Trestle Board for Winchester Area Masonic Bodies

Trestle Board for Winchester Area Masonic Bodies


Aug. 30th. District School, 7:30 pm
Sept. 4th Scout Night, 7:00 pm
Sept. 11th Stated Communication, 7:30pm
Sept. 15th District Picnic (Bring a Friend), 11am to 6pm
Sept. 18th Fellow Craft Degree, 7:00 pm
Sept 25th Entered Apprentice Degree, 7:00 pm

Our labors in the quarries have been very busy this past month. Congratulations to our three new Master Masons Bro. Chris Perry, Bro. Jake Trenary and Bro. Phil Chroniger. You all could not wait till the day of your raising, however as you travel down that path, I hope you will realize, your journey has just started.

My Brothers, our District Picnic is this month. It is a “Bring a Friend” event. However it is much more too. Bring yourself, Bring your Family, Bring a Brother. There will be plenty of food, Fun and Fellowship. It would be wonderful to see y’all out and about in a casual atmosphere having fun. So I challenge you, to come out and have a good time, and have some good food. For more info please contact our Marshal, Bro. Mike Neese or myself for more information.

At our September Stated Communication, the Stewards have a great meal planned. Please email our Senior Steward Chuck Brinson with an R.S.V.P. if you plan to attend. Come from work, come from home, but come hungry.

Remember that the Grand Master of Masons in Virginia has proclaimed the 1st day of every month “Masonic recognition Day”. So be proud and wear something Masonic that day. Better yet wear something Masonic every day.

So come on out to our functions enjoy some good food, interesting meetings and some great fellowship.

And finally Brethren may the GOD of peace and Love delight to dwell with and bless you.

Michael Judson Sr. Master


Mark Pennypacker, High Priest,
Jeffrey G Burcham P.G.H.P., Secretary,

September 13th… Stated Communication  7:00 p.m. followed by Open Installation of Officers


This will be my last message to you as High Priest of John Dove #21. It has been a wonderful two years in the East. My thanks are extended to all who helped to make John Dove #21 a thriving and respected Chapter in Royal Arch Masonry.

Over the last two years, a great deal of advice was obtained from so many of you that it would not seem prudent to list you all. That would take a great deal of space. Needless to say, my thanks go out to each and every one who helped guide me over these last two years. Hopefully, we did you proud.

Over the last two years, we continued to follow the great example set by Excellent Jeffrey Burcham. We are able to confer all of the degrees. The vast majority, of which, is conferred without the aid of written material. We have successfully held one day multi-jurisdictional festivals. We have also earned Grand Chapter recognition for the work that we do.

At the September Stated, there will be the election of officers for the 2012-2013 capitular years. The evening will be marked by an open installation of officers. This is the first time that Companions can remember ever having an open installation for John Dove #21. If you are free, please join us as Companion Mike Judson moves on to the East. Following the installation, there will be refreshments served. It should be a wonderful evening!

Thanks for all that each and every one of you does for Royal Arch Masonry!

Good luck in all you do.

Mark Pennypacker
High Priest



Mark Pennypacker, Commander,
James W. Golladay Jr., Recorder,

Stated Conclave……Monday September 17, 7:30 p.m.

Sir Knights;

It is hard to believe that September is upon us. The children are back at school and the community is getting back into the groove of a routine following all that the summer offered.

This past month, Winchester Commandery conferred the Illustrious Order of the Red Cross and the Order of Malta. Our thanks are extended to Rt. Eminent James Golladay and Rt. Eminent Jeffrey Burcham for their efforts in conferring the degrees.

As this is being written, plans are being made for the conferring of the Orders of the Temple. When communications are sent, and if you have the opportunity to participate, please join us for this wonderful degree. Due to scheduling difficulties, the official visit of the DDGC will not take place until the September stated. If you have the opportunity to join us, please do so. If you haven’t seen an inspection in awhile, you will have the opportunity to see it then. The DDGC will also be presenting remarks on behalf of the Grand Commander.

The 200th anniversary celebration planning is in full swing. If you would like to help plan this event, please contact Sir Knight Mike Judson. He would be happy to have some assistance on the planning team. The Grand Encampment Triennial has come and gone. From all accounts, things went well in Alexandria. During the weekend of September 22, the Commandery Department meetings will take place in Alexandria. Our very own, Rt. Eminent Jeffrey Burcham will be conducting the meetings. If you have the opportunity to go, it should be a good show.

Have a wonderful September! Fall is almost here.

Pax Deo;
Mark Pennypacker
Eminent Commander



Noble Dave Senter, President,
Noble: Edward J. Marshall, Secretary/Treasurer,

September 20th. Social is at 6:00 PM and dinner is 6:30 PM

At the Winchester Shrine Club our mission is to provide free transportation for the local families that need help. Through the dedication of our members we are doing that. We could still use some help and invite you to come and be part of this great function. If you are interested in joining the Shrine, The Winchester Shrine will pay $50.00 toward the initiation fees, for any Master Mason of the 3rd Masonic District to join Kena Shrine, plus defer the first year dues to join The Winchester Shrine Club. For more information contact Dave Senter or Ed Marshall. Please consider being part of Kena and the Winchester Shrine Club.

If you are not a member or haven’t visited the Winchester Shrine Club I personally invite you to come out and see what a great time we have. Our next meeting is August 16th at Perkins Restaurant located in Winchester, VA. Social is at 6:00 PM and dinner is 6:30 PM. Contact Ed Marshall for reservations at 540-869-1001 or we meet the third Thursday of every month.

We appreciate the visitors that have come by in the past months and welcome all who want to see how the Shrines have such a good time. “Shriners and Their Ladies …. Having Fun & Helping Kids”. We are Shriners and what we do is help kids with medical needs and we do it at no charge! “Kids Come First”

Be safe and God Bless!
Dave Senter



Raymond “Mickey” Moats, President,
ILL. Ralph Simmons 33rd, Secretary,

Our September Scottish Rite Club meeting is being held on September 26, at the Butcher Block in Stephen City. Fellowship will start at 6:00 p.m. and dinner at 6:30 p.m. The cost is $11.50, which includes the meal, tax, and gratuity. No reservations needed.

Although, as a Reminder, Reservations for the October meeting at Cassia Lodge MUST be confirmed by October 20, to ILL. Ralph Simmons, or, to Brother Lee Gochenour.

If all goes well our speaker will be from the Childhood Language Center at JMU. Family and friends are welcome, and you do not have to be a Scottish Rite Mason to attend these meetings. If you know of someone who might be interested, please invite them to come along.

Remember, always carry a SR petition with you; you never know when a brother may ask for one.

God Bless, stay safe and Hope to see All of You at the Butcher Block!
Raymond “Mickey” Moats, President



Vickie Killingbeck, Worthy Matron,
Leslie Taylor, Worthy Patron
Donna J. McIlwee, Secretary
2562 Back Mountain Rd., Winchester, VA 22602
Chapter Web site:

Sept. 10, 2012: Stated Meeting
Sept. 17, 2012: PM & PP Meeting
Oct. 6, 2012: Scholarship Tea
Oct. 8, 2012 : Friendship Night
Nov. 17,2012: Bus trip to International Eastern Star Headquarters

Our official visit has come and gone. Brother Les and I would like to thank all officers in attendance. We were very proud of how well you did your work and your willingness to step in where needed. Thanks to all including everyone who stepped up to set up, serve and cleanup. The Past Matron & Past Patron Club’s dinner meeting will be held on Monday, Sept. 17, at the Winchester Diner located on Valley Ave. at 6 PM. Election of officers and collection of dues will be on the agenda. All Past Matrons & Past Patrons in the area are welcome. The 2012 OES Annual Scholarship Tea/Fashion Show/Silent Auction will be held on Saturday, October 6, 2012, at Winchester Hiram Lodge from 2 – 4 p.m. The monies raised are used for the awarding of scholarships to be presented at the end of the 2012-2013 school year.. Fashions will be provided by Christopher Banks & CJ Banks. Please plan now to join us for an afternoon of fun and excitment. This function is open to everyone, friends, neighbors, and relatives, so bring lots of guests. Tickets are $10 and may be obtained from Sister Jenny Williams,

We will be celebrating Friendship Night at our October 8 stated meeting. On this special occasion, our officers invite their counterparts (those serving in the same station) from surrounding Chapters to be their guest(s) for the evening. You may invite as many as you want but you are responsible for a gift for each of them (may be something tangible or you may elect to make a monetary donation to a charity/project of your choice).
All members are asked to bring a dish to share. Please coordinate with Sister Heather Tweedie, , chairman for refreshments in October.

The date for the bus trip to the International OES Headquarters in Washington, DC, will be Saturday, November 17. Passengers from the Winchester area will need to be at Schrock’s Travel (220 Imboden Dr., Winchester) by 6:50 a.m. Bus will leave PROMPTLY at 7 a.m. as there will be 2 other stops along the way. Cost of the trip is $35 per person.The first stop in DC will be our OES International Headquarters located in DuPont Circle. You MUST show a current dues card for admission—non-members may go along as your guest. The tour of the building will take approximately 2-2 ½ hours. The next stop is Union Station for lunch at your own expense. After a stop for lunch, the bus will head to the monuments around the Tidal Basin where you will have time to walk around the various monuments (Lincoln Memorial, WWII monument, etc.). The organizer of the trip is also hopeful of arranging a tour of the George Washington National Masonic Memorial in Alexandria (there may be a nominal charge to tour this building); HOWEVER, THOSE PLANS HAVE NOT BEEN CONFIRMED AS OF THE WRITING OF THIS EMAIL AND A STOP AT THIS BUILDING MAY NOT BE POSSIBLE. On the way home, the bus may stop at a fast-food restaurant for a quick dinner on your own if passengers want to make the stop. Reservations for the trip will be taken on a first-come, first-served basis. Please make checks payable to SCHROCK TRAVEL, with a notation in the memo line “DC trip.” MAIL YOUR CHECK TO CAROLYN RIGGLEMAN, 101 HARMON PLACE, STEPHENS CITY, VA 22655, ASAP. If you have any questions, contact Carolyn or Marty at 869-2899.

Dues for 2012 are due ($20)—please check your dues card and if it does not state that it is good thru December 31, 2012, you are in arrears—please remit promptly. Early birds may pay dues for 2013 by sending a check to Sister Donna at 2562 Back Mountain Road, Winchester 22602. We look forward to seeing everyone at the next meeting and your support at our social functions.
Vickie & Leslie