Our last meeting at the Barberton Masonic Temple was an Entered Apprentice degree for Brother’s Christopher P. & Benjamin H. There have been a lot of memories produced in this infamous room, and this photo captured that moment in time for those who attended.
Official Move to Barberton Masonic Complex 10/1/2022
On Saturday, October 22nd, the brethren met at the Masonic Temple, and with the asssitance of John Morganstern (Local Mason Contractor), we were able to cut the stonework loose from the building and remove the conerstone. It did not come out easy, it took several hours of cutting, prying, chiseling by hand to free it from its resting place for over 98 years.
Once we were able to cut it free from the building, we discovered a sealed copper box, a time-capsule, nestled inside the stone. It was held in place by a couple of wooden shims. It was exciting to see that it was there and we are anxious to open it up and inspect the contents. The history of National Lodge, from the early beginnings, are certainly contained within and we are looking forward to sharing its contents with the brethren.
For now, the cornerstone is resting comfortably near the entrance of the new Complex. We are reviewing options for making a new pedistal for it to set on, but for now, its on display for everyone to see. As for the time-capsule, we are thinking of a formal ‘Opening Ceremony’ sometime in April or June of 2023. There are many details to plan for this event and we will keep you informed on this historical event.
In previous bulletins, we showed you how to gain access to the Grand Lodge of Ohio Membership portal; which is called GrandView. Here are a few more items within the portal that will help you navigate.
When you login into Grand Lodge Masonic Membership Manager (grandview.systems), you will be presented with the dashboard referenced above. You can select items such as an events page, Grand Lodge information, a Resource page, My Profile and also find other lodges. For this lesson, we are using the ‘Feed’ selection.
Once you click on ‘Feed’, you are presented with communications from your Lodge, your District Lodge Officer’s as well as The Grand Lodge of Ohio information. Other Districts will also post in this area. They may also contain links to specific forms or flyers for events, such as the Golf Outings and Awards Night. These are just a few examples.