Monday, October 29, 2012

November / December Trestleboard

I would like to welcome all of the new members that have joined us in Washington Lodge, and congratulate our two latest Master Masons Roger and Shawn. As our year quickly comes to an end we have just a couple more meetings left, during which we need to accomplish several more degrees and elect a new corps of officers for the upcoming year. Our meetings each month are on the first and third Thursday at 7:00 pm with dinner and fellowship prior to the meeting at 6:00 pm at which everyone is welcome including spouses.

Upcoming Meetings:
Thur., November 1st – Election of Officers and a special presentation “Have Artifact Will Travel” promoting and explaining the N.E.W. Masonic Library and Museum.
Thur., November 15th – Fellowcraft Degrees
Thur., December 6th – Master Mason Degrees last meeting of the 2012 Masonic year

Once again thank you and congratulations to each of the brethren that have served with me this year, and I look forward to sitting on the sidelines next year for the first time in a long time. It has been a year filled with growth and learning for all of us, and it makes me very proud to be a part of such a wonderful Lodge, as noted in the Masonic Journal we should be especially proud of our commitment to the ritual as shown by our participation in the degree competition each year.

I would like to give a special thanks to the members of all of the other Lodges in the area that have stopped in to visit us and or participate in our work in this wonderful gentle craft we call Freemasonry. I am grateful to be able to travel and always be in the company of brothers and fellows that have traveled the same path as I have, and to follow in the footsteps of some of the greatest men in history.

So may we ever meet, act, and part my brothers, and remember to always support our youth as they are our future and our support of them will in turn be rewarded by their support of us. Rainbow, DeMolay, and Jobies are our charges, support them in any way available to you.

Joseph Chilcote WM, Washington Lodge, F&AM

Sunday, October 21, 2012

New Master Masons

Congratulations to Washington Lodge's newest Master Masons. Pictured from left to right is Roger Thario, WM Joseph Chilcote and Shawn Niemann. Look forward to seeing you brothers in lodge. Thanks to all that helped with the degree work. We're going to do it again soon.

Monday, October 8, 2012

Master Mason Degree set for October 18th

At this point in time we're communicating that there will be at least 1 MM degree at our regular stated meeting Thursday, October 18th. We're expecting and planning to confer the degree on 2 candidates starting at 5:00PM with the proposed schedule for the evening looking like this:

Proposed schedule for meeting:

5:00PM Candidate 1 (Shawn Niemann) first section
6:00PM Dinner
7:00PM Short Business Meeting
7:30PM Candidate 2 first section
8:00PM Candidate 1 second section
8:30PM Candidate 2 second section
9:00PM Third Section both Candidates 

 More information to follow but mark your calendars now.