Elmer Timberman Masonic Lodge No. 54, AF&AM
"The secret of Masonry, like the secret of life, can be known only by those who seek it, serve it, live it. If cannot be uttered; it can only be felt and acted. It is, in fact, an open secret, and each man knows it according to his quest and capacity. Like all things worth knowing, no one can know it for another and no man can know it alone." ~Joseph Fort Newton
WE ARE a Masonic Lodge of Ancient Free and Accepted Masons chartered February 11, 1953 AD (5953 AL) holden under the Grand Lodge of the Commonwealth of VA.
March we were honored by the visit of our DDGM, Mike Riley, who spoke about the programs and goals of MW Litten, particularly regarding increasing membership, working toward the James Noah Hillman award, helping the VA Masonic Home and setting a good example in general as Freemasons. We have a lot to be thankful for and a lot to work toward to set the best example we can and to continually strive to improve our lodge and our community. As we move forward in the month of April let us keep in mind key goals we each can set to participate in our lodge and set that good example, bringing greater peace and harmony everywhere. In keeping with this ideal, I'm asking that we donate $500 to the Annandale High School Boosters, to meet the request that Terry Adams made during our March stated communication. During our next three stated communications we will be revisiting the EA, FC and MM obligations we took to become Masons. Also, at the end of the month we will be hosting the District 1B School (Wednesday, 4/27) where we will review the FC degree. Upcoming activities in the near future include: a fraternal visit to Ft. Hunt Skidmore Daytime Lodge, the William Hiram Wood school in May (at the GW Memorial) and the annual lodge picnic in June (at ETL).
S&F, Wor. Farley Warner
A Freemason conducts himself in society as if there were no laws - human or Divine, except those written in his heart by the finger of his Creator. He kneels before the universal throne of the Divine in gratitude for the blessings he has received and humble solicitation for his future protection. He does not disturb or mock the Religion of others. He restrains his passions in a manner that will not injure himself or his neighbor. He gives no offense, because he does not choose to be offended. He contracts no debts which he is certain he cannot fulfill, because he is honest upon principal.
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