Huber Masons install new officers

HUBER HEIGHTS — Chris Moore of Huber Heights has been elected and installed as Master of the Huber Heights Masonic Lodge No. 777. Moore was installed by Raymond H. Fosnot, Jr., a Past Master of the Lodge. This 38th annual installation of the officers was held Nov. 19 at the Masonic Lodge located at 7778 Wildcat Road in Huber Heights.

In his position as Master, Moore is the presiding officer and head of the Lodge. The title of “Master,” instead of “President,” reflects the Masonic tradition of using ceremonies and titles from the stonemasons of the Middle Ages. When the great cathedrals of Europe were being built, the Mason in charge of a building site was referred to as a “master of the work.”

Other officers installed during the ceremony were: Gregory A. Piatt, Senior Warden; Carl A. Phelps, Junior Warden; Raymond H. Fosnot Jr., Treasurer; Robert E. Reedy, Secretary; M. Scott Haddix, Senior Deacon; Jeffrey W. Culpepper, Junior Deacon; John J. Vilsack, Tyler; Richard L. Bootes, Chaplain; Chance E. Pettey, Senior Steward; Jeffrey S. Layman, Junior Steward; James E. Short, Lodge Education Officer; and Glenn A. Mogle, Craft Captain.

Freemasonry is the oldest, largest and most widely recognized fraternal organization in the world. Today, there are nearly two million Freemasons in North America alone. Charity is an important tenet of the Masonic fraternity. The nearly 100,000 Freemasons in Ohio provide approximately $15 million in charitable giving annually. This year they gave $50,000 in college scholarships, contributed $70,000 to Special Olympics Ohio Summer Games, and funded $70,000 in free training for hundreds of Ohio school teachers to recognize students at non-academic risk. They also provided $12 million in elderly care, and helped many needy Ohio families and individuals through their Charitable Foundation.

General information is available at For local information, contact Bob Reedy, Lodge Secretary at 937-558-0766 or email to photo