The Brothers of Elvin E. Helms No. 926 gathered for the annual installation of officers for the 2015-2016 year. Holly Kemble prepared a fantastic meal, as always, and the officers brought an array of desserts. There was more food than we could have hoped to eat but that didn’t stop us from trying. After the meal we proceeded to elect our new officers for the 2015-2016 Masonic Year.
Pictured above, left to right: Jason Wallace, Junior Warden; Lew Adams, Treasurer; Buddy Wallace, Senior Warden; Ernie Stratton, Master; Dennis Stephens, Junior Deacon; John Dettor, Masonic Homes Ambassador, District 18; Rick Campbell, Tiler; Travis Bush, Senior Steward; Jim Herzog, Junior Steward; Ed Tanner, Secretary; Adam Gross, Senior Deacon.
Last but not least, five Brothers from Latonia No. 746 attended our annual installation of officers and took home to their Lodge the District 18 Traveling Gavel. The next opportunity to claim the Traveling Gavel will be at their Stated Communication on January 7, 2016. A fellowship meal will be served at 6:30 PM followed by their Stated Communication at 7:30 PM.
Pictured above, left to right: Brad Drew, Senior Warden; Ernie Stratton, Master of Elvin E. Helms No. 926, P.M.; Chuck Yocom, Junior Warden, P.M.; Tom Roundtree, P.M.; Vern Gregory, P.M.; Ira Brockman, Junior Deacon, P.M.
Worshipful Bro. Ernie Stratton, P. M., takes the oath and obligation as Master of Elvin E. Helms Lodge No. 926.
Installing Master John Dettor, P. M., and Installing Marshall Travis Bush, P. M., present newly installed Master Ernie Stratton, P. M., to the Craft.
Installing Marshall John Dettor, P.M., presents Bro. Jason Wallace, P. M., and Bro. Buddy Wallace, P. M., for installation as Junior Warden and Senior Warden. Bro. Jason was Master of our Lodge in 2013 and Bro. Buddy currently serves as Master of Burlington Lodge No. 264, and previously served as Master of Burlington Lodge in 2012.
Bro. Lew Adams, P.M. and Bro. Ed Tanner, P. M., will continue their outstanding service to our Lodge as Treasurer and Secretary, respectively, in 2016.
Installing Marshall John Dettor, P.M., presents Bro. Dennis Stephens, P. M., and Bro. Adam Gross, P. M., for installation as Junior Deacon and Senior Deacon, respectively. Bro. Dennis served as Master of our Lodge in 2005 and Bro. Adam served as Master of Newport Lodge No. 358 in 2015.
Bro. Rick Campbell, P. M., Bro. Jim Herzog, P. M., Bro. Travis Bush, P. M. and Bro. Mel Kinser, P. M., stand ready to be installed as Tyler, Junior Steward, Senior Steward and Chaplain of our Lodge for 2016.
Installing Marshall John Dettor present Bro. Mel Kinser, P. M., for installation as Chaplain of our Lodge. Bro. Mel served as Master of our Lodge in 2004, 2009 and 2010. Bro. Mel served as District Deputy in 2001-2002 and as Grand Chaplain of the Grand Lodge of Kentucky in 2006-2007.