Worshipful Master: Tom CostisSecretary: Carl Dunn Jr, PDDGM

September 2015 Trestleboard


Scheduled Monthly

Friday, September 11, 7:30 p.m.
Stated Communication - (Moved from 4th)
Dinner 6:30  p.m.

Friday, September 25, 7:30 p.m.
Called Communication - EA Catechism

Class Nights

Monday, September 14
7:30p.m. - Lodge Class

Monday, September 21
7:30p.m. - Lodge Class

Monday, September 28
7:30p.m. - Lodge Class

District Classes

RW Ed Ray, Sr. Area Ritual - School Acacia Lodge No. 16

Friday, September 18, 7:00 p.m.
Dinner 6:00 p.m.

Saturday, September 19, 8:30 a.m.
Breakfast 7:30 a.m.

Dates to Remember

Tuesday, September 8
Visit to Ashburn-Sterling Lodge
Dinner 6:30 p.m. - Lodge 7:30 p.m.

November 3
Manasseh Stated Communication Change

A message from the Worshipful Master

GREETINGS FROM THE EAST


    Remember!!! The September Stated is moved from Friday the 4th to Friday the 11th due to the Labor Day weekend!!!

    I hope all are finishing up a great summer! It has truly been a green one and not too hot. The Grand Master, Reese Edward Carroll, Jr., has been busy in Northern Virginia lately. We had a good turn out to see Most Worshipful Carroll on the occasion of his Official Visit on August 8th. The turn out at the Reid Simmons School wasn't as well attended as hoped, but the work and the camaraderie was superb as always.

Congratulations to our 2015 Manasseh Lodge Scholarship winners:
  • Lauren Rymer Mandeville - RW Floyd DeLong Vetter Memorial Scholarship
  • Ariel Rymer Phillips - The Jeffrey Dunn Scholarship 
  • Grace Elizabeth White
  • Colin Edward White
  • Warren Conner Lane
And thanks to B Chris Swihart and his committee for all the work in selecting our scholarship awardees this year.

At the August Stated we also recognized our 25 and 50-Year Masonic Veterans:

25-Year Masonic Veterans
  • WB Joe Edward Workman 1978
  • B William Croft Robinson 1988
  • B Robert Howard Potter, Sr. 1989
  • B Scott Lee Larochelle 1989
  • WB Dennis Sherman Lavery1990
  • B Frand Marvin Wyckoff, Jr. 1990
  • B Gene Lloyd Roop 1990

50-Year Masonic Veterans
  • B James Penn Jones 1965
  • WB Joel William Roberson 1965
  • B Bobby Gene Bowers 1965
    Congratulations to these Brethren for years of devoted service to the craft and to the community. Thank you B Secretary, RW Carl Dunn, Jr., for pulling all the information together.

    In addition, Manasseh Lodge presented the Grand Lodge of Virginia Community Builders' Award to the Honorable Carroll A. Weimer, Jr., Circuit Court Judge for the 31st Judicial Circuit. Also, he is a great supporter of youth, church and the community. RW Allen Wade was on hand to help make the presentations. Thanks RW!

    The Masonic Home of Virginia's John Powers Stokes Award for 2014 (WB Clancy Nidell) was presented to Manasseh Lodge by WB William Baunback - the great tradition continues.

    August was also Royal Arch Night and we were honored to have the head of Royal Arch Masonry in the Commonwealth of Virginia, our own Most Excellent High Priest Donald Leo McAndrews (a Manasseh Past Master). We had the head of the 17th Capitular District - our own Right Excellent Chris Swihart and Excellent Doug Dulaney - High Priest of Manassas Chapter. The program was presented by Past Most Excellent High Priest, "Buddy" Wagoner - Special Thanks to All!

    In September, the Wardens will be moving up and will be handling the Stated Communication. All the best to B Chris Swihart and his team. This will be Scottish Rite Nite with a program from the Scottish Rite and one from the Prince William County Sheriff's Office.

    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 in honor of a passed brother, please see the Lodge Secretary or myself. Flags flown this month are in honor of WB Thomas R. Wickman, Past Master of Manasseh Lodge who was called to the Celestial Lodge on June 19th.

Fraternally,

Bennett R. Hart
Worshipful Master

September 2015 Calendar

  Blood ID: #1148
Blood Coordinator: Bro. George Harrington, Jr.
SundayMondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFridaySaturday
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3

RAINBOW GIRLS BOARD MEETING 7:00 PM

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STATED MOVED TO 11TH

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7

LABOR DAY

8

VISIT TO ASHBURN-STERLING 7:30 PM DIN. 6:30 PM RAINBOW GIRLS 7:30 PM

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10

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

11

WARDENS' NIGHT STATED COMMUNICATION 7:30 PM DINNER 6:30 PM

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14

LODGE CLASS 7:30 PM

15

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

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17

AMARANTH DESTINY CT. 14 7:30 PM

18

ED RAY RITUAL SCHOOL AT ACACIA LODGE 16 DIN. 6:00 PM 7:00 PM

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ED RAY RITUAL SCHOOL AT ACACIA LODGE 16 BREAKFAST 7:30 AM 8:30 AM

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21

LODGE CLASS 7:30 PM

22

RAINBOW GIRLS 7:30 PM

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24

MANASSAS R.A. CHAP. 81 PRACTICE 7:00 PM

25

CALL COMM. EA CATECHISM 7:30 PM

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TEMPLE COMMITTEE 7:30 PM LODGE CLASS 8:00 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.
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