Frank S Land Lodge No. 313

Free & Accepted Masons of Washington

Timeline

April 1, 1996

Following up on an idea from Drew Baker, the original gang of three: Damon Sayler, Steve Adams, and Wayne Peterson meet to discuss the possibility of starting a new Lodge.

May 1, 1996

The Apogee in Renton becomes the site of the first formal committee meeting. Subsequent meetings are held throughout the month of May. Drew Baker, Jeff Brunson, Frank Rinehart, and Don Wright are asked to join the committee.

June 6, 1996

Frank S Land is chosen over "Jacques DeMolay" and "Comradeship" as the name for the proposed Lodge. It was felt that Senior DeMolays or anyone associated with DeMolay would know the significance of the name Frank S Land.

November 8, 1996

The Committee to form Frank S Land Lodge sponsors the annual Chevalier Observance. This becomes a regular event on the Frank S Land calendar.

January 27, 1997

VW Jeff Brunson attends an MRC Board meeting with the proposal that Frank S Land be allowed to meet at the MRC. In addition, any MRC resident Mason would be afforded membership at no charge. The board unanimously approved.

January 29, 1997

The Committee to Form Frank S Land Lodge meets to establish the standing committees of the Lodge.

February 5, 1997

A "Petition for Dispensation for New Lodge" was submitted to the Grand Lodge signed by 18 founding members and accompanied with three Petitions for Degrees. Thorton F McElroy #302 votes to sign the "Certificate Recommending Dispensation."

March 8, 1997

Dispensation is granted. MW George Jurgich appoints VW Jeff Brunson as Worshipful Master.

March 15, 1997

Frank S Land Lodge meets for the first time under dispensation.

Pictured from left to right

Front Row: Treas. Chuck Kent, SW Drew Baker, WM VW Jeff Brunson, JW Don W. Wright, Sec. Dave Compton, Chap. Paul Jacobson.
Back Row: SD WB Rick Watt, SS WB Frank Rinehart, Tyler Mike Palko-Dean, JD Steve Adams, Mar. WB Roy Pidcock.
 

April 12, 1997

Senior DeMolays Wayne Peterson, Jim Mendoza, and Doug Haughton are initiated as Entered Apprentice Masons. The very first for Frank S Land Lodge.

May 17, 1997

Brothers Wayne Peterson, Jim Mendoza, and Doug Haughton are raised to the sublime degree of Master Mason.

Pictured from left to right
Doug Haughton, Jim Mendoza, Wayne Peterson
 

Grand Lodge June 13, 1997

At 4:13 PM, a motion is passed establishing Frank S Land Lodge, Under Dispensation as Frank S Land Lodge No. 313.


November 15, 1997

Frank S Land Lodge No. 313 is formally constituted. VW Jeffery Brunson is formally installed as the Lodge's first Worshipful Master.

Pictured from left to right

Front Row: Treas. Chuck Kent, SW Drew Baker, WM VW Jeff Brunson, JW Don W. Wright, Sec. Dave Compton.
Middle Row: SD WB Rick Watt, Tyler Mike Palko-Dean, JS Jim Mendoza, SS WB Frank Rinehart, JD Steve Adams, WB Don Ferguson, Chap. WB Roy Pidcock.
Back Row: VW Coe Tug Morgan, Doug Haughton, Wayne Peterson, WB John McKinley, VW Al Jorgenson
 

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