Remembering WB Marion Morr

Marion L. Morr, age 96, of Delta, OH, passed away Sunday, August 28, 2016, at Swanton Valley Center where he was a resident. He was born in Delta on March 9, 1920, to the late Howard and Helen (Montgomery) Morr. He was a 1938 graduate of Delta High School. On June 28, 1941, he married his high school sweetheart, Gladys Murray and they shared fifty-nine years together before she preceded him in death in 2000. Marion went to work for Markey Bronze after graduating from high school and then moved to Surface Combustion in Toledo. He was drafted into the United States Army and served from 1943-1946. During that time he was a radio operator in field artillery, was involved in the invasion of Southern France, the liberation of the Dachau concentration camps and served three theaters of operation in Europe. After being discharged he went back to Surface Combustion and worked there a total of forty-two years. Marion was a member of the Delta American Legion where he was a three time commander, chaplain, financial officer and vice commander. He was also a member of the Stacatto drill team and during his involvement they were national champions. Marion was a thirty-second degree Mason and a member of the Masonic Lodge #248 and served as Master. He was an active member of the Delta United Methodist Church. Marion enjoyed playing golf, fishing and spending time with family and friends. 
Marion was preceded in death by his parents; wife; one grandchild, Kathryn Morr and six siblings, Robert, Gerald, Ralph, Marvin, Carl and Regina Morr. He is survived by two sons, Donald (Sharon) Morr of Delta and James (Robin) Morr of Monroe, MI; two grandchildren, Anthony (LaDeana) Morr and Craig (Jennifer) Morr; one step-grandchild, Patrick McCarthy; eight great-grandchildren, Jessica, Jaclyn, Jonathon, Gabriel, Natalie, Audrey, Elijah and Ezekiel. 
Friends will be received on Wednesday, August 31, 2016, from 4:00-8:00 p.m. with a Legion Service starting at 7:30 p.m., immediately followed by a Masonic Service at Barnes Funeral Chapel, 5825 State Route 109 in Delta. Services will be held Thursday, September 1, 2016, at 11:00 a.m. at Delta United Methodist Church, 101 Northwood Drive, Delta, OH 43515 with visitation an hour prior to the service. Interment will take place at Greenlawn Cemetery following the service. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Delta United Methodist Church, the Delta American Legion or to Compassus Hospice, 3521 Briarfield Blvd. Suite A-1, Maumee, OH 43537. Online condolences may be sent to the family through our website

Ohio and Michigan Grand Lodge Celebration Day

Please mark your calendars for Saturday September 17, 2016, for the joint Grand Lodge of Ohio and Grand Lodge of Michigan Celebration Day.  This will take place in the Historic Detroit Masonic Temple.  The Grand Lodge of Michigan will be portraying the Entered Apprentice degree and your Ohio Grand Lodge Officers will be presenting the Fellowcraft degree.  Tours of the building and banquet will follow the degree work, and the ladies are invited.  More information to come!

Passing of Brother Robert Young

Masonic Brothers,
Robert R Young, a member of Liberty Center Masonic Lodge, passed away on Thursday, August 11.  Brother Young would have received his 60 year award this year after the Grand Lodge 
The family has requested a Masonic service, which will be held at 6:30 p.m. on Sunday, August 14 at the Wright-Hanneman-Habbegger Funeral Home in Liberty Center.
If you can attend this service, it will be greatly appreciated.
Jim Parsons, Worshipful Master
Liberty Center Lodge # 518 F&AM

Notes from the DGM Rollout

Several Fulton Lodge Brothers attended the DGM Rollout program for 2017 in Perrysburg last night.  Here are some meeting highlights from "Brother" Douglas Kaylor, the presumed incoming Grand Master:

1. The coming year will be themed around "300 years of Modern Masonry", with special celebrations planned for June 24, which is the 300 year anniversary of The Premier Grand Lodge of England. Districts will be expected to hold some type of public event with all lodges represented.  The event should be open to all Masons and their guests.

2. Making Masons will be a top focus for Grand Lodge.  Suggestions in the form of a 5 point plan included:

    - Sponsorship: correct methods in actively approaching prospective individuals.  The 16th Masonic district has been running a campaign at as a method to challenge members to bring in new candidates.
    - Investigating: outlined a new background check tool (optional) for candidates.  The background check website they have patterned with has a $14 cost which Grand Lodge encourages the candidates to pay for, and their suggestion to the Lodges and Investigating Committees is either to embrace this for all candidates, or not to use it at all.
    - Grand Master Class March 25: There will be a one day class this coming year.  Grand Lodge is issuing a challange to all candidates to learn the Master Mason Obligation as part of it.  This is not a requirement, but a suggestion.  New one day class masons must attend a lodge meeting after the class and before June 24.  New masons from the one day class are also not allowed to petition appendant bodies until June 25.  The class should be conducted as a district event, although multiple districts can band together to hold a single regional event.
    - 300 Year Celebration: All Ohio lodges should be represented on June 24, 2017 at a coordinated event by the district, which could be an open Table Lodge.
    - Help him find his place: Refocus on getting new Lodge members active in the lodge, not necessarily throwing the right in a chair, but involved in committees and community activities.

3. Charitable Priorities and consolidation of the Grand Lodge Charitable Foundation

4. New Grand Masters Pin with elements paying tribute to Ohio as the 17th state, and English style square and compasses to honor our Ancient Brethren.

A lot of good information, not many changes expected in Lodge requirements from the previous year. 

Deputy Grand Master's Roll Out Schedule 2016

I paired this down to the events close to Fulton Lodge.  A full listing can be found at
The Deputy Grand Master, Douglas N. Kaylor, will hold several meetings this summer to roll out plans for the 2016-2017 Masonic year. All Ohio Freemasons are invited to attend – particularly the Masters and Wardens, DDGMs, DEOs, District Advisors, and Grand Lodge officers. Brethren should attend the meeting that best fits their schedules. These meetings will be held in July and August so the Brethren should feel free to attend comfortably (though tastefully) dressed.
Tuesday, July 26, 7 pm
Lima Masonic Temple
2165 North Cole Street
Lima, Ohio 45801
Wednesday, July 27, 7 pm
Phoenix Lodge No. 123
590 East South Boundary
Perrysburg, Ohio 43551


Masons donate to Delta Destination Imagination teams!

Seven members of the Pike-Delta-York Destination Imagination (DI) teams visited Fulton Lodge #248, Free and Accepted Masons of Ohio, on Tuesday evening, May 17, for a steak dinner and a chance to enlighten lodge members and their families about DI. The young men in the picture are representatives of three teams (Elementary, Middle and Secondary) who will travel to Knoxville, Tennessee beginning May 24 to compete in the Global Finals for DI.

The youth and Ms. Jane Foor, Middle School Educator and P-D-Y Schools DI Coordinator, made a presentation after dinner about their long-term and spontaneous, creative problem solving challenges. The lodge then presented the team members with a check for $422.00, raised from donations during the dinner, to help them in their upcoming quest.

For more information on Destination Imagination, type into your web browser. You will be in for a world of fascination and fun!

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