Friday, February 16, 2018

Planning for Grand Chapter 2019-20

Today my wife and I along with the General Chairman for my year REC Greg Clatterbuck and his wife met with the Marriott in Dayton to discuss the possibility of having a Grand Family meeting and Grand High Priest Reception at the facility. We had looked at another place in the past which was very nice but since it is in a more populated business area had a little higher prices. I am hoping to get some feedback from them by next week and may be able to get the location locked down very soon.

Past Potentate (Cabiri) Fish Fry

Tonight Pam and I went down to support the Past Potentates of Antioch as they held a Fish Fry. Almost all the profits from the event will in some measure come back to support the building Antioch meets within. They already had a good crowd when we had to leave so that I could get to the Council Inspection on time tonight.

Adoniram Council # 131 Inspection

Tonight was the Inspection for my Council in Miamisburg. We had several dignitaries in attendance including PGM MIke Himes, PGC Richard Holcombe, GPCW Graver Manning and MIGM Dave Mourer. In addition from our Council we had Grand Council officers Bobbie Campbell and Mike Smith. I was proud of the work they did this evening in the Select Master Degree.

Thursday, February 15, 2018

Twin Valley Chapter #240 Inspection

Tonight was inspection at Farmersville in my district. We had MEC George Shell and MEC Steve Duncan in attendance. (This is MEC Shell's home Chapter). I was also proud of my Chapter Trinity #44 as we had 16 present (including 4 of the 5 candidates) which was more total companions than the  Chapter being inspected. They did a very nice job in the Royal Arch Degree and I would have expected no less as they are one of the strongest Chapters in the District.

Monday, February 12, 2018

Bellaire Chapter #107 Inspection

Tonight was the Inspection for Bellaire Chapter in the Royal Arch degree and I thought they had a great guest! Unfortunately their DDGHP Mark Bruns was not able to attend so I inspected the Chapter for him. They did a very nice job and the Secretary had everything ready for me.

Sunday, February 11, 2018

More Circus Parking

Well on day 3 of our fund raiser it started out rainy and looked like it was going to be a miserable day. It did however clear up and the first show of the day parking end up with the rain stopping. For the second show later in the day we didn't have rain but it started to get much colder. But over all not much to complain about as in three days of work we are now done fund raising for the year.

Saturday, February 10, 2018

Grand Family Meeting and Oak Harbor Inspection

Today we had our Grand Family Meeting at Oak Harbor where we discuss progress being made and future goals/plans for the Grand Chapter. In addition after the meeting the Inspection for Oak Harbor was held and all the Grand Officers  were almost there for both events. Afterwords we had dinner and started back home so we could park cars at the Circus tomorrow.

Friday, February 9, 2018

Circus parking

Today we did the parking for the Antioch Shrine Circus with members of the 3rd Capitular District. This is our major fund raiser for the Grand High Priest year and the District operating expenses. I was a fairly nice night for the middle of winter and we finished up in time for us to get ready to head to Fremont our as tomorrow is the Grand Family Meeting and Oak Harbor Inspection.

Thursday, February 8, 2018

MInerva Lodge 98 Stated

After a couple nights of cancelled Chapter Inspection due to weather, tonight I headed down to Lodge. First though I headed down to a Circus meeting we were supposed to have but was told is was cancelled/postponed. We had a  very good attendance with 43 present. I also heard between transfers into the Lodge and new petitions and working candidates, we probably have a dozen in the works right now. with the good crowd and many newer members, the LEO were over some of the workings of the Lodge as a reminder for the old guys and additional light for the newer members.

Monday, February 5, 2018

Hi 12 Meeting

Today was the bi-weekly meeting of Dayton Hi 12 and since I am a member I'm going to try to attend a little more regularly. After lunch we had a very good speaker who gave us a presentation which was shared at the Conference of Grand Masters on the differences on handling Millennials. They have a completely different method of communicating and handling responsibility.

PDDGM Meeting

Tonight was the Second Masonic District gathering of PDDGM's at the Dayton temple. We meet for dinner and then proceeded into our meeting. The current DDGM's gave a summary of how the lodges were doing and we discussed some upcoming activities. In addition, we discussed the GM's programs and the current progress on each one. Afterwords we fellowshipped for a while and then headed home. 

Saturday, February 3, 2018

Ohio Grotto Association Meeting

Went to Cincinnati today for the Grotto Zone conference meeting. Clarke Wylie and myself represented Ormus Grotto. The meeting covered several topics and was ran in an efficient manner. After all the topics were covered we headed back home to Dayton.

Friday, February 2, 2018

Jester Orientation

Tonight we new member orientation which explained to the new members about the organization and what it means to be a member.We started off with a great dinner and then after the orientation got to meet the new members. It was a nice evening for all involved.