Worshipful Master: Tom CostisSecretary: Carl Dunn Jr, PDDGM

February 2018 Trestleboard


Scheduled Monthly

Friday, February 2nd 7:30 pm         
     Stated Communication- Educational Program- Dedication of Andersons Constitution
     Presented by L.E.O. John H. Phillips, PM
     Dinner at 6:30pm provided by Manassas Assembly No. 13, IORG

Class Nights

Monday, February 5th 7:30 pm
Monday, February 12th 7:30 pm
Monday, February 19th 7:30 pm
Monday, February 26th 7:30 pm

District Classes

Wednesday, February 21st, 2018 7:00 pm
     Hosted by The Patriot Lodge No. 1957 at Henry Lodge No. 57
     Fellowcraft Degree - Manasseh to provide Junior Deacon

Dates to Remember

Thursday February 8th, 2018
     Royal Arch Manassas Chapter No. 81
     DDGHP Official Visit

Thursday February 16-17th, 2018
     Amaranth Grand Court 
     Fort Magruder Hotel Williamsburg, Va. 

A message from the Worshipful Master

     Welcome Brethren, family and friends to our February Trestleboard. As I stated in the January Trestleboard, we are off to an amazing start this year. At the January stated communication, we had over fifty brethren on hand to help us welcome our very own Right Worshipful Don L. McAndrews. The Right Worshipful was on hand to make his Official Visit to our lodge and bring us greetings on behalf of the Grand Master Most Worshipful Gary W. Taylor. The Right Worshipful's program outlined the Grand Masters biography, theme, and expectations on having a successful year. The Right Worshipful continued by complementing our Lodge on the success of our youth programs, the Rainbow Girls and the DeMolay. During the stated I also had the pleasure of presenting certificates to Brother George Harrington, Jr. and his son George Harrington III their Life Memberships in Perpetuity. After the meeting was over Right Worshipful Carl Dunn pointed out to me that an amazing feat just occurred at our lodge. We had in attendance five sets of Father and Sons. We had the Harringtons, the Costises, the Workmans, the McAndrews and the Sommers. Our lodge is truly blessed to have such a heritage.

     I would like to personally thank Michael Thornton our lodge musician for playing guitar at the stated meeting. I want to pass on to him that I have had a tremendous number of compliments from the brethren and that it was great to have music back in the lodge. Excellent Job Michael! I also want to say, “Thank you” to our lodge elves who helped take down all the Christmas decorations, plus helped to re-arrange the seating in the fellowship hall. Come on out to the lodge and check it out, we feel that the new arrangement will make it more conducive for Fellowship. In addition to all this great news the lodge had a 9-foot Christmas tree donated by Worshipful Cliff Blasius, which next year will prominently be displayed in the lodge room. Thank you once again Worshipful Cliff!  

     Congratulations to our Manassas Assembly #13 Worthy Advisor Katie Dawson! Katie was installed as the new Worthy Advisor of the assembly on January 13th. Katie’s whole family has been around masonry and our lodge for a very long time. Katie is the oldest daughter of Brother Henry and Robin Dawson. The Dawson and Brown family are very proud of her and I am sure that she will have a spectacular term. Katie’s charity this term will be Supreme Assembly 2018 and raising money for the Supreme Temple, which needs despite repair to the Temple. On March 24th right after the DeMolay installation of Officers, the assembly will be hosting a Mystery Dinner? Yes, that’s right I said a Mystery Dinner! The only way to find out just what this event is, is to build up your courage, buy your ticket and attend!!! Our youth groups are doing some awesome things here at the lodge. The Rainbow girls in June will have a lodge cleanup and the DeMolay boys will be fixing up the softball field and Volley ball pit as well. Way to go and keep up the excellent work!

     Brethren, this year I have made it a goal of mine to try and provide some educational programs at each stated. In conjunction with our lodge educational officer Brother John Phillips we have set out to do just that. At the February stated meeting Brother John will be presenting a program on the Dedication page of Andersons Constitution. Curious? I can assure you that this program will be just amazing and riveting. Each month I will try to let you know ahead of time what the topic will be. I can tell you that I am looking forward to learning new things about Masonry this entire year, and I can’t wait to see what all these programs have to offer! Brother Joseph Martinez and other guest speakers will be on the docket as the year goes on. So, Brethren come on out and see for yourself just what these programs are all about.

     Brethren, I want to call your attention to a very special event taking place this month. On the weekend of February 16th and the 17th, 2108. Manasseh Lodge’s very own Right Worshipful Carl H. Dunn Jr. and his wife Honored Lady Debbie Dunn are going to be installed as the Grand Royal Matron and Grand Royal Patron of Amaranth in Virginia. This is an extreme high honor and I would like to see us all come out and support them. This open installation is on that Saturday the 17th at 7:30 pm at the Fort Magruder hotel in Williamsburg. The reception will follow right after, both Debbie and Carl have worked extremely hard to represent the lodge and Destiny Court in the most positive manner. I feel that there is no better way to say, “Thank You” then to show up in large numbers, enjoy some fellowship and have a wonderful time.

     A congratulations also goes out to the newly installed Royal Matron and Royal Patron and their officers. Honored Lady Tarren Smarr and Sir Knight Michael Thornton were installed on January 20th. I’m looking forward to an exciting year with the both and the rest of the Destiny Court.

     As your Worshipful Master, from time to time I have had the distinct honor and privilege of presenting or presiding over different ceremonies. I would like to say Thank you to all of you for supporting me last month. I was given the privilege of hosting a very special surprise 90th Birthday celebration for our great friend and Brother Gene Harlow. Our lodge was packed with Family and friends to celebrate this momentous occasion and on behalf of the Lodge, Gene was presented with a small token of our appreciation. This will definitely be one of the highlights of my year and feel free to congratulate Gene on this occasion.

     Flags will be flown this month on Behalf of Frederick H. Baerenz
 
Sincerely and Fraternally,

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Clancy Nidell
Worshipful Master

February 2018 Calendar

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

RAINBOW ASSEMBLY BOARD MTG 7:00pm

2

STATED COMMUNICATION 7:30pm DINNER 6:30PM

3

 

4

 

5

LODGE CLASS 7:30pm

6

 

7

 

8

MANASSAS CHAPTER NO 81 7:00pm DINNER 6:30pm DDGHP OV

9

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

10

 

11

 

12

LODGE CLASS 7:30pm

13

MANASSAS RAINBOW ASSEMBLY 13 7:30pm

14

PRINCE WILLIAM CHAPTER DeMOLAY 7:30pm

15

 

16

 

17

OPEN INSTALLATION GRAND COURT OF AMARANTH WILLIAMSBURG 7:30pm YORK RITE BODIES 8:00am

18

 

19

LODGE CLASS 7:30pm

20

WIMODAUSIS 106 OES 7:30pm

21

DISTRICT CLASS PATRIOT 1957 @ HENRY 57 - JR DEACON

22

 

23

 

24

 

25

 

26

LODGE CLASS 7:30pm

27

MANASSAS RAINBOW ASSEMBLY 13 7:30pm

28

PRINCE WILLIAM CHAPTER DeMOLAY 7:30pm

Appendant Bodies

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

C.A. Sinclair, Jr. Council No. 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
   Tarren Smarr, Royal Matron,  703-946-6870

Manassas Assembly No. 13, I.O.R.G.
    Nancy Bushrod, Mother Adviser, 703-508-5209

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, 571-271-2730

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