Worshipful Master: Tom CostisSecretary: Carl Dunn Jr, PDDGM

September 2017 Trestleboard


Scheduled Monthly

Friday, September 1, 7:30 p.m. 
    Stated Communication
    Dinner -  6:30 p.m.

Class Nights

Monday, September 4 
    NO LODGE CLASS
Monday, September 11
    7:30 p.m.  – Lodge Class – F.C. Degree Practice
Monday, September 18
    7:30 p.m.  – Lodge Class – M.M. Degree Practice
Monday, September 25
    7:30 p.m.  – Lodge Class – M.M. Degree Practice

District Classes

NO DISTRICT CLASS THIS MONTH

Friday-Saturday, September 15-16
    William Edward Ray Sr., Area RItual School
    Friday - 7:00 p.m.
    Saturday - 8:00 a.m.
    Herndon Lodge No. 264
    Duty - Open Master Mason Lodge; Confer Entered Apprentice Degree

 

Dates to Remember

Thursday, September 14
    7:00 p.m. - Manassas Royal Arch Chapter 81 - Election and Installation of Officers
Saturday, September 16
    2:00 p.m. - Prince William DeMolay Chapter - Installation of Officers
Saturday, September 23
    2:00 p.m. - District 23 OES Grand Worthy Matron/Patron Official Visit
Monday, September 25
    7:00 p.m. - Temple Committee Meeting
 

A message from the Worshipful Master

    Most Worshipful Grand Lodge, A.F. & M. of Virginia will be held at the Hilton Richmond Hotel & Spa, 12042 West Broad Street. Richmond, Virginia. The Business Session will commence on Friday, November 10, 2017 at 8:30 a.m. Exemplification of the Degrees will be held beginning on Wednesday, November 8, at 7:30 p.m. and ending on Thursday, November 9, at 3:00 p.m. The Grand Lodge webpage (https://grandlodgeofvirginia.org/grand-annual-communication/) will be updated as additional information becomes available. If planning on staying you can make your reservations online now.
 
     The William Edward Ray, Sr. Area Ritual School is September 15-16. This is another excellent opportunity to see and learn. The lodges from the district win exemplify each of the degrees. Manasseh Lodge No. 182 has the duty of opening a Master Mason Lodge and conferring an Entered Apprentice degree. The Ed Ray School starts on Friday night from 7-9 p.m. On Saturday, the school runs from 8:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. I encourage all the brethren to attend.

    We presented scholarships to five of our Masonic youth last month. The scholarship recipients were Kaitlyn Costis, Rachel Bentz, Sydney Braden, Colin White and Evan Nguyen. Miss Costis was the recipient of the Thomas R. Wickman Scholarship, Miss Bentz received the Floyd Vetter Scholarship and Miss Braden received the Jeff Dunn Scholarship. These individuals have worked hard and are well deserving of these awards.
 
    Destiny Court No. 14 Order of the Amaranth hosted the Official Visit of Honor Lady Virginia Gillikin, Grand Royal Matron of Virginia and Sir Knight W. Larry Cullipher Grand Royal Patron of Virginia. The Grand Official Visitation was also an exchange visit with the Grand Royal Matrons and Patrons from New Jersey, Ohio and Pennsylvania. The Court has been dark and looks forward to getting back to work this month and continuing their good work.
 
    The changing of seasons is also a changing of the rank and file of our Royal Arch Chapter. Manassas Royal Arch Chapter No. 81 will have is election and installation of officers this month on September 14. The Grand Chapter Royal Arch Masons in Virginia will hold its 210th Grand Annual Convocation at the Fort Magruder Hotel and Conference Center, Williamsburg, Virginia on November 17 and 18, 2017. Room reservation forms are available on the Grand Chapter webpage (http://virginiaroyalarch.org/misc/grand_vocation.php) and must be returned to the hotel no later than November I 2017. Early reservations are suggested, as the number of rooms is limited. The hotel's telephone number is (757) 220-2250 (voice) and (757) 221-9059 (FAX)

    Prince William Chapter of DeMolay will also hold its installation of officers on September I 6 at 2:00 p.m. I am proud that our DeMolay Chapter will have an installation of officers. Dad's Wyatt Hamrick and John Stallings, along with advisors and parents, have supported the boys to help them build up to this point. Prince William Chapter will continue to flourish through our support and guidance. Help support our boys as they recruit members which we hope will become part of our fraternity. If you know of any young men that would make a fantastic addition to Prince William Chapter, contact Dad Wyatt Hamrick. The Chapter is also planning to confer Honorary DeMolay Degrees in the spring of 2018. If you are a Master Mason that was not a DeMolay, you can have the degrees conferred on you. Contact Brother Wyatt Hamrick or Worshipful John Stallings if you would like to become a DeMolay.
 
    Grand Worthy Matron and Grand Worthy Patron's official Visit to District 23 is scheduled for September 23 at 2:00 p.m. This will complete all the official visits for the year. We look forward to greeting Sister Marcia Perry Grand Worthy Matron and Brother Donald Strehle, Grand Worthy Patron into our lodge along with all the other sisters and brothers from the district. Our Worthy Matron hosted a wonderful Flamingo Party for members of Wimodausis Chapter No. 106. We had over 35 people attend and know all had a fun time.
   
    If interested in having flags flown in memory of someone, please see the Lodge Secretary or myself. The cost is $200.00 for three months.
 
    We must remain faithful to our obligations, our country and God. Every Mason has the ability tq be more than a good and honorable man. We need to cultivate ourselves to be "A Force For Good." Celebrate our Country and what we stand for in order to preserve our Country and our Craft. Learn from our forefathers and teach others these principles. I look forward to seeing each and every one of my brothers at our communications as well as being part of each of our appendant bodies. God Bless and have a beautiful month.

Sincerely and Fraternally,

Christopher A. Swihart
“Obligations to the Craft, Allegiance to our Country, and Duty to Our God”
Worshipful Master
Manasseh Lodge No. 182


 

September 2017 Calendar

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

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

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3

 

4

NO LODGE PRACTICE

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6

 

7

RAINBOW ASSEM. BOARD MEETING 7:00PM

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9

 

10

 

11

LODGE PRACTICE F.C. DEGREE 7:30PM

12

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

13

PR. WM. CHAP. DeMOLAY ADV. BD. MTG. 6:30PM PR. WM. CHAP. DeMOLAY 7:30PM

14

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

15

WM. ED. RAY, SR. AREA RITUAL SCHOOL 7:00PM

16

PR. WM. DeMOLAY CHAPTER IN. OF OFF. 2:00PM

17

DIST. NO. 23 PRACTICE FOR GRAND WORTHY MATRON OV 1:00PM

18

LODGE PRACTICE M.M. DEGREE 1ST SECT. 7:30PM

19

WIMODAUSIS 106 OES 7:30PM

20

NO DISTRICT CLASS

21

AMARANTH DESTINY CT. 14 7:30PM DINNER 6:30PM

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23

DIST. 23 GRAND WORTHY MATRON OFFICIAL VISIT 2:00PM

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25

TEMPLE COMM. 7:00PM LODGE PRACTICE M.M. DEGREE 1ST SECT. 7:30PM

26

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

27

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

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Appendant Bodies

Manassas Royal Arch Chapter No. 81
    Clarence H. Nidell, High Priest, 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.
    Tammy Swihart, Worthy Matron, 614-638-2241
 
 
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