Grand lodge announcements

Greetings All Lodges, Chapters, all Affiliated Bodies of Prince Hall Masonry, brothers and sisters

Reminder, if  your organization has an upcoming function/event, you can advertise it on the Grand Lodge website.  All Lodges, Chapters, and  Affiliated Bodies of Prince Hall Freemasonry, are authorized to advertise on the Most Worshipful Prince Hall Grand Lodge of Ohio website.

When submitting an advertisement, please submit only those materials which will send a positive message about your organizations, such as information on fund-raisers, parades, fairs, car-washes, charitable dinners, sports tournaments, hotel reservations, ticket requests, special meals, patron lists, transportation requests, souvenir journals ad contracts, etc...

By posting advertisements, on our website, the information becomes available for view/download  by your customers on a 24 hour basis.

All advertisements are posted on the “Grand Lodge Announcement” page within 48 hours.  If you would like to post an event,  please send your request to  my office at:   Fraternally,

Bradford J. Stallworth, PM #123

Webmaster, Most Worshipful Prince Hall Grand Lodge of Ohio



State of Ohio 2020 Primary Election


I'm sure you've heard by now that the "Primary Elections" are by "Mail-in-only" through April 28, 2020.  

The Ohio General Assembly has enacted a plan to extend voting by mail in Ohio's Primary from March 17, 2020 through April 28, 2020.  

With the step of going to the website to obtain your ballot, I fear many people won't take the step to download their ballot, and then take it to the Post Office.  

We need to encourage everyone (especially African-Americans) in our individual circles to vote.  Many candidates are depending on our vote. 

We need to provide "Information and Encouragement" in getting people to vote.  Currently, the "Voting Process" is a multi-step process.  It requires:

  1. 1.  An internet connection.
  2. 2.  A Computer or Smartphone.
  3. 3.  A Printer.
  4. 4.  Postage (to send / mail your absentee request; send your ballot in).

    We as Masons, Eastern Stars, Nobles, Daughters, Companions, Fraters, etc. need to assist those who do not have items one through four (1 - 4) above. 

If you are one who does not have items one through four (1 - 4)  above (and you are in the order), please contact your Worshipful Master, Worthy Matron, 

or anyone one who has the knowledge and equipment for assistance.  

Lastly, please share this information with anyone that you know can vote!

Below is a direct link to the Ohio Board of Elections and you can download the form from your county BOE website.  

This is where you get your application for Absentee Voting. Complete and mail it in ASAP and they will send you a ballot

With a postage paid envelope to return to the Board of Elections.

State of Ohio Board of Elections - County Websites


Right Worshipful Lonnie Jones II

Grand Lodge Development Fund

Vice Chairman

Cellular = 513-807-8010

Email =

Most worshipful Prince Hall Grand lodge Scholarship Raffle


The MW Prince Hall Grand lodge of Ohio Scholarship Raffle Drawing Deadline

To: Grand Lodge Officers, Worshipful Masters, Wardens, Past Masters and Brethren of the Most Worshipful Prince Hall Grand Lodge of Ohio, Free & Accepted Masons 


The drawing for the 2020 MW Prince Hall Grand Lodge of Ohio SCHOLARSHIP RAFFLE is scheduled for Sunday, May 17, 2020, at Grand Lodge Headquarters, 50 Hamilton Park, Columbus, Ohio, 43203.

Please submit all raffle ticket sales money and completed raffle ticket stubs by May 11, 2020 to:

Gary M. Hairston,# 9

2645 Shawnee Road
Portsmouth, OH., 45662 



Gary M. Hairston, PM, #9
Fundraising Committee Member
(740} 354-2969

171st Annual Communication Souvenir Journal Committee



This communication is to solicit your support and advertisements for the 2020 Grand Lodge Souvenir Journal.  The Souvenir Journal is an annual publication of the Grand Lodge to document and highlight the members and numerous organizations under the umbrella of the Most Worshipful Prince Hall Grand Lodge of Ohio during our Annual Communication.

It is also an historical document that over the years has been an invaluable publication that has provided a forum for all our members to permanently document their participation in the various Masonic organizations. Over the past several years the Souvenir Journal has been one to cherish and look at with pride and we want to continue that tradition. We have worked hard and devoted many years of service to achieve various levels of success within our organizations. Participation in the Souvenir Journal will highlight and preserve your accomplishments for years to come. Support of the Souvenir Journal can also provide a financial benefit for the Grand Lodge when the entire Prince Hall Family fully participates by taking ads for this very important project.

At the link below are advertisement forms that may be used by members, non-members and businesses. The cost for ads this year is the same for individuals and businesses. If you know a business person who would like to advertise in our Souvenir Journal we gladly welcome their participation. We will accept camera ready ads formatted for a 6" x 9" page or we will prepare ads from Emails and photographs supplied to us. It is also very important to meet the deadline for submitting your ads. This will allow the Souvenir Journal Staff to perform our duties more efficiently, and provide you with the quality product you expect. If your picture has appeared in the last two years' Souvenir Journals it will not be necessary to send in another one, unless you want to update it. All pictures should be good, clear black and white or good quality color.

Let's make the 2020 Souvenir Journal outstanding to honor our Most Worshipful Grand Master, Chester C.

Christie, PM #7 and show support for this annual and historic project. The deadline is June 19,2020


John W. Colvard

RW Souvenir Journal Director

souvenir journal ad contract

2020 Souvenir Journal Ad Contract (pdf)




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