Saturday, January 8th 2011 was the installation ceremonies for the officers of Broad Ripple Lodge #643 for the 2011 year. We welcomed Mike Walkup from the West to be this years Worshipful Master. Some familiar faces moving up the line, and and some new guys stepping up to join this group of dedicated masons. Unable to make the ceremony, but installed in Due Form the following Stated Meeting were our Tyler, Chaplin, and Marshal. After the installation, we had lunch and dessert served in our dining hall below the lodge room. This public ceremony is a great way to show the lodge room to someone interested in Freemasonry, family and friends. It also provides some insight into our traditions and ceremonies.
The full set of photos from the day can be seen on Flickr.
Back Row – Lee Hargitt, PM (Treasurer, Trustee), Darren J. Klem, PM (Secretary)
Front – Jacob C. Mann (Sr. Deacon), Matt Griffin (Jr. Deacon), Mike DeWitt (Sr. Warden),
Mike Walkup (Worshipful Master), Ben Fuhr (Jr. Warden),
Matt Scherer (Sr. Steward), Doug Eckhart (Jr. Steward)
Not Pictured-Neal Bennett (Chaplain), Arlie Hartman (Marshall), William Greve (Tyler)
Todd M Ebbert, PM (Trustee), Christopher L Hodapp, PM (Trustee)