Worshipful Master: Tom CostisSecretary: Carl Dunn Jr, PDDGM

June 2015 Trestleboard


Scheduled Monthly

Friday, June 5, 7:30 p.m.
Stated Communication
Dinner 6:30 p.m.

Friday, June 19, 7:30 p.m.
Called Communication - Work in the FC/MM Degree
Dinner 6:30 p.m.

Class Nights

Monday, June 1
7:30 p.m. - Lodge Class - Work in the MM Degree

Monday, June 8
7:30 p.m. - Lodge Class - Work in the MM Degree

Monday, June 15
7:30 p.m. - Lodge Class

Monday, June 22
7:30 p.m. - Lodge Class

Monday, June 29
7:30 p.m. - Lodge Class

District Classes

Wednesday, June 17, 7:00 p.m.
District Ritual School
Manasseh Lodge No. 182 - (WM)

Saturday, June 20
8:30 a.m. - SLOT - Hay Markey Lodge No. 313
 

Dates to Remember

Saturday, June 6
Child ID, Manassas Train Day, 8:00 A.M. – 4:00 P.M.

Wednesday, June 10
Metz Citizenship Award  
Mayfield Citizenship Award

Saturday, June 13
Rainbow BBQ 

Sunday, June 14
St. Johns’ Sunday 10:00 A.M.
Reformed Presbyterian Church of Manassas

Saturday, June 27
DeMolay Sports Day

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

A message from the Worshipful Master

GREETINGS FROM THE EAST


    The U.K. Demonstration Team had a very successful visit and a great time in May!!!  For those who got to see their exemplification of the Master Mason Degree – it was EXCELLENT and very well done. Their Worshipful Master has an awful lot of memory work and it was MASTERFUL. Their Walking Charge was also VERY impressive. Special thanks to W Bill Edwards who provided a GREAT Shrimp Boil the same day we raised B Robert Lesefka to the Sublime Degree of Master Mason. The Degree was well done and the Brits were very appreciative. Thanks to B Rob who was also the candidate for the U.K. Demonstration. Special thanks to W “Doc” Mitchell, W John Phillips, B Bill Reick, Sr.,and B Bobby Pointer who helped with transportation and spent time with our guests. B Terry Fearnley (Major, William Sheriff’s Office) hosted our guests also. Our Stewards, B Bill Wolfe, B Phil Sommers and W Mike Barham (and their wives) provided a great fare for all too. Also, special thanks to B Doug Dulaney, High Priest of our Manassas RAM, B Chris Swihart, District Deputy Grand High Priest and W Don McAndrews, Grand High Priest, who made the exemplification of the Past Master Degree possible and did a great job doing it !!

    The Right Hand of Masonic Friendship was also extended by the following who helped us make the trip a memorable one for the Brothers from the Grand Lodge of England:                       

B Jay Patterson – Scottish Rite House of the Temple
B George Seghers – George Washington Masonic Memorial
B Paul Bauserman – Masonic Guide at Gettysburg National Battlefield
W Kevin Hicks – Worshipful Master, George Washington Lodge No.143, Chambersburg, PA
W Chet Dabrowski – PM/Secretary, George Washington Lodge No.143, Chambersburg, PA
W Warren West –Worshipful Master, Williamsburg Lodge No.6, Williamsburg, VA
W Kevin LeVan – Worshipful Master, Spurmont Lodge No. 98, Strasburg, VA
W Rich Radi – PM/Secretary, Spurmont Lodge No. 98, Strasburg, VA

    Manasseh Lodge raised two new Master Masons this month – Brother Rob Lesefka and Nick Carley!!! Congratulations!!!! In addition, Andrew Utz was Initiated an Entered Apprentice!! Welcome!!!!

    Congratulations to B Chuck Wilkinson who received the rarely given Dan Beard Masonic Scouting Award!!  He is stepping down as Scoutmaster of Boy Scout Troop 1188 but will remain active in the Crew and as Assistant Scoutmaster. All the best!!!

    W John “Doc” Mitchell also received an award at the May Stated.  He was awarded “Volunteer of the Year – 2014” by the Greater Manassas Inter-Service Club Council. Well done “Doc”!!

    W Gene Keyton has finished his production of the early records of Manasseh Lodge.  He was appointed the Lodge Historian and presented a hard copy and disk to the Lodge at the May Stated.

    The Rainbow Girls held their Second Annual Frank Sinatra Dinner – Dance on Saturday, May 16th.  The Girls outdid themselves in completely refurbishing the Lodge.  A great time was had again!!!

    The details of the May 30th Annual Strawberry night could not make this Trestleboard, but will be in the July Trestleboard.  Remember the July Stated Communication will be held jointly with the Civil War Lodge of Research on Saturday, July 11th at the Manassas Battlefield – specifics to follow. 

    Manasseh Lodge, under B Rob McDaniel, is organizing the Child ID in concert with the Prince William County Sheriff’s Office for Saturday, June 6th and is coordinating our Citizenship Awards at Metz and Mayfield Schools which are due to be given on Wednesday, June 10th. Brothers are needed to help for both events… contact Brother Rob.

    Manasseh Lodge has a commitment to attend the St. John’s Sunday church services.  This year we have an invitation to attend on Sunday, June 14th at the Reformed Presbyterian Church of Manassas.  It is on the corner of Center and Fairview at 10:00 A.M.  Please try to attend.

    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.

    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

June 2015 Calendar

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

LODGE CLASS WORK IN THE MM DEGREE 7:30 PM

2

 

3

 

4

 

5

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

6

MAN. TRAIN DAY 8AM-4PM YORK RITE SOV. COLLEGE 8AM-4PM

7

 

8

SCHOLARSHIP COMM. 6:00 PM RAINBOW BD. 7:00 PM LDG. CLASS 7:30 PM

9

RAINBOW GIRLS 7:30 PM

10

METZ/MAYFIELD CITIZENSHIP AWARDS

11

MANASSAS T.A. CHAP. 81 7:30 PM DINNER 6:30 PM

12

 

13

RAINBOW BBQ 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

14

FLAG DAY ST. JOHN'S DAY 10:00 AM

15

LODGE CLASS 7:30 PM

16

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

17

DISTRICT CLASS MANASSEH 182 (WM) 7:00 PM

18

AMARANTH DESTINY CT. 14 7:30 PM

19

CALL COMM. WORK IN THE FC/MM DEGREE 7:30 PM

20

SLOT CLASS HAY MARKET LODGE 313 8:30 AM

21

FATHER'S DAY

22

LODGE CLASS 7:30 PM

23

RAINBOW GIRLS 7:30 PM

24

 

25

 

26

 

27

DEMOLAY SPORTS DAY

28

 

29

LODGE CLASS 7:30 PM

30

 

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