Friday, November 25, 2011

2012 Installation of Officers

On Saturday, November 19th, John W. Barkley Lodge #621 celebrated its 99th Annual Installation of Officers with a great evening of food, fun, and fellowship.  Our Worshipful Master - Elect, Bro. Ramzi Jammal, was installed as the Worshipful Master of John W. Barkley Lodge.  We had over 100 in attendence to support our new line of officers.  Congratulations to all of them and best wishes on all of their endeavors during this 2012 Masonic year.

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This event continues to bring home the meaning of the relationship that we've established with St. George Lodge #367 in Toronto, Ontario.  The tradition was passed to Barkley Lodge during the merger with Cornerstone Lodge in 2008.  In such a short time many friendships have been formed and the participation between the Lodges has increased.  Sadly we only see each other twice a year for our respective installation of officer ceremonies.  We are proud to be part of such a rich and wonderful tradition and hopefully we can find ways to visit more frequently in the near future.

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Thank you to all of the Brothers and ladies that made the trip from Toronto!


Saturday, October 29, 2011

Barkley Light: Nov - Dec 2011

The Nov.-Dec. 2011 version of the Barkley Light is available for download.  Click on the link below.

Nov-Dec 2011 Barkley_Light

Sunday, October 16, 2011

A bit of history

As you may know our 2012 Installation of Officers is approaching and with that will be our yearly visitation with our Brothers and friends from St. George Lodge #367 in Toronto, Ontario.  I recently found this article from the Grand Lodge of British Columbia and Yukon and would highly recommend it as a good read and refresher of our history on this continent.

Here we learn about the history of Freemasonry in the U.S. and Canada.  As we continue the very long standing tradition with St. George Lodge let us celebrate the history of our Order here and there.

See our calendar for the dates and times of our Annual Meeting and Installation.

Sunday, August 14, 2011

John W. Barkley Lodge - Applebee's Fundraiser (10/12/2011)


Please join us on Wednesday, October 12th, 2011 for a fundraiser at Applebee's in North Olmsted that benefits our Centennial Fund.  It is from 11am to 9pm and open to everyone.  Please download the coupon by clicking on the link below.  You can present it to your server and 15% of your bill will be donated to the fund.  This is always a great time and we look forward to seeing you there!

Applebee's Fundraiser Coupon for Barkley Lodge

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Barkley Light: May - June 2011

The May-June 2011 version of the Barkley Light is available for download.  Click on the link below.

Barkley Light May-June 2011

Friday, April 1, 2011

Barkley Light: March - April 2011

The March - April 2011 version of the Barkley Light is available for download.  Click on the link below.

March - April 2011 Barkley Light

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Announcement: Centennial Celebration Fundraiser

On Wednesday, April 27, from 11am-9pm John W. Barkley Lodge will be holding a fundraiser at the N. Olmsted Applebee's. By downloading and printing the coupon (link below) and joining us on that day, 15% of your lunch/dinner/take-out bill will go toward our Centennial Fund.

What is this fund you ask??? Well in 2013 Barkley Lodge will celebrate its 100th anniversary. This fund is dedicated to assist with the celebrations currently being planned for that year.

Download Applebee's Coupon

We appreciate your assistance and support!

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

3rd Annual Chili Competition - Recap

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This past weekend John W. Barkley Lodge conducted its 3rd annual chili competition. There were twelve crock pots fighting for first and second place. It was a great time with great food and great fun! We raised over $400 for the charities to which Barkley Lodge contributes.

First place this year went to our Junior Deacon, Bro. Bill Hill. Second place was awarded to our Senior Deacon, Bro. R. Scott Brochhagen.

Thanks to all of our contestants for their time and efforts in making this event a big success. Another thanks to everyone that came to enjoy the chili and help us raise money for these important charities!

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Awards Night - Recap

On Wed., January 12th, 2011, John W. Barkley Lodge held its annual Awards Night to honor our 25, 50, 60, and 65 year members. We had a great dinner with our award recipients and their families. We were honored to have many Grand Lodge Officers present at this event including two District Education Officers, WB Bob Stands and WB Mark Bollinger, the Grand Chaplain of Ohio, RWB Robert Behner, our District Deputy Grand Master, RWB Steven Behm, and finally the Grand Master of Masons in Ohio, MWB Bradford A. Goebel.

It was truly an honor to have these distinguished individuals assist with our Awards Night ceremony. Thank you to all of them for coming out to Barkley Lodge that evening.

We had quite a few award recipients and in proper form, Grand Honor was extended to those eligible. This evening was capped off by an array of great desserts and I am happy to say that everyone had a great time.

Congratulations to all of our award recipients!

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Past Masters Night – Recap

On Wed, December 22nd, we had our annual Past Masters Night celebration at John W. Barkley Lodge. This year we invited the ladies to the Lodge for a wonderful dinner. After dinner the Brethren retired into the Lodge where the Past Masters conferred the Fellow Craft degree on a candidate. We also had a speaker for our ladies. It was a great evening and the Past Masters once again prove that they have not lost their step in degree work!

We would like to thank everyone that helped prepare dinner/dessert as well as assist in the degree work.

Monday, January 17, 2011