Worshipful Master: Tom CostisSecretary: Carl Dunn Jr, PDDGM

August 2018 Trestleboard


Scheduled Monthly

Friday, August 3rd 7:30 pm
    Stated Communication  
    Dinner at 6:30PM by Wimodausis O.E.S. #106
    Program by Brother George Harrington, Blood Coordinator

 

Class Nights

Monday, August 6th 7:30 pm
Monday, August 13th 7:30 pm
Monday, August 20th 7:30 pm
Monday, August 27th 7:30 pm

District Classes

Wednesday, August 15th 7:00 pm
    District Class - Herndon Lodge No. 264 - Master Mason - 1st Section

Dates to Remember

Saturday, August 4th 7:00 am
   One Day Conferral - Statewide
   
Held Locally at Alexandria Scottish Rite Temple

Friday, August 24th 6:00 am
   Manasseh Lodge Open House & Movie Night
   ALL ARE WELCOME



 

A message from the Worshipful Master

     Greetings and welcome Brethren to your August Trestleboard. What an amazing month we have had, and we started off the month of July with Worshipful Brother Chris Swihart receiving the Hillman Award. Right Worshipful Don McAndrews was on hand to present the award and Worshipful Brother Chris commented on the demanding work that it takes to achieve this award and that it was the arduous work of all the Brothers that make this a possibility.

     On the very next day several of the brothers joined our sisters from the Wimodausis Chapter #106 Order of the Eastern Star for a night of fun at the Potomac National ball park. Everyone in attendance had an exciting time enjoying the hotdogs, beer and all the other concessions possible. In recognition of the Worthy Matron Jean Wertman and Worthy Patron Tom Costis bringing over 20 people to the ballpark. The Potomac Nationals organization gave us all Potomac Nationals ball caps and a group picture with Uncle Slam! We closed out the night with an awesome firework display and the young ladies from our Rainbow Assembly running the bases.

     Our next major event turned out to be spectacular which was the Grand Master’s Official Visit to Districts 2,3, and 4. These districts combined to host the Grand Master, Most Worshipful Gary Wallace Taylor to an all-inclusive barbeque picnic held right at our Lodge. All the games were set up, but the weather did not really want to cooperate, but the DeMolay boys did not let that stop them and they played in the rain anyhow.  Over 150 people that were on hand still had a fantastic time and they did not allow the weather to dampen their spirits. After the Most Worshipful’s comments had concluded, our Right Worshipful Don McAndrews and the other District Deputies presented the Most Worshipful with two checks for the Masonic Home of Virginia, that totaled to $1000. All three Districts worked extremely hard to make this event the success that it was, and they are to be commended for their dedication.

     We closed out the month with our very own Manassas Assembly #13 International Order of Rainbow for Girls having their Installation of Officers, in which we saw Kate Balint installed as the new Worthy Advisor. Brethren this is an awe-inspiring event to watch these young ladies and we had over 70 people present. Many of you may not know this, but our Manassas Assembly won or placed in 19 out of the 22 competitions/awards, and then we won the “Assembly of The Year” award at Grand Assembly in June. We are the largest assembly in the state and for the very first time we will have one of our very own, Kaitlyn Gigi Costis chosen to be the next Grand Worthy Advisor. The arduous work of all these young ladies needs to be applauded and I am so very Proud of all of them!

Flags will be flown this month on behalf of Worshipful Brother Henry L. Baerenz

Fraternally,

  Clarence H. Nidell
  Worshipful Master


 

August 2018 Calendar

  Blood ID: #1148
Blood Coordinator: Bro. George Harrington, Jr.
SundayMondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFridaySaturday
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3

STATED COMMUNICATION 7:30PM DINNER 6:30PM

4

ONE DAY CONFERRAL - STATEWIDE

5

 

6

LODGE CLASS 7:30PM

7

TABLE CHAPTER 6:00PM

8

PRINCE WILLIAM CHAPTER DeMOLAY 6:30PM

9

IORG RAINBOW BOARD

10

 

11

 

12

 

13

LODGE CLASS 7:30PM

14

I.O.R.G. ASSEMBLY NO. 13 7:30PM

15

DISTRICT CLASS 7:00PM HERNDON LODGE

16

 

17

 

18

 

19

 

20

LODGE CLASS 7:30PM

21

 

22

PRINCE WILLIAM CHAPTER DeMOLAY 6:30PM

23

 

24

OPEN HOUSE AND MOVIE NIGHT

25

DESTINY COURT #14 MULTI-STATE SCHOOL

26

 

27

LODGE CLASS 7:30PM

28

I.O.R.G. ASSEMBLY NO. 13 7:30PM

29

 

30

C.A. SINCLAIR COUNCIL 7:00PM

31

 

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.
    Jean Wertman, Worthy Matron, 703-862-5928
 
 
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