Saturday, December 20, 2008


Attached is this year's Inspection schedule.

I have been in touch with most of the officers to let them know that I expect them to attend at least 3 inspections each. If/when I have time, I will submit this list again, with Lodge addresses, so that our younger members will be able to find a Lodge close to home.

Please note that the first Inpection takes place on Monday, January 5, right at the Temple. I plan to attend.

As I mentioned at Stated last night, it would be great to pick up the Traveling Gavel one time this year. I look forward to seeing many familiar faces throughout the Inspection season.


Thursday, December 11, 2008

Anyone interested?

If we put together 2 teams, I'd like to see the east-siders up against the west-siders.


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Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Christmas Reservations

Reservations have NOT come in for this event.  I MUST hear from you; we can't make assumptions about who will and won't show up, and we can't have surprises on December 6.
Please give me your RSVP, your count, and the ages and genders of all children attending.
Thanks, and Happy Thanksgiving,
P.S.  Don't forget that Officer Installation will be held next Wednesday, December 3.  This will be an open installation.  SDD

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Sweethearts Night

Please be aware that the Syndicate is making staffing plans for our Sweethearts Night party next Saturday night, November 1.
The deadline for making your reservation was yesterday, October 24.  If you plan to go, please let me know ASAP.

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

FC Degree Tomorrow

Please come out and support your Officers tomorrow night, Wednesday, October 22.
We will be holding an FC degree, and all officers are moving up.  JW Eric Kahn will give the lecture, and SS Ernie Brown will do the charge.
Dinner will be served at 6:15; Lodge opens at 7:15.
See you there,
P.S.  Get your RSVP in for Sweethearts Night ASAP; we need to hear from you TODAY.

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

October Stated Meeting TOMORROW

I look forward to seeing you all again this Wednesday, October 15.
Please be aware:
1) We'll be passing around the sign-up sheet for the Salvation Army Kettle Day, which is November 22.  We'll be selecting a centrally-located kettle; please be ready to at least sign up.  If you know the hours you'd like to volunteer, that would be a big help.
2) The Sportswear Committee is ready with the 2008 Collection.  Come ready to place your order for short-sleeve and long-sleeve polos, sweaters, vests, and half-zip sweatshirts.  We hope to turn in orders in November and have everything back for the December Stated Meeting.
3) The invitation and reply card are out for Sweetheart's Night: November 1.  I'll be able to take your RSVP tomorrow night (or any time).
See you tomorrow,
Steve Douglas

Thursday, September 25, 2008

Bert Baloun in Jewish Hospital

Brethren and Friends-
I was notified tonight that Bert is in the hospital tonight after having suffered what turns out to have been a mild heart attack.
He is currently too weak to receive visitors; we'll keep you posted.
Please keep Elaine in your thoughts and prayers.

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Past Masters Night

Please remember that tomorrow, Wednesday, September 24, is Past Masters Night at the Temple.
Dinner is 6:15pm; Lodge will open at 7:15pm.
See you there!

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

William G. Walker Memorial


February 19, 1929 – September 14, 2008

It is with profound regret that we announce the death of our beloved brother, Illustrious WILLIAM G. WALKER, 33º, MSA on, September 14, 2008.

He was a Sovereign Grand Inspector General, 33º, Honorary Member of the Supreme Council, receiving the Thirty-third Degree on September 25, 2001 in Indianapolis, Indiana. He was also the holder of the Meritorious Service Award receiving it in 1995 at Akron, Ohio.

Illustrious Brother Walker was a retired General Motors maintenance supervisor and respected Masonic leader. He was a member of Melrose Lodge No. 671 serving as Worshipful Master in 1988 and a member of McMillan Lodge No. 141 serving as Master in 1996 & 1997. He served as Chairman of the Reception Committee for many years, a long time office volunteer and Tyler of the Valley of Cincinnati Scottish Rite from 1995 to the present.

Visitation and funeral service for Illustrious Brother Walker will be on Friday, September 19 at 11:00 a. M. To 1:00 p. M. At the Grace United Methodist Church of Norwood at 2221 Slane Ave, Norwood Ohio. Masonic service will be conducted at this time followed by the Scottish Rite Fourteenth Degree Memorial Ring Service. A 33º Convocation of Memory will then be conducted by Illustrious Chester G. Burton, 33º.

Illustrious Brother Walker is survived by his wife Maggie and son William G. Walker, Jr.

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

The Web Site is Back UP!

Hello Brethren,
The web site is finally back up. There are still some problems logging into the FTP protocol to upload updates, but I am sure it will be fully functional very soon!
Glenn Daniel

Sunday, August 24, 2008

Latest Bulletin!

Summer bulletin......

Web site is down!


Hello Brethren,

I am very sorry our web site has been down since August 19. It seems is having server problems. I have this Update Blog setup at, so we can still do any important updates from the lodge. I will also put the bulletins up on another site, so they can be accessed to read or download. I will post a link here for the bulletins. We will hope the site is up and running soon.

Glenn Daniel

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

MM Rehearsal Wednesday

Please don't forget that we have an MM rehearsal tonight.  Dinner is at 6:15; we will start rehearsal as soon as possible afterward.
WE NEED YOU.  Everyone who showed up last week got a meal and took a part in what turned out to be one of the best rehearsals we've ever had.  Please plan to come down to the Temple tonight.

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Thursday, January 10, 2008

January Trestleboard

Unfortunately, I had a system crash this month and some data were lost.  There will not be a full bulletin this month.
Please be aware of these upcoming events...
Wednesday, January 9    Officers' Meeting.  Meet 6:15 at the Temple
Saturday, January 12        Ohio Masonic Bicentennial ceremony and dinner.  $25/ person.  Contact WB Bill Harkness.
Wednesday, January 16    Stated Meeting.    Dinner at 6:15; Lodge opens at 7:15
Wednesday, January 23    Dark
Wednesday, January 30    EA Degree.  Candidate:  Mr. Willie Joe Rains
I apologize for this inconvenience.  Please call or e-mail me with any questions.
Steve Douglas

Founders Day Dinner

Reservations are still being accepted for The Founders Day Gala, this Saturday, January 12th.  A brief program will be followed by dinner and an evening of dance.
Contact WB Dick Worthing at (513) 451-3071 to make reservations and pay at the door.

Janet Dickinson; January Stated

I'm sorry to have to notify you that Brother Bernie Dickinson's wife, Janet, passed away on December 23.
Visitation will begin at 3:00pm this Saturday at Church of the Savior, 8005 Pfeiffer Rd.  Please attend if you can.
Also, we want to remind you that the January Stated Meeting is this Wednesday, January 16.  It is also SAUERKRAUT NIGHT.  Please plan to be there for this annual favorite.
Steve Douglas