|Findlay Masonic Bodies|
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.
The summer is upon us, but fall isn’t far away. Our first meeting will be Tuesday, September 5 at 8:30 pm (right after Chapter). Our first Order of business will be installation of remaining officers for the year, who are: Richard Eakin IM, Boyd Durain DM, Linville Taggert P.C.W., John Evinger Treas., David Roth Recorder, Tom DeFrieze Capt. Of Guard, Steve Horton Cond., Chuck Insley Steward, and Robert Grandbois Steward.
Our immediate PIM, Tom Defrieze, has received his Past Master’s apron for a job very well done last year.
The Memorial Day weekend roadside rest fundraiser on I-75 was successful in every measure: 6 Second Arch Councils helped out, over $2,000,00 in profit was raised to benefit Grand Council Diabetic Kids Fund (of which over $300.00 was sent directly to our local Diabetic Kids Camp held at Camp Berry. A huge thank you to everyone who helped. Companions are encouraged to help out during the Camp during the first weekend of August.
All Companions are encouraged to attend the Grand Council Session October 1-2-3 at Kalahari Resort in Sandusky.
Findlay companions serving the Second Arch are Steve Roth, First Vice President, Tom DeFrieze, Third Vice President, and 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! This month of May has been very full in the past, so we’re 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)
Aug. 26 2nd Arch Annual Picnic-Greenville at 1:00pm
Sept. 5 Findlay Council first meeting and installation at 8:30pm
Oct. 1-3 Grand Council Session in Sandusky, OH
Nov. 20 Findlay Council Super Excellent Master Degree at 7:00 pm
February 26, Findlay Council Select Master Degree Annual Inspection 7:00pm
SECOND ARCH dates (as of this printing):
Nov. 22 Urbana SEM degree
Jan. 23 Van Wert Inspection
Feb. 21 Urbana Inspection SM
Mar. 18 Franklin Inspection RM
Mar. 25-Apr 1 HOLY WEEK
Apr. 21 Multi County SEM (location tbd)
Check the Findlaymson.org website for important news and updates.
All Companions are cordially invited to attend. We look forwad to seeing you at the Diabetic Kids Camp at Camp Berry and at our next meeting Sept. 5.
I have realized that this is the best newsletter to be written for this York Rite season. It has been a good year learning, working and sharing the Royal and Select Mason degrees and I encourage all members to do the same now and in the future. Thanks to all who have helped, especially for our inspection. Having been to all the Arch Inspections this year, Findlay Council #50 is the only Council to have its own members fill all parts of the Royal Master degree. I give an "At“a Boy” to all Companions.
There are a few more inspections coming up April 1st at St. Marys is theirs and Delphos starting at 9am. Also on this date is Findlay Commandery Inspection and I would encourage all Sir Knights of our Council to support our Commandery. April 8th is Findlay’s Chapter inspection and I encourage all to support our Chapter as well. May 19th is our Super Excellent Master Degree with more details to follow.
Other dates of importance: The NOW York Rite festival is May 13th, our Arch is doing the Royal Master Degree. If you know a brother wishing to continue his journey in Masonry here’s an opportunity. The 2nd Arch reunion is June 15th at Findlay and the Arch picnic is August 26th at Greenville, Ohio. The times will be announced later.
In closing: Thanks for allowing me to serve as the Illustrious Master. This opportunity has enriched my continued journey in Masonry while striving to emulate the path of my Father in the Findlay York Rite bodies.
Tom DeFrieze, IM
Cell # 567-208-7691
Another Holiday season is upon us and a new year knocking on the door. With the New Year comes inspections for The Blue Lodge and York Rite bodies. Findlay Council #50 is on Feb. 17, 2017 at 7:30 PM in the Royal Master degree. As of this writing, most of the speaking parts are covered but I’m looking for Giblites. If interested please call me.
Our next meeting is on Jan. 3, 2017 at 8:30 pm opening in the Royal Master degree. If time allows, I would like to practice for our inspection. There is also a tureen dinner before the meeting starting at 6:30 pm. It is Council’s turn to provide the meat, so in keeping a family tradition, we will have pork and sauerkraut. I’m sure there will be other things to eat so don’t let the sauerkraut keep you away.
Hope all Companions enjoy the Holiday season with family and friends. I’ll be looking forward to seeing all in the New Year.
Tom DeFrieze, IM
Cell # 567-208-7691
IM: Richard E. Eakin II