GWMNM Building    AW22 TB Cover   
RepRmSmall.JPG - 19.51 K
The George Washington Replica Lodge Room in the GWMNM

January 1999

Master's Message

My Brethren:

I want to thank you for the honor you have given me by electing me as Master for 1999. On behalf of the officers, it is our pledge to do our very best in representing Alexandria-Washington Lodge and living up to the responsibilities you have entrusted in us. 1999 will be a very exciting year for our lodge as we commemorate the 200th anniversary of our Illustrious Brother George Washington's death. There are many events planned throughout the year and it is important that you participate and support your lodge and honor the memory of our Past Master.

At our first Stated Communication, January 14, we will open a Lodge of Sorrow and I will have a few remarks concerning the Masters theme of "The Lodge of Washington".

We will be making three Official Visits in January. The first to John Blair Lodge No. 187 on Wednesday January 20, at 7:30 p.m., Andrew Jackson Lodge No. 120 on Thursday January 21, at 7:30 p.m., and Kemper-Macon Ware No. 64 on Tuesday January 26, at 7:30 p.m.

Rt. Wor. Christopher J. Burris, DDGM will be making his Official Visit to Alexandria-Washington Lodge No. 22 at our second Stated Communication Thursday, January 28, at 7:30 p.m.

NOTIFICATION: We will be considering nominations for recommendation for appointment to the office of District Deputy Grand Master and an alternate at our February 11 Stated Communication.

Sincerely and fraternally,

Michael P. Bible
Worshipful Master


TRANSPORTATION: Contact our Chairman, Brother Terry L. Gigure (703) 360-6177 whenever you need a ride to Lodge events. Brother Gigure will be happy to try to assist you in your transportation needs.

BLOOD: Contact our Chairman, Brother Robert C. Tidwell (703) 250-3216 whenever you or someone you encourage gives blood or platelets. What better charity than to give the gift that can save lives.

SICK: Contact our Chairman, Wor. Bro. Frank R. Dunaway (703) 548-0318 regarding any sick and distressed brethren. The following brethren are in our thoughts and prayers: Bro. Harold S. Colen; Wor. Wardell H. Thomas; and RW William H. Consula.

Ancient Free and Accepted Masons
The George Washington Masonic National Memorial
Post Office Box 4330
Alexandria, Virginia 22303-0330
Memorial Phone: (703) 683-2007 - -Lodge Phone: (703) 549-9234


Day Time Activity
Mon 1/4/99 7:00 pm Officers Meeting
Tue 1/5/99 7:00 pm Trustees Meeting
Mon 1/11/99 7:00 pm CALLED COMMUNICATION: FC/MM Degree
Mon 1/14/99 7:30 pm STATED COMMUNICATION: The Lodge of Washington
Tue 1/19/99 7:00 pm Archives Meeting
Wed 1/20/99 7:30pm OFFICIAL VISIT: John Blair Lodge No. 187
Thu 1/21/99 7:30pm OFFICIAL VISIT: Andrew Jackson Lodge No. 120
Mon 1/25/99 7:30 pm Master's & Warden's Assoc. Meeting: Springfield Lodge No. 217
Tue 1/26/99 7:30pm OFFICIAL VISIT: Kenper-Macon Ware Lodge No. 64
Wed 1/27/99 7:00 pm District Ritual School: Kemper-Macon Ware No. 64
Thu 1/28/99 7:30pm STATED COMMUNICATION: Masonic Birthdays and Official Visit of RW Christopher J. Burris, DDGM

STATED COMMUNICATIONS - held on the second and fourth Thursday of each month except Thanksgiving; the observance of George Washington's birthday, and the Installation of Officers on Saint John's Day. December 27.

CALLED COMMUNICATIONS - first Monday of each month will be an EA Called Communication; third Monday of each month will be a FC Called Communication, unless otherwise noted in the trestleboard.

LODGE RITUAL SCHOOL - Conducted each Sunday evening at 7:00 pm Unless otherwise noted in the Trestleboard.

YOUTH MEETINGS AT GWMNM - Alexandria-Washington Chapter, Order of DeMolay meets the first and third Monday at 7 p.m. in the North Lodge Room; Bethel No. 22. I.O.J.D. meets the first and third Sundays at 6 p.m in the North Lodge Room.

CATECHISM INSTRUCTION - Sunday's at 7:00 p.m. in the Lodge Room.