Worshipful Master: Tom CostisSecretary: Carl Dunn Jr, PDDGM

April 2015 Trestleboard


Scheduled Monthly

Friday, April 3, 7:30 p.m.
Stated Communication: Moved to April 10th

Friday, April 10, 7:30 p.m.
Stated Communication
Dinner 6:30 p.m.

Friday, April 17, 7:30 p.m.
Called Communication - Work in the MM Degree

Monday, April 20, 7:30 p.m.
Called Communication - Work in the FC/MM Degree

Class Nights

Monday, April 6, 7:30 p.m.
Lodge Class - Work in the MM Degree 1st half

Monday, April 13, 7:30 p.m.
Lodge Class - Work in the MM Degree 2nd half

Monday, April 27, 8:00 p.m.
Lodge Class

District Classes

Saturday, April 11, 8:00 a.m.
Division Education and Leadership Class
Highland School, Warrenton

Wednesday, April 15, 7:00 p.m.
District Ritual School
Henry Lodge No. 57 (JW)

Dates to Remember

Saturday, April 4, 1:00 p.m.
Red and Blue Easter Egg Roll

Saturday, April 18, 7:00 p.m.
Ladies' Night, Madigan's

Monday, April 27, 7:30 p.m.
Temple Committee Meeting

Friday, May 1
UK Visit to Manassas Battlefield
UK Demonstration at Stated

Saturday, May 2
Lodge Breakfast
MM Exemplary Degree for UK
Shrimp Boil Lunch
Past Master Exemplary Degree for UK

Friday, May 8
UK Demonstrate MM Degree

Saturday, May 30
Strawberry Night

April 10, July 11, September 11, November 2
Manasseh Stated Communication Changes

A message from the Worshipful Master

GREETINGS FROM THE EAST

       I would like to thank all the Brothers who participated in the Fraternal Visits we have made this year so far!!  We were able to support all of RW Allen Wade’s Official Visits throughout the 4th Masonic District. The next big event will be the Division Education and Leadership Conference at the Highland School, in Warrenton, Virginia, on Saturday, April 11th. This is a mandatory event for the line officers; however, all Brothers are welcome to attend and learn more of what is happening in our Masonic Fraternity.

     Manasseh Lodge No. 182, of Manassas, Virginia, was indeed fortunate in having the Potomac Lodge No. 5 team bring the George Washington Gavel to our Lodge at our Stated on March 6th. The team was led by the Junior Warden,B Dave Cornwell and WB Jerry McEntyre and WB Robin Bodie were in accompaniment. RW “Buddy” Wagoner, is members of both Lodges was also in attendance. WB Robin gave the presentation and it was SUPER!!!  The presentation was in open lodge and the Rainbow Girls, DeMolay and other appendant bodies were in attendance too. It is the gavel George Washington used to lay the Corner Stone of the U.S. Capitol, on September 18, 1793.  RWB Barry Constant will also gave a terrific presentation on U.S. Presidents who were Master Masons. We all learned a lot we didn’t know!!!

     To all those with college age children or relatives, the Masonic Scholarships Applications are now available online. Besides Manasseh Lodge’s, Manassas Royal Arch Chapter has one and so does the Scottish Rite. Make sure those applications are fully filled out and turned in on time.

    The Rainbow Girls served a fabulous dinner at our March Stated. In addition they hosted a great St. Patrick’s Day Party and performed a service project for the community. All had a good time!!

    On Saturday, March 14th, Wimodausis Chapter No. 106, Order of Eastern Star, installed Joanne Stanto as Worthy Matron. Congrats!! The next day on March 15th, the DeMolay held their Legion of Honor Dinner at the Lodge. W John Stallings III, is the Northern Virginia Region Deputy and delivered a great presentation!!  We look forward to having an active Chapter here at Manasseh very soon.

     Brethren: The British are coming!!!! They will arrive on Thursday evening April 30th and depart on Saturday, May 9th. They are making Manassas their home base and will be visiting the Manassas, Gettysburg and Yorktown Battlefield; putting on degrees at the Spurmont, Williamsburg and Manasseh Lodges. They will also visit the House of the Temple, the George Washington Masonic Memorial and Luray Caverns. A busy trip… A full itinerary will be sent out. All are welcome and encouraged to see the British Ritual. They will demonstrate the opening and closing of all thee lodges at our May Stated and perform a Master Masons Degree on May 8th. Grand Master Reese Edward Carroll, Jr., will be attending events where he is able.

     Brother Francis Moxom Elliott passed to the Celestial Lodge Above on February 24th, and a Masonic Service was led by WB John Stallings III on Friday, March 13th. Brother Francis was born March 5, 1951 and raised on May 25, 2000. He and his music will be sorely missed.

     Brother Kevin Nidell had a warm sendoff with chicken tenders, meatballs and a special cake as he prepared to leave for the United States Marine Corps on Sunday, March 22nd. We know you will do us proud!!

     If anyone knows of a Brother that is "Ill or in Distress", please let me know or contact RW Linwood Lee Holbrook, Jr.

    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
 

April 2015 Calendar

  Blood ID: #1148
Blood Coordinator: Bro. George Harrington, Jr.
SundayMondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFridaySaturday
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GOOD FRIDAY

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YORK RITE COLL. 9:00 AM RED & BLUE EASTER EGG ROLL 1:00 PM

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EASTER

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LODGE CLASS WORK IN THE MM DEGREE 1ST HALF 7:30 PM

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

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

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DIVISION EDUCATION AND LEADERSHIP CONFERENCE 8:00 AM

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RAINBOW GIRLS B. MTG 7:00 PM LODGE CLASS WORK IN THE MM DEGREE 2ND HALF 7:30 PM

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RAINBOW GIRLS 7:30 PM

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DISTRICT CLASS HENRY NO. 57 JW 7:00 PM

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AMARANTH DESTINY CT. 14 7:30 PM

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

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MANASSEH LODGE LADIES' NIGHT MADIGAN'S 7:00 PM

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OES SCHOOL OF INSTRUCTION 1:00 PM

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CALLED COMM. WORK IN THE FC/MM DEGREE 7l30 PM

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

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

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RAINBOW GIRLS 7:30 PM

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

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.
Tony LaCava, Sovereign Master 571-436-7948

WIMODAUSIS Chapter No. 106, O.E.S.
Joanne Stanto, Associate Matron, 703-594-2325
Destiny Court No. 14, Order of Amaranth
Lisa Elliott, Royal Matron, 703-732-7990

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