203rd Annual Grand Lodge Communication

John S. Knight CenterThe Grand Lodge of Ohio will meet for it's Annual Communication on October 19 & 20, 2012 in Akron, Ohio.  Both the Friday and Saturday sessions will be held at the John S. Knight Center, 77 East Mill Street, Akron, Ohio.  Registration for delegates will be held in the lower rotunda.

The Friday session will begin at 8:00 AM and will conclude at 3:30 PM  At 4:00 PM, the Ohio Lodge of Research will have a roundtable discussion at the Hilton Hotel, 3180 West Market Street, in the B & W room. The Masonic Veterans (i.e. Masons with at least 21 years of membership) will meet in Parlor 224 of the same hotel.  The Friday banquet will be held at the John S. Knight Center in the Goodyear Room A/B at 6:30 PM.

The Saturday session will begin at 8:00 AM, and the installation of Grand Lodge Officers will take place at 11:00 AM.

Parking: Daily charges apply at Public Parking Garages.  Shuttles will run from hosts hotels to the John S. Knight Center.

Road Rally to Support OMH Memory Care Centers

Road RallyThe Michael T. Puskarich Legacy Miracle Miles for Memory Care Road Rally is a charitable fundraising event with the goal to raise $250,000 toward the Ohio Masonic Home Memory Care Centers Capital Campaign.

Volunteers will drive from all over the State of Ohio and ask friends, family, co-workers, etc. to sponsor their ride. There will be signature events in Springfield, Waterville, and Medina throughout the day. The event will culminate in Medina with a closing ceremony, awards, prizes and special announcements.

All revenue will be generated from people pledging charitable gifts to the drivers and through generous corporate sponsors.

...are you going to run with it?

The Ohio Masonic Home will host a fundraising Road Rally statewide on Saturday August 25, 2012.  All proceeds will benefit the Memory Care Centers' Capital Campaign.  There will be numerous routes to choose from with different starting locations.  One route is sure to be close to you!  The day will culminate when all vehicles drive from Browning Masonic Community to Western Reserve Masonic Community for an event closing memorable celebration ceremony.

Motorcycles and cars welcome to register and participate.  Set a personal fundraising goal and ask friends and family to sponsor your ride.

For more details visit: http://www.memorycaremiles.com or call toll free 1-888-248-2664.

Deputy Grand Master to Rollout 2013 Programs
Deputy Grand Master James F. Easterling, Jr. has set the dates and locations of the thirteen roll out sessions he will hold around the state to roll out the Grand Lodge programs for the 2013 Masonic year. These sessions are intended to provide Lodge officers and members all the information they will need to plan for the next Masonic year in coordination with the Grand Lodge programs.  Attire for these meetings is business casual.

June 16, 9 AM, Aurora Lodge #48, 602 Chillicothe St., Portsmouth
June 23, 9 AM, Guernsey Lodge #66, 730 Wheeling Ave., Cambridge
July 11, 7 PM, Canton Temple, 836 N. Market Ave., Canton
July 19, 7 PM, Cortland #529, 3263 Everett-Hull Rd., Cortland
July 23, 7 PM, Quarry Lodge # 382, 366 Eastland Rd., Berea
July 25, 7 PM, Mansfield Temple, 1250 Middle Bellville Rd., Mansfield
July 28, 6 PM, Jeffersonville Lodge # 468, 23 S. Main St., Jeffersonville
Aug. 10, 7 PM, Bellvue Lodge #273, 1108 Castalia St., Bellvue
Aug. 11, 5 PM, Hiram Lodge #18, 51 W. Williams St., Delaware
Aug. 18, 9 AM, Paramuthia Lodge #25, 12 W. Carpenter St., Athens
Aug. 31, 7 PM, Temperance Lodge #73, 303 E. Poplar St., Sidney
Sept. 7, 7 PM, Browning Masonic Home, 8883 Browning Dr., Waterville
Sept. 8, 5 PM, Amelia Lodge #590, 290 Judd Rd. Amelia
Opening Cermonies for Ohio Special Oympics
Grand Master Kevin B. Todd and the Ohio Freemasons will again lead the Parade of Athletes during the Opening Ceremonies of the Ohio Special Olympics on Friday, June 22.

All Freemasons should gather at the Jesse Owens Sports Complex on the Ohio State University campus by 6 pm.  Recommended attire is white shirt, black slacks, and Masonic apron.  Those that attend will receive a commemorative ball cap and pin.

This year's donation in support of the Summer Games is $175,000.

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Upcoming District Events

DEO Installation WB Tom Bourne

When: Saturday, Nov. 1 7:30pm

Where: Lone Star No. 175


19th District Association Meeting

When: Wednesday, Nov. 12 7:30pm

Where: Jackson No. 85


DDGM Installation RWB Fred Paul

When: Saturday, Nov. 15 7:00pm

Where: Crusader No. 720


PM Convocation / LEO Conference

When: Saturday, Dec. 6

Where: Heath Masonic Complex

"Be sure to check the calendar link regularly for any upcoming local lodge events"

2014 Important Deadlines

Community Service Award

January 15, 2014 - forms to DDGM


Excellence in Youth Awards

January 15, 2014 - forms to DDGM

Grand Lodge Scholarship

March 1, 2014 - forms to DDGM

P. Dean Gerber Scholarship

April 30, 2014 - forms to P. Dean Gerber Selection Committee

Grand Master's Award Program

July 31, 2014 - forms to DDGM


Grand Master's Education Award Program

July 31, 2014 - forms to DEO


Special Olympics Donations

June 1, 2014 - Grand Lodge Charitable Foundation

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