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Brother Fogle graduated from El Paseo, Texas High School in 1946.  He also received greetings from his Uncle Sam and was enrolled in Basic Training in the Army.  After Basic Training he was trained to be Solider in the 82nd Airborne, Tank Battalions and in the Corp of Engineers.  Then the Army liked him so well they sent him home and told him to get a college education.  So he enrolled in the University of Texas at El Paseo.  The military liked the good grades he was maintaining so well, they invited him to flight school in 1949.

After Flight school he was assigned to Davis-Monahan field in Tucson, Arizona.  There he flew B29 and B50 bombers all over the world.  As new planes were built, they would be delivered to Davis-Monahan Field and it was Brother Fogle’s job to deliver these new or refurbished planes to their new duty assignments.  One of the B-50s he flew to North Africa was the first plane to be flown nonstop around the world.

While in the Air Force as it was now called he was a single man.  One of his good friends introduced him to his future wife Virginia McCoy.  When he became involved with his wife he resigned his Captain’s commission and reentered civilian life.  He returned to El Paseo and started his career as a Marketing Manager with John Manville Construction Material.  His father talked him into joining masonry and his Brother-in-Law became his coach.

Brother Fogle was Initiated an Entered Apprentice Mason on April 20, 1962.  Passed to the degree of Fellowcraft on May 18, 1962 and Raised to the Sublime degree of Master Mason on June 15, 1962 in Lodge 310 in El Paseo, Texas.

In 1974, his profession moved him to California and he affiliated with Palm Springs Lodge.  His family was also starting to grow and he and his wife became very active in Rainbow for Girls.  From 1980 to 1994 he was Rainbow Dad for the Rainbow for Girls chapter at Palm Springs and in 1995 he was the State Rainbow Dad for California’s Rainbow for Girls.  Because of his involvement with the Rainbow for Girls in 1989 he was awarded the Hiram Award by his brothers at Palm Springs Lodge.  He was never installed in any lodge office but many a time he was asked to stand in at one of the minor positions in the Lodge lineup of Officers.

Richard F. Davis, PM


Temecula Catalina Island Lodge presented a Golden Veterans award at their stated meeting on Monday, April 2, 2012, to Brother Ralph Wetmore. The pin was presented by the Master, Worshipful Anthony McLean, and Brother Wetmore’s wife of 43 years, Jenny. They were also joined by the Temecula Job’s Daughters Bethel #187, who prepared the dinner that evening.

Brother Wetmore is still a very active member of the Lodge. He is the head candidates’ coach, the tiler and a member of the Board of Trustees. He was also the Lodge’s Hiram award recipient in 2011.

Congratulations, Brother Wetmore for achieving this prestigious milestone.

Anthony McLean

Master Temecula Catalina Island Lodge #524

Delmar Bittle Receives Golden Veterans Award

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March 27, 2012


At San Jacinto’s March stated meeting, Del Bittle, Past Master of San Jacinto Lodge #338, was presented his 50-year pin from Russ Baldauf, Inspector of the 826th Masonic district. His wife Mary Jane participated in this special occasion by pinning the beautiful pin to his lapel.

Worshipful Del was initiated into Howard Lodge #4 in New Franklin, Missouri in 1961 and demitted to San Jacinto Lodge in 1981. He served as Master in 1988, 1992 and 2006.  He received the Hiram Award from the Lodge in 1991. Del has also served as a member of the Rainbow Assembly, Foothills of Heaven, Advisory Board.  Del continues to work countless hours for the Lodge and his dedication is appreciated by all of the Lodge members.

Bob Snyder

Past Master San Jacinto Lodge



Golden Veteran Award – Fred Davis

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March 4, 2012


Frederick Davis, of Riverside, received his 50 yr membership recognition in Masonry at a ceremony held March 1 at Riverside Lodge.     Brother Davis was raised in Riverside and spent most of his life here.  He served in the Acacia team at Riverside Lodge #635 for almost 20 years.  His pin and certificate were presented by Inspector, John Channon and Master, Lee Whelan.   A special version of the ceremony incorporating a journey from entering the lodge to the altar was particularly appreciated by the honoree and those who attended.

John Channon

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