|Findlay Masonic Bodies|
It has dawned on me, this is the last newsletter for this Chapter year. How quickly the year passes. All of the 7th district inspections are done. But, our work isn’t done.
We have a Brother going through the degrees. He has received the Mark Master degree. The Past Master degree will be conducted at our next stated meeting, April 5, 2022. The following degrees TBA.
Items to discuss at future meetings are fundraising for Adopt a Grand Chapter charity, recruitment that the Grand Chapter has funds for and a fun activity such as a picnic or ax throwing.
Holy Week, April 10-16
King School at Findlay, June 25
GHP Reception at Findlay, July 17
That’s it for me. Please come and support our Chapter.
Excellent High Priest
Wishing all a belated Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.
The Inspection Season is starting beginning with our Chapter on January 4, 2022. We are doing the Mark Master degree and is the first time for several Companions doing parts. We have practiced several times. I am confident it will go well. The evening starts at 6:30pm with a carry in dinner and Inspection at 7:30pm. Please come and support your Chapter.
Other events to note:
Jan. 14 Carey 159 Inspection 7pm
Jan. 20 Winter District Mtg 6:30pm Upper Sandusky
Feb. 22 McCutchen Inspection 7:30pm
March 17 Marion Inspection 7:30pm
Apr. 10-16 Holy Week
Please support your Chapter and be safe.
The 2021-2022 season has begun. September meeting started with a fine carry-in meal with main dish supplied by Council. Chapter meeting opened in the Mark Master Degree and will continue so until after our inspection January 4, 2022.
At the meeting we discussed every ones role for the inspection. We will open and do the 1st section of the Mark Master degree at the October 5th meeting. Once again there will be a carry in dinner with main dish supplied by Chapter.
For November 2nd meeting, we will again open in Mark Master and do the 2nd Section of the degree. There will be a carry in meal at this meeting as well. I should mention that family members are invited to the meals.
December 7th, Pearl Harbor Day, we will start the evening with a meal followed by doing all of the Mark Master Degree. After which, we will discuss practice sessions before the inspection. The Grand Chapter State meeting is October 5,6,7, at the Crown Royal Hotel in Columbus, OH.
Please come to a meeting and support our Chapter.
The Mike Terry Fund Raising Dinner has been rescheduled for August 21st at 4:00 PM, eat at 5:00.
The menu for the dinner is:
Bacon Wrapped Beef Tenderloin Cooked by Joe Bowman
Buttered Potatoes with Herbs
Mandarin Orange Salad
Fresh Green Beans
Heavenly Hash Desert
Lemonade, Ice Tea, and Water
This will be a Sit Down Served Dinner. Suggested donation to the Mike Terry Grand Ill Master Fund is $25.00.
We are asking for an RSVP by August 15th to Jonny Dicke, 419-305-3179 or email@example.com
Location will be at the Jonny & Wanda Dicke Family Farm:
7071 County Line Rd
St Marys, OH 45885
For those of you that was at Jonny & Wanda's house on Anderson Rd, the directions is East on 703 1/2 mile to the County Line Rd, a Tee Road to the North, turn Right and their House is the second House.
Come an enjoy the Great Food and the Fun with Mike, soon to be GIM.
I would like to express my sincere appreciation being selected as High Priest. I’ve already attended several meetings plus working on plans for the coming year.
One meeting I attended was Grand King’s Roll Out conducted by Rodney L. Carr, Grand King. His motto is "Building the Future". He emphasized education of officers using online Resource Courses 1 and 11 found on the Grand Chapter website, www.ohioram.org, attending District and Chapter functions, doing good degree work and membership development. I will gladly share the complete Roll Out program for interested Companions.
Along with other Findlay Companions, I attended the 7th District spring meeting. Topics discussed were inspection dates and degree and Chapter’s District dues structure and election of officers.
Note worthy dates:
July 19, 2021 is the Sunday Hog Roast/GHP Reception at the Findlay Complex at 3pm.
Sept. 7, 2021 will be the 1st stated meeting for the coming year with potluck meal, meat provided by Chapter.
Jan. 4, 2022 is our inspection date also stated meeting night. The inspected degree will be Mark Master.
I hope all Companions have a safe and fun summer.
Excellent High Priest
Findlay Chapter is up and running once again and oh how much nicer it would be if it were running with you on the sidelines. As all are slowly but surely opening back up, allowing more and more to assemble, it is our hope you may gather with us.
Our Inspection took place on March 2nd. Due to restrictions from Grand Chapter we had to change our Degree. We portrayed the Past Master Degree and a big “Thanks” and "Job Well Done" goes to all our Companions who made it such a success.
Chapter, the same as all Masonic Bodies, is hard pressed at times in filling the chairs. I ask all Chapter members to consider volunteering to take a chair for a year, or longer if you find you enjoy doing the work. If you are not interested in a chair, possibly you would consider learning a part in a degree. No matter how large or how small a part, your participation would be so much appreciated and only increase the enjoyment of learning and seeing our fine degrees.
Please keep an eye on your email and check the Findlay Masonic Bodies online web site. At our website you will be able to see all activity taking place in and around Findlay Lodge and its other Bodies. Check the Calendar for up-top-date listings. If you will, I am asking that anyone who wishes to be on my Chapter emailing list, please send your email address to me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thank you for your continued support of Findlay Chapter #58, I hope to see you at Chapter sometime soon. God Bless…
Excellent High Priest
Happy New Year to one and all. We must all believe that 2021 will be better than 2020. We have missed being able to get together and having an evening of fellowship. When we have our first Stated Meting in 2021 will depend on the edicts of the Grand Chapter. A hold was placed on all activities until the 1st of January 2021.
Please keep an eye on your email and check the Findlay Masonic Bodies online web site, www.findlaymason.org. At our website you will be able to see all activity taking place in and around Findlay Lodge and its other Bodies. Check the Calendar for up-to-date listings. If you will, I am asking that anyone who wishes to be on my Chapter emailing list, please send your email address to me.
If the Grand Chapter allows Inspections to take place after January 1st, Findlay Chapter will be portraying the Most Excellent Masters Degree. If you are interested in helping in some way with a part in this Degree, please let me know, it is great to have as many new faces involved in our work and in attendance.
Times are tough and I ask that if there is anything members of the Fraternity can do to help you or your family with, such as small repairs, yard work, etc; please contact one of our Officers and we will do all we can to help.
Thank you for your continued support of Findlay Chapter No 58, I hope to see you at Chapter sometime soon. God Bless….
What a year, but it will get better. Even through this trying time, Findlay Lodge has received a number of petitions, which is fantastic. We have spoken to some fine men and hope to get them through their degrees in good time. Hopefully some, if not at all, will be interested in furthering their travels through York Rite.
Officers have been elected and installed for 2021: EHP Charles Insley, King Tom DeFrieze, Scribe Jason Pontious, Treasurer Tim Roth, Secretary David J. Roth, C of H Steve Roth, P.S. John Sponsler, R.A.C. Rick Eakin, M 3rd V Steve Horton, M 2nd V Skip Garey, M 1st V Mike Barringer, Guard Bob Grandbois and Chaplain Dave Roth.
Meetings are the first Tuesday of the month. With health concerns as they are, feel free to attend in a mask if you wish. We have a carry-in dinner at 6:30pm in the dining room. The main course is provided; just bring a dish of your choice to share. Family members are always welcome to join us.
Not many other events are taking place regarding the York Rite at this time, but as they come up, you will be informed. Check the Calendar at the Masonic Complex website, findlaymason.org.
One last thing I wish to bring to your attention. If there is anything members of the Fraternity can do to help you or help you or your family with, such as small repairs, yard work, etc., please contact one of our Officers and we will see what we can do to help.
Thank you for your continued support of Findlay Chapter No. 58, I hope to see you at Chapter sometime soon. God Bless.
Charles E. Insley
It certainly feels like it’s been a long time since we have been together. Our plans as at this moment are to meet Tuesday, September 1st at our usual time of 7:30pm
Findlay hosted the Grand King’s School for the District on Saturday, June 13. Attendance was good and we heard from our next GHP Right Excellent Companion Dan Smith. The Grand Chapter website states that the Grand Session will be October 7-8 (Tuesday/Wednesday at Great Wolof Lodge, Mason, Ohio. All Chapter members are eligible to attend; the EHP, King, and Scribe are expected to represent Findlay Chapter.
Mark your calenders for the EHP reception and District Meeting on Sunday, July 19 at Findlay Masonic Complex. A hog roast will be featured along with fun and fund-raising too. 3pm If the Hancock County Fair is a “go”, please be sure to assist the golf cart project. Is a great fund-raiser for Findlay Lodge and is a great opportunity for community out-reach. Sign up for a great day and time to drive.
The COVID-19 situation has reminded us all of the frailty of life and the importance of brotherhood. Let’s continue to keep track of one another and reach out to our Companions to be sure they are ok... COVID or not.
VERY INPORTANT: if you haven’t yet set up your account on the Ohio Lodge website GRANDVIEW, please do so. Information on the findlaymason.com website, or contact Companion Jason Pontious if you need assistance. We were proud to have gained new members last year, and I’m certain we can gain a few more this year as well! I’m anxious to see all of you again on September 1 if not before.
Excellent High Priest
Dear Brothers and Companions:
Thank you for your efforts at our annual inspection Feb. 24th. We portrayed the Royal Arch degree for five candidates, including two of our own. Companions Darlington Dick and Nathan Weiker! We were honored to have Grand High Priest H. Jeffrey Shaw in attendance.
We are always excited to have new Companions experience the beautiful and instructive degrees of Mark Master, Past Master, Most Excellent Master, and Royal Arch Mason. If you are not a RAM, you can become one... just ask.
The Northwest Ohio York Rite Festival is held in our Complex on Saturday May 9, 2020. You are able to receive degrees in Chapter (Royal Arch Masons), Council (Royal Select Masons) and the orders of Commandery of Knights Templar all in the same day if you wish! Of course, you are welcome to receive each degree one at a time in the “usual” manner too!
We will host the Grand King’s School on Saturday June 13 with coffee at 8am and the session at 9am. Come and help the rollout of Grand King Dan Smith’s program for next year. The Seventh District spring meeting will be Thursday June 18th at East of Chicago Pizza in Upper Sandusky at 6:30pm and will include the election of district officers.
Our District Grand High Priest Reception and hog roast will be Sunday, July 19th at Findlay Masonic Complex beginning at 3pm. Awards will be presented and Adopt America will be receiving the proceeds of our fundraiser. Everyone, whether a RAM or not is welcome! Be sure to buy patties or link sausage to help the 7th Capitular District carry on its mission. $5.00 per pound. Ask any RAM or Chuck Insley. Is available at our Complex. I thank each Royal Arch Mason for your support and hard work during my year as Excellent High Priest... it was my honor to serve our Chapter. Enjoy the rebirth that springtime brings each year!
Excellent High Priest
EHP: Tom DeFrieze