"Ashlar Lodge is a historic Masonic lodge located between Cleveland and Akron, near the communities of Twinsburg, Macedonia, Solon, Bedford, Glenwillow, Oakwood, Northfield and Walton Hills comprised of Freemasons from Northeastern Ohio."
The International Order of the Rainbow for Girls
Rainbow for Girls is an organization for girls between the ages of 11 and 20. The seven colors of the Rainbow represent seven teachings that each member receives on her journey toward the pot of gold. Founded in 1922, the organization teaches girls three basic virtues: Faith in a Supreme Being and other people, having Hope in all that they do, and Charity toward others.
Order of the Eastern Star
Established in 1850, the Order of the Eastern Star is the largest fraternal organization in the world that’s open to both men and women. Members of the Order are aged 18 and older; men must be Master Masons and women must have specific relationships with Masons. Its teachings are based on the Bible, but it’s open to people of all monotheistic faiths.
The Widows Sons is an International Masonic Motorcycle Association comprised of Freemasons. The purpose of founding the Widows Sons is to aid and assist widows and orphans of Master Masons. This is done by forming a widow’s fund within the Grand Chapter to contribute to the aid of widows in our state, by donating to the Grand Master's Widows and Orphans Fund. No other fund should take precedence over providing for our widow’s fund. We were founded in 1998 for the sole purpose of aiding and assisting widows.
The Appendent Body of Scottish Rite
Scottish Rite of Freemasonry
Founded in the 17th Century in Bordeaux, France, the Scottish Rite is one of the branches of Freemasonry to which a Master Mason may proceed after he has completed the first three degrees of the Symbolic or “Blue Lodge.” The Scottish rite includes the degrees 4˚ through 32˚, and its degrees are lessons taught through allegory in the form of plays. The plays are based upon both Biblical and historical references.
Masonic organizations, Appendant Bodies and Community Links:
Prince Hall Grand Lodge of Ohio
Prince Hall was the founder of Freemasonry for Negroes in America. The Prince Hall Masons, after a continuous existence of nearly two centuries, now number over a half million in more than 5500 lodges throughout the United States. These men, dedicated to a belief in the Fatherhood of God and the Brotherhood of Man, have supported many charitable enterprises and have made a significant contribution to the ethical standards of welfare of millions of American citizens. Prince Hall Masons everywhere have pledged to support, defend and protect the American way of life, to uphold the Constitution, the Bill of Rights and to work toward the goal of one nation indivisible with Liberty and Justice for all.
DeMolay body prepares young men aged 12-21 to lead successful, happy and industrious lives. Basing its approach on timeless Masonic principles and hands-on experience, DeMolay helps young men develop the civic awareness, personal responsibility and leadership skills that will serve them well throughout their lives. It was established in 1919.
The Ohio Masonic Home
We are the living expression of our Masonic Obligation – We serve as the trusted partner to help people age respectfully: how they want; where they want.
Supreme Forest Tall Cedars of Lebanon
Tall Cedars of Lebanon of North America is an appendant Masonic organization devoted to fostering friendship and fellowship among Freemasons and to all mankind. We are over 10,000 members with an unyielding commitment to provide a "place in the sun" for those many thousands of victims of neuromuscular diseases who, through their own means, may not be able to share and enjoy the experiences of life that we so often are able to take for granted.
Council of Royal and Select Masons
No rite of Freemasonry has come into its own so much as the series of degrees known as the Cryptic Rite, also known as the Cryptic Masons. Its popularity is well deserved for there are no more beautiful or meaningful degrees in all Freemasonry than those conferred in the Council of Cryptic Masons.
Craftsmen Park was formed in 1933 as a 501-c3 non-profit organization sponsored by members of the Free and Accepted Masons of Ohio residing in Summit County. Its purpose was to provide a facility to be used for camps for children, teaching them the moral and ethical skills needed to become good citizens and productive members of society.
The Appendent Bodies of York Rite
Daughters of the Nile
Daughters of the Nile is an international fraternal organization for women 18 years or older, who are related by birth or marriage to a Shriner, Master Mason, or Daughter of the Nile, or is a majority member in Good Standing of a Masonic-related organization for girls; or who was a patient, with or without Shrine or Masonic relationship, at a Shriners Hospital for Children®. Founded in Seattle, Washington in 1913, Daughters of the Nile members total 25,000 in 136 cities throughout the United States and Canada.
Known as the playground of Masonry, the Shrine was founded in 1872 by 13 men belonging to the Masonic Order. It was originally established to provide fun and fellowship for its members. Shriners are known throughout the world for their exceptional philanthropy and their specialized hospitals that treat children with a variety of ailments — free of charge
The Grottoes of North America
The Grottoes of North America is a Masonically affiliated Fraternal Organization whose membership is based on Masonic values. Through gaiety, fun and frolic, it teaches the lessons of the Golden Rule. It is a social organization based on "Good Fellowship" and promotes the high ideals of Masonry through fun programs and charitable work.
The “York Rite” is colloquially referred to by Masons as the “American Rite.” The York Rite takes its name from the city of York, England, where in about 926 A.D. King Athelstan assembled Masons to receive their charter. It is one of the two main branches of Freemasonry in the United States which a Master Mason may decide to join for further exposure to Masonic knowledge. The bodies of the York Rite include the Royal Arch Masons, Cryptic Masons and Knights Templars.
Grand Lodge of Ohio - Free and Accepted Masons
Commandery of Knights Templar
A Commandery of Knights Templar is part of the York Rite of Freemasonry. Although no direct linage can be established between the ancient templars who fought in the Crusades many believe that the original ancient templars had reason to form what is now the fraternity of Freemasonry.
21st Masonic District
Summit, Stark and Tuscarawas Counties
Job's Daughter International
Job's Daughters International™ is a premier organization for young women that provides a wholesome environment based on the foundation of high morals, love of country, love of family and friends and respect for others throughout the world. It is a living organization dedicated to meeting the needs of young women today and their challenges of tomorrow.
Chapter of Royal Arch Masons
The Chapter of Royal Arch Masonry consists of four degrees: Mark Master, Past Master, Most Excellent Master, and Royal Arch Mason.