170th Annual Meeting – November 14

Election & Installation
Dinner 6:00 PM – Lodge Opens 7:00 PM
All Members, who are able, should attend at least 2 meetings a year and this is one of them. The other is our Inspection in February. Our annual meeting and election of officers for the year 2020 will be held on Thursday, November 14. New Carlisle Lodge and New Carlisle Craft Club officers will be installed at this same meeting. Mark your calendar today and plan on attending this important meeting. Your lodge and lodge officers are looking forward to seeing you at our annual meeting

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Heritage of Flight

The New Carlisle Heritage of Flight Festival was a great success. The weather was good both days. The car show on Friday had 940 cars participating. Saturday was also outstanding with a wonderful parade featuring aircraft and many local parade units. Our food booth sales were very good. Thanks to all the members, wives, sons and daughters that helped.

Food Booth In front of New Carlisle Masonic Temple
New Carlisle Heritage of Flight Festival

2019 food booth

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Your E-Mail Address is Needed

Due to cost and postal regulations this is the last year we will be mailing our newsletter. After December newsletters will be sent only by e-mail. Printed copies will be available at the Temple. Your e-mail address will not be shared or given to anyone other than the Grand Lodge of Ohio and New Carlisle Lodge. If you are not now receiving the newsletter by e-mail please send your e-mail address to: Jay Maxwell (jmax580@aol.com)

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Sweet Corn Festival

August 8 Stated Meeting 7 P.M. Everyone enjoys FRESH corn on the cob. All masons are invited to join us and after the Stated meeting we will serve delicious fresh corn on the cob.

Light Refreshments Served at 6 P.M.
Dress: Summer casual.

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Fifteenth Annual Outdoor Raising

15th Annual Outdoor Raising – July 27 – 9A.M. New Carlisle and Mt. Olivet Lodges will confer the Master Mason Degree at the Annual Outdoor Raising located at 12681 St. Rt. 55, St. Paris, Ohio 43072. All Master Masons are welcome. New Carlisle will provide a free lunch after the raising.In the event of rain, it will be moved to Mt. Olivet Lodge, Christiansburg.

Bring an apron and lawn chair. Dress: summer casual.

Directions: North on Rt 235 to left on St. Rt. 55. It’s between Rt 235 and Panhandle
Rd on Rt. 55. Turn left into the Drive. Watch for signs.

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Hawaiian Luau – July 11

July 11 Stated Meeting 7 PM: The theme for this Stated Meeting is a Hawaiian Luau. A free dinner will be served prior to the meeting at 6 PM. Dress: Hawaiian or summer casual

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White Apron Meeting

June 13 Stated Meeting 7 PM: Many masons have trouble finding their white apron that was presented to them in the Entered Apprentice Degree. Because of this many years ago we asked our members to find their white apron and wear it at our June Stated Meeting. This has become an annual event and we invite Masons from other lodges to join us in this tradition by wearing their white apron at our June Stated meeting. A free Dinner will be served prior to the meeting at 6 PM. Dress: Casual.

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Annual Strawberry Festival

The Annual Strawberry Festival is on June 8 from 5-7 P.M. All New Carlisle members, families and friends are invited to our FREE Annual Strawberry Festival. Fresh strawberries, ice cream and biscuits will be served. If you haven’t been to the temple in awhile this is a great opportunity to enjoy fresh strawberries and ice cream with your family and friends at the lodge. Give your sons, daughters and grandchildren a call and invite them to join you at the temple.

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New Carlisle Lodge Is Open All Summer – Upcoming Events

While most lodges and other Masonic organizations do not meet in the months of July and August, New Carlisle Lodge meets throughout the summer with Stated Meetings in July and August. We invite all Masons in the area to join us this summer. Our lodge is air conditioned and dress is casual in the summer.

June – Annual Strawberry Festival
June – White Apron Meeting
July – Luau
July – Annual Outdoor Raising
August – Sweet Corn Festival

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20th Annual Community Recognition and Family Night Dinner May 17 @ 6:30

New Carlisle Lodge will host a Masonic Family Night, Friday May 17 with a free dinner at 6:30 p.m. and we cordially invite all to attend. The evening activities will be devoted to honoring our Ladies, widows of deceased brethren, presentation of “The Community Builder’s Award” to a deserving resident of our community to show our appreciation for their outstanding efforts and contributions to our community. We will also recognize exemplary service by a youth in the Tecumseh, Bethel, and Northwestern School Districts.

There is no charge for the dinner but reservations are required. Doors open at 6:00 for a social period, dinner served at 6:30

Bring your family and friends and join us for this evening of good food and fellowship. Please contact Helmut Schuster 937-244-2895 (helm.schuster@gmail.com) or Jay Maxwell (jmax580@aol.com) for reservations on or before May 14.

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