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110 S. Main St. New Carlisle, Ohio 45344 -

Editor: Jay Maxwell - 937-864-1747 -

Merry Christmas
and Happy New Year


Douglas Baker, W.M. 902-0698

Jay Maxwell, Secy. 864-1747

Grand Masters One Day Class March 25, 2017

Wilbur E. Rauch - 89
Herbert E. Blair - 85
Howard P. Perrine - 83
Donald F. Stevison - 82
Roger Thornbury, Pres. 845-9565
Curtis Hamlin, Secy. 340-638-4387

$300 Donated
New Carlisle Craft Club donated $200
and New Carlisle Lodge donated $100
for a total of $300 to two needy
families in the New Carlisle area.
Jan. 05 @ 7:00 Craft Stated


Ronald E. McGonigal
July 29, 1939 - November 12, 2016

RWB. Ronald E. McGonigal (77) was

a 52 year member of Clark Lodge
#101 and 14 year Plural member of
New Carlisle Lodge. He was a Past
District Deputy Grand Master of the
9th Masonic District. Clark Lodge
conducted a Masonic Funeral Service
for Brother McGonigal at Littleton &
Rue Funeral Home, Springfield,
Ohio, November 18.

All three degrees in one day at the Springfield Masonic Temple. Time to start
thinking about who would be a good candidate for the one day class. Brothers, Sons,
Grandsons, and friends who have busy schedules and fearful of the examination
after each degree. Petitions with $160.00 check for degree fees, must be received by
February 8 to give proper time for investigation and balloting. Candidates will also
be required to attend the 300th year celebration of Modern Masonry at the Ohio
Masonic Home, June 24, 2017.
Jan. 04 @ 7:00 Lodge Officer Meeting - Inspection Practice
Jan. 12 @ 6:00 Dinner before the Stated - Chili & Peanut Butter Sandwiches
Jan. 12 @ 7:00 Lodge Stated meeting - Ugliest Tie Night
Dig out that Ugly tie and wear to Stated Meeting January 12
Prizes for the 2 Ugliest Ties
Jan. 18 Noon - February Newsletter Info Deadline
Jan. 19 @ 7:00 Lodge Officers - Inspection Practice
Jan. 25 @ 7:00 Masonic Association
Jan. 26 @ 7:00 Lodge Officers - Inspection Practice
Feb. 11 @ 9:00 AM New Carlisle Lodge Annual Inspection in EA Degree
William Berry, E.H.P.
Ranold Seymour, Secy. 462-9044


Robert Maxson, I.M.
Timothy Holiga, Secy. 286-0132


The thirty-eighth annual Springfield Masonic Community Christmas Dinner Party, sponsored by the
Lodge, Chapter and Council, was held December 5 with 50 plus residents and employees of the Masonic
Community, and an estimated 45 members, their spouses, children and grandchildren in attendance.
Companions Al Kilbourne, Roger Thornbury, Earl Arnett and John Wigger collaborated in preparing
their usual fine meal consisting of the popular Copeys ham loaves, au gratin potatoes, green beans,
assortment of salads and desserts, along with rolls, butter and drinks. The theme for this years program
was The Nutcracker Ballet, featuring a look at the history of the popular ballet and the story of the
nutcracker and the mouse king. Carols were sung and Santa Claus made his usual visit to the party
delighting both young and old alike as he distributed gifts to the children, grandchildren and residents
of the home. Less we forget, we wish to thank everyone who brought food, assisted in caring and serving
the residents of the home, and who so ably cleaned up the kitchen and fellowship hall after the party.
Many hands make for light work!


In honor of the Seventy-Fifth Anniversary of the premeditated sneak attack by the Imperial Forces of
the Japanese Navy on American Army and Navy bases, Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, December 7, 1941, New
Carlisle Chapter hosted a Commemorative Remembrance Day Ceremony Wednesday, December 7,
2016. More than 60 veterans, spouses and family members, representing WWII, Korean, Vietnam,
Desert Storm, Iraq, Afghanistan and other related military assignments attended. The Tecumseh H.S.
U.S. Air Force Junior R.O.T.C., under the direction of MSgt. Antonio Ruiz, assisted in the ceremonies
by presenting color and demonstrating the meaning of the Flag Folding Ceremony, often conducted at
the funerals of military veterans. MSgt. Ruiz narrated a description of each of the thirteen folds. As
keynote speaker, MSgt. Ruiz concluded his remarks by urging us never to forget the sacrifices all
servicemen and servicewomen have made, not just at Pearl Harbor, but throughout history. Music was
provided by local professional keyboard artist Wayne Hobbs. We were also honored to have as our
special guest Ann Welch Ianni, sister of William Billy Welch, who was recently brought back to
Springfield for funeral services, which were conducted with full military honors. Billy Welch was one
of twenty-seven veterans killed on the U.S.S. Battleship Oklahoma, 75 years ago, who was an
unidentified casualty until just recently. Certificates of Respect and Appreciation were presented to 41
brave men and women veterans who set aside civilian life to put on the uniform and serve their nation.
High Priest Berry ended his remarks by exclaiming, Those we honor here tonight have come from all
walks of life but, each of you do have one thing in common. You share several fundamental qualities:
courage, pride, determination, selflessness, dedication to duty and integrity-all qualities needed to serve
a cause larger than ones self. May God bless each of you, may God bless the United States of America,
and may our country always remain the land of the free and the home of the brave!

Jan. 17 @ 7 p.m. Chapter/Council Stated meeting


New Carlisle Lodge No. 100 F. & A.M.

Grand Master Douglas N. Kaylor Presented
New 50 and 60 Year Lodge Member Awards
At our Stated meeting and Awards Night December 8 we recognized
our new 25, 50, 60 year members. The evening began with a delicious
meal of fried chicken, mashed potatoes and gravy, green beans,
coleslaw and dessert.

Left to right; Steve Raiff, Douglas Baker, Ted

Chapman, John Wigger. Back row; Chuck Nessle
& Donald Rutledge. Photo by Jay Maxwell.

New Carlisle Lodge

Ohio Masonic Home
Visit December 10
Donald Rutledge, John Wigger, Jay
Maxwell, Chuck Nessle, Douglas
Baker and Steven Raiff visited and
distributed Christmas gifts, Poinsettia
Flowers, and Christmas Cards on
December 10 to New Carlisle Lodge
members and family residing at the
Ohio Masonic Home. Those receiving
gifts, flowers and cards were:
Juanita Buskirk, Ted Chapman,
June King, David & Beverly Taylor.

After the meal, M.W.B. Douglas N. Kaylor, Grand Master of Ohio and
WM. Douglas Baker presented WB. William Berry his 60 year
certificate and pin. WB. Berry shared several stories about his 60 year
Masonic career and thanked everyone and especially his wife Dee.
WB. Steven Raiff reminded us how things were 60 years ago. He gave
the prices and events happening the year WB. Berry joined New
Carlisle Lodge.
Those unable to attend will receive their pins and certificates by mail
or at a later date: John Howard, Jr. (25), Daniel Minor (25), and Myron
Wells (50).

Helmut Schuster, Pres. 244-2895
Charles Nessle, Tres.

The following 2017 Officers were elected

at the November meeting:
Helmut Schuster - President,
George Workman - Vice President
Tim Holiga - Secretary
Charles Nessle - Treasurer.
Installation of 2 Straight Rail Chair Lifts
at the rear of the Lodge and roof repairs
will be discussed at the Jan. 25 meeting.
Everyone is welcome to attend Masonic
Association meetings.

Jan. 25 @ 7:00 Stated Meeting

Pictured above from left to right: MWB. Douglas Kaylor,

WB. William Berry and WM. Douglas Baker