Hunt - Skidmore Daytime Lodge No. 353
7100 Backlick Road - Springfield Masonic Temple - 11:00 AM
We meet the 2nd Wednesday of each month,
all Master Masons are invited.
Breakfast is served at 9:30 am, Lodge is at 11:00 am & Lunch served at 12:30 pm
Ralph T. Woodrow, Secretary
Ft. Hunt Skidmore Daytime Lodge No. 353, A.F.&A.M.
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FROM THE EAST
The goldenrod is yellow; the corn is turning brown;
The trees in apple orchards, with fruit are bending down.
The gentian’s bluest tinges are curling in the sun;
In dusty pods the milkweed, its hidden silk has spun.
From dewy lanes at morning the grapes’ sweet odors rise;
At noon the roads all flutter with yellow butterflies.
By all these lovely tokens September days are here;
With summer’s best of weather, and autumn’s best of cheer.
------ Helen Hunt Jackson (from “September”)
“Early Lodges were designated with the wording: “Lodge of the Holy St. John at Jerusalem” as part of their titles. That practice has been discontinued, but we still have our “Lodge of the Holy St. (Sts.) John at Jerusalem,” from which we are supposed to come. That Lodge is now, as it ever had been, a dream Lodge, an ideal which we may hope to attain. Possibly it is at Jerusalem. More likely it is in our hearts.”
Wor. Brother Elbert Bede (Oregon)
Oh, yes, we are all Craftsmen and very proud to be;
We wear our pins and rings for everyone to see.
But let us pose the question, even though the thought may sting
Would you know me for a Mason, if you did not see the ring?
True me show Tenets of our ancient hallowed Creed.
Not just on coat and finger, but by words and deeds.
There’s one thing to remember, if I’ve learned my lessons well
My deeds do more convincing than my finger or lapel.
Officers for Masonic Year 2012
Joseph L. ("Joe") Bongiovi, PM
Bennie E.("Joe") Bough,
Richard D.("Joe") Wright, PM
William MacBrayne, PM
Ralph Woodrow, PDDGM
Ralph L. Shepard
R. Edgar “Ed” Davis
E. Bruce Holley, PDDGM
Herbert C. Hollander, PM
William A. Shortt, PDDGM
Franklin Jay Pepper, PM
Lodge Blood Coordinator Jerry A. Waller, PM 703-451-3144
James Noah Hillman Bruce Holley, PDDGM 703-670-5413
Lodge Education Officer Herb Hollander,PM 703-759-3454
Masonic Birthdays George H Wade, DDGM 703-670-7626
Masonic Home Ambassador John D. Jenkins PDDGM 703-670-6907
Sick and Distressed Ralph T. Woodrow PDDGM 703-451-6115
John W. Hayes –
Jay Hy Smolins, PM –
Curtis F. Kirby, PM
Life Members In Perpetuity
Henry G. Behrens
Larry E. Buckner Sr.
Larry E. Buckner Jr.
Robert E. Cutting Sr.
John D. Denton Jr.
John W. Hayes
John D. Jenkins
Curtis F. Kirby
Donald L. Kirby Jr.
Dennis P. Lane
Jay H. Smolins
Thomas H. Stephens
William F. Wilson
50 Year Veterans
John D. Denton, Jr.
Edward R. Lesher
Donald G. Oglevee
Charles G. Oliver
Charles G. Pfifer
George R. West, Jr.
E. Bruce Holley
Logan V. Catterall
Gordon E. Grant
Ralph T. Woodrow
Edward Gondella (Charter Master) 1981 - 1983*
Norris C. Dockins 1984
John W. Tillery 1985*
Morris Hirshman 1986*
Clifford S. Thurmond* 1987
Gilbert S. White* 1988
William A. Beverly 1989
James E. Schultz' 1990*
Nathan Edward Acree 1992*
Manville C. Payne 1993*
Woodrow W. McCreary 1994
Curtis F. Kirby 1995
Donald L. Kirby Sr. 1996
Albert E. Brawn 1997*
Thomas A. Reese 1998
Harry H. Thompson 1999*
Leon S. Troyer 2000
George E. Toomey 1991 - 2001
Buford T. Walters 2002
Edgar Bruce Holley 2003
Donald Ray Williams 2004
Harry Hubert Thompson 2005*
Ralph T. Woodrow DDGM 2006
Jerry A. Waller 2008
Franklin Jay Pepper 2009
Affiliated Past Masters
George W. Allison III PDDGM No. 349
Roland Bailey No. 310
Jerome Junior Cantrell No. 217
John D. Denton Jr. PDDGM No. 's 219 & 237
Kenneth M. Elliott No. 275
James W. Gladden N No. 349
Edgar Bruce Holley PDDGM No. 319
John D. Jenkins DDGM 2004 No. 319
John D. Kilian No. 219
Donald L. Kirby Jr. No. 349
Robert P. Melia No. 349
Clinton C. Morningstar No. 219
Noe R. Poblete No. 217
Stephen C. Prall No. 349
Thomas A. Reese PDDGM No. 310
Jay Hy Smolins No. 219
Harry H. Thompson PDDGM No. 217
George E. Toomey No. 219
Leon S. Troyer PDDGM No. 310
Buford T. Walters No. 310
William A. White No. 275
Ralph T. Woodrow Germany No. 819
John Wesley Pearson
District 1 B Lodge Meetings
Fort Hunt Daytime No. 353 Second Wednesday
Occoquan No. 310 Second Monday
Elmer Timberman No. 54 1st and 3rd Mondays
Springfield No. 217 1st Tuesdays
John A LeJeune No. 350 Third Monday
Dale City No. 319 3rd Friday
Mount Vernon No. 219 1st Wednesday
All communications start at 7:30 P.M. with the exception of Ft. Hunt Daytime which meets at 11 AM at the Springfield Masonic Temple