114th slate of officers installed for Harmony Lodge No. 37

Harmony Masonic Lodge No 37 A.F. & A.M. of Grand Forks joined with King Edward Lodge No. 28 of Greenwood on Oct. 6 to install their officers

Members of Harmony Masonic Lodge No 37 A.F. & A.M. of Grand Forks joined with King Edward Lodge No. 28 of Greenwood on Oct. 6 to install their officers for 2016-2017 in Greenwood.

Members of Harmony Masonic Lodge No 37 A.F. & A.M. of Grand Forks joined with King Edward Lodge No. 28 of Greenwood on Oct. 6 to install their officers for 2016-2017 in Greenwood.

Harmony was instituted in 1902 and the Warrant /Charter granted 113 years ago, in 1903. Past Grand Master Most Worshipful Brother Alan Tomlins of Nelson—an Honorary Member of both lodges—performed as Installing Master.   The Grand Lodge of BC and Yukon was represented by District Deputy Grand Master for Boundary District No. 7— Right Worshipful Bro. Glenn Hodge of Corinthian Lodge No 27 Trail.

Other Grand Lodge Officers included Rt.Wor. Bro John Janzen DDGM West Kootenay District 6 of Star of the West No 61, Nakusp. Sitting Worshipful Masters included Wor. Bros Gordon Sims of Corinthian No.27 Trail, Guy Duchaine of Star of the West No. 61 and Wor Bro Rob Verbaan of Southern Gate No 124 Oliver.

Several other dignitaries from the Okanagan, East Kootenay, West Kootenay, and Boundary areas participated in the ceremonies held in the Greenwood Masonic Hall.

Harmony Lodge No. 37 Officers for this year are:

Worshipful Master – Daniel J.  Bryant PM;  Immediate Past Master – James T.J. Harrison PM

Senior Warden – Thomas R. Gooderham PM

Junior Warden – Steven Mcgibbon

Treasurer  – David G. Marshall

Secretary – George R. Manson PDDGM

Chaplain – Gordon W. Reed PDDGM

Director of Ceremonies – Larry C. Matheson PDDGM

Sr. Deacon – Casey B.G. Van Leur, PDDGM

Jr. Deacon – Andy Shione

Sr. Steward – T. Murray Rennie PM

Jr Steward –Peter Henszel PM

Inner Guard – Bill E Ortis, PM

Tyler – Brian D Swift, P Grand Steward

Historian – David  Marshall

Education Officer – Fil F. Mauro PM

Harmony Lodge’s Worshipful Master Dan Bryant is embarking on a slightly different venue, having served several years ago as Master in Kettle Falls Lodge No 130.

King Edward Lodge No. 28 Officers for 2016-2017 are:

Worshipful Master – Richard Stringer PM

Immediate Past Master – Ryan Galloway PM

Sr Warden – Ryan Galloway PM

Jr Warden – William Schneider PM

Treasurer – Ray Lafleur

Secretary – Gerry Shaw PM

Chaplain –Gerry Shaw PM

Director of Ceremonies – Robert Boyo PM

Sr Deacon – Casey B.G. Van Leur PDDGM

Jr Deacon – Robert Boyo PM

Senior Steward –Robert Jendyk PM

Jr Steward – William Baird;

Tyler – Brian Swift PGStwd

Historian- Ray Lafleur

Organist – Ray Lafleur

Incoming Worshipful Master of King Edward Lodge, Richard Stringer, is donning the Master’s mantle for a second time, having performed that duty in 2012.