Dec
1
7:30 PM19:30

CALLED OFF: December Stated Communication

The Grand Master has called for a Special Communication of the Grand Lodge to be held on the evening of December 1st, the same night as our Stated Communication. Following the Grand Lodge Code, the Stated Communication for December is automatically called off. Since it is an imperative that members of St. John’s lodge No 11 are in attendance for that Grand Lodge Special Communication, we will not meet on Friday, December 1st.

Since this Stated was slated to be the installation of Lodge Officers for 2018, we will be requesting dispensation from the new Grand Master, once he is installed, to install our 2018 Officers at the January Stated.

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November Stated Communication
Nov
3
6:30 PM18:30

November Stated Communication

Please join us for a full evening!

We will also be electing our officers for the ensuing Masonic year! Immediately following we will confer the Past Masters Degree onto the Master-Elect!

5:30 P.M. Ritual Practice
6:30 P.M. Lodge Fellowship/Dinner Candidates & Prospects Welcome
7:30 P.M. Stated Communication Master Mason's Degree
~9:00 P.M. Conferral of Past Master's Degree - Past and Current Masters only

 

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October Stated Communication
Oct
6
5:30 PM17:30

October Stated Communication

This month we shall be conferring the Master Mason's Degree. Lodge opens on the Master Mason's Degree at 7:30. Dinner is at 6:30 and open to all Masons and prospects. Ritual practice begins at 5:30.

5:30 - Ritual Practice
6:30 - Dinner
7:30 - Lodge opens
~7:45 - Degree Conferral

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Hands On DC - Back To School Event
Aug
19
8:00 AM08:00

Hands On DC - Back To School Event

Hands On DC - the Social and Charity Committee has been in contact with Hands On DC and will be volunteering with Hands on DC on its August 19, 2017 Back to School Event. 

The Hands on DC Back to School Event provides groups and volunteers the opportunity to help prepare a DC Public School for the upcoming school year.  The activities included will be painting, cleaning, and landscaping.  

The event is from 8am to 1pm.  The Lodge will be going out to lunch together afterwards, schedule permitting.  

When:  Saturday, August 19, 2017 8 am - 1 pm
Where:  Hands On DC will assign us a school one week prior
Why: To get St. John's Lodge No. 11  active in and giving back to the local community.
Who:  St. John's Lodge brothers, guests, friends, and family!  Anyone that wants to help

 

Register at:  http://www.handsondc.org/volunteer-registration 

 

Choose Event - Back to School Event

I'm Volunteering: with an existing team

select: St. John's Lodge No.11 - FAAM

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August Stated Communication - Edward Jones and Master Mason's Degree Practice
Aug
4
7:30 PM19:30

August Stated Communication - Edward Jones and Master Mason's Degree Practice

Brief business, followed by Edward Jones rep Paul Elliot’s presentation on our accounts which will, in turn be followed by Master Mason degree practice.

5:00 P.M. Ritual Practice
6:30 P.M. Lodge Fellowship/Dinner
      Candidates & Prospects Welcome
7:30 P.M.Stated Communication

After Lodge is closed Paul Elliott our financial advisor will discuss the state of our finances. After that, the Master Mason's Degree team will practice.

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St. John's Lodge Annual Family Cookout
Jul
29
11:00 AM11:00

St. John's Lodge Annual Family Cookout

Greetings Brethren,

The annual St. John's Lodge BBQ and Picnic has been scheduled.  
The date is Saturday, July 29, 2017 from 11 - 2pm.  
The picnic details can be found in the this flyer.

Location: 
Roundtree Park
3411 Casilear Rd
Falls Church, VA 

This park is also children friendly and has a children's playground and tennis and basketball courts for some of the older children.  
 

St. John's will provide the main course, meat etc. and non-alcoholic beverages.  Please feel free to show off your culinary skills by providing a side or dessert to pass.

 

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Family Appreciation Luncheon
Apr
22
11:00 AM11:00

Family Appreciation Luncheon

Step back in time as you enter our Nation’s Colonial Past. Gadsby’s Tavern dates from the year 1785 and has hosted President George Washington’s final birthday celebration, President Thomas Jefferson’s inaugural dinner and other major historical events and prominent figures in American history. Our luncheon meal will consist of your choice of entrée that includes a Tavern salad, Tavern-baked Sally Lunn Bread, a non-alcoholic beverage and dessert. Adult beverages are available on your own and at your own cost.

Click here is the reservation form.

The Lodge will pay 100% of the meal cost for Ladies of the Lodge (including significant others) and also Lodge widows, prospective members and their family and children of members. Brothers & other guests not previously named will pay the full cost for their meals @ $32.50 per person (taxes & gratuity included).

Reservations are required – and if you make a reservation, please keep it! (“No-Shows” can cost the Lodge a significant amount of money!) Please complete the form below and return it – along with your check payable to: St. John’s Lodge #11. Deadline for receipt (or cancellation) is Saturday, April 15th, 2017, no exceptions! Return to: Brother Sean Parkhurst at 5720 Callcott Way, Unit D Alexandria, VA 22312. Need directions or if you have any questions please contact Brother Sean Parkhurst at: Telephone Numbers (989) 400-4852 cell or via email sbparkhurst@gmail.com.

Please Note: To kick-off our event, we invite and encourage you to attend a special tour of the George Washington National Masonic Memorial, which is nearby. Those who wish to join in on this tour are asked to assemble at the Memorial Parking Lot at 9:15 a.m. Our Tour is scheduled for 9:30 a.m, with our tour guide! The Brothers cost is $15.00 per person.

Click here is the reservation form.

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St. John's Lodge No. 11 VA Visitation
Mar
5
10:00 AM10:00

St. John's Lodge No. 11 VA Visitation

  • Washington Veterans Association Hospital (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Sunday morning escort and visitation service at the Veterans Medical Center (VA Hospital), 50 Irving Street Northwest, Washington, D.C. Entrance to the hospital is through the atrium. Most of our work is done in the nursing home, The Community Living Center, which is located on the second floor of a connected building. The chapel is located on the 3rd floor of the main building of the hospital, across from the main elevators. Please have your members sign for the Volunteer sign in book. It is located at the guard desk in the nursing home.

MWB Richard Fletcher and his Lady Judy or PGM Jesse Villarreal will be in the atrium to assist you and answer any questions you might have. Chapel services are scheduled to begin at 10:00 am. Please report between 9:15 and 9:30 am on the Sunday your lodge is scheduled. If you need to contact Jesse, his cell number is 703-282- 6366.

 

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February Stated Communication
Feb
3
7:30 PM19:30

February Stated Communication

This month we shall be conferring the Fellow Craft's Degree. Lodge opens on the Fellow Craft's Degree at 7:30. Dinner is at 6:30 and open to all Masons and prospects. Ritual practice begins at 5:30.

5:30 - Ritual Practice
6:30 - Dinner
7:30 - Lodge opens
~7:50 - Degree Conferral

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January Stated Communication
Jan
6
7:30 PM19:30

January Stated Communication

Brethren,

Please join us for our first Communication of the new year! We will conduct our usual business as well as install officers that were not installed in December.

Remember, next month we will be Passing of our Enter Apprentice Masons to the Fellowcraft Degree. 

5:00 P.M. Ritual Practice
6:30 P.M. Lodge Fellowship/Dinner Candidates & Prospects Welcome
7:30 P.M. Stated Communication

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St. John's Lodge No. 11 VA Visitation
Dec
18
10:00 AM10:00

St. John's Lodge No. 11 VA Visitation

  • Washington DC VA Medical Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Sunday morning escort and visitation service at the Veterans Medical Center (VA Hospital), 50 Irving Street Northwest, Washington, D.C. Entrance to the hospital is through the atrium. Most of our work is done in the nursing home, The Community Living Center, which is located on the second floor of a connected building. The chapel is located on the 3rd floor of the main building of the hospital, across from the main elevators. Please have your members sign for the Volunteer sign in book. It is located at the guard desk in the nursing home.

MWB Richard Fletcher and his Lady Judy or PGM Jesse Villarreal will be in the atrium to assist you and answer any questions you might have. Chapel services are scheduled to begin at 10:00 am. Please report between 9:15 and 9:30 am on the Sunday your lodge is scheduled. If you need to contact Jesse, his cell number is 703-282- 6366.

You will notice that no lodge is scheduled for most holiday weekends. Nor were any lodges scheduled in mid-December to accommodate the GL installation. However, it would be greatly appreciated if any brethren could find the time to help with the program on these and any other days they feel they can join another lodge. Thank you. 

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December Stated Communication - Installation of Lodge Officers
Dec
2
6:30 PM18:30

December Stated Communication - Installation of Lodge Officers

Brethren, Family, and Friends,

The Worshipful Master-Elect and the Brethren of St. John's Lodge No. 11 invite you to:

Installation of the

2017 Officers of St. John’s Lodge No. 11 F.A.A.M, Washington, DC

Installing Master: WB Justin Russell 

Installing Marshall: RWB Chip Mahaney, Grand Lecturer

Takoma Masonic Center, 115 Carroll Ave, N.W., Washington, DC 20012
The Second day of December, 2016 (6016 A.L.) 7:30 PM  

All are welcome to join us for the installation.

Dinner will be served at 6:30 PM. Please RSVP to juniorwarden@stjohnslodgedc.org

After dinner Lodge will be briefly opened on the Entered Apprentices Degree (Masons only) for quick business.

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November Stated Communication - EA Degree and 2017 Officer Elections
Nov
4
7:30 PM19:30

November Stated Communication - EA Degree and 2017 Officer Elections

Brethren,

Please join us for a full evening!

First, we initiate four gentlemen --Thomas Adams, Jeffrey Doctor, Thomas Lindo, Stephen Motroni -- to the degree of Entered Apprentice. 

We will also be electing our officers for the ensuing Masonic year! 

5:00 P.M. Ritual Practice
6:30 P.M. Lodge Fellowship/Dinner Candidates & Prospects Welcome
7:30 P.M. Stated Communication Entered Apprentice Degree

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October Stated Communication - Grand Visitation
Oct
7
7:30 PM19:30

October Stated Communication - Grand Visitation

Please join us for our regular Stated Communication. This month the Grand Master and the Grand Lodge Officers will make their annual visit to St. John's.

Also please make sure to bring your 2017 dues.

5:30 - Practice - Dues Payment accepted
6:30 - Dinner
7:00 - Dues Payments accepted
7:30 - Lodge opens to all Masons (EA)
7:45 - Announcemnt of the Grand Master by the Grand Marshall

 

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GWMM Visit, Tour, and Social
Apr
9
2:30 PM14:30

GWMM Visit, Tour, and Social

The GW Masonic Memorial visit is scheduled for April 9th at 230pm (please arrive early so we can settle admission fees). Please notify Brother Secretary with your intention to visit along with significant others and any prospective candidates. If our group will be significantly larger than 15-20 they are asking we notify them a week in advance. We may pay at the door, members showing dues cards will be given $1 off their admission.

This is a great opportunity to learn about masonic history and other facets of our craft and share with family, friends, and hopefully new-to-be brethren.

We have not chosen an after visit location but if anyone has a spot that's close by please share as I'm unfamiliar with the area. We would like to keep it open for all including those with families. My aim is to show candidates that we have family friendly events for familial fellowship. We can express and show them that we will also have other more adult events (bar/happy hours/etc...) to balance brotherly fellowship. We want people to know that we are about more than just a group of guys hanging out.

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April Stated Communication
Apr
1
5:30 PM17:30

April Stated Communication

Agenda: We will be balloting on three candidates. Take due notice.

5:30 Ritual Practice

6:30 Dinner

7:30 Lodge Opens for Masons

Brethren,

As most of you know, I was away from Lodge during March Stated as I was in Jerusalem, Israel, for my twin brother's wedding.  The city is truly a fascinating place as it does serve as a confined microcosm for human history.  You could tell the layers of history which had been built upon each other over the course of thousands of years, usually as one group, one religion, or country conquered over another.  But through all of that, there was this firmness to time in the very stones which built the city.

In many ways, Jerusalem serves as a perfect allegory for Masonry.  While different men, different political views, and, yes, different egos, pass through the great lodge halls of global Masonry, the Craft itself endures.  This is because the Craft is bigger than any one man, or any one ideal.  We have all been there as voices dictate the way we should see Masonry, which actions are expected, or even how a Lodge should look or act.  We, ourselves, can often be the mouths behind those voices, and thus just as liable.

The truth is that our Lodge, our Craft, and our place in the world as Masons, is just that, "our."  As much as this is an individual's journey, it is also a journey we take as a larger group.  Just like the many different opposing groups who all ended up together building Jerusalem over the last three thousand years; we, too, are building something meant to endure longer than any one of us.

In the short term, I will, unfortunately, not be with you again in April, as work is taking me to Montreal, Canada, for UN meetings.  I am working on putting together an appropriate program for that Stated, though.  In May, I plan for us to conduct an Entered Apprentice degree for a series of men wishing to join the Craft.  We will also be having the Grand Lodge Visitation at our June Stated.  I strongly urge every Brother who can to make it to both the degree and Grand Lodge Visitation.

Fraternally,

Ryan Nalty, Master

 

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Fellowcraft Brunch
Mar
19
10:30 AM10:30

Fellowcraft Brunch

Brethren,

In following up with Bro Kevan's excellent Lodge Bulletin.  We also do know have some detail now on the next Fellowcraft Brunch.

We will be holding our next Fellowcraft Brunch on Saturday 19th March, starting at 10:30a.

The location of the Brunch will be at Coopers Mill Restaurant within the renovated Bethesda Marriott.  The address is 5151 Pooks Hill Rd, Bethesda, MD 20814

Brother Nate Allen has been very gracious again in helping us set this up.

Food will be a hot breakfast buffet, and each brother should plan a cost of $22.  Please bring cash if possible to settle, there is an ATM in the hotel lobby.

Fraternally,

Ryan Nalty

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St. John's Lodge No. 11 VA Visitation
Feb
28
10:00 AM10:00

St. John's Lodge No. 11 VA Visitation

  • Washington DC VA Medical Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Sunday morning escort and visitation service at the Veterans Medical Center (VA Hospital), 50 Irving Street Northwest, Washington, D.C. Entrance to the hospital is through the atrium. Most of our work is done in the nursing home, The Community Living Center, which is located on the second floor of a connected building. The chapel is located on the 3rd floor of the main building of the hospital, across from the main elevators. Please have your members sign for the Volunteer sign in book. It is located at the guard desk in the nursing home.

MWB Richard Fletcher and his Lady Judy or PGM Jesse Villarreal will be in the atrium to assist you and answer any questions you might have. Chapel services are scheduled to begin at 10:00 am. Please report between 9:15 and 9:30 am on the Sunday your lodge is scheduled. If you need to contact Jesse, his cell number is 703-282- 6366.

You will notice that no lodge is scheduled for most holiday weekends. Nor were any lodges scheduled in mid-December to accommodate the GL installation. However, it would be greatly appreciated if any brethren could find the time to help with the program on these and any other days they feel they can join another lodge. Thank you. 

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