147 years down and it seems like just yesterday we were wrapping up 146!

November 24, 2017 at 1:35 pm

It was my privilege to be elected to serve as Master of J. B. Covert during its 147th year. As I said from the moment I became Master-Elect to the last stated meeting of the year, “this was not Dave Olmstead’s year this was J. B. Covert’s 147th year” and […]

Brotherly Love On The Road

June 26, 2017 at 12:21 pm

Growing up I was taken to an awful lot of Masonic events where I had no clue what was going on. I ate a lot of rubber chicken, mashed potatoes, and green beans as well! I didn’t understand why we went to installations or what was so important about the […]

Masonic Education- The Best Kept Secret of Freemasonry

May 23, 2017 at 1:54 pm

When we consider why most of us knocked at the door of the lodge we may be surprised to see that a lifelong commitment to continuous learning and self improvement may not have been at the top of that list of reasons. Just like most of us who joined the […]

Examining the negativity behind the phrase “Living out our Masonic obligations”

March 26, 2017 at 12:57 pm

On March 25th, 2017, the Grand Lodge of Ohio conducted Grand Master’s One Day Classes throughout Ohio. Members of J. B. Covert attended the 6th and 1st Masonic District’s join class at the Cincinnati Masonic Center. The degree work was impressive, the fellowship fantastic, and three Brothers were welcomed into […]

DIY Video and asking for help

March 2, 2017 at 10:18 am

Have you ever needed to repair something on a car or around the house and after watching a “Do It Yourself” video found yourself in over your head? I hate plumbing. I mean every time a plumbing issue arises I watch these videos and think, you know it really doesn’t […]

Message from the East- An Old Lesson in a New Year

January 19, 2017 at 8:46 am

Last month we discussed the 24-inch gauge and how so many of us forget the lesson of that simple tool. I challenged all of us to apply that lesson in our daily life and see if it doesn’t help us achieve balance, so how are you doing with that challenge? […]

Life’s Working Tools- Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow part one- that pesky 24 Inch Gauge and 24 Hours in a Day Correlation

December 22, 2016 at 9:25 am

Greetings Brothers! December is almost over, already!?! It seems like just the other day it was August and we were trying to figure out when we were going to have time to mow the yard. Today we’re trying to figure out how to get all the year-end things done at […]

Greetings from Worshipful Master-Elect Dave Olmstead

November 21, 2016 at 2:29 pm

On October 18, 1870, the Grand Lodge of Ohio Chartered J. B. Covert Lodge and as we enter the Lodge’s 147th year I am humbled to be elected to serve as Worshipful Master. I have truly enjoyed a lifetime of Masonry as some of my earliest memories are associated with […]

WB Jack Lennon last Message from East

November 21, 2016 at 2:27 pm

Greetings Brethren, My term as Worshipful Master of our Lodge has come to end. On December 17th, we will install our newly elected slate of officers for 2017. We worked hard and accomplished many things. The Kyle Adkins Scholarship had another excellent year and the new Flapjack Frenzy fundraiser for […]

Message from the East June 2016

May 18, 2016 at 9:53 am

Greetings Brethren, Summer will be here sooner than we know it. Summer for me has always been about family! I have many memories of summer vacations, grill-outs, and weekends at the lake all spent with my immediate family yes, but also with aunts, uncles, cousins, and as well as those […]