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Alan Franks, received his Third Degree on November 13th by Past Masters of Palm Springs Lodge,in attendance were many past masters visiting from other Lodges.Palm Springs oldest Past Master John Abernethy at 90 years old did the east in the second half of the degree. The following Past Masters were William Bronstein 1960, Marvin E. Rudin 1971, John W. Abernethy 1984, Mark N. Gibson 1990, Charles R. Ash 1996, Jeffery M. Bayer 1997, Philip B. Perrin, Veron E. Smith 2002, James T. Leighton 2003, James J. Nash 2004, William A. Sullivan, Sr. 2008-09, Julio "Cesar" Rubio 2010-11 and visiting Past Masters  Clark Trafton Crest City Lodge, Creston, Iowa 1965, John G. Raney, Woodland Lodge #81, 1993 & 2005, Getald L. Chandler, old West lodge #813, 1998 & 2001 and The Right Worshipful Daniel L. Slavik Deputy Grand Master of the Grand lodge free & Accepted Masons of Wisconsin.

Luther Wood – Master


 

The largest assembly of Past Masters in the 822nd district resulted in a fine evening on November 14. The event  held  at  Evergreen Lodge began with a  salad ,steak , baked potato, masonic beans, and a homemade dessert  all  prepared  by  Lynnette Channon and  Greg Covel.  Evergreen officers opened lodge earlier. There  were 41 Masons  in attendance  with  21 being  Past Masters from  4 Lodges:   Evergreen,  Riverside, Temescal/Palms, and  Moreno Valley as  well as one from Scotland and one from Nevada who are now affiliated with  Lodges in  our  district. Past  Grand  Master , William Holsinger  was  present and  was  Chaplain; Lee  Whelan  led the  first  section as  Master  while  Vic Ropac led in the  second section, John Channon  gave the lecture and  Antonio Apostol , the  charge. The  candidate , Max Diaz, who  wore  tails  for the event, was  most  appreciative of the opportunity to be raised  by  a group  of  all  Past Masters. The  officers  for the degree were as  follows:

Evergreen Master & MC                     Greg Covel

Senior Warden –                                    Vic Ropac

Junior Warden –                                    Jack Ree

Treasurer –                                             Jim Mason

Secretary –                                             Robert Gibb

Chaplain –                                             Bill Holsinger, PGM

Senior Deacon –                                   Gary Miller

Junior Deacon –                                    Rick Emmons / Manny Blanco

Marshal (charge)-                                Antonio Apostol Jr.

Senior Steward –                                   Lee Cleveland

Junior Steward –                                   Bob Barden

Tiler –                                                      Drew Gilkey

King Solomon –                                     Vic Ropac

Hiram of Tyre –                                      Erdean Johnson

1st base –                                                Jim Mason

2nd base –                                              Rick Emmons

3rd base –                                               Gary Miller

1st fellow craft –                                    Chuck Scalf

2nd fellow craft –                                  Lee Cleveland

3rd fellow craft (Senior Deacon) – Steve Morrison

Seafarer/Wayfarer –                           Dick Woods

Submitted by: John Channon Inspector of 822nd Masonic District

 

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