November 23, 2019
Tri State Degree Day – Grand Rapids, MI
Join the Grand Master and Grand Lodge officers as Ohio, Michigan, and Indiana meet together
and each Grand Lodge will present one of their degrees. All Masters Masons are welcome to
attend Watch the Grand Lodge Website and Facebook pages for more information.
January 20-22, 2020
Grand Master’s Florida Receptions
The Grand Master, some of his officers, and representatives of the Ohio Masonic Home will
visit Florida in January to meet with Ohio Masons who spend the winter in Florida. It is a great
opportunity for fellowship, and the Grand Master will present service awards to Brethren if
requested by their Lodges. All Grand Lodge Officers attending pay their own way to this event.
No Grand Lodge funds are used, but the fellowship is priceless.
May 9, 2020
Grand Master’s Class
Grand Master Keith Newton has announced his plan to hold a Grand Master’s Class in each
district in Ohio on May 9, 2020. Districts can combine to take advantage of larger – regional
venues. Ohio’s two other officially recognized Masonic organizations, the Scottish Rite and York
Rite (Royal Arch Masons) will also hold their entry-level degrees to allow new Master Masons
expand their opportunities for fraternity.
June 7, 2020
Ohio Masonic Home Day – Springfield, Ohio
Join the Grand Master and Brethren from across Ohio at the Springfield Masonic Community for
Ohio Masonic Home Day. It will be a full day of fellowship and an opportunity to see Brotherly
Love, Relief, and Truth in action.
June 26, 2020
Ohio Special Olympics Opening Ceremonies – Columbus, Ohio
The Grand Lodge has again pledged to support Ohio Special Olympics for the 2020 year,
and the Grand Master welcomes all Masons to join him at the Opening Ceremonies. In the
meantime, donations can be made to the Grand Lodge Charitable Foundation designated for
August 29, 2020
Grand Master’s Motorcycle Ride for Charity
If you ride, mark your calendar and plan to join the Grand Master on a ride for charity. The
Grand Master may take his cue from General Patton and ask the Grand Chaplain to pray for
September 18-20, 2020
GLO Fellowship, Fun, and Family Retreat
What better way to bring Masons and their families together than a weekend of camping
(or lodging) at a state park? It is a first for the Grand Lodge, and while the Grand Master
plans for some Masonic events for the men, this is truly a time for families – wives, children,
grandchildren, and close friends – campfires, marshmallows, and much more.