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.
November 12 @ 6:00 PM
Right Worshipful Brother Dan Shirk will preside over the installation of the 2017 officers of New Carlisle Lodge and New Carlisle Craft Club. Family, friends and guests are cordially invited to attend. Lodge will NOT be opened and closed.
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 2017 will be held on Thursday, November 10. 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.
Barbecued Pulled Pork Sandwiches and sides served before the meeting at 6:00 PM.
FRIDAY – September 30
New Carlisle Lodge Food Booth
In Front of the Temple
Classic Cruise-In on Main Street
4 pm to 10 pm
Many Booths and Activities
SATURDAY – October 1
New Carlisle Lodge Food Booth
11 AM Parade of Planes and
Community Parade. Masons will ride
on a trailer. Booths and Activities
Dues for 2016-2017 are $65
Dues billing will be mailed September 1.
A more permanent Plastic Membership Card will replace the use of paper cards. The card will be identical in size and shape to a credit card. The face will be colorful and contain your name and lodge-related information. The back side will look like the current card’s back side. Moving to this type of card should result in a significant cost savings. A web-based application will soon be made available whereby any Ohio Mason’s current membership status will be displayed when visiting