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Special Olympics Awards Program 2018

Dear Brethren,
The following is the awards program for the “Sponsor-An-Athlete” program for 2018
 
1. A donation of $500 to $999.00 from a lodge will receive a certificate signed by the Grand Master and Special Olympics. This certificate will be given to the lodge. 
 
BRONZE MEDAL AWARD
2. A donation of $1000 to $1499.00 will receive a Special Olympic Medal plaque presented by the Grand Master at Grand Lodge.
 
SILVER MEDAL AWARD
3. A donation of $1500 to $1999.00 will receive a Special Olympic Medal plaque presented by the Grand Master at Grand Lodge.
 
GOLD MEDAL AWARD
4. A donation of $2000.00 or more will receive a Special Olympic Medal plaque presented by the Grand Master at Grand Lodge.
 
5. The “Jerry C. Rasor Award” will be presented at Grand Lodge by the Grand Master to the lodge that raises the most money contributed to the “Sponsor-an-Athlete program for 2018. This award will be given in Gold, Silver, and Bronze levels, and must exceed the $3,000.00 level.
 
The cost for an Athlete to attend the summer games is approximately $200. This figure goes up each year with the cost of housing and food.
 
We must point out that donations for the “Award Program” are calculated from the money given through the Charitable Foundation for the Sponsor-an-Athlete program. We have no way of tracking money given to the local organization by your lodge. We would also like to remind you that checks should be made out to the Charitable Foundation, and should have “Special Olympics” and your lodge number on the memo line. Please earmark these funds for Special Olympics so you will receive credit for your donation. We thank you for your continued support of Special Olympics and Ohio’s Special People.
 
Fraternally,
Michael D. Cecil PDDGM
Committee: Brian Bolyard,Jeff Rennebarger, Nick Bolyard,Phil Clouse, Art Crim, Larry Cornett, Robert Parsons,
 

Award Deadlines

The holiday season is upon us! Hopefully you have made it through an enjoyable Installation season and are ready to enjoy time with friends and family as the holidays approach.
 
As you know, your District’s reception is approaching on 3/23/2018. I wanted to share with you a couple of deadlines for submission of award recipients to me. They are:
 
 
Though I’m sure you will have these items well in hand, I will reach out again closer to the deadline as a friendly reminder if you haven’t submitted by then.
 
All the best for the coming year!
 

Fraternally,

Memorial Monuments - be a part of this historical undertaking

It is the desire and hope of Grand Master Eric R. Schau that Ohio Freemasons recognize and honor our Masonic Military and Service Veterans by placing memorials at the following locations: National Cemetery Rittman, Ohio; National Cemetery Dayton, Ohio; Browning Masonic Community, Waterville, Ohio; and the Western Reserve Masonic Community, Medina. Ohio. Each location will be adorned with this beautiful monument:
 
The inscription on the memorials will read:
FREEMASONS
OF
OHIO
 
Dedicated to all Masonic Veterans
who served with Honor, Loyalty and
Integrity, while upholding the principles of
Brotherly Love, Relief and Truth.
Grand Lodge of Ohio – 2018
Eric R. Schau, Grand Master
Every Lodge and their members can become a part of this great undertaking through a generous donation. Checks should be made out to the Grand Lodge Charitable Foundation with Veterans Projects in the MEMO line and mailed to 1 Masonic Drive, Springfield, Ohio 45501.
 
All donations for this project will be tax-deductible because the Grand Lodge Charitable Foundation in a 501(c)3 foundation. Any donations received in excess of that needed for the memorials will be donated in support of Honor Flight.
 
Contact Ron Runion with questions at 330-618-9553
 

District Inspection Schedule

 

Friday, January 12
7:00pm
Hicksville No. 478
Inspection in FC Degree
DDGM: Kelly, DEO: Lawrence
   
Friday, January 19
7:00pm
Wauseon No. 349
Inspection in FC Degree, Dinner at 5:30pm
DDGM: Kelly, DEO: Hall
   
Friday, February 2
7:00pm
Sherwood No. 620
Inspection in FC Degree
DDGM: Stotler, DEO: Hall
   
Friday, February 9
7:00pm
Edon No. 474
Inspection in FC Degree
DDGM: Stotler, DEO: Lawrence
   
Friday, February 23
7:00pm
Fulton No. 248
Inspection in EA Degree
DDGM: Kelly, DEO: Hall
   
Friday, March 2
7:00pm
Bryan No. 215
Inspection in MM Degree
DDGM: Stotler, DEO: Hall
   
Friday, March 16
7:00pm
Napoleon No. 256
Inspection in MM Degree
DDGM: Stotler, DEO: Lawrence
   
Saturday, March 17
9:00am
Liberty Center No. 518
Inspection in MM Degree
DDGM: Kelly, DEO: Lawrence
   
Friday, April 6
7:00pm
Sycamore No. 520
Inspection in EA Degree
DDGM: Stotler, DEO: Hall
   
Friday, April 13
7:00pm
Omega No. 564
Inspection in EA Degree
DDGM: Kelly, DEO: Lawrence
 

 

Masonic Funeral Services for Don Plummer

Brethren,
Brother Don Plummer, a 50 yr Member of Napoleon Lodge has laid down his working tools as he enters the Celestial Lodge above, attaining that for which we all seek, Eternal Life. Masonic Services for Don will be Tuesday January 9, 2018, at 7:30 pm at Walker Mortuary, 333 W. Main St., Napoleon Ohio 43545. Funeral Service will be Wednesday Jan. 10, 11 am. Join us if you can.
 
Fraternally,
Doug Eis
Secretary

Webinars for MORI usage planned

From January 2 to January 12 Enable Labs and the MORI team will be presenting a number of webinars covering websites, online dues, Grand Lodge annual reports, and more.  For the full list of webinars please visit:

https://enablelabs.lpages.co/january-webinars-12-1-to-12-12/

Additionally we will be presenting a two part deep dive MORI training for new users, for full details see:

https://enablelabs.lpages.co/january-mori-for-new-users/

If you have a new secretary coming into office or a anyone who needs a thorough training on MORI please be sure they know about these webinars.

Thanks,
The MORI Team

LEO Conference Announced for December 16

The District LEO conference will be held on December 16 @ Defiance Lodge.  Start time is 10am and expect to be done by 2pm.  Lunch will be served, dress is business casual.

Obituary for Doyle Bernath

Doyle E. Bernath, age 93 of Wauseon, passed away Saturday, November 18, 2017, at Fulton Manor Nursing Home.   Doyle worked for Phillips 66 as a maintenance supervisor for many years and then was self-employed until his retirement.  He is also a veteran of the United States Navy, serving during World War II.

Doyle was born in Hillsdale County, Michigan on October 15, 1924 to the late Andrew E. and the late Bessie I. (Grup) Bernath.  On June 27, 1948, he married Catherine S. Stutesman, and she survives.    He was a member of the Wauseon Masonic Lodge, the American Legion, the Veterans of Foreign Wars, and the Amateur Radio Club.  Doyle also enjoyed golfing and fishing on Lake Erie. 

Beisdes his wife, Catherine, he is survived by many nieces and nephews.  He was preceded in death by his parents and one sister, Twila Stutz.

Funeral services for Doyle will be held at 10:00 AM on Tuesday, November 21, 2017 at the Edgar-Grisier Funeral Home in Wauseon with Pastor Floyd Vincent officiating.  Interment will follow in the Waldron Cemetery, Waldron, Michigan.  Visitation will be held on Monday, November 20, 2017 from 6:00 PM until 8:00 PM at the funeral home.  Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider a contribution to the Winameg Christian Church.  Online condolences may be offered at www.grisierfh.com.  The Edgar-Grisier Funeral Home in Wauseon has been entrusted with arrangements.

Hicksville 478 Officer Installation for 2018

Congratulations to Ron Farnsworth (WM), Dick Altman (SW), Hanson Lilly (JW), Rick Evans (SD), Stan Sailer (JD), Jim Kline (Tyler), Tim Betts (Tres), Ken Crouch (Sect), and Lee Kallsen (LEO)

Camp Masonry Set for August 9-12, 2018

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District Deputy Grand Masters
R.W.B. Paul Kelly
Bryan Lodge #215
 
R.W.B. Robert "Joe" Stotler
Hicksville Lodge #478
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
 
President
W.B. Todd Evans
Wauseon Lodge #349
 
1st Vice President
W.B. Luis Rivera
Omega Lodge #564
2nd Vice President
W.B. David Downs
Bryan Lodge #215
 
Secretary
W.B. Craig Szczublewski
707 Main St
Delta, OH 43515
Fulton Lodge #248
 
Treasurer
R.W.B. Douglas W. Eis
Napoleon Lodge #256
Webmaster
W.B. Craig Szczublewski
Fulton Lodge #248