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February Trestleboard

February Trestleboard

Brethren –

The year is off to a running start.  At our First Stated we welcomed Right Worshipful Greg Valker, Past Master of Olive Branch Lodge, but who was raised at Herndon. Despite some technical difficulties, RW Valker previewed an array of District 2 activities for the coming year: visits to Drive-Ins, the circus, Strasburg Railroad, and Tank Days at the Americans in Wartime Museum.  Stay tuned for details as events get closer.

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January 2019 Trestleboard

January 2019 Trestleboard

Brethren –

Thank you for electing me and the other Officers to serve you in 2019.  With the closing of the last Grand Annual Communication, Herndon Lodge is now officially part of District 2.  Change brings opportunities for new fellowship and another fun and active year for the DOERs of Herndon Lodge.  We’ve been off to quite a start already with Fraternal Visits to Freedom and Hamilton-Thompson Lodge in December.  At our First Stated we will welcome Right Worshipful Greg Valker, Past Master of Olive Branch Lodge, but who was raised at Herndon.  Pease come out to welcome him.

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December Trestleboard

December Trestleboard

Brethren –

Grand Lodge has concluded and the Brothers elected William Edward Hershey, Jr (HayMaket Lodge No. 313) as our Grand Master.  Gregory Martin Valker was appointed as one of Bill’s personal representatives and will serve District 2 this year as District Deputy Grand Master.  Congratulations to both for their preferment.  At the conclusion of Grand Lodge, Herndon No. 264 officially became a member Lodge of District 2. (http://vamasonicdistrict2.org/)

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Wardens Night

Wardens Night

It was Herndon’s first meeting as a Lodge in District 2, Wardens Night, and ugly sweater night.

Senior Wardens from all District Lodges provided an overview of their Lodges.

Ugly sweaters from across the District

Brother Fred Barenz’s sweater was the hands down ugliest

RW Greg Valker presented the District Travelling Gavel

Even JoJo got into the act

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November Trestleboard

November Trestleboard

Brethren –

October is now in our rear view mirror and 2018 is rushing to an end.  What happened this past month?  Plenty!  Brother Jim Dietzel arranged an outing at Bad Axe Throwing.  An unusual sport to say the least, but those that went had a terrific time.  A visit was made to Metropolitan Lodge 161 in Leesburg.  Wonderful fellowship and an opportunity to hear different ritual was much enjoyed.  For our Stated, chef Brother Justin Matthews prepared an outstanding meal to nourish us.  Most Worshipful James Litten (2016) was our keynote speaker and provided with a Founders Day talk that included some Herndon Lodge history.  We held a Called Communication to confer the Entered Apprentice Degree and heard an EA catechism return.  We will need to schedule this Brother for his FellowCraft Degree this month.  Several Brothers sojourned north to join some 300+ Brothers – including PA Grand Master Eugene Herritt – on the Gettysburg Battlefield for a Master Mason Degree.  The month was closed out with the Leesburg Halloween Parade where we joined with the Brethren from District 2 to be “Stonecutters”.

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Lodge of Low Vale

Lodge of Low Vale

In the spirit of unity, members from both sides of the Mason-Dixon line came together to raise a new Master Mason on the hallowed ground of the Gettysburg Battlefield.  Over 300 were in attendance including members of Herndon Lodge and the Grand Master of PA.

Every Lodge need something representing a West gate…

Abe doing his very best to unite those around him.

WB Greg Valker, RW GM Eugene Herritt, Bros Eric LeHew and Axel Alanis, and RW Grand Jr Warden Larry Derr

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