George Washington’s Gavel in Greenville

Brethren:

Greenville Masonic Lodge#143 will be hosting the George Washington Gavel on Saturday April 22, 2017 at 12:00pm.The gavel will escorted by four brothers from Potomac Lodge #5 in Washington D.C. We will be initiating a new candidate with the gavel, the degree work will done by the traveling Colonial Degree Team from the Scottish Rite Valley of Dayton. Afterwards we will be having a dinner downstairs. The dinner will be marinated pork chops and au gratin potatoes, vegetable, desert and dinner roll, the cost of the meal is $10. Drinks will be included. We will need to know how many brothers from your lodge is going to attend. THIS IS A PRESALE TICKET ONLY DINNER. There will be no tickets sales for the meal the day of the dinner. This is going to be a big event so please reserve early.
​Along with the gavel on display we have authentic George Washington signatures and a letter from Gen. ( Mad ) Antony Wayne who was one of Washington’s generals. There will be other artifacts from the period on display as well.
Please contact Greenville Lodge on how many tickets you will need so we can mail your tickets to you. The last day for reservations will be April 15, 2017. We are also planning a Lady’s event downstairs while the degree work is going on upstairs.
If you cannot make it for the degree work we are opening the lodge up to the public at 3:30pm to view the gavel and dinner, same rules apply for this dinner, Presale ticket for the dinner.
The George Washington Gavel is one of our nations prized artifacts, it was especialy made for George Washington to be used for the cornerstone laying of the U.S. Capitol Building on September 18, 1793. Since then numerous U.S. Presidents have used it in ceremonies the last being Dwight D. Eisenhower.
Contact Greenville Lodge at greenvillelodge143@gmail.com to reserve your tickets for the dinner, I hope to see you there.

WB Tom Baker
Worshipful Master
Greenville Masonic Lodge #143

Greenville hosting George Washington’s Gavel

Brethren:

Greenville Masonic Lodge#143 will be hosting the George Washington Gavel on Saturday April 22, 2017 at 12:00pm.The gavel will escorted by four brothers from Potomac Lodge #5 in Washington D.C. We will be initiating a new candidate with the gavel, the degree work will done by the traveling Colonial Degree Team from the Scottish Rite Valley of Dayton. Afterwards we will be having a dinner downstairs. The dinner will be marinated pork chops and au gratin potatoes, vegetable, desert and dinner roll, the cost of the meal is $10. Drinks will be included. We will need to know how many brothers from your lodge is going to attend. THIS IS A PRESALE TICKET ONLY DINNER. There will be no tickets sales for the meal the day of the dinner. This is going to be a big event so please reserve early.
​Along with the gavel on display we have authentic George Washington signatures and a letter from Gen. ( Mad ) Antony Wayne who was one of Washington’s generals. There will be other artifacts from the period on display as well.
Please contact Greenville Lodge on how many tickets you will need so we can mail your tickets to you. The last day for reservations will be April 15, 2017. We are also planning a Lady’s event downstairs while the degree work is going on upstairs.
If you cannot make it for the degree work we are opening the lodge up to the public at 3:30pm to view the gavel and dinner, same rules apply for this dinner, Presale ticket for the dinner.
The George Washington Gavel is one of our nations prized artifacts, it was especialy made for George Washington to be used for the cornerstone laying of the U.S. Capitol Building on September 18, 1793. Since then numerous U.S. Presidents have used it in ceremonies the last being Dwight D. Eisenhower.
Contact Greenville Lodge at greenvillelodge143@gmail.com to reserve your tickets for the dinner, I hope to see you there.

WB Tom Baker
Worshipful Master
Greenville Masonic Lodge #143

Winter 2016 Trestleboard

TRESTLE BOARD

2016  Winter

FROM THE EAST

Brothers,

Fraternal greetings from the East.

As we begin to turn the page from fall to winter, I wanted to take this opportunity to give you news from that past few months, the schedule for the next three months, and preview the remainder of the year to come.

November 3rd the Lodge voted in the new officer line for 2016-17. Congratulations to all elected and appointed officers of Tippecanoe No. 174 for the 2016-17 year! I want to thank all of you for accepting these positions, and want you all to know that you are each an intricate part to making this Lodge successful.

Results of Annual Election of Officers and appointments for 2016-2017

WM: Jason Woerl

SW: Mark Lester

JW:  Tom Bashore

SD:   Zack Jacobs

JD:   Brandon Cox

SS:  Luke Jacobs

JS:  Cole Shinkle

Tyler: WB Jim Hardy

Sec:   Jeff Okrutny

Treasurer: Brian D. Nelson

Trustee: WB Ron Re’

LEO:    WB Patrick Loudin

Chaplain: WB Paul Bathgate

Congratulations everyone!!

 

During the months of October and November the Lodge worked dilligently on the Tippecanoe #174 BROVEMBER fundraiser for the following 3 charities:

We are currently at approximately $200 raised at this point.

#1 The Pink Ribbon Girls which aids those in Cincinnati and Dayton battling cancer by providing home delivered meals, transportation to medical appointments, and emotional support.

#2 The Tipp City Food Bank which provides meals for those families and individuals in need.

#3 Movember which is an agency dedicated to raising awareness about Men’s health issues.

For the Month of December we will be sponsoring two Tipp City familes with gifts for Christmas. The Lodge tree has been decorated with ornaments with information on items the families have asked for. Please take a look at the tree, take home an ornament, and return it with said item.

Throughout the last few years, we have made small moves to run a more efficient Lodge meeting as well as hold inspiring and educational degrees and programs. For those of you who haven’t attended Lodge lately, I urge you to come join us. First Thurdsdays of the month we join for Dinner at Harrison’s Resturant at 6pm with our stated meeting promptly at 7:30. The Third Thursday we gather at 6:15 in the Lodge Fellowship Hall for dinners prepared by your Brethren with our stated meeting promptly at 7:30pm.

Brethren we have a great deal of work laid out on trestle board for the next three months. Please see below, mark your calendars, and attend what you can.

Last but not least, if you have not paid your dues, please do as soon as possible.

**See Calendar Page for updated schedule**

In the coming months we are planning on haveing RWB Watson join us for his talk on “The Three Legged Chair”, special meeting for degree work at the Dayton Masonic Temple, and few other exciting travels and visits.

Be diligent, prudent, temprate, discreet. Do unto others as you would have them do unto you, and good unto all.

G0dspeed,

Jason Woerl
Worshipful Master
Tippecanoe Lodge # 174
TIPPECANOE MASONIC LODGE # 174

P.O. Box 36
Tipp City, OH 45371-0036
1st and 3rd Thursdays | 7:30 PM
Phone: 937-506-0573
E-mail: tippecanoemasoniclodge174@gmail.com

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“Before we open any door, A world of endless opportunites awaits behind it. And it isn’t until we open it, we realize the potential the door brings us” – Unknown

From the East

WB Woerl will be hosting a Festive Board in the Tippecanoe Room of Harrison’s Restaurant to welcome our newly obliged brethren and toast to our past, present, and future. All Mason’s are welcome to attend.

Dress will be suit & tie

RSVP by March 29th clicking “attending” or by emailing to Jason.Woerl@gmail.com

Worshipful Brother Ron Re Awarded the Rufus Putnam Award

Ron Re wins Rufus T. Putnam Award

Ron Re wins Rufus T. Putnam Award

Our own worshipful Brother Ron Re was the recipient of the Rufus T. Putman Award this year at Grand Lodge in Sharonville, OH.  This award is given to a brother who has gone above and Ron Re Rufus Article 2beyond in his masonic and professional life.  Very few are even considered and  we are very proud to have not one, but TWO such award winners in our lodge.  Several years ago Brother (Col.) Mike Jackson was given the award.   A great honor to a great mason!