|Findlay Masonic Bodies|
Happy New Year! I hope you had a wonderful and merry Christmas. The companions, officers, and I look forward to seeing you at our monthly meetings on the first Tuesday, immediately following the Chapter meetings. Please feel free to join us at the tureen dinner before the meetings.
Congratulations to all the companions and officers who participated in our portrayal of the Super Excellent Master Degree in November. The council received a rating of ten out of ten from the Arch Adgent for our portrayal of the degree. Excellent work companions!!! Our Annual Inspection will be in the Royal Master Degree on April 24, 220 at 7:30pm. There will be a dinner at 5:30pm, please call me at 419-894-6448 for reservations. Furthermore, here are the dates for Council over the next several months:
Van Wert 73 1-28-20 7:30pm, Select Master
Urbana 59 2-19-20 7:30pm Royal Master
Franklin 14 3-12-20 7:30pm Royal Master
Logan 85 3/16/20 7:30pm Royal Master
Findlay 50 1-23-20 7:00pm School of Instruction
Logan 85 3-19-20 7:00 pm Deputy Master’s meeting
Also later in the year, our Annual Northwest Ohio York Rite Festival will be held at the Findlay Complex on May 9th 2020. This is a wonderful opportunity for every Master Mason to receive the Chapter, Council and Commandery degrees/orders on the same day from a cast of first rate ritualists. On Memorial Day weekend we will again be providing refreshments to travelers at the I-75 rest stop south of Findlay. The funds raised are used to help fund the Diabetic Kids Camp in August.
Have a prosperous and safe 2020!
Your Council is busy at work on having another successful cryptic year. Our first stated meeting was on Sept. 3rd everything went well as we removed the rust that had built up during the summer. I would like to thank the companions who participated at the summer Diabetic Kids camp at camp Wesley. We had a sizeable group of kids at the camp and everyone had a wonderful time. My sincere thanks to all the companions who contribute to the success of this worthy endeavor.
Upcoming events on the cryptic schedule are as follows:
October 6-8 190th Annual Assembly of the Grand council at the Double Tree by Hilton in Columbus, Ohio.
Practice for the Annual Super-Excellent Masters Degree, Sunday, Sept 22nd, 4:00pm, Findlay Complex. Sunday, Oct. 20th, 4:00pm, Findlay Complex Nov. 10th, 4:00pm, Findlay Complex. Super Excellent Masters Degree Portrayal Findlay, Nov. 22nd , 7:00pm Findlay Complex. Dinner 5:30pm.
Findlay Council Annual Inspection, Royal Masters Degree, Friday, April 24th, 7:00pm, Findlay Complex Dinner 5:30pm.
Our stated meetings are the first Tuesday evening immediately following Chapter. Prior
to the meetings we have a tureen dinner. The doors open by 6:00pm and we eat by 6:30pm. I look forward to seeing you over the course of the year.
Lastly, I extend my wish that you have a safe and blessed holiday season during the months of November and December.
First, I would like to thank the Companions and Officers for their hard work and dedication in having a very successful year, thank you all, you performed magnificently!!! Second I, and your Officers, wish to thank you for the confidence you have in us by electing us to guide your Council during the upcoming year. Remember, we can only be successful in doing our part, if you do your part, by attending the meetings, taking part in the degree work, and assisting in our projects and activities. The very survival of our Council depends on the support of all of us.
Upcoming this summer is the Diabetic Kids camp. This year’s camp will be at Camp Wesley outside of Bellefontaine. Regardless the change of location, Findlay Council will continue to be steadfast in the camp’s continued success. The camp will be at Camp Wesley, Friday August 2nd thru Sunday August the 4th. If you are interested in helping out, please call me at 419-894-6448. Also, I would like to thank all the companions and their councils throughout the Arch who participated in the Roadside Rest this past Memorial Day weekend. We raised just under $1800.00 dollars to support Diabetic Camp. Thank You all for your hard work, dedication and support!!!
Furthermore, this year’s Arch picnic will be at Logan Council in Bellefontaine at 12pm.
The dates for the Super X, annual inspection, and Awards night will be posted in the next newsletter. I hope all of you have an enjoyable and safe summer. I look forward to seeing you at our first meeting on September 3rd. Also, please join us for fellowship at the tureen dinner before our meetings.
I hope you are all enjoying the sunshine and warmth of Spring. Personally, I am happy to be free of Winter’s cold embrace.
Upcoming events for Council are as follows:
Inspection, St. Mary’s, April 6th, 9am, RM
Inspection, Delphos (at St. Mary’s) April 6th, 10am, SM
Inspection, Lima, April 9th, 7:30pm, SM
Super X, North Multi Council, April 10th, 7pm, at St. Mary’s
Super X, South Multi Council, May 4th. 9am, at Troy.
Northwest Ohio York Rite Festival, Findlay, May 11th, 8am
Arch Reunion, Logan, June 20th, 7pm
Concerning the York Rite Festival on May 11th, the Findlay York Rite Bodies are looking for candidates. If you know a Master Mason who would be a worthy candidate for Chapter, Council, or Commandery membership, please approach and encourage him to fill out a petition for, one, two, or all three bodies!
We will be meeting on the first Tuesday of each month (April 2, May 7, and June 4) before going dark in July and August. Annual Election of Officers for 2019-2020 will be at the May meeting. Installation will be at the June meeting.
Furthermore, we will be hosting the I-75 northbound roadside rest stop south of Findlay over Memorial Day weekend. This is our fundraiser to raise funds to support the Diabetic Kids Camp. Please sign up for a 4 hour shift starting on Friday, May 24th. Shifts are 6pm -10pm, 10pm-2am,2am-6am-6am-10am,10am-2pm,2pm—6pm. The final shift will be worked 2pm-6pm on Memorial Day. If you are interested in working a shift please call at 419-894-6448.
Please help in the most noble and worthy cause.
Happy New Year! May 2019 be a wonderful year for all of you and your loved ones. I, and the companions, hope to see all of you at our monthly meetings on the first Tuesday, immediately following the Chapter meeting.
Congratulations to all the Companions who participated in our Annual inspection on November 19th. We received a highly favorable report from Right Illustrious companion Michael Terry, 2nd Arch Inspector and Grand Conductor of Council, who inspected our Council. Our candidates were greatly impressed by the quality of the degree work they received. As your Illustrious Master, I am very proud of the hard work and dedication exhibited by the companions. Also the council school of instruction hosted by Findlay Council on November 16th was a success
Looking ahead, we will be portraying the Select Master degree at the March meeting. The following events will be taking place.
Inspection, Van Wert, Jan. 22, 7:30pm RM
Inspection, Matchett, Feb. 13, 7:30pm RM
Inspection, Kenton, Mar. 5, 7:00pm RM
Inspection, Franklin, Mar. 12, 7:30pm SM
Inspection, Logan, Mar. 18, 7:30pm, SM
Deputy Masters Meeting, Mar.14, Logan, 7:00pm
Furthermore, the Northwest Ohio York Rite Festival will be Saturday, May 11, 2019 at the Findlay Complex. This is a wonderful opportunity for every Master Mason who is not a York Rite member to receive the degrees and orders. We will once again provide refreshments at the I-75 rest area south of Findlay over Memorial Day weekend to help fund the Diabetic Kids Fund, which supports the Diabetic Kids Camp in August.
Have a safe and prosperous New Year!
First I would like to thank all the Companions who helped out at the Diabetic Kids camp back in August. We had a good turnout attendees and everything went well.
Since Grand Council has not taken place as I write this, I do not have the Inspection calendar and dates for the Arch. After Grand Council we will have the Tri-folds and all pertinent information. However, the date for Findlay Council’s Inspection is Monday, November 19th at 7:00pm at the Findlay Complex. Our Inspection degree this year is the Super X. If you are interested in participating in the degree in anyway, please contact me, Degree Director Steve Roth or any council officer. Also, we shall be having a dinner beforehand at 6:00pm. The dinner is going to be done by the ladies and young women of Findlay Rainbow Assembly 173.
Furthermore, dates and times of practice for the Super X shall be posted by mailings and calling post. Other dates are as follows:
Grand Council, October 7-9 at Kalahari, Sandusky
Illustrious Grand Master’s Reception, October 27th, Perrysburg
School of Instruction, November, 16th 7:00pm Findlay
Super X, November 19th, 7:00pm, Findlay
Super X, November 21st, 7:00pm, Urbana.
Also, our regular stated meetings are the first Tuesday of the month with a carry in meal with the companions of Chapter at 6:30pm. Our meetings start at about 8:30pm. Please attend if you can.
Finally, I extend my wishes for a blessed Holiday Season to all of you this November and December. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving, a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!
First, I would like to thank Excellent Companion Eakin for the stellar job he did this year as Illustrious Master of Findlay Council. I hope that my performance as your Illustrious Master will measure up to the job, he, and all
my other predecessors have performed. Also, I would like to thank all the companions who have taken officer positions for the upcoming year. The major upcoming event this summer is the Diabetic Kids camp at Camp Berry Friday
August 3rd thru Sunday August 5th. Excellent companion Eakin will be contacting individuals to see if they are interested in assisting at the camp. Please let him or me know if you are able to help out I am certain that you will
find the experience very rewarding. Also August 18th, will be the annual Arch picnic in Delphos at 12pm (noon). Our first stated meeting will be Tuesday night, September 4th, following the chapter meeting. Before the meetings
we will have our usual Tureen dinner. Please come and enjoy the fellowship with your fellow companions. Our annual inspection will be November 19th at 7:00pm in the Super Excellent Master degree. If you, or any other council
member you know, have not received this beautiful degree, please consider being a candidate. Notification of cast and practice dates will be mailed out.
I hope you have a wonderful and enjoyable summer. I look forward to seeing you at our first meting in September.
Congratulations for a fine annual inspection on February 26. The Select Master degree was portrayed in excellent form for our companion Michael Barringer. Grand Steward Micheal Terry and Grand King Steve Hill were in attendance. A sincere thank you to all companions who participated or witnessed this degree.
We will meet the first Tuesday of each month (April 3, May 1, and June 5) before going dark in July and August. Election of officers for 2018-19 will be at the May meeting.
The Diabetic Kids Fund will receive the benefits of our efforts hosting the I-75 NB rest stop south of Findlay over Memorial Day Weekend. Please sign up for a 4-hour shift starting Friday May 24th. Shifts are 2p-6-p:6p-10p: 6a-10a-10a-2p. We will work until 6p on Memorial Day. Our camp will be the first weekend of August at Camp Berry just south of Findlay. Please help in this most worthy cause.
The Northwest Ohio York Rite Festival will be at the Findlay Complex, May 12. If you know a Mason who would be a worthy candidate for Chapter, Council or Commandery membership please approach and encourage him to fill out a petition for one, two, or all three!
The inspection season is winding down. April 7 Delphos & St. Mary’s (both @ St. Mary’s) Delphos 9a RM: St. Mary’s 10a SM April 28 South Multi Council SEM, Franklin (Troy)9a.
The North Multi Council SEM Review has been changed from Saturday April 21 to May 8th at 7pm at Lima Masonic Temple.
Happy New Year! Every turn of the calendar provides opportunities for the future. We hope to see each Companion at our monthly meetings on the first Tuesday, immediately following the Chapter #58 meeting.
Congratulations to all Companions who participated in our portrayal of the Super Excellent Master Degree on November 20. We received a very positive report from Illustrious Companion J. Michael Lenhart, 2nd Arch Adjutant who reviewed our work.
We will be preparing for our inspection at our January and February meetings. We will portray the Select Master degree on Monday, February 26, 2018. Please review your part and be ready to rehearse on January 2 and February 6.
Looking ahead, the Northwest Ohio York Rite Festival will be Saturday May 12, 2018 at the Findlay Masonic Complex. This is a great time for every Master Mason who is not yet a member of Chapter, Council, or Commandery to receive the degrees/orders on the same day.
We will once again provide refreshments to travelers at the 1-75 rest area south of Findlay over Memorial Day weekend to help fund the Diabetic Kids Fund, which supports the Diabetic Kid’s Camp at Camp Berry in August.
Have a prosperous and safe 2018.
Autumn is upon us! Our first meeting was Tuesday, September 5 at 8:30pm (right after Chapter) with the installation of these companions as officers for the year.
DM: Boyd Durain , PCW: Linnville Taggart, Trea: J. Avery Evinger, Rec: David J. Roth, Cof G: Thomas DeFrieze, CofC: Steve Horton, Steward: Charles Insley, Sentinel: Robert Grandbois, Chaplain Steve Roth.
Thank you to everyone who was able to help serve meals at the Diabetic Kids Camp at Camp Berry the first weekend of August. MIC Jim Buckingham and I represented Findlay at the 2nd Arch picnic in Greenville Aug. 26.
All Companions are encouraged to attend the Grand Council session October 1-2-3 at Kalahari Resort in Sandusky. See me or Secretary Dave Roth for further details or at http://ohio-council-masons.org on line.
Findlay companions serving the Second Arch this year are: Steve Roth, First Vice President: Tom DeFrieze: Third Vice President: Ron Drebert Organ Donor Committee member.
We will be hitting the ground running this year with our Super Excellent Master Degree scheduled for Monday, November 20, 2017. We have a candidate also! The month of May has been very hectic in the past, so we are trying the SEM early before the rush.
Our Annual Inspection will be Monday, February 26, 2018 in the Select Master Degree.
Findlay Council dates:
Monthly meetings September-June first Tuesday 8:30pm. (immediately after Chapter) carry in dinner at 6:30 pm
Oct.1-3 Grand Council Session in Sandusky, Ohio
Nov. 20: Findlay Council Super Excellent Master Degree at 7:00pm
Feb. 26: Findlay Council Select Master Degree Annual Inspection 7:00pm.
Check the findlaymason.org website frequently for important news and updates.
All Companions are cordially invited to attend.
IM: Linnville Taggart