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All degree formats begin with informative background information and discussion both before and after the degree presentation, The difference among the three formats is in the way the degree allegory is presented.
  • Study/digital format: The degree is presented in a digital format, usually video projection.
  • Table degree format: The degree is presented by being read in a manner similar to a radio play / readers' theater style. Audience members are encouraged to participate. Sound effects and limited properties may be used.
  • Theater format: The degree is presented in dramatic format on stage with appropriate sound, lighting and properties.

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    • April 27, 2019
    • 8:30 AM - 2:00 PM
    • Sandusky Masonic Center, 304 Wayne Street, Sandusky, OH 4487
    Register

    Honoring M.E.C. Ross R. Black II, Grand High Priest, Royal Arch Masons of Ohio.

    7:30 a.m.: Building opens
    8:30 a.m.: Registration opens
    9:00 a.m.: 4th degree to receive new members, Video
    10:00 a.m.: 7th Degree, Provost and Judge, Table degree
    11:00 a.m.: 15th Degree, Knight of the East, Live
    11:45 a.m.: Presentation of caps
    12:00 p.m.: Optional Lunch - $10
      1:00 p.m.: Mark Master degree, M.E.C. Ross Black as Right Worshipful Master.

    To receive the Mark Master degree, you must petition your local chapter first. Click here to download a Chapter petition and then submit one copy to your local Chapter and one to the Valley of the Firelands.

    To apply for assistance from the Black Cap Fund in paying the registration fee, you or a brother in need can download and complete the PDF application form or the fillable application form in Word. Instructions on how to submit it are on the form.

    Dress: Officers - Tuxedo; Others - Coat and tie

    Accessible: Yes

    The initiation fee for each new member of Scottish Rite joining the Valley of the Firelands at this reunion includes a black cap. Also, $30 of the fee will be returned to his Lodge, and if he is a Chapter member $20 will be returned to his Chapter.

    A custom commemorative pin and certificate will be awarded.

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    • May 01, 2019
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Gibson Lodge #301, 34 Pleasant Street, Wakeman, OH 44889
    Register
    Monthly board meeting and election and open installation of officers.

    Dress: Business Casual

    Accessible: Yes

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    • May 04, 2019
    • 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • Tiffin Lodge #77, 179 S. Washington Street, Tiffin, OH 44883
    • May 11, 2019
    • 8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
    • Findlay Masonic Complex, 303 Osborn Avenue, Findlay, OH 45840
    • May 15, 2019
    • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Fostoria Lodge #288, 113 E Tiffin Street, Fostoria, OH 44830
    Register

    5:00 PM: Building opens
    6:00 PM: Registration opens
    6:30 PM: 4th Degree to receive new members, Video
    7:30 PM: 24th Degree, Brother of the Forest, Video

    Dress: Coat and tie

    Accessible: Yes

    This counts in the Valley of the Firelands as either the Consistory Degree or as one of the "five other degrees" required to qualify for the 32nd degree. Click here for more information.

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    • May 18, 2019
    • 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Gibson Lodge #301, 34 Pleasant Street, Wakeman, OH 44889
    Register

    8:00 AM: Building opens
    9:00 AM: Registration opens
    9:30 AM: 4th Degree to receive new members, Video
    10:30 AM: 24th Degree, Brother of the Forest, Video

    Dress: Coat and tie

    Accessible: Yes

    This counts in the Valley of the Firelands as either the Consistory Degree or as one of the "five other degrees" required to qualify for the 32nd degree. Click here for more information.

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    • June 01, 2019
    • 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
    • Hilton Garden Inn, 6165 Levis Common Blvd., Perrysburg, OH 43551

    1:30 pm - 3:30 pm: Official opening of the Ohio Council of Deliberation, Commodore Ball Room
    5:00 pm - 6:30 pm: Banquet

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    • June 05, 2019
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Warpole Lodge #176, 118 W. Johnson Street, Upper Sandusky, OH 4335
    Register
    Monthly board meeting.

    Dress: Business Casual

    Accessible: Yes

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    • June 08, 2019
    • Bellevue Lodge #273, 1108 Castalia Street, Bellevue, OH 44811
    • June 16, 2019
    • 4:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Zenobia Shrine, 8048 Broadstone Blvd., Perrysburg, OH 43551
    Register


    Dress: Business Casual

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    • June 22, 2019
    • 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Bellevue Lodge #273, 1108 Castalia Street, Bellevue, OH 44811
    Register

    In this stand-alone Educational event sponsored by the Valley of The Firelands, learn about a secret organization of Freemasons that preserved our Fraternity during one of the most trying times in World History.

    Dinner is included with this event.

    Dress: Business Casual

    Accessible: Yes

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    • July 03, 2019
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Monticello Lodge #244, 136 Hamer Street, Clyde OH, 43410
    Register
    Monthly board meeting.

    Dress: Business Casual

    Accessible: Yes

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    • July 14, 2019
    • 2:30 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Mt. Vernon Lodge #64, 319 E. Main Street, Norwalk, OH 44857
    Register

    2:30 p.m.: Building opens
    3:00 p.m.: Registration opens
    3:30 p.m.: 4th degree to receive new members - Video
    4:30 p.m.: 31st Degree - My Brother's Keeper - Video
    5:30 p.m.: Dinner
    6:30 p.m.: 14th Degree, Grand Elect Mason - Live

    Dress: Coat and tie

    Accessible: Yes

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    • August 07, 2019
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Genoa Lodge #433, 603 North Main Street, Genoa, OH 43430
    Register
    Monthly board meeting.

    Dress: Business Casual

    Accessible: No

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    • August 21, 2019
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Brainard #336, 686 County Road 99, Fremont, OH 4342
    Register

    5:00 PM: Building opens
    6:00 PM: Registration opens
    6:30 PM: 4th Degree to receive new members, Video
    7:30 PM: 13th Degree, Master of the Ninth Arch, Table degree

    Dress: Coat and tie

    Accessible: Yes

    This counts in the Valley of the Firelands as either the Consistory Degree or as one of the "five other degrees" required to qualify for the 32nd degree. Click here for more information.

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    • August 24, 2019
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Bellevue Lodge #273, 1108 Castalia Street, Bellevue, OH 44811
    Register

    8:00 AM: Building opens
    9:00 AM: Registration opens
    9:30 AM: 4th Degree to receive new members, Video
    10:30 AM: 13th Degree, Brother of the Forest, Table degree

    Dress: Coat and tie

    Accessible: No

    This counts in the Valley of the Firelands as either the Consistory Degree or as one of the "five other degrees" required to qualify for the 32nd degree. Click here for more information.

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    • September 04, 2019
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Golden Rule Lodge #562, 117 1/2 Myrtle Avenue, Willard, OH 44890
    Register
    Monthly board meeting.

    Dress: Business Casual

    Accessible: No

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    • September 08, 2019
    • 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Moreno's Casual Dining, 109 W Findlay St, Carey, OH 43316

    4:00 p.m.: Building opens
    4:30 p.m.: Registration and Social Hour
    6:00 p.m.: Dinner
    6:45 p.m.: Program honoring new and newly-elected 33rds
    8:00 p.m.: Close 

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    • September 27, 2019
    • September 29, 2019


    • September 28, 2019
    • 2:30 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Mansfield Masonic Temple, 1250 Middle Bellville Road, Mansfield, OH 44903
    Register

    2:30 p.m.: Building opens
    3:00 p.m.: Registration opens
    3:30 p.m.: 4th degree to receive new members, Video
    4:30 p.m.: 12th Degree, Prince of Jerusalem, Live
    5:30 p.m.: Dinner
    6:30 p.m.: 17th Degree, Knight of the East and West, Live

    Dress: Coat and tie

    Accessible: Yes

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    • October 02, 2019
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Galion Lodge #414, 1252 State Route 598, Galion, OH 44833
    Register
    Monthly board meeting.

    Dress: Business Casual

    Accessible: Yes

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    • October 06, 2019
    • October 08, 2019


    • October 09, 2019
    • October 10, 2019


    • October 10, 2019
    • October 12, 2019


    • October 17, 2019
    • October 19, 2019


    • October 23, 2019
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Warpole Lodge #176, 118 W. Johnson Street, Upper Sandusky, OH 43351
    Register

    5:00 PM: Building opens
    6:00 PM: Registration opens
    6:30 PM: 4th Degree to receive new members, Video
    7:30 PM: 23rd Degree, Knight of Valor, Table degree

    Dress: Coat and tie

    Accessible: No

    This counts in the Valley of the Firelands as either the Consistory Degree or as one of the "five other degrees" required to qualify for the 32nd degree. Click here for more information.

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    • October 26, 2019
    • 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Green Springs Lodge #427, 110 South Broadway, Green Springs, OH 44836
    Register

    8:00 AM: Building opens
    9:00 AM: Registration opens
    9:30 AM: 4th Degree to receive new members, Video
    10:30 AM: 23rd Degree, Knight of Valor, Table degree

    Dress: Coat and tie

    Accessible: Yes

    This counts in the Valley of the Firelands as either the Consistory Degree or as one of the "five other degrees" required to qualify for the 32nd degree. Click here for more information.

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    • November 06, 2019
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Sandusky Masonic Center, 304 Wayne Street, Sandusky, OH 44870
    Register
    Monthly board meeting.

    Dress: Business Casual

    Accessible: Yes

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    • November 10, 2019
    • 4:30 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Tiffin Lodge #77, 179 S. Washington Street, Tiffin, OH 44883

    Open to Valley of the Firelands members who either have not received the 32nd degree and meet the prerequisites or who have received the 32nd Degree, as well as all visitors from other Valleys.

    3:00 p.m.: Building opens
    4:00 p.m.: Registration opens
    5:00 p.m.: Dinner (By reservation only)
    6:00 p.m.: 32nd Degree -- Sublime Prince of the Royal Secret - Live

    Dress: Officers - Tuxedo, Members - Coat and tie

    Accessible: Yes

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    • December 04, 2019
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Seneca Lodge #790, 303 South Madison Street, Republic OH, 44867
    Register
    Monthly board meeting.

    Dress: Business Casual

    Accessible: Yes

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Past events

April 15, 2019 Feast of the Pascal Lamb
April 03, 2019 VOTF Board of Trustees Meeting
March 12, 2019 11th Degree - Sublime Master Elected
March 09, 2019 11th Degree - Sublime Master Elected
March 06, 2019 VOTF Board of Trustees Meeting
March 03, 2019 RITE ON! Launching a New Year in the Scottish Rite
February 28, 2019 6th Degree - Knight of the Brazen Serpent
February 23, 2019 6th Degree - Knight of the Brazen Serpent
February 06, 2019 VOTF Board of Trustees Meeting
January 12, 2019 28th Degree - Knight of the Sun
January 09, 2019 28th Degree - Knight of the Sun
January 02, 2019 VOTF Board of Trustees Meeting
December 05, 2018 VOTF Board of Trustees and General Membership Meeting
November 17, 2018 32nd Degree - Sublime Prince of the Royal Secret
November 07, 2018 VOTF Board of Trustees Meeting - Election of Valley officers
November 03, 2018 Fall Reunion - 4th, 14th, 16th, and 17th Degrees
October 20, 2018 27th Degree - Knight of Jerusalem
October 18, 2018 Grand Commandery, Knights Templar of Ohio
October 17, 2018 27th Degree - Knight of Jerusalem
October 12, 2018 Grand Lodge of Ohio, F. & A.M.
October 10, 2018 Grand Chapter, Royal Arch Masons of Ohio
October 07, 2018 Grand Council, Royal & Select Masons of Ohio
October 03, 2018 VOTF Board of Trustees Meeting
September 26, 2018 20th Degree - Master Ad Vitum
September 22, 2018 20th Degree - Master Ad Vitum
September 05, 2018 VOTF Board of Trustees Meeting
August 25, 2018 5th Degree - Perfect Master
August 23, 2018 5th Degree - Perfect Master
August 22, 2018 Hospitality/Registration/Finance Meeting
August 18, 2018 Sandusky City Bicentennial Parade
August 12, 2018 Celebrate the Rite!
August 01, 2018 VOTF Board of Trustees Meeting
July 28, 2018 Summer Degree Day - 4th, 10th, and 26th degrees
July 25, 2018 Degree Oversight and Program Meeting
July 11, 2018 VOTF Board of Trustees Meeting
June 28, 2018 9th Degree - Master of the Temple
June 24, 2018 9th Degree - Master of the Temple
June 06, 2018 VOTF Board of Trustees Meeting
June 02, 2018 Ohio Council of Deliberation
May 23, 2018 25th Degree - Master of Achievement
May 20, 2018 32nd Degree - Sublime Prince of the Royal Secret
May 15, 2018 Practice for 32nd degree ceremonial and allegory
May 10, 2018 Annual Installation of Officers
May 09, 2018 Practice for 32nd degree ceremonial and allegory
May 08, 2018 29th Degree - Knight of St. Andrew
May 05, 2018 29th Degree - Knight of St. Andrew
May 03, 2018 Practice for 32nd degree allegory
May 02, 2018 VOTF Board of Trustees Meeting and Election of Officers
April 24, 2018 Practice for 32nd degree allegory
April 21, 2018 Spring Reunion - 4th, 15th, and 22nd Degrees
April 04, 2018 VOTF Board of Trustees Meeting
March 26, 2018 Feast of the Pascal Lamb
March 21, 2018 Dress Rehearsal, Feast of the Pascal Lamb
March 17, 2018 13th Degree - Master of the Ninth Arch
March 15, 2018 Rehearsal for Feast of the Pascal Lamb
March 13, 2018 13th Degree - Master of the Ninth Arch
March 07, 2018 VOTF Board of Trustees Meeting
March 06, 2018 Briefing for Bucyrus Lodge # 139
March 06, 2018 Rehearsal for Feast of the Pascal Lamb
March 04, 2018 Reverse Raffle
February 10, 2018 30th Degree - Grand Inspector
February 08, 2018 30th Degree - Grand Inspector
February 07, 2018 VOTF Board of Trustees Meeting
February 06, 2018 Briefing for Sycamore Lodge # 520
January 28, 2018 RITE ON! Launching a New Year in the Scottish Rite
January 13, 2018 19th Degree - Brother of the Trail
January 10, 2018 19th Degree - Brother of the Trail
January 03, 2018 VOTF Board of Trustees Meeting
December 06, 2017 VOTF Board of Trustees Meeting
November 25, 2017 Degree Catch-up Day
November 01, 2017 Board of Trustees
October 14, 2017 FALL DEGREE SHOWCASE
September 28, 2017 21st Degree
July 29, 2017 AASR NMJ Valley of the Firelands UD presents the 18th Degree: Knight of the Rose Croix
June 25, 2017 AASR Valley of the Firelands presents the 26th Degree: Friend and Brother Eternal
June 21, 2017 AASR Valley of the Firelands presents the 26th Degree: Friend and Brother Eternal
May 20, 2017 AASR Valley of the Firelands presents the 11th Degree: Sublime Master Elected
May 17, 2017 AASR Valley of the Firelands presents the 11th Degree: Sublime Master Elected
May 05, 2017 AASR Valley of the Firelands presents the 14th Degree: Grand Elect Mason
April 09, 2017 AASR Valley of the Firelands presents The Feast of the Pascal Lamb
March 13, 2017 AASR Valley of the Firelands presents the 4th & 7th Degrees
March 11, 2017 AASR Valley of the Firelands presents the 4th & 7th Degrees
February 11, 2017 AASR Valley of the Firelands presents...the 4th & 31st Degrees
February 08, 2017 AASR Valley of the Firelands presents...the 4th & 31st Degrees
November 12, 2016 Valley of the Firelands - Scottish Rite Day Celebration
October 29, 2016 4th Degree - Master Traveler & STUDY DEGREE - 12th Degree - Knight of Valor (Master of Mercy Degree)
October 11, 2016 Open Cast Call
October 11, 2016 Open Crew Call
September 29, 2016 4th Degree - Master Traveler & TABLE DEGREE - 23rd Degree - Knight of Valor (Four Chaplains Degree)
September 07, 2016 Open Cast Call
September 07, 2016 Open Crew Call
August 30, 2016 Open Cast Call
August 30, 2016 Open Crew Call
August 13, 2016 VOF Fundraiser
July 29, 2016 VOF Meet & Greet
June 25, 2016 Ohio Scottish Games
June 03, 2016 Ohio Council of Deliberation - Annual Meeting

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