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

FROM THE EAST - Greetings Brethren, I want to thank all of you who came out to our stated communication in February; it was a great success. We received Right Worshipful Romeo Arquines on his official visit to Elmer Timberman. I want to say a big thank you to Brother Nelson Figueroa for the outstanding dinner. I hope to see you all again throughout the year. We have some exciting events coming up over the next few months. This month at our stated communication, we will have a presentation on the Grotto by Worshipful Brother Terry DuVall. Dinner will start at 6:15pm and lodge will start promptly at 7:30pm.  In April, we have some exciting events coming our way. April 23, 2018, Most Worshipful Gary Wallace Taylor will make an official visit to Mount Vernon Lodge #219; dinner will start at 6:30pm. Reservations can be made with Matt Szramoski (mszramoski@scottishrite.org), tickets are $12. As many of you know, Elmer Timberman will move to District 1A at the end of 2018 and this raises a lot of questions. Also, in April, we will begin a discussion about the transition to District 1A and the future of Elmer Timberman Lodge. To go along with this transition to District 1A, the lodges in districts 1A, 54, and Elmer Timberman will be having a joint picnic on June 30th; more details to follow.William Hiram Wood School will be held on May 12, 2018 at Springfield Lodge and June 23, 2018 at Alexandria Washington Lodge #22; more details to follow. Most Worshipful Gary Wallace Taylor will make his official visit to District 1B on June 16, 2018; more details to follow. I hope to see all of you at lodge and I hope this message finds you and your families well.

Sincerely and Fraternally, Mark Coldren, WM


"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

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WHAT IS A FREEMASON?

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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