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At the December Stated Meeting of St. Alban Lodge No. 529, a historic event transpired. The Worshipful Master Elect for 2005, Joseph A. Fletcher, III was installed by his father, Joseph A. Fletcher, Jr. P.M. and Treasurer. What also made it a historic and memorable event was the fact that, in attendance were not only the District Deputy Grand Master for Masonic District C, Brother Gary Davis, but also in attendance were the Most Worshipful Grand Master of Masons of Maryland, Brother Ronald G. Bélanger and a contingent of both present Maryland Grand Lodge Officers and Maryland Masons.

St. Alban Lodge No. 529 has had a unique bond with the Grand Lodge of Maryland through Brother Fletcher, Jr's Brother-in Law and Brother Fletcher, III's uncle, Brother George W. "Skip" Lacey. Until his untimely death in an automobile accident a couple of years ago, Brother Lacey was the Grand Lodge of Maryland Organist and Worshipful Master of Charity Lodge No. 134 in Maryland.

Most Worshipful Brother Bélanger, Brother Gerald Piepiora, P.M., President of the Board of Grand Inspectors of the Grand Lodge of AF & AM of Maryland, and Brother Ronald Block, P.M., Junior Deacon of St. Alban Universal Lodge No. 233, made a surprise and emotional presentation of Brother Lacey's personal gavel to Brother Fletcher, III after his installation as Worshipful Master. It was the desire of Brother Lacey's wife, Marianne that her nephew have her late husband's gavel.

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