Notice of Annual Meeting – 05/20/2017

5 May 2017
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The Annual Meeting for the Ohio Lodge of Research will be held on Saturday, May 20th, at St. Johns Episcopal Church in Lancaster Ohio.  (http://stjohnlancaster.org/ )
The Church address is
134 N Broad St, Lancaster, OH 43130.

The Active Members will assemble at 1PM for a festive board, followed by the Annual Meeting.
Please let us know if you will attend so that we can plan the food accordingly.

Items on the legislative call:
The 3 previous Notice of Motions
Election of Officers
Regular business
Committee reports
Installation of Officers

There will also be a presentation by Bro. Thurlow Weed on Masonic influence on St. Johns Church architecture and decoration.

January 28, 2017 Meeting

17 January 2017
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The January meeting of the Ohio Lodge of Research will most appropriately be held as a lodge for table instruction. The meeting will be held in the auditorium of the Rickley Building at the Ohio Masonic Home, Route 40, Springfield, OH on Saturday, January 28, 2017.

Active members will gather at 1:30 pm. Lodge will open at 3 pm – all Master Masons are welcome. At 5 pm, we will proceed to dine as a Table Lodge. The meal will cost $10 and you must RSVP by Jan 22

September 2016 Meeting – Baltimore

24 August 2016
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The Ohio Lodge of Research will meet September 17th, 2016, at Baltimore Lodge #475,1818 Basil Western Road, Baltimore, Ohio 43105. Actives will meet at 1PM for our business meeting, which will include planning for our display table at Grand Lodge. We will open a lodge of Master Masons at 3. The program will include a brief installation of officers, a presentation of “fraternal lithography” by WB Paschal King, and as always, interesting papers and stimulating discussion. We will eat at a local restaurant following the meeting. I hope to see you there. Remember that the 3 PM meeting is open to all Master Masons. Bring a friend!
Bill Pursley WM

From new WM Bill Pursley – 05-25-2016

25 May 2016
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Brothers Active and Associate, wheresoever disbursed…
Thank you for a great turnout in Bremen for our annual meeting,
and thanks to Bremen Lodge for opening and providing our meal.

Our officers for 2016-17 are:
WM Bill Pursley
SW Donald Crews
JW Pat King PM/OLR
Tr Jeff Slattery
Sec Randy Clark
SD Chad Simpson PM/OLR
JD Bob Stacoffe
SS Sherry Chandy
JS Chad Kopenski
Ch Ray Sharritts PM/OLR
T Clark Wyllie
Elected Trustee Bill Fannin PM/OLR

Mark your calendars now for our upcoming meetings:
17 September Ohio Village
28 January Ohio Masonic Home Springfield (probably a table lodge)
20 May St John’s Episcopal Church Lancaster (with a tour of the church,
which has extensive early Masonic links)
Actives meet at 1:30 and lodge opens at 3.
Bring your appetite and plan on dinner following each meeting!
And remember, we are always looking for papers on masonic topics
historical, philosophical, managerial, or esoteric. If it is of interest
to you, it is probably of interest to others as well.
See you in lodge!

Bill Pursley
Worshipful Master

September 17, 2016 Stated Meeting

24 May 2016
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The September 17, 2016 Stated Meeting of the Ohio Lodge of Research will be held at the recently updated Ohio Village Lodge located within Ohio Village at the Ohio Historical Society complex on 17th Street and Interstate 71, Columbus, Ohio. Actives will meet at 2:00 PM with the general meeting to be opened at 3:00 PM.

WM William Pursley

May 21, 2016 – Annual Meeting of OLR

11 April 2016
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Ohio Lodge of Research Annual Meeting Notice
Date: Saturday, May 21, 2016
Time: 1PM – Actives Meeting
3PM – Lodge meeting
Host: Bremen Lodge #608
Address: 115 1/2 South Main St
Bremen, OH 43107
Directions:
https://www.google.com/maps?q=115+1/2+S+Main+St+Bremen+OH+43107
Take OH 37 East from Lancaster. Turn right on OH 664 to Main St. (on right)
Mind the speed limit!!! (hint, hint)

Fraternally,
Paschal A. King, OLR Secretary

Dues Increase Approved

25 January 2016
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The following legislation was adopted at the January 23rd meeting for immediate implementation:

By-Laws
Change Article VIII from (original)
ARTICLE VIII – FEES AND DUES
B. Dues
1. Dues for Associate and Active Members shall be seven dollars and fifty cents ($7.50) per annum.
2. Dues for Subscribing Members shall be seven dollars and fifty cents ($7.50) per annum.
To read as follows:
ARTICLE VIII – FEES AND DUES
B. Dues
1. Dues for Associate and Active Members shall be ten dollars ($10.00) per annum..
2. Dues for Subscribing Members shall be ten dollars ($10.00) per annum.

It has been many, many, many years since the OLR dues were raised. Adoption of the MORI program will increase our costs by $2 per member per year. Therefore, it was necessary to raise the dues to cover this cost.

January 23, 2016 Meeting

25 January 2016
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After some discussion, the Master has decided to hold the meeting at the
Reynoldsburg Lodge Saturday.
There will be a quorum of Actives present. If you are an Active and
don’t anticipate attending (due to weather), please let us know.
The Actives meeting is at 1PM. The Lodge will be opened at 3PM. There
are 4 papers scheduled, maybe more.

September 19, 2015 Meeting

17 September 2015
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In consideration that there most likely would not be a quorum for this meeting (announcement below), the Master has decided to postpone to a later date to be determined.
Jeff Slattery, OLR Treasurer

Due to a multitude of complications (illness, communications, etc.) the Master has called for an unhosted meeting of Actives on Saturday, September 19, 2015 in Lancaster at the St. Johns Episcopal Church – 134 N Broad St, Lancaster, OH 43130 (740) 653-3052.
The time will be 2PM for the meeting. Dress will be casual and a presentation may be made.
Actives are requested to attend.

Pat King, OLR Secretary

Annual Meeting/50th Anniversary Update

20 March 2015
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The Ohio Lodge of Research will celebrate its fiftieth anniversary on Saturday, May 23, 2015 with a banquet for Masons and their guests. Michael Poll, Masonic researcher and publisher from Louisiana, will be the keynote speaker.

This anniversary celebration will be held at the Northwest Masonic Temple, 2436 West Dublin Granville Road, Columbus, Ohio 43235.

Active members of the Lodge of Research will meet at 3:30 PM. Social hour will start at 5:00 PM with the banquet beginning at 6:00 PM.

To make reservations or for more information, please contact Pat King at paschal@sprintmail.com or 740-682-7544.

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