Worshipful Master: Tom CostisSecretary: Carl Dunn Jr, PDDGM

May 2015 Trestleboard


Scheduled Monthly

Friday, May 1, 7:30 p.m.
Stated Communication
Dinner 6:30 p.m.

Saturday, May 2, 9:00 a.m.
Called Communication – Work MM Degree

Friday, May 8, 7:30 p.m.
Called Communication – Work MM Degree (UK)
Dinner 6:30 p.m.

Monday, May 11, 7:30 p.m.
Called Communication – Work in EA Degree

Monday, May 18, 7:30 p.m.
Called Communication – Work in FC/MM Degree

Class Nights

Thursday, May 7
7:30 p.m.  – Lodge Class – Work in EA Degree

District Classes

District Ritual School
Wednesday, May 20
Mt. Carmel Lodge No. 133 – (SW) (7:00 pm)

Dates to Remember

Friday, May 1
UK Visit to Freedom Museum 9:30 a.m.
UK Lunch with Mayor Parrish 11:30 a.m.
UK Visit to Manassas City Museum 12:30 p.m.
UK Visit to Manassas Battlefield 2:00 p.m.
UK Demonstration at Stated

Saturday, May 2
Lodge Breakfast 8:00 a.m.
MM Degree 9:00 a.m.
Shrimp Boil Lunch 12:00 p.m.
Past Master Exemplary Degree for UK 2:00 p.m.

Sunday, May 3
UK Visit to Chambersburg, GW Lodge No. 143 and Gettysburg Battlefield

Monday, May 4
UK Visit to Luray Caverns
UK FC Degree at Spurmont Lodge No. 98 7:30 p.m.
Dinner at 6:15 p.m.

Tuesday May 5
UK Visit House of Temple 10:30 a.m.

Friday, May 8
UK Demonstrate MM Degree 7:30 p.m.
Dinner 6:30 p.m.

Saturday, May 9
UK Visit GW Memorial 9:30 a.m.

Saturday, May 16
Rainbow Girls – Frank Sinatra Dinner Dance 5-9:00 p.m.

Saturday, May 23
Visit to Columbia Lodge, MM Degree 10:00 a.m.

Saturday, May 30
Strawberry Night
Dinner 6:30 p.m.

Friday, July 11, September 11, November 3
Manasseh Stated Communication Changes

A message from the Worshipful Master

GREETINGS FROM THE EAST

    Brethren: The UK Ritual Demonstration Team is arriving!!!! 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 is on the “Dates To Remember”. 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. W Bill Edwards will be putting on his famous Shrimp Boil at noon on Saturday, May 2nd ------ Ya’ll Come!!!!
 
    Thanks to Brother Craig Brady, our Junior Warden, for the GREAT Ladies Night held at Madigan’s in Occoquon!!!! Joan McNoldy and Lois Cross were our guests and all had a wonderful time!! Great food - Great Conversation – Great View!!!
 
    Manasseh Lodge Raised two new Master Masons in April. Congratulations to Brother Tom Costis and Brother Corey Gates!!!! Brother Tom was raised by his father, RW Bill Costis - the second father son combination this year – doesn’t happen very often!!! Brother Corey was raised by SW Chris Swihart and everyone moved up. Well done to the teams!!!! We will do two more Master Masons in May. Great!!!

    In addition, CONGRATULATIONS to the Ritual Team headed by SW Chris Swihart at the C.A. Sinclair, Jr. Area School!!! The team exemplified the first part of the Fellowcraft Degree and did such a great job, they won the RW C.H. Rowell Ritual Excellence Award. The Lodge received a plaque and Brother Chris a special apron. Great job by the team!!! Brother Chris still thinks the “Left Handed Gavel” Award would be better. Well, have to wait until September…

    The Rainbow Girls are planning the Second Annual Frank Sinatra Dinner – Dance.  It will be held at a completely refurbished Lodge and we are expecting a SUPER time again!! Save the Date!!! Saturday, May 16th !!! 

    Finally, STRAWBERRY NIGHT!!!  This year we will hold Strawberry Night on Saturday, May 30th!!! Our Guest of Honor will be Most Worshipful Reese Edward Carroll, Jr., “Together We Can Make a Difference”. There will be other special guests according to SW Chris Swihart – so plan to attend!!! Also, the Grand Master will also lay a wreath at the “Tomb of the Unknown Soldier” at Arlington, Cemetery on the 30th. Our DDGM, RW Allen Wade will be attending with him. It looks as if it will be at noon. If it changes, we will get the word out.

    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.

    We received news that Brother Norman “Pete” Karrer passed to the Celestial Lodge Above on March 12th in Placerville, California, after a short bout with cancer. Brother “Pete” was born October 12, 1932 and raised on August 30th, 1985, and had been extremely active DeMolay in his early years. He served in the Korean War and the Vietnam War as a Navy Corpsman.

    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

May 2015 Calendar

  Blood ID: #1148
Blood Coordinator: Bro. George Harrington, Jr.
SundayMondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFridaySaturday
1

STATED COMM. 7:30 PM DINNER 6:30 PM UK-MANASSAS BATTLEFIELD

2

BFAST 8AM MM DEGREE SHRIMP BOIL PAST MASTERS DEGREE

3

UK-GETTYSBURG BATTLEFIELD RAINBOW GIRLS MOTHERS’ DAY 10:00 AM

4

UK-LURAY CAVERNS – SPURMONT LODGE 6:15 PM

5

UK-HOUSE OF THE TEMPLE 10:30 AM WIMODAUSIS O.E.S. 7:30 PM

6

 

7

LODGE CLASS 7:30 PM

8

UK DINNER 6:30PM UK MM DEGREE 7:30 PM

9

UK-GW MASONIC MMNT 9:30 AM UK DEPART

10

MOTHERS’ DAY

11

EA DEGREE 7:30 PM RAINBOW GIRLS BOARD 7:00 PM

12

RAINBOW GIRLS 7:30 PM

13

 

14

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

15

CHANGE TO WHITE DINNER JACKET

16

DIST EDUC CLASS 8:30 AM HAY MARKET RAINBOW GIRLS DINNER DANCE 5-9:00 PM

17

 

18

NO TEMPLE COMM MM Degree 7:30 PM

19

 

20

DIST 4 CLASS MT CARMEL 7:00 PM (SW)

21

AMARANTH DESTINY COURT CT. 14 7:30 PM

22

 

23

MM DEGREE VISIT TO COLUMBIA LODGE 10:00 AM

24

 

25

MEMORIAL DAY

26

RAINBOW GIRLS 7:30 PM

27

 

28

 

29

 

30

STRAWBERRY NIGHT 6:30 PM DINNER

31

 

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