Next Meeting: Sat., December 21, 2013,
Officer please assemble at 9:30 for Installation Rehearsal
At our August stated, the program focused on President Brother Theodore Roosevelt. He was joined In Lodge by President Brother William Taft (Brother David King) and Gifford Pinchot (Worshipful Rhey Solomon) as they covered aspects of TR’s Masonic life and many accomplishments.
At a Called Communication, Brother Andy Vellenga reported on the Quarry Project held at the GW Temple and the Brethren received a look back to our Masonic heritage in the form of a presentation by Brother David Gardner covering Masonic tavern music. Following this meeting, the Brethren sojourned down King St to Gadsby’s Tavern for a Festive Board where toasts were presented, good food was provided, and the application of our education by Brother Gardner was immediately applied.
Worshipful Bill Miller and Brother David King have completed the publication of next two volumes of the Lodge’s Transactions. This DVD includes volumes 1 through 7 and covers the Lodge Transactions since 1983 through 2013. A copy of this DVD is yours with your paid 2014 dues of $15 (pick it up the DVD in person at any Stated Communication). Or include $5 with your 2014 dues to cover shipping and handling of the disc directly to your home address. Copies are available to non-members for $25 (+ $5 shipping).
I’d heartily thank all those Brethren that have stepped forward this year to aid the presentation of programs at the Lodge and to those that worked behind the scenes to ensure our records were kept accurately and documented for future use. This year, the outward awareness of the Lodge and its mission has been greatly expanded. A large number of fraternal visits were conducted to other Lodges to spread the word and many programs were presented by ADS members outside the confines of our Lodge as well. This is central to our mission to further enlighten our Brethren and I give it you strictly in charge ever to aid and further this cause.
Calendar items for your use:
December 21– A Douglas Smith Jr Lodge of Research Stated
–Elections and Installation of Officers.
March 29 – A Douglas Smith Lodge Jr Lodge of Research Stated.
Administrative note: Please ensure that the Secretary has your up to date contact information – address, email, and phone number(s). Email Rhey at MrRhey@aol.com.
It has been a great honor and privilege to serve this Lodge from the East. I thank you all for the opportunity and look forward to seeing you at future meetings both within and without the bounds of the A Douglas Smith Jr Lodge of Research.
A. Douglas Smith, Jr. Lodge of Research No. 1949
For further information contact Secretary Rhey Solomon MrRhey[at]aol.com