Special Degree Conferral
September 10, 2021
Staff Sergeant Wyatt J. Cooke (left), received the 4th and 26th Degrees in a special session called to accommodate his leave time between Incirlik Air Base, Turkey and Lakenheath Base in England. Wyatt is the son of Robert Cooke (right), Senior Warden of Platt Benedict Chapter of Rose Croix in The Valley of The Firelands.
20th Degree at Ashland, Ohio
August 17, 2021
Forty-seven brethren gathered at the Ashland Lodge building to receive the 20th degree, Brother Ad Vitam. Frank Schumacher, a new plural member from the Valley of Columbus, received his cap from Ill. Duane Kemerley, 33o. Cody Noon, Junior Warden in the Platt Benedict Chapter of Rose Croix, then presented the introduction to the video produced by the Northern Masonic Jurisdiction and guided the discussion afterward.
Masonry Challenges Program
August 14, 2021
More than 50 brethren enjoyed a presentation by R. W. B. William Carter III, Grand Orator of the Grand Lodge of Ohio, on the many challenges to Masonry. Listed as a program on anti-Masonry, it detailed a number of challenges faced by the fraternity and its members both from inside and outside the fraternity. More than 50 brethren gave rapt attention to the presentation that lasted more than five hours with a dinner break in the middle. That so many brethren stayed through the entire presentation is a testament to the skill of R. W. B. Carter in leading the give and take of ideas during this highly worthwhile discussion.
10th Degree - Master Elect
May 20, 22, 2021
Twenty-five brethren and visitors from other Valleys attended each of the two offerings of the 10th Degree in the Bucyrus Temple on May 20 and the Vermillion Temple on May 22. Scottish Rite caps were presented to several brethren who had recently joined as plural members. The members were then presented the introductory educational material, and most participated as characters in the table format of the degree.
Hector Kilbourne Lodge of Perfection
Elected: Michael J. Cooley, Thrice Potent Master; William Bevens, Deputy Master; Eric Young, Senior Warden; Appointed: Daniel J. Harr, Sr., Junior Warden; Robert Lemaster, Orator; Austin Norville, Master of Ceremonies; Will Mitchell, Captain of the Guard
Seneca-Green Springs Council of Princes of Jerusalem
Elected: Jeffrey Ingersol, Sovereign Prince; Shaun Taylor, High Priest; Edward Andres, Jr., Senior Warden; Appointed: Tony Wise, Junior Warden; Scott O. Nave, Master of Ceremonies; Joseph Anthony, Master of Entrances
Platt Benedict Chapter of Rose Croix
Elected: Gail Reeder, Most Wise Master; Robert Cooke, Senior Warden; Cody Noon, Junior Warden; Appointed: Tom Hilton, Orator; Daniel Brake, Master of Ceremonies; Kirk Miller, Captain of the Guard
Sandusky and the Firelands Consistory
Elected: Douglas A. Kranch, Commander-in-Chief; Alan Bacon, 1st Lt. Commander; Russel Beach, 2nd Lt. Commander; Appointed: Robert Weber, Jr., Orator; Lawrence Palmer, Chancellor; Max Rowe, Master of Ceremonies; David Dauterman, Captain of the Guard
Tyler of the Valley: Arnold Humphrey
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