Freemasonry in Vermont

Spring 2012

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Proud Masonic Family - On Monday evening, May 21st, Seneca Lodge # 40 in Milton raised a Master Mason with strong ties to Charity Lodge # 43 in Bradford. Family members in attendance were his father, both his grandfathers and an uncle. Pictured (from L to R): Bro. Fred Clements (Uncle), Bro. Dick Swenson (Grandfather), Bro. Richard Swenson (new Master Mason), Bro. David Swenson (Father) and Bro. Bill Sargent (Grandfather). Bros. Fred, Dick and David are Charity Lodge members. Bro. Bill is a member of Aurora Lodge # 22 in Montpelier.

L to R:  Brother Fred Shannon, R. W. District Deputy Grand Master, No. 12, Brother Scott Merrill, Master of Caspian Lake Lodge No. 87, Hardwick, VT, Brother David Merrill, and Lady Joyce Merrill.  Joyce placed the 50-year membership button on his lapel, with son Scott assisting on May 3, 2012.  Picture submitted by Cedric Smith

 

L to R: Front Row: Brothers Del Eldridge, Steven Engel, Douglas McCarty,  Aaron Cornelius,  Rev. Arnold Brown, Charles Smith, Jr., A. Robert TwissBack Row: L to R: William Dallmeyer, Jeffery Hunsberger, Warren Williams, Bruce Sweeny, Robert McCarthy.  Submitted by Cedric Smith.

L to R:  Brother Bruce Sweeny, Master of Meridian Sun Lodge No. 20, Craftsbury, VT and Brother Aaron Cornelius, received the Master Mason Degree on May 9, 2012. Submitted by Cedric Smith

May 21, 2012 at the Grand Lodge of Rhode

L to R: Brother Cedric L. Smith, Past Grand Master of Vermont and Brother Robert J. Allen, Past Grand Master of Rhode Island.  Photo Taken May 21, 2012 and submitted by Cedric Smith.

L to R: Brothers George Deblon, Grand Junior Warden, Earl J. Washburn, PGM, Cedric Smith, PGM, Herbert H. McGuire, Past Grand Master of Rhode Island and Grand Representative of Vermont near Grand Lodge of Rhode, Calvin Keyler, PGM and Grand Representative of Rhode near Vermont.  Taken on May 21, 2012 at the Grand Lodge of Rhode Island.  Photo submitted by Cedric Smith.

L to R: Brother Calvin K. Keyler, Past Grand Master of Grand Lodge of Vermont, Brother Glenn R. Trautmann, Grand Master of Grand Lodge of New Jersey and Brother Earl J. Washburn, Past Grand Master of Grand Lodge of Vermont and Executive Director of the National Masonic Foundation for Children.  Photo taken May 21, 2012 at the Grand Lodge of Rhode and submitted by Cedric Smith.

John and Carolyn Faulhaber at Grand Master's Banquet, Grand Lodge of Rhode Island, May 21, 2012.  Brother John is Past Grand Secretary of Grand Lodge of Rhode Island and a great friend of Grand Lodge of Vermont and Brother Cedric Smith. Photo submitted by Cedric L. Smith.

L to R: Brother Calvin K. Keyler, Past Grand Master of Grand Lodge of Vermont and Brother Paul Leary, Grand Master of Grand Lodge of New Hampshire taken May 21, 2012 at the Grand Lodge of Rhode.  Photo submitted by Cedric Smith.

 

L to R:  Brother Calvin K. Keyler, Past Grand Master of Grand Lodge of Vermont and Brother Glenn R. Trautmann, Grand Master of Grand Lodge of New Jersey. Photo taken May 21, 2012 at Grand Lodge of Rhode Island and submitted by Cedric Smith.

Massing of the Colors on May 30th, 2012 at the Veterans Cemetery in Randolph, VT.

Members of Grand Lodge and the National Sojourners were present.

Master Mason Degree in Winooski Lodge No. 49, Waterbury, Vermont on May 14, 2012.

L to R:  Brother Austin Isham, Master, Brother John Silk, Brother Shawn Silk and Brother Paul White, District Deputy Grand Master No. 6. Twin Brothers, John and Shawn Silk received the Master Mason Degree in Winooski Lodge No. 49, Waterbury, Vermont on May 14, 2012. Brothers Austin Isham, John Silk and Shawn Silk are senior DeMolay.  Photo submitted by Cedric L. Smith.

L to R:  Brother Michael Lambert, Brother Austin Isham, Jr., Brother Austin Isham, Sr., Brother John Silk and Brother Shawn Silk.  Brothers John and Shawn are twin brothers.  The received the Master Masons Degree in Winooski Lodge No. 49, Waterbury, VT on May 14, 2012. Photo submitted by Cedric L. Smith.

L to R: Brothers Michael Lambert, Austin Isham, Jr., Austin Isham, Sr., John Silk, Shawn Silk, Paul White, District Deputy Grand Master, Cedric Smith, Past Grand Master.  Brothers John and Shawn Silk received the Master Masons Degree in Winooski Lodge No. 49, Waterbury, VT on May 14, 2012.  Photo submitted by Cedric L. Smith

 

 

Caspian Lake Lodge No. 87 - May 12, 2012

L to R:  Front Row:   Brothers William Sartelle, Charles M. King, Joel M. Foran, Stephen Holcomb and Charles B. Smith, Jr.
Second Row:  Brothers Bruce Sweeny, Eric Ginette, C. Robert Abbott
Third Row:  Brothers Warren A. Williams, Douglas Smith, Jr., Austin Isham, Jr., Kenneth Hodgdon, Austin Isham, Sr.  Caspian Lake Lodge No. 87, F & A M, Saturday, May 12, 2012.  Photo submitted by Cedric Smith.

L to R:  Brothers Douglas Smith, Jr, Master of Caspian Lake Lodge No. 87, Joel M. Foran, Charles M. King, Austin Isham, Jr., Kenneth Hodgdon.  Brothers Foran and King received the Master Masons degree May 12, 2012.  Brother Austin Isham, Jr. was the acting Master and the Deputy Executive Officer for DeMolay in Vermont, Brother Kenneth Hodgdon was Junior Deacon for the Degree and he lives in California.  All these Brothers are Senior DeMolay members of the Wilber Thompson Chapter in Hardwick.  Photo submitted by Cedric Smith.

L to R:  Brothers William Sartelle, Douglas Smith, Jr., Joel M. Foran, Charles M. King, Austin Isham Jr. and Kenneth Hodgdon.  All are members of Caspian Lake Lodge No. 87, Hardwick, VT.  These Brothers are all Senior DeMolay from Wilbert Thompson Chapter in Hardwick, Vermont.  Photo submitted by Cedric Smith.  May 12, 2012

Granite Lodge No. 35 - Installation of Officers on May 6, 2012.

L to R: Front Row – Brothers Michael J. Cadorette, Senior Deacon, Joshua A. Retchiess, Junior Warden, James A. Baril, P.M., Senior Steward, Patrick J. Perreault, Junior Warden.
Back Row – Brothers Herbert W. Jorgensen, Treasurer, Joseph P. Lenahan, Tyler, P. Jeffrey Machia, Junior Deacon, Roland P. Tousignant, Master, Danial J. Baril, Junior Steward, David E. Coffey, Marshal, Roland J. Tousignant, Chaplain.  Installation of Granit Lodge No. 35, Barre, VT May 6, 2012.  Photo submitted by Cedric L. Smith

L to R:  Brother Roland P. Tousignant, Master of Granite Lodge No. 35, Barre, VT presenting Brother James A. Baril his Past Masters Apron.  May 6, 2012  Photo submitted by Cedric L. Smith

Brother Patrick J. Perreault, Mason of the Year, Grante Lodge No. 35, Barre, VT

L to R:  Brother Patrick J. Perreault named "Mason of the Year." Brother James A. Baril, Past Master,  presented the award.  Photo submitted by Cedric L. Smith

Springtime in Vermont

Awarding 50 year golden Lapel button to John H. Woodruff 5/9/12. Left to right in foto: Eugene Corliss WM Winooski #49, John H. Woodruff, Paul H. White Sr. RWDDGM District #6

L to R:  Brother James Baril, Master of Granite Lodge No. 35, Barre, Vermont,  Brother Daniel Baril, raised to the degree of a Master Mason by his Dad, James Baril, Brother Austin Isham, Deputy Executive Officer, Order DeMolay in Vermont. March 26, 2012.  Brother Daniel is in DeMolay too. Photo Submitted by Cedric L. Smith

L to R: Brother James Baril, Master of Granite Lodge No. 35, Barre, Vermont, Brother Daniel Baril, new Master Mason, raised by his proud Dad, James, Brother Cedric Smith, Past Grand Master.  March 26, 2012.  Brother Daniel is in DeMolay too. Photo submitted by Cedric L. Smith.

Granite Lodge No. 35, F & A M Third Degree on March 26, 2012
Front Row – L to R: Patrick J. Perreault, SD, Herbert W. Jorgensen, Treas., Michael J. Cassani, new member, James A. Baril, Master, Daniel J. Baril, new member, Joseph P. Lenahan, new member, Joseph G. Aldsworth, New Member, Mark A. Tatro, P.M., William G. Robinson, Tyler  Second Row – L to R: Russell J. Slora, Secretary, Roland P. Tousignant, SW, Joshua A. Retchless, JW, Roland J. Tousignant, JS, Willis J. Morse, PGSD.
Third Row – L to R: P. Jeffrey Machia, Marshall, Donald C. Murray, Chaplain, Austin C. Isham, Jr. Deputy Executive Office for DeMolay in Vermont, Richard K. Backus, PDGM #6, Michael J. Cadorette, JD                     Photo Submitted by Cedric L. Smith

L to R:  Jaqui Kincaid, Noble Tim Roberts, Illustrious/Noble Shawn Kincaid.  Noble Tim Roberts joined Mt. Sinai Shriners No. 3 on April 21, 2012.  Photo Submitted by Cedric L. Smith

 

 

 

L to R: Lynne Coffey, Noble David E. Coffey, Illustrious/Noble Shawn Kincaid, Potentate of Mt. Sinai Shriners No. 3. Noble David E. Coffey joined Mt. Sinai Shriners on April 21, 2012.  Photo Submitted by Cedric L. Smith

L to R:  Noble Rudolf Rasine, Illustrious/Noble Shawn Kincaid, Potentate, Mt. Sinai Shriners No. 3, Montpelier, VT.  The Fez that Noble Rasine is wearing was his Grand Father's who was a member of Mt. Sinai Shriners. Photo Submitted by Cedric L. Smith

L to R: Michelle Benjamin, Noble Jerry Benjamin, Noble & Illustrious J. Patrick Sloan, Potentate Mt. Sinai Shriners No. 3 located in Montpelier, VT.  Noble Jerry Benjamin was a candidate at the Annual Meeting held on Saturday, January 21, 2012 and a member of Passumpsic Lodge No. 27, St. Johnsbury, VT. Submitted by Cedric L. Smith

Installation of officers at Sharon Lodge # 105 was conducted by Brothers Cedric L. Smith, George Deblon and Michael Reed. This was the tenth time Brother Smith has installed officers in Sharon. Photo Submitted by Cal Keyler

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