Pictures and Quotes from
H. Ray Evans
Past Grand Master of Ohio
and 7th District Adviser for 17 years.
Ray's favorite poem,

I never made a fortune
And I'll never make one now
But it really doesn't matter
'Cause I'm happy anyhow

As I go along my journey
I'm reaping better than I've sowed
I'm drinking from the saucer
'Cause my cup has overflowed

I don't have a lot of riches,
And sometimes the going's tough
But with kin and friends to love me
I think I'm rich enough

I thank God for the blessings
That His mercy has bestowed
I'm drinking from the saucer
'Cause my cup has overflowed

He gives me strength and courage
When the way grows steep and rough
I'll not ask for other blessings for
I'm already blessed enough

May we never be too busy
To help bear another's load
Then we'll all be drinking from the
When our cups have overflowed
My wife does all my driving for me now,
I just keep both hands on the steering
Enthusiasm is one of those passions that we must circumscribe and
keep within due bounds: The problem is - as I see it- is that we are
subduing this passion almost to the point of extinction- too many
Brethren are not enthused about Masonry.
People may doubt what you say,
But they will always believe what
you do.
The Lodge of Freemasonry was at one time the only place to go.

Now, it is a place where a Brother must want to go.
It is possible that attending Lodge is like renting a movie and then playing it over  and over on your VCR every month from now on. Might get boring.

I am not advocating changing our Ritual or the beautiful lessons taught in all three degrees.

I am advocating that we add things to our Lodge meetings to make our members more aware of our existence and our responsibilities.
The Seventh District and indeed all of Freemasonry unite
in morning at the loss of our Past Grand Master,
MWB H. Ray Evans.

Words cannot express what this dear Brother has meant
to each of us through the years.

He always easily won our hearts and our utmost respect.

"Until that morning of the world's resurrection,
until then, Dear Brother, farewell."

H. Ray Evans
1932 - 2013