Harmony Lodge No. 37 installs slate of officers

Harmony Masonic Lodge No 37 A.F. & A.M. of Grand Forks joined with King Edward Lodge No. 28 of Greenwood to install officers for 2015-2016.

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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. 13 to install their officers for 2015-2016 in Grand Forks. The installing officers were all either serving or retired police officers from various lodges throughout south central B.C.

Harmony was instituted in 1902 and the warrant /charter granted 112 years ago, in 1903. This year’s Grand Pursuivant—Very Wor. Brother Brian Porter of Kamloops Lodge No 10—performed as Installing Master. MW Brother Alan Tomlins conducted the Board of Installed Masters. The Grand Lodge of B.C. and Yukon was represented by District Deputy Grand Master for Boundary District No. 7, Right Worshipful Bro. Casey Van Leur of Grand Forks and Harmony Lodge No 37.

Another Grand Lodge officer present was Rt.Wor. Bro Dick Auty, DDGM Okanagan-Revelstoke District 9, of St George’s Lodge No 41 Kelowna.

Sitting Worshipful Masters included Rt.Wor. Bro Rick Hahn of Corinthian No. 7 Trail and Wor. Bro Peter Henszel of Norfolk Lodge No 10 Simcoe, Ontario.

Numerous other dignitaries from the Okanagan, East Kootenay, West Kootenay Boundary and Washington areas participated in the ceremonies held in the Grand Forks Masonic Hall.

Harmony Lodge No. 37 Officers for this year are:

Worshipful Master – James T.J. Harrison;  Immediate Past Master – T. Murray Rennie  PM Senior Warden – Dan Bryant PM; Junior Warden – Thomas  Gooderham PM; Treasurer  – David  Marshall; Secretary – George Manson, PDDGM;  Chaplain – Gordon  Reed, PDDGM; Director of Ceremonies – Larry Matheson PDDGM; Sr. Deacon – Fil Mauro PM; Jr. Deacon – Andy Shione; Sr. Steward –Ben Firmston; Jr Steward – Murray Rennie; Inner Guard – Bill Ortis, PM;  Tyler – Brian Swift, P Grand Steward; Historian –Dave Marshall, and Education Officer – Ben Firmston.  Additionally, District Education Officer –Murray Rennie PM.

Harmony Lodge’s Worshipful Master now resides in Peachland with his wife Cathy.

King Edward Lodge No. 28 Officers for 2015-2016 are:

Worshipful Master – Ryan Galloway; Immediate Past Master – Richard Stringer PM; Sr Warden –Brian Swift; PGStwd; Jr Warden – William Schneider PM; Treasurer – Ray Lafleur Secretary – Geoff Fern PM; Chaplain –Bob Hatton PDDGM; Director of Ceremonies – Dave Boughton PM; Sr Deacon –Richard Stringer PM; Jr Deacon- Bob Boyo; Senior Steward – Greg Fawley;  Jr  Steward – Herb Stumpf; Tyler – Kevin Coughlan; Historian- Bob Hatton, PDDGM; Organist – Ray Lafleur. Worshipful Master of King Edward Lodge continues for another term.  He resides in Grand Forks with wife Celinda and children Mason and Dayton.

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