Worshipful Master: Tom CostisSecretary: Carl Dunn Jr, PDDGM

January 2018 Trestleboard


Scheduled Monthly

Friday, January 5th 7:30 pm               
    Stated Communication- Official Visit of Right Worshipful Donald Leo McAndrews
    Dinner at 6:30pm provided by Manassas Assembly #13
Friday, January 12th 7:30pm
    Called Communication- Master Masons Catechism  

Class Nights

Monday, January 8th  -  7:30 pm
Monday, January 15th  - 7:30 pm
Monday, January 22nd - 7:30 pm
Monday, January 29th - 7:30 pm

District Classes

Wednesday, January 17th 7:00 pm
    Haymarket Lodge No. 313

Dates to Remember

Sunday, January 7th at 1:00 pm
    Kena Installation of Officers at Kena Shrine
Saturday, January 13th at 2:00 pm
    Manassas Assembly #13 Installation of Officers
Saturday, January 20th at 2:00pm
    Destiny Court #14 Order of the Amaranth Installation of Officers

A message from the Worshipful Master

    Welcome Brethren, family and friends to your January Trestleboard. We are off to an amazing start this year. In December we hosted a dual installation in which we saw Worshipful Bennet R. Hart return for an encore performance as the Worshipful Master of the Civil War Lodge of Research #1865. This was followed up by our very own Lodge’s installation, in which the trust and care of the lodge was placed in my hands. This is an extreme honor and I thank you so much for allowing me to serve as your Worshipful Master and giving me this distinct privilege. A great big thank you must go out to our outgoing Master Worshipful Chris A. Swihart whom served for two straight years. Thank You so much Chris! A big “Thank You” goes out our Manassas Assembly #13 International Order of Rainbow for Girls and the Prince William Chapter Order of the DeMolay, who were on hand to assist in the installation ceremony. These amazing youth groups are always there to support, serve, and give back to their sponsoring bodies. My personal Thanks to Miss Kaitlyn Costis, Worthy Advisor and Preston Hamrick, Master Senior Warden for their individual roles they played in making this so successful.

     We followed up this momentous event with our annual lodge Christmas party. This year’s party was a smashing success with a hundred and one people, yes that’s right 101 in attendance. Santa came to the lodge to hand out presents to the eighty children who showed up and boy was Santa tired at the end of the day. Everyone was on board to sing Christmas carols and make Merry, while waiting for Santa to arrive. Right Worshipful Bill Costis sat in front of our virtual fireplace and did an awesome job reading ‘A Night before Christmas” to all the children, even the big ones. He kept them entertained and occupied as we listen for the reindeer hoofs to arrive at the Lodge. Brother Doyle Meadows who was the event chairman is to be commended for all his arduous work in pulling off such a successful party. Thank you, Brother Doyle. In addition to this demanding work, several other Brothers and their wives are to be thanked as well. Brother Phil and his wife Karilynn, Brother Joe and his wife Barb, Brother Tom and his wife Priscilla, Brother Doug and his wife Tammy, and Brother Eric Sommers. So many of our lodge family really went above and beyond to see that not one person went hungry or without a gift. Pitching in here and there and I cannot Thank You enough! Wow what a way to start out the year,

    As we continue, this month is extremely important for our Lodge because it is the Official Visit of the District Deputy Grand Master, Right Worshipful Donald Leo McAndrews. Right Worshipful Don has a very distinct honor of being a member of seven lodges in the district. Let us all show up in force to support and welcome him to his lodge. A special menu is being prepared and served by our Rainbow girls just for this special occasion, so come on out and enjoy some great food, fellowship and brotherhood.

    Last month the lodge had the distinct pleasure of presenting Brother Fred Baerenz with his 60-year Masonic veteran certificate and emblem. It was truly an honor and Brother Baerenz commented on what masonry and our lodge has meant to him over the years. Brother Fred spoke of his early years and his commitment to the youth groups the DeMolay and the Rainbow girls.

    As always in January we seem to be extremely busy and our lodge is one of the most active in the district.  We have several installations for the appendant bodies, to begin with for those that might not be aware the Kena Shrine is possibly relocating to the Manassas area and will be our neighbor. I feel it is important to Welcome the Shrine and that they will bring a new dynamic to our Manassas area. Please make sure to check out the Dates to Remember section as we start out this year with several things that we can attend and support.
    
    On Friday at 7:30pm at the lodge will be having Brother Steven Smith return his Master Masons Catechism. Then on the following day at 2 pm our very own Manassas Assembly #13 will be having their open Installation of Officers. Our Assembly has grown to over thirty girls.  Miss Katie Dawson will be installed as the new Worthy Advisor with this auspicious occasion followed up by a Dinner and Dance for all!  We are having a D.J. and everything and this will be wonderful time for our masonic youth.

    We wrap up the month with the open installation of Officers for Destiny Court #14 Order of the Amaranth on January 20th at 2:00 pm. Miss Tarren Smarr and Michael Thornton will be going in as our new Royal Matron and Royal Patron, so let’s join them and celebrate this exciting time for our lodge. The Finally event for January is Bethel Guardian #55 will be having their Installation of Officers at our lodge.
 
Sincerely and Fraternally,

Clancy Nidell
Worshipful Master
 

January 2018 Calendar

  Blood ID: #1148
Blood Coordinator: Bro. George Harrington, Jr.
SundayMondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFridaySaturday
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MANASSAS RAINBOW ASSEMBLY NO. 13 7:30PM

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5

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

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KENA OPEN INSTALLATION OF OFFICERS - KENA TEMPLE 2:00PM

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LODGE PRACTICE 7:30PM

9

MANASSAS RAINBOW ASSEMBLY NO. 13 7:30PM

10

PRINCE WILLIAM CHAPTER DeMOLAY 7:30PM

11

MANASSAS ROYAL ARCH CHAPTER 81 7:00PM DINNER 6:30PM

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CALLED COMMUNICATION M.M. CATECHISM 7:30PM

13

MANASSAS RAINBOW ASSEMBLY NO. 13 INST. OF OFFICERS 2:00PM

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LODGE PRACTICE 7:30PM

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WIMODAUSIS 106 OES 7:30PM

17

DISTRICT CLASS HAYMARKET 313 EA DEGREE SR STEWARD 7:00PM

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

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AMARANTH DESTINY CT 14 INST. OF OFFICERS 2:00PM

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LODGE PRACTICE 7:30PM

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MANASSAS RAINBOW ASSEMBLY NO. 13 7:30PM

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PRINCE WILLIAM CHAPTER DeMOLAY 7:30PM

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BETHEL GUARDIAN 55 INST. OF OFFICERS

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LODGE PRACTICE 7:30PM

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Appendant Bodies

Manassas Royal Arch Chapter No. 81
    Joseph H. Martinez, Sr., High Priest, 703-340-5914

C.A. Sinclair, Jr. Council #412 A.M.D.
    Chris Chrzanowski, Sovereign Master, 703-967-0624

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

Civil War Lodge of Research No. 1865
    Bennet R. Hart, Worshipful Master, 571-271

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