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Grand Masters One Day Class


As our lodges will soon be going dark for the summer months, I wanted to get information to you concerning our Grand Master’s Class scheduled for August 10, 2019.  We are joining with the 11thDistrict to make this a memorable event for our brothers and new Master Masons. This year’s class will be at Camp Masonry, a unique educational and social retreat for Master Masons located at Camp Miakonda near U.S. 23 and 475 on West Sylvania Ave.

While this class is much like those of previous years, there two very important parts of the registration that must be done prior to the event.

#1 Candidates must be registered with the Grand Lodge through me prior to July 22, 2019. I must report to the Grand Secretary the name, Grand lodge #, and mentor for each candidate attending the class. Please give me this information ASAP.

#2  Candidates and mentors must be registered with Camp Masonry. Google “Camp Masonry” for more information. There is a $50 fee to register the candidate and mentor, but it does include  meals and other perks. I suggest getting this done soon to avoid any problems. Candidates and mentors should arrive by mid-morning and the 2nd section of the MM degree will begin at nightfall, so the work will last into the late evening.   

Refer to Edicts 2019-2, 2019-3, and 2019-4 issued in early January which authorize and outline procedures to be followed for this Grand Master’s Class.

As in the past, candidates who have received the EA and/or FC degrees previously are required to witness all three degrees on the 10th.

The Fifth District is portraying the EA degree and those participating in the degree work will be registered by the District Association unless they have already done so.

While we can never overrate the importance of quality degree work, this is a great opportunity to enjoy the many “fringe” benefits of Freemasonry by participating in this retreat. The educational programs and opportunities to socialize with men who have proven themselves to be of good moral character abound.

Please contact me if there are questions unanswered.


Bob Rettig,

5th District Coordinator

P.S. Reminder – The Deputy Grand Master’s roll out program is scheduled for August 11 at 1:00pm at Wood County Lodge.

District Deputy Grand Masters
R.W.B. Robert "Joe" Stotler
Hicksville Lodge #478
R.W.B. William "Bill" Pacak
Fulton Lodge #248
District Education Officers
W.B. Dan Hall
Omega Lodge #564
W.B. Martin L. Lawrence
Sycamore Lodge #520
District Advisor
R.W.B. Robert R. Rettig
Napoleon Lodge #256
District Education Chair
R.W.B. Darrell Miller
Hicksville Lodge #478
W.B. Todd Evans
Wauseon Lodge #349
1st Vice President
W.B. Luis Rivera
Omega Lodge #564
2nd Vice President
Jaz Bluhm
Wauseon Lodge #349
W.B. Craig Szczublewski
707 Main St
Delta, OH 43515
Fulton Lodge #248
R.W.B. Douglas W. Eis
Napoleon Lodge #256
District Membership Chairman
R.W.B. Paul Kelly
Bryan Lodge #215
W.B. Craig Szczublewski
Fulton Lodge #248