|Findlay Masonic Bodies|
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
Greetings Royal Arch Companions and Future Companions:
The Thanksgiving-Christmas-New Year season is behind us….the inspection and degree-work season is in full swing! To our recently raised Master Masons: The degrees of Entered Apprentice, Fellowcraft, and Master Mason are truly the foundation of our profession as Masons. But there is more!
The Chapter of Royal Arch Masons offers further light in the “cryptic” (unexplained) with the Degree of Mark Master, the Degree of Past Master, the Degree of Most Excellent Master, and the Degree of Holy Royal Arch. These are beautiful and informative degrees, AND there is no “return” necessary before receiving the next! See me or any of the Chapter companions for details of how to get started!
Upcoming dates of importance include:
1/7/20 Findlay No. 58 RAM Regular stated meeting 7:30pm
1/12/20 Findlay No. 58 practice of Mark Master degree 3:00pm
1/14/20 Findlay No. 58 RAM SPECIAL meeting for Mark Master degree portrayal on Candidate 7:30pm
1/13/20 Seneca No. 42 inspection in Past Master, 7:00pm, Tiffin
2/4/20 Findlay RAM Regular stated meeting 7:30pm
2/10/20 Carey No. 159 inspection in Past Master 7:30pm
2/24/20 FINDLAY No. 58 inspection in Royal Arch 7:00pm
2/25/20 McCutheon No. 96 inspection in Past Master 7:00pm Upper Sandusky
3/3/20 Findlay No. 58 RAM Regular stated meeting 7:30pm
3/19/20 Marion No. 62 inspection in Past Master 7:00pm
We look forward to your attendance in your Chapter!
Excellent High Priest
A new Capitular Year has begun! I am honored to serve as Excellent High Priest this year, and am looking forward to a very busy and successful year.
We have a great officer line, which includes: King-Tom DeFrieze, Scribe-Chuck Insley, Captain of the Host-Steve Roth, Principal Sojourner-John Sponsler, Royal Arch Captain-Linnville Taggart, Master of the 3rd Veil-Steve Horton, Master of the 2nd Veil-Skip Garey, Master of the First Veil-Mike Barringer, Guard-Bob Grandbois, Chaplain-Dave Roth, Treasurer-Tim Roth, Secretary-Dave Roth.
We will be portraying each of our four degrees during the year. Each of the Chapter degrees is another piece of the Mason story. Each degree has beauty and a story all its own. We look forward to having Master Masons who are interested in the next Masonic secrets as new Chapter members.
Our annual inspection will be in the Royal Arch degree on Monday, February 24, 2020 at 7pm. We will support the other chapters in the Arch by attending their inspections and participating in Arch meetings.
We meet once a month on the first Tuesday at 7:30, and a carry-in meal at 6:30p-m, Council meets immediately after our meeting. This year’s dates are: October 1, November 5, December 3, January 7, February 4, March 3, April 7, May 5, and June 2.
We look forward to seeing you at our next meeting.
Excellent High Priest
I certainly hope summer will be starting soon and we are able to get out and do things without getting wet. This past year went very well and I personally thank those who sat in the chairs and all those who assisted in the meetings, inspection, and other events. Our new Officers are preparing for next year and your newly elected High Priest, Rick Eakin, has a well-planned year with plenty of activities that we hope you will plan to be a part of. There are no meetings in July and August, but we will be starting back up on the first Tuesday in September.
The Grand High Priest Reception and Hog Roast will be held at the Masonic Complex on July 21 at 3pm, bring a hot or cold dish to share, a white elephant gift item for our auction which supports Adopt America and bring along your family for great food, fun and fellowship. Don’t forget the Lodge Breakfast at the Masonic Complex is the first Saturday of every month, open to the public, cost is a donation.
Meetings are the first Tuesday of Each month, except for July and August. 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.
One last thing to bring to your attention. 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 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 this year and God Bless….
Excellent High Priest
Spring has finally arrived and I hope that nice weather becomes the norm. Sun, showers, and flowers will all become more frequent, as well as the ability to be outside to enjoy the world around us. As you enjoy the renewal of nature this spring, please consider renewing your association with your Chapter and its companions.
Our Inspection was this past month and I thank all who helped to make it a success as well as those who attended. Your time and support is so greatly appreciated. We are working hard to be seen in our community as well as in our Lodge to show what we have to offer and be such a good example to all.
Upcoming Events regarding Chapter: the Annual Awards Dinner and Presentation April 3rd at 6pm in the Findlay Masonic Complex. Backyard Mission if you need assistance around your home contact us for help April 27th, York Rite Festival May 11th at the Findlay Masonic Complex, Findlay Masonic Bodies Memorial Service at 3pm in the Complex for those we have lost over this past year, King’s School at the Complex 9am, June 8th. Breakfast at the Masonic Complex first Saturday of every month open to the public for a donation. Keep these dates in mind, contact me or any Officer if you have any questions concerning same.
Meetings are the first Tuesday of each month, except July and August, with 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.
Thank you for your continued support of Findlay Chapter 58 and God Bless...
Excellent High Priest
After celebrating Christmas, we greet the New Year with enthusiasm and hope. Your Findlay Chapter Officers have done a wonderful job of representing you and performing their work at our regular meetings. Attendance has been thin and I ask each member of Findlay Chapter to please try to schedule at least one visit to your home Chapter in 2019. Try to attend at least one meeting and reacquaint yourself with the Order and your Companions. It is in the Chapter Degrees that the true “word” of a Master Mason is revealed, nowhere else, and the lessons taught in our Degrees are some of the most educating and beautiful in Masonry.
Inspection season is in full swing and it is my hope that you will join us as we travel to as many of these inspections as possible; Jan. 18 Carey, Feb. 26 Upper Sandusky, Mar. 20 Marion, Mar. 23 FINDLAY and Apr. 13 Fostoria. The 7th Capitular District Meeting is the 17th of January in Upper Sandusky at East of Chicago Pizza in Upper Sandusky, all are welcome to attend.
Meetings are on the first Tuesday of each month with a carry-in dinner at 6:30pm In the dining room of the Masonic Complex. The main course is provided. Just bring a dish of your choice to share. Family Members are always welcome to join us.
Thank you for your continued support of Findlay Chapter No. 58 and God Bless.
Excellent High Priest
Findlay Chapter No. 58 is open once again, our first meeting of the year having been on the 4th of September. We have a great line of Officers who will be working hard to represent the work of the Chapter well and I encourage you to join us when you are able.
Findlay Lodge has seven candidates who are going through the Degrees and I hope that in the future, they will find an interest in the York Rite Bodies. Should you have any Brother you feel would enjoy taking the Degrees and joining our Chapter, please get a petition to them or encourage them to speak with any of us with any questions. We want our Chapter to continue and grow; your help is needed to succeed in that desire.
Meetings are on the first Tuesday of each month with a carry-in dinner at 6:30pm in the dining room of the Masonic Complex. The main course is provided, just bring along a dish of your choice to share. Family members are always welcome to join us.
Thank you for your continued support of Findlay Chapter 58 and God Bless…..
Excellent High Priest
EHP: Charles Insley