March 2 Warwick Stated Meeting at 7:30PM with Dinner at 6:30PM
March 13 Warwick Blood Drive Trinity Methodist Church in Poquoson
March 9, 16, 23, 30 Warwick Practice, 7PM
March 17 St Patrick’s Day
March 21 CS Revel – Transportation 336 – 6PM
April 6 Warwick Stated Meeting at 7:30PM
From the East:
We have a special meeting coming up in March, with many masonic birthdays to include a couple of 60 year Mason’s. Most Worshipful Vernon Stuart Cook, Grand Master of Masons in Virginia, will also be in attendance.
I am expecting a large crowd and I look forward to seeing all of you there. I have been thinking about what to write and what to say since last year when I first heard about this. After some long thought and several attempts to come up with something proper, I have come to the conclusion that I am not a great writer. So here is my best effort to pay a small bit of honor to someone that I have come to appreciate and respect. For anyone who may not know by now, March is Most Worshipful William Franklin Perdue’s 60th Masonic Birthday.
What can you say about MW Frank Perdue that hasn’t already been said? Someone who has held all of the office’s, chairs and titles that he has held and contributed all of the time, effort and support that he has given throughout those 60 years. I am sure that he has already heard just about everything there is to say and just about every type of praise that can be given to him. My great words and wonderful praise……………….MW Frank, Congratulations and Thank You very much. Your support, kindness, brotherhood, knowledge, friendship, mentorship and overall love of Masonry is something for all Mason’s to strive for. Your support of Freemasonry and the entire brotherhood of the craft is something that we can never thank you enough for and as hard as we may try, we can never repay what you have given us. Again,………..Congratulations and Thank You.
And I would be remiss if I did not give a Thank you to his wonderful wife Molly for all of the years that she has supported MW Frank and the entire brotherhood of masonry and all that she has done for us.
From the West
I’m proud to be a member of Warwick Lodge for many, many reasons. Our members are very active in the local Masonic community. We have brethren serving in leadership roles in all of the local appendant bodies and as officers in other lodges, as well as serving as this year’s District Deputy Grand Masters in neighboring Masonic districts. All the while, these same brethren come out to support Warwick Lodge on a regular basis.
During the recent official visits of our District Deputy Grand Master throughout Masonic District 14B, the lodges were filled with Warwick members. While at Transportation Lodge, Worshipful Chuck Hall challenged for the travelling gavel which is awarded to the Lodge with the most visiting brothers in attendance – we won hands-down. Great job Warwick brethren! Let’s continue to do that thing which makes us proud.
From the South,
February was a busy month with the DDGM visit the Bremond and Transportation lodges, the C S Revell class on the 22nd and the EA degree work on the 23rd . I hope everyone who went to the hockey game on Saturday the 25th had a good time.
I would like to thank all the brethren who showed up at the Bremond and Transportation lodges for DDGM visit. Also we had enough members present to get back the traveling gavel. Worshipful Mainwaring has promised to get it back in no uncertain terms. So let’s try to keep it in our lodge.
I would also like to remind you to come out help with the degree work if possible, also there is the Warwick blood drive on Monday March 13th from 2:30 to 7:00 P. M.
From the Secretary……
Brethren, Note the 60 year veterans this month! Come to the March Stated Communication and celebrate with our own Past Grand Master, Most Worshipful W. Frank Perdue as he receives his 60 year presentation. The certification and lapel pin will be done by Most Worshipful Alan W. Adkins, Grand Secretary. Most Worshipful Vernon Stuart Cook, Grand Master of Masons in Virginia, will also be in attendance! Also, please note the other brethren listed below, and if you see them, wish them a Happy Masonic Birthday!
John A. Aldredge III 3-13-72 Jeffery M. Browne 3-20-03
G. Thomas Bryant 3-22-62 Henry C, Bryant, Sr. 3-30-65
Harold R. Clark 3-26-70 Robert D. Copeland 3-26-70
William K. Davis 3-22-79 Harold L. Demmon 3-01-08
Vincent L. Gebhardt 3-09-95 John R. Goodwin 3-30-78
John A. Guy 3-11-60 Paul D. Hampton 3-22-79
John R. Hartshorn 3-25-76 Brian R. Hemicker 3-05-14
Paul E. Lubic, Jr 3-24-73 Paul E. Lubic III 3-31-09
Peter J. Marshall 3-02-92 Parlie R. McCrary 3-28-68
Herman K. Parks 3-15-79 William F. Perdue 3-23-57
John S. Powell, Jr 3-24-73 Nick J. Rozos 3-23-78
Carroll W. Setliff 3-15-79 Arthur W. Shifflett 3-23-57
Fred A. Smith, Jr 3-24-73 Wayne R. Spencer 3-21-74
Charles R. Williamson, Jr. 3-22-04 Edward V. Wilson 3-12-81
Aaron S. Zeno 3-28-74