Stated Meeting Update

Brethren,

I hope all of you are doing well and I just wanted to give everyone a preview regarding our next stated meeting on June 15th. This will be the last meeting before we break for the months of July and August.

In the past, and following tradition, this last meeting before the break is called, “Strawberry Night.”

Here’s how this meeting will be planned for those that may not be aware…

We will open for dinner and fellowship at around 6:00pm as usual. Spouses, family and friends are all welcome.

We (Masons) will then adjourn from the meal (~7:00pm) and proceed to our meeting in the Lodge Room.

We will hold a brief meeting (open and close short form EA) where I will go over just a few pertinent items. This should take no more than 10 minutes time.

Then, we will adjourn from our masonic duties and rejoin our guests, family members and friends in our dining area to conduct in fellowship over refreshments.

I will also be opening the Lodge Room (after Lodge business and ceremony are closed) for the opportunity to all that may want to visit and see the interior Lodge Room. With supervision, of course.

Looking forward to and hoping to see everyone before the break.

Sincerely,

Eric Franklin
Worshipful Master

Ohio Grand Master’s Traveling Masonic Education Roadshow

The next Grand Lodge of Ohio Grand Master’s Traveling Masonic Education Roadshow will be held this Wednesday 5/26/21 at 7PM Eastern/6PM Central over Zoom.

The theme this month is ‘Freemasonry Building Community’ Presenters and their 15-minute presentation topics are below.

Joining us will be:

RWB Alexander Herbert, RSS – Lodge Liberte Cherie and Freemasonry in the Esterwegen Concentration Camp.

RWB Daniel Hrinko, RSS – American Union #1 and Early Activities of Masonry in Ohio

WB Antionio Caffey – Freemasonry and the Civil Rights movement.

A bit of commentary from the webmaster…

If you have never heard the story about “Lodge Liberte Cherie” by RWB Herbert, you need to.

It’s a powerful presentation on its own and shows the true commitment to both the Craft, as well as the men that held its ideals. If you ever held the question that is thrown about across many aspects of the Craft such as, “Are we a social club? Or, something more?” This will help you with that conclusion.

This entire line up of speakers is well worth your time and is open to all Masons.

For those members of Sunrise wishing to attend, just use the “Contact” page to email me (the webmaster of our site) no later than this Tuesday evening (the 24th) and I will email you the log in credentials.

You may also find them at the Grand Lodge website, but I’m not exactly sure where they may be located on Grandview. If you’ve already received the invite from Grandview today, you can disregard this message, for the log in details would be the same.

This notice is just in case someone may have missed it.

I can’t recommend this presentation enough, for I personally viewed the original presentation given at the annual Ohio Lodge of Research in 2019 and realized just how important this story truly is.

It’s a must see.

Thanks.

Sunrise Webmaster

Requiem Announcement

The family of Brother Lynn Miller has requested Masonic funeral services at 11:30AM on Saturday, May 15th.

The location for the service is:

Whitehall VFW Hall
4100 E Main St.
Columbus, OH 43213


There will be two services: a Lodge Service, followed by a Grotto Service.


It is recommended Brothers able to attend to be at the VFW Hall no later than 11:00am on the 15th.


I will unfortunately be out of town, therefore, I will be unable to attend, else I would be present.

If there are any members and/or officers available it would be greatly appreciated by both the family and myself to have a presence for Brother Miller and his family.


Please let me know either directly or, through the “Contact” page if you are able to attend, so I can plan accordingly.


Thank you.

Eric Franklin
Worshipful Master

Stated Meeting Update

I have been advised that Franklin County has moved to “Red” status, so with that: We will be holding an in-person lodge meeting Tuesday, May 4th, following all the protocols mandated for such.

Please remember this will also be the final day for sign-ups to our outing at the Columbus Zoo and/or our new Lodge shirts.

Feel free to reach out to me if you have any questions.

Sincerely,

Eric Franklin
Worshipful Master