STATED COMMUNICATION - Thursday, August 11, 2005 - 7:00 pm
Assemble Scottish Rite Dining Room, 4204 Hermitage Road at 5:45 pm
Dinner at 6:00 pm
OPEN LODGE - 7:00 pm
Program - Junior Warden's Night and "The Scots do it differently" by Brother Tom Wadkins
OFFICERS: Please wear WHITE DINNER JACKETS with BLACK Accessories
MEMBERS & GUESTS: Please wear Business Attire (Coat & Tie)The No. 11 Class of Instruction Will Meet at the Scottish Rite Temple
4204 Hermitage Road, Richmond, VA on the 4th Tuesday at 6:30 pm
FROM THE EAST
PAST MASTER HONOR ROLL - JULY 2005 STATED
W. L. Olphin Jr.- G. J. Morrow - J. P. Gardner - B. B. McLaughlin - J. C. Lyell
C. S. Sarbaugh - H. W. Mayes - W. V. Evans Jr. - K. A. Jacobson - W. D. Ellen
G. H. Cooke III - W. S. Richardson - C. A. Bass Jr. - R. E. Pagani - W. E. Fitchett
J. Q. Sheppard - N. J. Flaskas - L. Plotkin - T. I. Malbone - D. L. Rose
N. M. Taylor Jr. - M. E. Williams - D. L. Carter- R. W. Holmes
ATTENDANCE - JULY 2005 STATED
Past Masters - 24 Members - 46 Visitors - 12
None Scheduled for August
July 28, 2005
If you missed the July Stated Communication, you did miss a good one. We fed 82 at dinner and many more came after dinner, including 3 special guests. What a great turnout. The wonderful program presented by St. Andrews Legion consisting of 26 bagpipers and drummers was held in the auditorium.
Upon our return to the lodge room, we were pleased and surprised to see Most Worshipful John Randall Quinley, Grand Master. He was accompanied by Right Worshipful Henry Niles Hassell and Right Worshipful Walter Winchal Young, Grand Marshal. Months ago I had asked Right Worshipful Charles Sarbaugh to have props on hand to receive the Grand Master at a moment's notice and, as usual, he was prepared. The Grand Master was received at the altar, proceeded to the East and saluted, but asked to be seated among the brethren. We were greatly honored that Most Worshipful Quinley took time to make an unexpected visit to Metropolitan Lodge #11.
Please be present at our August Stated when our Junior Warden, Bro. Douglas V. Jones will preside in the East. Doug has worked hard for our lodge and deserves a good turn out of its members.
I look forward to seeing you in Lodge at the August Stated.
POSSE VISIT SCHEDULE
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|Hiram Lodge #21 ||August 9th (2nd Tue)|
| Richmond Randolph #19 || Monthly (2nd Sat)|
|Masters & Wardens ||Monthly (4th Sat)|
Barrye L. Absher, Worshipful Master
FROM THE SOUTH
Worshipful Barrye has designated our August Stated Communication on August 11, 2005 as "Junior Warden's Night". I look forward to sitting in the East and will be honored by your presence on this special occasion for me. Brother Tom Wadkins will present a program on his recent trip to
Scotland and his experiences in Scottish Lodges. I look forward to seeing each of you in Lodge and I thank you for the opportunity to serve as your Junior Warden.
Doug Jones, Junior Warden
FROM THE WEST
METROPOLITAN LODGE #11
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 17, 2005
MASONIC HOME OF VIRGINIA
DINNER AT 5:15 PM
MASONIC HOME DINING ROOM
$7.00 PER PERSON
July 28, 2005
The MAHOVA Playgirls were formed in 1997 at the Masonic Home of Virginia and are made up of residents of the Home and directed by a resident.
The average age of the cast is 85, but the oldest actress is a young 97. They perform "A Night at the Lodge", our entertainment
for the evening, that tells the story of Masonic wives perception of what transpires at a Lodge meeting. The cast is all female dressed as
male members of a fraternal organization that "might" bear a little resemblance to a Masonic Lodge meeting. They have performed in Lodges
in the Richmond, Petersburg and Ashland areas. They traveled to Hampton in 1998 to perform at a fund raiser for the Masonic Home of Virginia
and raised $750.00. Director Elva Rollins said, "When we go into the Lodges and do these performances we not only have fun in
what we do, but we show the Brethren that the Masonic Home is alive and well. This is only a small way that we can give back a little something
to show our appreciation for "The Crown Jewel of Freemasonry" - Our Home".
Brethren, bring your Lady and join us for an evening of fun and laughs. Please complete and return the registration form attached to this e-mail
and mail it along with your check made payable to Metropolitan Lodge #11 on or before August 19, 2005. As is the practice of the Lodge, $7.00
for your Lady will be refunded to the member at the door.
B. Kevin McLaughlin, Senior Warden
A PDF File of the registration form is available in the Member's Only section of our web site for downloading.
LODGE OF SORROW
Brethren, The Supreme Architect has seen fit to take from
our midst one of our Brothers:
||JULIAN EDGAR SCHRADER|| |
|Born:||June 12, 1927|| |
|Initiated:||June 12, 1969|| |
|Passed:||July 10, 1969|| |
|Raised:||August 26, 1969|| |
|Died:||July 6, 2005|| |
We Offer Our Most Sincere Condolences to his Family!
FROM THE TREASURER AND SECRETARY
We have published, in several different Bulletins, that the ANNUAL DUES for the
year beginning January 1, 2005 will be $71.00, ($48.00 Lodge dues plus $23.00 Grand Lodge assessment). This increase was enacted in our By-Laws approved by the Lodge on
January 8, 2004 and on February 11, 2004 by Most Worshipful James M. Scearce Jr. However, despite these notices, we continue to receive checks in the amount of $60.00, the
old dues amount, and this costs the Lodge as we must request by mail that the member send a check for an additional $11.00. This unnecessary step causes a delay in the member
receiving his dues card. PLEASE, when writing your check for 2005, please remember the new dues structure so that your check will not be returned to you for additional
PLEASE NOTE: the dues will increase from $71.00 to $73.00 effective January 1, 2006 and from $73.00 to $75.00 effective January 1, 2007. Please be advised of these
changes. Sufficient notice will be given prior to the effective dates of the increases each year.
Wade V. Evans Jr., Treasurer
Charles S. Sarbaugh, Secretary
* * * * SPECIAL REMINDER * * * *
The Grand Master has designated The First Day of Every Month as "MASONIC
RECOGNITION DAY" and every member is requested to show his membership as a Mason by wearing one or more items of Masonic apparel such as rings, lapel pins, ties, belt
buckles, caps, etc. This is believed to be an opportunity to show the general public who Masons are, what they do in the community, and how a Mason can be a role model for
the community by his actions and demeanor.