Stated Communication – February 15, 2017

During the Stated Communication held on February 15th, 2017, Worshipful Master E.J. Hanlon Jr. presided over the weekly business meeting of Odenton Lodge No. 209, and welcomed all the Brothers and guests to this fraternal gathering.

Bro. Mark Martinez and Bro. Shane Wolfe stood their Fellowcraft Proficiency.  Bro. William Ujvari conducted the examination. The Brethren balled on the proficiency, and having found it fair in the South, West and East, Bro. Mark Martinez and Bro. Shane Wolfe were then found to be eligible to be raised to the “Sublime Degree of Master Mason.” Worshipful Master E.J. Hanlon Jr. and the Brethren congratulated Bro. Mark Martinez and Bro. Shane Wolfe on passing their proficiency.

Bro. Mark Martinez was then raised to the Sublime Degree of Master Mason. Worshipful Master E.J. Hanlon Jr. presided over the degree work. Bro. William Ujvari read the charge. Bro. Mark Martinez met Worshipful Master E.J. Hanlon Jr. and Junior Deacon William Ujvari west of the altar where he presented them with gifts, as a token of appreciation for all they have done to get him to this evening prior to his deployment to Afghanistan.

Worshipful Master E.J. Hanlon Jr. and the Brethren congratulated Bro. Mark Martinez our newest “Master Mason.”

There being no further business facing the membership, the Lodge was closed in peace and harmony with the Brethren retiring to the dining hall for refreshments.

Stated Communication – February 1, 2017

During the Stated Communication held on February 1, 2017, Worshipful Master E.J. Hanlon Jr. presided over the weekly business meeting of Odenton Lodge No. 209, and welcomed all the Brothers and guests to this fraternal gathering.

Mr. Christopher Wertz and Mr. Joshua Ford were initiated as Entered Apprentices. Worshipful Master pro tempore SW Kenn Adams presided over the degree work. Bro. William Ujvari read the charge. Worshipful Master pro tempore SW Kenn Adams and the Brethren congratulated our newest Brothers and welcomed them.

There being no further business facing the membership, the Lodge was closed in peace and harmony with the Brethren retiring to the dining hall for refreshments.

O.E.S. Chapter 29 Mystery Dinner – Saturday, February 18, 2017

Come join the Order of the Eastern Star # 29 for the “1st Mystery Dinner”

When: Saturday, February 18, 2017  – Starts at 1 PM

Where: Odenton Masonic Center  (206 Stehlik Drive, Odenton MD 21113)

Cost: Adults $12 / Children (Under 10) $9.00

What’s on the Menu: Pork, Potatoes, Pasta, Vegetables, Desserts and more

What to Expect: Good Food; Good Fun; Great Fellowship, BUT….the Menu is in code!!!!!!!!!!

There will be four menus handed to you; one for each course; you place the order & they will serve you…>>

HOWEVER …..the order it is served is a MYSTERY! It is kind of like “Let’s Make A Deal.”

Contact: 443-808-0358 or email: kitkate757@gmail.com or rckdumasjr@aol.com

Stated Communication – January 18, 2017

During the Stated Communication held on January 18th, 2017, Worshipful Master E.J. Hanlon Jr. presided over the weekly business meeting of Odenton Lodge No. 209, and welcomed all the Brothers and guests to this fraternal gathering.

Brother Kalan Patrick Turner stood his Entered Apprentice Proficiency.  Bro. William Ujvari conducted the examination. The Brethren balled on the proficiency, and having found it fair in the South, West and East, Bro. Turner is now eligible to be passed to the 2nd of the the three degrees of Masonry. Worshipful Master E.J. Hanlon Jr. and the Brethren congratulated Bro. Turner on passing his proficiency.

Mr. Charles Zeithen and Mr. Nicholas Thomas were then initiated as Entered Apprentices. Worshipful Master E.J. Hanlon Jr. presided over the degree work. Bro. William Ujvari read the charge. Worshipful Master E.J. Hanlon Jr. and the Brethren congratulated our newest Brothers and welcomed them.

There being no further business facing the membership, the Lodge was closed in peace and harmony with the Brethren retiring to the dining hall for refreshments.

Stated Communication – January 7th, 2017

During the Stated Communication held on January 7th 2017, Worshipful Master Cort Bossert presided over the “Open Installation of Officers” of Odenton Lodge No. 209 for 2017, and welcomed all the Brothers and guests to this fraternal gathering open to the public. Worshipful Master Cort Bossert closed the Lodge of Sorrow and dismissed committees.

Worshipful Master-Elect E.J. Hanlon Jr. was then installed as Worshipful Master, in which due form he presided over the installation of his 2017 Officer Line.

2017 Odenton Lodge 209 AF & AM Officers

Worshipful Master – Elon Jerome “EJ” Hanlon

Senior Warden – Kenn Adams

Junior Warden – Dario Fermaint

Secretary – Brian Coons

Treasurer – Herb Hopke

Senior Deacon – Fred Rossmark

Junior Deacon – William Ujvari

Senior Steward – Andrew McDowell

Junior Steward – Evan Parnell

Tyler – HPM Paul Romer

MOC – HPM Roy Stevens

Marshall – PM John Ertel

 

 

The Charge to the Lodge and Public Proclamation was given by Past Master John Ertel. Worshipful Master EJ Hanlon led the Lodge in opening a Lodge of Sorrow. There was a presentation of gifts. PM Cort Bossert presented Bro. Secretary Brian Coons and Junior Deacon William Ujvari each with a “2016 Master’s Award” for outstanding service to Lodge. Grand Inspector James T Hill congratulated the newly elected officers, and extended the warmest of fraternal greetings from the Most Worshipful Grand Master of Masons in Maryland, Kostus “Gus” Vorvoulus.

There being no further business claiming the attention of this Open Installation, the Lodge was closed in peace and harmony.

Volunteers Needed!

Brethren,

The Lodge is always engaged in a variety of activities vital to the success of the Lodge every month, such as BINGO, our monthly Lodge Breakfast, and Dinner. Success and our participation at any event run hand in hand. At each of these events, we always can use a “helping hand.” It’s also a great time to come out and partake in some great fellowship with your Brothers, as well as see friendly faces you have not seen in awhile.

If  you would like to volunteer at any of our upcoming events on our Lodge calendar, please send the Worshipful Master or Brother Secretary a message that your interested in helping out, and we will let those running the event know.

Respectfully,

Brian Coons, Secretary

Odenton Lodge # 209

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