Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Grand Master's Visitation and 2nd Degree - January 27, 2016

Our Price Hall Brethren from Ionic Lodge No. 88, P.H.A
The Grand Master - Deputy Grand Master and Officers

Wor. Oswaldo Mestre Jr Presents Wor. Joshua Keim a Gavel

Our Fellowcrafts with our Grand Master and Deputy Grand Master

In lieu of a typical Ronald J Keel Fellowcraft meeting on Wed Jan 27th – Harmonie 699 held a very Special Communication unlike any other in it’s 146 year history. On this day, Harmonie Lodge presented a 2nd Degree for 6 worthy Entered Apprentices in front of Right Wor. Jeffrey M. Williamson and Most Wor. William J. Thomas, Grand Master. We also welcomed our Brothers from Ionic Lodge No. 88 , P.H.A. The evening opened with a wonderful dinner prepared by Harmonie’s Bro. J.J Alfieri and service provided by our local DeMolay Chapter, Ridge Council. Wor. Oswaldo Mestre Jr. and our Brethren at Ironic Lodge No. 88 presented Wor. Joshua Keim and the Brothers of Harmonie Lodge No. 699 a gavel in commemoration of the evening. A wonderful surprise and a very special gift indeed. We also welcomed a delegation from our Sister Lodge in Fort Erie, Palmer Lodge No. 372.

After dinner Harmonie conferred the 2nd Degree with a full Lodge Room with some 125 Masons from across the State in attendance. Following the Degree Most Wor. William J Thomas and Right Wor. Jeffrey Williamson presented awards to Right Wor. Gary Sadowski and Bro. Ken Stuczynski recognizing their hard work and dedication to the Craft. it was a historic night with far too many guests to list. The Lodge's thanks go out to all that helped make this night so special. More pictures can be found on our Facebook group and page.