May continued to be a busy month in Herndon. We started the month with the DeMolay delivering their ‘Flower Talk’ in honor of Mother’s Day. Bro. Justin Mathews assisted the Stewards in preparing the meal to much acclaim from all present. We also performed a courtesy Masonic funeral service for Bro. Edward Moritz, PM. Brother Moritz was Assistant Grand Lecturer for the state of NY, a lawyer, a veteran of the U.S. Coast Guard serving in Vietnam, and served as a White House military aide to Presidents Nixon and Ford. He is also the stepfather of one of our EA’s who was initiated on our Second Stated in May. We also had another successful Child ID booth at the Herndon Festival. Congratulations to Brother Brian Coleman on organizing this event.

In June we will have our DEO, Wor. Jim Kraut visit and Bro Al Diplacedi will deliver a program in honor of St John’s Day. We are also trying to coordinate a fun family outing to see the Potomac Nationals play baseball if the weather permits. On our Second Stated in addition to Brother Al’s program we will have the honor of seeing Wor. Varun confer the FC degree on one of our Brethren. Also our Beehive Club meets at 6:00 pm before our Second Stated meetings each month. If you are interested in learning more about the symbols in Masonry, attend a Beehive Meeting. In upcoming events of interest and fun, Wor. Phil Brooks, in his capacity as High Priest of Potomac Royal Arch Chapter #88, is hosting a ‘Dinner Theatre’ on July 26th, 2014 at 2 pm. The venue is River Creek Country Club, Leesburg. This is a fun event open to all Masons from EA up to MM. Also on Sat 14 June at 6:30 PM Manasseh Lodge will hold their annual Strawberry Night at 6:30pm with the GM Way Sawyer Flora as the guest speaker.


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Sincerely and Fraternally,

Tom Morrison, WM


“All the great things are simple, and many can be expressed in a single word: freedom, justice, honor, duty, mercy, hope.”

–       Bro. Winston Churchill

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