Brewing and Freemasonry

Suitable Event: Stated Communications
Speakers Name: Carl Weaver
Email: carl@carlweaver.com
Phone: (703) 338-0267
Location: Arlington, VA
Home Lodge: Cherrydale-Columbia No. 42
Permitted Travel Distance: Districts 1A, 1B, 54, and 4


The Generative and Transformative Power of Speech

Suitable Event: Stated Communications
Speakers Name: Carl Weaver
Email: carl@carlweaver.com
Phone: (703) 338-0267
Location: Arlington, VA
Home Lodge: Cherrydale-Columbia No. 42
Permitted Travel Distance: Districts 1A, 1B, 54, and 4


The Importance of Ritual

Suitable Event: Stated Communications
Speakers Name: Carl Weaver
Email: carl@carlweaver.com
Phone: (703) 338-0267
Location: Arlington, VA
Home Lodge: Cherrydale-Columbia No. 42
Permitted Travel Distance: Districts 1A, 1B, 54, and 4


Young George Washington

Suitable Event: Open Lodges / Any
Speakers Name: Dan Thompson, PM
Email: lodge4sr@verizon.net
Phone: (540) 371-2089
Location: Fredericksburg, VA
Home Lodge: Fredericksburg No. 4
Permitted Travel Distance: Within an hour’s drive of Fredericksburg


Freemasonry 101, or Everything Your Friends Want to Ask That You Don’t Know You Can Answer

Suitable Event: Any
Speakers Name: David Arehart
Email: casheeish@gmail.com
Phone: (757) 880-5074
Location: Williamsburg, VA
Home Lodge: Williamsburg No. 6
Permitted Travel Distance: Throughout Virginia, fuel reimbursement appreciated
Notes: How many times have you heard a brother say to a profane “I can’t tell you, it’s a secret” when asked something that isn’t really a secret? This program is designed to delineate for brethren that which truly is sacred and that which can be gladly divulged. Perfect for new members, or Lodges wishing to begin an open house program.


Christmas Season Customs – Masonic, Colonial, and Otherwise

Suitable Event: Open / Special Event – during the holidays
Speakers Name: David Arehart
Email: casheeish@gmail.com
Phone: (757) 880-5074
Location: Williamsburg, VA
Home Lodge: Williamsburg No. 6
Permitted Travel Distance: Throughout Virginia, fuel reimbursement appreciated
Notes: How has our celebration of the Christmas season evolved since our colonial brethren observed the holiday? This program explores colonial customs and traditions of the season and the similarities, or misconceptions that continue today.


Our Colonial Brethren

Suitable Event: Open / Stated
Speakers Name: David Arehart
Email: casheeish@gmail.com
Phone: (757) 880-5074
Location: Williamsburg, VA
Home Lodge: Williamsburg No. 6
Permitted Travel Distance: Throughout Virginia, fuel reimbursement appreciated
Notes: Care to put the adage that nothing ever changes in Masonry to the test? Would you recognize a meeting of your colonial brethren, or could you even gain admittance? This program examines the customs and practices of the Masonic Lodges in Virginia prior to and during the American Revolution, and just how much has changed over the centuries.


Art Deco Architecture in the Nation’s Capitol

Suitable Event: Open Lodges / Any
Speakers Name: Dr. Mark Dreisonstok
Email: mdreisonstok@nvcc.edu
Phone: (703) 342-7283
Location: Washington, DC
Home Lodge: Arminius Lodge, GL of DC
Permitted Travel Distance: Up to 40 miles from Fairfax, VA
Notes: I lecture on Art Deco architecture in the Nation’s Capital, specifically Art Deco architecture and Masonic buildings. I can do my presentation with relatively short notice, but I do require a decent LCD projector and screen (or white wall). Members of Masonic Lodges enjoy the presentation, as many Brethren remember with fondness many of the places I cover in addition to Masonic buildings, such as Glen Echo Park, local movie theatres, and Little Tavern Restaurants.


Making Your Quest

Suitable Event: Master Masons Instruction; Stated Communication
Speakers Name: John W. Mitchell, Jr.
Email: jwmitjr@aol.com
Phone: (703) 915-1121
Location: Manassas, VA
Home Lodge: Manasseh No. 182
Permitted Travel Distance: Up to 40 miles from Manassas, VA
Notes: Designed to inspire Master Masons to study the meaning and purpose of our ritual; approx. 15 minutes.


The Mysteries of Freemasonry

Suitable Event: Master Masons Instruction; Stated Communication
Speakers Name: John W. Mitchell, Jr.
Email: jwmitjr@aol.com
Phone: (703) 915-1121
Location: Manassas, VA
Home Lodge: Manasseh No. 182
Permitted Travel Distance: Up to 40 miles from Manassas, VA
Notes: Discusses how Masonry evolved and came to be what it is today; 30-40 minute lecture which is appropriate for all Master Masons.


Masonic Veterans

Suitable Event: Any Lodge – particularly around Veteran’s Day
Speakers Name: Kerry Douglas Kirk
Email: kerrydouglaskirk@gmail.com
Phone: (703) 217-7921
Location: Alexandria, VA
Home Lodge: Alexandria-Washington No. 22 and Henry No. 57
Permitted Travel Distance: NoVA to include District 4.
Notes: Powerpoint


A Discourse on Masonic Charity: A St. John’s Day Table Lodge Talk

Suitable Event: Open Lodges / Any
Speakers Name: Kerry Douglas Kirk
Email: kerrydouglaskirk@gmail.com
Phone: (703) 217-7921
Location: Alexandria, VA
Home Lodge: Alexandria-Washington No. 22 and Henry No. 57
Permitted Travel Distance: NoVA to include District 4.


Eastbound Night and Assorted Poems

Suitable Event: Open Lodges / Any
Speakers Name: Kerry Douglas Kirk
Email: kerrydouglaskirk@gmail.com
Phone: (703) 217-7921
Location: Alexandria, VA
Home Lodge: Alexandria-Washington No. 22 and Henry No. 57
Permitted Travel Distance: NoVA to include District 4.
Notes: Oral delivery


Oldest Masonic Ritual: The Edinburgh Register House 1696

Suitable Event: Open Lodges / Any
Speakers Name: Kerry Douglas Kirk
Email: kerrydouglaskirk@gmail.com
Phone: (703) 217-7921
Location: Alexandria, VA
Home Lodge: Alexandria-Washington No. 22 and Henry No. 57
Permitted Travel Distance: NoVA to include District 4.
Notes: PowerPoint


The Greatest Freemason You’ve Never Heard Of

Suitable Event: Open Lodges / Any
Speakers Name: Kerry Douglas Kirk
Email: kerrydouglaskirk@gmail.com
Phone: (703) 217-7921
Location: Alexandria, VA
Home Lodge: Alexandria-Washington No. 22 and Henry No. 57
Permitted Travel Distance: NoVA to include District 4.
Notes: Appropriate for any lodge. About the life and works and influence of a prominent, largely unknown mason from history.


And Just What of These Tools: An Invitation to Self-Inquiry

Suitable Event: Stated Communications
Speakers Name: Kerry Douglas Kirk
Email: kerrydouglaskirk@gmail.com
Phone: (703) 217-7921
Location: Alexandria, VA
Home Lodge: Alexandria-Washington No. 22 and Henry No. 57
Permitted Travel Distance: NoVA to include District 4.
Notes: Oral delivery


Back to Fundamentals: What is Freemasonry and How are We Different

Suitable Event: Stated Communications
Speakers Name: Kerry Douglas Kirk
Email: kerrydouglaskirk@gmail.com
Phone: (703) 217-7921
Location: Alexandria, VA
Home Lodge: Alexandria-Washington No. 22 and Henry No. 57
Permitted Travel Distance: NoVA to include District 4.
Notes: Oral delivery


Back to Fundamentals: What is Freemasonry and How are We Different

Suitable Event: Stated Communications
Speakers Name: Kerry Douglas Kirk
Email: kerrydouglaskirk@gmail.com
Phone: (703) 217-7921
Location: Alexandria, VA
Home Lodge: Alexandria-Washington No. 22 and Henry No. 57
Permitted Travel Distance: NoVA to include District 4.
Notes: Oral delivery


Highest Masonic Rank

Suitable Event: Stated Communications
Speakers Name: Kerry Douglas Kirk
Email: kerrydouglaskirk@gmail.com
Phone: (703) 217-7921
Location: Alexandria, VA
Home Lodge: Alexandria-Washington No. 22 and Henry No. 57
Permitted Travel Distance: NoVA to include District 4.
Notes: Oral delivery. Provocative. Laments somewhat the over-presence and overuse of accumulated titles when our highest rank should always be “just” Brother.


The Masonic MISSion

Suitable Event: Stated Communications
Speakers Name: Kerry Douglas Kirk
Email: kerrydouglaskirk@gmail.com
Phone: (703) 217-7921
Location: Alexandria, VA
Home Lodge: Alexandria-Washington No. 22 and Henry No. 57
Permitted Travel Distance: NoVA to include District 4.
Notes: Powerpoint. Discusses our purpose as being to elevate ourselves Morally, Intellectually, Socially and Spiritually. (MISS)


Wearing the Master Masons Ring

Suitable Event: Stated Communications
Speakers Name: Kerry Douglas Kirk
Email: kerrydouglaskirk@gmail.com
Phone: (703) 217-7921
Location: Alexandria, VA
Home Lodge: Alexandria-Washington No. 22 and Henry No. 57
Permitted Travel Distance: NoVA to include District 4.
Notes: Short Talk


What is Our Objective?

Suitable Event: Stated Communications
Speakers Name: Kerry Douglas Kirk
Email: kerrydouglaskirk@gmail.com
Phone: (703) 217-7921
Location: Alexandria, VA
Home Lodge: Alexandria-Washington No. 22 and Henry No. 57
Permitted Travel Distance: NoVA to include District 4.
Notes: Oral variant of the “Back to Fundamentals” talk.


Appeal to Scholars

Suitable Event: Blue / Symbolic Lodge
Speakers Name: Walter P. Benesch
Email: php1477@yahoo.com
Phone: (571) 297-4052
Location: Alexandria, VA
Home Lodge:
Permitted Travel Distance: Any lodge in Fairfax, Arlington, Alexandria, DC, or PG County in Maryland


Fun with the Masonic Code

Suitable Event: Blue / Symbolic Lodge
Speakers Name: Walter P. Benesch
Email: php1477@yahoo.com
Phone: (571) 297-4052
Location: Alexandria, VA
Home Lodge:
Permitted Travel Distance: Any lodge in Fairfax, Arlington, Alexandria, DC, or PG County in Maryland
Notes: Slide show or illustrations accompanies the talk


GWMSC 50 Years of Bringing Masonic Covers to the World

Suitable Event: Blue / Symbolic Lodge
Speakers Name: Walter P. Benesch
Email: php1477@yahoo.com
Phone: (571) 297-4052
Location: Alexandria, VA
Home Lodge:
Permitted Travel Distance: Any lodge in Fairfax, Arlington, Alexandria, DC, or PG County in Maryland
Notes: Slide show or illustrations accompanies the talk


History of Philately

Suitable Event: Blue / Symbolic Lodge
Speakers Name: Walter P. Benesch
Email: php1477@yahoo.com
Phone: (571) 297-4052
Location: Alexandria, VA
Home Lodge:
Permitted Travel Distance: Any lodge in Fairfax, Arlington, Alexandria, DC, or PG County in Maryland
Notes: Slide show or illustrations accompanies the talk


Is Harry Potter a Master Mason?

Suitable Event: Blue / Symbolic Lodge
Speakers Name: Walter P. Benesch
Email: php1477@yahoo.com
Phone: (571) 297-4052
Location: Alexandria, VA
Home Lodge:
Permitted Travel Distance: Any lodge in Fairfax, Arlington, Alexandria, DC, or PG County in Maryland


John Sibelius Mason

Suitable Event: Blue / Symbolic Lodge
Speakers Name: Walter P. Benesch
Email: php1477@yahoo.com
Phone: (571) 297-4052
Location: Alexandria, VA
Home Lodge:
Permitted Travel Distance: Any lodge in Fairfax, Arlington, Alexandria, DC, or PG County in Maryland


Josephine Baker: WWII Hero, Mason

Suitable Event: Blue / Symbolic Lodge
Speakers Name: Walter P. Benesch
Email: php1477@yahoo.com
Phone: (571) 297-4052
Location: Alexandria, VA
Home Lodge:
Permitted Travel Distance: Any lodge in Fairfax, Arlington, Alexandria, DC, or PG County in Maryland


Masonic Philately

Suitable Event: Blue / Symbolic Lodge
Speakers Name: Walter P. Benesch
Email: php1477@yahoo.com
Phone: (571) 297-4052
Location: Alexandria, VA
Home Lodge:
Permitted Travel Distance: Any lodge in Fairfax, Arlington, Alexandria, DC, or PG County in Maryland


Masonry’s Hidden Secret: School for Meditation

Suitable Event: Blue / Symbolic Lodge
Speakers Name: Walter P. Benesch
Email: php1477@yahoo.com
Phone: (571) 297-4052
Location: Alexandria, VA
Home Lodge:
Permitted Travel Distance: Any lodge in Fairfax, Arlington, Alexandria, DC, or PG County in Maryland


Native Americans Attachment to Freemasonry

Suitable Event: Blue / Symbolic Lodge
Speakers Name: Walter P. Benesch
Email: php1477@yahoo.com
Phone: (571) 297-4052
Location: Alexandria, VA
Home Lodge:
Permitted Travel Distance: Any lodge in Fairfax, Arlington, Alexandria, DC, or PG County in Maryland


Paestum, Greek City in Italy

Suitable Event: Blue / Symbolic Lodge
Speakers Name: Walter P. Benesch
Email: php1477@yahoo.com
Phone: (571) 297-4052
Location: Alexandria, VA
Home Lodge:
Permitted Travel Distance: Any lodge in Fairfax, Arlington, Alexandria, DC, or PG County in Maryland
Notes: Slide show or illustrations accompanies the talk


Short Talks Series

Suitable Event: Blue / Symbolic Lodge
Speakers Name: Walter P. Benesch
Email: php1477@yahoo.com
Phone: (571) 297-4052
Location: Alexandria, VA
Home Lodge:
Permitted Travel Distance: Any lodge in Fairfax, Arlington, Alexandria, DC, or PG County in Maryland
Notes: The following topics are available for Short Talks: Lodge as a Leadership Program, Psychology and Masonry???, The York Rite of Masonry, The Shakespeare Masons Should Know, The Other Cardinal Virtues, Personal Masonic Libraries,Other Words, Added Meanings: Exams from Scottish Rite Rituals, Preparing for the Year Ahead, Clandestine or Lost Opportunities?,Masonry’s Greatest Secret


Sibelius‘ Masonic Opus

Suitable Event: Blue / Symbolic Lodge
Speakers Name: Walter P. Benesch
Email: php1477@yahoo.com
Phone: (571) 297-4052
Location: Alexandria, VA
Home Lodge:
Permitted Travel Distance: Any lodge in Fairfax, Arlington, Alexandria, DC, or PG County in Maryland
Notes: Slide show or illustrations accompanies the talk


The Due Guard in Masonry

Suitable Event: Blue / Symbolic Lodge
Speakers Name: Walter P. Benesch
Email: php1477@yahoo.com
Phone: (571) 297-4052
Location: Alexandria, VA
Home Lodge:
Permitted Travel Distance: Any lodge in Fairfax, Arlington, Alexandria, DC, or PG County in Maryland


The Masonic Cowboys of the Silver Screen

Suitable Event: Blue / Symbolic Lodge
Speakers Name: Walter P. Benesch
Email: php1477@yahoo.com
Phone: (571) 297-4052
Location: Alexandria, VA
Home Lodge:
Permitted Travel Distance: Any lodge in Fairfax, Arlington, Alexandria, DC, or PG County in Maryland
Notes: Slide show or illustrations accompanies the talk


The Tracing Board of the 1º

Suitable Event: Blue / Symbolic Lodge
Speakers Name: Walter P. Benesch
Email: php1477@yahoo.com
Phone: (571) 297-4052
Location: Alexandria, VA
Home Lodge:
Permitted Travel Distance: Any lodge in Fairfax, Arlington, Alexandria, DC, or PG County in Maryland


The Tracing Board of the 2º

Suitable Event: Blue / Symbolic Lodge
Speakers Name: Walter P. Benesch
Email: php1477@yahoo.com
Phone: (571) 297-4052
Location: Alexandria, VA
Home Lodge:
Permitted Travel Distance: Any lodge in Fairfax, Arlington, Alexandria, DC, or PG County in Maryland


The Tracing Board of the 3º

Suitable Event: Blue / Symbolic Lodge
Speakers Name: Walter P. Benesch
Email: php1477@yahoo.com
Phone: (571) 297-4052
Location: Alexandria, VA
Home Lodge:
Permitted Travel Distance: Any lodge in Fairfax, Arlington, Alexandria, DC, or PG County in Maryland


The Use of Incense and Censing in Freemasonry (demonstration)

Suitable Event: Blue / Symbolic Lodge
Speakers Name: Walter P. Benesch
Email: php1477@yahoo.com
Phone: (571) 297-4052
Location: Alexandria, VA
Home Lodge:
Permitted Travel Distance: Any lodge in Fairfax, Arlington, Alexandria, DC, or PG County in Maryland


Three Generals, (2 Masons) at Yorktown

Suitable Event: Blue / Symbolic Lodge
Speakers Name: Walter P. Benesch
Email: php1477@yahoo.com
Phone: (571) 297-4052
Location: Alexandria, VA
Home Lodge:
Permitted Travel Distance: Any lodge in Fairfax, Arlington, Alexandria, DC, or PG County in Maryland


Where are the Elements?

Suitable Event: Blue / Symbolic Lodge
Speakers Name: Walter P. Benesch
Email: php1477@yahoo.com
Phone: (571) 297-4052
Location: Alexandria, VA
Home Lodge:
Permitted Travel Distance: Any lodge in Fairfax, Arlington, Alexandria, DC, or PG County in Maryland
Notes: Slide show or illustrations accompanies the talk


Saint John the Baptist

Suitable Event: Blue / Symbolic Lodge
Speakers Name: Walter P. Benesch
Email: php1477@yahoo.com
Phone: (571) 297-4052
Location: Alexandria, VA
Home Lodge:
Permitted Travel Distance: Any lodge in Fairfax, Arlington, Alexandria, DC, or PG County in Maryland


An Interesting Story of a Virginia Mason that Perished on the Titanic

Suitable Event: Open Lodges / Any
Speakers Name: William Baumbach
Email: william@baumbach.com
Phone: (703) 791-9522
Location: Fairfax, VA
Home Lodge: Cochran No. 271
Permitted Travel Distance: Up to 100 miles from Fairfax, VA
Notes: An interesting story of a Virginia Mason that perished on the Titanic, why a US Post office is named after him, and how after 95 years the only known VA Masonic artifact from the Titanic, his Masonic dues card is now on display in the GL museum. Includes a special gift presented to your Lodge. (time.. about 10min)Let me know if your Lodge is planning a Bring A Friend Night and would like me to come with a projector and show any of these videos. I will come to your Lodge with a projector and screen, computer, DVD player, speakers, etc. All presentations can be done before you open Lodge so that you can include prospective members (or wives), EA’s and FC’s. Some are good to use in conjunction with bring a friend programs.


Demonstration and Tour of the Grand Lodge Website

Suitable Event: Open Lodges / Any
Speakers Name: William Baumbach
Email: william@baumbach.com
Phone: (703) 791-9522
Location: Fairfax, VA
Home Lodge: Cochran No. 271
Permitted Travel Distance: Up to 100 miles from Fairfax, VA
Notes: Learn to navigate the site to find all the information, publications and lookup tools it has to offer. Internet access is NOT required. (time.. about 20-30min)Let me know if your Lodge is planning a Bring A Friend Night and would like me to come with a projector and show any of these videos. I will come to your Lodge with a projector and screen, computer, DVD player, speakers, etc. All presentations can be done before you open Lodge so that you can include prospective members (or wives), EA’s and FC’s. Some are good to use in conjunction with bring a friend programs.


MAHOVA YouTube Videos

Suitable Event: Open Lodges / Any
Speakers Name: William Baumbach
Email: william@baumbach.com
Phone: (703) 791-9522
Location: Fairfax, VA
Home Lodge: Cochran No. 271
Permitted Travel Distance: Up to 100 miles from Fairfax, VA
Notes: The three videos produced by MAHOVA are available on YouTube, you can view them at…This is Your Masonic Home of Virginia 2008 http://www.youtube.com/baumbachii#p/u/2/zEwtUOE2VuU This is Your Masonic Home of Virginia 2009 http://www.youtube.com/baumbachii#p/u/11/TUTjDZnwWVc This is Your Masonic Home of Virginia 2010 http://www.youtube.com/baumbachii#p/u/1/999QpbXX8scLet me know if your Lodge is planning a Bring A Friend Night and would like me to come with a projector and show any of these videos. I will come to your Lodge with a projector and screen, computer, DVD player, speakers, etc. All presentations can be done before you open Lodge so that you can include prospective members (or wives), EA’s and FC’s. Some are good to use in conjunction with bring a friend programs.


Video presentation about the Shriners and theShriners Hospitals for Children.

Suitable Event: Open Lodges / Any
Speakers Name: William Baumbach
Email: william@baumbach.com
Phone: (703) 791-9522
Location: Fairfax, VA
Home Lodge: Cochran No. 271
Permitted Travel Distance: Up to 100 miles from Fairfax, VA
Notes: (time.. about 20min)Let me know if your Lodge is planning a Bring A Friend Night and would like me to come with a projector and show any of these videos. I will come to your Lodge with a projector and screen, computer, DVD player, speakers, etc. All presentations can be done before you open Lodge so that you can include prospective members (or wives), EA’s and FC’s. Some are good to use in conjunction with bring a friend programs.


Virtual tour of the Masonic Home

Suitable Event: Open Lodges / Any
Speakers Name: William Baumbach
Email: william@baumbach.com
Phone: (703) 791-9522
Location: Fairfax, VA
Home Lodge: Cochran No. 271
Permitted Travel Distance: Up to 100 miles from Fairfax, VA
Notes: Through video and a slideshow I have a virtual tour presentation program that will bring to the Brethren of your Lodge, aerial, outside and inside view’s of the Grand Lodge of Virginia, Masonic Home buildings and property. They get a picture tour of the Grand Lodge offices, Museum and Library, memorials on the grounds, Masonic Home Day parade, and the MAHOVA. They get to meet the former orphans “Children”, and the current residents and employees of the Masonic Home, and hear their stories as told to me during my personal interviews with them. The Brethren of your Lodge that have never been to Richmond and visited these places will enjoy this custom personal presentation and tour, let’s show the Brethren, I bring all of this to your Lodge for the Brethren to see! After seeing this presentation, Brethren have told me they are now inspired to make a visit. (time.. about 30-45min)Let me know if your Lodge is planning a Bring A Friend Night and would like me to come with a projector and show any of these videos. I will come to your Lodge with a projector and screen, computer, DVD player, speakers, etc. All presentations can be done before you open Lodge so that you can include prospective members (or wives), EA’s and FC’s. Some are good to use in conjunction with bring a friend programs.


What is Freemasonry? Video

Suitable Event: Open Lodges / Any
Speakers Name: William Baumbach
Email: william@baumbach.com
Phone: (703) 791-9522
Location: Fairfax, VA
Home Lodge: Cochran No. 271
Permitted Travel Distance: Up to 100 miles from Fairfax, VA
Notes: What is Freemasonry? video, produced by the Grand Lodge of Va. (time.. about 10min)Let me know if your Lodge is planning a Bring A Friend Night and would like me to come with a projector and show any of these videos. I will come to your Lodge with a projector and screen, computer, DVD player, speakers, etc. All presentations can be done before you open Lodge so that you can include prospective members (or wives), EA’s and FC’s. Some are good to use in conjunction with bring a friend programs.


National Sojourners

Suitable Event: Open Lodges / Any
Speakers Name: William Baumbach
Email: william@baumbach.com
Phone: (703) 791-9522
Location: Fairfax, VA
Home Lodge: Cochran No. 271
Permitted Travel Distance: Up to 100 miles from Fairfax, VA
Notes: (National Secretary, HQ, National Sojourners, Inc.) Purposes, activities, organization, membership requirements, and objectives of National Sojourners andthe Heroes of ’76, ‘Toast to the Flag’. Can provide teams to present ‘Building the Flag’, ‘Historic Flags’, Service Flags’, and Flag Disposal’