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The George Washington Replica Lodge Room in the GWMNM

December 1999

Master's Message

My Brethren:

I want to thank you for the privilege of serving as Worshipful Master of the greatest lodge in the world. It has been one of the greatest experiences of my life and I will never forget it. I hope I have lived up to the trust and confidence you have placed in me.

On December 2, we will travel to Elkins Lodge in Philidelphia for their Installation of Officers. We will be leaving the memorial at 4:00 pm and return to Alexandria after the installation.

At our first Stated Communication I will address the lodge on my year and we will receive the annual reports.

At our second Stated Communication we will hold the election of officers for the year 2000, close the lodge of sorrow and conduct the Memorial Service for our Brethren who this year have passed on to the Celestial Lodge above.

There will not be a wreath laying ceremony on December the 14. On December 18, we will re-enact the funeral service of our Illustrious departed Past Master George Washington. This event will be aired live on CNN. The History channel will film a documentary of the events also. If you are not participating in the re-enactment, plan to bring your family to Mount Vernon to witness this historic event.

Sincerely and fraternally,

Michael P. Bible
Worshipful Master

 

UPCOMING EVENTS:

 

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, and Wor. George Harrington.

ALEXANDRIA-WASHINGTON LODGE No. 22
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
 

 

December 1999 - TRESTLEBOARD 

Day Time Activity
Thu 12/2/99 7:00 pm Visit to: Wm L. Elkins Lodge #646, in Philadelphia, PA to attend Installation of Officers
Mon 12/6/99 7:00 pm CALLED COMMUNICATION: EA Degree
Thu 12/9/99 7:30 pm STATED COMMUNICATION: Annual Reports
Thu 12/16/99 7:30 pm STATED COMMUNICATION: Election of Officers and Masonic Birthdays
Sat 12/18/99 7:00 pm Special Ceremony: Funeral Re-enactment at Mount Vernon of the funeral for Wor. George Washington held on December 18, 1799
Mon 12/27/99 7:30 pm Public Installation of Officers: for year 2000

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.