On March 23, Mid-Century Lodge was inspected in the Fellowcraft degree. The evening began with a hot dinner and fellowship, and ended with dessert and more fellowship. But the real work of the evening came between, when the Fellowcraft degree was conferred on Bro. Philip Strunk, cousin of our Senior Deacon, Bro. Todd Strunk. The work was conducted on Bro. Strunk by arrangement with his home lodge, Willoughby Lodge #302, which was well represented at the degree.
Bro. Philip Strunk after the degree, with MWB Galyen, WB Wilkinson, RWB Krapf, and the officers and other honored guests.
RWB Jonathan Krapf, District Deputy Grand Master, administered the inspection and gave a favorable report on the work and the health of Mid-Century Lodge. WB Dan Hall, District Education Officer, was also in attendance, as well as MWB Thomas Galyen, Past Grand Master of Masons in Ohio. The lecture was presented by Bro. Tim Elmerick (SW), who received a standing ovation for his work, and the charge was dispensed in perfect form by Bro. Don Lensner (JS).
On Saturday, December 3, the 2017 elected and appointed officers were installed. RWB Stephen Behm (PDDGM) presided as the Installing Master, with RWB Jonathan Krapf sitting with him in the East, representing MWB Douglas N. Kaylor.
WB David Wilkinson was installed as Worshipful Master of Mid-Century Lodge for the coming year, with Brother Timothy Elmerick serving as Senior Warden and Brother Michael Hendrickson as Junior Warden. To help commemorate the occasion, WB Wilkinson was presented with a wristwatch by Marge Fehlner, widow of WB George Fehlner. The watch had previously been presented to WB Fehlner by Marge when he was installed as Master in 2000. WB Wilkinson also received a lapel pin with deep personal significance from RWB Krapf.
2017 Elected and Appointed Officers
Brother Warren P. Newman received his 60 year membership award from the Grand Lodge Of Ohio at our annual awards night. His lady Edith watched the presentation from Right Excellent Donald Morgan, the District Deputy Grand Master. Continue reading