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To report any distress, illness or good news contact our Senior Deacon:
Brian Davis 2708 Liggett Drive, Parma, OH 44134
(440) 915-5518 | brian78@outlook.com

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North Star Lodge #638 is celebrating their 100th year in Freemasonry with a Reconsecration Ceremony and a dinner preceding. This is a great opportunity to meet the brethren of North Star, our Grand Lodge officers and others coming from far and wide. Please join us as we rededicate this lodge and ourselves to embracing our heritage and preserving the traditions of Freemasonry for generations to come!

DATE: June 13, 2018 TIME: Dinner at 6:00 p.m. | Reconsecration at 7.30 p.m.
LOCATION: West Park Masonic Temple, 15500 Triskett Road, Cleveland, Ohio 44111
Dinner is served at 6:00 p.m. and the cost is $10.00 per person.

BREWERS AND NOTABLES TOUR

Riverside Cemetery will hold its annual, walking,  Brewers and Notables Tour on Saturday, June 9th, starting with orientation in the Nationally Registered ,1876 Victorian  Stone Chapel on the grounds at 8:30 am.  Tour guides will be Cleveland Metroparks Historical Interpreter, Doug Kusak, covering the history of six  major Cleveland brewing families  at their grave sites.  Along the the route, former General Manager Bill Halley will discuss some of the historic persons and families at this historic 141 year-old Cemetery at their grave sites.  The orientation and tour lasts approximately 3 hours.  There is no charge for this event.  Comfortable shoes are recommended and an umbrella in the event of light rain as well.

If you plan to attend, an email to riverside.cemetery@att.net or a call to the office at (216) 351-4800 will help in our preparation.
The Cemetery is located at the Pearl Rd./W. 25th St. exit of I-71 and directly across the freeway from the Metro Hospital Main Campus.

  • If you think education is costly – try ignorance.
  • We would like to thank all the brethren who have made contributions to the Renovation Fund and to the Ohio Masonic Home.
  • All Serviceman, Police officers and their Families – Please keep them in your prayers
  • The Grand Master returned to his home in the 22nd District this past Saturday for a reception! A Navy Reserve Honor Guard, the Knights Templar forming an arch of steel, and awards to celebrate the achievements of two local youths and a hard-working patriot made for an evening of celebration and friendship. After receiving several generous donations toward his charitable efforts, the Grand Master shared a beautiful tribute to the men who influenced him deeply as Masons to close the evening. 8 of North Star’s members enjoyed the evening and dinner.
  • The Three Great Lights
    Taken together, the Bible, Square and Compasses are a symbol of Freemasonry and of Masonic life. In the public eye, the square and the compasses are universally a symbol of the Fraternity, so well recognized that their use is strictly controlled by civil law to the purposes of the Fraternity.
    The Square is the symbol of the Master; of rectitude of conduct; of morality; truthfulness and honesty . So universal has this meaning become that it is used throughout society. The square man is an honest man. To act on the Square honestly. In Freemasonry to “part upon the square” has its own symbolism. The square is a tool made of two members, pointing in different directions. Those directions are right to each other- a right angle, so called because the 90 degree angle is the only correct angle for stones to build a perpendicular and stable wall. When Brethren part “upon the square”, they leave each other in different directions of which if their destinations are unknown, their rightness is known. Brethren part in the full knowledge their courses until they meet again will be according to the angle of the square – right.
    The Compasses are a symbol of restraint; Of the principal tenants of Order; of skill and knowledge, for without their use square cannot be erected and without a square a temple cannot be built. In modern Masonic rituals, the compasses are dedicated to the craft and are emblematic of restraint of any over-emotional lack of control. It is this control of intemperance, excess temper, unjust judgement, intolerance, and selfishness that the spiritual compasses circumscribe.
  • The positions of the square and compasses in the three degrees of Masonry are symbols of light, further light and more light. With light being the symbol of knowledge and truth.
  • The Annual Chili Cook-off will be held at North Star Lodge, on Saturday, October 13th starting a 2:00 pm. There will be entertainment, Prizes for best Chili, people choice award, and 1-2-3 by the judges. If you bring Chili it is free, if you just come to eat Chili, hot dogs and desert it is a whopping $8. All proceeds will benefit our Building Renovation Fund. If any other information is needed call WB George Gordon 440-669-8036. or email him ddmau1@aol.com.
  • “Every morning, we get a chance to be different. A chance to change. A chance to be better. Your past is your past. Leave it there. Get on with the Future part.

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If you have any questions, opinions or contributions call, write or email our Sec’y
W.B. Bill Craig – 11735 Kader Dr, Parma Heights, OH 44130
(440) 212-4166 | pm1981oh638@aol.com