Saturday, June 22, 2013

144th Harmonie Lodge Installation of Officers

W:. Robert Coe, serving as Tiler for the Installation, makes his proclamation in the East.

Harmonie Lodge installed it's 144th line of officers this past Wednesday,  June 14, 2013. Led by our most recent Past Master, W:. Frederick Clark II, the following elected and appointed Brothers were installed in their respective stations and places:

Master - W:. Daniel J. Di Natale - 2012 - 2014
Senior Warden - Bro. Michael P. Guzak
Junior Warden - Bro. Joshua E. Keim
Secretary - Bro. John Budowski 2012 - 2014
Treasurer - Bro. Christopher L. Samul 2012 - 2014
Senior Deacon - Bro. Benjamin J. Kaminski
Junior Deacon - Bro. Donald Monheim
Senior Master of Ceremony - Bro. Nonso Ilougu (serving as proxy was Bro. Barry McLaughlin)
Junior Master of Ceremony - Bro. Ryan Aconfora
Senior Stewards - Bro. Anthony Marchioli
Junior Stewards - Bro. Daniel Augustynek
Marshall - Bro. Andre Pigeon 2012-2014 (serving as proxy was W:. Gerard E Schultz Jr.)
Chaplin - Bro. William Chapin - 2012 - 2014
Musical Director - Bro. Michael Hacker 2012 - 2014 (serving as proxy was Bro. Bernard J. Lyons)
Tiler - Bro. Dennis J. McMullen
2014 Trustee - W:. Gerard E. Shultz Jr.

Aiding in the ceremonies were fellow Past Masters of Harmonie, W:. Nathan Schoff, W:. Gerard Schultz, W:. Robert Coe, and distinguished guest, RW:. Dan Peters.

This was the first event that Harmonie attempted to chronicle a video record of the ceremony. Some kinks have yet to be worked out, but at the very least, the audio of W:. Di Natale's address
was captured, and can now be viewed (or heard) by the Brethren, near and far. The central theme of the Master's words was a challenge to the brothers of Harmonie to maintain the strong work that the Lodge has accomplished over the past few years. An active Lodge is a strong Lodge. The quality, not the quantity, of the membership should be a strong focal point. Due to the files size it can be found on our Facebook Group and Page, just search Harmonie Lodge. We will be re shooting it in better light so that the content will match the appearance. Everything has to start somewhere!

After another successful Installation, Brethren and guests came together again in unity and fellowship to enjoy cigars and libations, in a collective toast to what promises to be a great 2013-2014 Lodge year.

Bro. Joshua Keim - Junior Warden