Union 7 Lodge Holds Installation

Union Lodge #7, AF&AM, held its annual installation on December 16, 2017. Pictured here (from left) are WB Dean McConnell, Installing Chaplain, WB Robert Hoyle, Installing Master and Junior Past Master, WB Paul Walton, newly installed Worshipful Master, and WB Tom Gaffney, Installing Marshall.

Past Masters Dinner

Union 7 Past Master's Dinner December 6, 2017Past Masters attending Union Lodge’s annual Past Master’s Dinner on December 6, 2017, were (back row, left to right) current Master Robert Hoyle, James White (1984), Dale Young (1970,1980), Glenn A. Monroe (1979), Thomas Gaffney (1996, 2005), Jeff Dobb, Jr. (2013), James Whelton (2010), Lloyd Boyer (1990), (front row, left to right) David Frelund (2009), Lewis Kilbourn (1993), William Robinson, III (2002 – Kiowa Lodge), Gary Wilson (1988), James Rasmussen (1978), and Clinton Eddy (1985).

Masonic Year Winding Down

With our Annual Meeting and election of officers coming on December 9 and our Installation of Officers on December 16, Worshipful Master Robert Hoyle (center) is nearing the end of his time in the East.  But there were still a few things left to complete. So he did them.

On November 25, our District Lecturer, Michael Scott (left), came to evaluate our proficiency in opening and closing on all three degrees and our ability to present the Fellowcraft Degree. Although we have two brothers working on their Entered Apprentice proficiency, we needed to do the degree before the end of the year. WB Scott said our work was excellent.

The meeting also was the occasion of a visit from our Senior Grand Warden, RWB Ralph Newby (right). RWB Newby made the visit out of friendship with WB Bob, and they share this distinction: they both are Senior DeMolays. It was a pleasure to welcome our Senior Grand Warden to our Lodge.

Fifty Year Award Highlight of November 11 Meeting

At the stated communication of Union Lodge #7 on November 11, 2017, RWB Phillip Moss (right), Deputy Grand Master, presented WB James F White with his Fifty Year Award. WB White was joined on the floor by his wife and extended family for the ceremony. Our brother Jim was Master of the lodge in 1984, the year the Temple building was destroyed by fire.
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Better Late than Never

Brother Lloyd Wilcox was presented with his apron and Bible by WM Robert Hoyle at the stated communication of Union Lodge #7 on November 11, 2017. This was a very delayed presentation, as Brother Lloyd had received his third degree many years earlier.