President's Message

To the Worshipful Masters of the First Masonic District:

The objectives of your association are to promote the welfare of Freemasonry in the First Masonic District of Ohio by conciliating true friendship among the member component Lodges, encouraging the perfection of Masonic Ritualistic ceremonies and conducting a well planned and constructive educational program. This is not just the responsibility of the Officers of your Association, as it takes everyone working together to make these objectives become reality.

Your District Association operates under a set of by-laws that the general membership approves and is under the direction of your District Deputy Grand Masters. We support a variety of activities and functions throughout our District and, if your lodge has a special event or activity you wish to share with the District, let us know so we can support and promote it.

The Officers Association meets on the third Monday of each month (except June, July, and August) and opens promptly at 7:00 P.M. Dinner will precede each meeting, at 6:15 p.m. Locations, programs, and dress codes for each month are on the following pages. Also, you will find the various programs and activities going on throughout the District that will qualify your lodge for the President’s AwardWe urge you to participate in all of the programs and encourage your Lodge members to participate for the individual awards.

I and the other Officers of the First Masonic District Officers Association look forward to your year as Master of your Lodge. Feel free to contact any of us for help or questions.


James Couch

President, F.M.D.O.A.