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All York Lodge Meetings are CANCELLED until further notice.

Brethren all,

In light of the Governor's press conference and the Director of Health's guidance concerning the continued issues of the novel Covid-19 virus, effective immediately and until further notice, all stated meetings, special meetings and practices for York Lodge No. 563 are CANCELLED.

Further information will be sent via email and will be updated on our website, www.york563.org.


Josh Vittie, WM




Each year, York Lodge No. 563 awards over $20,000 in academic scholarships for students that are members of the Lodge, are related to York Lodge members, or affiliated with Freemasonry in some way to assist with the ever growing burden of tuition.  This is just one of the ways that we work as Freemasons to improve our communities and support our extended Masonic family.  Click the link below and fill out the application and return it by May 1st, 2020 for consideration.  Evaluations of the applications will be performed by a committee and winners will be notified by June 1st, 2020.

Due to the current Covid-19 crisis, we are pushing back our due date on the scholarships until June 1st, with a notification date of July 1st!!!




Brethren, please be aware that dues for 2020 are payable on or before the annual meeting on November 4th and are past due on December 31, 2019. If you have not paid your dues yet, then please remit $50 to the lodge at P.O. Box 566, Worthington, Ohio 43085-0566 as soon as possible. Members who have not paid are considered "not in good standing" and those who have not paid by Dec. 31, 2019 are delinquent and subject to "suspension for non-payment of dues."

Your prompt payment of dues ensures that the Lodge can function smoothly and continue its many charitable works. For example, in the holiday spirit, York has donated $ 1,500 to Charity Newsies that will go towards supplying 10 children with clothes.

Also remember, to continue membership in other Masonic bodies such as Scottish Rite and York Rite or Shrine, Blue Lodge dues must be paid. Also, to be a member of the York Golf Club requires paid membership in York.

If, for some reason beyond your control, such as health issues or living on a fixed income, contact the lodge Secretary concerning alternatives to maintaining lodge membership. The lodge can and will help any Brother maintain good standing in Lodge.





reemasonry is the oldest, largest and most widely recognized fraternalF organization in the World. Founded in London, England in 1717, its current worldwide membership totals 3.6 million members, 1.6 million of which are in North America. With 87,000 Masons and close to 500 local Lodges, Ohio has one of the largest Masonic memberships of any state in the country.

York Lodge meets monthly on the first and third Mondays at the Northwest Masonic Temple, 2436 Dublin Granville Rd., Columbus, Ohio, and the Lodge opens at promptly at 7:00 PM.  Dinner is typically served at 6:00 PM.

Masonic visitors are always welcome!  If you are a Freemason and would like to visit, please contact the This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., so that he can share the evening's agenda with you.