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2018 News

32nd Degree
Saturday, November 17, 2018

Sandusky Masonic Center, Sandusky, Ohio

Over 40 Valley members were present for the second portrayal of the 32nd degree by the Valley of the Firelands. Twelve Valley candidates received the degree, having completed witnessing the ten degrees required by the Valley for receiving this degree.


The Valley's First Election and Installation of Officers
Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Galion Lodge #414, Galion, Ohio

Over 40 Valley members gathered to witness the first election and installation of Valley officers under our new Charters. MWB Doug Kaylor, Past Grand Master and Deputy for Ohio Scottish Rite installed the officers. Congratulations to:

  • Steve Cooley, Thrice Potent Master, Kilbourne Lodge of Perfection;
  • Jordan Lawrence, Sovereign Prince, Seneca-Greensprings Council of Princes of Jerusalem;
  • Duane Kemerley, Most Wise Master, Platt Benedict Chapter of Rose Croix; and
  • Jeff Kaple, Commander-in-Chief, Consistory of Sandusky and The Firelands

Fall Reunion
Saturday, November 3, 2018

Tiffin Lodge #77, Tiffin, OH

61 brothers in attendance, with 2 new brothers and 2 visitors from outside the Valley of The Firelands

27th Degree, Knight of Jerusalem
Saturday, October 20, 2018

Nevada Lodge #343, Nevada, OH

20 brothers in attendance, with 4 visitors from outside the Valley of The Firelands

The Valley of The Firelands presented VOF 33rd Degree jackets to the incoming Grand Master Jess Raines and Junior Past Grand Master Rick Schau.

 October 13, 2018

Grand Lodge, Kalahari Convention Center, Sandusky, OH

Sandusky Bicentennial Parade
Saturday, August 18, 2018

Sandusky, OH

Valley of the Firelands Float
Grand Master Rick Schau
Thank You Card From Science Lodge #50

Celebrate the Rite

Sunday, August 12, 2018

Neeley Conference and Hospitality Center, Terra Community College, Fremont, OH
Deputy's Representative Doug King and wife Mary.
Grand Master Rick Schau speaks to the crowd.
New Honorary "Colonel of the Firelands" Dwight Damschroder.
Jackets presented to Kim Nieset and Nancy Laughlin for their work with valley registration.

Ohio Council of Deliberation Annual Meeting
Saturday, June 2, 2018

Holiday Inn, 6001 Rockside Road, Independence, OH 44131
Some of the Valley of the Firelands members who attended the business session sporting new Scottish Rite jackets and ties.
Howard Park received the Valley of the Firelands' first Meritorious Service Award.
Howard Park with his wife Cherie and son David.
At the OCD celebration dinner.

25th Degree - Master of Achievement
Ben Franklin Degree

 May 23, 2018, Attica Lodge #367, Attica, OH

More than 30 current members were in attendance as 15 new hats were presented and 13 members were added.

32nd Degree - Sublime Prince of the Royal Secret

 May 20, 2018, Mount Vernon Lodge #64, Norwalk, OH


Installation of Officers for the Valley of The Firelands

Sandusky, Ohio, May 10, 2018


Front row: Jeff Kaple, Commander-in-chief, Consistory; Ron Drebert, Most Wise Master, Rose Croix; Jordan Lawrence, Sovereign Prince, Princes of Jerusalem; Steve Cooley, Thrice Potent Master, Lodge of Perfection

Back row: Russel Beach, 1st Lieutenant Commander, Consistory; Dwight Damschroder, Senior Warden, Rose Croix; Caid McKinley, High Priest, Princes of Jerusalem

29th Degree - Knight of Saint Andrew

 May 8, 2018, Nevada Lodge #343


Spring Reunion in The Valley of The Firelands

 22 new Members received in Sandusky.


Feast of the Pascal Lamb

March 26, 2018, Tiffin Lodge #77, Tiffin, OH

70 Masons and family members enjoyed this event.

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.

Contact an Officer: Email - secretary.valleyofthefirelands@gmail.com     
Phone - (419) 552-1483       Principal Location - North-central Ohio
Mailing Address: The Valley of the Firelands, P.O. Box 98, Tiffin, Ohio 44883
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