Meeting on August 11, 2009
had a special meeting to pass two new Entered Apprentices to Fellow Crafts in
the 2nd Degree. R.M.W. Grand Master Thomas G. McCarthy presented the 2nd Degree
Staircase Lecture to our candidates.
M. Clarence Russell of Winona Lodge brought in the Brethren from Winona in a red
trolley. What a surprise! Here we see everyone posing next to
the trolley in our Lodge parking lot. We'd like to thank all the Brethren from
Winona and all the other Lodges in our district who attended our special meeting
that evening. We had a full-house... every chair in our Lodge room was
Clarence Russell talks to Grand Master, Thomas G. McCarthy next to the trolley.
Grand Master Thomas G. McCarthy and Grand Chaplain Steven D. Johnson meet before
dinner in our Lodge room.
For this night's Degree work, Brother Derek Berg was Senior Deacon and Grand Lodge
Southeast Area Deputy James S. McNeely was Worshipful Master. Here they
go over some of the Degree work before dinner.
Brethren relaxing in the lounge
before dinner. Our newly remodeled basement was a great place for
fellowship before the Degree work.
Grand Master Tom McCarthy and
the Brethren at High Twelve in our Lodge room. District Representative
Paul Himmler donned the top hat and took over as Worshipful Master for the
second part of the Degree work. It was a fantastic night!