Urania Lodge 311

Freemasons of Plain City Ohio


Local Scottish Rite Masons Receive 33rd Degree

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Paul Kaufman 50 Year Award Presented

Congratulations to Brother Paul Kaufman, Urania Lodge 311 newest 50 year member.

Paul began his journey in Masonry back in 1966. He was an employee of Ranco in Plain City until 1980 when Ranco moved to Mexico. His wife Dora was by his side during the presentation.
For many years Paul has been our “Ships Captain and Wayfaring Man” while performing the degree work.


RWB Shawn Johnson District Deputy Grand Master & Worshipful Master Jeremy Graham presented the award & recognition from the Grand Lodge of Free and Accepted Masons of Ohio representing MWB Grand Master Robert C. Rill, Jr..

Looking on were members & wives of Urania Lodge including WB Douglas Kirk President of the 9th Masonic District and 9th District Education Officer WB David Waggoner, RWB Fred Kile PDDGM & Secretary of the Scottish Rite, Valley of Columbus as well as a member of Urania. Thank You for making this a memorable occasion.

Congratulations Paul!


Celebrating 50 Years Service for Paul Kaufman


It is an honor that we will present to Paul Kaufman his 50 year service award on Tuesday November 24th at 6:30pm at the lodge. Families and friends are welcome! See you there.


Welcome District Deputy Grand Master Shawn Johnson

Shawn DDGM

Held 10/28/2015 at Fielding Lodge 192 in South Charleston

RW Brother Johnson shown with MWB’s Cokonougher & Posey

who together Installed RWB Johnson.



York Rite Building and Scottish Rite Building Dedication


You have been cordially invited to attend our Dedication Ceremony for our York Rite Building and Scottish Rite Building on Sunday, October 18, 2015.  A gathering of those who are planning to be in the procession will be at 1:30 p.m. in Burkhart Auditorium at the Ohio Masonic Home.

We wanted to make everyone aware that the Highway Hikers Annual Toy Run will also be taking place on Sunday, October 18th.  Their journey will take them through Clark County and they will be passing The Ohio Masonic Home at approximately 1:30 p.m.  During this time the entrance to our campus will be closed to let the group of approximately 3,000 motorcycles pass the intersection.  We also suggest that anyone traveling on I-70 coming to the Home that take use the exits for US 68 to come to the Home and avoid all exits for US 4 to come to the Home.  We wanted to make you aware of this event so that you can be prepared to arrive at our Springfield campus a little earlier on Sunday than you originally anticipated.

Once you arrive on campus there will be directional signs as well as our Springfield Masonic Community Security staff members to direct you to the parking area.  Once in the parking area we will have shuttle service to the event areas.  If you have any questions please feel free to contact:

Dan Shirk

Fraternal Relations Director

937-926-4305 (cell)

937-252-4973 (office)