Lodge Degree Work and Special Events

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Royal Arch Degree

Ellensburg Chapter

On 3/4/2017 The York Rite Chapter conferred the Holy Royal Arch Degree. The Candidate was our current Master of the Lodge Scott Randall.  This is a particularly enjoyable degree and one that we are proud to present when we get the opportunity.

We also get to use a lot of props and costumes like the one Andrew is shown in here.

 

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New Lodge in Yakima!

On 3/3/2017 a new Lodge was consecrated in Yakima.  Cobalt Lodge is the name.  Since this even occurred in our district many members of #39 were in attendance. Most Worshipful Grand Master Jim Mendoza (wearing the hat) performed the ceremony. He addressed the Lodge and was warmly received.

 

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Entered Apprentice Degree

On 2/9/2017 The Lodge conferred the Entered Apprentice degree for our new Brother Matthew Panattoni.  Matt is from a large local Ellensburg family and is currently the Chaplain for the local Hospice.

               

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Annual Christmas Family Event

Ellensburg #39

On 12/21/2016 The held a family event to celebrate Christmas, St. John’s Day and the winter Solstice.  Many wives and Children were in attendance.  Austin, Scott and Tedd prepared most of the food.  There were presents for the children and a lot of fun was had by all.

We had Prime Rib for dinner donated by Ron and Travis!

The only ham in the whole place seems to have been Andrew Caveness.

Lots of Pictures!  Lots of Fun!

   

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Annual Christmas Family Event

Ellensburg #39

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Washington Historic Trust

for Preservation Award

On 12/6/2016 Our brother Tedd Hansen was presented with a grant from the Historic Trust for preservation. The funds will be used for repairs to our historic Temple building.

This is the fourth grant Tedd has successfully gained for the lodge and they total about $15,000 for repairs and upgrades.  We are in debt to his efforts!

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Holy Royal Arch Knights Templar Preists

On 12/3/2016 Pat was installed as Recorder of the Knights Templar Priests.  Believe it or not, this is a role that Bob Johnston has held for 50 years.

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York Rite Chapter Installation

On 12/3/2016 Our companion Ronald P. Graham was duly installed as High Priest of the Chapter.

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Most Worshipful

Grand Master of Washington –

Visit to Ellensburg #39

On 11/16/2016 at our November stated communication Most Worshipful Grand Master Jim Mendoza  was in attendance.  He addressed the Lodge and was warmly received.

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2017 Installation of Officers

On 11/12/2016 The Lodge held its 135th Annual Installation of Officers.

The Lodge has been observing this annual solemnity – word for word and unchanged – since before Washington was a State!

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3rd Annual Lodge Riffle Raffle.

On 9/4/2016 The Ellensburg Rodeo Queen drew the winning ticket for the Lodge Raffle.  This was another successful fund raiser and will allow us to continue the important work of maintaining our historic building.

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Ellensburg Rodeo Parade

On 9/3/2016 A few of our brothers entered a float in the annual Rodeo Parade.   Austin Marshall rode in the float, well jeep, provided for the event by Bro. John Wilson.  The cowboy was our own VWB Nick Henderson. This was a good opportunity for exposure in the community, and was fun!

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Masonic Cornerstone

Ceremony!

On 7/10/2016 at noon, the Most Worshipful Grand Lodge performed a cornerstone ceremony for the Kittitas County Fire and Rescue facility.

A great time was enjoyed by all!

An assembly of Masons was opened, the masons marched to the fire and rescue center, performed the ancient ceremony, some speeches were given and we ate a cake!


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Masonic Cornerstone

Ceremony!

On 7/10/2016 at noon, the Lodge will perform a cornerstone ceremony for the  Kittitas County Fire and Rescue facility. 

If you have not seen something like this, come down.  It will be the same ceremony that George Washington performed when they laid the cornerstone for the US Capitol in 1793!

 The ceremony will be at the new Kittitas Valley Fire and Rescue Headquarters station at 400 E. Mountain View Ave

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Master Mason

Diploma

On 6/15/2016 Our brother John P. Wilson was presented with a Lodge Diplomas. Worshipful Master of the Lodge M. Thompson (left) and John (right).  John had been waiting for a while. 

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Grand Lodge

of Washington

The Grand Lodge met in Wenatchee, Wa the second weekend in June. Ron, Wayne, Pat and Scott attended.

It is an interesting affair, this is the state governance body made up of representatives of all the lodges in Wa. They elect officers and vote on legislation that effects the rules for masons and lodges in Wa.

You can also buy mason ‘stuff’.

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York Rite

Degree Festival  – Wenatchee

On 4/29 and 4/30/2016

Some of us participated in the NW York Rite Degree Festival.  There were about 100 guys from the NW in attendance at the Wenatchee Masonic Center.

Two whole days of York Rite Fun!
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Holy Royal Arch Degrees – York Rite

On 4/9/2016

The York Rite Chapter conferred the Holy Royal Arch degree upon companions Austin Marshall (holding Keystone), Shawn Clerf and Michael Smith.  It was a fun and rewarding day!

Most Excellent Master and Past Master Degrees – York Rite

On 2/24/2016

The York Rite Chapter conferred the degrees of Past Master and Most Excellent Master upon companions Shawn Clerf and Scott RandallSuper Fun.

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Special Event

On 2/20/2016

Regional Lodge Planning Workshop

Ellensburg hosted a regional lodge planning workshop put on by a group from the Grand Lodge of Washington.  It was pretty informative.  The dining area is still under construction, but we made do.  We also had a great catered lunch!

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Special Event

On 1/24/2016

The Widow’s Sons – Motorcycle Riding Club

held a meeting in our temple.  At the event they gave Charters to two new chapters.  Their website is here :  http://www.widowsson-wa.org/   Very interesting group and the website is certainly worth a look!  The gallery page has some great photos http://www.widowsson-wa.org/gallery.html

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Master Mason

On 1/13/2016 we held a Third Degree for our brother Andrew Caveness.

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A Brother Travels

On 12/16/2015 the Lodge bid a farewell to Bro Chris Beyer who is moving to Bellingham.  Chris was presented with a few small gifts from the lodge ie:  A book on Masonic History by Mackey, a book on Ellensburg History by Caveness, Honey from Bro. Justin’s farm, a MM Diploma and a certain apple pie flavored beverage from Bro. John Wilson.  Chris, we hope ours paths cross again soon.  Travel well Brother!

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Master Mason

On 11/19/2015 we held a Third Degree for our brother John Wilson.

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Lodge Officer

Installation

 

On December 7th, 2015 Ellensburg #39 held the 134th annual installation of Officers.

The cake decorator got the text right this time.  (See last year’s below).  We didn’t complain or anything, it was kind of funny and good to see thinking in action.

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Regional Masonic

Meeting

On 10/21/2015 A regional Masonic meeting was held in our building.  The Grand Master of Washington was in attendance and presented our brother Patrick Stanton with the Grand Master’s Achievement award.  Pretty Awesome!

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Holy Royal Arch

Degree

On 9/26/2015 The York Rite Chapter conferred the degrees of Holy Royal Arch upon companion Evan Jones. Super Fun.  We’re all sitting down because it is a huge production, and we’re tired.

Sneak peak pictures below the main.

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Annual

Riffle Raffle

Fund Raiser

 

One of the Lodge’s main fundraisers is an annual raffle.

Here we are with the Ellensburg Rodeo Royal court as the Rodeo Queen draws the winner.

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This year the lucky winner wasDon Osmonovich of CleElum.

A Brand new shotgun!

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Entered Apprentice

Degree

On 7/16/2015 A 1st degree was held for candidate John Wilson.

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Master Mason

Diplomas

On 7/15/2015 Our brothers Evan Powell and Shawn Clerf were presented with Lodge Diplomas.  Shawn had been waiting for a while.

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Master Mason

On 7/7/2015 we held a Third Degree for our brother Justin Vincett.

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Master Mason

On 6/25/2015 we held a Third Degree for our brother Evan Powell.

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Fellow Craft

On 4/9/2015 we held a Second Degree for our brother Justin Vincett.

Most Excellent Master

Degree

On 3/14/2015 The York Rite Chapter conferred the degrees of Past Master and Most Excellent Master upon companions Evan Jones, Austin Marshall and Michael SmithSuper Fun.

Once you are a Mark Master, you get to choose a mark.

Some are sort of funny.

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Entered Apprentice

On February 9, 2015 we held a First Degree for our new brother Justin Vincett.

Mark Master

Degree

On February 2, 2015 we conferred the Mark Master Degree for our new companions Austin Marshall and Scott Randall.  (center holding mallets and chisels.)

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Hiram Award

On December 23, 2014 Several members of the Lodge made a surprise visit to Greg Maes to deliver him an award.  The award, The Hiram Award, is given for outstanding service to the Lodge.  Congrats to Bro. Greg Maes!

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Lodge Officer

Installation

 

On November 8, 2014 Ellensburg #39 held the 133rd annual installation of Officers.

We had a group of students from CWU help us to re-create this picture of the installation held in 1965.  Much remains the same!

The cake was ordered and the form was filled out as “Happy 133rd  –  #39 F&AM”.  The cake decorator must have thought that there was a mistake and nothing could be 133 years old.

“Happy 13th!”

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Marshall Marshall

On November 10th, 2014 at the annual installation of officers, Bro Austin Marshall was installed as Marshall of the Lodge.  Just sort of cool, a little ‘catch-twenty-twoey’, but still cool.

On the left is Austin.  He is being given the jewel of his office by his brother-in-law Bro. Scott Randall.

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Entered Apprentice

On October 8th, 2014 held a First Degree for our new brother Aaron Carlton.

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Rifle Raffle

Drawing 2014

We recently raffled off a rifle for a fundraiser. Here are five members of the Lodge with the Ellensburg Rodeo Royal Court.

The Queen drew the winning ticket on Sept 1, 2014.  Congratulations to Bill Fitzgerald!

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Mark Master

Degree

On July 26, 2014 The Royal Arch Chapter conferred the Mark Master Degree for three candidates, Kyle Nicholson, Evan Jones and Michael Smith.

Marks chosen by Evan and Kyle are shown .

To learn more about what a ‘Mark Master’ is – click here.

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Master Mason

Degree

On May 14, 2014 The Lodge held a Master Mason degree for Brother Michael Smith.

Brother Travis Estes attempted to elude the photographer. (click picture below main).

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Diplomas

On May 14, 2014 The Lodge presented ‘Master Mason Diplomas’ to Brothers Michael Flecha, Austin Marshall and Michael Smith.

To see a picture of one of these diplomas – click here.

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Mark Master

Degree

On May 14, 2014 The Royal Arch Chapter conferred the Mark Master Degree for Ron Graham.

To learn more about what a ‘Mark Master’ is – click here.

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Master Mason

On 4/26/2014 we held a Third Degree for our brother Austin Marshall

Holy Royal Arch

Degree

On 4/18/2014 The York Rite Chapter conferred the Holy Royal Arch Aegree Companion Wayne Erickson

This degree is the culmination of the Chapter Degrees and is the degree the building was designed to accommodate back in 1890.  That is not a type-o, not 1980, 1890!

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Cryptic Mason of the Year!

WB Marc Thompson

Our Brother Marc Thompson (center) was awarded Cryptic Mason of the Year at the York Rite Grand Sessions, on May 20th, 2013.  This is quite an honor.

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65 Years a Mason!

Group photo of the guys in honor of WB Robert Johnston, celebrating his 65th year as a member of Ellensburg Masonic Lodge, on April 17th, 2013.

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Master Mason

On 3/13/2012 we held a Third Degree for our brother Chris Beyer.

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2009 Officer

Installation


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2008 Officer

Installation


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