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110 S. Main St. New Carlisle, Ohio 45344 Website:

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Douglas Baker, W.M. 902-0698 Jay Maxwell, Secy. 864-1747

18th Annual Community Recognition

and Family Night Dinner - May 19 @ 6:30
New Carlisle Lodge will host a Masonic Family Night, Friday May 19 with
a free dinner at 6:30 p.m. and we cordially invite all to attend. The evening
HAPPY 80+ activities will be devoted to honoring our Ladies, widows of deceased
brethren, presentation of The Community Builders Award to a deserving
BIRTHDAY resident of our community to show our appreciation for their outstanding
Robert M. Barnhart - 97 efforts and contributions to our community. We will also recognize
exemplary service by a youth in the Tecumseh, Bethel, and Northwestern
Willis Boitnott - 92
School Districts.
Robert E. L. Hogan - 90 There is no charge for the dinner but reservations are required. Doors
Billy J. McCreary - 89 open at 6:00 for a social period, dinner served at 6:30
Harold Jordon - 82 Bring your family and friends and join us for this evening of good food and
Robert H. Madewell - 80 fell ows hi p. Pl ease cont act Hel m ut S chus t er 2 4 4 - 2 8 9 5
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for reservations on or before May 15.
New Carlisle Lodge
Stated Meeting Stair Chair Lift Project
May 11 @ 7 PM Your Donations are Needed
The Stair Chair Lift project will cost $12,093.51. Installation will be 2 Bruno
No Electricity Elite Commercial Building Stair Lifts at the rear of the Temple. One from the
Candlelight Only basement to mid floor and one from mid floor to Lodge Room. This will
allow our members and visitors the ability to use the Dinning room in the
Experience what our forefathers had basement and the Lodge room upstairs. Over 51% of our Lodge members are
to deal with before electricity. The over the age of 70, and many have trouble climbing stairs which limits their
entire meeting will be by candlelight access to our Temple.
only. No electricity. No Cell Phones. Please give if you can,$ 25, 50, 100, 500, 1000 or any amount you can give
No flashlights. Candles only.
Make Check Payable to: New Carlisle Lodge. Memo: Chair Fund
Enjoy a free candlelight dinner at 6 Mail to: Jay Maxwell, Secretary - New Carlisle Lodge
before the meeting. 7021 Creekside Cir, Fairborn, OH 45324

May 03 @ 7:00 Officer Meeting

May 04 @ 7:00 Craft Club
Thomas A. Cotterman May 11 @ 6:00 Candlelight Dinner before Stated Meeting
December 16, 1939 - March 31, 2017 May 11 @ 7:00 Lodge Stated Meeting - By Candlelight Only
May 14 Mothers Day
Brother Cotterman (77) was raised May 15 @ 7:30 Ninth Masonic District Meeting - Mt Olivet #269
October 23, 1986 and continued his May 17 @ Noon - Newsletter info deadline
membership in New Carlisle Lodge May 19 @ 6:30 Youth & Community Recognition Dinner
for 30 years. May 24 @ 7:00 New Carlisle Masonic Association
New Carlisle Lodge conducted a May 29 Memorial Day
Masonic Funeral Service for Bro.
Cotterman April 3 at Trostel, June 04 @ 11AM Ohio Masonic Home Day - OMH
Chapman, Dunbar & Fraley Funeral June 10 @ 5 -7 PM Strawberry Festival - New Carlisle Lodge
Home. June 23 @ 6:30 Ohio Special Olympics - OSU Campus
June 24 - 300th Masonic Anniversary Banquet @ Ohio Masonic Home


Helmut Schuster, Pres. 244-2895 JUNE 4
Chuck Nessle, Treas. 315-5260 11 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
The Chair Fund is underway and as
soon as the first $6,000 is raised we Ohio Masonic Home Day is a
will sign the contract for the day for the whole family to
installation of the 2 Stair Chair lifts at enjoy. Food venders will open
the rear of the Temple. at 11 am. This year's festivities
will include a parade @ 3:30
Other items of discussion will be p.m.
replacing shingles on the front part of
the roof and extending the floor at the As part of the 125th Anniversary celebration of the laying of the Cornerstone
rear of the Lodge room to of the Bushnell building, we will be having a Cornerstone Rededication
accommodate the new chair lift. ceremony at 11 a.m. in front of the Castle. Following the ceremony we will
make an attempt to set a record by forming the largest human square and
Our next meeting is May 24 at 7 PM. compasses.
All Masons are welcome.
Enjoy Museum Tours, Library Tours, Entertainment Tent, Food and
Beverages, Campus Tours, Craft and Merchant Sales. Rock Climbing Wall,
NEW CARLISLE CRAFT CLUB Childrens Fish Pond Game, Face Painting, Art Display and Sale.
Roger Thornbury, Pres. 845-9565
Curtis Hamlin, Secy 304-638-4387
Many projects scheduled for Temple William Berry, E.H.P. 845-8774 Robert Maxson, I.M. 206-3038
improvements and cleaning. Come to Ranold Seymour, Secy 462-9044 Timothy Holiga, Secy 286-0132
the next Craft Club meeting and
volunteer to help.
Freemasonry has withstood may changes throughout it's history
1-Day Class including the shock of nations and revolutions of the ages, the
Thanks to everyone who helped with hatred of misguided and misinformed men, but still continues to
the 1-Day Class and 2nd Section of the live on in this world of turmoil and disintegration.
Master Mason Degree. New Carlisle
Lodge was responsible for the MM
Yet, if we are true to the commitments we have made it can
Degree and everyone did a great job.
and will remain a force for good; scepters will pass away,
Welcome our newest New Carlisle thrones crumble, kingdoms fall, but the Masonic fabric will
Lodge members; Phillip Brandley, continue to stand-if men will just remain true to their vows, Are
Gregory Duncan, Zachary Eggleston, we up to the task of withstanding the forces of evil that surround
and Randy Ellish, Jr. They received all us in the world today? The answer lies in the hearts of each who
three degrees at the 1-Day Class have knelt at the altar and assumed the vows of Freemasonry!
March 25.
Brother Brandley, three days after
receiving his MM Degree, was Chapter/Council election of Officers will be held at the May 16,
deployed on military duty to 2017 stated meeting. We invite the companions of the Chapter
Afghanistan. We pray for his early and Council to attend and support your officers.
and safe return.
May 16 @ 7:00 PM Chapter/Council Stated Meeting - Election of Officers
May 04 @ 7:00 PM Stated Meeting