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Trestleboard – May 2021

Kemper-Macon Ware Lodge #64 A.F. & A.M.

  • Message from the Master
  • Message from the Secretary
  • Upcoming Events
  • Masonic Birthdays

Message from the Master

To the Members of Kemper-Macon Ware Lodge No. 64,

I’d like to personally thank everyone who came out to our May Stated. We shared a home cooked meal provided by Worshipful Van Winkle and Brother Thomas. Right Worshipful Don Strehle gave an excellent presentation on the importance of a growth mindset. It was incredibly motivating to me and is a regular topic of conversation among those in attendance.

Now that we’re getting back into the swing of things, we’ve got a number of activities planned. We will make fraternal visits to Cherrydale-Columbia, Arlington Centennial Glebe, and Andrew Jackson Lodges over the next month; our LIW program is picking up steam; and we are scheduling a billiards evening at Revolution Billiards in Fairfax. If you are interested in any of these, please let me know! Dates are below.

Dues and donations can now be sent via PayPal! To send in your dues or donations, log into paypal.com and click on <Send> near the top of the page. Enter the email KemperMaconWare64@gmail.com and then <Next>. Enter the amount and click <Continue>. You can now review the details of the transaction and click <Send payment now> to finish.

Finally, we are continuing to build our website (kmw64.org) and online presence. Our Junior Warden, Josh Farrar, is leading the charge. Please join us on Facebook for regular updates. We welcome any and all input. Finding ways of connecting with our community, both locally and digitally, is critical to sustaining our growth.

Best wishes to you all,

Christopher Kelly

Message from the Secretary

Brethren:

Please note that we have sent electronic dues notices out. The trust account which finances a large portion of lodge expenses has had the dividends reduced. Also, please note that since the pandemic, we have no rental income. So it is critical that members respond to the electronic dues notices rapidly.

We are trying to earn the Morlock Award again this year. This requires 20% of our members to contribute $5.00 or more to the Masonic Home of Virginia. This is an easy task to accomplish and helps benefit the MAHOVA. Our dues are $95 per year so if you are inclined to participate add the $5 to your dues for a total of $100.00.

Should you have any questions or concerns, please contact me. My telephone number is 703-237-0036 or by email at pnresq@aol.com.

Fraternally,

Philip Niemann Rhodes, PDDGM

Secretary

Upcoming Events

  • Thursday, May 20 – Fraternal Visit to Cherrydale-Columbia Lodge. 6:30p.
  • Saturday, May 22 – *Grand Lodge Virtual Leadership Conference. 1:00p.
  • Monday, May 24 – Fraternal Visit to Arlington Centennial Glebe Lodge. 6:30p.
  • Tuesday, May 25 – Zoom Presentation: W. John McDowall, “Robert Burns”. 7:00p.
  • Wednesday, May 26 – Billiards at Revolution in Fairfax. Please RSVP.
  • Tuesday, June 1 – *Lodge Instruction of Work.7:00p.
  • Tuesday, June 8 – June Stated Communication
    • Dinner at 6:15p.
    • Zoom Presentation by W. Mike Brennan, “24”. 7:00p.
    • *Stated Communication. 7:30p.
  • Thursday, June 17 – Fraternal Visit to Andrew Jackson Lodge. 6:30p.
  • Monday, June 28 – Fraternal Visit to Arlington Centennial Glebe Lodge. 6:30p.
  • Saturday, July 17 – Kena Highlanders’ Robert Burns Night. $40. 5:00p.

*Master Masons only

Masonic Birthdays

  • O’Connor, Bro. Frank James – June 21, 1955 – 66 years
  • Lentz, Bro. Charles James Jr. – June 19, 1956 – 65 years
  • Rowe, Bro. Crail – June 20, 1956 – 65 years
  • McShea, W. William Russell – June 22, 1957 – 64 years
  • Brown, Bro. Walter Rothwell – June 28, 1958 – 63 years
  • Harper, W. Leroy Harold Jr. – June 8, 1961 – 60 years
  • Lewis, Bro. Paul J. – June 19, 1962 – 59 years
  • Smoot, Bro. Charles Randolph – June 29, 1962 – 59 years
  • Richberg, W. James Hirman – June 11, 1966 – 55 years
  • Hardwick, Bro. Jim Louis – June 21, 1966 – 55 years
  • Heitz, Bro. William Dobbie Jr. – June 16, 1972 – 49 years
  • Lilly, W. Neil Gene – June 1, 1973 – 48 years
  • Kesterson, Bro. Steven Edward – June 4, 1975 – 46 years
  • Landis, Bro. Robert Clyde – June 4, 1976 – 45 years
  • Knight, Bro. Willard Carlyle – June 3, 1977 – 44 years
  • Walker, Bro. Robert William – June 16, 1981 – 40 years
  • Owens, Bro. Joe Brantley II – June 21, 1983 – 38 years
  • O’Boyle, Bro. Michael William – June 17, 1988 – 33 years
  • Haines, Bro. Howard K. Jr. – June 27, 1989 – 32 years
  • McElwain, W. Eric Doyle – June 3, 1991 – 30 years
  • McCarty, Bro. Leonard Eugene – June 21, 1991 – 30 years
  • Richberg, Bro. Edwin Hiram – June 21, 1991 – 30 years
  • Baker, Bro. Rabb Steven – June 22, 2001 – 20 years
  • Bernstein, Bro. Steven Jay – June 23, 2011 – 10 years
  • Brown, Bro. Troy Jabez – June 10, 2013 – 8 years
  • Beaver, Bro. Daniel Lewis – June 13, 2017 – 4 years

* Masonic years calculated as of December 31, 2021

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