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5th District Association Officer Corp

Brothers all, elected at our annual district meeting were the following officers. Congratulate them and offer them the support they need to be successful and make our great district stronger and better than we found it.

President : WB James Parsons
1st V.P. : WB Steve Bruns
2nd V.P. WB Brian Patterson
Treasurer : RWB Doug Eis
Secretary : WB Jon Schamp

There are many opportunities before  us this coming year from our Grand Master MWB Robert Rill Jr. and his team of Grand Line Officers. I have seen a glimpse into our Deputy Grand Master RWB Doug Kaylors year and we are poised to make great strides in Masonry. Our district will benefit from your participation and involvement where ever you can assist. Talk to the leaders and let your voice be heard. We are moving forward.

Matthew Gloor
5th District Adviser 

Masonic Funeral Service for Brother Steve DeWire

The Masonic Funeral Service for Brother Steve DeWire will be this evening (Sunday, November 8) at 7:30pm at the Oberlin Ford Funeral Home in Hamilton, Indiana. The street address is 3985 E. Church St.  Services were originally thought to be scheduled for Monday morning.


Hicksville Lodge Degree Work

Father, Son, and Grandfather. -photo courtesy of RWB Matt Gloor

66th annual Thanksgiving day MM at Hicksville

Hicksville Lodge #478 Invites you to attend the 66th Annual Thanksgiving Day MM Degree.

6AM gavel drops for the 1st and 2nd sections. Pancake sausage breakfast follows immediately, usually by 9:30 am everyone is eating.

Whole hog sausage for sale in 2 LB packs for $5 each.
The Grand Master will be there as will his entourage from the 11th.

Come early! Seating will be around 125 brothers from around the area, as well as Indiana, Michigan and Pennsylvania brothers who come every year!

Your D.D.G.M.s seen at Grand Lodge 2015

R.W.B. Chris King and R.W.B. Robert Rettig after being sworn in as D.D.G.M.s for the 5th Masonic District.

Bill Pacak Steps Into D.E.O. Role For The 5th Masonic District

W.B. Bill Pacak of Fulton Lodge #248 was inducted as District Education Officer for 2016 for the 5th Masonic District at Grand Lodge.  Bill will share the role with W.B. Larry Lyne from Napoleon #256.

Bryan Lodge MM Degree - Special Meeting October 20

Bryan Lodge will have a special meeting on October 20th starting at 7:00PM for the purpose of conferring the MM degree. We can use anyone that shows up.
Thanks for all that you do!
Paul Kelly 

** Cancelled ** Sycamore Lodge 520 Special Meeting - Sept 19

Tom DeFriee informed us that the Special meeting planned on September 19 has been cancelled.


Sycamore Lodge 520 is having special meeting on Sept. 19, 2015 at 7pm awarding several members their sevice awards. We have a 70, 60 ,40 & 25 year pins being presented by the Grand Master. Refreshments will be severed after & presentation is an open event once Lodge is open. Any questions please email or call; my number is in the district year book.

Thanks, Tom DeFrieze. WM


Edon Masonic Lodge 5K Run

Dear Brethren,
We would like you to support the 1st Annual Edon Masonic Lodge Liberty Run on Saturday September 26th, 2015 at Nettle Lake.  I have included a registration form for participation in the 5K.  If you do not wish to participate in the event we invite you to donate to the cause or volunteer for event day.  Below is the information for we have put together for business sponsorships.  If you know of any business that would be interested in sponsoring please pass the information on. 
The Edon Masonic Lodge would like to know if you are interested in supporting this year’s event. With a sponsorship you receive your name on this year’s tee shirt printed by our own Bills LockerRoom, either your name or logo, as well as your own Tee Shirt. The event will be held on September 26th, 2015 at Nettie’s Stop & Shop at Nettle Lake, Ohio.
Cost for sponsorship is $50 with a check to be made out to The Edon Masonic Lodge #474.  Since we need to get shirts made up with your logo and or name please respond by 8/25/2015. Send check to Nettie’s Stop & Shop, 17988 Co. Rd. 4-75, Montpelier, Ohio 43543. Please send logo or name that you want to have displayed to
Please mark the shirt size you would like to receive.
Small – Medium – Large – Extra Large – 2 X Large
Thank You,
Edon Masonic Lodge!!!

Ohio - Pennsylvania Unity Night


I have not done a very good job of promoting the Ohio - Pennsylvania unity night that has been going on since 2010.  It is indeed going to be held again this year.
The event is September 15, 2015 at the Youngstown Masonic Temple, 223 Wick Avenue, Youngstown, Ohio 45501.  The meeting will begin at 7:00pm with a light meal to follow  I am sure that the Grand Lodge of Pennsylvania will have a great turnout and we should do the same, as the host Grand Lodge.
All Master Masons are welcome.  I encourage each of the District Deputies to notify their lodges and the DEOs in the District to get the word out to all.  I ask that you send to all of your Masonic mailing lists so that as many who can sees it.
I apologize for not getting this out before the Lodges went dark, but please do the best you can.
Steve Cokonougher


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