Worshipful Master: Tom CostisSecretary: Carl Dunn Jr, PDDGM

August 2015 Trestleboard


Scheduled Monthly

Monday, August 3, 7:30 p.m.
Called Communication - M.M. Catechism

Friday, August 7, 7:30 p.m.
Stated Communication
Dinner at 6:30 p.m.

Friday, August 14, 7:30 p.m.
Called Communication - Work in the EA/FC Degree

Class Nights

Monday, August 10
7:30 p.m. - Lodge Class

Monday, August 17
7:30 p.m. - Lodge Class

Monday, August 24
7:30 p.m. - Lodge Class

Monday, August 31
7:30 p.m. - Lodge Class

District Classes

July 30 - August 1
Reed Simmons Academy of Masonic Leadership
Waynesboro, VA

Distric Ritual School
Wednesday, August 19, 7:00 p.m.
Hay Market 313 (Senior Steward)

Saturday, August 22, 8:30 a.m.
SLOT Training
Hay Market Lodge No. 313

Dates to Remember

Saturday, August 8, 6:00 - 9:00 p.m.
Kena Shrine
Grand Master Reese Edward Carroll, Jr.
Official Visit to Northern Virginia

Saturday, August 29, 7:00 a.m.
1 Day Conferral at Alexandria Scottish Rite

September 11, November 3
Manasseh Stated Communication Changes

A message from the Worshipful Master

GREETINGS FROM THE EAST

    The July Stated Communication was held jointly with the Civil War Lodge of Research No. 1864 on Saturday, July 11th at the Manassas Battlefield. The rain that was scheduled ended early and as a result the Low Vale Joint Communication was very successful. Manasseh and the CWLOR Officers shared responsibilities and 57 Brethren were in attendance. I presented the program which was on Military Lodges in the Civil War that were chartered by the Grand Lodge of Virginia, specifically, the Camp Manassas Lodge which was affiliated with the 10th Virginia Infantry Regiment. Thanks to all, especially W Clancy Nidell who helped put this idea into reality and to all the officers and Brethren who supported this unique event. Special thanks to W Pete Jensen of the CWLOR who was steadfast in his support. RW Donald Josepth Kerr, the Grand Purveyor, represented the Grand Master, Reese Edward Carroll, Jr., and our District Deputy Grand Master, RW Edward Allen Wade, was also present.

    Special thanks to B Bill Rieck, Sr., who researched and made possible the setting up of a special memorial table for the POWs and MIAs in our dining room. He coordinates the Lodge Veterans Committee and deserves a word of thanks when you see him.

    It is my sad duty to report that five of our Brethren have been called to lay down their earthly working tools and report to the Celestial Lodge above. Thanks to RW Bill Costis and W "Doc" Mitchell for leading the services that were held locally. The families and Brethren expressed many comments on your ability to help families cope with the losses of the fine Brothers:

Worshipful Brother Frank Hughie Melvor
?A 60-Year Veteran
Born: June 23, 1936
EA: September 24, 1949
FC: October 15, 1949
MM: November 19, 1949
Passed to the Celestial Lodge above: June 13, 2015

Worshipful Frank Edward Bolton
A 50-Year Veteran
Born: August 11, 1936
EA: May 31, 1961
FC: November 10, 1961
MM: January 26, 1962
Passed to the Celestial Lodge above: June 15, 2015

Worshipful Brother James Darryl Tedder
?A Great Knight Templar
Born: December 11, 1944
EA: February 2, 1975
FC: February 9, 1975
MM: April 12, 1976
Passed to the Celestial Lodge above: June 26, 2015

Brother Harold Fisk Thomas
Active in Blue Lodge and Shrine
Born: October 29, 1925
EA: October 6, 1967
FC: November 20, 1967
MM: December 4, 1967
Passed to the Celestial Lodge above: June 26, 2015

Worshipful Brother Thomas Richard Wickman
A Great Friend to All
Born: June 27, 1941
EA: July 1, 1977
FC: October 1, 1977
MM: December 6, 1977
Passed to the Celestial Lodge above: June 29, 2015

    At the August Stated we will take the time to recognize some of our Brethren and some of those in our community who will be presented with special awards and scholarships. We will present a Masonic Community Builder's Award and a number of 25-year and 50-year Masonic Veterans' Awards. In addition, we will also present our 2015 Manasseh Lodge Scholarships to five outstanding students. Our program will have presentations by the York Rite and Shrine. August will also be Wardens' Night-- so come see your next year's line in action!

    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

August 2015 Calendar

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

REID SIMMONS SCHOOL WAYNESBORO, VA

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3

CALLED COM. MM CATECHISM 7:30 PM LODGE CLASS 8:00 PM

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5

 

6

RAINBOW GIRLS BOARD MEETING 7:30 PM

7

STATED COMMUNICATION 7:30 PM DINNER 6:30 PM

8

GRAND MASTER'S OFFICIAL VISIT KENA SHRINE 6:00-9:00 PM

9

 

10

LODGE CLASS 7:30 PM

11

RAINBOW GIRLS 7:30 PM

12

 

13

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

14

CALLED COMM. EA DEGREE FC CATECHISM 7:30 PM

15

AMARANTH MULTI-STATE MEETING 2:00 PM

16

 

17

LODGE CLASS 7:30 PM

18

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

19

DISTRICT CLASS HAY MARKET 313 (SR. STEWARD) 7:00 PM

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22

SLOT CLASS HAY MARKET 313 8:30 AM SCOTTISH RITE BLUE LODGE 4:00-7:00 PM

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24

LODGE CLASS 7:30 PM

25

RAINBOW GIRLS 7:30 PM

26

MANASSAS RAC 81 PRACTICE 7:00 PM

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29

GRAND LODGE 1 DAY CONFERRAL SCOTTISH RITE 7:00 AM

30

OES SCHOOL OF INSTRUCTION 1:00-5:00 PM

31

LODGE CLASS 7:30 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