Friday, January 18, 2013

Passed to the degree of Fellowcraft

Last night we had a wonderful meeting.  Two men that we're extremely excited about joining us in lodge were passed to the degree of Fellowcraft. Washington Lodge #21 opened and conducted it's business in the Master Mason degree. We then closed a lodge of Master Masons and opened a lodge of  Entered Apprentices to allow Keith Pinney and Raymond Shanle to post in that degree.  Great Job Guys!  Worshipful Master Jeffrey Lancelle conferred the Fellowcraft degree for brother Shanle while Joseph Chilcote PM conferred the degree for brother Pinney.  It was a great night.  If you missed it come out to the next meeting.  We're planning to hold a Special Meeting on Thursday, January 31st (5th Thursday of the Month) to do some more degree work.  More details to come.  We hope to see you there. 

Sunday, January 6, 2013

New Master Mason and 60 Year Mason Honored

Washington Lodge's first meeting of the 2013 masonic year included a Master Mason degree and the honoring of a 60 year mason.

Davis Kim was raised to the sublime degree of Master Mason this past Thursday January 3rd.  Good luck to you Davis as you head back to your studies at the University of Michigan.  We hope you can sit with us in lodge during your next break and tell us about your experience as a traveling man in Michigan.

Thanks to all who attended and participated.  It was a special night that included presenting Claude Bohn with his 60 year member pin, certificate and card.  Thank you Claude. We are proud to have you as a brother and member of our lodge and it was a privilege to present you with the 60 year honors.  Claude is actually now a 61 year member of the fraternity as of last November.

Come see us next meeting Thursday January 17th as we pass a couple new Fellowcrafts. 

Thursday, January 3, 2013

Trestleboard January - February

First and foremost I would like to thank the members of Washington Lodge
21 for their confidence in me. In the past, most Lodges look to when the
Master plans his year. During my tenure at the helm, we will build our year
together. I can not and will not run the lodge as if it were mine alone. It is
our lodge and we succeed or fail together, as a team.
We will begin by expanding the role of the installed officers. Yes, they have
their normal duties when the lodge is open. But they will also be assigned
as Chairmen of Committees and will have overall authority and responsibility to conduct the committee business. Other members of the lodge may
be asked to become members of these committees and I hope their support can be counted on. Committee assignments will evolve as the year
progresses and need requires.

To begin the year on a lean forward posture, all EA and FC members will
be expected to attend on lodge meeting nights when possible. This does
several things; first it gets the member used to attending lodge on a regular basis. Secondly it allows fellowship among brothers and gets everyone

Thirdly, while lodge is in session, the EA and FC members will be in educational sessions as designed by the Counselor Corps. We have much to
do and catch up on in the coming year. There are many candidates waiting
in the wings and if we all put forth the effort I know we’re capable of, our
ranks will swell with quality men. Plans are to do a degree every meeting,
the candidate and which degree will be determined by the counselors. I
have an open door policy for anyone to discuss any topic at any time.
Again, thank you Washington Lodge 21. Together we can make great
strides in the coming year.

Jeff Lancelle, Worshipful Master

Jan. 3 – 6:00 p.m. Dinner/Fellowship
7:00 p.m. Regular stated meeting
Jan 17 – 6:00 p.m. Dinner/Fellowship
7:00 p.m. Regular stated meeting
Jan 31 – 6:00 p.m. Dinner/Fellowship
7:00 p.m. Special stated meeting
Feb. – Past Master event/dinner invite will be sent by postcard.
Watch your mail.
Feb 7 – 6:00 p.m. Dinner/Fellowship
7:00 p.m. Regular stated meeting
Feb 21 – 6:00 p.m. Dinner/Fellowship
7:00 p.m. Regular stated meeting