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From The East
December 2019


I would like to congratulate our officers for the 2019-2020 term and thank you for electing me Worshipful Master of the Crown Jewel of the Western Reserve. The officers have largely remained the same, with W. Bro. Jacob Jackson assuming the duties of Senior Deacon. We have performed well in the past and are looking forward to many successes this year.

I hope that you had a pleasant Thanksgiving. We all have blessings, large and small, for which to be thankful. Let us not forget the freedoms we enjoy and also often take for granted. It is never too late to thank a veteran, active service member or first responder for their service to our country or community.

As our new Masonic Year begins, there are some traditional activities that fall in December that require our attention. The first is our participation in the Hudson Holiday Walk on December 8th. We serve hot chocolate and hot dogs among other treats for a donation to the celebrants downtown. It's a great way to meet the community and to raise funds for the Lodge. Help is needed from noon to five o'clock. If you can help keep the hot chocolate flowing, contact W. Bro. Jackson to sign up for a shift. Honestly, there is more socializing than work, but the more hands we have, the easier the job.

This year, our Christmas Party will be held on December 16th beginning at 6:30 at the Temple. All are welcome and we have invited the Brethren of Meridian Sun Lodge and Rockton Lodge to participate. Of course, the Lodge will provide the meat and we ask that everyone bring a dish to share, we are anticipating about 40 adults, so adjust your recipes accordingly. W. Bro. DeBlaey is heading up the effort and we will be sending more information soon.

At the Stated Meeting on December 2nd, we will have a free will collection for the Masonic Assistance Program. While our Lodge supports a local family at Christmas, we have always been generous to the M.A.P. as well. I know this year will be no different. It has become a tradition for our membership to lead the way in assembling the gift baskets for the M.A.P. distribution each year.

This year, the assembly and distribution of baskets will occur on the same day. We will gather for breakfast at the Waterloo restaurant at 8:00 am on Saturday, December 21st. Then we will move to Craftsman Park to assemble the baskets at 9:00. This has become such an event that we have even had children and wives helping the efforts. Again, many hands make light work. I know my Christmas wouldn't be complete without delivering a basket to someone in need of a break. If you haven't helped before, come out this year. I'll warn you though, it's a hard habit to break!

Finally, there are going to be some significant changes this year. As I mentioned, we will be seeing a lot of our neighboring Lodges as we partner not only for degree work and fundraisers, but also social events. The other Worshipful Masters are on board with the plan and we think that we can make more happen together. The Grand Lodge is making a push to improve communication, participation and education through the use of the Grandview system. We will be discussing this at our meetings throughout the year. They would like everyone to update their profile by logging onto and clicking the members tab to get started. You'll need your membership number from your dues card to register. We will have detailed instructions at the meetings if you are a Luddite, like me. We are also going to learn more about the Ohio Masonic Home Resource Center. For many years, we have been giving to the fraternity, now we need to find out what we can get back from it. As our Brethren age, this is becoming more important than ever. As you can see, this will be a busy year and there will be many reasons to attend Lodge if you haven't in some time. We will have something of value to every Brother. I hope to see you in Lodge.

Fraternally and Sincerely:
Richard J. Amlung, PM
Worshipful Master
Hudson Lodge # 510


Gary H. Wolfe -- Thomas W. Case -- James R. Dietz
Carlton O. Barnett -- Christopher M. Malcuit -- Tyler J. Wylie
Alexander P. Herbert -- Ryan M. Collins -- Thomas E. Bender

In Memoriam
Brother Lewis W. Walker
Born: November 26,1920
Made an Entered Apprentice: April 09, 2005
Passed to the Degree of Fellow Craft: April 09, 2005
Raised to the Degree of Master Mason: April 09, 2005
Passed to the Celestial Lodge Above : March 19, 2019
Age: 98 Years
A Mason for: 14 Years

In Memoriam
Brother Frank B. Gladden
Born: August 05, 1930
Made an Entered Apprentice: November 13, 1972
Passed to the Degree of Fellow Craft: January 15, 1973
Raised to the Degree of Master Mason: March 12, 1973
Passed to the Celestial Lodge Above: March 23, 2019
Age 88 Years
A Mason for 46 Years

In Memoriam
Brother Theodoric H. Smith
Born: June 26, 1924
Made an Entered Apprentice: December 21,1959
Passed to the Degree of Fellow Craft: February 01,1960
Raised to the Degree of Master Mason: February 26, 1960
Passed to the Celestial Lodge Above : March 25, 2019
Age 94 Years
A Mason for 58 Years

May - June 2019


Another busy month has gone by and we have again accomplished much. We now have three additional Master Masons to congratulate. Bro. Chris Yozwiak attended the one-day class at the beginning of April, Bro. John J. Tomasulo attended another one-day class and Bro. Shawn Brown has returned his work in a fine manner after being our inspection candidate. Again, please join me in congratulating these brethren. We have also added a new Entered Apprentice to our lodge with Bro. Jason Williams receiving the EA on April 30th. Please join me in welcoming him into the fraternity.

Unfortunately, with the new blood coming in, we also saw the loss of several long-time members this spring. I would like to take a moment and recognize those we have recently lost. Bro's Theodoric Smith, Lewis Walker, and Frank Gladden have all found comfort with the Supreme Architect of the Universe. Remember to celebrate the lives and accomplishments of these outstanding men and masons, whom we were fortunate enough to call brother.

If you happen to drive by the lodge, you may see many brethren hard at work as we have several indoor and outdoor projects and repairs coming up. Please stop by and say hello or lend a hand if you have the time. Even if you haven't been in some time, or don't recognize the brother there, stop and introduce yourself. There are several brethren we need to thank for their many efforts over the last several months. One of our stewards, Bro Bob Hoffstetter has been spending quite a bit of time on furnace repairs. W. Bro. Bill DeBlaey can often be seen handling the bulk of the yard clean-up. W. Bro. Jon Trimble has done some painting repair and updated the lighting inside the lodge. And finally, W. Bro. Ray Kilroy and W. Bro. Jeff Winters continue to spend a lot of time behind the scenes making sure our bills are paid, records are in order, and newsletters and other communications make it out in a timely fashion. Thank you all for your efforts towards the success and maintenance of our lodge.

At the end of May, we will have a fund-raise/community facing opportunity at the Memorial Day Parade. If you are in town, please come out and support your lodge, if only for a short time. Let's try to break the trend of a few men doing most of the heavy lifting in terms of our interactions with the community. I hope to see many of you around that weekend. There will be more information coming as we finalize our plans for this important community event. And please, amongst all the BBQ, cookouts, and family gatherings, don't lose sight of the purpose of the day. Let us remember the brave men and women who have given the ultimate sacrifice in the defense of this great nation. And thank you to all veterans who have served beside them.

Fraternally and Sincerely:
Jacob A. Jackson, PM
Worshipful Master
Hudson Lodge # 510

"Remember not only to say the right thing in the right place, but far more difficult still, to leave unsaid the wrong thing at the tempting moment." -- Bro. Benjamin Franklin


Burt K. Williams -- Charles Uray, Jr. -- Gerald D. Gibson
William E. Estes -- Rolf A. Oscarsson -- William K. Hopkins
Joseph J. Machesky -- Kerry S. Winer -- Arthur R. Trevino
John R. Vinson -- Jacob A. Jackson -- Shawn W. Brown
Bret A. Barber

April 2019


Let me start by congratulating our corps of officers for a job well done in raising Bro. Shawn Brown at our annual inspection. The inspection report, as you will hear if you come to our stated meeting on April 1st, contained much praise for the work and effort everyone put in. I would also like to thank all of those who came out to assist with the degree. It was great seeing so many members back in lodge and I sincerely hope it can become more frequent. As was mentioned in our March bulletin, much of the success we have as a lodge comes from the background work performed by our excellent Secretaries and Treasurer over the years. We could not do what we do without their diligent support and excellent record keeping.

You will notice a change in the time for Temple Board this month on the Trestle Board. We will start at 6:30PM for this meeting only. This month is our Annual Meeting. Please remember to return the proxies you received in the mail if you will not be in attendance. Now that the weather is warming, we will be setting a few lodge work days to care for the needs of the Temple. Once those are communicated out, please come and assist for part of the work. In general, we see the same handful of people doing the lion's share of the work. I am certain they would love a few extra hands, even if for only an hour or two.

I read an interesting educational program recently that I want to share with you. I believe it has some important lessons to impart given the current climate of discourse in our lives outside the lodge. The Two Wolves (an old Cherokee Parable) An old Cherokee was teaching his young grandson one of life's most important lessons. He told the young boy the following parable: "There is a fight going on inside each of us. It is a terrible fight between two wolves," he said. "One wolf is evil. He is anger, rage, envy, regret, greed, arrogance, self-pity, resentment, lies, false pride, superiority, and ego." "The second wolf is good. He is joy, peace, love, hope, serenity, humility, kindness, empathy, truth, compassion, and faith." The grandson thought about this for a moment. Then he asked his grandfather, "Which wolf will win this fight?" The old Cherokee simply replied, "The one you feed."

I hope you all can take something away from this parable for application in your own lives. It definitely gave me pause as I thought about which beast I am feeding with each choice I make.
Please continue to watch for further communications as we have several fund-raising and other opportunities to take advantage of in the months to come. I wish you all a wonderful Easter and hope our paths again have the opportunity to meet in the near future.

Fraternally and Sincerely:
Jacob A. Jackson, PM
Worshipful Master
Hudson Lodge # 510

James H. Aungst -- Terrance K. Donley -- Stephen A. Colton
Jack L. Webley -- David D. Hack -- John F. Holcepl
James K. Jeffries -- Adam C. Burr

March 2019


Why did you become a Mason? There are many organizations, fraternal and otherwise, that exist in this world of which you may have chosen to align. Yet we all chose Masonry. Our reasons, though there may exist aspects of similarity, are quite varied and sometimes very personal. For me, I had several relatives whom I respected that were members of the fraternity and I was aware, as a student of history, of the many connections amongst our country's founders and leaders to Freemasonry. What was it about this organization that drew together so many well-respected, intelligent, leaders? I had to know more. It was truly a combination of these factors that led me to consider becoming a Mason.

Whatever your reasons may be, I invite you to reflect upon them and consider what it was that caused you to devote your time and energy to this organization. I would also ask that you reflect on what Masonry has done for you. How have you changed as a direct result of the influences of not just the writings and teachings of the fraternity, but of the bonds of friendship and brotherhood which have developed since you first joined.

On March 2nd we will welcome yet another member in to the fold as we confer the Degree of Master Mason. This will also serve as our Annual Inspection. We will have coffee and donuts available at 8:00am with the lodge opening at 9:00am. We are still looking for individuals to assist as members of the Fellowcraft Team. If you will be able to join us that morning, please let me know as it would be wonderful to fill the entire Fellowcraft Team with members from Hudson Lodge. I hope to see a packed room that morning. Reflect on your own experience and please make the time to come out and see that Bro. Brown's experience is just as memorable, if not more so.

On March 4th we will have the Stated Meeting for Hudson Lodge. One item of discussion from our last Stated Meeting was having an awards night, which we had planned to have following that meeting. However, we will not have a specific awards night this year as these brethren were unable to commit to attending a meeting. These awards will be given in private in the weeks to come.

Finally, I would like to thank those brethren who were able to assist with the SLOA meeting hosted by Meridian Sun at Hudson Lodge on February 9th as well as those who have assisted with the repairs and upkeep of the lodge over the past month. We had some additional water damage in early February. The problem was identified, and actions were taken to mitigate future damage. The lights in the lodge have all been replaced with LED's, and large portions of the lodge room have been re-insulated. Furnace repairs have been made along with clean-up and painting following all the damage.

Fraternally and Sincerely:
Jacob A. Jackson, PM
Worshipful Master
Hudson Lodge # 510

Karl E. Kube -- Glenn B. Bowers -- James E. Buxton
Thomas S. Marks -- John A. Logan, Jr. -- Sherwood J. Chambers
Dominic J. Lucido -- James P. Herchick -- William B. DeBlaey
Richard J. Lubinski

February 2019


The past several years we have had quite mild weather over the month of January easing travel and logistical complications with the inspection season. This year has seen an end to that mild weather though not to the fraternal warmth exhibited by the lodges as we travel about for the numerous inspections. As you progress through the remainder of the season, please be cautious and careful in your upcoming travels.

Despite the weather, we were able to kick the year off passing Bro. Shawn Brown to the Degree of Fellow Craft. I would like to thank the officers for a wonderful degree. W. Bro. Alex Herbert provided an incredible lecture, eschewing the normal slides and utilizes some collected props for demonstration instead. It was extremely well done and enjoyed by the assembled brethren. W. Bro. DeBlaey gave a superb charge and the whole evening went very well. Most importantly, our candidate received an excellent degree and I am certain was duly impressed.

We also had our pre-inspection this month. I think we often overlook the importance our Treasurer and Secretary play in the running of the lodge as most of us don't see all they have to do. I personally want to thank W. Bro's Kilroy, Winters, and Trimble for all their efforts. I know just how much goes into preparing for the pre-inspection and these gentlemen make it easy for our district officers. They are incredibly well prepared, knowledgeable, and a wonderful example to us all. Thank you for again keeping everything on track for the lodge and insuring our continued successes.

There are a few things we need to keep top of mind as we move through the month. We have our inspection coming up at the beginning of March. It would be wonderful to have a full fellowcraft team from our own lodge for the inspection. Most of the parts needed are simply walking around. If you feel you could assist with this year's inspection, please give me a call or send me an e-mail - 330-931-9410 or We will be having at least 2 practices coming up at the end of Feb and may add more if necessary. Please see the Trestle Board for those dates.

Finally, I would like to have our awards night on March 4th. I am currently working to ensure those who have awards due are available that evening. Once I have everything finalized, I will send out an update.

Thank you all for what you do on a regular basis, both for Masonry and the world at large. Continue to be a light to those around you and live the tenets of brotherly love, relief, and truth.

Fraternally and Sincerely:
Jacob A. Jackson, PM
Worshipful Master
Hudson Lodge # 510

Bruce H. Moore -- Robert M. Valcanoff -- David A. Loya
Raymond T. Kilroy -- Jonathan B. Trimble

January 2019


Happy New Year to all! Though we have already begun our new Masonic year, hopefully the traditional new year has allowed you all time for ample rest and reflection as we head into that busy season of inspections for all the different masonic bodies. I am including on our Trestle Board the upcoming inspections in Summit County for your reference. If you are able, please consider joining your brethren as we travel about the area this winter, enjoying the hospitality of our fellow brethren and supporting them in their endeavors this year.

We are jumping right back in following the holiday season with our stated meeting, a SLOA meeting at Hudson Lodge, our pre-inspection, and hopefully a Fellowcraft degree all in the first half of the month. As a member of multiple other masonic bodies as well as other charitable organizations and a young family, I understand the challenges in attending all the activities that come along with Masonry. My wife reminds me occasionally of the time requirements originally discussed when I was petitioning the lodge, one to two nights a month. I don't know that I have found that to be true yet for myself. However, I do believe that Masonry gives to you what you give to Masonry. I ask you all to consider, if at no other time, coming out to support your lodge as we bring new members into the Masonic community. There is nothing like having a large room full of brethren supporting you as you receive your degrees. I hope to see many of you back at the lodge throughout this year.

I would like to reflect on the activities of the lodge during the month of December as we truly had some great events and successes. First, I would like to thank the brethren and their families who turned out to make our holiday walk fundraiser a great event. I would like to thank my wife Malinda, who made a large batch of fabulous cookies, added a decorative touch to our normally stark tables on the corner, and set up a wonderful Hot Chocolate Bar for our guests to top their hot chocolate however they saw fit. Her efforts, along with the great weather supplied by the Supreme Architect, doubled our usual fundraising for this event. And this despite a new, free hot chocolate station set up by first and main for the event. We also had assistance from several of our Past Masters, Alex Herbert, Bill DeBlaey, Juris Raudins, Gerry Sawyer, and Richard Amlung as well as Bro John Sexton, Bob Hofstetter and Jim Jeffries. I apologize if I forgot anyone in my list but again thank you all for a great event.

As discussed in our December newsletter, on December 10th we had our annual holiday party. This year we also included some of our brethren from Meridian Sun. It was a wonderfully well attended event, with several fun activities along with great food and fellowship. I heard many positive comments from those in attendance and truly appreciate everyone's efforts with the event. In particular, I would like to thank Bros Hofstetter and Dell for all of the setup and preparation they did prior to the event. They often choose to operate behind the scenes, but their efforts don't go unrecognized. Thank you both for all you do.

Finally, we also had an incredible turn out of 12 Brethren from Hudson Lodge on December 15th to assemble the MAPS Christmas Baskets. Unfortunately, I was unable to attend this year, but have received many comments about how efficiently the morning went. A special thank you to WB Ed Gold for supplying the truck with a lift gate. What a difference that truck has made as I remember years we loaded everything in vans, trucks and cars with sometime multiple trips back and forth.

My thanks to all the brethren of Hudson Lodge for all you do to better our communities and uphold the tenets of brotherly love, relief, and truth. I truly believe the examples you have set continue guiding me to be a better man and better mason. Continue to shine your light, that others may learn and follow.

Fraternally and Sincerely:
Jacob A. Jackson, PM
Worshipful Master
Hudson Lodge # 510

Roger K. Laville -- Charles R. Beeman -- Keith S. Williams
James Korecko -- Stephen C. Adams -- John W. Garvin
Robert Durland -- Sean E. Eitel -- Lee Wangenheim

December 2018

Let me begin by saying congratulations to our new officer line for the 2018-2019 Masonic Year! We have a strong contingent of Past Master's filling the line along with a few of our newest members. Thank you all for your willingness to serve. Your officers for the ensuing year are as follows:

WM: Jacob Jackson, PM
SW: William DeBlaey, PM
JW: Juris Raudins, PM
Treasurer: Raymond Kilroy, Jr., PM
Secretary: Jeffrey Winters, PM
SD: Richard Amlung, PM
JD: John Sexton
SS: Richard Lubinski
JS: Robert Hoffstetter
Marshall: Edward Dell
LEO: Gerry Sawyer, PM

I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving and were able to focus on the blessings in your life for which to truly be thankful. So often, we are distracted by the negatives in life that we forget to recognize the good surrounding us. As we kick off this year, let us make it a priority to recognize the good, to focus on the positive, and be a light to the world around us.

As we have every year, there are numerous events that require attention early in our Masonic year. Prior to our first Stated Meeting, we will be selling Hot Dogs, Hot Chocolate, and Cookies during the Hudson Holiday Walk, Dec 2nd. If anyone can give of their time that weekend, we would appreciate the help. Please send me a note with the hours you can work, The holiday walk will run from 12:00pm-5:00pm on Sunday. We could use assistance during the walk as well as during set-up and tear down.

During our stated meeting the following day, we will be collecting donations for the Masonic Assistance Program Christmas Basket event. This year basket assembly and delivery will be on Dec 15th. If you would like to donate or know of someone who could use a basket this year, please reach out to one of your officers or join us at the December stated meeting. See the trestle board for more details about the basket assembly.

December 10th we will be gathering at Hudson Lodge for our annual Holiday Party. This event is open to friends and family, so please come join us to celebrate the holiday season and enjoy a bit of fellowship. We had a wonderful time last year and look forward to another fun evening with good food, great friends, and a joyous kickoff to the holiday season.

Finally, I wish you all a very, Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! To our active duty servicemen, thank you for your service and god bless you and your loved ones wherever you may be. To our brethren located far and wide, may you find joy this holiday season and opportunities to practice brotherly love, relief, and charity.

Fraternally and Sincerely:
Jacob A. Jackson, PM
Worshipful Master
Hudson Lodge # 510

Gary H. Wolf --- Thomas W. Case --- James R. Dietz
Carlton O. Barnett --- Christopher M. Malcuit --- Tyler J. Wylie
Alexander P. Herbert --- Ryan M. Collins --- Thomas E. Bender

November 2018


Yet another month has come and gone. It is hard to believe November is upon us already and that we now prepare to elect a new slate of officers for the 2018-2019 masonic year. Before I proceed to reflect upon the last year, I would first like to discuss the past month.

During the month of October, we initiated Shawn Brown into Freemasonry. He received his E. A. Degree on October 22nd. It was a fine degree with the apron lecture given by W. Bro. Bill DeBlaey and the charge given by W. Bro. Glenn Foldessey. I would also like to thank W. Bro. Terry Corley from Rockton Lodge for filling in at Senior Warden and Bro. Brad Pestyk from Western Phoenix Lodge for serving as our junior steward.

As I reflect on the past year, I am pleased to say we have added to our membership (Brothers Barber, Sexton, Tomosulo, Lubinski, and Brown), our meetings have been fairly streamlined, and we had multiple opportunities outside of our regular meetings to embrace our fraternal bonds. Many of the Past Master's as well as some of our officers, brethren, and some guests from other lodges gather weekly to solve the world's problems at the grumpy past master's lunch. We had several gatherings including the Christmas party, the Christmas basket assembly, a game night, cigar night, and summer pot luck as well as our fund-raises, the Holiday Walk, Memorial Day parade and Art on the Green.

As we look to the future, there are several areas I would love to see improve. First and foremost, the engagement of our brethren. We have a committed core of 12-15 brethren we see at almost every event. However, we have a membership of over 100 brethren. I would love to see us fill our space and welcome many of our brethren back to the lodge when they have the opportunity. If you haven't been in a while, please consider coming to see the evolution of our meetings or just for our fellowship opportunities. I would also ask, if you have some time to commit, that you consider assisting with the inspection for whomever the officer corps is next year. The lodge will be inspected in the M. M. Degree and it would be great to see all the positions filled by our membership, rather than needing to rely on other lodges to assist.

We are also looking to open the lodge to the community more over the next year. We have discussed attempting some evening programs, such as discussions with some of our elected officials. If you have any ideas on increasing attendance and engagement, please feel free to reach out to me or your next team of officers and let's continue to be a lodge other's hope to emulate, a guiding light to the district on what Freemasonry can be.

The next few months, to no surprise, will continue to be quite busy. We will have our elections at our Annual / Stated meeting on November 5th with Lodge Installation, Thanksgiving, the Holiday Walk, a possible new opportunity for fundraising at the ChristKindl Market, Christmas party, Christmas Basket Assembly, and your own holiday plans all following that meeting. I hope all of our paths cross again in the near future and wish each and every one of you a wonderful Thanksgiving, and if this is to be my last bulletin depending on the election results, a Merry Christmas, Happy New Year, and another successful year in masonry. Thank you all for a great year and God Bess!

Fraternally and Sincerely:
Jacob A. Jackson, PM
Worshipful Master
Hudson Lodge # 510

Lewis W. Walker --- Roger W. Dunn --- Juris Raudins
Robert W. Hoffstetter --- Alfred P. Wangenheim --- Alan R. Zeman
Bradley N. Harris --- Sigmund G. Buganski --- Ray C. Lindemann
Walter T. Shields --- Patrict W. Truitt --- Gregory A. Anglewitz
Timothy P. Nackowicz --- Daniel A. Krajcik

October 2018


It has been a busy summer and start to the fall. Let me first apologize that I did not get the bulletin out for the month of September. We have accomplished a lot over the summer and I would like to take a moment to reflect on those events, as well as to share what remains for us this year.

Over the summer, we saw one of our candidates progress through his degrees and become the candidate for the Jenkins-Stouffer Outdoor Lodge. Let us all congratulate Bro. Richard Lubinski and thank him for his focus and dedication to return his FC degree work in a 4-day period from beginning to work with his candidate counselor to fill the needed candidate slot for the Outdoor MM Lodge. The officers provided an excellent FC degree in July and should be commended for all their work as well as the members who filled in to cover some vacancies.

We held our annual summer picnic, which was well attended and a very enjoyable event. This year it was held at my house, with everyone providing a dish to share. The comradery and inclusion of our families was great, and something we need to do more frequently. I hope in the ensuing years, we can get more of our membership out to events like this.

In late August, we had our largest fund-raiser of the year, our food sales at Art On The Green. Overall, we made a significant contribution to our scholarship fund, had a great time, and presented ourselves in a good light to the community. We do have an opportunity here for further improvement. We changed the menu again this year, trying to keep it simple as we have fewer and fewer willing participants. In addition to our food sales, we are working with the society of artists to possibly add a raffle of donated art to increase our profitability. I would like to thank those brethren who donated their time and resources to the success of this event. From our lodge family, my wife, Malinda, and my two daughters Josie and Lucy, The DeBlaey family (Bill, Alison, and John), Bob Hofstetter, Glenn Foldessey, Rich Amlung, Tyler Wylie, Jim Jeffries, Alex Herbert, Gerry Sawyer, Jon Trimble, and Ed Dell. Thank you all for your efforts. In addition, I would like to thank R. W. Bro. Mike Zabor and W. Bro. Larry Wilson who came out to assist from Meridian Sun Lodge.

September came and went quickly as we began the month with a delayed stated meeting due to the holiday and prepared our candidate for the Outdoor MM. As we roll into October, we have another packed month. At our stated meeting, we raised money to send to our brethren in the Carolinas as they work to clean up following Hurricane Florence. We also read through the upcoming legislation for Grand Lodge which happens every October. Additionally, we have an EA degree on the 22nd of October welcoming another candidate into Freemasonry.

If you have the opportunity, please join us for some of the upcoming events. If you haven't been in some time, please consider coming back to enjoy the fellowship and witness some of the evolution that has occurred over the last few years. Our next stated meeting will be our annual meeting with elections. We have a lot going on over the next few months in addition to the busy holiday season. If our paths don't cross, I wish you all the very best during the remainder of the year and safe travels, wherever they may take you.

Fraternally and Sincerely:
Jacob A. Jackson, PM
Worshipful Master
Hudson Lodge # 510

Theodore H. Case --- Scott M. Thayer --- Glenn R. Foldessy
Richard J. Amlung --- Louie E. Childers --- Donald C. Lowe, Jr.
Ronald L. Cokain --- Richard W. Gross

Edward W. Gold --- Ellis T. Mills --- Brian P. Kilroy
Lyle W. Gunning --- Gerry D. Sawyer --- Earl J. Watson
Paul R. Gum --- Matthew N. Trimble --- Edward M. Dell
Paul Keller

June 2018


Let us begin this month by welcoming our newest Master Mason, Bro. Brett Barber. He was raised on May 5th by an excellent cast from several different lodges, as well as our own. I would like to thank all those who turned out to provide Brother Barber with a great degree.

We followed the degree with our stated meeting on May 07th and a Master Mason practice on May 14th for our cast to work out the kinks as we have several more candidates to move through over the next several months. It has been quite awhile since I have seen us this busy with degree work.

Currently, we plan to go dark for the months of July and August as we do most years. However, we may make time for some degree work and will have a few additional activities during that time. I would like to have our annual family picnic on August 18th so please mark your calendars. I will provide more details soon. We will also have one of our more important fund-raises during the month of August. Please reserve the last weekend in August to come out and assist your brethren with selling food at Art on the Green. Historically this has been a strong fund-raiser for us. It can't be a strong success though, without everyone's assistance. In recent years, our level of participation has waned a bit. Over the next few months, I ask you to think about what induced you to become a mason and consider how you may be able to assist the lodge with projects such as this. Many hands make for light work, but in recent years there have not been enough hands.

I hope you are all able to find time this summer for a little rest and relaxation. I wish you all the best over the coming months and look forward to seeing you at some of our upcoming events.

Fraternally and Sincerely:
Jacob A. Jackson, PM
Worshipful Master
Hudson Lodge # 510

Gerald D. Gibson --- William K. Hopkins --- Burt K. Williams
John R. Vinson --- Theodoric H. Smith --- George W. Schaffer
Richard L. Grether --- Edward J. Fink, Jr. --- Daniel E. Gold
Michael D. Garvin --- Paul W. Berthold, Jr. --- Gary S. Foldessy
Ronald R. Rose --- Harry C. Poston --- Frank B. Gladden
Ted O. Vaught --- Robert R. Riedel --- George R. Bowers
Jeffrey M. Winters

May 2018


We have enjoyed another busy month at Hudson Lodge on several fronts and I believe this will continue to be a busy and productive spring. We had our regular stated meeting, a large contingent who traveled to Meridian Sun lodge to assist in serving dinner at their inspection, a ping pong night, some lodge repairs, and a Master Mason practice that kept us hopping through the month of April.

I would like to thank all who attended and helped at Meridian Sun's inspection. We have always counted on Meridian Sun for their assistance and this year was no different when they showed up in force to help us with our inspection meal. It was great to return the favor and show them a similar level of support. As always, the food and fellowship were great, and we took the traveling gavel award for the evening.

On April 12th we attempted a Ping Pong tournament at the lodge. I would first like to thank several individuals. WB Juris Raudins for the idea and the donation of his table, Brothers Eitel and Wiley for bringing the table over to the lodge, Brother Hofstetter and Dell for having food at the lodge as well as everything set-up for the event, and those who attended, WB Raudins, Bro Wiley and his lady, WB Trimble and a potential candidate, Scott Olson. If all are willing, I believe we should try this event again later in the year with a little more time for proper promotion. I owe all a sincere apology for my failures in promoting the event as well as my lack of attendance.

We followed the tournament with a Master Mason practice. After a strong focus on the other two degrees for most of the year things were a bit rusty, but I believe we will be able to provide our candidates a solid MM degree as the time approaches. If there are any out there willing to assist with the fellowcraft team, please let me know as we could use the assistance.

Additionally, I would like to thank Brother Ed Dell for spending a day to monitor the roof repairs. We have had some additional leaks over the winter and needed some further work done on the roof to prevent any greater damage.

Finally, please review the Trestle Board as we have several events coming up in May. I would like to draw your attention to the Memorial Day Parade. Historically, we have several brethren who drive classic cars in the parade. In addition, we usually have a booth selling hot dogs and beverages during the parade. I would like to continue this tradition and will need everyone's support. As we begin sending communications and asking for volunteers, please consider how you might be able to support the lodge during this event.

I look forward to seeing many of you during our numerous events this May. If, however, our paths don't happen to cross, I wish you all a wonderfully productive spring, good health, and plenty of time to enjoy your families and friends.

Fraternally and Sincerely:
Jacob A. Jackson, PM
Worshipful Master
Hudson Lodge # 510

Brett A. Barber --- Joseph J. Machesky --- Kerry S. Winer
Charles Uray, Jr. --- Jacob A. Jackson --- Rolf A. Oscarson
Arthur R. Trevino

April 2018


The month of March began with our Fellow Craft Degree Inspection on the 3rd. I would like to congratulate the officers on a job well done. Though not perfect, I do believe there's a lot to be proud of and that our candidate, Bro. Brett Barber, received a good degree. As always, Hudson's books are in great order. Our Secretary, W. Bro. Jon Trimble, and our Treasurer, W. Bro. Ray Kilroy, had everything in perfect order and should be commended for all their work. We tend to focus on the more visible aspects of the inspection and forget that without the excellent record keeping and regular business activities of the lodge, the rest would never come to pass. I would like to thank Bro. Carleton Barnett for stepping in at the last minute to fill a steward position. We greatly appreciate the assist. Again, the entire officer line should be commended on their efforts.
The week prior to our inspection we also passed Bro. John Sexton to the degree of Fellow Craft. This was the first lecture for our J. W. Bro. Tyler Wylie. Though his nerves got the better of him in a few spots, I would like to recognize him for his efforts. There are many who never attempt to learn the lectures or charges.

On March 19th we continued with our degree work, Initiating Mr. Richard Lubinski to the Degree of Entered Apprentice. Please join me in welcoming our newest brother to the lodge. The degree went very well, and I would like to thank those who stepped in to fill the officer line. W. Bro. Juris Raudins has been filling in as Junior Deacon most of this year as Bro. Adam Burr had a change in his work schedule and can no longer make Monday evenings and W. Bro. Gerry Sawyer filled in at the last minute for our S. W. W. Bro. Ed Gold who was feeling under the weather.

We will continue with our busy schedule throughout the spring and if all goes as planned, we will have several new Master Masons by the end of the year. In the meantime, please join us on our many meetings and activities.

Fraternally and Sincerely:
Jacob A. Jackson, PM
Worshipful Master
Hudson Lodge # 510

Our sister Lodge, Meridian Sun #69, will have their Inspection in the Entered Apprentice Degree on Saturday, 7 April. We'll be heading to Richfield to help with their Inspection Dinner at 6:00 PM. They request we arrive no later than 5:45. The degree follows promptly at 7:00 PM. Meridian Sun has always been a great help to Hudson Lodge, helping serve our inspection lunch and filling in on our fellow craft team, so it's only right that we reciprocate!

Jack L. Webley --- Terrance K. Donley --- Adam C. Burr
John F. Holcepl --- David D. Hack --- James K. Jeffries
James H. Aungst

In Memoriam
Brother Charles W. Taylor
Born: October 28, 1917
Made an Entered Apprentice: October 09, 1972
Passed to the Degree of Fellow Craft: November 20, 1972
Raised to the Degree of Master Mason: January 08, 1973
Passed to the Celestial Lodge Above : December 27, 2017
Age 100 Years
A Mason for 45 Years

In Memoriam
Worshipful Brother James R. Rumsey
Born: October 23, 1928
Made an Entered Apprentice: April 09, 1984
Passed to the Degree of Fellow Craft: September 24, 1984
Raised to the Degree of Master Mason: October 22,1984
Passed to the Celestial Lodge Above: February 27, 2018
Age 90 Years
A Mason for 34 Years

March 2018


It is amazing how quickly this year is going. February has come and gone, and our inspection is upon us. We started off the month with our stated meeting which although we have the necessities to take care of, always provides a great opportunity for fellowship. I believe we are one of the most well-fed lodges in the area and I believe this may be the secret to the great comradery we share.

On February 12th, R. W. Bro. Zabor brought the Type Written Ritual to the lodge. We had a great turn out from the officers and it really gave us an opportunity to brush up on the Fellow Craft Degree. We have two conferrals of this degree with Brother John Sexton on February 26th and Brother Brett Barber on March 3rd for our inspection. If you are in the area, please come out for both events. I think you will be impressed with the ritual work and know you will enjoy the fellowship with your brethren.

Though our inspection is almost here, the spring will continue to be quite busy. We several candidates to continue moving through and a few proposed social events to schedule. I will be communicating those out as we get the dates set. The first of which will be to Initiate a Petitioner into Free Masonry on Monday, March 19th, at 7:00PM.

Spring cleaning will also be upon us shortly. I would like to thank the brethren who turned out on Saturday, February 24th to see that the lodge is in suitable condition for our upcoming degree and inspection. I know we will have several more workdays coming up as there are many projects that have been waiting for spring. If you have an hour or two to donate, please come out and assist with these events. Many hands make light work and unfortunately these workdays have been in the hands of only a few consistent members for the past few years. I know they would appreciate any help they can get.

To those of you we haven't seen recently, I hope this bulletin finds you happy and healthy and we have an opportunity to meet again this year. To those who are in frequent attendance, as always, we could not continue to achieve what we do without you. Stay healthy and thank you for all you do for Hudson Lodge and Masonry as a whole.

Fraternally and Sincerely:
Jacob A. Jackson, PM
Worshipful Master
Hudson Lodge # 510

Dominic J. Lucido --- John A. Logan, Jr. --- Thomas S. Marks
Karl E. Kube --- Glenn B. Bowers --- William B. DeBlaey
James P. Herchick --- Sherwood J. Chambers --- James E. Buxton

February 2018


As we anticipated, January proved to be a busy month with practices and degree work. I would like to start by welcoming our two newest EA's, Brothers Brett Barber and John Tomasulo. We had a great E. A. degree, double header on Monday, January 22nd with the lecture and charge given by two Worshipful Brothers who have not given one in quite some time. Both did a phenomenal job. My thanks to W. Bro. Amlung and W. Bro. Foldessy. Believe it or not, we still have at least one more E. A. to complete this year. I think we will look to schedule that degree in March after our inspection.

The focus this month will be on the Fellowcraft Degree. We will be having the Type Written Ritual at Hudson Lodge on Monday, February 12th at 7:30PM. This is a great way to polish up your knowledge of the F. C. degree. Please come out and join your officers for an educational evening.

We will then confer the Fellowcraft degree, hopefully on a live candidate on Monday, Feb 26th. At 7:00PM. If we only have one candidate ready this will become a practice rather than an actual conferral. I will communicate with everyone if that change occurs.

This busy February schedule should have us well prepared for our inspection on Saturday, March 3rd at 9:00AM. If you are available, please come offer your support, first to our candidate, then to the officers of the lodge as they work to perform a great degree for the candidate.

As we move into the spring, we still have quite a few degrees to confer and I would like to schedule some social events for the lodge as well. If anyone has any suggestions, I am open to them. I will communicate those events as we get them scheduled and hope many of you are able to make it back to lodge for a visit over the coming months.

In addition to our lodge events, there are many inspections occurring in the 21st district over the month of February. I am listing the ones in Summit County above, but for additional inspections if you are interested, a complete 21st District Inspection Schedule is available at

During this unpredictable season, I hope you all stay healthy and safe. If there is anything you need, never hesitate to reach out to your lodge. We will always be there to assist if it is within the length of our cable tow.

Fraternally and Sincerely:
Jacob A. Jackson, PM
Worshipful Master
Hudson Lodge # 510

Robert M. Valcanoff --- David A. Loya
Bruce H. Moore --- Jonathan B. Trimble
Raymond T. Kilroy,Jr.

January 2018


December was a very busy and productive month for Hudson Lodge. We had a number of events including the Hudson Holiday Walk, the MAP Christmas Basket Assembly, and our Holiday Pot Luck. The time does seem to tick by quickly.

Our Holiday Walk was certainly one of the warmest I have attended. Although one might anticipate a lack of sales due to the warmth, we had one of our most profitable years as well. I would like to thank the brethren who participated this year.
Serving, prep, and tear down: Bros. Ed Dell; Bob Hoffstetter; Tyler Wylie; W. Bros. Alex Herbert, PM; Richard Amlung, PM; John Garvin, PM; and John Sexton; Josie Jackson
Cookies: W. Bro. Gerry Sawyer

On December 16th several brethren met for the MAP Christmas Basket Assembly at Craftsman's Park. As is tradition, we met first for a great breakfast at The Waterloo Restaurant, then headed to Sav-A-Lot to load up the truck and finally to Craftsman's Park for Assembly. Though this event is headed up by the Scottish Rite, Hudson Lodge generally supplies a great portion of the labor and WB Garvin has the system down to a science, so the baskets are assembled quickly and painlessly. I would like to thank all the brethren who turned out to assist with this event.
W. Bros. Alex Herbert, PM; Ed Gold, PM; Juris Raudins, PM; Richard Amlung, PM; William DeBlaey, PM and son John DeBlaey; John Garvin, PM; Bros. Ray Lindeman; and Ed Dell;
Hopefully I haven't forgotten anyone who was in attendance. If I have, my apologies, and please let me know so I can recognize you in the next bulletin.

Shortly after the basket assembly many of us gathered at the lodge on Dec 18th for our Holiday Pot Luck. It was a wonderful evening with music an entertainment supplied by W. Bro. John Holcepl, a Christmas reading by W. Bro. Bill DeBlaey, and a great evening with friends and family.

Finally, I would like to thank W. Bro. Juris Raudins for his continued efforts with the Acme Cash Back program, Bro. Bob Hoffstetter for taking over responsibility for securing the gifts for a local family in need, and Bro. Tyler Wylie for taking responsibility for recognizing the widows of our departed brethren.

Our next few months will be extremely busy as we have quite a slate of candidates and the inspection season upon us. As time permits, please come out and support your lodge in whatever facet you can. I hope to see many of you in the weeks to come. For those I miss, I hope you had a wonderful holiday season and that the new year brings you much joy and contentment and opportunity to exercise Brotherly Love, Relief, and Truth.

Fraternally and Sincerely:
Jacob A. Jackson, PM
Worshipful Master
Hudson Lodge # 510

Dale Andrassy II --- James Korecko --- Robert Durland
John W. Garvin --- Roger K. Lavelle --- Lee Wangenheim
Stephen C. Adams --- Charles R. Beeman --- Keith S. Williams
Sean E. Eitel

December 2017


I would like to begin this new year with a hearty "Thank You" to the officers of Hudson Lodge for the past year. Under W. Bro. Alex Herbert's leadership, we accomplished a lot and have made some important adaptations to the way we work to bring more efficiency to our meetings thus creating more time for fellowship and work on our charitable endeavors. As your schedules permit, it would be wonderful to see many of you return to lodge and see the results of these adjustments in person.

In addition, please join me in thanking our installation team for their efforts on November 20th at our Annual Installation of Officers. They were: Installing Master W. Bro. Alexander Herbert, PM; Installing Secretary Bro. Ray Lindemann; Installing Chaplain W. Bro. John Garvin, PM and Installing Marshal W. Bro. Juris Raudins, PM. We have a great new line of officers with many familiar, but also several new brethren joining the officer line. Your officers for the ensuing year are as follows:

Worshipful Master -- Jacob A Jackson, PM
Senior Warden - Edward W Gold, PM
Junior Warden - Tyler J Wylie
Treasurer - Raymond T Kilroy, Jr., PM
Secretary - Jonathan B Trimble, PM
Chaplain - Glenn R Foldessey, PM
Senior Deacon - Richard J Amlung, PM
Junior Deacon - Adam C Burr
Senior Steward - Sean E Eitel
Junior Steward - Robert W Hoffstetter
Marshal - Edward M Dell
Tyler - William B DeBlaey, PM
Lodge Education Officer - Gerry D Sawyer, PM

I believe we have a great line of officers and look forward to a very successful year.

We have a busy year and it all kicks off with the Hudson Holiday Walk. We will again be providing refreshments to the many members of our community out to kick off the holiday season this coming Sunday, Dec 3rd. This is a great opportunity to provide outreach and demonstrate to the community what it is to be a Mason. We hope many of you will be able to stop by to help for a few hours or at least visit with your brethren. We will be meeting at 10:00AM at Hudson Lodge for setup, with tear down around 5:00PM.

We will once again be spearheading the Masonic Assistance Program (MAP) Christmas Basket Assembly. As in years passed there will be a special "Pass the Hat Collection" at the December stated meeting to help fund this very worthy cause. We will start with our traditional breakfast at the Waterloo Restaurant at 8:00AM before heading to Save-A-Lot at 9:30AM to load the truck. Assembly now starts at 10:00 AM at Craftsmen Park - W. Bro. John and Rhonda Garvin have this down to a science, and we've become so effective that we've had to move the timetable forward so people can arrive before we finish! Many hands make light work, so please join us for an enjoyable event as we exemplify charity during the Christmas season.

As W. Bro. Herbert mentioned in his outgoing newsletter, we have many petitions to work through and a lot of degree work to be done. I will be communicating some additional dates for practices and degrees as we are able to get them scheduled. We will be inspected this year in the Fellowcraft Degree on Saturday, March 3rd at 9:00AM, so please mark your calendars. We have a lot to accomplish before then.

Finally, I invite you all to join us on Monday, December 18th at 6:30PM for our annual potluck Holiday Party. Please bring your families, friends, and neighbors to join in our celebration. Please let me know if you are expecting to join us, how many will be in your party and number of children, by December 11th. Feel free to call 330 931-9410, text, or e-mail me
I look forward to connecting with many of you over the next month. In case our paths don't happen to cross, I wish you all a wonderful Holiday Season, Merry Christmas and a joyous New Year.

Fraternally and Sincerely:
Jacob A. Jackson, PM
Worshipful Master
Hudson Lodge # 510

Thomas W. Case --- Alexander P. Herbert --- Tyler J. Wylie --- Ryan M. Collins
Carlton O. Barnett, Jr. --- James R. Dietz --- Christopher M. Malcuit
Gary H. Wolfe --- Thomas E. Bender, Jr.

Some of you may not know that while I certainly consider Hudson Lodge #510 to be my home Lodge, it isn't actually my mother Lodge. I was raised in Paramuthia Lodge #25 in Athens, OH before relocating back to northeast Ohio. At the Annual Communication of our Grand Lodge this past weekend, I had a chance meeting with W. Bro. Jeff Slattery, who was my first introduction to Freemasonry as well as the first-line signatory on my petition. He is currently wrapping up his current term as Worshipful Master, and was overjoyed to hear that was doing the same - we had parted ways as mentor and student, and reconnected as comrades.

Thus, this will be my final bulletin for the Hudson Lodge newsletter. As with the close of my previous terms, I still feel that there's much left to be done. I'm very excited to pass the gavel to a new lineup of officers, and I look forward to their accomplishments in the coming year!

My personal goal for 2016-2017 was to increase the efficiency of our Stated Meetings. This required a bit of fine-tuning, but I'm glad to report that by October I'd decreased the business portion of our meetings to a consistent hour or less. This allowed more time for fellowship and camaraderie, particularly for those of us with longer drives home, and from my perspective this was a great success! Thank you very much for your patience in the meantime.

My overarching goal has always been to leave Hudson Lodge in a better shape than when I took office. It took me a few tries, but this year I believe that I can finally do just that. We're preparing for our Annual Meeting and have several aspirants ready and willing to get involved. Some are returning Brethren, and some are relatively new faces. I wish you all the best - this journey has its ups and downs, but it's certainly rewarding and I'm very glad to have taken it. All of our members are invited to attend our Installation of Officers on Monday, 20 November.

I'm also leaving the East with a stack of petitions on our Secretary's desk. We've had a surprisingly bountiful summer and autumn, and our new officers will have plenty of experience with Degree work! There will be several new Lectures and Charges being learned and given over the next year. I'm glad to see that our tradition for outstanding Ritual will continue.

I owe a great debt of appreciation to our Secretary, W. Bro. Jeff Winters, for his support over the past two years. The Worshipful Master may be the head of the Lodge, but the Secretary (and Treasurer) are certainly the load-bearing members. W. Bro. Winters will be undergoing heart surgery in December and is stepping down from his position. W. Bro. Jon Trimble has volunteered to step up and handle these duties for the upcoming year. Thank you very much, both of you, for your hard work and dedication.

My own Masonic journey is continuing in exciting new directions. Earlier in October I accepted the nomination to serve as President for the Symbolic Lodge Officers' Association (SLOA) of Summit County. I'm very much looking forward to serving Hudson Lodge and our fellow Summit County Lodges in this new capacity. I'd like to thank our outgoing President and fellow Hudson Brother, W. Bro. Ed Gold, for all of his efforts over the past two years in this role!

Bringing this bulletin full circle, shortly after I ran into W. Bro. Slattery I was commissioned to serve as District Education Officer for the 21st Masonic District. I'm honored to join this new team of hardworking Brethren, with whom I've traveled for many years and for whom I have the utmost respect. My nervous excitement at this new direction is tempered by the strong start given by Paramuthia Lodge #25, the many years of preparation provided by Hudson Lodge #510, the lessons and examples of our Past Masters who have come before me, and all of our members who have supported and encouraged me along the way. Thank you, all of you, for your part in my journey to date - my Installation will be Monday, 13 November at 7:00PM and I hope to see you there.

Fraternally and Sincerely:
Alexander P. Herbert
Worshipful Master
Hudson Lodge # 510


Sigmund G. Buganski - Christopher Yozwiak - Roger Dunn
Alfred P. Wangenheim - Gregory A. Anglewitz - Robert Hoffstetter
Ray C. Lindemann - Bradley N. Harris - Juris Raudins
Alan R. Zeman - Daniel A. Krajcik - Timothy Nackowicz
Scott K. Andrews - Lewis W. Walker - Walter T. Shields
Patrick W. Truitt

October 2017


We're back in action after our summer break. October brings the close of our Masonic year, as we look forward with excitement for the next.

On Monday, 18 September we exemplified our final Master Mason Degree for 2017. I owe a debt of gratitude to W. Bro. Ellis Mills (Star #187) and W. Bro. Mike Zabor (Meridian Sun #69) for their assistance. We're now turning our attention to new petitions and potential candidates - it's looking like it might be a busy autumn for Entered Apprentice work!

The Annual Meeting of the Symbolic Lodge Officers Association of Summit County will be on Saturday, 14 October at Summit Lodge #213. This meeting will include nominations and elections of officers for the upcoming year. It's been an honor to serve in this Association, and I look forward to more hard work and camaraderie in 2018.

The Western Reserve Craftsmen's Guild Sporting Clays Shotgun Shoot is cancelled.

The following weekend I'll be traveling down to Dayton for the Annual Communication of the Grand Lodge of Ohio. We'll be reading the proposed legislation at our upcoming Stated Meeting.

November brings our own Annual Meeting, along with the election of officers for 2018. If you are interested in serving in an elected or appointed capacity, please plan on attending this meeting. Thank you to all the officers who served Hudson Lodge over this past year - we all appreciate your continued support!

Of particular note, it's my honor to recognize W. Bro. Juris Raudins for his outstanding work on collecting and documenting the history of Hudson Lodge #510. You can find his work, A History of Masonry in Hudson, on our website at This project includes not only many years of research, but also of repair and preservation of our minutes books dating back almost two centuries. This is truly a momentous accomplishment, and a most valuable contribution to the Hudson Lodge of the future!

Fraternally and Sincerely:
Alexander P. Herbert
Worshipful Master
Hudson Lodge # 510


Earl J. Watson -- Lyle W. Gunning -- Paul Keller
Matthew N. Trimble -- Jack F. Lemke -- Edward W. Gold
James R. Rumsey -- Brian P. Kilroy -- Charles W. Taylor
Gerry D. Sawyer -- Paul R. Gum -- Edward M. Dell

In Memoriam

Brother Edward T. Scott, Jr.
Born: March 02,1929
Made an Entered Apprentice: March 05, 1956
Passed to the Degree of Fellow Craft: March 19, 1956
Raised to the Degree of Master Mason: June 04, 1956
Passed to the Celestial Lodge Above: January 15, 2017
Age: 88 Years
A Mason for 61 Years

In Memoriam

Brother Roger L. Peters
Born: June 08, 1939
Made an Entered Apprentice: March 02, 1970
Passed to the Degree of Fellow Craft: April 20, 1970
Raised to the Degree of Master Mason: June 01, 1970
Passed to the Celestial Lodge Above: June 08, 2017
Age 78 Years
A Mason for 47 Years

September 2017


Another summer has come and gone, and it looks like autumn is quick upon us! Although Hudson Lodge is traditionally dark for July and August, we certainly haven't been inactive. Here are a few highlights:

On Saturday, 24 June our Junior Warden, W. Bro. Edward Gold, was honored as Mason of the Year for the 21st Masonic District. Thank you for all the hard work you do for Hudson Lodge, the Symbolic Lodge Officers Association of Summit County, and the Western Reserve Craftsmen's Guild!

Many of our brethren met on 8 and 15 July for two Lodge Work Days. We repainted several areas of the exterior of our building, installed a new spotlight for the flagpole, and rebuilt and painted the doors of our storage shed. Thank you to everyone that gave their time and effort!
I traveled over to Richfield on Sunday, 31 July to assist Meridian Sun Lodge No 69 with their annual Sweet Corn Ride fund-raiser. Fortunately the skies stayed clear - last year we were hit with a severe thunderstorm right in the middle of the event! The crowd was large but steady, and I think it went very well in everyone's opinion. The brethren of Meridian Sun were very appreciative of the effort.

Our yearly Hudson Lodge Picnic was held on Saturday, 6 August. Again, we had perfect weather and everyone enjoyed themselves! Thank you to Bro. Ed Dell for bringing his cornhole set.

The largest event continues to be our Art on the Green fund-raiser, which was held this year on 26-27 August. This year we tried something new: Because of rising costs and a concentrating pool of volunteers, we rewrote our menu and redesigned our booth layout. We moved to the pepperoni rolls that were tried out at the Hudson Memorial Day Parade, which cut the necessary booth space almost in half. They were also much easier to prepare - no one had to stay up to 2AM shredding chicken this year! Feedback on the workload so far has been entirely positive, so I consider that aspect of the event a success. Thank you to all that came out to assist, especially our brethren at Meridian Sun Lodge #69:
Jake and Josie Jackson John Garvin Bill and Allyson DeBlaey
Ed Dell Bob Hoffstetter Jon Trimble Jeff Winters
Ed Gold Juris Raudins Tyler Wylie Gerry Sawyer
Larry Wilson* Mike, Polly, and Tim Wheeler* Dave Ferris*
* Meridian Sun Lodge #69

Now that we come to September, our formal Lodge work resumes. We'll be performing a Master Mason Degree this month on an exemplar candidate, tentatively scheduled for Monday, 18 September. Following this, we have a number of petitions that have come in recently. We have full season of degree work to look forward to!

Finally, the Western Reserve Craftsmen's Guild will be holding the annual Sporting Clays Shotgun Shoot on Saturday 14 October. The shoot will run from 12-2 PM, followed by a pulled pork lunch. Tickets are $80 each and include 100 clays and the meal. Contact W. Bro. Ed Gold or myself for more information.

It's shaping up to be a very exciting fall!

Fraternally and Sincerely:
Alexander P. Herbert
Worshipful Master
Hudson Lodge # 510


Theodore H. Case --- Scott M. Thayer --- Glenn R. Foldessy
Richard J. Amlung --- Louie E. Childers --- Donald C. Lowe, Jr.
Ronald L. Cokain --- Richard W. Gross

From W. Bro. Edward Gold
A Special Thank You to all those who donated to the Roof Repair Appeal. We received more than enough to cover the expense of the repairs.

In Memoriam

Worshipful Brother James R. Amlung
Born: March 29, 1929
Made an Entered Apprentice: October 17, 1966
Passed to the Degree of Fellow Craft: December 19, 1966
Raised to the Degree of Master Mason: January 16,1967
Passed to the Celestial Lodge Above : April 23, 2017
Age 88 Years
A Mason for 50 Years

In Memoriam

Brother Charles H. Clunn
Born: July 06, 1922
Made an Entered Apprentice: April 30, 1956
Passed to the Degree of Fellow Craft: May 28,1956
Raised to the Degree of Master Mason: June 25,1956
Passed to the Celestial Lodge Above : April 27, 2017
Age 95 Years
A Mason for 61 Years

June 2017


You have my sincere apologies for the lack of a Bulletin. April was a difficult month on several levels and sometimes words just simply aren't enough.

On 28 April we said goodbye to a most august Mason, W. Bro. James R. Amlung. He was a Mason for 50 years, a two-term Past Master, a 15-term Secretary, and our perennial Installing Master. Jim was a pillar of Hudson Lodge #510, as well as an incredibly active member of both York and Scottish Rites. Above all else, he was our brother and our friend, and we'll miss him dearly. Thank you to all of you who attended his memorial service to honor his memory and to support his family.

Please continue to keep W. Bro. Richard Amlung in your thoughts and prayers, as he battles with pneumonia.

June brings a final flurry of activity as we go dark for the summer months. Hudson Lodge will be hosting an Open House on Saturday, 3 June at high twelve. The event will begin with a cookout at 12:00 PM. A presentation of the history of Freemasonry and of Hudson Lodge will follow at 1:00 PM, connecting events in world history with famous Hudsonites. Our Stated Meeting on 5 June will include our Annual Awards Night. Please join us as we honor our distinguished brethren. On a similar tack, The 300th Anniversary Celebration and District Awards Night will be on Saturday, 24 June at Tadmoor Shrine.

Hopefully this summer will have beautiful weather, because there are plenty of events to enjoy it. This year's Grand Master's Reception will be in the form of a picnic on Saturday, 24 June at Craftsmen Park. Our Annual Hudson Lodge Picnic will be on Saturday, 6 August at the Colony Park Pavilion. Finally, the 21st District Picnic will be Sunday, 20 August at Tadmoor Shrine.
There are also several community service events this summer. Meridian Sun #69 will be serving at the Sweet Corn Ride on Sunday, 31 July, and our help has been requested. Please come out to support our sister Lodge. Art on the Green is also rapidly approaching on the last weekend in August. We're piloting a new pepperoni roll fund-raiser at the Hudson Memorial Day Parade, and we're very excited about the prospect.

Whatever your interests may be with regards to the Fraternity, I hope to see you out and about over the next few months. Hopefully we'll all have some int

A special thank you is extended to W. Bro. Juris Raudins for his continuing efforts in chairing our participation in the Acme Cash Back Program and securing the gifts for the local family in need at Christmas and other times of the year. To W. Bro. James Amlung for his continuing efforts to remember the widows of departed members of Hudson Lodge.

With the close of the holiday season, January brings a renewed focus on degree work. We will be holding a practice for the Master Mason Degree on Monday, 16 January followed by a live degree on Wednesday, 18 January. As always, we'll need all the help we can get to fill nonspeaking roles. Please consider coming out to help your Lodge - we'll make sure you're in the right place at the right time!

The 2017 Inspection Season kicks off in Summit County on Monday, 23 January with Star Lodge #187 in the Fellow Craft Degree. Wayfarer Lodge #789 follows in the Master Mason Degree on Wednesday, 25 January. I've attached a copy of the complete schedule for the season - please note the revisions at the bottom. Our own Inspection in the Entered Apprentice Degree will be Saturday, 18 March. This is still a ways away, but we'll be scheduling several practices in preparation.

Fraternally and Sincerely:
Alexander P. Herbert
Worshipful Master
Hudson Lodge # 510