Michael Paul Bible, PM
Anno Lucis 6017 - - - - Anno Domini 2017 (Second Half)

"Washington, The Man and Mason"

December 2017
Note: The Open Installation of Officers listed on December 27th is at 7:30 pm, not 6:00 pm as originally written. Trestleboard has been corrected.
November 2017
October 2017
Note: The Lodge Ritual School listed on October 1st has been canceled.
September 2017
Prestonian Lecture Flyer
Proposed Bylaws Revisions
Proposed Standing Resolutions Revisions
Revised Collection Policy for the Committee on Archives (Part of Standing Resolutions)
August 2017
Note: The Lodge Ritual School listed on August 29th has been canceled.
July 2017 N/A
June 2017 N/A

Here are a pair of photos from the Wreath Laying at Mount Vernon on Thursday morning, December 14, 2017. It was a wonderful event and we were pleased to be joined by our District Deputy Grand Master, Right Worshipful Dick Laakin and our Grand Master, Most Worshipful Gary Taylor.

I had the honor of meeting today with Rupert Fairfax and Hugh Fairfax, both brothers to Nicholas Fairfax, the current and 14th Lord Fairfax of Cameron. Nicholas, Rupert and Hugh are all direct descendants of Thomas Fairfax, 6th Lord of Cameron for whom Fairfax County is named. The portrait pictured in the photograph is the only original painting of Thomas Fairfax, 6th Lord of Cameron, known to exist. The painting was done in London sometime around 1745 by Sir Joshua Reynolds, one of the major European painters of the 18th century. The painting was donated to the Lodge by Ferdinando Fairfax, who was the youngest son of Bryan Fairfax, 8th Lord Fairfax and godson to George Washington. Many years ago, the House of Lords asked permission of the Lodge to commission a copy of our original. The Lodge granted that request and that copy hangs in the House of Lords today.

Did you know that the original 1744 Fairfax County weights and measures for grain and corn, owned by our Lodge, is on display at the Fairfax County Government Center Museum? On loan for the 275th Anniversary of Fairfax County.

Stamped "The County of Fairfax, 1744", the weights and measures were used to stop the buying and selling of "false weights" of corn, grain, salt, and wine.

Gifted to the county by the King of England in 1744 and, according to the University of Virginia, these weights and measures are the only complete set of standardized weights and measures from England that still exist in the United States.

The Smithsonian Museum of American History has on display the smaller pieces, owned by our Lodge, of the weights and measures, used for measuring wine. Below are the pictures of that display.

60 Year Masonic Veteran Presentation

On July 17, 2017, WB Mike Bible presented Brother William Neal Goodson with his 60 year award at his home. His wife was present and WB Mike enjoyed spending a little time with them. Brother Goodson seemed very happy and content with the recognition.

60 Year Masonic Veteran Presentation

On July 26, 2017, WB Mike Bible presented Brother William E. "Wiggie" Williams with his 60 year award at his home. Bro. Williams happens to be WB Mike's stepfather, which is why he was dressed a little more casually.

60 Year Masonic Veteran Presentation

On Saturday July 29th, WB Mike Bible had the opportunity to visit with Brother William Ham. He presented Brother Ham with his Veterans Award from the Grand Lodge of Florida. Brother Ham was delighted to receive the award and enjoyed their visit, as did WB Mike. They visited for nearly an hour. WB Mike plans to visit with him again very soon as they live close by to one another and frequent the same coffee house.

Kelly Prim
Anno Lucis 6017 - - - - Anno Domini 2017 (First Half)

"Building the Better Man"

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