Worshipful Master: Tom CostisSecretary: Carl Dunn Jr, PDDGM

September 2018 Trestleboard


Scheduled Monthly

Friday, September 7th 7:30 pm
    Stated Communication  
    Dinner at 6:30PM by Destiny Court #14, Order of Amaranth
    Program by Wor. Bro. John Phillips - "Questions and Answers: Catechism"
    Presentation of 60 Year Masonic Veteran Award to Bro. Gene Harlow

Class Nights

Monday, September 10th 7:30 pm
Monday, September 17th 7:30 pm
Monday, September 24th 7:30 pm
 

District Classes

NO DISTRICT CLASS THIS MONTH

Dates to Remember

Saturday, September 15th 8:00 am
     The William Ed Ray Ritual School
     Henry Lodge No. 57, Fairfax, VA
     Exemplification of the Entered Apprentice Degree, Catechism, and Lecture

A message from the Worshipful Master

Greetings Brethren, to your September Trestleboard! The lodge has once again had an awesome month and we started it all off by giving out our annual Lodge scholarships. Brethren, Manasseh has been very blessed by your generous donations to help the scholarship fund over the years. That generosity has allowed us to issue seven scholarships to seven well deserving applicants. AII seven are truly amazing students, the Thomas R. Wickman scholarship recipient was Sydney Braden, the Jeff Dunn Scholarship recipient was Rachel Bentz and the Floyd D. Vetter scholarship recipient was Kaitlyn Gigi Costis. The ever-rising costs of an education has grown, and these students are eternally grateful for your donations.

One of the greatest honors a Worshipful Master can have is to present a Sixty-year Masonic veteran award to a fellow Brother. This month I had the distinct honor and pleasure of presenting Brother Eugene B. Harlow with his 60-year pin. Gene was raised in 1958 and has dedicated himself to an amazing masonic career. For 50 years Gene took care of taking the Lodge's trestleboard to the post office for mailing, as well as being extremely active and supporting our Job's Daughter Bethel. Brethren, please congratulate Gene on this milestone when you see him for it is a very rare occasion.

I want to take this time to say " Thank You" to everyone who helped in making the Grand Royal Matron and Patron of Amaranth's Official Visit a smashing success. Over 62 people were on hand to welcome Honored Lady Debbie and Sir Knight Carl Dunn home to their Court. Several guests traveled from all over the Eastern seaboard to come to this event and it was awesome feat to have the Lodge packed with so many guests.

Brethren let us not forget that on September 15th and 16th, The William Ed Ray, Sr. Area Ritual School will be held at Henry Lodge at 8 a.m.  This year the School will be conducted in a little bit of a different format. AII the degrees will be performed bya District ritual team, in the hopes of a better learning experience for all the attendees. So, come on out Brethren and let's learn from some of the best ritualists in the District!

On a more personal note, I want to thank each one of you for all the well wishes that you have sent to my family. My wife Darcy's sister passed away from a 7-month battle with Cancer. One of the most amazing things about our fraternity, and one that I'm extremely proud of, is the never-ending outpouring of love shown to us.  The kindness, prayers, and thoughts have helped us tremendously to heal our hearts and to fill the loss of a loved one. My family is eternally grateful and blessed to have such amazing friends and people in our lives! Thank You!

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

Fraternally,

Clarence Nidell
Worshipful Master

September 2018 Calendar

  Blood ID: #1148
Blood Coordinator: Bro. George Harrington, Jr.
SundayMondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFridaySaturday
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LABOR DAY NO LODGE CLASS

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IORG RAINBOW BOARD 7:00PM

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STATED COMMUNICATION 7:30PM DINNER 6:30PM

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WASHINGTON & LEE YORK RITE COLLEGE 8:30AM

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LODGE CLASS 7:30PM

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

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PRINCE WILLIAM CHAPTER DeMOLAY 6:30PM

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MANASSAS CHAPTER NO. 81 ROYAL ARCH 7:00PM DINNER 6:30PM

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WM. ED RAY RITUAL SCHOOL HENRY LODGE 8:00AM

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LODGE CLASS 7:30PM

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WIMODAUSIS 106 OES 7:30PM

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

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PRINCE WILLIAM CHAPTER DeMOLAY INSTALLATION 12:00PM

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LODGE CLASS 7:30PM

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

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PRINCE WILLIAM CHAPTER DeMOLAY 6:30PM

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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 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