On February 20, 2013, Samuel Warren Hackett Lodge gains a new Brother.  We welcome Brother Benjamin Cooper as our newest Entered Apprentice.  Brother Cooper was obligated an Entered Apprentice Mason by Worshipful David Haslim, PM, who was in the East for the degree.  Worshipful Clinton Black, PM, as always, delivered a beautiful lecture and Brother John Fitch, Senior Deacon, did an excellent job in delivering the charge.

Our new Entered Apprentice, Brother Cooper with Worshipful Haslim, PM.


Worshipful "JR" Knight, PM, Master, who was in the roll of Marshal for the degree, congratulates Brother Cooper.

Brother Cooper with Worshipful "JR" Knight, PM, Master, and Worshipful David Haslim, PM.

Brother Cooper with Worshipful Christian Quimpo, PM of Amity Lodge and Worshipful Knight, Master.  Thanks for stopping by Chris, it is always a pleasure to have you in our Lodge.

All had fun at the customary refreshment session after the degree  I thought nothing could beat pizza, but I was wrong... Hotdogs...Great!

As Worshipful Haslim, PM, offers words of wisdom to Brother Cooper, Worshipful Dimiter Lyakov, PM, Secretary, finds the hotdogs really good.

Caught our Junior Deacon, Chuck Caskey in the middle of a blink as he encourages Brother Cooper to continue his Masonic journey.

Worshipful Ron Detzer, PM, Chaplain congratulates Brother Cooper.

Everyone took their turn welcoming Brother Ben and offering him all the assistance he will need to progress in his degrees.  In the true spirit of the fraternity, any and every Brother will help.

The fun continues.

Finally, Worshipful "JR" explains the work that must be done to progress to the degree of Fellow Craft.  Brother Benjamin appears anxious to do just that and I think he has a strong committment to become a Master Mason as soon as possible.