March 2017 Trestleboard
Dinner 6:30 p.m
Monday, March 27, 7:30 p.m.
EA Degree Conferral
M.M. Degree, 1st Section
Monday, March 13, 7:30 p.m.
M.M Degree, 1st Section
Monday, March 20, 7:30 p.m.
C.A. Sinclair, Jr., Area Ritual School
Herndon Lodge No. 264
Friday, March 17 - 7:00 p.m.
Saturday, March 18 - 8:00 a.m.
Dates to Remember
DDGM OV Acacia Lodoe No. 16
Saturday, March 11, 7:00 p.m.
Wimodausis Chapter 106, OES, ln. of Off.
Saturday, March 18, 5:00 p.m.
DeMolay Region Of Honor Obligatory Dinner
Saturday, March 25
Washington & Lee York Rite College, 8:30 a.m.
Grand High Priest OV to Districts 1 & 17, 6:30 p.m. - At Manasseh Lodge
Monday, March 27, 7:00 p.m.
Temple Committee Meeting
Friday, March 31, 7:00 p.m.
Division Leadership Conference
Highland High School, Warrenton, VA
A message from the Worshipful Master
Right Worshipful Rhey Solomon has one more officiaf visit this month. He had to be out of town last month so his last official visit will be to Acacia Lodge No. 16 on March 2. Right Worshipful Solomon has been spreading light expanding on Grand Master V. Stuart Cook's theme for this Masonic year. He gave some great speeches on the Masonic lessons he has learned from his years of Masonry. He tied each lodge into these lessons that we should learn from and apply to our daily lives. His last official visit will be as great as the others and I hope our brethren can make it out to this visit.
This month we will not have a District Class but will participate in the C.A. Sinclair, Jr. Area Ritual School.
Herndon Lodge No. 264 will host the class this year. Manasseh Lodge No. 182 has been assigned to call back on to a Master Mason Lodge, ballot on a candidate to receive the degrees in Masonry and confer the Master Mason degree, First Session. Herndon Lodge will serve dinner at 6:00 p.m. and class starts at 7:00 p.m. on March 17. Breakfast will be served at 7:45 a.m. on Saturday, March 18 and class will begin at 8:30 a.m. If it is within the length of your cable tow, come out and support our lodge as well and see the degrees exemplified along with the catech1sms.
Due to weather conditions, the Official Visit of Most Excellent Daniel H. Surface was postponed until March 25th. Most Excellent Surface's visit will be at our own Manasseh Lodge. This is a joint venture between the 1st and 17th Capitular Districts. Dinner will be at 6:00 p.m. and the tiled meeting at 7:30 p.m. All Royal Arch Masons are welcome to attend. The dinner will be paid for by the Chapters of each district and it will be a great time to see all the Companions and our Grand High Pnest.
The Manassas Rainbow Girls Assembly No. 13 participated in the Grand Assembly competitions and did very well. We are proud of our Assembly and their ritual ability. The ladies prepared an excellent dinner for the February Stated and will prepare our March Stated dinner as well. These dinners will help our girls as they prepare to raise funds for the upcoming Grand Assembly in July. Where the Manassas Rainbow Girls Assembly No. 13 is concerned, we have a lot to be proud of, so show up for dinner and tell them how great they are doing.
The DeMolay Legion of Honor Obligatory Dinner is scheduled for March 18 at 5:00 p.m. The Grand Senior Warden, Right Worshipful James W. Golladay, Jr. is the guest speaker. The Legion of Honor Obligatory inner is open to all youth and guests. The cost of the dinner is $5 for adults and $8 for the youth. Right Worshipful William Costis is sending out the invitations, but you can contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org or 703-361-4778 for reservations before Marclh 14. Dad Wyatt Hamrick is arranging several activities for the boys to have fun and at the same time develop themselves into our future leaders. Our DeMolay is getting stronger, but much work is still needed. Let us take the time to invest them with our time and talents so they can take our places some day.
Tammy Swihart will be installed as Worthy Matron of Wimodausis Chapter No. 106, OES, on March 11, at 7:00 p.m. Tammy has been working hard to ensure her year as Worthy Matron will be rewarding for her and make the Chapter more prosperous. Tammy has been an intergral part of my life both at home and throughout my Masonic career. She has been visiting other Chapters to spread friendship and love so other chapters will know Wimodausis Chapter. Come out and support our Eastern Star Chapter on their lnstallaltion of Oltlcers. They have always been there to support us, so let's give them our support as Wimodausis Chapter No. 106 begins a new year.
Participation in each of these events shows our commitment to our Masonic families and strengthens our bonds
between the lodges, assemblies, chapters and courts. If within the length of your cable tow, come out and join in
celebrating the beginning of their terms.
If interested in having flags flown in memory of someone., Please see the Lodge Secretary or myself. The
cost is $200 for three months.
Our work is never done and is a constant challenge to live up to our obligations. Without faith in our God and the
commitment to the principles we live by, our way of life would not be as it is now. We must work together as family
so we can achieve anything, make a difference and set a good example. We are a "Force For Good" for all those lives
March 2017 Calendar
MAN. RAINBOW ASSEM. BOARD MTG 7:30PM DDGM OV ACACIA LODGE 16 7:30PM
STATED COMM. 7:30PM DINNER 6:30PM
WIMODAUSIS 106 OES PRACTICE
LODGE PRACTICE M.M. 1ST SECTION 7:30PM
WIMODAUSIS 106 OES 7:30PM
PR. WM. CHAPTER DeMOLAY BRD MTG 6:30PM PR WM CHAP. DEMOLAY 7:30PM
MANASSAS R.A. CHAP 81 7:00PM DINNER 6:00PM
WIMODAUSIS 106 OES INSTALLATION OF OFFICERS 7:00PM
LODGE PRACTICE M.M. 1ST SECTION 7:30PM
RAINBOW ASSEM. OFF. MTG 7:00PM RAINBOW ASSEM. 13 7:30PM
AMARANTH DESTINY COURT 14 7:30PM DINNER 6:30PM
C.A. SINCLAIR, JR AREA RITUAL SCHOOL HERNDON LODGE 264 7:00PM
C.A. SINCLAIR, JR AREA RITUAL SCHOOL HERNDON LODGE 264 8:00AM
LODGE PRACTICE E.A. DEGREE 7:30PM
PR. WM. CHAP. ORDER OF DeMOLAY 7:30PM
GRAND HIGH PRIEST OV MANASSEH LODGE 6:30PM
TEMPLE COMM. MTG 7:00PM E.A. DEGREE CONFERRAL 7:30PM
MAN. RAIN. PLEDGE MTG 7:00PM RAINBOW ASSEM. 13 7:30PM
C.A. SINCLAIR, JR COUNCIL 412 AMD 7:30PM DINNER 6:30PM
Clarence H. Nidell, High Pnest, 703-753-3351
C.A. Sinclair, Jr. Council #412 A.M.D.
Peter S. Jensen, Sovereign Master, 703-989-3368
WIMODAUSIS Chapter No. 106, O.E.S.
Priscilla Costis, Worthy Matron, 703-909-4533
Lisa Elliot, Royal Matron, 703-732-7990
Manassas Assembly No. 13, I.O.R.G.
Priscilla Costis, Mother Adviser, 703-909-4533
Prince William Chapter Order of DeMolay
Wyatt Hamrick, Chapter Dad, 703-335-2774
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 #