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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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October Trestleboard

October Trestleboard

Happy Fall Brethren –

Fall is my favorite time of year.  The summer heat and humidity abates.  The changing leaves provide us with nature’s own color palette.  On a melancholy note, the days do grow shorter and baseball season does wind down with the playoffs.  Soon, All Hallows’ Evening will bring us an abundance of ghouls and goblins to trick or treat at our doors.  Herndon Lodge has been invited to join the District 2 Lodges on their float for the Leesburg parade the evening of the 31st.  WB Greg Valker is the point man should you care to participate.   Read the full Herndon Oct2018 TB.

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September Trestleboard

September Trestleboard

Greetings Brethren –

September will bring a wide variety of choices where you can participate and be active in Lodge activities.  We will start the month off with a great fun event open to families at Medieval Times.  Get your tickets now before they sell out!  The 6th will be Treadwell’s annual Lodge of Low Vale at the Long Branch Estate.  Bring a chair, a jacket, and flashlight to enjoy the fellowship and the meeting.  On the 8th, we will be supporting the American Diabetes Association’s Tour DeCure.  Please contact me to support this important community event.  The 15th is the Ed Ray Area School.  The EA Degree is to be dissected and the meaning behind the degree will be discussed.   The 17th is our Stated.  Dinner at 6:30, Gavel down at 7:30.  The District 2 picnic will be in Lovettsville on the 22nd.  Details to follow.  And, to close out the month, Hiram Lodge will be celebrating their 250th anniversary on the 29th.  There are plenty other items on the calendar that I did not touch upon.  Lots to do.  I hope you each will be participating in one manner or another.

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August Trestleboard

August Trestleboard

Greetings Brethren –

July started out on a slow note as the Lodge room was closed for repairs.  The repair work is now complete and all items were returned to their proper places in time for our July Stated.  Thank you Bro Rob Martin for making that happen!  Photos of the Lodge room before, during the repairs, and after are on the Lodge website.    Read the full Trestleboard here: Herndon Aug2018 TB

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July Trestleboard

July Trestleboard

Greetings Brethren:

In June, we took a break from degree work and instead focused on our youth and social activities.  Bro Brian Coleman did a great job supporting our activities at the Herndon Festival.  The DeMolay and the Bethel both installed new officers for the upcoming term – congratulations to Master Councilor Carter Gill and Honored Queen Lexi Marsh for taking on roles of responsibility within their groups.  Together with Freedom Lodge, we enjoyed great weather and better fellowship at our Lodge picnic.  At our Stated, Bro Rob Martin provided a reminder of the importance of donating blood (blood drive on the 27th) and WB Don Gauger provided an informative program regarding St Johns Day.  We concluded the month with a fraternal visit to A. Douglas Smith Lodge of Research.

Read the full Trestleboard here: Herndon Jul2018 TB

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June Trestleboard

June Trestleboard

Brethren –

May was another active month for Herndon Lodge.  In separate Called Communications, we initiated a new member and on Memorial Day, we raised Bro Brad Morrell.  It is quickly becoming a tradition to sink your teeth into; Bro Morrell and his family provided a great dinner before his raising.  Please welcome Bro Brad to Lodge when you see him.

Read the full June Trestleboard : Herndon Jun2018 TB.

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