Winter 2016 Trestleboard


2016  Winter



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.


Jason Woerl
Worshipful Master
Tippecanoe Lodge # 174

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


“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