On February 16th, Cherrydale Lodge
#42 celebrated its 90th Anniversary of the issuance of itís charter and
in true Masonic fashion when we celebrated the occasion with a superb
table lodge and great Masonic speaker. A great meal was consumed, toasts
were made, and Masonic songs were sung (or attempted). Special thanks go
to Bros Marc Hone, Dean Jones, and Rick Albert for their amazing effort
for this event. We have some more special events coming up in March for
First, we have two past master who are celebrating their 50 years in
masonry this month. Worshipful Jackson Graydon Garrett Jr, Past Master
of Cherrydale Lodge in 1973 and Worshipful Harry Arco Walsh, Past Master
of Cherrydale Lodge in 1991. I congratulate these Worshipful Brethren of
Cherrydale Lodge on there great achievements!
Our first stated communication this month will feature a presentation by
the A. Douglas Smith Lodge of Research on the Ancient Landmarks of
Masonry. Bros Potts and Derickson will also be returning their EA
Catechisms on this evening.
The first district blood drive of the year will be March 3rd at
Arlington Centennial-Glebe lodge. Cherrydale Lodge is on tap for
providing the canteen and we are looking for volunteers.
We have a Master Mason Degree scheduled for March 5th at 7pm.
Refreshments will be served starting at 6pm.
Our second stated will be the Official Visit of the District Deputy
Grand Master Right Worshipful John Warren Bullach Jr who will be giving
a presentation on behalf of the Grand Master. I encourage all Master
Masons to attend this meeting. Worshipful Carl Weaver will also be
giving a presentation on the Life Membership in Perpetuity program.
Donít know what that is? Come find out.
March 29th will be our first family night/ice cream social starting at
6pm. We will have cookies, ice cream and activities to entertain
ourselves and family. All lodge brethren and especially your families
are encouraged to attend.
Finally we will be conducting our first volunteer event with the
Arlington Food Assistance Center March 31st. Bro Potts has coordinated
this effort and has a group of brethren lined up. However, be sure to
let him know if you are interested in helping with a future event.
Another busy month for the lodge and I hope to see many of you as
participative as your cable tow allows.