After his installation on Dec. 27 in Pittsburgh, James L. Ernette was presented in his Lodge, Westmoreland Lodge No. 518, during a special meeting held in the Greater Pittsburgh Masonic Center. He is pictured in the photo on the left with Richard J. Stemmler (third from right), D.D.G.M., 30th Masonic District, and the officers of Westmoreland Lodge (l-r): Front - Charles D. Kapalka, Sec.; Anthony Daversa, S.W.; Gerald A. Sutherland, W.M.; Bro. Ernette; Bro. Stemmler; Theodore A. Johnson, J.W.; and E. Michael George, J.D.. Back - Charles R. Miller, S.M.C.; William L. Treager, Chaplain; Charles H. Johnston, Tyler; G. Ervin Boyce, Pursuivant; J. Paul Stewart, J.M.C.; Charles H. King, S.D.; Howard T. Silbaugh, Aide to the Grand Master; and Rodney E. Boyce, Treasurer.
Grand Master Ernette was escorted by an honor guard of Pennsylvania State Police Troopers comprising of Troopers James F. George, Tedd L. Pounds, Jeffrey Edwards and Cpl. Allen G. Evans as seen in the photo on the right. [Photo: Bro. Howard Dobmeier]