More Light 2016 Special Event

Please join us for our first “More Light” education event at 7:00pm on Tuesday May 24, 2016. The event will be in the dining hall of Fulton Lodge with dinner to be served.
We have the pleasure of hosting Todd Evans who will present on the Ohio Order of Eastern Star. This is not a tyled lodge meeting and is open to all. Brothers are encouraged to bring their spouses to learn about this Masonic body.
For all Ohio Masons, attendance at this event qualifies for criterion #3 of the Grand Master’s Education Award!

The Order of the Eastern Star is the largest fraternal organization in the world to which both men and women may belong. Worldwide, there are over 500,000 members. The organization was created in the United States in the early nineteenth century to allow women to join with their Masonic relatives in promoting the values and charitable purposes that are such an important part of the Masonic fraternity. While the Order of the Eastern Star has evolved over the centuries, it still remains rooted in its charitable endeavors and fraternal fellowship. More information can be found at

Please RSVP by May 19 to John Seabolt ( or myself so dinner can be planned accordingly.
Best Regards,
Craig Szczublewski
Senior Warden/Fulton 248

Jiggs Dinner March 15

Where: Fulton Lodge #248
When: March 15, 2016 @ 6:15 p.m.
Chaired by Bryan Patterson
Menu: Jiggs Dinner
What can you bring, besides your lady/family?
Wardens: potatoes, carrots, onions
Deacons & Treasurer: salads and/or relishes
Stewards: breads, biscuits, or rolls
All others: desserts
Special Note to those bringing spouses/families: We have a special meeting to confer an E.A. Degree that will be following dinner at 7:00pm, which will be a tyled meeting.  We should be wrapped up by 9:00pm at the latest.

Grand Master's Reception April 1

The Fifth Masonic District Grand Master's Reception this year will be held in the atrium at Northwest State Community College, Archbold, Ohio (same location as the past two years).  The date is set for April 1, 2016 with a social hour beginning at 6:00pm, and dinner at 7:00pm.  The cost is $25.00 per person if paid in advance, $30.00 per person if paid the night of the reception.  Checks for payment should be made out to "Fifth Masonic District Association".  The coordinator has asked to have each lodges reservation list by March 11 (Bryan Inspection Date), so let Tim know if you (and your spouse) plan on attending.

Marj Flack Funeral Information

Visitation for Marj Flack (wife of PDDGM and Honorary Member of Fulton Lodge, RWBro. George) will be next Saturday, February 13, from 2-8 p.m. at Weigel Funeral Home in Metamora, located on the Main Street on the east end of town.  Her funeral will be February 14 at 2 p.m. at the Berkey Congregational Christian Church.  Marj, like Loa Putman, was a tremendous supporter not only of Fulton Lodge, but also Masonry in general.  I know RWBro. George will appreciate a large turnout from Fulton Lodge.
Tim M. Churchill
Live well, laugh often, love much

Loa Putnam Passed Away

WBro. Don Gerdes has informed me of the passing of Loa Putman, widow of RWBro. Bud Putman.  Visitation will be Wednesday from 2-4 and 6-8 at Barnes, and the funeral is at the Methodist Church in Delta on Thursday at 11.
Loa was a huge supporter not only of Bud but also of Fulton Lodge and Masonry.  She was truly a great lady.
Tim M. Churchill
Live well, laugh often, love much

5th District Deacons and Wardens workshop

The Fifth District Education Officers have scheduled this year's workshop for Saturday, January 30 at Napoleon Lodge beginning at 9:00 a.m. Last year, our DEO's with the assistance of several other speakers presented very interesting programs promoting effective leadership for the Deacons and Wardens. Although the material will differ some this year, I'm sure the information presented will be both interesting and educational.
As the program will run into the early afternoon, a lunch will be provided at a nominal cost. To prepare adequately for the workshop and lunch, please let Napoleon Lodge secretary, RWB Doug Eis at know how many will be attending from your lodge.
Please feel free to forward this message to your Deacons and Wardens and encourage them to attend this training as we all seek to improve leadership abilities in each of our lodges.
Bob Rettig, DDGM