August Columns is Ready – September Stated Joint Communication

Please take note of the following excerpt from the August 2012 issue of The Columns:

For our September meeting, September 17, we will join Catawba Lodge #342 in a joint communication at Catawba Lodge in Fincastle. Dinner will be at 6 pm. We must have your reservations by September 10. Your RSVP may be sent to me (Wor. Sid) either by phone (540-520-1101) OR email ( We look forward to some good food and fellowship with our brethren and families of Catawba Lodge.

June / July Columns

The July 2012 issue of The Columns is now available and ready for download. There was no June issue this year. In lieu of publishing The Columns in June, the Lodge opted to place the ad in the Trestleboard section of the local paper as required by the Methodical Digest.

Please note that if you receive email notice of the July issue, you will not receive a copy via US Postal Service mail. Use this link to download: July 2012 Columns

Website and Email Updates

The Pleasants Lodge website recently underwent a mini-makeover. In addition to the new design changes, several sections were added to provide more information about our lodge history, appendant bodies, and past masters. We will continue to provide more information as time permits and hope you enjoy the new content.

Starting 2/19/2012, Pleasants Lodge will send out a weekly email newsletter to the lodge mailing list. The newsletter is not meant to replace “The Columns,” but rather to supplement it. If you have any news, announcements, or other content for the lodge, please send it to

December Roundup


December is always a busy month for Pleasants Lodge. Our election of officers and open installation will occur at our December Stated Communication. Please note that our December Stated Communication will start early at 6PM to allow time for election and installation as well as the food and fellowship. Please make plans to join us!

Your December 2011 Columns is ready. If you would prefer to receive The Columns via email notification from now on instead of the US Postal Service, please click here and fill out the form. Your willingness to receive The Columns in an electronic format will help save the environment and save the lodge in postage costs. Thank you!

In closing, please note that our December 5th officer meeting and ritual school is being replaced by a fraternal visit to Taylor Lodge in Salem. Their stated communication is opening at 6:30PM to allow time for elections and installation of officers. Please come out and show your support to our new DDGM at his homecoming visit (not official) to his lodge. We look forward to seeing you there.


— Stuart Bain
Worshipful Master 2011

July Happenings

Happy Independence Day! Our July calendar filled up quick, so please be sure to read your July 2011 Columns.

  • Please keep in mind that the Master Masons Association breakfast will be a picnic this year. July 9th at Melrose Lodge at noon. Please come out, bring a friend and your family to enjoy some fellowship with the brethren of the 22nd Masonic District.
  • Our July Stated Communication will be our family picnic! You will likely be getting a call from one of the brethren to remind you and ask about bringing a dessert or side. This is a great opportunity to bring out the family and enjoy some summer fun. We will have the picnic at the shelter behind the lodge starting around 6PM before the stated communication on the 18th, so come on down!
  • We have an EA degree scheduled for the 25th, and one of our Fellowcraft will be giving his EA catechism afterwards. Please come out and support your lodge as we welcome our new brother.