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The George Washington Replica Lodge Room in the GWMNM

August 1999

Master's Message

My Brethren:

The Emblem Dedication on June 26 was a very special day for masonry. We had a unique opportunity to showcase masonry to the public and I think we did a wonderful job. Many thanks to the 40 plus volunteers from Alexandria-Washington Lodge, including some of our ladies, for your hard work and dedication. This event was aired on CNN and was also video taped by Capstone Productions. Copies of the video will be available at the gift shop in the next few months.

We are attempting to recruit Lodge members to work as attendants in our Replica Lodge Room. We initially need members to work occasionally on weekends and possibly on weekdays. If your are interested, please contact Jack Riddell at the Memorial (549-9234).

We are tentatively scheduled to lay a cornerstone at the new city library on Duke Street, sometime in October. If you are interested in assisting us and be apart of this historic event, contact our Senior Deacon, Jim Stevenson.

The Williams portrait is still on display at the National Portrait Gallery. The exhibition is expected to close in October. The Williams portrait is predominately displayed as if it were the focal point of the exhibition. If you haven't already, you and your family would enjoy this great exhibition honoring our Charter Master George Washington.

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: Wor. Wardell Thomas.

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
Sun - Wed
8/8 - 8/11/99
  Reid J. Simmons Ritual School: Fork Union Military Academy
Thu 8/12/99 7:30 pm STATED COMMUNICATION: Program TBA
Mon 8/16/99 7:00 pm CALLED COMMUNICATION: EA Degree
Thu 8/26/99 7:30 pm STATED COMMUNICATION: Masonic Birthdays
Mon 8/30/99 7:00 pm CALLED COMMUNICATION: MM Degree

STATED COMMUNICATIONS - held on the second and fourth Thursday of each month except Thanksgiving; the observance of George W ashington'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 Sunday at 2:00 p.m. in the North Lodge Room; Bethel No. 22. I.O.J.D. meets the first and third Sundays at 6:00 p.m in the North Lodge Room.

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