|Findlay Masonic Bodies|
Greetings Sir Knights,
We should have a couple of meetings completed by this posting, so let’s get down to business to prepare for our inspections. This year will be different splitting Full Form Opening and Order of the Temple on different days and months.
The first stated meeting, October 9th, we will start to practice Full Form Opening (FFO) and continue with FFO at our stated meeting until December 11. This is the date of FFO review/inspection. It would be great to use our Sir Knights for this event to form the lines and escorts. Please help your Commandery.
Also, October 11th is the Grand Conclave of the Ohio Grand Commandery It is being convened at the Doubletree by Hilton Columbus-Worthington, 175 Hutchinson Ave., Columbus. The Grand Conclave opens at 8:00am.
The following day, Oct. 12 will be drill competitions. Our Commandery has 2-D7 teams. Team 1 will stand personal inspection at 8:30am and drill at 9am. Team 2 will stand personal inspection at 10am and drill at 10:30. Word is several other teams are practicing hard. Should be a great time, please come and support our drill teams.
Upcoming dates are: October 9 and 23 are stated meetings, October 11 is Grand Conclave, November 3 and 27 are stated meetings, December 11 is a stated meeting with FFO inspection and Christmas Observance. December 25 is Christmas, and January 18, 2020 is the Order of the Temple.
We will continue to have a carry in dinner with meat provided on the first meeting of the month. Families are invited to the meal.
This will be a busy start to the Commandery year but with the help of all Sir Knights we’ll get it done in Findlay Commandery exemplary fashion.
Greetings Sir Knights,
We have completed another year. An election of next years officers has happened and will be installed at the stated meeting on June 26, 2019.
All the officers remain the same except the Junior Warden which is SK Ralph Wheeler. This group of officers will do well in serving Findlay Commandery No. 49.
This year, our drill teams placed 2nd and 3rd at the State Conclave, we had an excellent inspection with the help of our Sir Knights and others of the 1st division. We presented the Colors at Riverdale HS basketball game and had a Color Guard in the Memorial Day parade. Plus, our Sir Knights helped with various events conducted by the Findlay Masonic Bodies. This is a Commandery to be proud of.
Though we may go into Darkness from July to September, we are still active. Our drill team meets on Mondays at 6:30PM preparing for October State Conclave. If any Sir Knights has any interest please come for all are welcome. Plans are being made to participate in the 4th of July parade. The next CTA meeting is July 14th at Findlay Masonic Complex with pot luck dinner at 4:00pm and meeting afterwards. This is the 1st meeting of the new Northwestern Division where officers will be elected. There are other events Findlay Masonic Bodies are conducting that could use our help. An example is the Diabetic Kids camp in August.
Thanks for the support from you Sir Knights. Again, I will do my best in serving as Commander of this excellent Commandery. Enjoy the Summer.
EC: Tom DeFrieze