November 2015 Trestleboard
From The East
Brethren of Williamsburg Lodge:
As my year as Worshipful Master of our beloved Lodge is nearing completion, I wanted to express my gratitude for affording me this amazing opportunity. We have had a busy year; hosting many events, traveling to many other Lodges, achieving our best blood drive results in several years, providing scholarships to deserving students, and completing the kitchen renovation!
As the year draws to an end, I have noticed over the past few years, that the Lodge became less active and less Brothers were willing to travel and provide support for our knife and fork crews. It is my hope that we can stay vibrant in our Lodge and continue to travel to Lodges outside our district at least once each month. I would ask that more of you help out with food preparation and clean up at our dinners and breakfasts, especially all EA’s and FC’s.
At the Dec. 14th Stated we will hold election of Officers for the 2016 Masonic year. Your vote is one of the most important privileges you have as a Master Mason and member of Williamsburg Lodge. I will also give my “State of the Lodge” address to the Brethren. As it will be my last Stated Communication as Worshipful Master, I would greatly appreciate your attendance.
In conclusion, I sincerely thank you all for your support and friendship. I am immensely proud to be a member of Williamsburg Lodge No. 6 and honored to serve as your Worshipful Master this year.
December 2nd 6:00 pm WMBG Shrine Club Dinner – Ladies Night & Officer Installation @ Fords Colony
2nd Mon 7:30 pm #6: Stated; Dinner 6:30
3rd Mon 7:30 pm Yorktown Town Stated
2nd Sat 8:00 am Breakfast@Chickahominy
3rd Tue 7:30 pm Mann Page Stated
3rd. Sat (November Only)WBG Lodge Breakfast – 8-10 AM
Dec. 18th @7PM – Open Installation of 2016 Williamsburg No. 6 Officers
Dec. 19th St John's Day Starting at 11:00am with an EA lodge, lunch and procession to follow.
Upcoming December Masonic Birthdays
Prefix FirstName MiddleName LastName
Bro. Howard William Reardon
Bro. Brian Taylor Concannon
Bro. David Bliss Elswick
Bro. Edward Patrick Fox
Bro. Charles Eugene Hawkins
Bro. George Edward Hockaday
Bro. Kurt Daniel Williams
Wor. David Read Lee
Bro. William Earle Rorer III
Bro. Richard Huges Carter
Bro. James Abitt Woodall
Bro. Orvil Cranfill Metheny
Bro. George Fogg McGilvery
Bro. Russell Hugh Van Brimer
Bro. Theodore Scott Hiller
Wor. Richard Henry Jones
Bro. Moody Jay Harp
Bro. James Richard Mason
Bro James Herbert Gareau Sr.
Bro. Robert Wade Baker
Brothers Tom Lane Jr, Fred Hill, Tom Hay & Mike Capone were present for their November Masonic Birthdays.
November Stated Communication:
34 Members and 15 visitors were present.
Thanks to All!
The Grand Lodge announced that Williamsburg No. 6 has won the James Noah Hillman Award. 15% of the members are required to contribute $5 or more to the Masonic Home. Williamsburg No. 6 greatly exceeded the required percentage.
Wor. West Commented on the 2015 Grand Lodge proceedings and thanked the 15 members that attended Grand Lodge with him.
Dues: Bills for 2016 have been mailed. If you hold a 2015 dues card, then dues for next year remain the same at $100.
Additionally – 12 Brothers have not paid their 2015 dues and face suspension at the December Stated Communication.
Petition 1st Reading:
A Petition for the Degrees from Daryl Wayne Daniels was read for the 1st time. The Master ordered the petition to be held over for 4 weeks.
Applications 2nd Reading:
The Application for affiliation from Wor. Robert Joseph Whitley, a former member of Peninsula Lodge No. 278 in Newport News, VA was read for the 2nd time. The ballot was spread and Wor. Whitley was elected to membership in Williamsburg No. 6.
Please welcome Wor. Whittley when you see him in Lodge.
The recent blood drive collected 18 units topping the desired drive goal.
The Master tasked the SW to form an audit committee and report by the December stated communication.
The Master requested the Trustees provide a report at the December stated communication.
The master requested the SD present Bro. James Gareau in the East where he was awarded a Certificate of Completion for correspondence courses 3 & 4.
The Master lauded Bro. Jim and awarded him Certification of Appreciation for all his untiring efforts in support of the Master and Lodge. Brother Gareau responded accordingly.
The SD Presented Bro. Gary Palmer in the East where Wor. West awarded him a Certificate of Appreciation for all he has done for the Lodge over several years.
. Recognition of Veterans by Branch: To commemorate Veterans Day the Master requested all veterans to rise and briefly comment on their service to the country.
Lodge Musician, Bro. Dave Gardner, performed the song “I’m proud to be an American” accompanied by the brethren.
Item for December Stated:
Wor. West commented that the Peyton Randolph Lodge of Research has requested we allow them to hold their quarterly meetings on the fourth Saturday of the respective months vs the third. No Discussion was entertained. A Voice Vote on the request will be taken at the December Communication. The Master requested comments be submitted to him or the Secretary via email prior to December.
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