Worshipful Master: Tom CostisSecretary: Carl Dunn Jr, PDDGM

October 2015 Trestleboard


Scheduled Monthly

Friday, October 2, 7:30 p.m.
Stated Communication - Past Masters' Night
Dinner 6:30 p.m. - Rainbow Girls

Monday, October 5, 7:30 p.m.
Called Communication - FC Catechism

Monday, October 19, 7:30 p.m.
Called Communication - Master Mason's Degree

Class Nights

Monday, October 5
8:00 p.m. - Lodge Class

Monday, October 12
7:30 p.m. - Lodge Class

Monday, October 19
8:00 p.m. - Lodge Class

District Classes

Wednesday, October 21, 7:00 p.m.
District Ritual School

The Patriot Lodge No. 1957 - JD
(At Henry Lodge No. 57)

Dates to Remember

Saturday, October 3, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Manassas Fall Jubilee Child ID

Saturday, October 10, 10:00 a.m.
MAHOVA Day

Thursday, October 15, 7:30 p.m.
Visit to Andrew Jackson Lodge No. 120

Thursday, October 22, 7:30 p.m.
Visit to Palestine Lodge No. 189, MD
Dinner at 6:30 p.m.

Saturday, October 31, 5:00 - 10:00 p.m.
Red Blue Halloween Party

Tuesday, November 3, 7:30 p.m.
Manasseh Stated Communication Change

A message from the Worshipful Master

GREETINGS FROM THE EAST


    We had a great turn out for Wardens' Night and it was a very bust night too. We elected WB L.W. Bolton to receive Honorary Membership on the Lodge. Thanks for your years of dedication, devoted service, and being a key player on the building of our existing Lodge! It was great to see you in lodge! B James Penn Jones was also in lodge to receive his 50-Year Masonic Veterans Award - Congratulations for your contributions to the brotherhood! The September Communication fell on the Anniversary of 9-11 and the Lodge paused to remember those who died and were injured there, those who responded to the tragedy and those who went to fight the terrorists and were injured or died...

    We also had a great program from B Terry Fearnley, the number two man in the Prince William County Sheriff's Office. He talked on the many programs that the Sheriff's Office has to support the elderly and those not able to help themselves in emergencies. He also presented Sheriff's coins to W "Doc" Mitchell, W John Phillips, W Clancy Nidell and B Rob McDaniel for the work in supporting the Child ID Program. B George Harrington arranged for Mr. Eddie Hicks to give us a presentation on the local needs for blood in our area. They were very informative talks - Thanks! In addition, the meal was provided by Jobs Daughters Bethel No. 55 of Woodbridge and they also had "Forget Me Not" pins for our brothers. Thanks to Caitlyn Joseph, the Honored Queen for your teams' super job!

    B Chris Swihart moved up to take the East at the Stated and the entire line moved up to help make it a full and memorable evening! Thanks for all your hard work to get to this point!

    Manasseh Lodge has two new Master Masons as a result of the One Day Conferral. B Warren Byers Watkins, III and B Allen Edward Long. It was indeed a long day and we will be working with them to get them through the Q's and A's. We will be giving them their dues cards and such at the November Stated. Congratulations!

    Also, congratulations to B Doug Dulaney, the outgoing High Priest of Manassas Royal Arch Chapter No. 81! Thanks for all your support with the youth of the lodge!

    In October, the Manasseh Lodge Past Masters will have a return performance at our Stated Communication. Please come out to show our appreciation for their past, present, and future support. We will be having our Founders' Day and MAHOVA Program. The Rainbow Girls will be cooking - so come and enjoy the evening and fellowship.

    It is my sad duty to report that two more of our Brothers have been called to the Celestial Lodge above. Both will be missed and well remembered.

Brother Doctor Richard Melvin Ray
Born: October 19, 1930
Raised: September 9, 1966
Died: September 5, 2015

Brother Arnold Frederick Brown
Born: March 4, 1937
Raised: April 4, 1961 - Friendship Williams Lodge No. 400, Jenkin Town, PA
Died: September 18, 2015
He was a devoted Husband, Father, 50-Year Mason, Past Potentate, Kena Temple Shrine, and Past Worthy Patron, Eastern Star.

    Special thanks to WB Chris Nester, who accompanied me to Treadwell Lodge No. 213 for their Lodge of the High Vale, and B Bill Rieck, Sr. who accompanied me to Ashburn-Sterling Lodge No. 288 for their Stated Communication.

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

    Remember - The November Stated is moved from Friday the 6th to Tuesday, the 3rd due to the Grand Annual Communication!

    Those who wish to have flags flown in honor of a passed brother, please see the Lodge Secretary or myself. Glags flown this month are in honor of B Frank "E" Bolton of Manasseh Lodge No. 182, who was called to the Celestial Lodge on June 15.


Fraternally,

Bennett R. Hart
Worshipful Master

October 2015 Calendar

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

RAINBOW GIRLS BOARD MEETING 7:00 PM

2

PAST MASTERS' NIGHT STATED COMM. 7:30 DIN 6:30 PM

3

MANASSAS FALL JUBILEE CHILD ID 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

4

 

5

CALLED COMM. FC CATECHISM 7:30 PM LODGE CLASS 8:00 PM

6

 

7

 

8

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

9

 

10

MAHOVA DAY 10:00 AM

11

 

12

COLUMBUS DAY LODGE CLASS 7:30 PM

13

RAINBOW GIRLS 7:30 PM

14

 

15

VISIT TO ANDREW JACKSON LDG. 120 6:30 PM AMARANTH DESTINY CT. 14 7:30 PM

16

 

17

 

18

 

19

CALLED COMMUNICATION MM DEGREE 7:30 PM

20

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

21

DIST. CLASS PATRIOT LDG. 1957 AT HENRY LDG. 57 7:00 PM (JD)

22

VISIT TO PALESTINE LODGE 189 7:30 PM DINNER 6:30 PM

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24

 

25

 

26

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

27

RAINBOW GIRLS 7:30 PM

28

MANASSAS R.A. CHAP. 81 PRACTICE

29

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

30

FOUNDERS' DAY

31

RED AND BLUE HALLOWEEN PARTY 5:30-10:00 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