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Blood Drive – September 3

Blood Drive – September 3

INOVA Blood Services reports that current blood bank levels are dangerously low.   Unfortunately, they are expecting demand to spike over the Labor Day Weekend.

In an effort to help, aid, and assist Herndon Lodge will be hosting a blood drive on Thursday September 3 from 8a until 1p.

Help us to help others.   Make an appointment, come by to help out at the registration desk, and certainly spread the word to others.   We’ll need all the donors we can get!

Remember, your gift of life may save someone near to you.


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125th Anniversary of The Masonic Home of Virginia

Brother Ambassadors,

I would like to take this opportunity to remind you that this year is the 125th Anniversary of the Masonic Home of Virginia!
Let us all remember to share this, with our lodges, and appendant body memberships!
Kindly encourage them to donate $125 to honor and support the 125th Anniversary of The Masonic Home of Virginia. Donations can even be directed to the Outreach Program if desired.
The 125th Anniversary Award is a perfect opportunity to get appendant bodies involved in supporting the home, with a lump sum credit for the group.
Please discuss the 125th Anniversary, making a $125 donation, and earning the 125th Anniversary Award, with the Valleys, Chapters, Commanderies, Courts, Teocallis, Temples, Clubs, Units, and other Masonic groups you may be part of, encouraging their support.
Thanks for all you do….Together we are making a difference!
Committee On Masonic Home Ambassadors
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July Trestleboard

Greetings Brethren …

As I missed a June Trestleboard, let’s catch up …

Welcome Bro Reggie Briscoe, our newest Master Mason, raised at our second stated in May.  Welcome to our two newest Entered Apprentices Sajjid Rauf and Mike Connoly initiated at our second Stated Meeting in June. Members of Herndon Lodge, Freedom, Lodge, and Hamilton-Thompson Lodge went out to Olive Branch Lodge in June to help raise two Brothers to the Sublime Degree of Master Mason.

The Lodge wished a Happy 90th birthday to RW Walter Harrison at our second stated in June, complete with cake and ice cream.  WB Tom Morisson was in attendance at our First Stated in May and was presented with his Past Master’s Apron by the Lodge, and a case to carry it in by his Wardens.  Brothers Tom and Burx presented perspectives on York and Scottish Rite Masonry – spawning some interesting and entertaining discussions.

Coming this Month …

  • First Stated Meeting in July – We’ll celebrate Independence Day at our First Stated in July with some patriotic presentations, and a little singing. Leave your suits at home that night and wear your favorite Hawaiian/Aloha/Really-comfortable shirt to Lodge
  • Second Stated Meeting FellowCraft Degree
  • District School at Herndon Lodge – Wednesday, 15 July starting at 7pm. School will be reviewing the FelloCraft degree and will allow FellowCrafts to participate. The school will open on the MM degree, call down, and invite FCs to join us.
  • Beehive Club – Monday 20 July at 6pm – will be discussing the various points of the Catechism with a history of it’s ritual, Bible verse, tools, burning tapers, obligation, and indepth explanation of the modes of recognition. The club attendee will walk away with a greater understanding and appreciation of what it is an Entered Apprentice is taught throughout this Catechism, open to all degrees.

 And Coming Soon …

  • Reid Simmons Academy 30 July – 01 Aug, Best Western, Waynesboro VA.
  • GMOV Official visit to Districts 2, 3, & $, Saturday 08 August. Tickets are available for $20.
  • Ed Ray Area Ritual School – 18 & 19 September – Herndon Lodge and Acacia Lodge will be teaming to exemplify the Second Section of the MM Degree. Please contact our Junior Warden ( if you are available to assist … or are interested in learning a part.
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