2012 Officers Installation

Families and friends joined the brethren at 3:00 PM on Saturday, January 7th to witness the installation of the 2012 officers of Broad Ripple Lodge. WBro. Michael Walkup, PM served as the Installing Master and was assisted by: Installing Marshall WBro. Todd Ebbert, PM; Installing Chaplain, WBro. Don Seeley; and Installing Secretary, Bro. Robert Mountain.

WBro. Michael Walkup, PM addressed all of those in attendance with warm opening remarks and quickly began the installation with assistance from the WBro. Todd Ebbert, PM. After the installation ceremony, WBro. Michael Dewitt gave a heartfelt welcome to those in the room and asked all of the new officers to stand and introduce themselves. After the officer introductions, the new Worshipful Master introduced WBro. James Lindsey as the Education officer and WBro. Will Sailor as Mentor.

Once the remarks were finished WBro. Michael Dewitt, PM presented Bro. Rob Mountain with a Pen in recognition of his accepting the position of Assistant Secretary of the lodge. Bro. Ben Fuhr received the Roy A. Bates Memorial Award from WBro. Michael Walkup, PM for his devotion and hard work in 2011.

The brethren, families, and friends took refreshment afterwards at the Monon Food Company in Broad Ripple. An excellent meal was enjoyed and even better company was had.

Installed Officers

Worshipful Master, WBro. Michael Dewitt, PM

Senior Warden, Bro. Benjamin Fuhr

Junior Warden, Bro. Jacob Mann

Treasurer, WBro. Lee Hargitt, PM

Secretary, WBro. Darren Klem, PM

Senior Deacon, Bro. Matt Griffin

Junior Deacon, Bro. Matt Scherer

Senior Steward, Bro. Doug Eckhart

Junior Steward, Bro. Arlie Hartman

Chaplain, Bro. Jerry Lande

Marshall, Bro. Derek Osgood

Tyler, WBro. Matt Davis, PM

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WB Jacob Mann

Past Master WB Jacob Mann

Broad Ripple Lodge taught me how quickly men can become close friends, and form lifelong bonds. I feel I’ve known many of my fellow masons for a much longer time than I have actually been involved.

WB Michael Walkup

Past Master WB Michael Walkup

I came to the lodge because I was looking for answers and found a family.

WB Lee Hargitt III

Past Master WB Lee Hargitt III

I have been a member here for many years. I have made some of my best friends in life at this Lodge

WB Steve Mayflower

Bro Steve Mayflower

I came to Masonry as a way to meet some new friends. But in a short time, my new Brothers and the Lodge became a very important part of my life. The men I admire the most are my Masonic Brothers.

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