Brothers Holding Dual Memberships are Presented with Service Awards and Honored with Leadership Positions at Boone-Union Lodge No. 304

On Saturday, December 27, 2014, Brother Ernie Stratton, our Senior Warden, was installed as Master of Boone-Union Lodge No. 304 for 2015. This is Brother Ernie’s third term in the East at Boone-Union Lodge. Other members of Elvin E. Helms Lodge No. 926 installed as officers of Boone-Union for 2015 are Brother Ryan Clendenin, Senior Warden and Brother Mike Howard, Past Master of Elvin E. Helms Lodge, as Treasurer.

Brother Ed Tanner, our Secretary and a Past Master of both Lodges, along with Brother Garry Kelly, were presented with their Fifty Year Pins and Gold Cards.

Congratulations to our Brothers for their achievements!

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Left to right: Brothers Ryan Clendenin, Garry Kelly, Ernie Stratton, Ed Tanner, and Mike Howard.

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2014 Kelly Elementary Christmas Drive

The annual Kelly Elementary Christmas Drive, sponsored by Elvin E. Helms No. 926, was a great success again this year. To all of the Brothers of Elvin E. Helms and Brothers from other area Lodges that helped us bring Christmas to needy children, we can’t thank you enough. Through that generosity we were able to provide 10 local children with a Christmas morning they would not otherwise get to enjoy. In addition to providing them with care packages to address basic needs, each child will also have several presents to open on Christmas morning. This has been a wonderful program that continues to be more and more successful with each passing year. Thanks to Brother Jason Wallace for coordinating our efforts on behalf of Kelly Elementary.

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The care packages and Christmas presents are all laid out ready to be wrapped.

Installation of Officers for 2015

Elvin E. Helms Lodge No. 926 met on December 9, 2014 for the purpose of its annual election and installation of officers. Brother David V. Cassesa — an honorary member of our Lodge, Past Master of Robert Burns Lodge No. 163, and Past District Deputy Grand Master, District 19, Grand Lodge of Kentucky — served as Installing Master. Brother Travis Bush, Past Master, was elected and installed for his second term as Master of the Lodge. Brother Travis then installed the remainder of the Lodge’s officers for 2015.

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Our Master for 2015, Brother Travis Mark Bush, who previously served as Master of our Lodge in 2012.

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Brother Travis takes the oath and obligation of Master.

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Brother Dave Cassesa, Installing Master, propounds the ancient charges to the Master-Elect.

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Brother Dave Cassesa, Installing Master, seats newly installed Master Travis Bush in the chair of King Solomon.

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Officers for 2015 are: Rick Campbell, P.M., Tyler; Mel Kinser, P.M., Chaplain; Kenny Williamson, P.M., Junior Steward; Dennis Stephens, P.M., Senior Steward; Adam Gross, Junior Deacon; Buddy Wallace, P.M., Senior Deacon; Ed Tanner, P.M., Secretary; Jason Wallace, P.M., Junior Warden; and Ernie Stratton, P.M., Senior Warden.

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Past Masters, Brothers Kenny Williamson and Dennis Stephens, are installed as Junior Steward and Senior Steward.

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Brother Rick Campbell, Past Master, is installed as Tyler.

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Jillian and Rosslyn Gross draw a winner from donors to the Lodge’s 2014 Christmas Fund for Kelly Elementary School.

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The winners of the 2014 gift cards given to donors to the Lodge’s Christmas Fund for Kelly Elementary School are Brother Garry Kelly (again) and Brother Dan Kemble.

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Rosslyn Gross attempts to detach the ear of her mother, Jillian.