After attending the installation of officers of Matanuska Lodge in Palmer, Beth and I rushed into Anchorage to catch the installation of officers for Aurora Lodge No. 15. The temperatures were crisp when we left Palmer, about 3 to 4 degrees above zero. By the time we reached Anchorage, the temperature outside had risen to 17 to 18 above. With all of the good friends and fellowship atthe Anchorage Masonic Center, it was much warmer inside.
Beth and I arrived in plenty of time to witness the installation of officers, where WB Dave Oaks was installed as Worshipful Master of Aurora for 2010. The other officers for 2010 include: Bro. Jon Ward (Sr. Warden), Bro. Joe Dahl (Jr. Warden), Bro. Andrew Balser (Treasurer), WB Al Schuerger (Secretary), WB Paul Gabbert (Chaplain) Bro. Luke Boggess (Marshall), Bro. Steve Cords (Sr. Deacon), Bro. Andrew Dickinson (Jr. Deacon), Bro. Andy Flack (Sr. Steward), Bro. Jeff Wilson (Jr. Steward), Bro. Chris Dahl (Organist), and Bro Ken Smith (Tyler).
This installation of officers marked the first time in the 21 year history of Aurora Lodge No. 15 that all of the Installing officers were Past Masters of the Lodge. WB Rodney Young was the Installing Master, WB John Bishop was the Installing Marshall, WB Paul Gabbert was Installing Chaplain, and WB Philip (Steve) Lee was the Installing Secretary.
At the conclusion of the installation of officers the members of Job’s Daughters International Bethel #1 performed the most impressive “What is a Mason” Ceremony.