Welcome!

Our Stated Communications are held at 7pm on the first and third Wednesdays of each month. We gladly welcome visitors! We hold ritual practice all other Wednesdays at 7pm; all Master Masons are welcome. In some years, we do not meet in July and August. Our lodge is located at 1206 Stehlik Drive, Odenton, MD 21113. We are fully Americans with Disabilities Act-compliant.

Picnic!

The picnic is this Saturday, August 16, 2014 from 11-4 at Patapsco State Park, Orange Grove area. We are in Orange Grove Pavilion 106. Below are the directions:

Avalon/Glen Artney/Orange Grove/Lost Lake Areas – 5120 South St, Halethorpe, MD 21227

• From the Beltway (I-695) Take Rt. 1 (Exit 12-A) toward Elkridge. Follow Rt. 1 South about 3 miles to South St. Turn right. Park entrance is on the left.
• From I-95 take I-195 to Rt. 1 (Exit 3) toward Elkridge to South St. Turn right. Park entrance is on the left.
• From Howard County follow Rt. 1 through Elkridge and into Baltimore County. Turn left onto South St. Park entrance is on the left.

Friday dinner

Friday night’s dinner (15 August) will be a fish fry with crab soup (homemade from all the leftover crabs from the crab feast!). We hope to see you and your family there.

No meeting August 20th

Brethren,

In accordance with our lodge by-laws, WM Culver has determined we will not meet on August 20. Enjoy the break from labor and we’ll see you in September.

Odenton THC Crab Feast

Brethren,

There are still tickets available for the Odenton Temple Holding Corporation Crab Feast. We need your support – profits from this function help pay the mortgage for our Lodge.

When: 3 Aug 14, 1:00-5:00pm
Where: Kurtz Beach, Pasadena, MD
Cost: $45.00 Adults, $20.00 children 6-10, $6.00 children under 6

Beer and soda are included. This is an air-conditioned, pest-free environment. There will be a sports memorabilia silent auction. (No outside food, drink, or alcohol permitted.)

We hope to see you all on the 3rd. You can get tickets from WM Culver or you can contact Kay Aleshire.

The 2014 Traveling Gavel Winner is Daylight Lodge #1

As the Gavel year has ended today, June 30, the standings for the longest holder of the Traveling Gavel are as follows:

  1. Daylight Lodge #1: 182 days
  2. Jephthah Lodge #222: 70 days
  3. Odenton Lodge #209: 47 days
  4. Glen Burnie Lodge #213: 16 days
  5. Birmingham Lodge #188: 8 days

Congratulations to Daylight Lodge #1 for their victory for 2014!

A full accounting of captures:

Holder Capture Date Duration
Daylight Lodge #1 9/10/2013 182 days
Jephthah Lodge #222 3/11/2014 70 days
Glen Burnie Lodge #213 5/20/2014 16 days
Odenton Lodge #209 6/5/2014 13 days
Birmingham Lodge #188 6/18/2014 8 days
Odenton Lodge #209 6/26/2014 4 days + 30 bonus days

Traveling Gavel Capture by Odenton Lodge

On June 26, 2014, the Traveling Gavel was recaptured from Birmingham Lodge by Odenton Lodge!

As Odenton Lodge held the gavel at the end of the gavel year on June 30, they gain an extra 30 days of capture time.

Support 4 Sami

Support 4 Sami

Brethren,

Odenton Lodge #209 is assisting in the campaign to help a brother Mason and friend. Samantha Bernadzikowski, daughter of Bro. Chaplain Frank Bernadzikowski of Glen Burnie Lodge #213, is fighting for her life against PVS (Pulmonary Vein Stenosis), and an experimental chemotherapy drug is keeping her alive, but her insurance is no longer covering the cost. The family has burned every reserve they have to help fund this drug at $75,000 per year, and the community, Masonic and otherwise, has stepped in to help. The drug company is helping to cover part of the cost at this time but help is still needed for the rest, plus travel expenses to get her to Boston for the treatments, and other expenses.

They are holding numerous fundraisers and have also established a YouCaring account at http://www.youcaring.com/medical-fundraiser/support-4-sami/70443 where donations can be made. You can also find updates at https://www.facebook.com/support4samantha.

Traveling Gavel Capture by Birmingham Lodge #188

This evening, five brothers from Birmingham Lodge #188 captured the Traveling Gavel from Odenton Lodge #209. They meet on the 2nd and 4th Thursdays, so there is still time to recapture before the end of June when the Gavel year ends!

Dinner Menu; Strawberry Night is now on dinner night!

Brethren, friends and neighbors:

The menu for dinner this Friday the 20th will be: hamburgers, hot dogs, barbecue / smoked pork, baked beans, corn, cole slaw, plus dessert, tea, and coffee.

Strawberry Night has now been rescheduled and will occur right after dinner. Dinner is 5-7 and Strawberry Night (strawberries and ice cream plus other treats) will be directly afterward from 7-9. Bring your friends and family!

Strawberry Night POSTPONED

Brethren,

Due to an unforeseen conflict, we are unfortunately forced to POSTPONE Strawberry Night.

WM is coordinating with the officers and Brother Senior Warden on an alternative date. When we have one, we will get the word out.

So as it stands now, our second meeting of the month on the 18th will be just that – a meeting. Don’t bring your family expecting strawberries. We do expect to see a number of brothers from Glen Burnie Lodge arrive to capture the Traveling Gavel, so that should be a treat, and fellowship with them afterwards is always a pleasure.