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From the East

Dear Brethren,

I hope you all had a wonderful holiday season.  I would like to thank everyone who attended our Open Installation of Officers on December 7th. I look forward to working with our new Line this year.

During our January Stated Communication, I will be going over my plan for the year, so I hope all can attend.

For our February Stated Communication, we will have two Guest Speakers, who will give us talks about the Grand Lodge of Ireland, so we can expect a most interesting program.  As always, we will have a dinner before our meetings.  Call WOR Pablo A. Rocha, PM, our Senior Steward, if you plan to come to dinner so he can have a head count for food.

I look forward to seeing everyone in Lodge, and I look forward to serving Elmer Timberman Lodge this year. In closing, I want to emphasize that we will conduct Lodge School every Monday Evening at 7:00PM, except for Stated and Called Communications.

WOR Charles E. Wilkinson, III
 - From January - February 2014 Trestleboard

February Happenings

Please visit our Lodge Calendar for current events.

January Happenings

Please visit our Lodge Calendar for current events.

December Happenings

2nd:    Stated Communication - Annual Communication, Election of 
           Officers for 2014 and Last Supper; Visit by District Blood Coord
           Temple Corporation Board of Directors Meeting
7th:     Open Installation of Officers for 2014 at 12:00pm.  
           Refreshments to Follow. Families and Friends invited.
10th:   Simmons-DeRossi School

November Happenings

8-9th:Annual Grand Communication of the Grand Lodge of Virginia, AF & AM
12th:  Simmons-DeRossi School
18th:  Stated Communication - Elmer Timberman Night with 
          Andrew Jackson Lodge #120
          Temple Corporation Board of Directors Meeting

From the East: November - December 2013

Dear Brethren,

At our September Stated, which was “York Rite Night”, Right Excellent Don McAndrews explained the history and significance of the York Rite appendant bodies.  He also mention an organization called The Worshipful Society of Free Masons, Rough Masons, Wallers, Slaters, Paviors, Plaisterers and Bricklayers (also known as “The Operatives”).  It’s based on the original Operative Masonry and the structure is very similar in our Mason Masons Lecture.  His Talk was well received. 

Some of our brethren went down to Rossville Lodge on October 11 and had a fun time.  During their stated on the 12th, Wor. William Willbanks, presented the Traveling Gavel, and the Grand Master’s pin and coin.  In return, I presented the traveling plaque and gifts to the members of the Lodge, which consisted of a certificate and our Grand Master’s pins.  Later on that night, we were invited to a barbeque near a private lake.  Rossville Lodge will make their visit to our area in late September 2014.

Our October Stated was “Bring a Friend/Founder/Veterans Night” and we had two speakers.  First, RW John Schroeder did a short history on the formation of our Grand Lodge, and afterward, our guest speaker, Bro. Peter Ahearn, spoke about the VA Hospital Visit Program and told some of the stories about the brethren who stayed in the VA Hospital and the deep and lasting effect that Bro. Peter have in Masonry.  During the business portion of the meeting, we elected Jake Redding for affiliation to our Lodge.  Congratulation and welcome to your Lodge! 

Our November Stated included the conferal of the Master Mason Degree.  To save time, I decided to have a Called Communication on November 11 at 7:00pm for the examination of the candidate’s Fellowcraft Catechism.    The December Stated will be our Annual Communication (again at 7:00pm) and there will be a visit by our District Blood Coordinator, WB John Pearson.

Since I’m writing my last tresleboard for the year, I would like to say it was a pleasure serving you as your Worshipful Master.  I will still be active in this Lodge and assist our soon to be Worshipful Master and future WM as well.   

I hope to see you on the two stated and as you know dinner will start at 6:00pm (except for December, it will be after the meeting as our last supper).  A donation of $7.00 will cover the cost of the meal and call or e-mail me (cell: 571-490-6932; e-mail: if you planning to come for dinner so I can have a headcount for food.

WOR Pablo A. Rocha
 - From November - December 2013 Trestleboard

Passing of Brother Robert “Bob” Bullock


It is with great sadness I report that Brother Nelson Robert "Bob" Bullock passed away on November 26, 2013.  He was a 50 year Mason at Elmer Timberman Lodge.  The viewing will be at Everly Wheatley Funeral Home (1500 West Braddock Road  Alexandria, VA) on November 29 from 6:00pm - 8:00pm with a Masonic Service at 7:30pm.  Funeral Service will be on November 30 at 10:00am in the same location.

Pablo Alejandro Rocha, PM
Worshipful Master
Elmer Timberman Lodge #54

100th Birthday

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An Elmer Timberman member, Russell Werle, who is also a Past Potentate of Kena Shrine Center, celebrated his 100th birthday on October 29th at Greenspring Retirement Community among many Brethren and friends with cake and a champagne toast.  R.W. John Shroeder, PM of Elmer Timberman Lodge, is shown presenting Brother Werle with an Elmer Timberman lapel pin on the festive occasion

October Happenings

8th:    Simmons-DeRossi School
11th - 13th:  Lodge Visit to Rossville Lodge No. 397, Rossville, GA
21th:  Stated Communication - Bring a Friend/Founder’s Day/Veterans’ Night.
          Speaker 1:  RW John Schroeder, PDDGM
          Speaker 2:  Peter Ahearns, SW of Hiram-Takoma #10, FAAM and 
                            Freedom Military Lodge #1775, FAAM of DC on VA 
                            Hospital Visit Program.
          Temple Corporation Board of Directors Meeting
23rd:  District Program at Springfield Lodge, 7:00PM
          Master & Warden Association, 6:30PM

September Happeings

10th:  Simmons-DeRossi School
16th:  Stated Communication - York Rite Night.  
               Speaker:  Rt. Ex. Donald L. McAndrews, Grand Scribe
               Grand Chapter of Royal Arch Masons in VA
          Temple Corporation Board of Directors Meeting
25th:  District 1-B Masters & Wardens Association at ETL54, 6:30PM
          District School, 7:00PM
          Provisional Lodge of Past Masters at Springfield Lodge No.217, 7:30PM

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