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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”.

Read the full Trestleboard Here

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Newest Youngest Master Mason

On Memorial Day, a Master Mason’s conferral was performed on Brother Brad Morrell.   Making him Herndon’s youngest Master Mason (much to Brother Evin’s delight).  Brother Brad treated those present with dinner before the degree.  His family was on hand to meet and greet.  Congratulations Brother Brad and welcome to the Fraternity.

Brad’s Family

The assembled crew to bring Brother Brad to more light.

Brother Brad, JoJo, and WM Phil

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On the Gettysburg Battlefield

Brethren from Herndon and Freedom Lodges (and family) set out on a horseback journey the Gettysburg Battlefield.   SD Brother Eric LeHew (the ring leader) took full credit for the gorgeous weather that day provided everyone with a both memorable and educational day out of the Lodge.

The first shift assembles.

Lining up to head out. Brother Axel’s first time on a horse.

The “ring leader” with some old guy.

Heading down the trail.

Stopped for a photo op.

Couldn’t get everyone in one shot….

Both shifts

Jim jumped right up.

Tommy did too!

The Friend to Friend Masonic Memorial

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Herndon’s Youngest Master Mason

Herndon’s Youngest Master Mason

Congratulations to Herndon’s youngest Master Mason, Brother Evin Grano.  Brother Evin provided the Lodge with a hearty meal before his degree and promises to bring a lot of positive energy to Lodge in the future.

Evin with Brothers Chuck Shotten and Ed Ziemba

Evin and WM Phil Brooks

Evin joined with Brothers Axel Alanis, Rob Tracy and Wor Mauricio Carrassco.

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