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2020 News


October 11, 2020
Rockin' Horse Saloon, Sandusky, OH

Valley brothers and their wives enjoyed an informal afternoon. An auction of items donated by Valley brethren was held courtesy of the auctioneering talents of Caid McKinley. Attendees also participated in a reverse raffle to benefit the Valley.

Celebrate the Rite!

September 13, 2020
Moreno's Casual Dining, 109 W Findlay St, Carey, OH

More than 40 brothers enjoyed a meal together to celebrate Scottish Rite Masonry and to congratulate Arnie Humphries and Gail Reeder on being inducted as Meritorious Service Award recipients. Five MSAs attended to help celebrate the event and participate in the ceremonies.

27th Degree - Knight of Jerusalem

August 20, 2020
Bucyrus Lodge #139, Bucyrus, OH

About 40 brothers enjoyed the 27th degree in table format in Bucyrus. Five new members were added to the Valley of the Firelands after witnessing the Valley's on-boarding program and the new 4th degree.

27th Degree - Knight of Jerusalem

August 22, 2020
Brainard Lodge #336, Fremont, OH

About 35 brothers saw the 27th degree in table format in Fremont. Two new members were added to the Valley of the Firelands after witnessing the Valley's on-boarding program and the new 4th degree.

Lodge Ambassadors Inaugural Meeting

August 19, 2020
Galion Lodge #414, Galion, OH

About 20 Lodge Ambassadors and valley officers attended the inaugural meeting of the Lodge Ambassadors. The vision and goals of the Ambassador program were introduced and the different programs and methods available for use by Ambassadors were explained.

2020 Coronavirus Epidemic Quarantine

March 16, 2020 - August 20, 2020

The valley sent out a poll on March 25, 2020, asking how the members are doing. We are thankful that nearly all reported that they were doing well. Brother Richard Cory, however, did have some problems and Valley volunteers helped and gave him relief.

21st Degree Patriarch Noachite

February 27, 2020, Galion Lodge, Galion, OH

Pictured below are most of the 35 brethren who witnessed and participated in a Table Degree version of the 21st degree. Five Masons, Dakota Kirsch, Michael Smith, Buddie LaRue, Will Mitchell, and Jason Sabiers (all wearing white new member collars) received the 4th degree and were welcomed into the Valley of the Firelands.

Alfred Phillip Thomas was presented with the Sammy Lee Davis Defender of Peace & Freedom award, signed by David A. Glattly, Sovereign Grand Commander, in recognition of his service to his country as a veteran of the armed forces.

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