The First Masonic District meets on the third Monday of each month, is open to the public (except June, July, and August) and opens promptly at 7:00 P.M. Dinner will precede each meeting($8), at 6:15p.m. or shortly before, and reservations are not required.

Next meeting: College Hill-H.S. Johnson #641 on February 15, 2016. The program for the evening will be announced at a later time. Family and Friends are invited.
Business Casual Dress for this meeting.

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A Town Hall Meeting is called on Monday, November 30th at 7pm to be held at the Norwood Masonic Temple. The foundation of our masonic building, set by our forefathers is sound, but the building above needs polishing to make Freemasonry more relevant to the next generation. This meeting is to share what is working and what is not from personal, lodge, district and Grand Lodge levels. No idea is too big or too small.

I will moderate discussion by providing general topics, but the discussion will take a path under your direction.

The dress is business casual, and is for Master Masons Only.
No refreshments will be provided.

If you cannot attend and have any topics to submit for discussion, or you want submit them before the meeting, submit them through this link (opens in a new window).

Thank you for your efforts to better Freemasonry!

Rich Dickerscheid

2015-2016 Grand Lodge Officers
Robert Rill, Jr.Grand Master
Douglas N. KaylorDeputy Grand Master
Eric R. SchauSenior Grand Warden
Jess N. RainesJunior Grand Warden
Ronald ConnellyGrand Treasurer
C. Michael WatsonGrand Secretary
Gary L. McElfresh
Grand Chaplain
Keith W. NewtonGrand Orator
Richard A. DickerscheidGrand Marshal
Timothy S. WheelandSenior Grand Deacon
Steven M. Grindle
Junior Grand Deacon
Robert G. Sickelbaugh
Grand Tyler

Upcoming Events

Past Master Convocation
This years convocation will be held on Saturday December 5, 2015.  It will be held at Norwood Masonic Temple located at 2020 Hopkins Ave.  Photos and Registration will begin at 7:00am (please plan on arriving at this time).  Breakfast will be provided by the Eastern Star for minimal cost. 
The meeting will begin promptly at 8:00am.
Masters: When you arrive please have your signed Certificate of Election and the $25.00 fee.  Please have checks made payable to: FMDOA

U40 Meeting
The event will be held on December 19th at 1pm at Oakley Lodge. It is a meeting for Master Masons of the 1st district who are under 40 and want input on the future of the Fraternity. The items discussed will be presented in January 2016 to the State-wide meeting in Columbus. The focus for 2016's committee are ritual, meetings, and fellowship activities.

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