Friday, June 14, 2013

Ohio Freemasonry, An Experience

It was my pleasure this past week to travel to Dayton, Ohio and meet with several brothers, and enjoy their company.  On a whim last week I sent out an e-mail to the Fiat Lux list server announcing my visit to Ohio.  I  immediately was greeted by Right Worshipful Dan Hrinko.  Brother Hrinko's excitement, and hospitality was like nothing I never experienced in Freemasonry, and was truly awe inspiring.

Brother Hrinko and I met Monday evening at the famous Pine Club Steak House in Dayton Ohio, there we ate like kings and discussed the current topics of Freemasonry.  Brother Hrinko is a one percenter, a man who has intense passion for Freemasonry and the education of our newly initiated, passed and raised brethren.  His efforts in the state of Ohio is a testament to the passion he lives through the obligations we all took.  He has added serious substance to their Grand Lodge education program, and was founding Master of Arts and Sciences Lodge No 792.  This lodge is not your typical Traditional Observance lodge, nor a European Lodge, but was developed with an emphasis on the craft, and furthering its education.  When you talk to Broher Hrinko he can't help but be proud of all he has done with Arts and Sciences, and the impact it had on the Masonic culture of Ohio.

Brother Hrinko took me to Clark Lodge #101 and they extended to me the same Masonic welcoming that you expect as a traveling Mason.  I always enjoy spending time with men like Dan Hrinko, his passion for our craft and his depth of masonic education made being around him an absolute pleasure.  I honestly hope I get to see him again, and spend more time with him, as he further sharpens my mind.  Below are pictures from the Masonic Temple in Springfield, OH.  The building itself is impressive as it has a bowling alley, 4 lodge rooms, a museum, and a massive Commandrey conclave.  I have attached the pictures below to spread the wonderfulness of the Masonic temple.











3 comments:

Revbert said...

Clark No.101 was the home lodge for my great-grandfather, Wm.Daniel Marshall, his brother-inlaw, Howard Pearson, and Pop Marshall's wife belonged to Eastern Star there.

Kristopher Stewart said...

In this miraculous Temple in Springfield, Ohio reside four Lodges. Clark Lodge #101 is the oldest Lodge of the four. Not only is Clark Lodge #101 my home Lodge but this magnificent Temple hosted one of our most memorable experiences in this life. Before I was initiated as an EA this beautiful Temple has an annual open house tour for the community. When the woman of my dreams and I started planning our place to host our marriage ceremony, the only place that stood out was the great architecture and the preserved original beauty of the Masonic Temple in Springfield, Ohio, so my wife and I met with the director of the Temple who provided an unforgettable, genuine service to host our ceremony. This wonderful experience our director of the Temple provided won my heart and attention over and aspire to be a good Mason who could one day give a service of the same just like the first MM I met did. Two months prior to our uniting of souls ceremony I earned the wonderful degree of an EA. Thank You Brother Ray!!!

Kristopher Stewart said...

In this miraculous Temple in Springfield, Ohio reside four Lodges. Clark Lodge #101 is the oldest Lodge of the four. Not only is Clark Lodge #101 my home Lodge but this magnificent Temple hosted one of our most memorable experiences in this life. Before I was initiated as an EA this beautiful Temple has an annual open house tour for the community. When the woman of my dreams and I started planning our place to host our marriage ceremony, the only place that stood out was the great architecture and the preserved original beauty of the Masonic Temple in Springfield, Ohio, so my wife and I met with the director of the Temple who provided an unforgettable, genuine service to host our ceremony. This wonderful experience our director of the Temple provided won my heart and attention over and aspire to be a good Mason who could one day give a service of the same just like the first MM I met did. Two months prior to our uniting of souls ceremony I earned the wonderful degree of an EA. Thank You Brother Ray!!!