2017-2018 Dues are $65
Dues billing will be mailed September 1. A permanent Plastic Membership Card was used last year and will be your dues card for several years. New dues cards will not be issued this year. Moving to this type of card has resulted in a significant cost savings. A web-based application displays any Ohio Mason’s current membership status when visiting a Lodge.
June 8 Stated Meeting 7 PM: Many Masons have trouble finding their white apron that was presented to them in the Entered Apprentice Degree. Because of this many years ago we asked our members to find their white apron and wear it at our June stated meeting. This has become an annual event and we invite Masons from other lodges to join us in this tradition by wearing their white apron at our June Stated meeting. A free Dinner will be served prior to the meeting at 6 PM. Dress: Summer casual.
New Carlisle Lodge will host a Masonic Family Night, Friday May 19 with a free dinner at 6:30 p.m. and we cordially invite all to attend. The evening activities will be devoted to honoring our Ladies, widows of deceased brethren, presentation of “The Community Builder’s Award” to a deserving resident of our community to show our appreciation for their outstanding efforts and contributions to our community. We will also recognize exemplary service by a youth in the Tecumseh, Bethel, and Northwestern School Districts.
There is no charge for the dinner but reservations are required. Doors open at 6:00 for a social period, dinner served at 6:30. Bring your family and friends and join us for this evening of good food and fellowship. Please contact Helmut Schuster 244-2895 (firstname.lastname@example.org)or Jay Maxwell 864-1747 (email@example.com) for reservations on or before May 15.
The Stair Chair Lift project will cost $12,093.51. Installation will be 2 Bruno Elite Commercial Building Stair Lifts at the rear of the Temple. One from the basement to mid floor and one from mid floor to Lodge Room. This will allow our members and visitors the ability to use the Dinning room in the basement and the Lodge room upstairs. Over 51% of our Lodge members are over the age of 70, and many have trouble climbing stairs which limits their access to our Temple.
Please give if you can,$ 25, 50, 100, 500, 1000 or any amount you can give. Make Check Payable to: New Carlisle Lodge. Memo: Chair Fund
The first reading of a proposal, approved by the Masonic Association, was read at our February 9 Stated meeting and will be voted on for final approval March 9. The proposal is to install 2 Stair Chair Lifts at the rear of the building. This will allow access into the Lodge room and basement dining room through the rear of the building, for members and family that are unable to use the stairs.
Our 167th Annual Inspection was a wonderful meeting of Masons. In attendance were 31 members (15 Past Masters) and 54 visitors for a total of 85. Brother Richard Woodward was initiated an Entered Apprentice. Right Worshipful Brother Shawn Johnson, 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 Bro. Brian Roberts and Bro. Christopher Sineno gave the Charge. The Honorary Degree of Yellow Dog was conferred on many visiting Master Masons.
Thanks to all the officers for a job well done. Thanks to the Craft Club for serving a delicious breakfast prior to the Inspection.
This is an important month for our Lodge. The 167th Annual Inspection of New Carlisle Lodge will be held on Saturday, Feb. 11. We cordially invite all Enter Apprentices, 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. The Officers would appreciate seeing a large turnout as well as your support.
We cordially invite All Masons to join us.
All three degrees in one day at the Springfield Masonic Temple. 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. Petitions with $160.00 check for degree fees, must be received by February 8 to give proper time for investigation and balloting. Candidates will also be required to attend the 300th year celebration of Modern Masonry at the Ohio Masonic Home, June 24, 2017.
On Wednesday, December 7, 2016 at 7:00 p.m. New Carlisle Chapter will be hosting a Pearl Harbor Day Commemorative service to honor our military veterans of all wars. This is the seventy-fifth anniversary of that day that will live in infamy and it will be our mission to remember and pay tribute to our military veterans, not only from WWII, but Korea, Vietnam, Desert Storm, Iraq and those veterans involved in military activities around the world today.
We cordially invite veterans to join us on December 7 and encourage you to wear your military or veteran uniforms. This Remembrance Day is open to the public and families, including children, who are encouraged to join us for this momentous occasion.
Refreshments will be served at the conclusion of the program. Please contact Bill Berry H(937-845-8774) or C(937-654-3342) so that we will have knowledge as to how many refreshments we will need to provide.
The Ohio Masonic Home 38th Annual Christmas Dinner party will be held on Monday, December 5, 2016 at New Carlisle Masonic Temple with dinner scheduled for 6:15 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 that Jolly old fellow known as St. Nick, or better known as Santa Claus. The entrée (ham loaves) drinks, bread will be furnished. We ask all those attending to bring a salad, vegetable or dessert, or dish of your choice.
Please call or email Ron Seymour, Bill Berry or Jay Maxwell to let us know how many will be coming.