Brothers and Candidates Last Monday night was a special night for your Lodge. Your Officers were Installed by two Past Grand Masters as well as our Deputy Grand Master and our Area Administrator. It was well attended and if I may be so bold, it was done the "right way". Very formal and by the book. A reception was held afterwords and the evening was special.
Of special notice was our Installing Officers Past Grand Master A.D. Anderson (1973), Past Grand Master Jack Allord (1996) and Right Worshipful Deputy Grand Master Daniel Slavik. Grand Master Anderson is 94 years old and delivered a wonderful Installation of your Master and Deputy Grand Master Slavik (next years Grand Master) installed all the other Officers.
We are especially proud of the fact that Past Grand Master Allord is also a plural member of our Lodge and we are so blessed to have his wisdom and experience.
It is not often that a Past Grand Master of 94 years of age does the Installation and it was honor that will last a life time. I would also like to than Brother Paul Tourville, our Area Adminstator for his usual fine work as Installing Marshal.
It is my hope that all in attendance realized how special the night was. Your Officers for the 2013 Masonic Year are: WM Tom Walton SW Chad Snyder JW Rob Hanson Scry/Tr Larry Preston Chap Dale Anderson SD Jeff Lichtfuss JD John Meek SS Jerry Thompson JS Matt Baumgartner Cnsl Lloyd Laskowski Tyler Ken Stricker
Also installed were two new Trustees, Dale Anderson and Chad Snyder.
This truly is a dream team of Officers. The line is extremely strong and capable with a great mix of youth and age, excitement and experience. What is also special is that we have the Officers of last year who have left the line, still active and participating.
Especially Brother Norm Burns who has so much experience and knowledge of the building and our history. We will be asking much of him as we involve and "teach" the younger newer members.
Sincerely and Fraternally, Tom WM
Front row l-r RWDGM Daniel Slavik, PMWGM A.D. Anderson, PMWGM Jack Allord Second row: Ken Stricker, Sentinel; Lloyd Laskowski, Counselor; John Meek, Jr. Deacon; Tom Walton, Master; Jeff LIchtfuss, Sr. Deacon; Jerry Thompson, Sr. Steward; Paul Tourville, Area Administrator; Matt Baumgartner, Jr. Steward; Rob Hanson, JW: Chad Snyder, SW; Larry Preston, S/T; Dale Anderson, Chaplain.
Installing Officer Past Grand Master A. D. Anderson, Tom Walton Master
Installation Team: Right Worshipful Deputy Grand Master Daniel Slavik, Master Tom Walton, Past Grand Master A.D. Anderson, Past Grand Master Jack Allord, Area Administrator Paul Tourville.