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 (ipoppop@cox.net). We look forward to some good food and fellowship with our brethren and families of Catawba Lodge.

First Awarding of the Charles Wesley Hale Scholarship

We were pleased to present the first Charles Wesley Hale Scholarship to Bro. Aaron Parizo at our June Stated Communication.
Bro. Parizo is a Demolay member at Hanging Rock Chapter and is working through his blue lodge degrees at Taylor Lodge. Bro. Parizo was accepted to Johnson and Wales University in Charlotte, NC to study culinary arts. We were honored to have Bro. Parizo, his mother, and his two brothers join us for dinner and at the presentation. We also would like to thank R.W. Campbell, Deputy Grand Master of Masons in Virginia, for joining us to present Bro. Parizo at the presentation.

January Columns and Schedule

Brethren,

Happy New Year! Your January 2012 issue of The Columns is ready. Please click here to download your copy: January 2012 Columns

Please note that there will not be a meal tomorrow, 1/9/2012. We will have our first officers meeting at 6PM on 1/9/2012 and ritual school to follow shortly thereafter. We will rehearse receiving the District Deputy Grand Master. R.W. Melvin Crowder’s official visit will be at our January Stated Communication on Monday, January 16th.

There will be a meal prior to our Stated Communicaction on the 16th, and your ladies are invited and encouraged to attend. Please RSVP with the lodge if you and/or your lady intend to join us so we know how much food to prepare.

December Roundup

Brethren,

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.

S&F,

— 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.

March Wrapup

March has proved to be a busy month! We initiated a new brother, raised brother Thomas to the sublime degree of Master Mason, and enjoyed a wonderful ladies night dinner for our stated communication (see photo). We have new degree work to perform, and the lodge is growing. We have one more MM degree to perform this coming Monday the 28th. Dinner will be served at 6pM and the degree will start at 7PM. In addition, our March Night Out on the Town will be at Bad Wolf BBQ on Williamson Road this coming Thursday. Please be sure to look out for your April columns coming in the mail soon. Included in this issue is a list of some upcoming Child ID programs. I look forward to seeing you Monday night for the degree and Thursday for our Night Out.

January Updates

Pleasants’ first stated communication of 2011 went well. The W.M. made some remarks about the new Master’s Wages program and discussed the programs for the year. For more information about the Master’s Wages program, please read the January 2011 Columns if you haven’t already.

Pleasants has two FC degrees scheduled for Monday, Jan. 31st. All brethren are welcome. In addition, we will be having a dinner at 6PM prior to the degrees. If you’re interested in joining us for dinner, please RSVP to the lodge via the information on the contact page.

Pleasants will also be having a dinner prior to the February stated communication. Please contact us and RSVP if you would like to join us for the meal.

Pleasants Installation of 2011 Officers

Pleasants Lodge December Stated Communication was the open installation of Worshipful Stuart Bain and his officers for the ensuing 2011 masonic year.

  • Worshipful Master – Stuart M. Bain
  • Senior Warden – Wor. Sidney W. Bush
  • Junior Warden – Fred M. Burns
  • Senior Deacon – David E. Campbell, II
  • Junior Deacon – Taha H. Bullock
  • Secretary – Wor. Barry D. Light
  • Treasurer – Thomas “Eddie” Purves
  • Senior Steward – Wor. Robert T. Carter
  • Junior Steward – Matthew H. Gregory