Introducing the 2015 Hill City Lodge Holiday Ornamment

Merry Christmas & Happy Holidays

Please think about the wonderful work of the Lodge in your holiday planning.

Past Master Philippe Dewailly, who is a master jewelry designer, has hand crafted a beautiful Christmas ornament for our 2015 Holiday Fundraiser.  He has created 2 versions, one in pewter and one in sterling silver.  The cost of the pewter will be $20 and the sterling silver will be $60.  These beautiful pieces will be available at the Lodge in a couple of weeks.  If you cannot come by the Lodge to pick yours up – and we would love to see you – please contact Lodge Secretary Oscar Orum for more information.  All the money raised will go to the Toys for Tots.  Last year we raised $1,200.  With more time this year, we can do better than that. This is a worthy cause and a beautiful ornament.  Let’s keep the tradition going strong.  Thanks again to PM Dewailly for this beautiful piece of art.

–  Chuck Stewart, Worshipful Master
Hill City Lodge #456

Community Service Update


The new year has come, and with it new opportunities to serve our fellow man. For the first half of the Masonic Year, Hill City Members donated 336.75 hours of their free time to service outside the lodge for the betterment of their communities. Below is the list that will periodically be updated throughout the year. Have you performed any community service hours? Contact Charles Maddox, the Junior Warden, at

BrotherNumber of Hours
Robert Andrews76.25
John Baylor50
Lee Kinser36.5
Chuck Stewart36
Justin Dressen32
Philippe Dewailly28
Bob Wheeless24
Ken Nicholas21
Don Jarrell10
Charles Maddox10
Robert Eschenburg8
Lance Dean5

Charity Committee Is Formed

The Worshipful Master, Philippe Dewaily, has formed a Charity Committee for the upcoming Holiday Season. The committee chairmen are Jason White and Luke Michels. The first planning meeting of the committee was held on Saturday, September 6. The committee voted to have a toy drive for the benefit of “Toys for Tots” and to raise donations by selling the 1st Annual Hill City Lodge Christmas Tree ornament. Pictured here is a draft of the ornament.

The committee chairmen welcome those of you who want to participate in this wonderful adventure. There is a lot of work to do and a lot of happiness to bestow. Do your part and assist the lodge in making this a successful charity drive. Contact the lodge secretary or a Past Master to find out how to get involved.

The Collection Box decorating session will be on September 23, Tuesday, at the Lodge. Please plan to attend this event. The committee will be producing collection boxes for the toys that are being donated to our cause. The Committee needs the following donations of materials: Old Christmas wrapping paper; box tape, old Christmas package ribbon. If you have any of these materials laying around that you can donate, please bring them by the lodge.