Grand Master Keith W. Newton has ordered the immediate cancellation of all Masonic events through May 10, 2020. This order, which includes, but not limited to, Stated Meetings, Special Meetings, Annual Inspections, Ceremonies, Social Events, Temple Companies, District Association Meetings, Craft Clubs, District Grand Master Receptions and Grand Master’s One-Day Class events is in effect through May 10.
All New Carlisle Lodge, Chapter, Council, Craft Club and Masonic Association events are canceled through May 10.
Per guidelines from The Ohio Department of Health, The Ohio Masonic Home, Browning Masonic Community, and Western Reserve Campuses are closed to the public.
Use this time to care for each other. Call, Text, Email your brother masons and widows to check on their well-being.
Lodge Calendar: NO Meetings in APRIL
April 12 EASTER
May 14 @ 6:00 Free Dinner before Stated Meeting May 14 @ 7:00 Lodge Stated Meeting
May 19 @ 7:00 P.M. Chapter/Council Stated Meeting
Our 170th Annual Inspection was a wonderful meeting of Masons. In attendance were 24 members (11 Past Masters) and 45 visitors for a total of 69. Right Worshipful Brother David Waggoner, DDGM of the 9th Masonic District, complimented New Carlisle Lodge and our officers on our inspection and the work we do all year. The Lecture was given by WM. Brian Roberts,WB. Douglas Baker gave the Apron Lecture and Bro. Richard Woodward gave the Charge. The Honorary Degree of Yellow Dog was conferred on many visiting Master Masons.
This is an important month for our Lodge. The 170th Annual Inspection of New Carlisle Lodge will be held on Saturday, Feb. 8. We cordially invite all Past Masters, Members of our Lodge and ALL Masons to join us. Our inspection will be in the Entered Apprentice Degree. Breakfast will be served from 7:30 to 8:30 A.M. with the Lodge opening at 9:00 A.M. NO reservations needed for breakfast. Pay at the door $7.
We’d like to remind all the brethren attending our Annual Inspection that the city of New Carlisle has a two hour parking limit on Main Street. Therefore, we encourage you to park off the main street on any of the side streets or in the Municipal Parking Lot on Church Street, one block West of the Temple. Thanks for your cooperation.
At our Stated meeting and Awards Night December 12 we recognized 3 of our new 50 and 65 year members. The evening began with a delicious meal prepared and served by Roger Thornbury and Earl Arnett. W.M.Brian Roberts reminded us of the events and prices of items 50 and 65 years ago.
After the meal, R.W.B. Shawn Johnson, Senior Grand Deacon of the Grand Lodge of Ohio presented the 50 and 65 year service pins and certificates.
All three degrees in one day at the Ohio Masonic Home. Time to start thinking about who would be a good candidate for the one day class. Brothers, sons, grandsons, and friends who have busy schedules and fearful of the examination after each degree may be good candidates for this option.
Petitions, with $160.00 check for degree fees, must be received by March 12 to give proper time for investigation and balloting.
Request a candidate petition from the Lodge Secretary.
CHRISTMAS PARTY GREAT SUCCESS
Our 41st Annual Christmas Dinner and Party with Residents of the Ohio Masonic Home was held December 2 with 30 residents and employees from the Masonic Community, and 30 members, their spouses, and friends in attendance. Roger Thornbury, Earl Arnett, Brian Roberts and Al Kilbourne collaborated in preparing their usual fine meal consisting of the popular ham loaves, au gratin potatoes, green beans, assortment of salads and desserts, along with rolls, butter and drinks. Carols were sung and Santa Claus (John Wigger) made his usual visit to the party delighting both young and old alike as he distributed gifts to the residents of the home. Less we forget, we wish to thank everyone who brought food, assisted in caring and serving the residents of the home, and who so ably cleaned up the kitchen and fellowship hall after the party. Many hands make for light work!
The Ohio Masonic Home 41st Annual Christmas Dinner party will be held on Monday, December 2, 2019 at New Carlisle Masonic Temple, with dinner scheduled for 6:00 p.m. We invite all Masons and their families (especially children and/or grandchildren) to join us for this traditional holiday event to entertain and honor Ohio Masonic Home residents, and to once again have a visit from Santa Claus. The entrée (ham loaves) drinks, bread will be furnished. We ask all those attending to bring a salad or dessert. Please call or email Ranold Seymour or Don Rutledge to let us know how many will be coming and what side dish you are bringing.
Need Reservations by November 27
Ron Seymour, @ 937-727-9800 or E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org,
Don Rutledge, @ 937-474-5600 or E-mail email@example.com
We are honoring our new 25, 50 and 65 year members. Dinner will start at 5:30 p.m. Presentation will be made after dinner in the Fellowship Hall. All Masons and their families and guests are invited. The dinner is free but we need your reservations. Dinner will be served at 5:30 and Lodge will open at 7:00 p.m.
For Reservations – Call or Email BEFORE December 9
Jay Maxwell (937-307-6429 ) or firstname.lastname@example.org
Election & Installation
Dinner 6:00 PM – Lodge Opens 7:00 PM
All Members, who are able, should attend at least 2 meetings a year and this is one of them. The other is our Inspection in February. Our annual meeting and election of officers for the year 2020 will be held on Thursday, November 14. New Carlisle Lodge and New Carlisle Craft Club officers will be installed at this same meeting. Mark your calendar today and plan on attending this important meeting. Your lodge and lodge officers are looking forward to seeing you at our annual meeting
The New Carlisle Heritage of Flight Festival was a great success. The weather was good both days. The car show on Friday had 940 cars participating. Saturday was also outstanding with a wonderful parade featuring aircraft and many local parade units. Our food booth sales were very good. Thanks to all the members, wives, sons and daughters that helped.
Food Booth In front of New Carlisle Masonic Temple
New Carlisle Heritage of Flight Festival
Due to cost and postal regulations this is the last year we will be mailing our newsletter. After December newsletters will be sent only by e-mail. Printed copies will be available at the Temple. Your e-mail address will not be shared or given to anyone other than the Grand Lodge of Ohio and New Carlisle Lodge. If you are not now receiving the newsletter by e-mail please send your e-mail address to: Jay Maxwell (email@example.com)
August 8 Stated Meeting 7 P.M. Everyone enjoys FRESH corn on the cob. All masons are invited to join us and after the Stated meeting we will serve delicious fresh corn on the cob.
Light Refreshments Served at 6 P.M.
Dress: Summer casual.