5th District Deacons and Wardens workshop

The Fifth District Education Officers have scheduled this year's workshop for Saturday, January 30 at Napoleon Lodge beginning at 9:00 a.m. Last year, our DEO's with the assistance of several other speakers presented very interesting programs promoting effective leadership for the Deacons and Wardens. Although the material will differ some this year, I'm sure the information presented will be both interesting and educational.
As the program will run into the early afternoon, a lunch will be provided at a nominal cost. To prepare adequately for the workshop and lunch, please let Napoleon Lodge secretary, RWB Doug Eis at surveyor@henry-net.com know how many will be attending from your lodge.
Please feel free to forward this message to your Deacons and Wardens and encourage them to attend this training as we all seek to improve leadership abilities in each of our lodges.
Bob Rettig, DDGM  

This Old Lodge

And this is just the sealant!  I can't wait to see the floors after Bill puts the finish down today.  See you all Sunday for the Officer Installation.  Remember to be at Lodge by 1:15pm for the 70 year pin presentation for Chalmers Spiess at Memorial Hall across Main St from the Lodge.

Masonic Services for Joe Schultz


It is my sad duty to announce the death of Brother Joe Schultz (longtime member of Swanton, then of Wauseon, and a great friend and frequent visitor to Fulton Lodge) passed away October 31.  Even more unfortunate is that his Masonic services will be Tuesday night at 7:45 at Barnes Funeral Home here in Delta.  The WM has asked that we meet at Barnes at 7:30, participate with Wauseon Lodge in honoring Brother Joe, then return immediately to the Lodge for our meeting.  We have lots to do that night at our meeting, so please attend after we participate in Brother Joe's services.

Tim M. Churchill
Live well, laugh often, love much


Obiturary Follows:

Joseph D.F. Shultz, age 95, of Swanton, peacefully passed away at Swanton Health Care early Saturday morning October 31, 2015. He was born in Pioneer, OH on June 1, 1920 to the late Ford Shultz and Alta Faye (Winkler) Shultz. On November 30, 1942 in Bryan, OH; he married Mildred Hagelberger and she survives. He served in the U.S Air Force and Air National Guard from which he made it his career and retired in 1980 after 37 years of service. He was a member of the Delta United Methodist Church and Delta American Legion Post #373. Joe was a 50 year member of the Masonic Fraternity with Browning Home #555 and Scottish Rite. Along with his wife of almost 73 years, Mildred, he is survived by his son, Jon-Alann Shultz of Swanton. Joe was preceded in death by his brothers, George and Charles Shultz. Friends will be received from 5:00 – 8:00 PM on Tuesday, November 3, 2015 at Barnes Funeral Chapel, 5825 St. Hwy. 109 in Delta; with an American Legion Service being held at 7:30 PM followed by a Masonic Service. A funeral service celebrating Joe’s life will be held at 10:00 AM on Wednesday at the Delta United Methodist Church, 101 Northwood Dr., Delta, Ohio. Pastor Teresa Wenrick will be officiating. Friends may join the family for fellowship and a meal at the Delta United Methodist Church immediately following the funeral service. Interment will be held at 1:00 PM at Floral Grove Cemetery in West Unity with Military Honors provided by the Fulton County Honor Guard. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Delta American Legion, 5939 St Hwy 109, Delta, Ohio 43515 or a charity of the donor’s choice in Joe’s memory.

2016 Officer Open Installation

Fulton Lodge #248 will be having an Open Installation for the 2016 elected officers at 2:00 PM on Sunday, December 13.  The ceremony will be followed by the D.E.O. installation for Fulton Lodge's own W.B. Bill Pacak.  Expect to see Grand Lodge representatives, so dress will be jacket and tie.  This is an Open install, so families are welcome to attend and stay for refreshments and cake afterward.