AURORA LODGE 48
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Patches,  pictured below, were presented to members of the
Aurora Fellow Craft Team by the
Board of Trustees.

Various teams are distinguished by the color of the sprig of acacia.
Aurora Lodge assists the Seventh District with "Bingo"
for our Veterans at the VA facility in Chillicothe, Ohio
Aurora Lodge
Hosted
American Masonry Night
Thursday February 27th, 2014

The event was attended by over 70 guests
including the Grand Master of Masons in Ohio
along with three other Grand Lodge officers.

It was a great evening with our
Grand Master.

Thank you to each one who attended and
made this a memorable night.

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OHIO STATE Archaeological and Historical Society.
PROCEEDINGS FOR THE YEAR 1887, WITH ABSTRACTS OF ADDRESSES AND PAPERS PRESENTED BEFORE THE SOCIETY.
                                                                                             COLUMBUS, January 14th, 1887.
The Society met in the Senate Chamber in the State House,
F. C. Sessions, First Vice President, in the chair.

The Secretary reported that four active members had been received since the last meeting, and that several donations had been made to the
museum. Among the donations were a surveyor's level and receipt book, accompanied by the following letter:

"PORTSMOUTH, SCIOTO COUNTY, \ January 14th, 1887.
J A. A. GRAHAM, Secretary of the Ohio Arch. & Hist. Society:
DEAR SIR: Aurora Lodge, 48, Free and Accepted Masons, of Portsmouth, Ohio
being possessed of the level and receipt book used by our late brother, Francis Cleveland,
when State Civil Engineer locating the Ohio and Erie Canal in 1829, and deeming them worth preserving, —not for their intrinsic value, but that
they might find a place in the State archives as relics—decided to present them to the Ohio State Archaeological and Historical Society,
and to accomplish that end appointed the undersigned Committee.
We, therefore, in the discharge of our duty, express them to your address, and, through you,
do formally present them to the above Society.
The level is the one used by Mr. Thomas J. Matthews, father of Justice Stanley Matthews,
who, upon his appointment to a professorship in the Lexington, Ky., University,
resigned the position of Ohio State Civil Engineer, and Brother Cleveland
was appointed his successor.
Brother Cleveland was Secretary of Aurora Lodge the last twenty-five consecutive years of his life.
He was the uncle of Grover Cleveland President of the United States.

JOHN K. LODWICK, J. H. JOHNSON, R. A. BRYAN,
Committee of Aurora Lodge, No. 48, F. and A. M.
ATTEST: J. H. JOHNSON, Secretary, Aurora Lodge, No. 48, F. and A. M
.
" On motion of E. O. Randall the following resolution was unanimously adopted:

Resolved, That the thanks of the Ohio State Archaeological [and Historical] Society be extended to Aurora Lodge, No. 48, F. & A. M., of
Portsmouth, Ohio for the level and the receipt-book used by Thomas J. Matthews and Francis Cleveland in the surveys of the Ohio and Erie
Canal,
and that the same are hereby accepted; and that a copy of this resolution,
attested by the President and Secretary of the Society, be sent to the officers of the lodge.
The Society then, upon motion, adjourned.
Recently discovered minutes from an 1887 meeting of the Ohio Historical Society:
Longevity pins
Scholarship Awards
Special Olympics
Car Show
Aurora Lodge along with the 7th Masonic District conducted
VA Bingo for our Military Veterans
RWB Karl Douglas Akers, 33rd °
Elected as
Chairman of the Board
Valley of Cincinnati
AASR
RWB Timothy D. Martin, 33rd °
Knighted as Knight Commander
of the Temple
and
Grand Prelate Emeritus
Grand Commandery of Ohio
Steven Williams

Elected as Worshipful Master

November
06, 2017