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Warden/Deacon Workshop

Brothers of the 5th Masonic District, 
The District Education Officers of the 5th District would like to invite the Wardens and Deacons of our great District to this years’ Warden/Deacon workshop. The workshop will be held on June 16th @ the Defiance Temple. We will be meeting at 8:30am and hope to be done by noon. There will be donuts and drinks available for your refreshment. Please make every effort to attend this session and feel free to contact us with any questions or comments you may have about this event. Fraternally,
 
WB Marty Lawrence, DEO 
WB Dan Hall, DEO

5th District Awards Banquet

5th District Awards Banquet
Where: Defiance Masonic Temple 
Western Theme, wear your best cowboy garb!
When: May 18, 2018
Social Hour: 6:00PM
Dinner : 7:00PM
Menu: Steak by Brookville Farms, Archbold,  Ohio
Baked potato with potato bar
Tossed salad 
Assorted pies
Cost: $12.50 per person.
Deadline for reservations is May 1,2018
This is a firm date.
Let your Lodge Masters know ASAP.

The 5th District Makes Grand Rapids 289 an Honorary Lodge

With 7 of our 10 lodges represented at Grand Rapids 289's inspection in the 11th, we had a great turnout to present the WM of Grand Rapids an honorary membership for his lodge in the 5th Masonic District.

5th District Grand Masters Reception

Dear Masonic Brothers,
 
On Behalf of the Fabulous Fifth Masonic District Association officers and brothers, we would like to extend an invitation to you and a guest to attend our 2018 Grand Master’s reception to honor Brother Eric R. Schau, Most Worshipful Grand Master of Masons in Ohio. This year, the reception and dinner will be held on March 23rd at Northwest State Community College Campus (NWSCC) in the Voinovich Auditorium, 22600 OH-34, Archbold, OH 43502. The mixer social will begin at 6:00 PM and dinner to follow at 7:00 PM. Dress for the evening is jacket and tie. If special accommodations are needed, please do not hesitate to let us know. The Voinovich Auditorium is located on the west side of the NWSCC campus.
 
The cost for the evening is $25 per person and includes appetizer, entrée choices (beef, fish, or vegitarian lasagna), sides, and a selection of desserts.
 
Please RSVP by March 2nd to our District Secretary: Craig Szczublewski at 707 Main St., Delta, OH 43515. Please make checks payable to Fifth Masonic District Association. We look forward to hosting you and your guest to a great evening of fellowship.
 
Bryan Patterson
President, 5th Masonic District
419-250-6694
 
Craig Szczublewski
Secretary, 5th Masonic District
419-466-5364

Master Craftsman Log Book

Brethren,
 
We are excited to introduce a valuable new tool that has been created by our Brothers in the 14th District. It is named the Master Craftsman Log Book. The Master Craftsman Log Book is a useful way to track our candidate’s accomplishments as they make their journey into Freemasonry. By using this log you will have, in one location, a quick reference showing the dates of each Degree and Exam. You will also have a record of which of the three proficiencies the candidate had chosen for each Degree. Keep in mind, it is the Candidates choice of which proficiency he will use. He has the choice of Long Form Proficiency, Short Form Proficiency and, our new, Alternate Proficiency. Our 5th District Lodges are encouraged to use this log. The Worshipful Master, Secretary and LEO should strive collectively to keep it current. If you have any questions or comments, please feel free to forward them to your District Education Officers. Contact information is in your year book and on the Fabulous 5th website.
 
Fraternally,
WB Martin L. Lawrence, DEO
WB Dan Hall, DEO
 

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

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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
 
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
 
District Membership Chairman
R.W.B. Paul Kelly
Bryan Lodge #215
Webmaster
W.B. Craig Szczublewski
Fulton Lodge #248