Trestleboard: January 2020
Mountain City Lodge No. 67 - Lexington, Virginia
From the East


Membership Recognition Night is scheduled for our next stated meeting. I hope we can have a great crowd as we recognize everyone for their commitment to the Lodge and years of masonic membership. Please review our calendar as we have a lot of upcoming degrees, practices, and events in the coming weeks and months.

I would ask everyone to please keep Richard Kaufrman’s family in our prayers and make every effort to attend his funeral service next Monday. We will be conducting a Masonic Funeral per his wishes. His services will be this Monday, February 3rd at 2pm at New Providence Presbyterian Church - 1208 New Providence Rd, Raphine, VA 24472. There will be military honors at the grave and a masonic service in the church along with the funeral.

As a reminder, please make sure your contact information is updated with R.W. Lyons for the Lodge Directory. You should have received a copy of the directory, if not please see extra copies on R.W. Lyons desk. I look forward to seeing everyone on February 3rd as we continue to grow our brotherhood.


Brent W. Fellows
Worshipful Master
Secretary's Desk
Wor. Jesse S. Lyons
2020 Lodge dues in the amount of $80 are due NOW. Pay online at or by mail at 103 W Nelson St, Lexington, VA.
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York Rite Updates
Moomaw Commandery of Knights Templar No. 27
Rockbridge Royal Arch Chapter No. 44

Royal Arch Degree Festival - Saturday, February 29, 2020
Royal Arch LogoHave you been wanting to continue your Masonic journey and gain additional light? The 6 degrees in the Royal Arch are essential to learning more about masonry, connecting the dots in the three degrees and beyond, and more. Rockbridge No. 44 is home to forty Royal Arch masons and we’d love for you to join us. 

An opportunity that comes one a year or two is happening on February 29. From 8am to 2pm in our Lodge, all degrees will be conferred so you can join in one day. The cost is $50 and our annual dues are $45. Contact Secretary Brent Buswell or High Priest Jesse Lyons to petition.
The Royal Arch and Knights Templar are two more York Rite masonic groups you may join and they both meet in Mountain City Lodge. If you’d like to learn more about these two smaller masonic organizations, contact Jesse Lyons or reply to this email.

Meetings Reminder
Monday, February 17, Mountain City Lodge
Dinner at 6:15pm; meetings begin at 7pm
Watch this video about the 6 degrees of Royal Arch and why you will love their story!
Eagle Scout Presentation Night
January 6, 2020

At the January Stated Communication, Wor. Master Brent Fellows, assisted by R.W. Jack Glisson, presented several Eagle Scout recognition certificates provided by the Grand Lodge of Virginia and signed by Most Worshipful Douglas Vernon Jones, Grand Master of Masons in Virginia. Several families, Scout leaders, and brethren/candidates attended--the Dining Hall and Lodge Hall were packed! View more photos on Facebook.
John Cooper Braddy, BV Troop 318, Colby James Ervin, Lexington Troop 29, Eli Edward Hattersley, Troop 5, Mason Evan Honaker, Troop 2, Noah Eugene Knick, Troop 29, Brandon David Overton, Troop 31, Andrew Mason Crance, Troop 2; District Executive Officer Tom Greenwood, Eagle Board Chair Judy Goodbar, Worshipful Master Brent Fellows, another district leader, and Jack Glisson
2019 Lodge Christmas Party and Open Installation
December 7, 2019
Held at Moody Hall on post at VMI, the annual Christmas Party, coupled with our open installation of 2020 officers, was a fantastic event of fraternal brotherhood for the whole family. Wives, candidates, families, widows, and brethren all gathered to celebrate the season under the banner of Freemasonry. View more photos on Facebook
Brothers in attendance at the annual Christmas Party and Officer Installation at Moody Hall on post of Virginia Military Institute
February Masonic Birthdays
Jack Edward Osborne
February 20, 2016

Travis Austin Klein
February 27, 2014

John Jay Bracken
February 21, 2013

David Charles Downing
February 23, 2012

Nicholas James Putnam
February 23, 2012

Gary Christopher Wilcox
February 7, 2002

Louis Hughes Caddell
February 28, 1985
2020 Officers
Master - Wor. Brent W. Fellows
S.W. - Br. Steve McNeil
J.W. - Br. Brent E. Buswell
Secretary - R.W. Jesse S. Lyons
Treasurer - Br. John D. Brandt
S.D. - Br. Adam J. Gross
J.D. - Br. Bruce Lillegard
S.S. - Br. Jonathan R. Vance
J.S. - Br. David James Cartwright
Chaplain - Br. Jimmy Southers
Tiler - Wor. John Morman
Marshal - R.W. Jackson Glisson

Trustee - R.W. John Dester
Trustee - R.W. Jesse Lyons
Trustee - Wor. John Mulligan
Trustee - R.W. Torben Pedersen
Trustee - R.W. Fred Vaughan
Trustee Emeritus - R.W. Gerry Locher
Advisor - R.W. Warren Schmid

Calendar of Events
Visit our website for dates of all entities and add to your personal calendar!

Tues. 1/28: Ritual Practice - 7pm @ Mountain City

Wed. 1/29: FC Degree - 6pm @ Mountain City

Sat. 2/1: Knight Templar Central Virginia Area School - 7:30am to 1pm @Manchester Lodge No. 14

Mon. 2/3: Stated Communication & Membership Recognition Night - 6:30pm @ Mountain City

Tues. 2/4: Blood Drive - 12pm to 8pm @ VMI

Tues. 2/4: Clifton Forge Stated - 6:30pm @ Clifton Forge

Tues. 2/4: Joint Ritual Practice - 7pm @ Buena Vista

Wed. 2/5: Blood Drive - 12pm to 8pm @ VMI

Thurs. 2/6: Blood Drive - 12pm to 8pm @ VMI

Thurs. 2/6: Covington Stated - 6:30pm @ Covington

Sat. 2/8: Division Leadership Conference - 9am to 12pm @ Bridge Christian Church

Tues. 2/11: Roanoke Valley Scottish Rite

Tues. 2/11: Buena Vista Stated -  7:30pm @ Buena Vista

Thurs. 2/13: Glasgow Stated - 6:30pm @ Glasgow

Thurs. 2/13: Millboro Stated 6:30pm @ Glasgow

Fri. 2/14: Blood Drive - 12pm to 4pm @ Lexington Baptist Church

Mon. 2/17: Chapter & Commandry - 6:15pm @ Mountain City

Tues. 2/18: Joint MM Ritual Practice - 7pm @ Mountain City

Wed. 2/19: MM Degree - 6pm @ Mountain City

Thurs. 2/20: Royal Arch Degrees Practice @ Mountain City

Mon. 2/24: Shenandoah Shrine Club - 7pm @ Mountain City

Tues. 2/25: Joint Ritual Practice - 7pm @ Buena Vista

Saturday 2/29: Royal Arch Degrees Festival - 8am to 3pm @ Mountain City
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