We Are Looking For A New Treasurer
Our current treasurer, Tom McCauley, has indicated that he would like to step down as the Treasurer of Linden Lodge, so we are looking for a replacement for him. We are looking for a person who would be able to keep the job for five or more years and who can attend most, if not all, of our meetings. If you think you can handle the job and would be interested please contact our Senior Warden, Ed Kampbell at ekampbell@sbcglobal.net or at 614 579-0975.


Linden Lodge #637 is a Lodge of Free and Accepted Masons under the jurisdiction of the Grand Lodge of Ohio. We welcome you to learn more about our Lodge and Freemasonry in general by using the tabs at the top of this page to visit our website. On these pages you can see who we are, what we are doing, when we meet and learn more about how to become a member of our Fraternity.

Linden Lodge # 637 holds Stated Meetings on the first Thursday of each month at the Northwest Masonic Temple, 2436 W Dublin-Granville Rd, Columbus, Ohio 43235. Our Lodge is Dark during the months of July and August so we have no meetings during those months. We may however have a few special events during the summer so check our news page to see what we are doing. All of our Stated Meetings are held at 7:30PM. We normally have a meal prior to our Stated Meetings at 6:37pm.  These meals are open to our friends and potential Brethren as well as our Brothers from other Lodges.  Please remember to invite individuals for a meal and great fellowship.

Linden Lodge News

Special Meetings
The Worshipful Master Has called The Following Special meetings:

October 18th, 2018 at 7:00PM for conferring the Master Mason degree.

November 1st, 2018 at 7:00 PM for examinations in the Entered Apprentice and Fellowcraft degrees.

All special meetings will be held at the Northwest Masonic Temple unless otherwise indicated.

Stated Meeting
Linden Lodge's next stated meeting will be Thursday, November 1st, 2018 at 7:30 PM.
This will be preceded by a Fellowship Dinner at 6:37 PM.
This will also be our annual meeting.

Linden Lodge Annual Retreat
The annual retreat is coming up fast and we want you to join us. This year we will be at Dillon State Park near Zanesville the weekend of October 12 - 14, 2018 The date of this event has been changed to November 16 - 18, 2018. We currently have 2 state park cabins reserved so we can accommodate around 10 to 12 people. The cost is expected to be $60.00 per person which includes lodging and food for the weekend. Kent Wright and Richard Lohnes will do the cooking (if you really want to help we won't turn you away) and we plan to have either a grilled ribeye steak or maybe even a prime rib dinner for our Saturday dinner. Non-alcoholic beverages are included however you are welcome to bring "other" beverages if you wish. Come and join us for fellowship, cards, scenic beauty, fishing and just plain fun. Make your plans now to join us and feel free to invite brothers from other lodges as well as prospective new members. This will be an all adult, all male event. If you want to attend contact RWB Ron Leonard and let him know. We will need to know by our first stated meeting in September, so we know how many cabins to hold for the weekend.

Linden Lodge Annual Meeting
Linden Lodge will hold our Annual Meeting at 7:30 PM on Thursday,  November 1st, 2018. We invite you to  join us for this important meeting. Hear the annual reports and see just how the Lodge is doing. Help choose our leadership for the upcoming year. Have a voice in how our Lodge operates and what you would like to see and do. The Senior Warden, Ed Kampbell, has met with the other officers and the Past Masters of Linden Lodge to outline his proposals for the upcoming year if he should be elected as Master.

We also are planning to do degree work that evening following the Annual Meeting so we invite you to stay and watch our officers perform.


Open Installation Of Officers
Linden Lodge will hold an Open Installation of their Officers on Thursday, November 15th at 7:30 PM. We will not have a tiled lodge this evening, so you can invite your family and friends for this event.

Linden Lodge Annual Christmas Party
Linden Lodge will be joining four other lodges this year for our annual Christmas Party which will be held on Friday, December 14th at the York Golf Club. We will start gathering at about 5:30 PM with dinner being served around 6:30 PM.
For members of Linden Lodge you can attend for free if you come to one of our meetings in October, November or December. Keep watching here for more information as it becomes available.


Linden's 2019 Inspection Scheduled

Linden Lodge will be inspected in the Fellowcraft Degree on Thursday, February 21st, 2019 at 7:00 PM. This inspection will be held at the Northwest Temple and it will be preceded by a dinner served promptly at 6:15 PM.
We encourage all of our members to come out and support our Officers for this important work.
If you would like to join us for dinner please contact our Secretary, RWB Ron Leonard and let him know you are coming.


Other Masonic News

The Ashler
The 14th District's newsletter, "The Ashlar", is available from the 14th District website. To see a copy of the current newsletter click HERE.

2018 Grand Lodge Annual Communication
The Grand Lodge of Ohio will be holding their 2018 Annual Communication at the Kalahari resort in Sandusky on October12 and 13, 2018. The Deputy Grand Master, RWB Jess N Raines, has outlined his proposed plan for the upcoming year, should he be elected as Grand Master. RWB Raines theme for the year is INVEST. He is asking the Brethren to Invest in themselves, their Lodges, Communities, and their Fraternity. In his message, he asks each of us to be proud of our membership and prepared to tell our own story of how we came to Freemasonry and why we stay.Raines also detailed new developments for the coming year, beginning with the change to the Grand View membership management system. He described a new Masonic Academy that will be formed to provide better Masonic education online, at any time it is convenient to the member. He announced that he will authorize a series of Grand Master’s Classes around the state at different times of the year. RWB Raines also has two exciting programs involving out of state travel. First, on November 3, 2018, Brethren from the Grand Lodges of Ohio, Indiana, and Michigan are going to meet in Indianapolis to demonstrate their rituals. Next, RWB Raines has also planned a bus trip to Gettysburg and Washington, DC, to be held July 31 to August 4, 2019. Keep watching for more information on these great events.

Grand Lodge of Ohio
Grand View Systems Member Manager

The Grand Lodge of Ohio has started using a new membership information system called Grand View. This will be used by our Secretary to manage all our members.
We urge you to go online, check your profile and make any updates for your personal information and preferences.
You can access the system at https://oh.grandview.systems/users/sign_in. Once there, you will need to click on the “Sign up” link just under the box where you would put your email and password so you can create your account. When you do this you will need your email address, the number on your membership card (do not include the letter at the beginning of the number or any preceding zeros) and you will need to create a password. Once online you can look at your information an make sure everything is correct. If you should ever move or change your contact information, you can update your information so you will not get lost by the lodge.

2019 14th District Inspection Schedule
(From the October Ashler)
The 2019 inspection season kicks off in the 14th district on Tuesday, January 8th at Sparrow Lodge No. 400.
We will be averaging about 2 inspections per week, with all inspections set to be wrapped up by Monday, March 25th.

All EA and FC inspections begin at 7:00 PM, with dinner served at 6:15 PM. All MM inspections will begin with the first section at 5:30 PM, dinner will be served at 6:15 PM, and the second section will begin at 7:00 PM.

Brethren are encouraged to attend inspections. This is great opportunity to travel with and create stronger bonds among members from your lodge. It's also great chance for new members to get acquainted with brethren from around the District.

As a reminder, members can attend any inspection up to the highest degree they've received.
 
 

Contact Us

You can contact us in several ways.

Mail or visit us at the Northwest Masonic Temple, Linden Lodge 637, 2436 W Dublin-Granville Rd, Linworth, Ohio 43235

Call us at 614 799-9637 and leave a message. We will get back to you. Email us at lindenlodge637@gmail.com

You can visit us prior to any of our meetings listed on the CALENDAR page.

Please come and join us for one of our Fellowship Dinners which are held prior to any meeting.


Have You Paid Your Dues?

While most of our members pay their dues on time every year there are a few who do not. It is important that your dues are paid every year to maintain your status as a Mason. If you haven't pay your dues and the Lodge carries you on the roster waiting for you to pay, we still have to send money to the Grand Lodge to cover you as a Mason. Making the other members cover your membership is not fair to your Brothers in the Lodge. You should have received a dues notice invoice, if you can't find yours contact RWB Ron Leonard and he will tell you what you need to pay and how to pay it. Please help your Lodge and Brothers by  paying on time.


Endowed Membership

How would you like to never have to pay your Lodge dues again? Sign up for an Endowed membership and that can happen. When you have an Endowed Membership the Lodge will receive a yearly payment from the Grand Lodge to cover your membership. The current cost is just $800.00 which can be paid up front or over a five year period at $160.00 per year (plus your yearly dues each year until fully paid). After you have made your total endowment you will just need to make one final dues payment to cover you for the rest of your life. Since you will have an endowment, the Lodge will receive payments for you forever, even beyond your passing away. Talk to your Lodge Secretary about it soon and get in before they have a chance to increase the cost for this great program. Do it now and leave a legacy for Linden Lodge!