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Dear District Advisor –
With the knowledge and permission of Most Worshipful Brother Jess Raines, Grand Master, we are asking for your assistance in promoting a special upcoming event. Your help in spreading the message of a Grand Lodge coordinated Southern Caribbean Cruise is urgently needed. My wife Kathy, and I are working as the Cruise Coordinators at the request of Right Worshipful Brother Rich Dickerscheid, Senior Grand Warden on this project. While the cruise is not until January 2021, the need to announce this event is now. The best time for cabin availability and pricing is at hand. As in the past, NO Grand Lodge funds will be used for this cruise. All travel and cruise expenses will be the responsibility of those booking passage aboard the CARNIVAL HORIZON cruise ship. We are using “VACATIONS TO GO” as our booking agents as noted on the flyer. Any earned credits will be converted into dollars and those dollars will be divided equally among the cabins that are booked – most probably as “on-board” cruise credit.
This cruise is NOT limited to Masons. New and veteran cruisers, Masons, their families and friends are encouraged to join us. We feel confident that the weather in the Southern Caribbean in January 2021 will be warmer than in Ohio and most other States.
Plans are pending to perform one of Ohio’s Masonic Degrees while at sea. Degree selection, planning, coordination and degree officer parts for the degree event will be made later.
Attached is a flyer for this event that I would ask that you assist with distribution to the Masonic Brothers in your District. Please consider having this flyer sent via an electronic distribution or mailing list you may have on file or posting the flyer (or a link) on your District and Lodge web sites. The more that know of this cruise, the better!
In January 2018 we had (92) people cruise the Western Caribbean. We are hopeful for (100) guests for this cruise. As of today (June 29, 2019) we already have (29) people with confirmed   reservations in (15) cabins. There are presently many choice cabins still available, but they will become limited as others book their reservations - so now is the best time for this promotion.
Any questions should be directed to Brad ( – 440-488-1091) or Kathy Goebel ( – 440-488-1092). If we do not have an answer, we will work to get one as soon as possible. The success of any event such as this is timely promotion and communication. We are asking for your support and assistance in getting the word out on this special event. Please be one of the first to spread and post details of this event to the Masons of your district.

Thank you for your support and help.
Brad and Kathy Goebel 2021 Cruise Coordinators





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