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.

January 24, 2015 Meeting Announcement – Cincinnati/May 23, 2015 Annual Meeting Reminder/Dues Are Due

1 January 2015
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 Ohio Lodge of Research
Chartered October 16, 1965
 The Cincinnati Meeting
The January 24, 2015 will be held at the downtown Cincinnati Temple 317 E. Fifth Street. Actives and Officers will meet at 1;30 PM for a business session. There are several parking garages nearby.
A lodge of Master Masons will be opened at 3 PM by WB Ben P. Rosenfield and the officers of Alembic Lodge No. 793. This is the newest Masonic Lodge in the Grand Lodge of Ohio. Seventeen charter members received their charter from Most Worshipful Brother Norman J. Mick October 17 at Grand Lodge. Alembic is an Arabic word derived from distillation processes used by Alchemists in an effort to transmute lead into gold. In the Masonic sense it means the procedure by which we take candidates and refine them into brethren. Alembic Lodge does this by camaraderie, ceremony and charity. No refreshment is planned.
The September Meeting was at Scioto Lodge in Chillicothe. No minutes are available.
SPECIAL NOTICE
Mark your calendars for Saturday, May 23, 2015. A Meeting of the Ohio Lodge of Research will be held at the Northwest Temple in Columbus to commemorate the first meeting of the Lodge of Research. This ought to prove to be an event you should not miss.
Dues for 2015 are now due. Please mail $7.50 to the Secretary:
Norman G. Lincoln
PO Box 454
Eaton OH 45320
or to the Treasurer via PayPal using the Dues Payment link above.

Chillicothe Meeting and Sunbury Annual Meeting Minutes from the Secretary

24 August 2014
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 Ohio Lodge of Research
                                                  Chartered October 16, 1965
                                                     The Chillicothe Meeting
The Ohio Lodge of Research will meet at Scioto Lodge No. 6 located at 57 E. Main Street on Saturday September 13, 2014. Actives will meet at 1:30 PM. A Lodge of Master Masons will be opened at 3 PM. Topic of the day will be “The Ultimate Lodge”.
A Table Lodge will follow the Lodge of Research. Please inform the Worshipful Master if you wish to attend this event. His email is cesimp@yahoo.com
PLEASE NOTE: This meeting is a change from our By-Laws in which the September meeting is held on the third Saturday. The Worshipful Master has obtained a Special Dispensation from the Grand Lodge to have the meeting on the above date.
The Lodge of Research first met at Scioto Lodge No. 6 on May 19, 1979 when Keith L. Bost was Worshipful Master. Larry Johnson read a paper on Lawrence Dermott. The attendance was 30.
Scioto Lodge first met under a charter from the Grand Lodge of Massachusetts on Nov. 22, 1805. Thomas Gibson was elected Worshipful Master.
Scioto Lodge was one of the lodges which organized the Grand Lodge of Ohio in 1808. Among its members have been judges, publishers and politicians including Governor Duncan McArthur. William Irwin and Jacob Burnet served as Grand Masters. In 1955 a short history of the lodge was published.
                                                  The Sunbury Meeting
The Ohio Lodge of Research met at Sparrow Lodge No. 400 on May 17, 2014. Seven members were present. Minutes were read and approved. The Secretary reported seven deaths. Also five petitions were read and approved. The Treasurer’s report was approved and three bills were paid. Minutes of the previous meeting were approved as amended. The PayPal system was reported working. A motion was made to amend the By-Laws by making the Annual Meeting not hosted and for Actives only. (To be voted on in Sept) Quarry Chips are pending. There was a recommendation the proceedings be scanned.
Officers elected were WM Chad Simpson, SW Pat King, JW Bill Pursley, TR Jeff Slattery, SY Norman Lincoln, SD Tim Daley, JC Sherry Chandy
Sparrow Lodge was opened at 3:10. WM Ivan Tribe assumed the East and had all visitors introduce themselves. He the read his paper on “George White, Governor” which was followed by discussion Following the installation of the new officers WM Chad Simpson asked for opinions on “The Ultimate Lodges Experience” at the next meeting
Sparrow Lodge was given a year’s membership for hosting the meeting. The Lodge was closed at 4:20..
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