Monday, October 28, 2013

Trestle Board - November/December 2013

Mount Hermon Lodge No. 118 A.F. & A.M.
Serving its 165th Year
80 Broadway
Asheville NC 28801
(828) 252-3924
Hermonic Happenings
    Mt. Hermon Lodge raised three brothers in August (Evan Dykes, Joe Silberman and Michael Thomas), and initiated three in September.  Jason Gardner, Bryan Bagley, and Joe Silberman have achieved their Master Mason proficiencies. We continue to serve our Entered Apprentices (18; 14 this year) and Fellow Craft (5) brothers with coaching. 
     Our Lodge dues are going up in 2014 per our amendment to our by-laws to $115 plus the annual per capita assessment which is $20, so our annual dues will be $135. 
     The elections for 2014 officers will be at the November (7th) Stated, and the Installation of 2014 officers will be on Saturday, Dec. 7 at 4:30 PM.
    Mt. Hermon has 23 living Past Masters, seven of whom are no longer members of this lodge.  WM Lonnie Darr will be the 24th .
    Our Communication Committee continues to maintain our Lodge Blog page and Facebook page.  Check it out for up-to-date information on our Lodge.
   We still do not have Email addresses for all our bothers.  If you have one and are not getting notices from us, we need your current address.
Mount Hermon Stated Communications
Thursday, November 7                    
            Open Dinner                           6:30 PM
Stated Communication          7:30 PM
Thursday, December 5
            Open Dinner                           6:30 PM
            Stated Communication          7:30 PM
Saturday, December 7
            Installation of 2014 Officers  4:30 PM
[See  for Emergent Communications dates]
Other Masonic Bodies at the
Asheville Masonic Temple
Asheville Court No. 1, Order of the Amaranth
Friday, November 1 at 7:30 PM
Friday, December  6 at 7:30 PM
York Rite Bodies
Council, Tuesday, November 26 at 7:00 PM
Council, Sunday, December 1 at 3:30 PM
Centennial Programs
Saturday, November 2 at 2 PM (Visual Arts)
Saturday, December 7 at 2 PM (Educators)
Asheville Masonic Temple, Inc.
Board of Trustees
WB Gary Seybold, Chairman
WB Martin Osteen, Vice-Chair
Bro. Ron Lambe, Secretary
Bro. Steven Green. Treasurer
Bro. Kevan Frazier
Bro. Carey Harnash
Bro. J.B. Howard
Bro. Mack Salley
Mt. Hermon Raising Anniversaries
WB John Burchfield (1, 1992); Eric Winters (6, 2010); Bobby Dyer (15, 1965); Franklin Hatcher (15, 1965); WB Jack Land (15, 1976); WB Dwight Pettus (15, 1976); Emmanuel Duimigron (16, 2006); Galen Holland (11, 2009); Pearson Riddle (17, 1958); Harold Talbert (18, 1954); WB Ben Edwards (19, 1979); Elmer Frink (19, 1951); WB Bob Bryson (29, 1950); MWB Norburn Hyatt (21, 1960); David Johnson (25, 1996); Barry Estes (26, 2001); Craig Carter (29, 2007); Shawn Griffith (29, 2007); Zach Renner (29, 2007).
WB Mark Bloomfield (3, 2004); Lester Bullock (3, 2004); Michael Blankenship (15, 1972); Steve Greene (16, 1968). 
On September 7, 2013, Brother George D. Hellyer, Sr. passed away.  He was raised on April 27, 1977 in Babylon Lodge #793 in New York and demitted to Mt. Hermon in May 3, 2012 along with his Son George D. Hellyer, Jr.  He was accorded Masonic funeral honors on Sept. 19.
  On October 9, 2013, Brother Bill Green Berry Smith passed away.  He was born on June 17, 1924 in Spartanburg, SC and was raised on July 28, 1986.  He served in the Air Corps and retired from the IRS after 34 years of service.
Mount Hermon Lodge #118 was chartered in 1848 by the Grand Lodge of North Carolina. Housed in the Asheville Masonic Temple, our Stated Communication meets on the first Thursday of each month with an open dinner at 6:30pm and the meeting following at 7:30pm.