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Editor: Jay Maxwell - 937-307-6429


BIRTHDAY Robert Maxson, W.M. 206-3038 Jay Maxwell, Secy. 307-6429

Robert M. Barnhart - 99
Willis Boitnott - 94 20th Annual Community Recognition
Billy J. McCreary - 91 and Family Night Dinner
Harold Jordon - 84
Robert H. Madewell - 82 May 17 @ 6:30
New Carlisle Lodge will host a Masonic Family Night, Friday
NEW CARLISLE CRAFT CLUB May 17 with a free dinner at 6:30 p.m. and we cordially invite
Roger Thornbury, Pres. 845-9565
Robert Maxson, Secy 206-3038 all to attend. The evening activities will be devoted to
honoring our Ladies, widows of deceased brethren,
Many projects scheduled for Temple
improvements and cleaning. Craft Club presentation of “The Community Builder’s Award” to a
will prepare and serve the meal for the deserving resident of our community to show our appreciation
May 17 Awards and Family night dinner. for their outstanding efforts and contributions to our
Please attend if possible.
community. We will also recognize exemplary service by a
May 02 @ 7:00 Stated Meeting youth in the Tecumseh, Bethel, and Northwestern School
May 17 @ 6:30 Awards Dinner
New Carlisle Chapter 57, R.A.M
Richard Boitnott, E.H.P. 405-3798 There is no charge for the dinner but reservations are
Ranold Seymour, Secy 462-9044 required. Doors open at 6:00 for a social period, dinner
New Carlisle Council 143,R&SM
served at 6:30
Steven Raiff, I.M. 408-6488
Ranold Seymour, Secy. 462-9044 Bring your family and friends and join us for this evening of
good food and fellowship. Please contact Helmut Schuster
A hearty welcome to our newest 937-244-2895 ( or Jay Maxwell
members of Chapter and Council. Our
newest members of Chapter 57 are ( for reservations on or before May 14.
Geoffery Fisher, Rob Weller and Steve
Weller, welcome Companions!
May 02 @ 6:30 Officer Meeting
New Carlisle Council 143 conferred the May 02 @ 7:00 Craft Club
Select Master Degree on four Candidates, May 09 @ 6:00 Dinner before Stated Meeting
Companions Jordon Ashley, Philip
Brandley, Brian Roberts, and Richard
May 09 @ 7:00 Lodge Stated Meeting
Woodward during our Annual Inspection May 12 Mother’s Day
held on March 26. We look forward to May 17 @ 6:30 Youth & Community Recognition Dinner
conferring the Super Excellent Master May 20 @ 7:30 Ninth Masonic District Meeting - Morning Star
Degree on these Companions on May 22 @ Noon - Newsletter info deadline
Saturday April 27 at 9AM, all Council
May 22 @ 7:00 New Carlisle Masonic Association
Members are encouraged to attend.
May 27 Memorial Day
Reminder 2020 dues billings will be May 30 @ 6:00 Dinner before F.C. Degree
mailed soon, you will notice a slight May 30 @ 7:00 F.C. Degree
increase from $35.00 to $40.00. Dues are
due by the annual meeting which is June June 08 @ 5 -7 PM Strawberry Festival - New Carlisle Lodge
18th. Timely payment is most appreciated
June 09 @ 11AM - 4 PM Ohio Masonic Home Day @ OMH
May 21 @ 7 PM Chapter/Council June 28 @ 6:30 Ohio Special Olympics - OSU Campus
Stated Meetings

U.S. Presidents who were Freemasons

There have been fourteen U.S. Presidents who were Freemasons, beginning with George Washington who was a Virginia Mason,
as were James Monroe, and William McKinley.

1 George Washington (Virginia Mason), 1st President, 1789 – 1797, Commanding General during American Revolution, made
a Mason August 4, 1753, in Fredericksburg Lodge, Fredericksburg, Virginia.

2 James Monroe (Virginia Mason), 5th President, 1817 – 1825, made a Mason November 9, 1775, in Williamsburg Lodge (now
No. 6), A.F. & A.M., Williamsburg, Virginia.

3 Andrew Jackson, 7th President, 1829 – 1837 Harmony Lodge No. 1, Nashville, Tennessee, an Honorary Member of Federal
Lodge No. 1, F. & A.M., Washington, D.C., and Jackson Lodge No. 1, F. & A.M., Tallahassee, Florida. In 1822 and 1823, he
served as the Grand Master of Masons in Tennessee.

4 James Knox Polk, 11th President, 1845 – 1849, made a Mason September 4, 1820, in Columbia Lodge No. 31, F. & A.M.,
Columbia, Tennessee.

5 James Buchanan, 15th President, 1857 – 1861, made a Mason January 24, 1817, in Lodge No. 43, F. & A.M., Lancaster,

6 Andrew Johnson, 17th President, 1865 – 1869, made a Mason during May, 1851, in Greeneville Lodge No. 119 , F. & A.M.,
Greeneville, Tennessee.

7 James Abram Garfield, 20th President, 1881, made a Mason November 22, 1864, in Columbus Lodge No. 30 F. & A.M.,
Columbus, Ohio.

8 William McKinley (Virginia Mason), 25th President, 1897 – 1901, made a Mason May 3, 1865, in Hiram Lodge No. 21,
Winchester, Virginia.

9 Theodore Roosevelt, 26th President, 1901–1909, made a Mason April 24, 1901, in Matinecock Lodge #806, Oyster Bay, NY.

10 William Howard Taft, 27th President, 1909 – 1913 – Chief Justice Supreme Court 1921 – 1930, made a “Mason at Sight”
in an “Occassional Lodge” called for that purpose on February 18, 1909, in the Scottish Rite Cathedral, Cincinnati, Ohio, by
Charles S. Hoskinson, Grand Master of Masons in Ohio.

11 Warren Gamaliel Harding, 29th President, 1921 – 1923, made a Mason August 27, 1920, in Marion Lodge No. 70, F. &
A.M., Marion, Ohio.

12 Franklin Delano Roosevelt, 32nd President, 1933 – 1945, made a Mason November 28, 1911, in Holland Lodge No. 8, F.
& A.M., New York, New York, the same Lodge in which George Washington, the Nation’s first President, held Honorary

13 Harry S. Truman, 33rd President, 1945 – 1951, made a Mason March 18, 1909, in Belton Lodge No. 450, A.F. & A.M.,
Belton, Missouri. He served as the Grand Master of Masons of Missouri in 1940. Initiated: February 9, 1909, Belton Lodge No.
450, Belton, Missouri. In 1911, several Members of Belton Lodge separated to establish Grandview Lodge No. 618, Grandview,
Missouri, and Brother Truman served as its first Worshipful Master. At the Annual Session of the Grand Lodge of Missouri,
September 24-25, 1940, Brother Truman was elected (by a landslide) the ninety-seventh Grand Master of Masons of Missouri,
and served until October 1, 1941. Brother and President Truman was made a Sovereign Grand Inspector General, 33º, and
Honorary Member, Supreme Council on October 19, 1945 at the Supreme Council A.A.S.R. Southern Jurisdiction Headquarters
in Washington D.C., upon which occasion he served as Exemplar (Representative) for his Class. He was also elected an Honorary
Grand Master of the International Supreme Council, Order of DeMolay. On May 18, 1959, Brother and Former President Truman
was presented with a fifty-year award, the only U.S. President to reach that golden anniversary in Freemasonry.

14 Gerald R. Ford, Jr., 38th President, 1974 – 1977. He was raised to the Sublime degree of Master Mason on May 18, 1951
in Columbia Lodge No. 3, F.&.A.M.,of Washington, D.C.,as a courtesy for Malta Lodge No. 465, F. & A.M. Grand Rapids, MI.