2018 Service Awards, Memorials & Children’s Holiday Party (Please RSVP)

It’s that wonderful time of year again, when we get to see our friends and family that have been gone for awhile, and share some yuletide cheer!


Please join us on Saturday, Dec. 8th as we continue this great tradition.  Follow the link below for details and to RSVP!


11:30am – Service Award Presentations & Memorials
12:30pm – Drinks & Snacks
1:00pm – Lunch
2:00pm – Story Time / Christmas Songs
2:30pm – Santa arrives
3:30pm – Event Concludes



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2018 Lodge Picnic 7/28/18 at Western Hills-Cheviot Lodge No. 140

It’s that time of year again!

The 2018 Cincinnati-Lafayette Family Picnic is July 28 at 1:00pm

at the beautiful pavilion of Western Hills-Cheviot Lodge No. 140
(4353 West Fork Rd. Cincinnati, OH 45247)


We have some new activities for the young and young at heart! 
Including “Music Bingo” with DJ Mario and “Capture the Flag” for kids 13 & under!

Bring the family and friends for what is always a good time!



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Cincinnati-Lafayette returns to Valley Vineyards 6/23/18

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Yes, it’s back! We have a great luncheon planned for all who wish to join us.

Saturday, June 23rd at Noon at the historic Valley Vineyards in Warren Co.

$0 for Lodge Members / $35 for Lady or Guest


We hope to see you there!

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Bitcoin and the Cryptocurrency Revolution

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What is Bitcoin?

Bitcoin is a cryptocurrency and a payment system introduced in 2008. The system is peer-to-peer and transactions take place between users directly, without an intermediary (ie bank). These transactions are verified by an open network and recorded in a public ledger called the blockchain. Since the system works without a central repository or single administrator, no government or central bank can manipulate it. The US Treasury defines it as a decentralized, virtual currency. However, the IRS treats it as a commodity for taxation. Bitcoin is the largest of its kind in terms of total market value of $13.3 billion at time of this writing.


(10 Mins) Here is a great TEDx video introduction to Bitcoin. (Look at the background…anything familiar?)


(35 mins)  Intro. to Bitcoin


(23:51 mins) Andreas Antonopoulis – Bitcoin Missionary


Many more Bitcoin videos (both pro & con) are available on Youtube.com

RSVP to Cincinnati-Lafayette No.483 Annual Inspection

Thank you for visiting our page. Unfortunately, our reservations are full for the night of our Inspection.

The Worshipful Master, Wardens and Brethren of Cincinnati-Lafayette No. 483 wish you a prosperous Masonic year!

Please feel free to visit us anytime for dinner, Lodge and Harmony on the 2nd Monday of the month for our Stated Meetings (dark in August.)


If you have already RSVP’d for our Inspection on March 6th, feel free to CLICK HERE to print directions to Rhinegeist.


Annual Service Awards & Children’s Holiday Party

It’s hard to believe, but it’s that time of year again!!! Please complete the form below to RSVP to the annual Cincinnati-Lafayette Masonic Service Awards and Children’s Holiday party!

Join us as we celebrate the lives of Brethren who have gone to the Celestial Lodge above, congratulate our Brothers who have achieved such impressive milestones in the craft, and share the joy of the season with our families and friends.

Date & Time: Saturday, 12/10/16 11:30am Service Awards &
1:00pm Children’s Holiday Party
Location: Cincinnati Masonic Center – 317 E Fifth Street, Cincinnati, OH

2016 Officer Responsibilities & Guidelines

Cincinnati-Lafayette Lodge No. 483 F&AM
Guideline of Officers Responsibilities

Social Responsibilities:
WM – Overseer of all functions, attend FMDOA Meetings
SW  – Children’s Holiday Party, October Past Master’s Meeting
JW – Chair Investigation Committees and Picnic
Treas. – Responsibilities as spelled-out in the Code
Sec.  – Responsibilities as spelled-out in the Code,
– 1 Day Class Coordination
SD – Event Invitations, Reservations IN/OUT
JD – Advisor to Stewards on meals,
– Primary on Inspection & Installation meals
SS  – Primary on all meals except Inspection & Installation
(assistant on those 2 meals)
– Pass out Minutes/Aprons before meetings
JS  – Assistant on all meals
– Pass out Minutes/Aprons before meetings
Tyler –  Set-up and Break-down of Lodge Rooms
– Special Banquets (Sept/Oct. banquet to thank
Fellowcraft Team, Widows, Misc. Awards, etc.)
Chap. – Prayers at all Lodge functions
Trustees – Responsibilities as spelled-out in the Code

Other not-assigned functions are at the WM’s descression:





Ritual Responsibilities:

Confer Degree WM, JW WM, SW WM, SW
(Part 1 of FC)
G Lecture WM, SD
Operate DVD player JS, SD JD SD, JW
Apron Presentation JW
Charge JS, SS JS, SS SS, JD
Examinations JS, JW SS, SW JD, SD
Prayers Chap. Chap. Chap.
Prep. Candidate PS, Tyler PS, Tyler PS, Tyler


These guidelines are not steadfast, but are intended to:
A. Spread the social workload around so all the burden isn’t placed on a few brethren
B. Keep officers on track in their preparation for the East. A small steady workload is far easier to handle than a pressured workload at JW and above.

(As always, this is open to discussion)

2016 Cincinnati-Lafayette No. 483 Picnic

Come one, come all, to this great Lodge tradition. We’ll have great food, kids bouncy-house, cornhole and the ever-so-popular Bingo with its bevy of mystery prizes!  RSVP Below!

Cincinnati-Lafayette to visit Florence Freedom 7/23/2016

Florence Freedom vs. Joliet Slammers


That’s right folks!  This one is on us.  Cin-Laf Members and their immediate families are invited to visit our Frontier League team for an evening of fun and fraternity.

First Pitch: 6:05


Tickets will be at the Will Call window under Cincinnati-Lafayette / Your Name