The Brothers of Odenton Lodge # 209 joined several hundred Freemasons honored famed naval leader John Paul Jones with a belated memorial service at the Naval Academy.
While it has been 110 years since Jones’ remains were brought to Annapolis from France to rest in a crypt under the academy chapel, Freemasons learned only within the past year that the Revolutionary War hero had never had a memorial service from the oldest fraternal organization in the world. The ceremony featured remarks about Jones, his service and his masonry, as well as a color guard, a hymn and the playing of “Taps.”
Worshipful Master Bossert and the Brothers of Odenton Lodge # 209 would like to “Congratulate” Brother William Ujvari on being “raised” to the Sublime Degree of “Master Mason.”
At the Stated Communication of 4/5/2016, Brother Patrick “Kalan” Turner was initiated as our newest “Entered Apprentice.” Senior Warden E.J. Hanlon presided over the degree work that night. After the Degree, the Brothers congratulated Brother Turner and retired to the social hall for fellowship and refreshment. Let’s all welcome Brother Turner into our Brotherhood!
The Traveling Gavel is currently in possession of St. Alban Universal Lodge No. 233!
The Odenton Masonic Family would like to invite you to our Gatsby Themed Casino night. So breakout those pin-striped suits and “flapper” dresses we’re going back to the Roaring 20s. Part of our mission is a commitment to our community and the people that make that up. In the spirit of community Odenton Masonic Lodge 209, has chosen the “Truckin’ 4 Troops” out of Millersville, Md as our charity for 2016. As they help our troops as they return home, we want to help them make that possible with your help.
This evening will be a fun experience where we can all gather as a community, enjoy each others conversation, expand our friendships, all while we practice our gambling skills without worrying about loosing any real money.
What to expect:
1. Each guest will receive casino chips to be spent at any of the 11 tables (poker, blackjack, roulette and craps).
2. Hors d’oeuvres will be served throughout the evening.
3. Wine and Beer will be available for purchase at the cash bar.
4. We will have a silent auction of various themed baskets, memorabilia and art.
Worshipful Master Bossert and the Brothers of Odenton Lodge # 209 would like to “Congratulate” Brother William Ujvari on being “passed” to the 2nd Degree Masonry of “Fellow Craft.”
I wanted to remind everyone about this week’s upcoming meeting. We will of course be having a usual business meeting. And to kick off our plan for the year to help bring us to further light in masonry , Brother Luis Gonzalez will have a presentation entitled “The pail and mop bucket”. Brothers of all degrees are invited to attend. So please help get the word out to all the brothers you know. I’m certain it will be a good night. Hope to see you then.
WM Cort Bossert
Odenton #209’s elected Officers for 2016.
Worshipful Master Elect – Cort Bossert
Senior Warden Elect – E.J. Hanlon
Junior Warden Elect – Ethan Casey
Secretary Elect – Brian Coons
Treasurer Elect – Herb Hopke (and current)
Open Installation will be held on 16 Jan 2016 at 2 PM
Congratulations to all Officers