September 2016 Trestleboard
Stated Communication - MAHOVA Night
Dinner 6:30 p.m.
Lodge Class E.A. Degree Practice
Monday, September 12, 7:30 p.m.
Lodge Class E.A. Degree Practice
Monday, September 19, 7:30 p.m.
Lodge Class F.C. Degree Practice
Monday, September 26, 7:30 p.m.
Lodge Class F.C Degree Practice
7:00 p.m. September 23
8:00 a.m. Septermber 24
William Edward Ray, Sr. Area Ritual School
My. Carmel Lodge No. 133
Duty: Fellow Crafts for the Master Mason Degree 2nd Section
Dates to Remember
Prince William Chapter DeMolay Open House
Saturday, September 24, 3:00 p.m.
Wimodausis No. 106, OES Initiation
8:00 p.m. MCHQWA Ball
Monday, September 26, 7:00 p.m.
Temple Committee Meeting
Thursday, September 29, 7:30 p.m.
C.A. Sinclair, Jr. AMD Council No. 412 Stated
A message from the Worshipful Master
GREETINGS FROM THE EAST
At our September Stated Communications, we will take nominations and elect a new Senior Warden. To ensure your voice is heard on the election and installation of this key position, come out and cast your vote.
Our Program for the evening will be presented by Worshipful William Baumbach on the Masonic Home of Virginia. Worshipful Baumbach always has a very informative presentation on MAHOVA, on its history and mission.
The William Edward Ray, Sr. Area Ritual School will be held on September 23-24. This is another excellent opportunity to see and learn. The lodges from the District will exemplify each of the degrees. Manasseh Lodge No. 182 has the duty of the Fellow Crafts in the Master Mason Degree, 2nd Section. The Ed Ray School will be held on Friday night from 7-9 p.m., and on Saturday from 8:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. I encourage all the brethren to attend.
As we prepare for the upcoming Masonic year with our line officer preparations, our practices will have the brethren occupy the next chair and focus on the Entered Apprentice and Fellow Craft degrees. Our practices are key to our ritual success. The practices are open to all the brethren to learn and grow with us and I encourage everyone to attend.
We conferred the Master Mason degree on August 20th for Brother Michael Thornton. Manasseh Lodge raised Brother Thornton to the sublime degree of Master Mason at the Alexandria Scottish Rite Temple. It was an impressive night for Brother Thornton as the degree was conferred in full regalia.
Manasseh Lodge No. 182 presented seven scholarships on scholarship night. This year we had nine applicants that had impressive resumes, but unfortunately, we could not award a scholarship to all. We awarded scholarships to Lauren Mandaville, Evan Ngyen, Rachel Bentz, Monica Noffsinger, Issac Noffsinger, Abigail Holbrook, and Conner Lane. The Worshipful Thomas R. Wickman Scholarship Award was given to Evan Ngyen. Worshipful Wickman would have been proud of not only Evan, but all of the applicants. It was delightful to have Mrs. Susan Wickman in attendance for this scholarship presentation.
Manassas Rainbow Assembly No. 13 attended the Supreme Rainbow Assembly in Providence, Rhode Island, last month. It was an honor for them to see a friend of ours, Mrs. Sue Rennagel, installed as Supreme Mother Advisor. These girls continue to represent not only Virginia Rainbow, but also carry with them the support of Manasseh Lodge provides them. They have done an excellent job of preparing our dinners for the July and August Stated Communications as well as provided service projects for the lodge such as cleaning and landscaping. These girls support us when ever asked because they know we care them and support them.
Prince William Chapter Order of DeMolay is up and running again. The boys are doing a great job in learning their ritual. We will again be meeting on the second and fourth Wednesday every month. It is great to have the Chapter again meeting in our lodge and to see these young men take such an interest in their craft. In order to promote DeMolay, we will have another open house before the September 14th meeting. The Chapter is growing, but still looking for young men between ages 11 to 21 to join. It is a great opportunity for these young men to grow and they will need our mentorship and guidance. We still need an adult advisor to work with the group. If interested, you can fill out the application and take the training online at https://escribe.demolay.org/signup. Also, feel free to contact Worshipful John Stallings or myself if interested in being an advisor so that we can provide guidance and support for the Prince William Chapter.
Manassas Royal Arch Chapter No. 81 will have its election and installation of officers at their September Concovation. We look forward to Worshipful Clancy Nidell as he assumes the East as High Priest. I look forward to working with Brother Clancy as High Priest. Many thanks to Excellent Rob McDaniel for his service to the Chapter and the Lodge this year. The 209th Annual Grand Convocation is November 17-19 at the Fort Magruder Hotel & Conference Center in Williamsburg. For more information, go to http://www.virginiaroyalarch.org.
Our year so far has been one of many joys and also testing of our character. I have promised to keep the values of our profession, but also to make our families part of our craft. We are doing great in promoting the tenets of our institution. We must continue to be better than we were the day before in order to make our family, community and world a better place. God Bless and have a beautiful month.
Sincerely and fraternally,
Christopher A. Swihart
September 2016 Calendar
MAN. RAINBOW ASSEM. BOARD MEETING 7:00 PM
MAHOVA STATED COM. 7:30 PM DINNER 6:30 PM
LODGE PRACTICE E.A. DEGREE 7:30 PM
MANASSAS R.A. CHAP. 81 7:00 PM DINNER 6:30 PM
LODGE PRACTICE E.A. DEGREE 7:30 PM
MAN. RAINBOW ASSEM. 13 OFFICERS MTG. 7:00 MAN. RAINBOW ASSEM. 13 7:30 PM
PR. WM. CHAP. ORDER OF DEMOLAY OPEN HOUSE 6:30 PM CHAP MTG. 7:30 PM
AMARANTH DESTINY CT. 14 7:30 PM DINNER 6:30 PM
FAIRFAX/ SPRINGFIELD RAINBOW ASSEM. GRAND WORTH ADVISOR OV 2:00 PM
WIMODAUSIS 106 OES SCHOOL OF INSTRUCTION 2:00 PM
LODGE PRACTICE F.C. DEGREE 7:30 PM
WIMODAUSIS 106 OES 7:30 PM
ED. RAY AREA RITUAL SCHOOL MT. CARMEL 133 7:00 PM
ED. RAY AREA RITUAL SCHOOL MT. CARMEL 133 8:00 AM WIMODAUSIS 106 OES INITIATION 7:30 PM BALL 8PM
TEMPLE COM. 7:00 PM LODGE PRACTICE F.C. DEGREE 7:30 PM
MAN. PLEDGE ASSEMBLY 7:00 PM MANASSAS RAINBOW ASSEM. 13 7:30 PM
PR. WM. CHAP. ORDER OF DEMOLAY 7:30 PM
C.A. SINCLAIR, JR. COUNCIL NO. 412 AMD 7:30 PM DINNER 6:30 PM
Robert E. McDaniel, High Priest, 703-298-1416
C.A. Sinclair, Jr. Council #412 A.M.D.
John W. Mitchell, Jr., Sovereign Master 703-368-7285
WIMODAUSIS Chapter No. 106, O.E.S.
Priscilla Costis, Worthy Matron, 703-909-4533
Miranda Sanderson-Callard, Royal Matron, 703-731-3592
Manassas Assembly No. 13, I.O.R.G.
Priscilla Costis, Mother Adviser, 703-909-4533
Donald L. McAndrews, PDDGM
Cliff Blasius, PM
Wayne Bentz, PM
William W. Costis, PDDGM
Living Past Masters
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
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
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
2020 - T.W. Costis
2021 - T.W. Costis
2022 - J.H. Martinez
W.W. Costis **
C.H. Dunn, Jr. **
P.H. Fishell *
E.B. Harlow #
50/60 Year Members Not Listed Elsewhere
J.P. Jones #
W.E. Kirby ^
E.J. Klingenfuss *^^
R.E. Riggle #
J.W. Roberson #
H.A. Whisenant #