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!
After a fine visit and fellowship at the Stated Communication of Patuxent Lodge #218, on Saturday March 5, 2016, The officers and members of Centennial Lodge #174 have taken possession of the Maryland Traveling Gavel. The transfer was completed in in accordance with the rules and in the spirit of fraternal fellowship.
The brothers of Centennial Lodge look forward to the guardianship of this gavel until such time as another Lodge attempts to secure possession.
Sincerely & fraternally,
Richard A Wilburn, WM
Centennial Lodge #174
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
The G.O.A.T.S. Masonic Picnic will be held rain or shine this Saturday, 15 August from 11:00 AM till 3:00 PM. Food will be provided by the Brothers of Odenton Lodge #209. The picnic will be held at Burba Lakes pavilion #5. All non-DoD card holders will have to use the Main Gate at Ft Meade, Md (Rt 175 and Reese Rd).
I did put in a list of the names that were provided to me but if your name is not on the list, just inform the Guard you are attending the GOATS Masonic Picnic located at Pavilion #5. You will need to have a drivers license, current registration for your vehicle and proof of insurance if asked. Remember you will be entering a military installation and all vehicles are subject to inspection.
Once you pass the main gate,
– turn left onto Ernie Pyle St. (its your first left pass the gate)
– turn right onto Liewellyn Ave (you will pass Kimbrough Army Medical Center on your left)
– turn left onto McKay St
The parking lot will be straight in front of you and so is the pavilion. Look for the Masonic Banner.
Things you should bring:
– Lawn Chairs (there are picnic tables on site)
– Sun Screen
– Insect repellant
– Alcoholic beverages are allowed but NO Glass containers
Hope to see you there,
Worshipful Master 2015
Odenton Lodge #209
The picnic plans are finalized!
The picnic will be held August 15th from 11:00am – 3:00 pm. It will be at Ft. Meade, Burba Lake Pavilion #5. Food and sodas will be provided as well as cornhole, horseshoes, and whatever else. BYOB, but no glass containers are allowed. This is open to all masons and their friends and, of course, families. It is imperative that you RSVP to Bro. Junior Warden EJ Hanlon immediately, as he will need a head count to ensure there is enough food for everyone who attends.
11 members of Odenton Lodge #209 marched in the July 4th parade to rededicate Baltimore’s Washington Monument. It might have rained just a little bit. We are disappointed that media coverage of the event was not better, so the only industry that will appreciate our sacrifice are the Maryland Dry Cleaners, who we are sure will have been flooded with tuxedos afterward. We laughed, enjoyed each other’s company, and represented our lodge.