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Deputy Grand Master Rollout Program

Deputy Grand Master Jess Raines has announced dates for the 2018 Rollout Programs. These informational meetings are open to Members of the Grand Lodge of Ohio and invited guests. Lodge officers and Brethren are encouraged to attend and learn about plans for the next Grand Lodge year.

Dates and Locations of Meetings

Saturday, July 14
9:00am – 11:00am
Huber Heights No. 777
7778 Wildcat Rd, Huber Heights, OH 45424
Wednesday, July 18
7:00pm – 9:00pm
Guernsey Lodge No. 66
730 Wheeling Ave., Cambridge, OH 43725
Sunday, July 22
4:00pm – 6:00pm
Mansfield Masonic Temple
1250 Middle Bellville Road, Mansfield, Ohio 44904
Monday, July 23
7:00pm – 9:00pm
Paramuthia Lodge No. 25
12 West Carpenter Street, Athens, Ohio 45701
Wednesday, July 25
7:00pm – 9:00pm
Portland Lodge No. 366
131 E Main Street, Oak Hill, OH 45656
Thursday, Aug 9
7:00pm – 9:00pm
Summit Lodge No. 213
9545 Shepard Road, Twinsburg, OH 44056-1321
Sunday, August 12
2:00pm – 4:00pm
Rubicon Lodge No. 237 @ Browning Masonic Community, Harmony Hall
8883 Browning Drive Waterville Ohio, 43566
Thursday, August 16
7:00pm – 9:00pm
Mount Vernon Lodge No. 64
319 E Main Street, Norwalk, OH 44857
Sunday, August 19
2:00pm – 4:00pm
Lima Masonic Temple
2165 North Cole Street Lima, Ohio 45801
Thursday, August 23
7:00pm – 9:00pm
Northwest Masonic Temple
2436 West Dublin Granville Road, Columbus, OH 43235
Saturday, August 25
9:00 am – 11:00am
East Palestine Lodge No. 417
19 1/2 North Market Street, East Palestine OH, 44413
Wednesday, August 29
7:00pm – 9:00pm
J B Covert Lodge No. 437
848 Clough Pike Withamsville OH, 45245


District Awards Night 2018

The 5th District Awards night was held in Defiance, OH at the Defiance Masonic Complex. The event was well attended, and everyone enjoyed the WesternThemed evening. Many thanks to our DDGMs and most especially to their wives for putting this evening together.  Award recipient follow:

  • Hackett Award: Bryan 215
  • Grand Masters Reception Award: Sycamore 520
  • Traveling Trophy: Bryan 215
  • Best Attended Inspection: Omega 564
  • Best Inspection: Omega 564
  • Bee Hive: Lee Kallsen, Hicksville 478
  • Education Award: Jim Parsons, Liberty Center 518
  • George O. Braatz Award: Sherwood 620
  • Perfect Attendance: Martin L Lawerence, Danial L Hall, Richard Evans, Sr., James Manning, Kenith A Snyder, Ed Bruce, Kenneth L Crouch, Harold Bausch, John A Carlston, Steven Brunn, Gary L. Ries, Robert Stotler
  • Master of the Year: Chris Rohrbaugh, Bryan 215
  • Hiram Abif Award: Luis Rivera, Omega 564
  • Mason of the Year: Steve Brunn, Wauseon 349
  • Photo Bomb Award (aka, the "Brunny"): Steve Brunn, Wauseon 349

Shrine/Special Olympics Fundraiser


A great opportunity has fallen into our lap and your help along with your friends and family are needed to raise money for the Special Olympics and the kids in the Shriners Children hospitals. It is that time of year for the Shriners to sell their Vidalia sweet onions to support their hospitals but the 5th is putting a twist on it.  Each 10 lb. bag is sold for $12 with $5 going to Shrine Hospitals and the farmers. The remaining $2, if purchased through the 5TH District Association, will go to the Special Olympics. 

Our current four county goal is to sell at least 200 bags of onions. To give our District Secretary a break, I will spearhead this and collect monies and deliver them. Please email me at or call me at 419-344-8441 to order or with any questions.

We can meet this goal easily Brothers. Let’s step forward and help the kids and our Special Olympians.


Steve Brunn

5th District Masonic Association, Past President


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
Craig Szczublewski
Secretary, 5th Masonic District

Master Craftsman Log Book

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.
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. 
2. A donation of $1000 to $1499.00 will receive a Special Olympic Medal plaque presented by the Grand Master at Grand Lodge.
3. A donation of $1500 to $1999.00 will receive a Special Olympic Medal plaque presented by the Grand Master at Grand Lodge.
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.
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!



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