December stated communication

UPDATE: Tonight’s meeting has been canceled. It has been tentatively scheduled for the 21st.

Date:  Thursday, 16 December 2010.
Time:  7:00 p.m.
Place:  The Mason Inn at George Mason University, Fairfax, VA (same building as Nov mtg)
The Lodge will begin labor at 7:00pm; go to refreshment for dinner; reconvene after dinner to finish business and close.

Dinner will be $30 and for that the Mason Inn will also provide us with a secure meeting room.
RSVP’s are essential as the Lodge has to order and partially pay for the meals several days prior to the meeting.  So please let the WM or Secretary know that you are coming.  Prepayment is strongly encouraged as the Lodge must make a substantial pre-payment a week before the meeting.
Checks should be made payable to The Patriot Lodge, AF&AM & sent to:
The Patriot Lodge, AF&AM
PO Box 101764
Arlington, VA
22210
Menu is still to be determined….it will be forwarded as soon as it is available.
Hope to see you there,
S&F
Bob White, PM
Secretary
Patriot Lodge, U.D.

The Patriot Lodge’s First Ever Stated Communication

Brethren: The first stated communication of The Patriot Lodge, U.D. has been set and you are invited.

New Day/Date/Time:
MONDAY  November 15, 2010      6:30 p.m.
Meeting 6:30 -7:30
Dinner 7:30-9:00
Cost of the catered dinner is $30 and payment must be received by the Worshipful Master or the Secretary no later then COB November 10, 2010.  Checks may also be sent to the Lodge address but please allow 2-3 days for delivery:
The Patriot Lodge, U.D.
PO Box 101764
Arlington, VA 22210
Note:  Patriot Lodge is working on a more automated process for taking reservations but it will not be ready for our November meeting.
Dinner selections will be up to the chef but will include:
Garden salad
Entree: Chicken, pork loin, or pasta (Chef will make the choice)
One green & one starchy vegetable
Dessert: Chocolate mousse
Drinks:  Coffee, Tea, water

We also have a guest speaker – Paul Evancoe.  He will speak on what Masonry means to him and the Scottish Rite in particular.  His bio follows:

Paul Evancoe is a retired, career Navy SEAL with significant combat experience. Following his military career, he continued government service as the Director for Special Operations in the Office of the Coordinator for Counter-terrorism at the U.S. Department of State. Paul next took a position with the National Nuclear Security Administration where he later headed the Office of Emergency Response which had responsibility for world-wide nuclear and radiological accident and incident response. After 37 total years of government service he became the Vice President for Military Operations at Fabrique Nationale d’HerstalUSA. Paul is the founder and president of International Security Strategies and Operations, Inc. ISSO specializes in emergency management, risk assessment, vulnerability assessment and facility hardening.

Paul’s significant military service awards include the Joint Meritorious Service Medal, Bronze Star with “V” for valor, Purple Heart, Meritorious Service Medal (3 awards), Cross of Gallantry with gold star for heroism, Navy Commendation Medal with “V” for valor, Navy Combat Action Ribbon (3 awards), Navy Achievement Medal (4 awards), along with 12 other lesser medals and ribbons. Paul holds a BS in Industrial Technology and advanced degrees and certifications in Human Resource Development, Political Military Strategic Planning and Weapon Systems Engineering.

Paul is the author of numerous feature articles in various national and foreign journals and magazines. He regularly is quoted as a counterterrorism, weapons and non-lethal disabling technology expert in various newspapers and magazines. In addition, Paul has written numerous security-related policy and procedural documents for both government and commercial customers. “Own the Night” is Paul’s first novel.