Worshipful Master: Tom CostisSecretary: Carl Dunn Jr, PDDGM

March 2017 Trestleboard


Scheduled Monthly

Friday, March 3, 7:30 p.m.
    Stated Communication
    Dinner 6:30 p.m

Monday, March 27, 7:30 p.m.
    EA Degree Conferral

 

Class Nights

Monday, March 6, 7:30 p.m.
    M.M. Degree, 1st Section

Monday, March 13, 7:30 p.m.
    M.M Degree, 1st Section

Monday, March 20, 7:30 p.m.
    E.A. Degree
 

District Classes

No Regular District Class this month

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

Thursday, March 2, 7:30 p.m.
    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

    As Spring approaches, we look forward to Spring. Take time now to prepare to plant the seeds of our gardens so that they may help us through the lean times. In our garden of life, let us plant the seeds of fraternal love and brotherhood so that we will prevail in all the trials we may face later on in our lives.
   
    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 bill.costis@gmail.com 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
we touch.

March 2017 Calendar

  Blood ID: #1148
Blood Coordinator: Bro. George Harrington, Jr.
SundayMondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFridaySaturday
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MAN. RAINBOW ASSEM. BOARD MTG 7:30PM DDGM OV ACACIA LODGE 16 7:30PM

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STATED COMM. 7:30PM DINNER 6:30PM

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WIMODAUSIS 106 OES PRACTICE

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LODGE PRACTICE M.M. 1ST SECTION 7:30PM

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WIMODAUSIS 106 OES 7:30PM

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PR. WM. CHAPTER DeMOLAY BRD MTG 6:30PM PR WM CHAP. DEMOLAY 7:30PM

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MANASSAS R.A. CHAP 81 7:00PM DINNER 6:00PM

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WIMODAUSIS 106 OES INSTALLATION OF OFFICERS 7:00PM

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LODGE PRACTICE M.M. 1ST SECTION 7:30PM

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RAINBOW ASSEM. OFF. MTG 7:00PM RAINBOW ASSEM. 13 7:30PM

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16

AMARANTH DESTINY COURT 14 7:30PM DINNER 6:30PM

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C.A. SINCLAIR, JR AREA RITUAL SCHOOL HERNDON LODGE 264 7:00PM

18

C.A. SINCLAIR, JR AREA RITUAL SCHOOL HERNDON LODGE 264 8:00AM

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LODGE PRACTICE E.A. DEGREE 7:30PM

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PR. WM. CHAP. ORDER OF DeMOLAY 7:30PM

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GRAND HIGH PRIEST OV MANASSEH LODGE 6:30PM

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TEMPLE COMM. MTG 7:00PM E.A. DEGREE CONFERRAL 7:30PM

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MAN. RAIN. PLEDGE MTG 7:00PM RAINBOW ASSEM. 13 7:30PM

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C.A. SINCLAIR, JR COUNCIL 412 AMD 7:30PM DINNER 6:30PM

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Appendant Bodies

Manassas Royal Arch Chapter No. 81
    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
 
Destiny Court No. 14, Order of Amaranth
    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

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