W.B. Douglas W. Eis
Napoleon Lodge #256
 
District Membership Chairman
R.W.B. Larry Kujawa
Wauseon Lodge #349
Webmaster
W.B. Craig Szczublewski
Fulton Lodge #248