Worshipful Master: Tom CostisSecretary: Carl Dunn Jr, PDDGM

November 2018 Trestleboard


Scheduled Monthly

Friday, November 2nd, 7:30 pm
    Stated Communication  
    Dinner at 6:30PM by Manassas Assembly No. 13, IORG
    Program by Wor. Bro. John Phillips - "Questions and Answers: Catechism"

Class Nights

Monday, November 5th 7:30 pm
Monday, November 12th 7:30 pm
Monday, November 19th 7:30 pm
Monday, 
November 26nd 7:30 pm

District Classes

Wednesday, November 14th 7:00 pm
    Henry Lodge No. 57
    Junior Deacon

Dates to Remember

November 9th-11th, 2019
     The 240th Grand Annual Communication of the Grand Lodge of the Commonwealth of Virginia
     Hilton Richmond Hotel and Spa

November 15th-17th, 2019
     The 211th Grand Annual Convocation of the Grand Chapter - Royal Arch Masons in Virginia
     Fort Magruder Hotel and Conference Center

A message from the Worshipful Master

Greetings Brethren to your November Trestleboard. Happy Thanksgiving to all!

Brethren I must tell you that our Lodge is having a fantastic year. The hard work and dedication of so many Brethren and their family members are the reason why. The Grand Lodge had an amazing Masonic Family Day in the early part of October, and without a doubt it was one of the largest in attendance.  A great time was had by all and we were able to visit with our Manasseh Lodge family members Brother Jim McDonough and Ms. Penny Coyne.

This month is going to be no different than October and we start it off with the 240th Grand Lodge of Virginia’s Grand Annual Communication which will start on November 9th down in Richmond. Brethren, this is a Grand Lodge Communication that you won’t want to miss! District 4 will have their very own Right Worshipful William Edward Hershey, Jr. installed as the next Grand Master of Masons in Virginia. In addition to that, Worshipful James E. Kraut will be installed as our next District Deputy, plus to keep you all up to date, Cochran Lodge No. 271 will be joining District 4 and Herndon Lodge No. 264 will be moving.

To finish off the month of October the Lodge held it's annual Halloween bash with over seventy people in attendance and close to forty children who topped off the night with “Trunk or Treat.” We witnessed several great costumes including a firefighter, several super heroes, the Queen of Hearts, Teddy Roosevelt, a Roman soldier, Witches, and a Willie Nelson look a like riding a Pink Flamingo.

The lodge is extremely blessed with 2 awesome Masonic youth groups: the Rainbow Girls and our DeMolay boys. These groups are always working extremely hard to represent our lodge to the community in a positive manner and they always grateful to their sponsoring bodies. In the beginning of October these groups were at the Fall Jubilee and out in full force to show the community what a positive influence we are having on the youth of today. Citizens from all over complemented them and were impressed with them. As the Worshipful, I whole heartedly want to echo these sentiments and I want to pass along this message to our Brethren. Brethren if you have not been by theLodge as of late you need to come by and check out the extremely thoughtful and beautiful display of coffee accessories. The Worthy Advisor Kate Balint and her mother Joanne Balint had come up with an amazing way to say “Thank You” to the lodge for all its support. These warm and thoughtful individuals realize that the brothers love their coffee and set up a very generous offering of coffee accessories. Everything from candy to flavored syrups, creamers and other tasty treats for everyone to enjoy.  I have had so many positive comments about this tray, that I wish to send out a great big “Thank You” to them and to all the youth. They are the future of our Lodge and Freemasonry.

Flags will be flown this month on behalf of Worshipful Brother Fred O. Baerenz. Worshipful Master of Waldeck Lodge No.674 Illinois

Fraternally,

Clarence H. Nidell
Worshipful Master


 

November 2018 Calendar

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

IORG RAINBOW BOARD 7:00PM

2

STATED COMMUNICATION 7:30PM DINNER 6:30PM

3

IORG MONTE CARLO NIGHT - MOOSE LODGE

4

 

5

LODGE CLASS 7:30PM

6

JOINT ROYAL ARCH CONVOCATION AND THANKSGIVING FEAST 6:30PM

7

 

8

 

9

240TH GRAND ANNUAL COMMUNICATION

10

240TH GRAND ANNUAL COMMUNICATION

11

240TH GRAND ANNUAL COMMUNICATION

12

LODGE CLASS 7:30PM

13

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

14

DISTRICT CLASS HENRY LODGE 7:00PM

15

211TH GRAND ANNUAL CONVOCATION

16

211TH GRAND ANNUAL CONVOCATION

17

211TH GRAND ANNUAL CONVOCATION

18

PRIVATE EVENT

19

LODGE CLASS 7:30PM

20

WIMODAUSIS 106 OES 7:30PM

21

 

22

THANKSGIVING

23

 

24

WASHINGTON & LEE YORK RITE COLLEGE

25

RAINBOW SCRAPBOOKING

26

LODGE CLASS 7:30PM

27

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

28

PRINCE WILLIAM CHAPTER DeMOLAY 7:00PM

29

C.A. SINCLAIR COUNCIL 7:00PM

30

AMARANTH DESTINY CT. 14 7:00PM DINNER 6:00PM

Appendant Bodies

Manassas Royal Arch Chapter No. 81
    Doyle L. Meadows, High Priest, 703-314-7788

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