July Stated Meeting

Brethren,

This is a reminder of the upcoming Stated communication, which is to take place on 3 July 2017 at the IOOF Temple.

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In keeping with the season, our July Stated Communication will be a…

Summer Cookout Meeting!
Casual attire (no t-shirts or sandals)
Hot dogs and burgers at 6:30 PM
Gavel drops at 7:30 PM

 

I hope to see you all at Lodge!

Fraternally,

Steve Higdon
Master, Anacostia Lodge No. 21
FAAM, DC

Annual Table Lodge

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Greetings Brethren!

The table lodge was a huge success. We had 20-30 brothers in attendance from across two jurisdictions and several lodges. Special thanks to MWB Joseph Crociata for his guidance and role as the Toast Master. I think I took wine with just about everyone there at least once. I also want to thank Right Worshipful Brothers Richard J. Bautista and Morgan Corr for supporting our event and representing the Grand Lodge. Finally, we wouldn’t have been able to do any of it without the planning and food coordinated by Worshipful Brother Newman, Brother Morrison, and our resident chef, Brother Smith. Their time, patience, and good will were instrumental in the success of  the night!

Thank you to everyone else who participated in our third annual table lodge. Hopefully this just goes to show that it will only get better as the years go on!

Happy to meet, sorry to part, happy to meet again!

Fraternally,

Steve Higdon
Master, Anacostia Lodge No. 21
FAAM, DC

Anacostia Lodge No. 21 Annual Table Lodge

tablelodge_imgBrothers of Anacostia Lodge No. 21 and interested friends,

When: Monday, June 5th 7:30 pm-9:30 pm

What: Table Lodge featuring Southern Style brisket and pulled pork barbecue, smoked over apple wood and served with traditional Southern side dishes by our classically trained chef.

Where: 6th Floor, Odd Fellows Temple, 419 7th Street, NW, Washington, DC  (Gallery Place Metro stop)

Toastmaster: Joe Crociata, PGM

Seats are limited, so reserve yours before the end of the month by remitting $25.00 per person to secretary@anacostialodge.org through https://www.paypal.com.  Your ticket includes dinner, cannons, and cigars for those who wish.  Afterwards we will retire to Shelly’s Back Room at 1331 F Street NW for continued fellowship.

Fraternally,

Steve Higdon
Master, Anacostia Lodge No. 21
FAAM, DC

May Meeting Recap

Good morning Brethren!

Last night’s meeting was a huge success. We had the honor of presenting Brother Bernard Merritt with his 60 year pin and certificate. He brought a whole entourage with him to witness the event, and quite the event it was!

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We are also going to start preparations for our annual table lodge, which is to take place during the June communication. More details to follow.

Thank you all for your continued support to the lodge, whether or not you are able to make it to every meeting.

Fraternally,

Steve Higdon
Master, Anacostia Lodge No. 21
FAAM, DC

May Stated Reminder

Brethren,

This is a reminder of the upcoming Stated communication, which is to take place on 1 May 2017 at the IOOF Temple.

We will have the great pleasure of presenting a Brother with his 60 year pin an certificate during an open presentation.

I hope to see you all at Lodge!

Fraternally,

Steve Higdon
Master, Anacostia Lodge No. 21
FAAM, DC

April Stated Recap

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Brethren,

We had a fantastic meeting last night, where we were honored with the presence of our Junior Grand Warden, RWB Michael Nicholas. We also had the pleasure of recognizing WB Ralph Connely for fifty years of service to Freemasonry. I can only hope that I get the same opportunity one day.

I want to personally thank everyone who was able to make it and the hard work that went into the evening. The food was excellent, and so was the fraternity.

Fraternally,

Steve Higdon
Master, Anacostia Lodge No. 21
FAAM, DC