Welcome to Fulton Lodge F & AM #248

Serving Free & Accepted Masons in and around Fulton County since 1854, our lodge is located in the heart of Delta, OH and part of the Fabulous 5th District. We meet on the first Tuesday of every month at 7:30pm. Freemasonry is the oldest, largest and most widely recognized fraternal organization in the world. Thirteen signers of the Constitution and fourteen presidents of the United States, including George Washington, were Freemasons. Today, there are more then 2 million Freemasons in North American alone, 75,000 of which are Ohio Freemasons.

Artistic Prints of Fulton Lodge Temple Available for Purchase

A Lodge brother and past master, W.B. Don Gerdes, has commissioned local artist Becca Brehm in Delta to create a handsome print of our lodge building.  These matted prints are available for purchase either in an acetate sleeve for $25 or framed for $40. The overall dimension is 8in x 10in with matting.  The print is based on a historic photo of Fulton Lodge from the early 1900s.  Proceeds from the sale of these prints will go towards our Lodge's Historic Marker Fund. Please contact the secretary of Fulton Lodge if you are interested in purchasing one of these amazingly detailed prints (secretary@fultonlodge.org).

Note: if you need us to mail it, we'll let you know the estimated postage.

W.B. Timothy M. Churchill

Brothers, it is with a heavy heart that I bring the news of the passing of Worshipful Brother Timothy M. Churchill of Fulton Lodge 248.  With 54 years of service, Tim has been our secretary for the lodge for over 30 years. I do not have any further information on Masonic Services, but wanted to make you all aware as most knew he was having health challenges. We will provide information regarding services as soon as we have it.

Calling all Masonic Ham Radio Operators!

This contest is still very much in the early planning stages, but the brothers of Fulton Lodge 248 have marked a date they want to attempt this on. September 25, 2021 will be the first ever (that we know of) Masonic Lodges on the Air contest, a.k.a. CQ More Light!

The goal is simple, activate (e.g., set up a temporary HAM Radio station and antenna) as many Masonic Lodges as possible and try to log a QSO/Contact with them.  More rules and scoring will be forthcoming, but for now, know that the date for this is intended to be the Saturday of (or immediately following) the Autumnal Equinox. You do not need to be a Freemason to participate in this contest, in fact, we would encourage any Masonic Lodge to open their doors (or property) to host an event with local HAMs or maybe even coordinate an Open House for the same day. 

Keep checking back as we expand into Social Media and provide further content related to the upcoming contest.

Obituary for Glen Lee Tappan

Glen Lee Tappan, age 57, of Wauseon, passed away Tuesday, May 5, 2020, at the Lakes of Monclova in Maumee. Prior to his illness Glen had worked as a Registered Nurse and Supervisor at the Fulton County Health Center and as a Flight Nurse for Mercy Health Life Flight in Toledo for many years.

Glen was born in Wauseon, Ohio on January 28, 1963, the son of Roger and Nancy Lee (Crosby) Tappan. He enjoyed riding motorcycle and playing Guitar and Mandolin. He even crafted his own Mandolins. Glen was well known and loved by all local fire and rescue departments.

Surviving is his son, Justin Tappan of Swanton; daughter, Kristin Sheller of Wauseon; grandchildren, Lauren, Taylor, Morgan, and Makenzie Sheller; brother, Michael (Kathy) Tappan of Dayton; and sister, Barbara (Greg) Frankforther of Sylvania. He was preceded in death by both parents.

UPDATE 2021: A visitation for Glen will take place Friday, April 30, 2021 at the Edgar-Grisier Funeral Home from 4pm-8pm. A memorial service for Glen will take place Saturday, May 1, 2021 at 11 am at the funeral home. Interment will be in the Winameg Cemetery. Online condolences may be offered to the family at www.grisierfh.com. Edgar-Grisier Funeral Home in Wauseon has been entrusted with arrangements. 

https://www.grisierfh.com/obituary/GlenLee-Tappan

Fulton Lodge Listed In the National Register of Historic Places

For all of the brothers of our lodge not aware, several of our members have been working very diligently to get the Fulton 248 Lodge building on the National Register of Historic Places, something Fulton County only has a few of. Their efforts have come to fruition at the end of February when the word came down that we are now listed on the Registry by the National Park Services. This is a huge deal, and wouldn't have happened without the tireless efforts of one brother in particular (you know who you are). More will be coming out of this as we work to secure funding for a plaque and possibly have and event this year to dedicate it. Well done brothers of Fulton Lodge 248 Free & Accepted Masons!

This is an excerpt from the submitted registration:

The Fulton Lodge # 248 is a three story brick building constructed in 1894. The Lodge is located on the south side of Main Street at its intersection with Lincoln Street in the center of the village of Delta in Pike Township, Fulton County, Ohio. A rural county, Fulton County is west of Toledo, Ohio and its northern border is shared with Michigan.  The Fulton Lodge is the most prominent building in Delta. The building exhibits characteristics of the Italian Renaissance architectural style through the low pitched hipped roof, widely overhanging eves with decorative brackets, small upper story windows and prominent round arched doors and windows. The interior of the Masonic Lodge retains its physical characteristics of the multi-function Masonic Lodge: commercial space on the ground floor with the open dining area and kitchen on the second floor and the Masonic meeting area and associated spaces above on the third floor. The building retains historic integrity through exterior design elements, historic fenestration, and interior floor plan and with its original woodwork, floors, cabinetry and many original Masonic symbols such as the Alter, seating, light fixtures and punched tin ceiling. With the exception of the boarded third story windows, the building's exterior and interior have changed very little and still coveys its significance as a late nineteenth century multi-function Masonic Lodge.

Grand Lodge Edict 2021-3 suspends in person Masonic events through end of year

The Grand Lodge of Free & Accepted Masons has instructed all subordinate lodges to conduct activities as though their county was under "purple" conditions as layed out by the State of Ohio. This means cancellation of in-person functions with the exception of funerals.  Please refer to Edict 2021-1 and 2021-3 for instructions on conducting virtual sessions and direct questions to out DDGMs and DA.

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