The 2021 Scholarship Application is now open. As in previous years, we will be awarding scholarships to recipients within our fraternal family. If you are a family member of a Freemason (alive or deceased) belonging to Grove City Masonic Lodge #689, we strongly encourage you to apply. If interested, please fill out the attached form and submit it electronically. All instructions can be found in the file. Applications must be received electronically by 11:59 PM EST on Monday April 19, 2021.
Effective immediately, per Grand Master’s Edict, all in-person Masonic Activities have been cancelled through May 31, 2020. Below is a list of activities affected. If you have an activity that is not listed, please reach out to us via the contact us page and we will get it added.
May 9: Grand Master’s One Day Class
May 16: Super X Degree (Council)
The following meetings will be held virtually. Please reach out to the Worshipful Master if you do not receive an invite via Grandview.
May 13: West Gate Chapter 216
May 18: Grove City Lodge Stated Meeting
May 20: West Gate Council 129
May 28: 14th District Quarterly Meeting
Most Worshipful Brother Keith W. Newton, Grand Master of Masons in Ohio, has declared all Lodge activities in the State of Ohio to be cancelled until May 10, 2020. This includes social activities such as Grove City Lodge’s monthly breakfast.
Please disregard any dates that may be scheduled on the Lodge calendar during this time.
A message from our Most Worshipful Brother:
“Step Into The Light” Brethren. I suggest you use your time now to promote and care for each other. Call your Lodge brethren and widows to lend a hand. Even if we are not able to visit with each other, we
can drop off any needed groceries or prescriptions where needed. The time is now more than ever to
live our tenets of Brotherly Love, Relief and Truth.
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.