Wilmette Park Lodge Installation

On Saturday November 6th, A.L. 5999, the 7th District Grand Lodge Officers installed the elected officers of Wilmette Park Lodge #931. This was the 89th installation since the beginning of Wilmette Lodge #931. We had a wonderful turnout as many visiting brethren, families and freinds observed the formal occasion. Pomp and circumstance was in order as the proud officers took their elected seats in the centuries old ceremony. Highlights of the evening included the Austin Commandery No. 84 escourting the elect-Worshipful Master to the East and the Wor. Bro. Benjamin Zwick's reading of the charge that Paul Revere wrote in 1792 just before he was elected Grand Master of Massachusetts in 1794.

After the ceremony, everyone retired to the auditorium for delicious desserts brought by the wives of the elected brethren. Conversations, stories and fellowship flowed through the room.

The brethren of Wilmette Park would like to again thank the wonderful display of the Austin Commandery No. 84 led by Sir Knight Ronald Ericksen, the direction of the Installing Officers, and last but not least, all of our visitors who made our event a most memorable one!!

Here are the installed officers for the year 2000

1st Row, left to right: Bill Crawford - Junior Steward; Joe Chasey - Worshipful Master; Mike Hoover - Junior Deacon
2nd Row, left to right: Ed Coussins, P.M. - Tyler; Rick Fox - Senior Warden; Bill Eckvall - Marshall; Bill Fowler - Junior Warden; Tony Ciffone - Senior Steward; Steve Mick, P.M. - Chaplain

Here is our new Worshipful Master with the Installing Officers

1st Row, left to right: Rt. Wor. Bro. John Valencik - Chaplain; Wor. Bro. Joe Chasey - Worshipful Master; Rt. Wor. Bro. Russell Johnson, - Installing Officer
2nd Row, left to right: Wor. Bro. Benjamin Zwick - Secretary; Rt. Wor. Bro. Donald Dykinga, - Marshal; Rt. Wor. Bro. Edward Rund, - Senior Deacon

Here are some candid snapshots of the refreshment afterwards in our auditorium.