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13th Degree

March 13, 2018, Gibson Lodge #64, Wakeman, OH

26 participants, 4 new members

March 17, 2018, Galion Lodge #414, Galion, OH

22 participants, 3 new members

Reverse Raffle

March 4, 2018, Mount Vernon Lodge #64, Norwalk, OH 44857

Over $4,000 earned for the Valley.

30th Degree, 2018

February 8, Roby Lodge, Monroeville, 31 Participants, 7 new members.

February 10, Upper Sandusky Lodge, 15 Participants, 2 new members.

Degree Catch-up Day, November 25, 2017

Thirty-one members of the Valley of the Firelands Valley attended the Degree Catch-up Day held in Golden Rule Lodge in Willard, OH. The 4th degree was presented for new members, followed by the 7th and 23rd degrees in the table format and the 12th degree in the study format. 

26th Degree, Friend and Brother Eternal

The Valley of the Firelands put on the 26th Degree, Friend and Brother Eternal, on Wednesday, June 21, 2017, at Green Springs Lodge #427 and on Saturday, June 25, at Ely Lodge #424 in Vermillion.

This degree gave lessons of integrity and devotion to country in a Civil War setting. The Study Degree format was used, including presentations on the background of the degree, the historical context, the characters, the philosophy, and the masonic core values of the degree.

14th Degree: Grand Elect Mason

On Friday evening, May 5, 2017, the Eliadah Lodge of Perfection portrayed the 14th degree in an excellent theater presentation in Oberlin Lodge #380 in Oberlin, Ohio. They then shared fellowship, and enjoyed an opportunity to Connect, Learn & Growth with The Valley of The Firelands.

John Pine of Gibson Lodge #301 and Nelson Fontane of Stonington Lodge #503 were inducted into the Valley of the Firelands and then capped and pinned.

The Eliadah Lodge of Perfection Cast included Donald Ensor (Medina #58), Joseph Huber (University Heights. #738), Earl Haywood Bey III (Clifton Gaston Allen #664), Aarne Lillo (University Heights. #738), Jason Stitak (John W, Barkley #621), Robert Wakefield (John W, Barkley #621), Dr. Ross R. Black II, 33°, TPM (Mt. Akra #680), Arthur Dunger (Quarry #382), William Stamper (John W. Barkley #621), Kenneth Crouse, M.S.A. (Medina #58), Richard Phend (Solon #757), Howard Lev (University Hts. #738)

Below are photos taken of the evening.
  • February 12, 2017 7:22 PM | Anonymous member

    Firelands Brother Kim Sautter played a principal part (spoken - Selkirk Grace and piping) at a recent Robbie Burns Supper held at the Naslada Bistro in Bowling Green, Ohio.

    This event was featured in Section C within The Sunday Blade (Feb 12 2017).



  • January 27, 2017 5:29 PM | Anonymous member

    RWB's Radocy & Beach visit Stonington Lodge for a "Meet & Greet." Talk about the Valley of the Firelands 2017 Plans. 

  • January 27, 2017 5:27 PM | Anonymous member

    Navigate to the Calendar/Events menu to view the 2017 Events. 

  • November 12, 2016 11:05 PM | Anonymous member

    Ill. Douglas King, 33rd, Deputy's Representative for the Valley of the Firelands U. D. installed the following SR Brothers into office:

    Firelands Lodge of Perfection;

    Thrice Potent Master - Ill. Ron Runion, 33rd

    Deputy Master - Steve Cooley, 32nd

    Firelands Council Princes of Jerusalem;

    Sovereign Master - Ill. Duane Kemerley, 33rd

    High Priest - Gregory Zook, 32nd

    Firelands Chapter of Rose Croix;

    Most Wise Master - Joseph Radocy, 32nd

    Senior Warden - Ronald Drebert, 32nd

    Firelands Consistory;

    * Commander in Chief - Ill. Charles Murphy, 33rd

    1st Lieutenant - Jeff Kaple, 32nd

    * - To be be installed at the next meeting.


    Ill. Eric Schau, 33rd           - Hospitality

    Ill. William Laughlin, 33rd - Hospitality

    RWB Gary Miller, 32nd      - Finance

    RWB Joseph Radocy, 32nd - Membership

    VB Gregory Zook, 32nd      - Promotion


    VB Ronald Drebert, 32nd   - Executive Secretary

    RWB Larry Rentz, 32nd      - Treasurer


    RWB Steve Hessler, 32nd  - Education

    RWB Jeff Kaple, 32nd          - Membership

    Ill. Charles Murphy, 33rd   - Hospitality

    Ill. Duane Kemerley, 33rd  - Degree Oversight

    Term June 2016 to May 2017

    Bolded Members are Trustees on the Advisory Board


  • July 29, 2016 10:20 PM | Anonymous member

    A gathering of sixty plus Members of the Valley met to become better acquainted with the Concept driving this new organization of the Northern Jurisdiction of the Ancient Accepted Scottish Rite.

    They listened to presentations from Directors of the Foundation Board speak about "the Scottish Rite Experience," Why Join this Valley, Membership/Communication, Website/Promotion, Degrees and Casting Calls, Education, Programs/Events and Fundraising.

    Socializing and signups ensued.

    A great deal of excitement was generated through the evening!

  • June 25, 2016 8:00 PM | Anonymous member

    Four Members of the Firelands Formation Board visited the "games" this past Saturday for the purpose of assessing whether "a fit" exists with our Connect .  Learn . Grow motto and Tag Line.

    Brothers Runion, Radocy, Drebert & Zook spent time walking the Midway (eating!)  at the Lorain County Fairgrounds, watching the Opening Ceremonies (four National Anthems: USA, Canada, UK & Scotland), Parade of the Clans, various Highland athletic games, Piping/Drum Corp and Individual Events, British only sports car and motorcycle exhibit and perusing the various merchants selling apparel, food, jewelry and the like. The Ohio Scottish School of the Arts provides many young musicians for The Games!

    The weather was perfect! High 80's F and very few clouds. 

    Fun Fact(s):

    a) Did you know that an Ohio Tartan has been created and registered?  

    b) There also is a Masonic Tartan in existence (registered, too!).

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