From the East
Cherrydale Lodge had a Fellowship Picnic. Through the efforts of our new Fellowship
Officer Brother John Clair we had a great family picnic in Arlington Hall Park. One of the
highlights, our brothers from Fort Meyer made arrangement for members of the Fort Meyer Military
police Canine Unit to provide a demonstration of one of their dogs at work. After the
demonstration several members of Cherrydale put on the padding and let the dog bring them under
Worshipful Ralph Woodrow, Master of Fort Hunt Daylight Lodge, presented an outstand
talk on the Forget Me Not Flower. Its history, as a symbol of Charity and Community support, was
used by Masons during the era of Adolf Hitler and World War II in Nazi Germany and Europe.
We have received notification of the death of Brother William Cooper Creekmore, of
Maitiland, Florida. Brother Maitiland died on June 11, 2006. Brother Creekmore was made an Entered
Apprentice January 22, 1953; passed to Fellowcraft May 28, 1953 and raised to Master Mason July
Our Past Grand Masterís Night to honor our own Past Grand Master, MWOR Stewart Miner,
was a great Success!!! Present were 22 Past Grand Masters from around the country, our Grand
Senior Warden and the Grand Master for the District Of Columbia. There were 91 Brothers in the
tiled Lodge. There were 131 brothers and guests for dinner and the open lodge. We had a moment of
silence to respect the loss of our Deputy Grand Master.
Cherrydale Lodge has named its scholarship fund after MWOR Stewart Miner and this
year contributed $3,000.00 to the fund and distributed it among 6 applicants. A special thanks to
all who made contributions endowment.
We have numerous candidates waiting to receive their degrees. Thus, many of our
Stated Communications for the rest of the year will be used to do Degree Work. At our 7 September
Stated, we will have about 7 petitions to vote on and will schedule a Degree to conduct for some
of our candidates in waiting. Our 21 September stated will feature Worshipful Jay Patterson as our
speaker. Jay is in the White House Press Corps, on the Board for the Masonic Herald, and also
served as the photographer and reporter for our Past Grand Masters Night.
September 15 is our Annual Ladies Night at the Arlington Army and Navy Club. There
will an Open Bar at 6 PM, Dinner at 7 PM, Roses for the Ladies, and the Not So Modern Jazz Quartet
will again provide music.
October 5 stated is our Annual Founders Night. MWOR Jim Cole, PGM 2001, Honorary
Member of Cherrydale Lodge, Inspector General for the Virginia Scottish Rite and The CEO for the
Virginia Masonic Home will be our speaker. This is the evening when Cherrydale Lodge makes
its annual contribution to the Virginia Masonic Home. I hope that we will have a minimum of
$2,500.00 to provide a leaf on the Tree Of Life at the Masonic Home to further honor MWOR Stewart
Miner. Please send your checks made out to the Masonic Home to our Secretary, WOR John W. Frank,
3800 Fort Worth Ave. Alexandria, VA, 22304-1709. If you have made any contributions directly to
the Masonic Home, please inform WOR Brother Frank of your contribution.
November 10-12 will be our Annual Grand Lodge Communication in Richmond Virginia at
the Sheraton Hotel on West Broad Street.