HH Masonic Lodge No. 777 tops in state for Special Olympics fund-raising


Dr. Beitzel honored for 70 years of membership

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HUBER HEIGHTS — The Huber Heights Masonic Lodge No. 777 in Huber Heights paid tribute to several of its longtime members at its annual awards night in Oct. 30 at their Social Hall.

Those honored were Dr. Raymond E. Beitzel, MD, (retired) for 70 years of membership; recognized for 50-years membership service were Marvin K. Anderson, Lynn F. “Pete” Boyd, Curtis R. Evans, Cicero F. Lee, Edward L. Pack, and Dennis E. Snider for 40-years, and Randall E. Jones for 35-years of membership. Each man present received a commemorative pin and certificate to mark the occasion.

Guests at the meeting were several widows of deceased members of the lodge and Brian Arehart, District Deputy Grand Master.

Several Awards were presented to the Lodge membership including the Grand Master’s Award. The Huber Heights Lodge was one of only 13 lodges to receive the award out of a possible 488 lodges in the state. Additionally, the Lodge was presented with the Jerry C. Rasor Gold Medal Award as the #1 Lodge in the state for fund-raising in support of Special Olympics. Finally, the Lodge received recognition in the form of an award for its lodge education programs. The Community Service Award will be presented to Mrs. Susan Minton for her activities in support of homeless children in the local area. Individual Lodge officer awards will be presented at a later date.

Charity is an important tenet of the Masonic fraternity. The 90,000 Masons in Ohio provide approximately $15 million in charitable giving annually, including college scholarships, support of the Special Olympics Ohio Summer Games, and free training for Ohio school teachers to recognize students at non-academic risk. General information is available at www.freemason.com. For local information, contact Cliff Koss, Lodge Secretary at koss@woh.rr.com.

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Dr. Beitzel honored for 70 years of membership

Staff report

Reach Cliff Koss, Lodge Secretary, at koss@woh.rr.com.

Reach Cliff Koss, Lodge Secretary, at koss@woh.rr.com.