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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

DEO Installation


Congratulations to W.B. Marty Lawrence of Sycamore Lodge on his installation as District Education Officer for the 5th Masonic District.  From left to right, R.W.B. Doug Eis (installing marshal), R.W.B. Matthew Gloor (installing officer), W.B. Marty Lawrence (District Education Officer), R.W.B. Paul Kelly (installing chaplain), and R.W.B. Joe Stotler (installing secretary). 

Grand Lodge Communications 2017 - Eric R. Schau new Grand Master

Most Worshipful Brother Eric R. Schau (aka Rick) was born in Marietta, Ohio on February 2, 1947 to the late Betty Jean (Abicht) and Lester B. Schau. He lived in Marietta until age 9 when his family moved to Elyria.  He graduated from Elyria High School in 1965.  He worked at Ford Motor Company until joining the Navy in June of 1966.  Rick married Linda Gayle Alley on April 5, 1969.   He received his BA from Columbia College in 1976 and a Master of Education from Cleveland State University in 1983.  Rick completed a 36 year career in education in 2014 having served as Director with Vanguard-Sentinel Career Centers.  He proudly served in the Navy and Naval Reserve having completed 20 years of service.  Linda is a homemaker, having raised their two daughters, Lisa (Judd) Patterson and Amy (Jim) Kelly.  They are blessed with five grandchildren: Alexandra (Dylan) Baker, Jackson, Molly, Mitchell and Avery.  Linda and Rick are members of Calvary Baptist Church in Elyria.  They enjoy traveling, playing golf and spending time with their family and friends.  Rick and Linda currently make their home in Wakeman.
 
Most Worshipful Brother Schau is a member of Elyria Lodge No. 787 in the 22nd District and Gibson Lodge No. 301 in the 16th District, serving Elyria Lodge as Worshipful Master in 1982, 1994 & 1995 and also was Treasurer, Trustee and a member and president of the Temple Board Committee.  He is an Honorary Member of Columbus Lodge No. 30, Mid-Century Lodge No. 725, Stonington Lodge No. 503, Wellington Lodge No. 127, Pleasant Valley No. 531 and The Most Worshipful Prince Hall Grand Lodge of Ohio. 
 
Most Worshipful Brother Schau is a Thirty-Third Degree Mason of the Ancient Accepted Scottish Rite, Valley of Cleveland, having been coroneted in 2006 and a plural member of the Valley of The Firelands serving as Commander-in-Chief, of Lake Erie Consistory from 2004-2006.  He has served as President of the Lorain County Scottish Rite Society and as a member of the Valley of Cleveland Children's Learning Center Board of Governors since its inception serving as Chairman for four years.  He was recently awarded Emeritus by the Learning Center Board. Rick also currently serves as the 1st Vice President of the Cleveland Masonic Library and Museum Board.
 
He is a member of Marshal Chapter No. 47 Royal Arch Masons, Elyria Council No. 86 Royal & Select Masons, Elyria Commandery No. 60, Al Koran Shrine, ROJ Court 14, El Rey Grotto, and National Sojourners Chapter No. 23.  He and Linda are members of Stone City Chapter of the Order of the Eastern Star.  Rick is a Past Sovereign Master of North Central Council No. 223 Allied Masonic Degrees, Knight Companion of St. Benedict Conclave, Red Cross of Constantine, Ohio College of the SRICF and is a recipient of the Honorary Legion of Honor, Order of DeMolay.
 
Rick is a life member of VFW, Post 1079 in Elyria and AMVETS, Post 22 in Vermilion.  He is also a member of The American Legion, Post 11 in Elyria, and The Fraternal Order of Eagles, Aerie 4354 in Wakeman.
 
Most Worshipful Brother Schau has served the Grand Lodge of Ohio as District Education Officer, a District Deputy Grand Master and Chairman of the Grand Lodge Committee for Education and Information.  He was appointed Junior Grand Deacon of the Grand Lodge of Ohio by MWB Bradford A. Goebel for the 2010-2011 Masonic year.   He was subsequently appointed as Senior Grand Deacon, Grand Marshal, Grand Orator and was elected Junior Grand Warden in Cincinnati in 2014, Senior Grand Warden in Columbus in 2015, Deputy Grand Master in Sandusky in 2016 and he was elected to serve the Brethren of the Great State of Ohio as Grand Master, being Installed in Dayton on October 21, 2017.

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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
Jaz Bluhm
Wauseon Lodge #349
 
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