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Deputy Grand Master to rollout plans for 2015

In anticipation of his election as Grand Master in October, the Deputy Grand Master Steven Cokonougher has announced the schedule to roll out plans 2015.  The Roll Out meetings will be held in each District during the Summer of 2014.

There will be some differences from previous years.  The Deputy Grand Master is requiring attendance by all current Wardens and Deacons.  Lodge Education Offices are also requested to attend.  The meetings are not limited to these Brothers, but are open to any Mason who wants to attend.   If a Warden or Deacon cannot attend his District's Roll Out meeting, he may attend one in another District.  District Deputies Grand Master and District Education Officers serving in 2015 are also required to attend one of the Roll Out meetings.

This year, the Brethren are strongly encouraged to bring their wives or significant other to the Roll Out meeting.  This is a great opportunity for the ladies to get to know each other.  The Deputy Grand Master's wife will explain the Charity of her choice and program for the year.

Roll Out meetings will have a brief presentation, but most of the meeting will be "Town Meeting" style.  There will be ample time allotted for question and answers.

Proper attire for these meetings will be business casual.

1st District - Tuesday, June 17, 2014, 7:00 PM, Syrian Shrine Center, 9730 Reading Road, Cincinnati, Oh 45215

2nd District - Wednesday, June 18, 2014, 7:00 PM, Dayton Masonic Center, 525 W. Riverview Ave., Dayton, Ohio 45405

3rd District - Thursday, June 19, 2014, 7:00 PM, Greenville Lodge 143, 200 Memorial Drive, Greenville, Ohio  45331

4th District - Tuesday, June 24, 2014, 7:00 PM, Flat Rock 580, 505 S. Main St., Payne, Oh 45880

5th District - Monday, June 23, 2014, 7:00 PM, Defiance Masonic Temple, 125 Clinton St., Defiance, Ohio 43512

6th District - Monday, June 16, 2014, 7:00 PM, Amelia Lodge 560, 290 Judd Rd., Amelia, Ohio 45102

7th District - Wednesday, July 16, 2014, 7:00 PM, Chillicothe Masonic Temple, 57 East Main Street, Chillicothe, Ohio 45601

8th District - Thursday, July 17, 2014, 7:00 PM, Xenia Masonic Temple, 223 Corwin Ave., Xenia, Oh 45385

9th District - Saturday, June 21, 2014, 10:00 AM, Ohio Masonic Home, 2655 West National Road, Springfield, Oh 45504

10th District - Thursday, June 26, 2014, 7:00 PM, Lima Masonic Temple,  2165 N Cole St., Lima, Ohio 45801-2428

11th District - Wednesday, June 25, 2014, 7:00 PM, Browning Masonic Community, 8883 Browning Dr., Waterville, Oh 43566

12th District - Tuesday, July 15, 2014, 7:00 PM, Morning Dawn 7, 428 2nd Ave., Gallipolis, Oh 45631 (meal)

13th District - Monday, July 14, 2014, 7:00 PM, Lancaster 57, 224 S. High St., Lancaster, Oh 43130

14th District - Saturday, July 12, 2014, 10:00 AM, Neoacacia 595, 5885 Cleveland Avenue, Columbus, Oh 43229

15th District - Friday, July 18, 2014, 7:00 PM, Palestine 158, 330 S. Main St.,  Marysville, Oh 43040

16th District - Saturday, June 14, 2014, 10:00 AM, Mount Vernon 64, 319 E. Main St., Norwalk, Oh 44857

17th District - Saturday, July 12, 2014, 5:00 PM, Belpre Masonic Temple, 1411 Putnam Howe Dr., Belpre, Oh.

18th District - Wednesday, July 09, 2014, 7:00 PM, Malta Lodge 118, 10655 Main St., Norwich, Oh 43767

19th District - Friday, June 13, 2014, 7:00 PM, Heath Masonic Complex, 875 Irving Wick Dr. W, Heath, Oh. 43056

20th District - Monday, July 07, 2014, 7:00 PM, Mansfield Masonic Complex, 1250 Middle-Bellville Rd., Mansfield, Oh 44904

21st District - Monday, June 09, 2014, 7:00 PM, Canton Masonic Temple, 836 Market Ave. N., Canton, Ohio 44708

22nd District - Thursday, June 12, 2014, 7:00 PM, Quarry Lodge 382, 366 Eastland Rd., Berea Oh 44017

23rd District - Saturday, May 31, 2014, 10:00 AM, Guernsey Lodge 66, 730 Wheeling Ave. Cambridge, Ohio 43725

24th District - Wednesday, June 11, 2014, 7:00 PM, Toronto 583, 202 S. Third St., Toronto, Oh 43946

25th District - Tuesday, June 10, 2014, 7:00 PM, WK Ricksecker Lodge 606, 119 W. Pioneer Trail, Aurora, Oh 44202

8th Masonic District
Grand Masters Reception

GM Reception Pictures                GM Reception Slideshow

Having some fun at this years
Education Day and Grand Lodge Visitation

RWB Ronald Connelly, Grand Treasurer and RWB Rick Schau, Grand Orator 
More Pictures
Education Day 2014 Slideshow

2013 Past Masters Convocation 

8th District Roast For
RWB Doug Boone, DDGM and WB Todd Wilson, DEO


On behalf of myself and the 8th district officers association I would like to say THANK YOU, to everyone that helped support the comedic roast of RWB. Boone and WB. Wilson. The roast was very well attended and a good time was had by all. They have given a lot to our district, and to Masonry in Ohio over the last three years, and deserved the recognition they received.

Chad Hollon   2nd VP.

RWB Keith Newton Appointed as
Senior Grand Deacon Grand Lodge of Ohio

Brethren, Please join me in congratulating RWB Keith Newton on his appointment as Senior Grand Deacon of the Grand Lodge of Ohio! The Super Eighth District is truly pleased with this appointment and looks forward to assisting our RWB on his journey through the Grand Line. We all know that RWB Keith will make our district proud and pledge our support to both he and Lady Sharon. RWB Keith Newton has also assumed the duties of District Advisor for the 8th Masonic District.

8th Masonic District Grand Lodge Officers of Ohio

Brethren, your new 8th Masonic District Grand Lodge Officers for year 2014. Please congratulate (starting from left) WB Terry Tobin, DEO, WB Jackie Butler, DEO, RWB Jeff Garringer, DDGM, and RWB Tim Driscoll, DDGM on their commission. Promotion of great fellowship and service to all our Brethren of the Super Eighth District. What a year this will be!

 Secretary of the Year 2013
RWB Jeff Garringer
DDGM 8th Masonic District

A special presentation was made at Grand Lodge this year for RWB Jeff Garringer, DDGM, who was presented Grand Secretary's Office Award for Outstanding Lodge Secretary 2013. Congratulations  RWB Jeff!

 Masonic Longaberger Basket

Hello Brethren the Longaberger Baskets are in.  Show your support for RWB Keith Newton and purchase your basket today. Cost is $100.00 per basket. Contact Jim Oughterson at 740.255.0456 or Cheyenne Duggins at 513.403.8454.  Thank You for your Support.

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 8th District Calendar

9/5/2014 12:00 AM   Corn Festival 
9/22/2014 6:30 PM   District mtg/School of Instructions (TBD)  
10/4/2014 12:00 AM   Senior Wardens Dinner, Cedarville Lodge #622 (Xenia) 
10/17/2014 12:00 AM   Grand Lodge of OH, Sharonville 
10/27/2014 6:30 PM   District mtg/School of Instructions (TBD)  
11/22/2014 12:00 AM   Past Master’s Convocation, Blanchester Lodge #191 
11/24/2014 6:30 PM   District mtg/School of Instructions (TBD)  
12/22/2014 6:30 PM   District mtg/School of Instructions (TBD)  
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 Grand Lodge Officers of the 8th District

District Advisor
RWB Keith W. Newton, SGD (Email: knewton52@gmail.com)
District Deputy Grand Masters
RWB Jeff Garringer (Email: hiram392@gmail.com)
RWB Tim C. Driscoll (Email: tcd764@gmail.com)
District Education Officers
WB Jackie D. Butler II (Email: jackie.butler@btas.com)
WB Terry Tobin (Email: terryntobin@aol.com)

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