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District Lodge Installation Dates

Fulton 248 11/8 7:00PM
Hicksville 478 11/14 7:30PM
Wauseon 349 11/16 7:00PM
Sherwood 620 / Omega 594 11/19 7:30 PM
Bryan 215 11/20 7:30PM
Napoleon 256 11/20 7:30PM
Edon 474 12/3 7:00PM

2019 District Inspection Schedule


Friday, January 11
Hicksville No. 478
Inspection in MM Degree
DDGM: Kelly, DEO: Hall
Thursday, January 24
Fulton No. 249
Inspection in FC Degree, Dinner at 6:00pm
DDGM: Stotler, DEO: Lawrence
Friday, January 25
Wauseon No. 349
Inspection in MM Degree
DDGM: Stotler, DEO: Lawrence
Friday, February 8
Sherwood No. 620
Inspection in MM Degree
DDGM: Kelly, DEO: Lawrence
Friday, February 15
Edon No. 474
Inspection in MM Degree
DDGM: Kelly, DEO: Hall
Thursday, February 21
Grand Rapids No. 289 (Honerary Lodge of the 5th Masonic District)
Inspection in EA Degree
Friday, March 8
Bryan No. 215
Inspection in EA Degree
DDGM: Stotler, DEO: Lawrence
Friday, March 15
Napoleon No. 256
Inspection in EA Degree, Jiggs Dinner @ 6pm
DDGM: Kelly, DEO: Hall
Friday, March 22
Liberty Center No. 518
Inspection in EA Degree
DDGM: Stotler, DEO: Hall
Friday, April 12
Sycamore No. 520
Inspection in FC Degree
DDGM: Kelly, DEO: Hall
Friday, April 26
Omega No. 564
Inspection in FC Degree
DDGM: Stotler, DEO: Lawrence


Wardens & Deacons Class

The 5th District will be holding their Wardens & Deacons class on December 8, 2018.  The location will be the Defiance Masonic Temple at 9am.  Expect the class to run about 2 hours.  Donuts and Coffee will be provided, dress is business casual.  All wardens and deacons for the 2019 year are expected to attend.  Contact are DEOs (info at the bottom of the webpage) with any questions.

2019 Key Dates and Deadlines

October 20 DDGMs should have contacted all their lodges to schedule Awards presentations
October 27 Deputies and DEOs Training Session - Springfield — Ohio Masonic Hbrne
December 1 Names of District Scholarship Chairman due to Grand Secretary
December 31 All 50, 60, 65, 70, 75 services awards should be completed
March 9 State Secretaries Association Annual Meeting - Columbus
March 1 Deadline for submitting Scholarship applications to Districts
April 1 Names of Scholarship winners due to the Chairman of the GL Scholarship Committee
April 14 » 21 Holy Week
May 1 Districts must notify scholarship winners by this date.
May 31 Rufus Putnam Award Nominations deadline — to Award chairman
June 1 Donations for Special Olympics due to Grand Lodge Charitable Foundation
June 9 Ohio Masonic Home Day - Springfield
June 28 Special Olympics State Games - Columbus
August 1 Deadline for Grand Master’s Medal of Honor submissions
August 30 Deadline for submissions for Grand Master's Awards


Zenobia Shrine Friendship night in the 5th

Zenobia Shriners is bringing a Friendship Night to the 5th Masonic District on November 2 at Fulton Lodge #238 in Delta. Social at 6:00pm Dinner at 7:00

Our Masonic Organizations have a common goal of “GROWTH.” To achieve this growth, we have found it extremely beneficial to offer an overview of Freemasonry, its history and its strengths. This program is informative not only to potential Masons, but also to long-time Masons.

This event is tailored to new candidates and their ladies. Information being shared is well-suited to provide a rudimentary understanding of our fraternity.

This event is offered as a no-cost event for candidates, sponsors, and their ladies. A small fee is charged ($10) to those who would like to attend, but do not bring a potential Mason with them.

Appetizers, dinner, and beverages are provided.

Attire is casual

While Zenobia Shriners conducts this event, we only spend a small portion of the night on Shriners. Keep in mind, Freemasonry in North America spends $3 million per day on charitable causes. The Shriners account for $2.7 million of that number.

Please spread the word as this is a “Can’t Miss” event. We ask that at a minimum at least 10 candidates or more attend.

Please make your reservation to this event by calling: 419-297-4779

November District Meeting

Brothers  All,

There will be an annual meeting of the 5th Masonic District on the 3rd of November starting at 8:00AM sharp, (there will be a breakfast casserole), we will have breakfast while we meet to save time, Omega Lodge starts at 9:00AM. We should be done by then. Our agenda is mostly to elect the officers for the ensuing year, if you plan on running for an office, please be present. 
Please plan to attend, as your vote and opinion matter. Our new District Advisor will be in attendance also.
Brothers, thank you for all that you do for the Craft.
Paul Kelly DDGM

Installation Reminders

  • A first-time Master who has not received the Past Master Degree from Chapter can only be installed after the Required District Convocation for Incoming Masters on December 1st at Fulton Lodge #248 at 1:00 PM (a light lunch at noon)
  • A Past Master serving in the East again can be installed anytime after his election
  • Even if you’ve already received the Past Master Degree, it is required that all incoming Masters attend the Past Master’s Convocation. Put it in your calendar now. If you know you can’t attend, contact Paul Kelly or Joe Stotler and they will give you dates for other districts’ Convocations.
  • The Installation Ceremony is provided for you in the Ohio Masonic Code Books. Read it--you need more than aprons & jewels.
  • Offices required--Installing officer, Secretary, Marshal, and Chaplain. Your installing officer must be a Past Master.
  • Your District Officers are happy to be part of your installing team if their schedule permits. Ask early! Their schedules fill up fast during November and December, and waiting until the last minute will leave you empty-handed.
  • Installation Ceremonies can be Closed or Open to the public & an excellent time to include family or invite potential members.

Flag City Honor Flight

I am presenting a check to Flag City Honor Flight on Tuesday, October 2nd.  They are flying out of Grande Aire Hangar in Swanton.
I think it would be great if we could have a bunch of Masons/Shriners there to send the Vets off.  There is suppose to a Toledo News team there.  Will you please try to get the word to the Lodges?
Here are the directions and address:
You go to Toledo Express Airport the second light. Turn left. Go to the stop sign. Instead of turning left to the airport you will turn right down the service road. Go down about a mile or so. Grande Air Hangar will be on your left. Be there by 6:00 am. You'll need a government approved ID like a drivers license to get in. If you google Grande Aire Hangar 11777 W Airport Service Rd, Swanton, OH.
Fraternally Yours,
Rick Schau
Grand Master
Grand Lodge of Ohio F&AM

Dedication Ceremony planned for Veteran's Memorial at Western Reserve

Brethren all,
Monday, September 3, 2018 (Labor Day) at 1pm, the Grand Master has planned a dedication of the Veterans Memorial at the Western Reserve National Cemetery, 10175 Rawiga Rd, Seville, OH 44273.
Sincerely and fraternally,
Ronald L Runion
Grand Tyler
Grand Lodge of Ohio F&AM

2018 Shriners Hospitals for Children Golf Outing








2018 Shriners Hospitals for Children Golf Outing

Sponsored by Zenobia Shriners

$90 per golfer


18 Hole 4 Person Scramble Heatherdowns Country Club

August 5th Shotgun Start 12:30 Registration 1:30pm Start

Includes green fees and cart


Cook Your Own Steak Dinner for 2 at Zenobia Shrine Center

8048 Broadstone Blvd Perrysburg Ohio

August 4th 6:00pm – 11:00pm 


Sponsorship Levels

Event Sponsor - $2,500 Hole Sponsor - $200


or call 419-661-9200 for information



District Deputy Grand Masters
R.W.B. Larry Lyne
Napoleon Lodge #256
R.W.B. Martin Lawrence
Sycamore Lodge #520
District Education Officers
W.B. James E. Parsons
Liberty Center Lodge #518
W.B. John Seabolt
Fulton Lodge #248
District Advisor
R.W.B. Robert R. Rettig
Napoleon Lodge #256
District Education Chair
R.W.B. Darrell Miller
Hicksville Lodge #478
W.B. Walter Harper, Jr.
Sycamore Lodge #520
1st Vice President
W.B. Josh Chapin
Edon Lodge #474
2nd Vice President
W.B. Dennis Richardson
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