Here are the minutes for the Special Communication of Yelm Lodge #244
held on 11/19/16.
Purpose of meeting, Installation of Officers for the 2017 year.
The lodge was opened on the 3rd Degree of Masonry at 1:45 PM with VWB. Clint Brown in the East. VWB. Brown took the east at the request of Senior Warden WB. Philip K. Peoples as he was the only 2016 Officer in attendance. WB. Gary Sortor sat in the west and VWB. Roy Hammond from Parkland Lakewood #299 sat in the south.
After opening VWB Clint Brown called the Lodge off session and all the guests were admitted.
The Installing Team were.
WB. Philip Murry Peoples Installing Master.
WB. John Sanfilippo (Terrestrial Mt- View #228 Installing Secretary.
VWB. Roy Hammond (Parkland Lakewood # ) Installing Marshal and Chaplain.
WB. John Vinian (Tenino #86) Installing Senior Deacon.
Gary Sortor, Master
Philip K. Peoples, Senior Warden
Philip M. Peoples, Junior Warden.
Mike Smart, Marshal
Larry Byrd, Senior Deacon
Larry Warner, Chaplain
Don Hill, Tyler
The Secretary/Treasurer will be installed at the next meeting.
WM. Gary Sortor Thanked all in attendance especially the Ladies who provided the excellent dinner we all enjoyed prior to the Installation. Linda Sortor, The Main Course Janice Peoples, The outstanding Dessert Harriet Peoples, For her continued Support Linda Sanfilippo for her continued support of not only this Lodge but all Masonic Acctivities.
After which all non Master Masons were asked to leave the Lodge room and WM Gary called the Lodge back on Session and asked VWB. Clint Brown to Close the Lodge.
VWB. Clint accepted the offer and Honored Yelm Lodge with an outstanding Closing.
At 3:05 PM
After WB. Philip M. Peoples Installed his son WB. Philip K. Peoples into the Senior Wardens Chair, He stepped aside and was himself Installed into the Junior Wardens Chair by his son WB. Philip K. Peoples, This I found as I am sure did all present to be a very touching and emotional as well as memorable thing.
Congratulations to you two fine Brothers and your families as well as Yelm Lodge
Secretary/Treasurer of Yelm Lodge #244