A Special Year and Milestone

As Masons return to “work” everywhere, it should be noted, that another very special group returns to their “work” which every Mason should applaud, endorse and support. That group is, Job’s Daughters.

This year (e.g., 2020) marks their 100th anniversary since founded by Mrs. Ethel T. Wead Mick in Omaha, Nebraska in 1920. They take their teaching from the story of Job and his trials, and in particular, to a reference in the 42nd Chapter which says…

“And in all the land were no women found so fair as the Daughters of Job.”

More can be found about this wonderful organization by browsing their main website by clicking (Here)

Or…

You can visit the “Grand Bethel of Ohio” by simply clicking (Here)

Congratulations to our own very special, Bethel No. 69 and here’s to another 100!

Special Announcement

A hardy congratulations is well in order to two members of Sunrise Lodge No. 783.

The Valley of Columbus, for the Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite (NMJ) has awarded Brothers Jon-Scott A. Allen and Daniel K. Rannebarger the distinct honor to receive the 33º on August 31, 2021, in Cleveland Ohio.

Please be sure to congratulate them when appropriate for this well deserved honor.

Website Update

A Google calendar for upcoming events or meetings has been added to the site, you’ll find it on the “EVENTS” page.

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Special Meeting Update

Brethren,

I am reaching out with a quick reminder that we are holding a special this evening (August 25th) at 6:30PM for the purpose of degree work. In order to provide our candidates with a good impression, I ask that those attending please wear appropriate attire (coat and tie).

Brian Gardner
Worshipful Master

Stated Meeting Update

Brethren,

Grand Master Newton has recently issued an edict concerning meeting during the Covid outbreak. The edict bases meeting protocol on the Ohio Public Safety Advisory System. Counties in Ohio that are level 3 status (red) are permitted to hold meetings at the discretion of the Worshipful Master. If the county reaches level 4 (purple), all in-person meetings are to stop. Up to date information can be found on the Ohio Department of Heath website. 

https://coronavirus.ohio.gov/wps/portal/gov/covid-19/public-health-advisory-system/

We are currently at level 3 in Franklin county and are therefore able to continue meeting.

All members who attend lodge will be required to wear face coverings and maintain social distancing.

Brian Gardner
Worshipful Master

Stated Meeting Update

Brethren,

We will not be going dark during the summer and will have stated meetings the 1st and 3rd Tuesdays. Our next stated meeting will be Tuesday, July 21.

In order to adhere to the health and safety guidelines, please wear a face covering and be prepared to sit six feet apart.

There will be no meals or refreshments so please plan accordingly.

Brian Gardner
Worshipful Master

Stated Meeting Update

The latest edict from Grand Master Newton allows for in-person Lodge meetings to resume beginning June 10th. With that said, we will hold our stated meeting on June 16th.

In order to adhere to the health and safety guideline of social distancing (6 feet), I am limiting attendance to officers, and invitations only for the time being.

Please understand that our lodge room will fill up quickly with members sitting 6’ apart. We need to be in compliance in order to continue meeting.

We will also be suspending lodge meals until further notice so please plan accordingly.

I look forward to seeing you soon.

Brian Gardner
Worshipful Master

Stated Meeting Update

Via the Grand Lodge of Ohio, Grand Master Keith W. Newton:

“Following the announcement from Governor Mike DeWine on June 4, 2020, I am pleased to announce Ohio Masonic meetings and activities may resume on June 10, 2020 if Responsible Restart Ohio guidelines are adhered to…”

Please visit The G.L. website for the full letter and explanation and/or consult Worshipful Master, Gardner for any further details.

Stated Meeting Update

Via the Grand Lodge of Ohio, Grand Master Keith W. Newton:

“Effective immediately, the cessation of in-person Ohio Masonic activities is extended through June 12, 2020.”

Please visit The G.L. website for the full letter and explanation and/or consult Worshipful Master, Gardner for any further details.