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100 Mason Meeting This September at Napoleon Lodge

Where: Napoleon Masonic Lodge # 256, Welsted & Glenwood, (Behind American Legion), Napoleon Ohio 43545
When: Tuesday September 15th, Light Dinner, Beans, Cornbread, Desert, 6:00 pm, EA Lodge, 7:30 pm.

7th Annual Napoleon Charity Golf Outing, June 27th

The Brethren from Napoleon Masonic Lodge #256 are proud to announce that they will be hosting the seventh Annual, Napoleon Masonic Golf Outing at St. Mike’s Golf Course in Defiance, OH. We encourage you to invite your friends and family to form teams. The day will be filled with fellowship, fun, and a steak dinner!

5th District Awards Night at Defiance Masonic Center


Defiance Masonic Center hosted the annual 5th Masonic District Awards Banquet Friday evening.  Click on the images above for the full gallery.  Awards and Recognitions include:

  • DDGM Award: Douglas Eis
  • Hackett Award: Liberty Center
  • Ralph Creager Award: Ralph J. Creager
  • GM Reception Attendance Award: Napoleon
  • Traveling Trophy Award: Bryan
  • Best Inspection Award: Bryan
  • Bee Hive Award: Nick Lower (Edon)
  • L.E.O. Education Award: Lee Sanders (Wauseon) and James Manning (Bryan) 
  • George O. Braatz Award: Sycamore
  • Perfect Inspection Attendance Award: Dick Bocik, Ed Bruce, John Carlston Sr., Ralph J.  Creager, Richard Evans Sr., Daniel D. Ferris, Michael Gloor, Chris King, Hansen Lilly, Larry Lyne, Jim Manning, Bruce McKibben, Steve Miller, James E. Parsons, Robert Rettig, Chris Rohrbaugh, Rick Snyder, Robert L. Stotler Jr., Dennis Tyson, and John Westhoven
  • Best 1st Lecture Award: Craig Szczublewski (Fulton)
  • Best 1st Charge Award: Brandon Brown (Omega)
  • First Time Charge/Lecture: Douglas Eis, Jim Parsons
  • Past Master of the Year Award: John Carlston, Sr. (Liberty Center)
  • Hiram Abiff Award: Bill Pacak (Fulton)
  • Mason of the Year Award: Jim Parsons (Liberty Center)
  • PDDGM Pin Presentation by Doug Eis for RWB Matt Gloor

Ohio Masonic Home Day, Sunday, June 7

Dear Brethren and Friends,
Welcome Home! We are so pleased that you have joined us for the 31st Annual Ohio Masonic Home Day.  A special thank you goes out to those of you who have traveled many miles across the state to be a part of the festivities. Our residents and staff always look forward to Home Day and appreciate the fact that many Masons and their families set this day aside to honor our rich history and to celebrate each other today in these special moments at this very special place.
Home Day has some notable traditions that keep people coming back every year such as strawberry shortcake and the parade. This year you will not only find and enjoy those traditions, but we also invite you to experience our expanded activities that reflect the how you like, where you like concept of the Ohio Masonic Home.
This year we have a live band before the parade. Enjoy the fun before your safe travels home.
Thanks again for making Home Day a true family reunion for many.
Tom Stofac , CEO Ohio Masonic Home


2015 2nd Quarter Mini Symposium

The 2nd Quarter Mini Symposium will bring together Masons from all across Ohio in an effort to help those seeking a more meaningful Masonic Experience.
  • Table Lodge facilitated by Fulton Lodge No. 248 (Cost is a donation)
  • Lunch Speaker: WB Duane Kemerley will speak on “Relationships as the Cornerstone of the Lodge Experience.”
  • Retire to Lodge room where the Brethren of Arts & Sciences will open a Lodge of Entered Apprentice and provide a synopsis of their Lodge culture.
  • Facilitated Discussion: “Finding what I seek in Freemasonry.”
  • RWB Dan Hrinko will speak on “The Craft Driven Lodge” model.
More on our Speakers:
WB Duane Kemerley is a certified Myers Briggs Type Indicator Qualified Practitioner and a National Church Developer Consultant/Coach. Duane is a Freemason University instructor, a Knight of the York Cross of Honor and a 33rd Degree Mason.

RWB Daniel Hrinko is the charter Master of Arts & Sciences Lodge No. 792. He served as a member of the Grand Lodge of Ohio Committee on Education and Information and as a District Education Officer. He currently serves as a District Deputy Grand Master in the 9th Masonic District. Dan is the author of “The Craft Driven Lodge.”
When: Saturday May 30th from 12:00pm to 4:00 PM
Where: Fulton Lodge No. 248, 400 Main St., Delta, OH 43515
Dress: Jacket and tie
RSVP RequiredPlease RSVP to RWB Matt Gloor at not later than 5/22/15.

206th Annual Communication, October 23rd and 24th, 2015

It is time for the local committee for the 2015 Annual Communication in Columbus, Ohio to provide all of you with the information on the session, including registration, hotels and reservations that are necessary.  This information is being sent to all lodges, DDGMs, DEOs, DAs, GLOs, PGMs and PDDGMs including Past Grand Tyler and Assoc. Grand Chaplains.  The lodge secretaries were instructed to be sure to share the information with their officers that will be attending the session as well as their lodge members.   There will be a mailing in September with the legislation that will be presented at the annual session and any other additional information that will be necessary.


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
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
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. Larry Kujawa
Wauseon Lodge #349
W.B. Craig Szczublewski
Fulton Lodge #248