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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