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Life of a handrail

Life of a handrail

Have you ever pondereed the “life” of a handrail?  Like a Mason, its always there to support those looking for help.

The Lodge handrail leading from Grace St up to Lodge walk has had a difficult year.   A landscaping truck did our poor handrail early in the year – breaking it off at the ground.   A new rail sprung up in its place, but was done in recently by a school bus.

The 3rd evolution of the handrail is now in place.   As always, ready to support those in need.

The newly installed handrail – ready to support!

The poor handrail after the encounter with a school bus.

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Lodge Lot to be CLOSED

Lodge Lot to be CLOSED
The Lodge parking lot will be CLOSED Sunday October 1 through Wednesday October 4 for repairs, sealing, and re striping.
These dates are weather dependent and will move if needed.
Please have all items removed / cleared from the lot prior to this date.
Should you need access to the Lodge during these dates, please park on the street.
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September 2017 Trestleboard

Brethren,

I hope that everyone had a great Labor Day and had the chance to enjoy a little relaxation and spend some time with your families.

Read the complete Trestleboard here… Herndon – Sep17 TB

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August 2017 Trestleboard

Brethren,

First, I would like to thank Bro. David Harrison and RWB Phil Brooks for the work that they did to improve our Lodge by building a ramp at our rear entrance. I’m sure that many of our visitors will appreciate having an easier time getting into the Lodge.   Read full Trestleboard  -> Herndon – Aug17 TB

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July Blood Drive

July Blood Drive

THANK YOU! to all of those that donated and to those that might have been turned away.

Worshipful David King tapping a vein

Thank you to all of our   Super Heroes!

Brother Rob manning the Command Center

 

 

 

 

 

 

Herndon Lodge and Freedom Lodge are co-hosting a 3rd Blood Drive this year on Saturday, July 29 from 8a to 1p.

Please consider signing up to donate. And if you can’t donate, please recommend our Drive to your family members, friends and co-workers.   Giving blood is a generous, selfless, and beneficial thing to do for the community, and will help to ensure that an adequate supply of blood is available for the victims of accidents, patients needing to undergo lifesaving operations, and patients of all ages who depend on transfusion to survive.

Blood has to be there on the shelf ready to use if a disaster, an emergency surgery, or other unforeseen crisis occurs. It takes days of processing of donated blood in order to make it ready to use, and the only way to keep the blood supply ready is to donate whenever you can. Organizations like ours are huge help in the effort to ensure that the blood supply is maintained.

You can visit www.inova.org/donateblood and use sponsor code 7438 and make an appointment yourself, or you can call me at 703-655-4655 and I will make an appointment for you.

We have had good success in our past blood drives, but the need never diminishes. We need volunteer donors now. Please consider being one of them!

When you participate you will be giving something that can’t be manufactured artificially in the lab, and might mean the difference between life and death for someone!!

Bro. Rob Martin
Blood Coordinator

 

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Back Porch Transformation

Bro David Harrison saw an opportunity to improve the Herndon Temple.  From that concept he drew up his designs, and then turned them into a reality.   Herndon Lodge’s back porch has been transformed from a few short steps that folks at times had trouble navigating into into a ramp with a landing at the doorway.   This change will improve accessibility for everyone and looks quite nice too.   Thank you Brother David!

Original back porch…….

 

 

 

 

 

Work in progress……

 

 

 

 

 

Finished product……

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