night, September 15, 2015, a hot and steamy night with a broken air
conditioner in the lodge room, Brother Augustus Phiasivongsa was raised
the sublime degree of
Master Mason. Brother Phiasivongsa was obligated by Worshipful David Haslim, PM.
Worshipful Michael Allen, PM, was in
the East for the second section with Worshipful Jim Achenbach, PM, in
the West. The
was perfectly given by
Worshipful Robert Salini, Master, and the charge was beautifully
presented by Worshipful
Winstanley, PM. Even though some of the work was done without
suit coats on, that did not deter or take away from the importance and
fun of the evening.
Worshipful Robert Salini, Master, congratulates Brother Phiny.
Brother Phiny is congratulated by Worshipful Michael Allen, PM, who was in the East for the second half.
Brother Phiny poses with Worshipfuls Allen and Jim Achenbach, who is a good friend of our "new" Master Mason.
Brother Phiny stands in front of the East reflecting on the solemnity of the ceremony he just went through.
The traditional signing of the new Master Mason's Bible.
Brother Phiny poses with our wonderful visitors for the evening. Left
to right: Worshipful Ron Chandler, PM, Brother
Joe Mejia, Hackett Brother Phiny Phiasivongsa, Worshipful Angel
Salazar, PM, Brother Ronald Mullins, Senior Warden, Worshipful William
Stokes, PM, Inspector of the 921st Masonic District, and Felipe
Cervantes, Chaplain. All these visitors with the exception of
Worshipful Stokes are from
Heartland Lodge #576. We had another visitor, not shown
here, Brother Milt from a Maryland lodge.
Very special thank
you to Brother Ronald Mullins. He was gracious enough to assist
us with the second second of the degree.