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Winter 2013

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Winter Events Around the State and Beyond

Brother Richard Brown, King Solomon Temple Lodge No. 45, Bellows Falls, Vermont  receiving his 55-year membership Button from Brother Roger Crouse, Grand Master.  Taken at Vermont Freemasons Day, Sarasota, Florida on March 12, 2014.  Photo Submitted by Cedric Smith.  

Vermont Freemasons Day - Florida March 12, 2014

Three new members raised on 2/22/14 at Adoniram Lodge #42. The new members are Peter Boll, Chris Mayne, and Mike Oltedal and are in the front row starting with the 2nd person left to right.

Others in the picture are members of our Lodge, Mt Anthony Lodge # 13, and Marble Lodge #76 who helped with the degree.
From, David Katz

Master Masons Degree held at Aurora Lodge No. 22, Montpelier, VT on Saturday, February 15, 2014.

Front Row, L to R: Brother Jeffrey Sarpong, Brother Kyle Tillinghast, Brother Mathew Moody.
Second Row, L to R: Brother James Norris, Member of Caledonia Lodge No. 98, West Burke, VT., Brother Phillip Palmer, P.M., Pulaski Lodge No. 58, Wells River, VT., Brother Paul White, Master of Aurora Lodge No. 22, Montpelier, VT., Brother Zach Tillinghast, Aurora Lodge No. 22, Montpelier, VT. and Brother Mark Tillinghast, Aurora Lodge No. 22, Montpelier, VT.
The three new members are Brothers Jeffrey Sarpong, Kyle Tillinghast and Mathew Moody.  Photo submitted by Cedric L. Smith.

L to R:  Uncle Brad Shannon, Aunt Kari Shannon, Shania Shannon and Grand Father Fred Shannon, Past District Deputy Grand Master, District No. 12.  Shania Shannon received a scholarship from Benton Lodge No. 88, Guildhall, Vermont.  Submitted by Dennis Bacon, Secretary of Benton Lodge No. 88.

Brother Fred Shannon, Past District Deputy Grand Master, District No. 12,  presenting his Grand Daughter, Shania Shannon,  with a Scholarship from Benton Lodge No. 88, Guildhall, Vermont.  Submitted by Brother Dennis Bacon, Secretary of Benton Lodge No. 88.

Our new master masons from Vermont Lodge #18. Brother William Barker, Brother Ken Brown, Jr., Brother Benjamin Collier and Brother Doug Withington.

Brother Fred Shannon, Past District Deputy Grand Master, District No. 12,  presenting his Grand Daughter  Shania Shannon with a Scholarship  from Benton Lodge No. 88, Guildhall, Vermont.  Submitted by Brother Dennis Bacon, Secretary of Benton Lodge No. 88.

Leon Sheldon Honored for 55th Year
In December the brothers of Sharon Lodge # 105 honored Brother Leon Sheldon for 55 years of service to the craft. The presentation was made by Brother Kirk White, Rt. Wor. District Deputy Grand Master of District # 1 ( right). Assisting with appropriate comments were (left to right) Brother Kenneth Wright, WM of Sharon 105 , Leon Sheldon, and Brother Cal Keyler, PGM and Secretary of 105. Brother Leon was honored several years ago as District # 1 , Citizen of the Year and has served as Wor. Master in Sharon several times in the past. He is appreciated by all members in Sharon for his hard work on the Lodge Building, his organizational skills, his connection to the community and his unique ability as a mentor of new brothers.

 

Ann and Mick Winter getting ready to cut their 50th Wedding Anniversary Cake.  Ann Winter was Secretary at the Grand Lodge of Vermont  office for 12 or more years.  Mick is a 50-year member of Granite Lodge No. 35, Barre, Vermont. They were married on December 24, 1963.  Photo submitted by Cedric Smith

District 2 Holiday Gathering held on 12/7/13

Our first ever District 2 Holiday Gathering which was held at the Manchester Country Club in Manchester, Vt. on Sat. 12/7. There were 34 in attendance to help celebrate the upcoming Holiday season and a good time was had by all. We are hoping to make this an annual event and plans are in the works to have it again in the same place next year. Pictures submitted by David Katz

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