Worshipful Master: Tom CostisSecretary: Carl Dunn Jr, PDDGM

December 2018 Trestleboard


Scheduled Monthly

Friday, December 7th, 7:30 pm
    Stated Communication  
    Dinner at 6:30PM by Destiny Court No. 14, Order of Amaranth
    Program: Election of 2019 Officers

Class Nights

Monday, December 3rd 7:30 pm
Monday, December 10th 7:30 pm
Monday, December 17th 7:30 pm
Monday, December 24th - NO CLASS
Monday, December 31st - NO CLASS

District Classes

No District Class this Month

Dates to Remember

December 6th, 2019 - 7:00 pm
     Acacia Lodge No. 16 - Clifton, VA
     Stated Meeting and Installation of Officers (Closed)

December 8th, 2019 - 2:00 pm
     Manasseh Lodge No. 182 - Manassas, VA
     Installation of Officers (Open)

December 9th, 2019 - 2:00 pm
     Manasseh Lodge No. 182 - Manassas, VA
     Annual Lodge Family Christmas Party and Santa Visit

December 13th, 2019 - 7:00 pm
     Cocran Lodge No. 271 - The Plains, VA
     Stated Meeting and Installation of Officers (Closed)

December 15th, 2019
     The Patriot Lodge No. 1957 - Fairfax, VA - 10:00 am
     Installation of Officers (Open)
     Henry Lodge No. 57 - Fairfax, VA - 1:00 pm
     Installation of Officers (Open)
     Hay Market Lodge No. 313 - Hay Market, VA - 5:00 pm
     Installation of Officers (Open)

December 21st, 2019 - 7:00 pm
     Mt. Carmel Lodge No. 133 - Warrenton, VA
     Installation of Officers (Closed)

A message from the Worshipful Master

Merry Christmas Everyone!! Greetings Brethren, and welcome to your December Trestleboard!  I first would like to say, “Thank You”. First for giving me the privilege and honor of governing the affairs of the lodge for a second term. The confidence and trust that you have imposed within me, is truly an honor and this is a joyous memory that I will always cherish. Secondly, and most important of all is the love and support that I have received from the Officers of Manasseh lodge and their Families. I am humbled by the fantastic efforts of so many, that this year has been such a tremendous success and I am eternally grateful to each one of you. Our Masonic family is awesome, and I could not be any prouder of everyone, and that is what makes this Lodge the absolute best!

As we begin on December 7th, “A day that will live in infamy,” our stated communications will have the Election of its officers that night and then on Saturday December 8th at 2 p.m. will be their Installation. I would like to encourage everyone to come out and join us, you will not want to miss this spectacular event. On the following day, December 9th at 2:00 pm, the Annual Lodge Christmas Party will take place and yes, Santa will be there!! Santa will be flying in from the North Pole for a special visit to our Lodge, so parents please bring a gift with your child’s name on it so that Santa may call on them. Last December, we had over 120 people in attendance and it was a fantastic way to start the year.

As you all know, December has several installations for each Lodge throughout the district. On December 6th, Acacia Lodge No. 16 will start us off at 7:00 pm, followed by us on the following Saturday. On December 13th, the newcomer to the district is Cochrane Lodge No. 271 and theirs will be on the 13th at 7:00 pm. On Saturday, December 15th there will be three installations throughout the day as follows: The Patriot Lodge No. 1957 will be at 10:00 am, Henry Lodge No. 57 at 1:00 pm and then Hay Market Lodge No. 313 will close out the day at 5:00 pm.

As we begin the new Masonic year, the Lodge is in great shape with an excellent core of Officers to lead us into the future. These guys truly made my job so easy this year. Brother Phil Sommers is going to be an excellent Worshipful Master and I know that through his excellent leadership next year is going to be phenomenal. The Lodge has had several affiliations and a few Master Masons to be that are in the pipeline. Our Lodge is growing in every way, each appendant body has an increase in membership and the youth groups are doing great as well. So, I want to wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! I am truly Blessed to have you all as my Masonic Family!

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
 

December 2018 Calendar

  Blood ID: #1148
Blood Coordinator: Bro. George Harrington, Jr.
SundayMondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFridaySaturday
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LODGE CLASS INSTALLATION PRACTICE 7:30PM

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IORG RAINBOW BOARD 7:00PM

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ACACIA LODGE NO. 16 INSTALLATION 7:00PM

7

STATED COMMUNICATION 7:30PM DINNER 6:30PM

8

MANASSEH LODGE INSTALLATION OF OFFICERS 2:00PM

9

ANNUAL LODGE FAMILY CHRISTMAS PARTY 2:00PM

10

LODGE CLASS 7:30PM

11

I.O.R.G. ASSEMBLY NO. 13 7:00PM

12

PRINCE WILLIAM CHAPTER DeMOLAY 7:00PM

13

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

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PATRIOT 1957 INST 10:00AM HENRY 57 INST 1:00PM HAY MARKET 313 INST 5:00PM

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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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MT CARMEL 133 INST 7:00PM

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MERRY CHRISTMAS

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PRINCE WILLIAM CHAPTER DeMOLAY 7:00PM

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AW22 INSTALLATION & GM VISIT 7:00PM

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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