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5th Masonic District Awards Banquet - "Hawaiian Luau"

5th Masonic District Awards Banquet - "Hawaiian Luau"

Please plan to join your brothers, ladies, family and friends for a Hawaiian themed party at the Delta Memorial Hall on Friday, May 19.  Doors open at 6:00pm with dinner at 6:30pm.  The menu will include pulled pork sandwiches, teriyaki meatballs, salads, fruit, punch and dessert.  Tickets are $10 per person by reservation with your Lodge Secretary. Deadline for reservations is May 12. Attire for the evening is tropical wear or other casual wear.  We will have a backdrop for taking pictures of your Hawaiian adventure.  Join us for an evening of fellowship and support the hardworking brothers who will be honored this evening.



5th District Chair List Request for Leaders

Brothers all, below is the start of a list of potential district chairs for next year and beyond. if you are interested in one of them, even if they are currently staffed by someone we will love to hear from you and get you started on next years agenda for leading the District. If there is a need for a chair I have omitted please volunteer and I will help you make it happen.

Fraternally, Matthew Gloor, 5th District Advisor
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Benefit for Tatum Untied Cancer Support

Brothers of the Fifth District,

I received this communication from a fellow brother from Fulton 248 who recently lost his wife to cancer.  He is taking on the noble task of forming a non-profit to help others battling this horrible disease. 

I'm not sure if you are aware of the non-profit that I've started in Tatum's honor, or of our goals, but I assure you we will improve the quality of life of those battling cancer, and have a significant impact on the direction of research into treatments and an eventual cure for cancers. To that end, we are having our first fundraiser to Benefit the non-profit on Saturday May 13, 2017. Any support that I might get from my Masonic brothers would be VERY much appreciated. I'm not looking for donations, but it would mean a lot to me if some of my brothers would be interested in attending. It will be a great evening of fun and will support a worthwhile cause.
Thank you in advance for any support you may be able to provide.

Fraternally yours,

Chris Hummel - Fulton Lodge 248

Obituary: James Beck

James “Jim” Beck, age 79 of Wauseon passed away Thursday April 20, 2017 at the University of Toledo Medical Center following a lengthy illness. Prior to his retirement he had worked for the City of Wauseon for many years. In retirement he had volunteered with the Fulton County Senior Center, Sauder Village and the Fulton County Historical Society

Mr. Beck was born on August 9, 1937 in Toledo, the son of the late Ed and the late Nina (Krieger) Beck. On September 18, 1960 he married the former Anne Hyatt and she survives. He was a member of the Trinity Lutheran Church in Wauseon, the Wauseon F&AM #349 and the Wauseon American Legion Post. He was also a member of the Northwest Ohio Blacksmith Club. He was an amateur radio operator KC8DPM and a member of the Fulton County Amateur Radio Club. He held an Associate Degree in Manufacturing Technology from the University of Toledo and held a Class III Waste Water Treatment license and a Class I Water Treatment license from the State of Ohio.

Surviving besides his wife Anne is daughter; Cindy (Tom) Savage of Wauseon, son; Chris (James) Beck of Wauseon, grandchildren; Nick (Jackie) Savage and Catie (Jordon) Lemley.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00am Monday April 24, 2017 at the Edgar-Grisier Funeral Home in Wauseon with Pastor Roger Marlow officiating. Interment will follow in the Wauseon Union Cemetery. Friends may visit with the family on Sunday from 2:00-6:00pm where there will be a Masonic service at 5:30pm. The family requests that memorial contributions be made to either the Trinity Lutheran Church, Wauseon F&AM Lodge #349 or the Fulton County Historical Society. Online condolences may be made to the family at The Edgar-Grisier Funeral Home in Wauseon has been entrusted with arrangements.

Sycamore Lodge Annual Steak Fry

Loyd H. Kelley Obituary

Loyd H. Kelley, age 82, of Liberty Center, passed away at St. Luke’s Hospital early Wednesday morning April 19, 2017.  He was born in Toledo on January 26, 1935 to the late Clarence Harold Kelley and Rachel (Sharples) Kelley.  Loyd graduated from Swanton High School in 1953.  He was a Veteran having served with the U.S Army from 1957 – 1959.  On August 26, 1961, Loyd married Thelma “Jeanie” Vollmar and together shared 53 years together until her passing on February 19, 2015.  Along with being a passionate farmer, he worked as a tool and die maker at Doehler Jarvis for over 30 years before their closing and later at Leader Engineering before retiring.  
Loyd was a member of the Wauseon Masonic Lodge #349; where he served for over 60 years and was a past master of Swanton Lodge #555.  Loyd is survived by his sons, Wayne Kelley and Dennis (Cindy) Kelley; daughter, Luann (Dan) Boyd; sister, Betty (Gene) Baker; grandchildren, Amanda Kelley, Nichole (Jack) Kruntz and Loyd T. Kelley; step-grandchildren, Michelle (Jamie) Bates and Christopher (Wendi) Brown; nine great grandchildren; nieces and nephews.   In addition to his parents and wife, Thelma “Jeanie”, he was preceded in death by his sister and brother-in-law, Lora Lee (Tom) Urban; daughter-in-law, Loretta Kelley and special cousins, Harold and Marilyn Wittes.  
Friends will be received on Sunday, April 23, 2017 from 3:00–7:00 PM at Barnes Funeral Chapel, 5825 St. Hwy. 109 in Delta; with a Masonic Service beginning at 6:30 PM.  A funeral service honoring Loyd’s life will be held at 10:00 AM on Monday also at the funeral home.   Pastor Jeff Davis will be officiating.  Interment will follow at Mt. Pleasant Cemetery in Grand Rapids, OH.  In lieu of flowers, contributions may be directed to the Shiloh Christian Union Church Building Fund, 2100 Co Rd 5, Delta, Ohio 43515, American Heart Association, 15120 Collections Center Dr, Chicago, IL 60693 or American Diabetes Association, 300 Galleria Officentre, Suite 111, Southfield, MI 48034 in his name.  Online condolences may be sent to the family through our website at

2017 Deputy Grand Master Program Schedule

Tue Jul 18
7:00pm – 9:00pm
Huber Heights 777
7778 Wildcat Rd. Huber Heights OH 45424
Wed Jul 19
7:00pm – 9:00pm
Amelia Lodge 590
290 Judd Rd., Amelia, OH, 45102
Thur July 20
7:00pm – 9:00pm
Scioto Lodge No. 6
57 E. Main St., Chillicothe, OH 45601
Tue July 25
7:00pm – 9:00pm
Paramuthia Lodge No. 25
12 West Carpenter Street Athens, Ohio 45701
Wed July 26
7:00pm – 9:00pm
Cambridge Masonic Temple
730 Wheeling Ave., Cambridge, OH 43725
Thur July 27
7:00pm – 9:00pm
Northwest Masonic Temple
2436 West Dublin Granville Road, Columbus, OH 43235
Mon Aug 7
7:00pm – 9:00pm
Lima Masonic Temple
2165 North Cole Street Lima, Ohio 45801
Tue Aug 8
7:00pm – 9:00pm
Tiffin Lodge No. 77
179 S Washington Street Tiffin Ohio, 44883
Wed Aug 9
7:00pm – 9:00pm
Ebenezer Lodge No. 33
140 North Market Street Wooster Ohio, 44691
Thur Aug 10
7:00pm – 9:00pm
Conrad Lodge No. 271
144 South Linden Avenue Alliance Ohio, 44601
Tue Aug 15
7:00pm – 9:00pm
Western Reserve Lodge No. 507
216 Main Street West Farmington Ohio, 44491
Wed Aug 16
7:00pm – 9:00pm
Rubicon Lodge No. 237
8883 Browning Drive Waterville Ohio, 43566
Thur Aug 17
7:00pm – 9:00pm
Quarry Lodge No. 382
366 Eastland Road Berea Ohio, 44017

Sycamore 520 rounds out the inspection season in MM

WB Marty Lawrence and the brothers of Sycamore 520 rounded out the 5th district inspection season with a great MM degree last night. Sycamore had 13 brothers in attendance with 9 past master. With 34 visitors, there were 47 total. The inspection season ends with 21 brothers attending all 10 events. Bryan Lodge brought 8 brothers to the inspection, taking home the traveling trophy once more.

Omega Lodge Conducts Their Inspection in MM

It was a a great Saturday morning for a MM Inspection. Congratulations to WM Luis Rivera and his lodge. This wraps up 9 of 10 inspections. The last inspection Friday April 8 at Sycamore in MM.

Grand Master's One Day Class 2017

Brethren of the 5th Masonic District,

Just a big heartfelt THANK YOU! , to all of you that participated in any way to make the Grand Masters Class of 2017 a success, you all made my job as moderator a breeze.

I cannot express my gratitude to all of you enough. There are to many of you to list individually.

I will give thanks to two individuals that deserve it, the first being our Grand Master, Most Worshipful Brother Douglas N. Kaylor, without who, there would be no Grand Master's Class, the second going to Brother Jeff Odenkirk, who put in a lot of time and effort as chairman of the event, making sure all of the i's were dotted and the t's were crossed.

Again, to all of you, Thank You!

RWB Paul Kelly 


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
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
W.B. Craig Szczublewski
707 Main St
Delta, OH 43515
Fulton Lodge #248
R.W.B. Douglas W. Eis
Napoleon Lodge #256
W.B. Craig Szczublewski
Fulton Lodge #248