Trestle Board for Winchester Area Masonic organizations

Trestle Board for Winchester Area Masonic organizations


Terry R. Shaffer …………………………………… Master

R.W. James W. Golladay Jr.  .….Secretary

Aug 3:  Masonic Motorcycle Club International  Visitation   .  .        Dinner at 7:00 PM – $10.00     Contact Wor. Chip Bennett

Aug 10:      Stated Communication                   7:30 P.M.

Aug 14:    Blue Lodge Visitation Program – Alexandria ,VA

Aug 17:            FC Degree / Practice                 7:00 P.M.

Aug 24:            EA Degree / Practice                 7:00 P.M.

Aug 31:  Grand Master’s Official Visit  Travel Lodge,                 Upcoming Dates:

Sep 2:      Lodge of High Hills – Longbranch

Sep 11:   District Picnic – Clearbrook Park


By the time you read this, a few of our line officers and brethren will have returned from the Reid J. Simmons Academy of Masonic Excellence.  Each has a goal of becoming proficient in ritual, earning a Wardens Certificate, and gaining valuable leadership skills, so they will be better enabled to better serve you and your Lodge.  Congratulate them on their achievements when you see them.

Congratulations to Bro. Edgar Louis Heishman, Jr.  who received his 25 year Veterans Pin for distinguished Masonic Service and to Brother James Kales who returned his Master Mason Catechism and will be receiving his certificate of proficiency in catechism from Grand Lodge.  RW Lokie Voight gave an excellent program titled “Six Boys and Thirteen hands” at our June stated communication.

We will be serving and participating as the Host Lodge for the Blue Lodge Visitation Program on Saturday August 14 at the Alexandria Scottish Rite Temple, Alexandria, VA.  Lodge opens at 5:00 PM, call off and have dinner  at 6:00 PM, then call on and close.  Contact RW Ralph Simmons for reservations.

The Grand Masters Official Visit to District 3 will be held on Tuesday evening August 31 at Winchester Travel Lodge, ladies welcomed, dinner at 6:00 PM.  There is limited seating available.  Tickets are $26 each.  Contact RW Jim Golladay.

Your Lodge continues to be busy with new candidates and degree work.

We congratulate  Bro. Rob Hustick, on being Raised a Master Mason on July 20th.

So far, we have raised 8 new Master Masons this year.  With new petitions coming in monthly, we are on track to have a great year, but we need your help … Please come out to participate in degree work, or fill the sidelines and welcome our new members.  If you would like to serve as a mentor or coach, please contact me.  It is one of the most enjoyable experiences Freemasonry has to offer.  Those who serve our new brethren build a bond of lasting friendship and brotherly love.

I hope this finds everyone well, and I look forward to seeing each of you next month.  Good refreshments & fellowship will follow, mark your calendars & plan to be with us.

Finally Brethren, May the God of Peace and Love delight to dwell with and bless you; both now, and forever more.




Jeffrey G Burcham P.G.H.P…..………….…High Priest

Larry L. Adams …………………………..……Secretary

August  4…Mark Master Degree Practice  7:00 p.m.

August  12…………….. Stated Convocation


Many thanks for the calls and emails that I received during my illness.  I appreciate your concern, and regret that I had to move our July Stated, but circumstances were such that I just could not be there.  As for the July Stated, it was a success.  We met jointly with Hiram No. 45, presented Past High Priest certificates to those in attendance, and enjoyed much quality fellowship with our Front Royal Companions!

As you will note, we will practice for the conferral of the Mark Master Degree on Wednesday, August 4, commencing at 7:00 p.m., and if our candidate is available, will proceed to confer the work on him at our August 12 Stated Convocation!  Companions, this will be the first time in my memory that John Dove will confer any Chapter degree using only our own personnel, and it is an accomplishment of which we can all be proud!  It is my most ardent hope and desire that we can learn the remaining degrees during the coming months and years, and I would call upon all interested Companions to make a point to attend the practice and Stated, and commit to taking a part in one or all the degrees.

Thank you for your continued support.  I hope this finds everyone well, and I look forward to seeing you at our August functions!

Sincerely and fraternally,

Jeffrey G. Burcham, PGHP
High Priest



Charlie Davis …          Commander

James W. Golladay Jr.   Recorder

Stated Conclave is on          Aug.  16th.  7:30 PM

Sir Knights, Winchester Commandery #12 is on the move,
Attend and see what you are missing out on.

August will be the official visit of the DDGC (Sir Knight
Wayne Price). This Sir Knight has been supportive of
of the Masonic organizations throughout the state and is ALWAYS there when asked or needed.

Attend and show him some support in return.
Until we meet  again,

Yours in Christ,
Charlie E. Davis, Commander


Shenandoah Valley Chap. #543 National Sojourners
President,        Joel Ratliff
Secretary         Thomas Canterbury

Next meeting will be on Sat. Morning,    Aug . 28th  at Unity Lodge in Front Royal Va. right after Breakfast at about 9:30 am.

All Master Masons, Wives and Families are invited to attend our Meetings.


Noble John R. Cordani      ……….President

Noble: Edward J. Marshall–Secretary/Treasurer

Dinner Meeting          @ Perkins Restaurant            Aug. 19 th.

The meetings of the Winchester Shrine Club at Perkins Restaurant in Winchester continue on the third Thursday of the months. The club is promoting three activities; a raffle of Brown’s autographed novel, the 2010 Fall Shriners Football game at Shenandoah University, and the Winchester Apple Blossom Festival and Parade.

We have been given an autographed copy of Mr. Brown’s book involving the Masonic body. We will have a drawing for the autographed copy and an accompanying plain copy (so you can read it without diminishing its collector’s value) at the Temple’s New Years Eve Party. Tickets are one dollar each or a book of six for five dollars. The tickets are available from members of the Winchester Shrine Club. Of course you can get tickets from President Cordani by email arrangements

The Club has arranged with Shenandoah University for the annual Shrine Football Game to be held on October 30th at Shenandoah University at 7 p.m. The Winchester Club will have a tail-gate party in the parking lot with food and drinks (soda ands water) from 5 p.m. until game time. Please notify the club through John Cordani or Ed Marshall if you plan to attend. This will allow us to plan food and drink to meet the needs of those attending. We hope to see many of you at the game

The Club plans to sponsor a strong participation of Shriners in the Apple Blossom Festival again this year.  The parade is scheduled for Saturday April 30th, 2011. We have arranged a room for Shriners from out of town to change before and after the parade. We have also arranged to have a set of tables reserved for dinner after the parade at Perkins. Participants will again have the full menu to select from and even though we may be large in numbers we shall have individual checks. More details will be made available as they become known.

As always we invite one and all to join us at our next meeting at the Perkins Restaurant, Winchester, Virginia.

Noble John R. Cordani      ……….President



Michael A. Judson           President
ILL. Ralph Simmons  33rd.   Secretary

I would like to invite you all out for our August 25th 2010 Dinner meeting being held at Cassia Lodge in Woodstock. As always, fellowship at 6:00p.m., dinner will be at 6:30 p.m. followed by a short business meeting and then program being put on with the topic subject concerning “Home owners Insurance, the Do’s and Don’ts of filing a  claim

It is a Dutch-treat meal @ $10.00 per person. RESERVATIONS ARE      A MUST.  You should call Ill. Ralph Simmons, 33° or Marvin Wilkin, KCCH. If you make a reservation you are responsible if you show up or not. I hope you can make it, and you will have a good time, some good food and good fellowship. Also a reminder August 14th is the “Blue Lodge Visitation Program” hosted by Winchester Hiram Lodge No.21 in Alexandria.                                                                                                            As always, you, your wife/girlfriend are welcome, and you do not need to be a Scottish Rite Mason to attend either. So if you know of someone who might be interested, please invite them to come along. Remember to carry an SR petition with you. You never know when a brother might be interested in joining the Scottish Rite. Our fall class will be on October 16th and 23rd.                                                                                            Michael Judson Sr.  President




Tammy Ohlschwager      Worthy Matron
Xerxes  Herrington          Worthy Patron
Donna  J.   McIlwee,              Secretary

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August 9 – Stated Meeting 7:30pm
August 15 – School of Instion – Official Visit, 3:00pm Front Royal
August 21 – Official Visit, Front Royal Chapter 7:00pm
September 12 – District School at Spurmont in Strasburg, 3:00pm
Sisters and Brothers,
Thanks to all those who attended our July meeting.  Each month the meetings seem to be getting better
and better because of our members.  Everyone seems to have a really good time.  We had great tropical
themed refreshments courtesy of Jocelyn and Lisa.
Don’t forget the bus trip to Bedford, VA to visit the D-Day Memorial on Saturday, September 18th.
The cost will be $60/person.  This includes the cost of the bus, lunch and your entrance fee into the Memorial.
Please contact Sister Kari Judson.
Please support our Silpada jewelry fundraiser!!!  This jewelry is sterling silver and has a lifetime guarantee.
If you did not receive a catalog, contact Sister Kari Judson or go to
to order your jewelry!!!  20% of the proceeds will benefit your Chapter.
We should be balloting (depending on the outcome of the investigating committee) at our August meeting,
please join us.
The Official Visit of our Worthy Grand Matron and Worthy Grand Patron is quickly approaching.
Our Chapter will have the opening portion, so officers brush up on your parts.  If you would like some
assistance practicing please call the Tammy, I’d be glad to help.  Also it is really important to attend
the school on August 15th.  If you are an officer and cannot attend the Official Visit, please let me know.
We still have some members who have NOT paid their 2009 dues ($20).  If you are delinquent,
please remit ASAP.  Dues for 2010 are also now payable.  Please send your dues payment to our
secretary at the address shown above.   Hope to see you soon
Star Love,        Tammy & Xerxes



Tax deductible contributions can be made at any time to Winchester Hiram Lodge:  to The Scholarship fund, The Teddy Bear Program,  The Museum and/or  The Masonic Home    by mailing a check, marked as to which you are supporting, to Winchester1 Hiram Lodge  P.O. Box  1488 Winchester VA 22604

Also I am sure your lodge could use any like contributions for it’s needs and would appreciate your finical support