After the last few years of selling out the table lodge we are partnering together to bring the brethren and friends of these two lodges a memorable occasion. This years table lodge will feature an open bar cocktail hour that begins at 6pm, appetizers, cater meal, and a very special guest. Our guest speaker this year is no other than a brother from Louisville, KY who for the past 22 years has been the CEO of the Kentucky Derby Festival. Bro Michael "Mike" Berry brings with him years of experience from the craft and currently serves in the General Grand Sessions for the Order of Eastern Star. We are thrilled to have him speak about the derby at this event in hopes to bring even more fellowship and camaraderie to Washington DC. Our Master of Ceremonies for the evening will be MWB Joseph Crociata.
The event will be located on the 7th floor of the Odd Fellows building at 419 7th St NW. Please use the Metro, Uber, Lyft, or taxi services as there will be a series of toasts involved with the event.
WB Sean Parkhurst and Geoff Newman look forward to seeing you that Wednesday! Do not delay in purchasing your ticket as this event is anticipated to sell out. There is only a set amount of seats available and the tickets will go off sale prior to the event.
Sincerely and Fraternally,
Geoff and Sean
Come join us with your family and friends for a tasty beverage, fellowship, and a little collegiate rivalry. St. John’s would like to invite you to join us as we celebrate each others’ company and have some good food and drink.
This is event is casual so come and go as you please.
Due to inclement weather, the tailor for tonight's Tuxedo Night will not be able to attend. However, our Stated Communication is still on. We will be rescheduling with the tailor for a future date.
Our February Stated will be Tuxedo Night. As you all know, St. John’s Lodge No. 11 is a black tuxedo lodge, meaning our dress code includes wearing tuxedos. This is not strictly enforced and nor will it be, but we want to give all Brothers a special opportunity to buy a tuxedo. In accordance with that, Bro. Jason Lee has prepared a very special evening. He has invited a Masonic tailor who specializes in Masonic Tuxedos to join us during the February Stated. He’ll be providing fittings and opportunities to purchase a wonderfully tailored Tux. There is special Masonic pricing, which is outlined below:
Basic Worsted Wool Tuxedo (includes coat, pants, shirt, black cummerbund & black bow tie) $250+tax*
Basic suit (includes coat & pants only) $200+tax*
Black Vest & Black Bow Tie $50+tax*
Colored Vest & Bow Tie $65+tax*
Open Installation of 2019 Lodge Officers
Building opens: 5:00 PM
Dinner: 6:30 PM
Lodge opens: 7:30 PM (Master Masons only)
Open installation begins shortly thereafter
Master Masons’ Degree and Elections of 2019 Lodge Officers
Join us for a full evening as we first raise our Fellowcraft Brethren to the sublime degree of Master Mason. Thereafter, we will be voting for our 2019 Lodge Officers.
5:00 PM - Ritual practice
6:30 PM - Dinner
7:30 PM - Lodge opens
As the summer officially ends, we are now back to labor beginning with learning about Masonry outside of Blue Lodge. We will have speakers from the Scottish Rite, York Rite, and Shriners in attendance so that we may learn about the avenues to further improve in our Craft and reach out to those in need. Additionally, Past Master Bob Johnson and his daughter, Juliana, will be speaking on lodge branding. We know we are a strong Lodge with much to contribute, and we want the community to recognize St. John’s Lodge No. 11 as a contributing factor in its improvement. Be it Masonry, in general, or St. John’s Lodge No. 11, in particular, branding ourselves helps to improve our image so that others may know us, too.
Lodge Fellowship/Dinner Candidates and Prospects Welcome.
Gavel Drops for Stated Communication.
Fellowship to follow!
Paint and Sip!
Let's finish out the summer with another fun family friendly event! We will be hosting a Paint and Sip night. Uncork'd Art will be sending an artist to guide us through a Masonic themed painting. And due to the event, lodge attire will be casual!
I hope everyone has spent their summer relaxing and recharging and I look forward to seeing everyone for Paint Night!
Lodge Fellowship/Dinner Candidates and Prospects Welcome
A Brief Meeting Stated Communication
8:00 Paint and Sip!
Grand Visitation by the Grand Master of Masons of the District of Columbia and his Grand Lodge Officers.
Also not to be missed, St. John's will be conferring it's second 70-year pin! Bro. Bill "Jack" Foster will receive his 70-year pin and will join Bro. John "Jack" Barnes who was the first recepient last year.
This month, we will explore the Entered Apprentice charge. It is especially good at laying the foundation of one's Masonic journey. The conversation will be lead by our Grand Secretary Jeffrey Russell, P.G.M.
Ritual Practice: 5:30 PM
Dinner: 6:30 PM
Lodge opens (EA Degree): 7:30 PM
Join us as we install the officers for 2018. Though a month late, we're ready for an exciting year under Worshipful Master Chin. The installation will be open to all friends and family. Bear with us as we conduct a few pieces of business on either end of the Installation.
5:30 P.M. Lodge opens/Practice as needed
6:30 P.M. Lodge Fellowship/Dinner - Family, Friends, Candidates, and Prospects Welcome
7:30 P.M. Stated Communication - Opening on the Master Mason's Degree
8:00 P.M. Open Installation of 2018 Officers.
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.
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
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
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
5:30 - Ritual Practice
6:30 - Dinner
7:30 - Lodge opens to all Masons (EA)
7:45 - Announcement of the Grand Master by the Grand Marshall
8:00 - Grand Visitation
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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.