Stated Communication and Installation of Officers

Brethren All,

Your presence at our next Stated Communication is humbly requested. We will be installing our new officers for the next Masonic year.

Your 2017 Officers:
Master: WB Stephen P. Higdon
Senior Warden: Bro. Richard W. Morrison
Junior Warden: WB Geoffrey L. Newman, PM
Secretary: Bro. Paul M. Hays
Treasurer: MWB James T. Feezell, PGM
Senior Deacon: Bro. Adam Samuel Roth
Junior Deacon: Bro. Gregory A. Smith
Senior Steward: Bro. Juan C. Torrico
Junior Steward: Bro. Ralph Winnie Jr.
Master of Ceremonies: WB Anthony S. Murray, PM
Chaplin: WB Justin T. Russell, PM
Tiler : WB Matthew Martini, PM

New Location: We will be meeting at our new location on the sixth floor of the Odd Fellows Temple, located at 419 7th Street NW at the intersection of 7th and D. It is easily accessible by the Gallery Place and Metro Center Metro stations. Street parking is available for pay close to the location or for free after 6:00 pm on 5th and 4th Street between E and G Streets and on E, F, and G streets between 4th and 5th Streets.

Our next Stated Communication will be Monday, December 5, 2016 on the sixth floor of the Odd Fellows Temple, located at 419 7th Street NW, Washington, DC. A light dinner will be served at 6:30 pm and the Communication will start at 7:30 pm.

Fraternally,

Adam Samuel Roth
Secretary, Anacostia Lodge No. 21
Free and Accepted Masons of the District of Columbia
secretary@anacostialodge.org – 202.780.8821

Stated Communication at New Location and Officer Elections – November 7, 2016

Your presence at our next Stated Communication is humbly requested. We will be electing our officers for the next Masonic year.

New Location: We will be meeting at our new location on the sixth floor of the Odd Fellows Temple, located at 419 7th Street NW at the intersection of 7th and D. It is easily accessible by the Gallery Place and Metro Center Metro stations. Street parking is available for pay close to the location or for free after 6:00 pm on 5th and 4th Street between E and G Streets and on E, F, and G streets between 4th and 5th Streets.

Our next Stated Communication will be Monday, November 7, 2016 on the sixth floor of the Odd Fellows Temple, located at 419 7th Street NW, Washington, DC. A light dinner will be served at 6:30 pm and the Communication will start at 7:30 pm.

Fraternally,

Adam Samuel Roth
Secretary, Anacostia Lodge No. 21
Free and Accepted Masons of the District of Columbia
secretary@anacostialodge.org – 202.780.8821

MWB William E. Chaney, Jr., PGM Funeral Information

William E. Chaney, Jr.
Past Grand Master

July 1929 – October 2016

It is with a heavy heart that I inform the Lodge that MWB William E. Chaney, Jr., Past Grand Master, has laid down his working tools and ascended to the Celestial Lodge. \A celebration of the life of Most Worshipful Brother William E. Chaney, Jr. will be held between 2-4 PM on Saturday October 15, 2016 at:

Beall’s Funeral Home, 6512 N. W. Crain Hwy (Rt. 3 South) Bowie, MD.
2:00 PM Gathering
2:30 PM Funeral Ceremonies beginning with the Masonic Services followed by the Religious Services.
All Masons are asked to be prepared by 2:15 PM.

Because of Most Worshipful Brother Chaney’s love for the Shriners’ Hospitals for Children, in lieu of flowers, please consider contributions “In memory of William E. Chaney, Jr.” to:

The Almas Transportation Fund
C/O Almas Temple
1315 K St NW
Washington, DC 20005

Fraternally,

Adam Samuel Roth
Secretary, Anacostia Lodge No. 21
Free and Accepted Masons of the District of Columbia
secretary@anacostialodge.org – 202.780.8821

MWB William E. Chaney, Jr. Update

MWB, WB, Brethren All.

Brother Newman and I had the opportunity to visit MWB Chaney in his assisted living center this evening. He was alert at times, but his daughter Diana said the nurses had recently given him a sedative of some sort so he could sleep. Joyce was also there and they seemed to be well taken care of. I passed along the card that several of the Brethren signed last night and it was well received.

I encourage everyone who wishes to visit to do so soon and frequently.

Sincerely and Fraternally,

Bro. Steve Higdon
SW, Anacostia Lodge No. 21
FAAM, DC

The Lodge is Moving

At a Special Communication held on July 18, 2016, the Brethren voted to move from our current meeting place at the Naval Masonic Hall, located at 330 Pennsylvania Avenue SE, to the Odd Fellows Temple, located at 419 7th Street NW. The new location is near a number of Metro stops, has upgraded kitchen facilities, and is ADA compliant with a full time working elevator. We will start meeting at our new location at our Stated Communication on Monday, November 7, 2016.

Fraternally,

Adam Samuel Roth
Secretary, Anacostia Lodge No. 21
Free and Accepted Masons of the District of Columbia

August 1, 2016 – Stated Communication and Special Program

Your presence at our next Stated Communication is humbly requested.

The Worshipful Master of Anacostia #21, WB Matt Martini, has invited two brothers who will be giving a presentation on the September 11th attacks. Brothers Dale Holland and Nick McIntosh will be telling their stories relating to this day. Brother Holland, who is a retired USAF Colonel, was navigating Air Force One the day of 9/11. He will share his experiences and the professionalism of our military throughout the day. Brother Nick McIntosh is a project engineer with Faccinha contractors who worked closely with the rebuilding of the Pentagon. His part of the presentation will detail the damage to the building and his experiences up close and personal with the construction. Questions will be answered after the presentation. This will be a great evening of fellowship.

Our next Stated Communication will be Monday, August 1, 2016 at the Naval Masonic Hall at 330 Pennsylvania Avenue, SE, Washington, DC. A light dinner will be served at 6:30 pm, presentation will begin at 7:30 pm, and the Communication will start after the presentation.

Fraternally,

Adam Samuel Roth
Secretary, Anacostia Lodge No. 21
Free and Accepted Masons of the District of Columbia
secretary@anacostialodge.org – 202.780.8821

Trustee Report for July 18, 2016 Special Communication

Please click on the link below to view the Trustee report on the proposal to move the Lodge. The Master wanted to make sure that the brethren were able to view the report before the meeting tonight. If you are unable to use the link, please contact the secretary and he will send you the document via email.

Trustee report on the proposal to move the Lodge.

This special communication is being called to conduct the following business:

  • Approve the minutes from the last four meetings
  • Listen to a presentation about moving the Lodge from the Naval Masonic Lodge to the Odd Fellows Temple
  • Vote on moving the Lodge
  • Discuss the budget
  • Form an Audit Committee

The Special Communication will be Monday, July 18, 2016 at the Naval Masonic Hall at 330 Pennsylvania Avenue, SE, Washington, DC. As always, a light dinner will be served at 6:30 pm and the Communication will start at 7:30 pm.

Fraternally,

Adam Samuel Roth
Secretary, Anacostia Lodge No. 21
Free and Accepted Masons of the District of Columbia
secretary@anacostialodge.org – 202.780.8821