Grand Chapter Royal Arch Masons in Virginia
Devotion and Dedication
Grand Chapter
Royal Arch Masons in Virginia
Grand Chapter
Royal Arch Masons in Virginia

500 Masonic Lane, Suite C, Henrico, Virginia 23223‑5552 500 Masonic Lane, Suite C
Henrico, Virginia 23223-5552

Committees

Chapter Services

  1. Danny L. Bowman, Chairman
    (276)-963-2992
    104 McGuire Lane, Richlands, VA 24641
  2. David Conner
    (757) 338-5366
    3004 Elm Tree Court Virginia Beach, VA 23452
  3. Emmett Dalton
    (434) 944-7278
    48 Northgate Road, Lynch Station, VA 24571
  4. Charlie Harmon
    (540) 869-1454
    112 Harvester Dr. Lake Frederick, VA 22630-2096
  5. William M. “Billy” Mutter
    (757) 620-3010
    718 Brunswick Road, Portsmouth, VA 23701
  6. Jeff Paras
    (757) 277-5830
    3605 Freelon Court, VA Beach, VA 23456
  7. Phillip Sommers
    (914) 584-3206
    14507 Guilford Ridge Road, Haymarket, VA. 20169
  8. Roger Vandyke
    (276) 385-5716
    1538 Maxwell Bottom Road, Whitewood, Va. 24657
  9. Graham Chip Winston
    (757) 237-1069
    4409 Glen Lake Path, VA Beach, VA 23462

Committee on Work

  1. Randall W. Johnson, Grand Lecturer
    (757) 547-0478
    145 Wilson Drive, Chesapeake, VA 23322-5219
  2. Arthur J. Phillips, Associate Grand Lecturer
    (804) 695-4892
    4326 Taliaferro Lane, Gloucester, VA 23061
  3. All the District Lecturers

Credentials

  1. Larry J. Lloyd, Chairman
    (540) 672-2415
    188 Marshall St., Orange, VA 22960
  2. Danny Wayne Bentley
    (276) 762-7480 (H), (276) 701-4385 (C)
    267 Rogers Circle, Castlewood, VA 24224
  3. Paul Wiley Garrett
    (434) 315-1096
    3702 Troublesome Creek Road, Dillwyn, VA 23936
  4. Harold Leo Powell
    (703) 680-4562 (H), (703) 209-8904 (C)
    16011 Macedonia Drive, Woodbridge, VA 22191
  5. Ronald F. Sturm
    (540) 832-2365
    9475 Walnut Road , Gordonsville, VA 22942

Education and Service

It shall be the duty of this Committee to disseminate Masonic educational material; to administer the Grand Royal Arch Chapter's Leadership Correspondence Course; and to prepare reports as required by the Grand High Priest. All expenditures are to be approved by the Grand High Priest.

  1. James C. Landerkin, Keystone Editor
    (443) 904-1455
    803 N. Howard Street, Unit No. 554, Alexandria, VA 22304-5465
  2. Raymon W. Bacchus, Grand Provost, Chairman
    (703) 899-8590
    74 Rutherford Circle, Potomac Falls, VA 20165-6220
  3. Huey P. Allen, Assistant Editor of Keystone
    (703) 655-7434
    1013 Cadmus Drive, Fredericksburg, VA
  4. Ex Officio: All Grand Chapter Elected Officers
  5. Michael H. Ashley
    (540) 975-3354
    505 West Locust Street, Woodstock, VA 22664-1329
  6. Joseph B. Hale
    (276) 971-6095
    P.O. Box 1154, Lebanon, VA 24266-1154
  7. Gregory D. Hosaflook
    (804) 241-1244
    446 Kents Store Road, Kents Store, VA 23084-2232
  8. Joseph M. Matthews
    (919) 842-2903
    323 Lowry Dr. SW, Abingdon, VA 24210-3123
  9. David M. Strohsahl
    (757) 353-5937
    1828 Windy Ridge Point, Virginia Beach, VA 23454-1535
  10. Edward Tooma
    (540) 465-1462
    216 Stoney Pointe Way, Strasburg, VA 22657-2668
  11. Jeremy B. Utt
    (757) 293-8280
    P.O. Box 327, Garrisonville, VA 22463

Finance

It shall be the duty of the Committee on Finance to audit and examine the books and accounts of the Grand Secretary and Grand Treasurer; and to report its actions at each Grand Annual Convocation. During the recess of the Grand Chapter, the Committee may, with the approval of the Grand High Priest, authorize each expenditure by the Grand Treasure as it shall deem necessary and proper. The Committee shall prepare and present to the Grand Royal Arch Chapter at the first session of each annual Grand Convocation a tentative budget of the estimated receipts and expenditures from all sources and all expenditures for the current capitular year, provided that a copy thereof shall be presented to the Grand Annual Convocation in each year. Nothing herein shall be interpreted as infringing upon the prerogative of the Grand High Priest to control the funds of the Grand Chapter Royal Arch Masons in Virginia.

  1. John J. McClelland, Chairman
    (804) 240-7367
    652 Punchbowl Lane, Jamaica, VA 23079
  2. Ex Officio: All Grand Chapter Elected Officers
  3. Danny L. Bowman
    (276) 345-2444
    104 McGuire Lane, Richlands, VA 24641
  4. Jason W. Lotz
    (703) 303-2805
    6855-D Brindle Heath Way, Alexandria, VA 22315
  5. Henry G. Sharber
    (804) 774-6664
    P.O Box 393, Prince George, VA 23875
  6. Felix E. Stephens, Jr.
    (757) 335-3999
    1307 Towanda Court, Chesapeake 23325-3124

Fraternal Relations

It shall be the duty of this Committee on Fraternal Relations to peruse the Proceedings of other Grand Royal Arch Chapters and Grand Councils in correspondence with the Grand Chapter Royal Arch Masons in Virginia and, at each Annual Grand Convocation, to report a review of such proceedings. It shall carry on correspondence with other Grand Jurisdictions with the purpose of recognizing Fraternal Relations, exchanging Grand Royal Arch Chapter representatives, and making recommendations to the Grand Chapter Royal Arch Masons in Virginia and the Grand High Priest. If a Grand Council of Royal and Select Masters is in fraternal relations with any Grand Royal Arch Chapter recognized by the Grand Royal Arch Masons in Virginia then, on application by that Grand Council, recognition is automatically extended. All Grand Representatives are encouraged to make every effort possible to be in contact with the counterparts. Any and all information that they deem pertinent to the Craft should be forwarded to the Chairman of the Committee by August.

  1. Donald Leo McAndrews, Chairman
    703-582-5408
    12045 Kahns Road, Manassas, VA 20112-3249
  2. Michael T. Huff
    (703) 303-7951
    1563 Mary Ellen Ct., Mclean, VA, 22101
  3. Thomas Lee Varner, Jr.
    (815)210-8757
    14302 Boydton Plank Road, Dinwiddie, VA 23841

Grand Chapter Trustees

  1. Daniel H. Surface, 3 Years
    (276) 759-2962
    P.O. Box 1127, Marion, VA 24354
  2. Nelson Crane Trinkle, Sr., 2 Years
    (804) 337-3069
    12431 Whisana Lane, Ashland, VA 22005
  3. Donald Leo McAndrews, 1 Year
    (703) 582-5408
    12045 Kahns Road, Manassas, VA 20112-3249

Grand Line Meritorious Bowl

The Grand Line Bowl, a sterling silver Punch Bowl of Paul Revere design was established as a trophy through the personal contribution of the Grand line officers of 1964-1965, and is to be awarded at the Annual Convocation of Grand Chapter to the District demonstrating the greatest interest, enthusiasm, and initiative in the Program for Progress.

  1. Joel T. Bundy, GM 3rd Veil Chairman
    (757) 636-1652
    2245 Sante Fe Arch, Virginia Beach, VA 23456
  2. Thomas Lee Varner, Jr., GM 2nd Veil
    (815) 210-8757
    14302 Boydton Plank Road, Dinwiddie, VA 23841
  3. Peter S. Jensen, GM 1st Veil
    (703) 989-3368
    14415 Glencrest Circle, Centreville, VA 20120

Information Technology Services

The Grand Chapter Committee on Information Technology is established to review, assess, and recommend to the Grand High Priest an information technology strategy for Grand Chapter and assist in implementing information technology improvements and investment projects. The Committee shall be composed of a Chairman, Vice Chairman, and six members with adequate information technology and industry knowledge and experience to carry out their responsibilities as a member of the Committee.

  1. Fred Kellner, Vice Chairman
    (571) 422-3540
    22651 Vienna Green Terrace Ashburn, VA 20148
  2. Emmett M. Pate, Jr., Chairman
    (757) 404-8594
    302 Sunflower Court, Virginia Beach, VA 23454
  3. Mike Aulicino
    (703) 451-3179
    7413 Falmouth Street, Springfield, VA 22150
  4. Granville (Jack) C. Canard, Jr.
    (571) 766-8440
    5501 Seminary Rd. Apt.#1903-S, Falls Church, 22041-3910
  5. D. Cole David
    540-922-2152
    5 Rosehill Drive, Christiansburg, VA 24073
  6. Charles Dirienzo
    (571) 524-9585
    6 Whaleback Lane, Fredericksburg, VA 22406
  7. Ronald J. Leibfreid
    (571) 249-9015
    3835 N. 9th Street, #410W, Arlington, VA 22203
  8. Joeseph Martinez
    (703) 340-5914
    12920 Hunting Cove Place, Bristow, Va 20136-3100
  9. Jason Matchetts
    (703) 505-7257
    47163 Chambliss Court Sterling VA 20165-3520
  10. John Suit
    (301) 606-9067
    6293 Twin Ponds Lane, Mount Airy, MD 21771
  11. Dave Trzeciakiewicz
    (757) 620-8311
    1001 Bolling Ave, Unit 410, Norfolk, VA 23508-1613

Jurisprudence

It shall be the duty of this Committee to implement Section 34 of the Digest, reviewing all resolutions and propositions, preparing them, in collaboration with their proposers, to insure proper form, text and purposes, and to submit its findings to the Grand Secretary for presentation in printed form to the Grand Royal Arch Chapter for consideration. It shall be the duty of the Committee to further study the Digest, recommending revisions when necessary, and to update for publication in the Digest such annotations, decisions, recommendations, and laws as have previously been approved by the Grand Chapter Royal Arch Masons in Virginia.
In order for the Grand Secretary to forward a copy of proposed legislation to the individual Royal Arch Chapters for their review and perusal, it is strongly recommended that all resolutions be forwarded to the Grand Secretary by August 15th, on month prior to the prescribed time noted in Section 34 of the Digest. The intent is to give all the Chapters adequate time to review with their Companions the proposed resolutions that will appear before the Committee of the Whole Grand Chapter at the Grand Annual Communication.

  1. Meredith Craig Hutto, Chairman
    (757) 547-4713
    616 Ravenwood Drive, Chesapeake, VA 23322-2754
  2. Howard F. Coleman
    (540) 898-1438
    9804 Balls Bluff Drive, Fredericksburg, VA 22407-9229
  3. Wayne Sawyer Flora
    (757) 422-1822
    2609 North Landing Road, Virginia Beach, VA 23456
  4. Philip Niemann Rhodes
    (703) 819-5550
    P.O. Box 17012. Arlington, VA 22216
  5. Russel Ghee Snodgrass
    (540) 649-2063
    494 Wyndham Hall Dr., Fishersville, VA 22939-2026

Meritorious Service

It shall be the duty of this Committee to review nominations for the John Dove Meritorious Service Award submitted by the Companions; selecting and recommending one of the Nominees to receive the Award. Nominations should be sent to:

Meritorious Service Committee
Grand Chapter Royal Arch Masons in Virginia
500 Masonic Lane, Suite C
Henrico, Virginia 23223-5552

  1. James A. Fields, Chairman
    (540) 649-2059
    20 Ar. Ives Drive, Fisherville VA 22939
  2. Danny L. Bowman
    (276) 345-2444
    104 McGuire Lane, Richlands, VA 24641
  3. Frederick R. Dixon, Sr.
    757-362-1143
    8805 Pinedale St., Norfolk VA 23503-5328
  4. Wayne Sawyer Flora
    (757) 422-1822
    2609 North Landing Road, Virginia Beach, VA 23456
  5. Rhey Maurice Solomon
    (703) 378-4134, (703)509-1071
    4123 Gales Bury Lance, Chantilly, VA 20151

Membership

  1. Kerry Worsham, Chairman
    (703) 609-4601
    14887 Lambeth Square, Centreville, Va. 20120
  2. Dennis Lee Bagley
    (757) 295-6990
    6400 Fenton Circle, Norfolk, VA 23509-1603
  3. Mark Day
    (540) 797-7754
    104 Mullberry Place, Lynchburg, Va. 24502
  4. Danilo B. Diego
    (757) 600-3884
    1101 Edge Brook Court, Virginia Beach, Va. 23454
  5. Jeff Cole Hedges
    (540) 364-7333 (H), (301) 275-1177 (C)
    1101 Edge Brook Court, Virginia Beach, Va. 23454
  6. Bill Peterson
    (757) 237-5249
    2008 Ryegate Court, Virginia Beach, VA. 23464
  7. William D. Robinson
    (276) 202 -7002
    P.O. Box 627, Castlewood, Va. 24224

Multi-State Festival

  1. Howard F. Coleman, Chairman
    (540) 898-1438
    9804 Balls Bluff Drive, Fredericksburg, VA 22407-9229
  2. Randall W. Johnson
    (757) 547-0478
    145 Wilson Drive, Chesapeake, VA 23322-5219

Perpetual Membership Trustees

  1. Wayne H. "Andy" Anderson, Permanent
    (757) 646-1438
    3 Harris Road, Portsmouth, VA 23702
  2. Gordon Hector Sprigg, Jr., Co-Chairman
    (804) 402-0335
    500 Masonic Lane Unit 143, Henrico, VA 23223
  3. Clyde M. Perry, Co-Chairmain
    (757) 635-2725
    2857 Majestic Oak, Virginia Beach, VA 23456
  4. Charles Edwin Cave
  5. John R. Goodwin
    (757) 393-2189 (H), (757) 581-2031 (C)
    425 Riverside Drive, Portsmouth, VA 23707

Philanthropic

It shall be the duty of this Committee on Philanthropy to coordinate and direct the charitable interests and benevolent monetary donations of the Companions of Royal Arch Freemasonry, wherever so dispersed within the Commonwealth of Virginia. lt is our responsibility to provide security, transparency, and accountability in the recording of contributions while supporting, organizing, and encouraging the charitable initiatives and goals established by the presiding Grand High Priest and Grand Chapter of Royal Arch Masons in Virginia. We will forge relationships with the leadership and designated contacts of our elected charities to ensure that our support is fluid, targeted, and functional to their needs. We will strive to be both visible and available to both our Companions and our community at large so that we may shed a positive light on our philanthropic heritage and provide civic leadership to inspire good men, unfamiliar with our Masonic tenets, to become Freemasons.

  1. Charles R. Trude, Chairman
    (540) 229-4043
    7539 Pilcher St
  2. James E. Daugherty
    (540) 731-0908
    3055 Pepper Ferry Road, Radford, VA 24141
  3. Torben Pedersen
    (540) 460-2767
    812 Falling Spring Road, Glasgow, VA 24555
  4. Andrew Jack Spradin
    (540) 235-1398
    4615 Newbern Heights , Pulaski, VA 24301

Robert Claiborne Wilson Award of Excellence

This award is designed to assist High Priests and Chapter Officers in preparation for the coming year, and as a reference during the year. Using the award in this way will make your Chapter healthy and encourage member participation. It is important for Excellent Kings and Scribes to examine these criteria and use them to plan for their year. It is critical for incoming High Priests to have a plan, hopefully based on these guidelines, and that they refer to these guidelines during the year to modify their plan.

Comments about the criteria and suggestions for revision are encouraged and should be emailed to the Robert Claiborne Wilson Award of Excellence Committee to: gracrcwaward@gmail.com

Rules for the Robert Claieborn Wilson Award and Application Form

  1. Dennis Mark Haas, Chairman
    (540) 539-8917
    136 Harmony Court, Front Royal, VA 22630
  2. John W. Bullach, Jr.
    (703) 534-3109
    6819 Williamsburg Blvd, Arlington, VA 22213-1521
  3. Joseph B. Hale
    (276) 971-6095
    P.O. Box 1154 Lebanon, VA 24266-1154
  4. David McAndrews
    (703) 599-3472
    6174 Hidden Canyon Road, Centreville, VA 20120-1172
  5. Nelson Crane Trinkle, Sr.
    (804) 337-3069
    12431 Whisana Lane, Ashland, VA 22005

Stewards and Arrangements

This Committee shall direct and control the Grand Steward in the discharge of all the duties of his office during the Convocations of the Grand Chapter Royal Arch Masons in Virginia. This Committee shall assist the Grand High Priest in preparing for all meetings, banquets and fellowship times at the Grand Convocation. Special attention shall be given to assure proper audio equipment is available for all meetings, and that adequate time is allowed for the hotel to arrange the facilities for the next designated meeting.

  1. Romulo M. Capuno, Chairman
    (703) 855-7023
    7323 Rolling Oak Lane , Springfeild, VA 22153-2015
  2. James Barry Bartley
    (703) 470-4710
    621 Third Street, Herndon, VA 20170-3145
  3. Allen Beckner
    (703) 819-5579
    174 Falcon Haven Drive, (PO Box 702), Basye, VA 22810-0702
  4. Philip Niemann Rhodes
    (703) 819-5550
    P.O. Box 17012. Arlington, VA 22216

W.J. Hubard Scholarship Fund

  1. Nelson Crane Trinkle, Sr., Chairman
    (804) 789-5989 (H) (804) 337-3069 (C)
    12431 Whisana Lane, Ashland, VA 23005
  2. James Barry Bartley
    (703) 470-4710
    621 Third Street, Herndon, VA 20170-3145
  3. James Arthur Fields, Jr.
    (540) 943-1521 (H) (540) 649-2059 (C)
    P.O. Box 156, Fishersville, VA 22939-0567

York Rite Building

  1. Wayne H. "Andy" Anderson
    (757) 646-1438
    3 Harris Road, Portsmouth, VA 23702
  2. Gordon H. Sprigg, Jr.
    (804) 402-0335
    500 Masonic Lane Unit 143, Henrico, VA 23223
  3. Major G. Stephenson
    (757) 515-6184
    3701 Point Elizabeth Drive, Chesapeake, VA 23321

Youth

  1. Romulo M. Capuno, Chairman
    (703) 644-7818(H) , (703) 855-7023 (C)
    7323 Rolling Oak Lane , Springfeild, VA 22153-2015
  2. Carl H. Dunn, Jr.
    (703) 401-3555
    12868 Arnot Lane, Bristow, VA 20136-2569
  3. John R. Goodwin
    (757) 393-2189 (H), (757) 581-2031 (C)
    425 Riverside Drive, Portsmouth, VA 23707
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