I would like to thank everyone who came out to our Annual Installation of Officers and Awards Ceremony on Sunday, November 17, 2019 and to the brethren of lodge for electing me as the next Worshipful Master. It was a great day for Masonry in Grove City. We welcomed two new officers to the line, Brother Tutoli (Treasurer) and Brother West (Senior Steward).
In addition, we were able to present service awards to our Brethren, including a 50 year service award to Brother Terry. On behalf of the lodge, I was honored to present our Community Builder Award and the Sandy Goldhardt Lodge Lady of Service Award. A special congratulations to our Craftsmen of Year Award Recipients (Brother Baker and Brother Roberts).
I am looking forward to another great year at Grove City. We are going to make this a fun and memorable one. If you happened to have been at our meeting last night, you saw my cover for the evening.
The 210th Annual Communication of the Most Worshipful Grand Lodge of Free and Accepted Masons of Ohio was held on October 18 and 19 at Marietta College in Marietta, Ohio. Over 200 Masons were in attendance for the weekend. For those of you that don’t know, the city of Marietta hold a special place in the heart of Ohio Freemasonry. General Rufus Putnam founded the city of Marietta and was elected the first Grand Master of the Grand Lodge of Ohio. The first Masonic Lodge in Ohio was also formed there, American Union #1, and is still active today.
At the Annual Communication, Most Worshipful Brother Keith W. Newton was elected as the 164th Grand Master of Ohio. MWB Newton’s theme for the year is “Step into the Light.”
Our Annual meeting is quickly approaching. Oh how fast this past year has flown by. This year’s annual meeting will be on Monday, November 4. 2019 starting at 7:30 P.M. All Master Masons are encouraged to attend as we will be voting on officers for the upcoming year. Additionally, dues for next year must be paid by the end of the meeting.
The 2019 Ohio Grand Lodge Communication will be held this year in Marietta, Ohio, on October 18th and 19th, 2019. Our Worshipful Master, Senior Warden, and Junior Warden will be making the trip down to representation our lodge at the annual communication. For more information, please visit the official 2019 website.
All of our brethren should have received dues notices for the upcoming year. Have you paid yours yet? Anyone questions about dues, please contact our secretary at [email protected]