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.