the 150th Anniversary of

Solomon Lodge #271

2018-2019

On October 15, 2018 Solomon Lodge celebrated its 150th Anniversary.

 

Milestones in 2018:

in September MWB Robert Tim Thomas is elected Grand Master of Ancient Free and Accepted Mason of the State of Missouri for the ensuing year

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in September WB Keith Jones is elected Worshipful Master of the Lodge for the ensuing year

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in November, Solomon Lodge obtained a section of West Bypass expressway for littler clean up

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in November, the first candidates initiated were Jonathan Marsh, Robert Powers and Chaz Powers

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in November Michael Spence, SS, was presented with the Daniel Carter Beard Award for Scouting and Freemasonry

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in December, Solomon Lodge received its first tiled floor in its location at 1930 W. Catalpa

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in December, the first candidates to receive their Fellowcraft degree on the new tile floor were Jonathan Marsh, Robert Powers, and Chaz Powers

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in December Brother Harley Samply is given his 50-year pin, as part of courtesy work for the Grand Lodge of Iowa

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in December Danny Dubree, Junior Steward, is the first to give back his EA proficiency in the Masonic Year

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in December, the first candidates to receive their Entered Apprentice degree on the new tile floor were from United Lodge #5

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in January, the first candidates to be Raised to the Sublime Degree of Master Mason in our 150th year and on the new tile floor were Robert Powers, and Chaz Powers

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on January 11, 2019 The Grand Lodge of Ancient Free and Accepted Masons met at Solomon Lodge #271 and Opened on the Third ~ of Freemasonry for the purpose of re-dedicating the Lodge after 150 years of service.

Most Worshipful Brother Robert Tim Thomas, Grand Master of the Grand Lodge of the State of Missouri, presided over the ceremony

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for more photos from the Re-dedication Ceremony,

visit the 150th Re-dedication Ceremony page on this site

in January Brother Gary Day is given his 50-year pin by RWB Tom Ross, DDGM of the 34th Masonic District of Missouri

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in February Brother Robert Crampton is given his 50-year pin by RWB Tom Ross, DDGM of the 34th Masonic District of Missouri

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in March Brother Charlie Bare is given his 40-year pin and Brother Jerry Snider is given his 50-year pin by RWB Tom Ross, DDGM of the 34th Masonic District of Missouri

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in April Worshipful Brother Keith Jones is given his 25-year pin by RWB Tom Ross, DDGM of the 34th Masonic District of Missouri.

And RWB Carlin Smittle is awarded the 212 degree by RWB Jim McManigle.

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in June Brother Larry Lovvorn is given his 60-year pin by RWB Tom Ross, DDGM of the 34th Masonic District of Missouri.

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in July Brother Eddie Joe Boatright is given his 40-year pin by RWB Tom Ross, DDGM of the 34th Masonic District of Missouri.

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in July Solomon Lodge #271, University Lodge #683, and The Gate of the Temple Lodge #422 assisted in setting the headstone for Civil War veteran and Brother John C. McQuiston, Indiana, at Maple Park Cemetery

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in July Brother Don Back is given his 50-year pin by RWB Tom Ross, DDGM of the 34th Masonic District of Missouri.

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And, the 150th year came to a close with the 151st Annual Elections

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front row, left to right:

WB Keith Jones, Sec; Jerry Grace, SW; Greg Walker, WM; Charles Koonce, JW; Mark Bell, Chap.

back row, left to right:

Bob Dixon, Mar.; James Arnold, SD; Danny Dubree, SS; Michael Spence, JD; WB Dale Mills Tiler;     RWB Tom Ross, Treas.

not pictured: Andrew VanderHart, JS