The 108th Installation of Officers

Greetings Brethren and friends...

The purpose of this blog post is to announce the 108th Installation of Officers for San Juan Lodge # 175 of the MW Grand Lodge of Free & Accepted Masons of Washington and District 9 went off without a problem and was well attended. MWGM Jim Mendoza was present to Install Brother Ian Welch as the new Worshipful Master with his Elected Officers for the 2017 year. VWB Dino Conti District Deputy to the Grand Master of District 9 presented Brother Welch with the PILM Award for Proficiency in Lodge Management. Fallen brethren (Sam Buck Jr., VWB Bill Rayborn, and Brother Ron Vincellette) were honored in this Lodge of Sorrow for the 2017 year. Brother Ed Rouleau was presented with his distinguished 50 year pin for his long career in Masonry. WB Kent Meeker was awarded the Hiram Award, given out to those prestigious brothers who have dedicated their days and lives to hard work in the quarry of Masonry without seeking titles or heirs.  WB John Wickham was awarded the title of IPM (Immediate Past Master) and will serve as wise council in the Oriental East with WM Ian Welch. WM Ian was presented with the Travelling Trowel by WM Ken Michaels. Dignitaries were present from both nations. The Grand Lodge of Yukon and BC territory and the Grand Lodge of Washington State. Dinner was served to the public at 6pm with Prime Rib and all the fixings courtesy of WB Brad Smith and his crew of helpers. Good Will and Harmony prevailing for the year of 2017.