Stated Meeting - Monday, April 21, 2014 - 7:30pm
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Shown are the ladies and widows who braved the cold on a snowy night to join us for dinner and the special recognition program held in their honor following the Stated Meeting in February. Standing behind the ladies are their escorts for the evening and in the back row are the remaining officers of the Lodge. Each of our lady guests received roses to take home with them. They were entertained in the social hall during our meeting by Amy Mankey, the daughter of our late Brother Ed Phillips. Amy raises special sheep and presented an interesting program about wool, spinning and yarn.
The dinner was held at 6:30 and was a delicious meal of homemade wedding soup made by Bro. Jason Slider's mother-in-law, or if you preferred an equally delicious homemade chicken stew from Bro. Shawn Geiger, served with a crispy tossed salad, Cellone's Italian Bread and homemade biscuits by Bro. Shawn Geiger. The meal was very well received by all. Our before meeting meals are always very nice and we hope that more brethren will take advantage of partaking with us before attending Lodge. The cost is minimal. Do come out and join us at our March Stated Meeting, you will enjoy both the food and the good fellowship of the brethren.
|2nd Annual BLUE SHOOT is scheduled for Saturday, May 31st at Split Rail Sporting Clays in Claysville, PA.
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The 2014 Blue Shoot is now officially scheduled and we are now accepting sign sponsors and advertisers. Our Junior Warden, Brother Eugene A. Kelly is once again coordinating the event which will raise money for our Masonic Charities. This year we are looking for a much larger participation from Brethren and the public. The event will start with registration at 9:00 - 9:45 AM with a shotgun start at 10:00. Trophies will be given for the Top Shooter and High overall team. Following the Shoot there will be a delicious steak dinner served. Registration is $75 per shooter and includes course, dinner and donation. Sign sponsorship is $50.00 per sign. Click on the links above to advertise your business or to register for the shoot.
Please Welcome our newest Brothers who were made Master Masons at the Saturday, December 21st Extra Meeting of the Lodge. The Degrees were conferred by Brothers Matthew A. Boice and Jon L. DePoe, P.M. Pictured here from left to right: Brothers DePoe; Jason D. Slider; John M. Breitigan; Aaron J. Cerciello and Boice.
We congratulate our newest Master Masons and encourage all members to come out to meet them at our functions.
Our Stated Meeting in November featured a team from the Masonic Village in Sewickley, PA that brought with them an interesting and informative visual presentation about the annual Enchanted Evening program held yearly at the Village for the older ladies residing there who are widowed. The program each year involves a sumptuous banquet and speaker. It also supplies evening gowns for these ladies to choose from to wear for the evening and according to our guest speakers is unquestionably the most anticipated event on the calendar at the Village campus each year. Pictures were displayed by projector of the past programs and some of the ladies all decked out in their gowns for the evening event.
Following the program our Worshipful Master Brother Boice had a basket passed around the Lodge room which collected a total of $202.00 from those brethren in attendance. The money was then donated to pay for the dinners of four ladies to the next event coming up very soon.
We thank our guests for bringing us an outstanding program for our meeting. In the picture shown left to right Bro. Robert C. Nichter, P.M., Emmaus Lodge No. 792, Arthur Williams, Wilson-Joppa Lodge No. 714, W.M. Boice, and presenters Tracy H. Miller, P.M., Enchanted Evening committee chairman, and David A. Rihl, P.M., co-chairman, both of Doric Lodge No. 630.
THEY'RE BACK! After many years of being dormant the Sunset Singers have been brought back to life by Brother Matthew A. Boice our Worshipful Master and is seeking additional voices to join in with them.
First organized back in the mid 70's and sporting white tux jackets, ruffled shirts, black bow ties, and tux trousers, the group was very popular and had many invitations to perform for civic organizations, churches, corporate functions, malls and many other events throughout the western Pennsylvania area. Money donated to the group for their performances was used to defray costs of new sheet music and equipment, and what was left over went to Masonic Charities. Then as now, Brother G. Richard Zimmerman, P.M., now a 33°, was the accompanist on piano.
With this first performance by the newly formed singers, the stage is now set for expansion. If any member of our Lodge or any other Lodge in the District or area, or even non-members love to sing, now is the time to step up and get involved with a truely enjoyable group of men who share those feelings. To add your voice to the group, contact Brother Boice today.
Washington Lodge No. 164 and Sunset Lodge No. 623 held their 2nd joint open house on Saturday, July 13th, from 11:30 to 2:00 pm at the Masonic Center in Washington, PA. The event followed the 3rd Annual Whiskey Rebellion Festival Parade though downtown Washington which featured the Grand Lodge of Pennsylvania float and members of both lodges, the York Rite Bodies, Shrine, Tall Cedars, Eastern Star and DeMolay. During the parade several members of the two lodges were giving out small American flags with a card attached to the staff announcing the Masonic Open House. We were pleased with the member turnout for this special activity which put Freemasonry in front of the public here in Washington for the first time in recent years. The lodges have agreed that this is a good opportunity to promote the fraternity and will likely participate in next years parade too. After the parade those who participated with our group were treated to Shorty's hot dogs at the Masonic Center.
The annual Meeting in the Hills was held on Friday afternoon June 28th. The usual venue was washed out by all the rain so it was moved to the Connellsville Firehall.
Following the steak dinner, James Cochran Lodge No. 614 opened and the "Lincoln Degree" was presented by cast members from the Scottish Rite Valley of Pittsburgh. To see the VIDEO of the event, click on the read more button below.