Worshipful Master: Tom CostisSecretary: Carl Dunn Jr, PDDGM

January 2015 Trestleboard


Scheduled Monthly

Friday, January 9th, 7:30 PM
Stated Communication - DDGM Official Visit
Dinner at 06:30 PM

Monday, January 19th, 7:30 PM
Master Mason Degree Conferral

Friday, January 30th, 7:30 PM
Fellow Craft Degree Conferral

Class Nights

Monday, January 5th, 7:30 PM
DDGM Reception

Monday, January 12th, 7:30 PM
MM 1st Section

Friday, January 16th, 7:30 PM
MM 2nd Section

Monday, January 26th, 8:00 PM
Work in the FC Degree

District Classes

DEO - Saturday, January 17th, 8:30 AM
Hay Market Lodge No. 313

DIW - Wednesday, January 21st, 7:00 PM
The Patriot Lodge No. 1957 - EA
Manasseh Lodge furnish Jr. Deacon

Dates to Remember

Saturday, January  17, 2:00 pm
Destiny Court No. 14 Amaranth
Installation of Officers

Sunday, January 18, 3:00 pm
Manassas Assembly No. 13, Rainbow Girls
Installation of Officers

Monday, January 26, 7:30 pm
Temple Committee

Thursday, February 5
Acacia Lodge No. 16 - DDGM OV

Tuesday, February 10
Henry Lodge No. 57 - DDGM OV

Friday, February 20
The Patriot Lodge No. 1957 - DDGM OV

Tuesday, February 24
Mt. Carmel Lodge No. 133 - DDGM OV

Monday, March 9
Hay Market Lodge No. 313 - DDGM OV

Saturday, April 11
Division Education and Leadership Class

Saturday, April 25
Ladies' Night

Thursday, April 30 - Saturday, May 9
Visit by UK

Saturday, May 30
Strawberry Night

Friday, April 10, July 11, September 11
Manasseh Stated Communication Changes

A message from the Worshipful Master

GREETINGS FROM THE EAST


    Happy New Year Brethren and Masonic Families! Thank you all for the great turnout for our Installation of the Manasseh Officers for 2015. It is a great honor to be added to the long line of those who have served here in the past. We look forward to an exciting Masonic Year and hope you will be able to attend some of these great events being planned by your officers. Our Christmas Party was very well attended and everyone had a great time, thanks to Right Worshipful Bob Williams for his usual "Job Well Done". Rob McDaniel and his Lodge Elves did a super job in decorating and the games and cookies!!! We are indeed thankful to have our own Right Worshipful Bill Costis do his annual reading of "The Night Before Christmas". THANKS TO ALL!!!!

    The Grand Master of Masons in Virginia, Most Worshipful Reese Carroll, Jr., whose theme is "Together, We Can Make A Difference", sent a holiday note: "...We gather together during these days to celebrate how proud we are of our membership in Freemasonry in general and our lodges in particular. We celebrate a job well done by the outgoing Worshipful Master and his officers and the promise and opportunities that a new year always bring with it. I congratulate and thank all those who have served the Craft this past year and look forward to working with those selected to serve for the year to come. Enjoy this time of reflection and celebration my Brethren." Worshipful Brother Chancy Nidell did a super job in leading the lodge. He was awarded the "Grand Master's Award of Excellence". (One of only five lodges in Virginia), The Hillman Award and the Levy Award. Manasseh Lodge was also one of the few that had a net growth in membership. The Grand Master will also be attending our Strawberry Night on May 30th. His Official Visit to the 4th Masonic District will be August 8th - so mark your calendars now!!!

    January will be a busy month for Manasseh Lodge. Remember our Stated Communication has been moved to January 9th, at which time we will be receiving Right Worshipful Edward Allen Wade, District Deputy Grand Master for our 4th Masonic District. In addition, we will be having a Fellowcraft Degree and a Master Mason Degree.

    On January 23rd, Manassas Royal Arch Chapter No. 81 (Brother Doug Dulaney) will be hosting on behalf of the 17th Capitular District (Brother Chris Swihard) the Official Visit of the Most Excellent Grand High Priest of Royal Arch Masons in Virginia, our own Worshipful Brother Donal Leo McAndrews. We are looking for a great turnout!!!!!

    On Saturday, January 17th, Lisa Elliott will be installed as Royal Matron in Destiny Court No. 14, Order of Amaranth and on Sunday, January 18th, Gigi Costis will be installed as Worthy Advisor in the Manassas Assembly No. 13 of the International Order of Rainbow For Girls. Congratulations to both!!!! We wish you the best in your upcoming terms!!!! Let's have a good turnout from the Lodge to support!!!!

    Flags are flown this month courtesy of James D Tedder - Thank you very much!!! Those who wish to have flags flown, please see the Lodge Secretary or myself. The cost is $200.00 for three months.

Fraternally,

Bennett R. Hart
Worshipful Master

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January 2015 Calendar

  Blood ID: #1148
Blood Coordinator: Bro. George Harrington, Jr.
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NOTE: STATED COMM. MOVE TO NEXT FRIDAY

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LODGE CLASS PRACTICE FOR DDGM RECEPTION 7:30PM

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EA MENTORING 7:30 PM

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MANASSAS R.A. CHAP. 81 7:00 PM DINNER 6:30 PM

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DDGMOV STATED COMM. 7:30 PM DINNER 6:30 PM

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LODGE CLASS MM 1ST SECTION 7:30 PM RAINBOW BOARD MEETING 7:30 PM

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PATRIOT 1957 IN. OF OFF. 10AM HENRY 57 IN. OF OFF. 2PM HAY MARKET 313 IN. OF OFF. 4PM

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AMARANTH DESTINY CT. 14 7:30 PM

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LODGE CLASS PRACTICE FOR MM 2ND SECTION 7:30 PM

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DEO, LEO CLASS PATRIOT 1957 8:30 AM AMARANTH IN. OF OFF. 2:00 PM

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RAINBOW GIRLS IN. OF OFF. 3:00 PM

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HOLIDAY CALLED COMM. WORK IN MM DEGREE 7:30 PM

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WIMODAUSIS O.E.S. 106 7:30 PM

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DISTRICT CLASS HAY MARKET 313 7:00 PM

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GHPOV TO MAN. R.A. CHAP. 81 DINNER 6:00 PM

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TEMPLE COM. MEETING 7:30 PM LODGE CLASS FC DEGREE 8:00 PM

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RAINBOW GIRLS 7:30 PM

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C.A. SINCLAIR, JR. COUNCIL NO. 412 AMD 7:30 PM DINNER 6:30 PM

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CALLED COMM. WORK IN FC DEGREE 7:30 PM

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Appendant Bodies

Manassas Royal Arch Chapter No. 81
Douglas R. Dulaney, High Priest, 423-943-2058

C.A. Sinclair, Jr. Council #412 A.M.D.
Allen Wade, Sovereign Master 703-754-9757

WIMODAUSIS Chapter No. 106, O.E.S.
Joanne Stanto, Associate Matron, 703-594-2325
Destiny Court No. 14, Order of Amaranth
Debbie Dunn, Royal Matron, 703-368-0245

Manassas Assembly No. 13, I.O.R.G.
Jean Wertman, Mother Adviser, 703-580-4547

Trustees

Carl Dunn Jr., PDDGM
Linwood L. Holbrook, Jr., PDDGM
Cliff Blasius
John D. Stallings, III, PM
Wayne Bentz, PM

Catechism Instructors

John H. Phillips, PM, Chairman
William W. Costis, PDDGM
Joe Precise
John D. Stallings, III, PM
Joe Martinez

Living Past Masters

1968 - L.W. Bolton, Jr.
1975 - E.W. Herrington, Jr. #
1977 - L.L. Holbrook, Jr. **
1982 - J.W. Roberson **
1983 - P.A. Dixon
1984 - R.H. Dean **
1986 - P.E. Foote
1989 - T.G. Walker
1990 - M.E. Coleman
1991 - R.H. Dean **
1992 - G.A. Miller, Jr.
1994 - W.W. Costis **
1995 - C.H. Dunn, Jr. **
1996 - W.B. Glisson
1997 - W.E. Keyton
1998 - J.S. Holbrook
1999 - W.F. Seller
2000 - D.S. Lavery
2001 - D.L. McAndrews**
2002 - P.J. Martin
2003 - D.C. McAndrews
2004 - R.H. Dean **#
2005 - J.S. Holbrook
2006 - W.K. Edwards
2007 - J.A. Meador
2008 - J.D. Stallings, III
2009 - A.W. Bentz
2010 - A.M. Elliott
2011 - M.A. Cook
2012 - J.W. Mitchell, Jr.
2013 - J.H. Phillip
2014 - C.H. Nidell
2015 - B.R. Hart
2016 - C.A. Swihart
2017 - C.A. Swihart
2018 - C.H. Nidell
2019 - P.J. Sommers

Honorary Members

L.W. Bolton *#
W.W. Costis **
C.H. Dunn, Jr. **
P.H. Fishell * E.B. Harlow #
L.L. Holbrook, Jr. **
J.W. McDonough #
W.E. Ray, Sr. **#
T.G. Walker *

50/60 Year Members Not Listed Elsewhere

F.H. Baerenz #
E.C. Croft ^
P.L. Eller #
T.G. Evans #
W.A. Harvey #
B.L. Hoffman ^
C.E. Johnson #
J.F. Jones #
W.E. Kirby #
E.J. Klingenfuss *^
P.A. Lewis ^
W.C. McCulla, II #
R.A. Muddiman, Jr. ^
A.Y. Mutch ^
E.K. Perry #
R.E. Riggle #
W.B. Ritenour #
J.W. Roberson #
H.A. Whisenant #
H.H. White #
C.H. Wolcott #
D.K. Yarnall #
* - PM    ** - PDDGM    *** - PGM    # - 50 Year    ^ - 60 Year    - Demitted