From The East

Brethren,

The FC Degree for tonight 6/18/18 has been cancelled and will be rescheduled at a later date. The one on 6/25/18 is still set to go on as planned. Sorry for the late notice.

Josh Stansell, WM

Brethren,

Here are a few events coming up:

Monday, May 25 – FMDOA @ Western Hills-Cheviot Lodge #140
We are trying to obtain the traveling gavel award and need as many brothers as possible to attend.  It is their annual cookout out.  Dinner at 6pm ($8).

Sunday, June 10 – Ohio Masonic Home Day at the Springfield Campus
Several of us are going to be heading north to visit the OMH grounds and also see some familiar faces while we’re there.

Monday, June 11 – June Stated Meeting

Friday, June 15 – More Light Night at Norwood #576
Three brothers are needed to attend to meet criteria for the GM Education Award.

Monday, June 18 – FC Degree at Delhi Hills Lodge

Monday, June 25 – FC Degree at Delhi Hills Lodge

Fraternally,
Josh Stansell, WM

Inspection Practice

Brethren,

We will be practicing for our inspection on the following dates. Please attend so we can do the best degree possible.

Tuesday February 20, 2018 @ 6:30pm

Monday February 26, 2018 @ 6:30pm

Saturday March 3, 2018 @ 12pm

Josh Stansell, PM
Worshipful Master

WB Gene Monell

It is with an extremely heavy heart that I inform you that WB Arnold Gene Monell has laid his working tools down for the very last time and has arrived at the Celestial Lodge above with the Great Architect of the Universe. WB Monell passed away Friday 1/9/2018. He was a 3 time Past Master of Queen City #559. Gene was a great friend to my grandfather, and also the Worshipful Master who helped raise my father.

His service and visitation will be as follows:

Linnemann Funeral Homes Burlington
1940 Burlington Pike
BURLINGTON, KY 41005
Time: 3:30pm-6:30pm
Date: February 15, 2018

Masonic Service at 6:30pm. Please arrive by 6:15pm if you are planning to attend the service. Service will be performed by RWB Edward McIntyre.

Gene Monell Obituary

Josh Stansell, PM
Worshipful Master

Inspections

Brethren,

Inspection season is upon us, all of the first district inspection dates, times, and degrees can be found on our calendar. Our inspection is March 5, 2018 in the MM degree. I would love to see our side lines filled with lodge brothers who are able to come and support our officers and fellow craft team as we do what we love and take pride in. We have been putting in our time practicing to show why we are the “Little Lodge that Can!”

Josh Stansell
Worshipful Master

Introduction

Greetings brethren,

I would like to formally introduce myself to those that don’t know me.  I am a fourth generation Mason, raised in Queen City Lodge #559 at the one day class in 2007.  I have been very active in Masonry since my raising and have served as Senior Steward in 2008-2009, Senior Deacon in 2009-2010, Junior Warden in 2010-2011, Worshipful Master from 2011-2014, Senior Warden in 2014-2015 in Queen City.  Following the merger with Delhi Hills #775 I jumped right in and served as Senior Deacon in 2015-2016 and as Lodge Education Officer for 2016-2017.   I am also a member of the Ancient Accepted Scottish Rite Valley of Cincinnati and Price Hill Royal Arch Masons #164 as well as serving this year as Chaplain of the Society of Past Masters.

I am looking forward to my year as Master, along with our normal fund raising and volunteer work, I am going to be actively be going obtain several awards this year.  I cannot do this alone as it will be a united lodge effort.  Three awards we will be pursuing are the Grand Masters Award, Grand Masters Education Award, and the FMDOA presidents award. We were one of 4 lodges in our district to receive the Grand Masters Education Award last year and I am confident in the leadership role the Brother Mark Taylor has taken in becoming our new LEO.  We have not received the GM’s or Presidents award in several years.

Reminder that we meet on the second Monday of the month except July and August.  FMDOA meets on the third Monday except June thru August. Our very own WB Marty Paff is the current President of the FMDOA and I’m sure would appreciate the lodges support at their meetings.

If there is anything I can do for you please do not hesitate to contact me.

Fraternally,
Josh Stansell, PM
Worshipful Master