|Findlay Masonic Bodies|
We have started the 2016-2017 Masonic season. Our first meeting was Sept. 6th. Our tureen dinner, shared with Chapter, had a good turn out with plenty of food and companionship. However, more companions and family would be great. So on the first Tuesday of the month come share your favorite dish and enjoy the experience of York Rite Masonry.
The meetings for the following months are October 4th, November 1st and December 6th. Also on October 2nd - 4th is the Grand Assembly of Royal and Select Masons. It will be held at Kalahari Resorts in Sandusky, Ohio. I will give a report of the Grand Assembly at October’s meeting.
Our Inspection is April 14, 2017 at 7:30pm in the Royal Master Degree. Our Council will need help in filling the parts of the degree. I’m asking for your help. There are non speaking parts. Giblites for example. Helping with degree work is a good way to learn the meaning of York Rite Masonry.
In closing, please come and enjoy the rich spoils of Freemasoney.
Thank you for electing me as Illustrious Master for Findlay’s Council No. 50. This is the best council in the 2nd Arch and with your participation this tradition will continue. Tradition is evident by our Councils participation at Roadside Rest Fundraiser for the Diabetic Kids Camp. I do thank all those companions of the 2nd Arch that helped. Manning such an event over the Memorial Weekend is a group effort. The Arch raised over $2,100.00 dollars.
The next event for the 2nd Arch is the Diabetic Camp at Camp Berry. It is August 5-7. We need help with the meal prep, serving and cleaning. Help is needed Friday evening, three meals Saturday and Sunday morning. Please call me if you can help.
August 27th is the 2nd Arch picnic held at Troy, Ohio.
The next meeting is September 6th. The High Priest and I would like to continue having the potluck meal at 6:30pm followed by the stated meetings starting at 7:30pm. We will have hamburgers, brats and dogs cooked on charcoal. This meal is open to families. Come enjoy the companionship of old friends and make some new ones.
The yearly Inspection will be in the Royal Master degree on April 14, 2017. Findlay Council is one of the few Councils in the Arch to conduct inspections with our own membership, hopefully we will continue this. There will be more information to follow.
SEM degree will be May 19, 2017. Again, more information to follow.
If you have any questions, ideas or comments about the coming year please contact me.
First of all, I would like to extend my thanks to EC Steve Roth for the excellent job he did in putting together the cast for the Super Excellent Master Degree. Those of you who were not there missed an excellent degree! Thanks Steve for a job well done. The following is a list of the upcoming events:
April 2 – Inspection at St. Mary’s for Delphos 72 in the Royal Master Degree at 9am, followed at 10:30am by St. Mary’s 81 is being inspected in the Select Master Degree. We will leave Findlay at 7:30pm.
April 2 – 6:30pm dinner and awards for all Findlay Bodies at Findlay Temple
April 5 – 8:30pm stated meeting for Findlay Council 50
May 3 – 8:30pm stated meeting of Findlay Council 50 Nomination and election of officers
May 14 – All day York Rite Festival at Findlay
May 27 – 6:00pm to Monday May 30 6:00pm man road side rest on Northbound I-75 south of Findlay. Please call me to schedule when you will help
June 7 – 6:30pm dinner followed by Chapter and Council Installation of Officers
August 5-8 – Diabetic Camp at Boy Scout Camp
It has been my pleasure to have again served Findlay Council 50 as Illustrious Master. I appreciated the opportunity, and thank you for your confidence. Now, each of you need to become more active and resolve to attend one meeting at least once a quarter.
Richard J. Herr
Findlay Council No. 50
Due in June
I trust you had an enjoyable Christmas and did not overdue the celebration of the arrival of the New Year! Now it is time to get our Council ready for the upcoming inspection on Friday, March 11 in the Super Excellent Master Degree. We will be contacting you to fill out the cast list as we have some vacancies due to losing a few members this past year. Let me know if you have a preference of a part in this degree. There are many nonspeaking parts that need filled. We need all of the membership involved.
Our dinners with the Companions of Findlay Chapter on the first Tuesday of the month have had an excellent array of foods. Please come at 6:30 on the first Tuesday of the month to join in the food and fellowship. Bring a dish to share and the meat is supplied by either Chapter or Council.
I will try to attend the upcoming Inspections which are as follows:
January 26 Select Master Degree at Van Wert 73 at 7:30pm
February 11 Royal Master Degree at Franklin 14 (Troy) at 7:30pm
February 15 Royal Master Degree at Logan 85 (Bellefontaine) at 7:30pm
February 17 Royal Master Degree at Matchett 91 (Greenville) at 7:30pm
March 10 Royal Master Degree at Sidney 70 at 7:30pm
March 11 Super Excellent Master Degree at Findlay 50 at 7:30pm
March 15 Select Master Degree at Kenton 65 at 7:30pm
April 2 there will be two Select Master Degrees at St. Marys 81 10:30am and Delphos 72 at 9:00pm
Let me know the day before if you would like to travel with me.
Richard J. Herr
First, I, and your Officers wish to thank you for the confidence you have in us by electing us to guide Findlay Council during the upcoming year. We can only do our part if you do your part by attending the meetings, taking part in the degree work, and assisting in our projects.
Upcoming this summer is the Diabetic camp at Camp Berry from Friday, July 31 to August 2. Please let me know when you will be able to assist at the Camp. I’m sure you will find the experience very rewarding.
I do not have any dates for Summer meetings of the Arch, but when I receive the dates I will get the information out to you.
I hope you have an enjoyable summer, and look forward to seeing you at our first meeting of the new year on September 1st following the Chapter meeting. Also, you may wish to join us for potluck dinners before the Chapter Meetings.
Richard J. Herr
IM: Linnville Taggart