Alexandria-Washington Lodge No. 22

April 1976

FROM THE EAST

Brethren,

As the year progresses our activities as a Masonic Family continue to increase. The January Spaghetti Dinner was a great success and the response to the March Ham Dinner was tremendous. Due to this favorable response we are making these dinners a regular part of our Lodge activities.

Be sure to mark August 17th on your calendar. As part of the American Bi-Centennial Celebration, your Lodge has reserved the Little Theater of Alexandria for a performance of "1776". Tickets are available from the Officers at five dollars each. Refreshments will be served at intermission.

All Brethren, their ladies and guests are urged to attend the Grand Master's Reception at 7:30 PM, April 21st in the Scottish Rite Temple on Braddock Road. There will be a minimum of introductions so everyone can enjoy the entertainment and have a chance to meet the Grand Master.

The William Hiram Wood Masonic School will be held nightly, April 26-29, at Mt. Vernon Lodge No. 219. This school is open to all Brethren and is an excellent opportunity to learn the ritual.

Remember Brethren, attend your Lodge whenever possible and always display the teachings of Free- masonry in your daily lives.

Sincerely and fraternally,
James B. Stone
Worshipful Master

ALEXANDRIA-WASHINGTON LODGE No. 22
Ancient Free and Accepted Masons
The George Washington Masonic National Memorial
Post Office Box 4330
Alexandria, Virginia 22303-0330
Memorial Phone: (703) 683-2007 - - Lodge Phone: (703) 299-6122

April 1976 - Trestleboard

Day Time Activity
Thu 04/01/1976 7:30 pm Visit Andrew Jackson Lodge
Mon 04/05/1976 7:00 pm Lodge School. All brethren urged to attend.
Thu 04/08/1976 7:30 pm Stated, Most Wor. A. Douglas Smith, Past Grand Master, to speak
Mon 04/12/1976 7:00 pm Called, EA Degrees. All Brethren invited to take part in the work
Thu 04/15/1976 7:00 pm Called, EA Degrees and Exam. All Brethren invited to take part in the work
Mon 04/19/1976 7:00 pm Called, FC Degrees and Exam. All Brethren invited to take part in the work
Thu 04/22/1976 7:30 pm Stated, Charter Night

STATED COMMUNICATIONS: Second and Fourth Thursdays
of each month except Thanksgiving, Observance of
George Washington's Birthday and December 27th

We meet at 7:30 unless otherwise stated.
GEORGE WASHINGTON MASONIC NATIONAL MEMORIAL

Visting Lodges

Day Time Activity
Sat 04/03/1976 7:00 pm Shiloh Lodge No. 558, Lansdale, Pennsylvania
Sat 04/10/1976 2:00 pm Aracoma Lodge No. 99, Logan, West Virginia
Sat 04/17/1976 7:00 pm McKinley Lodge No. 712, Hammond, Indiana
Sat 04/24/1976 2:30 pm Doylestown Lodge No. 245, Doylestown, Pennsylvania

Other Events In Our District This Month

Day Time Activity
Sat 04/10/1976 7:30 pm Henry Knox Field Birthday Celebration and Grand Master's Official Visit
Wed 04/21/1976 7:30 pm Reception of Grand Master by Districts 1, 1A & 54 at Scottish Rite Temple
Mon 04/26/1976
through
Thu 04/29/1976
7:30 pm William Hiram Wood School. Nightly at Mt. Vernon Lodge No. 219

Alexandria-Washington Chapter, Order of DeMolay

Wm. Joseph Belksoki, Kt. Rd., Master Councilor
Brother Angus S. Lamond, Jr., Chapter Dad
Meets in the North Room, 2nd and 4th Saturdays at 7:30 PM
All Master Masons are Invited to Attend

REMEMBER YOUR "MASONIC HOME OF VIRGINIA"

LODGE HISTORY

50 YEARS AGO

April 8, 1926 - "The Master spoke of the plans for the entertainment of Wm. L. Elkins Lodge No.646, Philadelphia, and of the plans so far outlined by the committee having this in charge."
   "Rt. Wor. Bro. Clift invited the brethren to accompany him on the visit which he proposes to make to Occoquan Lodge on Monday, April 12th at 6:30 PM."

100 YEARS AGO

April 13, 1876 - "An application of Bro. W.H.Fowle for a demit was not entertained by the Wor. Master."

150 YEARS AGO

April 13, 1826 - "Resolved and adopted that it having been understood that Bro. G.A. Brown, who agreeably to the notification of the Secretary, should have furnished refreshments for the evening, has declined to do so! Resolved, that the Stewards be, and they are hereby requested to have refreshments procured from Bro. James English, the expense of which the Treasurer is hereby requested to pay and charge the amount thereof to the debt of Bro. Brown, and in the event of his refusing to pay the same, the Treasurer will report to the next meeting the reason Bro. Brown may give for not doing so."

FROM THE "LODGE OF WASHINGTON"

Robert Adam, son of Rev. John Adam, D.D., and Janet Campbell, of Kilbride, Scotland, was born May 4, 1731. Emigrated to America in 1753, and after a short residence at Annapolis, Maryland, established himself at a pleasant country residence in Fairfax County, Va., about four miles from Alexandria. He was a gentleman of refined taste, cultivation and wealth, and interested himself in everything that could promote the prosperity of his adopted home. He was instrumental in establishing several useful manufactures, some of which are still in existance (1875). On the organization of this Lodge in 1783, of which he was the founder and ruling spirit, he became it's Master, and now his death is first recorded. He died at his residence in Fairfax County, March 27, 1789, in the fifty-eighth year of his age. His son, John Adam, Esq., an estimable gentleman, born in Fairfax County, in 1781, died in Alexandria, in 1843, leaving two children, Miss Eliza C. Adam and Dr. T. J. Adam.

D.M.R.