Lodge and Temple Resume In-Person Meetings

New Carlisle Lodge and New Carlisle Masonic Temple have resumed in-person meetings supplemented by enhanced electronic remote meetings. Do not return to lodge if you have concerns regarding the transmission of the Covid-19 virus.

At present newsletters are not being published, but frequent e-mail communications are being used to update members on current and future activities. Please give your attention to an important e-mail update dated June 6, 2021 from W.B. Jay Maxwell, Lodge Secretary, regarding your account registration with the Grand Lodge.

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Officers For 2021 Elected and Installed

2020-11 Lodge 2021 Officers
The officers for 2021 were elected and installed at the Annual Meeting on Novemebr 12, 2020. Please congratulate and support the officers on their labor on the behalf of New Carlisle Lodge #100.

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Adam Newsome Completes Final Requirement For Royal Scofield Society

Berry biography

Brother Adam Newsome presented a paper to New Carlisle Lodge on October 22, “The Biography of William Berry.” It was his final requirement to gain membership in the Royal Scofield Society. Pictured from left to right: Austin Pearson, Alexander Herbert, Adam Newsome, William Berry. Bill has been a member of NC Lodge for 63 years. We are very proud to have Brother Adam Newsome and W.B. William Berry as members of New Carlisle Lodge.

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Coronavirus Update

Masonic meetings and activities have resumed under limits designed by the Grand Lodge to mitigate viral spread and lessen member risks. For members in high-risk categories, DO NOT feel obligated to return to lodge, or any event, until YOU are comfortable doing so. If you have a temperature or do not feel well, please Stay Home.

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Coronavirus ( Covid19) All Masonic Events Canceled Through May 10

Grand Master Keith W. Newton has ordered the immediate cancellation of all Masonic events through May 10, 2020. This order, which includes, but not limited to, Stated Meetings, Special Meetings, Annual Inspections, Ceremonies, Social Events, Temple Companies, District Association Meetings, Craft Clubs, District Grand Master Receptions and Grand Master’s One-Day Class events is in effect through May 10.

All New Carlisle Lodge, Chapter, Council, Craft Club and Masonic Association events are canceled through May 10.

Per guidelines from The Ohio Department of Health, The Ohio Masonic Home, Browning Masonic Community, and Western Reserve Campuses are closed to the public.

Use this time to care for each other. Call, Text, Email your brother masons and widows to check on their well-being.

Lodge Calendar
: NO Meetings in APRIL
April 12 EASTER
May 14 @ 6:00 Free Dinner before Stated Meeting May 14 @ 7:00 Lodge Stated Meeting
May 19 @ 7:00 P.M. Chapter/Council Stated Meeting

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170th Annual Inspection February 8

Our 170th Annual Inspection was a wonderful meeting of Masons. In attendance were 24 members (11 Past Masters) and 45 visitors for a total of 69. Right Worshipful Brother David Waggoner, DDGM of the 9th Masonic District, complimented New Carlisle Lodge and our officers on our inspection and the work we do all year. The Lecture was given by WM. Brian Roberts,WB. Douglas Baker gave the Apron Lecture and Bro. Richard Woodward gave the Charge. The Honorary Degree of Yellow Dog was conferred on many visiting Master Masons.

Annual Inspection
This is an important month for our Lodge. The 170th Annual Inspection of New Carlisle Lodge will be held on Saturday, Feb. 8. We cordially invite all Past Masters, Members of our Lodge and ALL Masons to join us. Our inspection will be in the Entered Apprentice Degree. Breakfast will be served from 7:30 to 8:30 A.M. with the Lodge opening at 9:00 A.M. NO reservations needed for breakfast. Pay at the door $7.

Parking Reminder

We’d like to remind all the brethren attending our Annual Inspection that the city of New Carlisle has a two hour parking limit on Main Street. Therefore, we encourage you to park off the main street on any of the side streets or in the Municipal Parking Lot on Church Street, one block West of the Temple. Thanks for your cooperation.

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Lodge Members Receive Awards – New 50 and 65 Year Members Honored

At our Stated meeting and Awards Night December 12 we recognized 3 of our new 50 and 65 year members. The evening began with a delicious meal prepared and served by Roger Thornbury and Earl Arnett. W.M.Brian Roberts reminded us of the events and prices of items 50 and 65 years ago.

After the meal, R.W.B. Shawn Johnson, Senior Grand Deacon of the Grand Lodge of Ohio presented the 50 and 65 year service pins and certificates.

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Grand Master’s One Day Class – May 9, 2020

All three degrees in one day at the Ohio Masonic Home. Time to start thinking about who would be a good candidate for the one day class. Brothers, sons, grandsons, and friends who have busy schedules and fearful of the examination after each degree may be good candidates for this option.

Petitions, with $160.00 check for degree fees, must be received by March 12 to give proper time for investigation and balloting.

Request a candidate petition from the Lodge Secretary.

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41st Annual Christmas Party and Dinner December 2 – Update


Our 41st Annual Christmas Dinner and Party with Residents of the Ohio Masonic Home was held December 2 with 30 residents and employees from the Masonic Community, and 30 members, their spouses, and friends in attendance. Roger Thornbury, Earl Arnett, Brian Roberts and Al Kilbourne collaborated in preparing their usual fine meal consisting of the popular ham loaves, au gratin potatoes, green beans, assortment of salads and desserts, along with rolls, butter and drinks. Carols were sung and Santa Claus (John Wigger) made his usual visit to the party delighting both young and old alike as he distributed gifts to the residents of the home. Less we forget, we wish to thank everyone who brought food, assisted in caring and serving the residents of the home, and who so ably cleaned up the kitchen and fellowship hall after the party. Many hands make for light work!


The Ohio Masonic Home 41st Annual Christmas Dinner party will be held on Monday, December 2, 2019 at New Carlisle Masonic Temple, with dinner scheduled for 6:00 p.m. We invite all Masons and their families (especially children and/or grandchildren) to join us for this traditional holiday event to entertain and honor Ohio Masonic Home residents, and to once again have a visit from Santa Claus. The entrée (ham loaves) drinks, bread will be furnished. We ask all those attending to bring a salad or dessert. Please call or email Ranold Seymour or Don Rutledge to let us know how many will be coming and what side dish you are bringing.

Need Reservations by November 27

Ron Seymour, @ 937-727-9800 or E-mail ranold.seymour@gmail.com,
Don Rutledge, @ 937-474-5600 or E-mail donald-rutledge@sbcglobal.net

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Lodge/Chapter/Council Awards Dinner – Thursday, December 12

We are honoring our new 25, 50 and 65 year members. Dinner will start at 5:30 p.m. Presentation will be made after dinner in the Fellowship Hall. All Masons and their families and guests are invited. The dinner is free but we need your reservations. Dinner will be served at 5:30 and Lodge will open at 7:00 p.m.

For Reservations – Call or Email BEFORE December 9
Jay Maxwell (937-307-6429 ) or jmax580@aol.com

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