• November 27, 2017 12:59 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

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    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. 

  • July 07, 2017 6:18 PM | Anonymous member

    Featured Degree for June is the 26th Degree: Friend and Brother Eternal (lessons of Integrity and Devotion to Country, Civil War setting).  We will be working this degree in the Study Degree format.  Study Degree = We will present the complete degree in one form or another (video this time) and in addition, we will have presentations on the background of the degree, the historical context, the characters, the philosophy, and the masonic core values of the degree in depth.

    Wednesday, June 21, Green Springs Masonic Lodge

    Green Springs Lodge No. 427

    110 1/2 South Broadway St., Greensprings, OH 44836

    Registration opens at 6:00 PM
    4th Degree for New Members will begin at 6:30 PM*
    26th Degree will begin at 7:30 PM     

    Sunday, June 25, Vermilion Masonic Lodge
    Ely Lodge No. 424
    654 1/2 Main Street, Vermilion OH, 44089
    Registration opens at 6:00 PM
    4th Degree for New Members will begin at 6:30 PM*
    26th Degree will begin at 7:30 PM 

  • May 05, 2017 11:25 PM | Anonymous member

    Friday night the Eliadah Lodge of Perfection portrayed a great degree presentation, shared excellent fellowship, and enjoyed an opportunity to Connect, Learn & Growth with The Valley of The Firelands.

     14th Degree: Grand Elect Mason (lessons of Reverence for God).  This degree was worked in the Theater Degree format. Theater Degree = Presenting the degrees in the traditional full stage or floor style presentations with costumes, props, etc.

    Friday, May 5, Oberlin Masonic Lodge, Oberlin Lodge No. 380
    12354 Leavitt Rd., Oberlin, OH 44074

    Hope you enjoy photos from the event at Oberlein Lodge:

    Candidates for Degrees in the Valley of the Firelands being inducted: capped and pinned.


    (above l>r) B:.Eddington (Medina #58), B:.Pine (Gibson #301), B:.Jacob (Stonington #501), B:.Steinhoff (Elyria #787), second group: Ill:.Kemerley (Carey #420), RWB:.Radocy (Gibson #301) & RWB:.Beach

    (above l>r) B:.Eddington (Medina #58), B:.Pine (Gibson #301), B:.Jacob (Stonington #501), B:.Steinhoff (Elyria #787), RWB:.Radocy (Gibson #301) 

    (above l>r) B:.Eddington (Medina #58), B:.Pine (Gibson #301),

    B:.Jacob (Stonington #501), B:.Steinhoff (Elyria #787)

    (above) The Eliadah Lodge of Perfection - 14th Degree

    (above)The Eliadah Lodge of Perfection - 14th Degree Cast & Valley of the Firelands Candidates

    (above l>r, backrow) Donald Ensor (Medina #58), Joseph Huber (University Hts. #738),

    Earl Haywood Bey III (Clifton Gaston Allen #664), Aarne Lillo (University Hts. #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)

    (above l>r, front row) John Pine  (Gibson #301), Nelson Fontanez (Stonington #503) 

    (above) The Eliadah Lodge of Perfection Line and Cast receiving the Candidates and Guests following the work. 


    Fellowship following the Degree work in the Dining Hall at Oberlein Lodge


  • 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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