Volume LVMay 2008Number 2

Grand Master Installs Son as Worshipful Master

Bro. John S. Gardner, W.M., George Washington Lodge No. 143, Chambersburg, stands next to his proud father, R.W. Grand Master Stephen Gardner.
At the Stated meeting of George Washington Lodge No. 143, Dec. 12, 2007, soon-to-be-R.W. Grand Master Stephen Gardner installed his son, Bro. John S. Gardner, as Worshipful Master of the lodge. Bro. Mark A. Haines, R.W. Grand Secretary, installed the lodge's Senior Warden, Bro. John D. Cook. Bro. Jeffrey W. Coy, R.W. Grand Treasurer, installed both the lodge's Junior Warden, Bro. Jay L. Wentling, and the Treasurer, Bro. Barry D. Farner. The Lodge Secretary is Bro. Samuel E. Kauffman.

Grand Lodge officers also in attendance were: Brothers Thomas W. Jackson, R.W.P.G.S.; Kenneth E. Beard, Jr., D.D.G.M., District 2; Robert J. Bateman, then-D.D.G.M. for District 36; Alfred W. Kotula, Sr., P.D.D.G.M., District 59; Victor J. Capooci, D.D.G.M. for District 59; Gordon M. Conniff, then-D.D.G.M. for District 13; William H. Brandt, Sr., D.D.G.M. for District 12; Hugh E. Williams, Jr., P.D.D.G.M., District 12; Earl D. Mordan, Jr., D.D.G.M. for District 35; Ralph H. Slider, Sr., D.D.G.M. for District 10; Nathan A. Foster, D.D.G.M. for District 15; Donald H. Masters, D.D.G.M. for District 9; S. Eugene Herritt, D.D.G.M. for District 3; John L. Stains, P.D.D.G.M., District 3; and Harry Oyler, P.D.D.G.M., Districts 3 and 4.

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