2005 Installation of Officers
On the morning of December 11, 2004, St. John's Lodge No. 9 installed the officers corps for the year 2005.
The installing officers were as follows:
With the exception of the Installing Master the Stations and places in the Lodge were filled for the beginning of the installation events by the Installing team.
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| Worshipful Master || Coe Tug Morgan |
| Senior Warden ||VWBro. Mike Davis |
| Junior Warden ||VWBro. Gale Kenney |
| Treasurer ||WBro. Don McDonald |
| Secretary || MWBro. Richard Mecartea |
| Chaplain || VWBro. Richard Oslund |
| Marshal || VWBro. Chuck Brockway |
| Senior Deacon ||WBro. Hans Wehl |
| Junior Deacon ||VWBro. David Campbell |
| Senior Steward ||WBro. Ken Lane, Sr. |
| Organist || VWBro. David Julian |
| Tyler || WBro. Terry Grove|
At 10:20 a.m., the retiring Master, WB Michael Rust, welcomed the visitors and their families to the Lodge, and thanked his officers and the members for the successful 2004 year. Following a pledge of allegiance to the flag, he remarked upon his pride in the accomplishments during his term and concluded with his hopes and expectations for the coming year.
WB Rust then invited VWBro. Coe Tug Morgan to preside as Installing Officer. VWBro. Morgan introduced those members of Grand Lodge who were in attendance. VWBro. Morgan then instructed the Installing Secretary to read the names of the officers elected and appointed to serve St. John's Lodge No. 9 for the year 2005. As their names were read, the officers to be installed each positioned themselves in a semi-circle midway between the Altar and the West.
Following prayer and the official obligation recited by Master-elect Bro. Joseph Lund, VWBro. Morgan called upon Bro. Lund to affirm his duties of the office. He then presented him with the Jewel of his office (assisted by Bro. Lund's 7-year old son, Tristan), the various implements used in the Lodge, the Book of Constitutions (Washington Masonic Code), the Lodge Charter and bylaws, and the Gavel. He then seated the Master-elect in the East and covered him with the Master's hat, a distinction he alone is privileged to wear in this Lodge. The brethren then accorded the newly installed Master the public Grand Honors.
WB Joseph Lund
Worshipful Brother Joseph Lund was born March 23, 1967 in Compton, California. At 6 he moved to Iowa City, Iowa; then to Waldport, Oregon at age 11, where he graduated from high school with honors. After 3 years of study at the University of Oregon, he transferred to Seattle University where he received a Bachelor of Arts in Theatre Arts in 1989.
Following college, WBro. Lund joined the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees, Local 15 and has been a journeyman for 9 years. He has worked a wide range of productions from Pacific Northwest Ballet's "Nutcracker," welder for the Stephen King movie Rose Red, to welding 32- foot tall trees for Seattle Opera's new Ring Cycle. For the last 4 years he has helped to build full scale models of airplane interiors for Boeing, including work on the new 7E7.
Bro. Lund was initiated, passed, and raised on March 28, 1997 at the first Grand Lodge One Day Degree Conferral session, along with Bro. Douglas Lidz. WBro. Lund proved up in open lodge the following Wednesday, April 1st. He has taken an active lead in our degrees and charity projects.
He is a single father with a 7-year old son Tristan Tyler and a 5-year old daughter Brittany Sapphire, whom he loves dearly. He is the Cub master in Tristan's Cub Scout Pack 451. Joseph enjoys hiking, canoeing, river boarding, and white water rafting. He can be found moonlighting as a white water raft guide during the spring and summer weekends on the Wenatchee and Tieton Rivers.
VWBro. David Julian played There's No Business Like Show Business in tribute to our new Master, who is a member of the stagehands union.
VWBro. Morgan then installed the Senior Warden:
Bro. Mark Campbell was born in Seattle on June 25th, 1970. After graduating from Ballard High School, he attended Shoreline Community College and eventually transferred to the University of Washington where he received a degree in history.
- Senior Warden - Bro. Mark A. Campbell
The beginning of his Masonic career can be traced back to 1983 when he joined Shoreline DeMolay where his dad David Campbell, Jim Russell, Bill Collison and Jerry Schuh were all members of the Advisory Board. After rising to the position of Master Councilor, he remained active with the chapter and eventually served as Ritual Advisor.
Bro. Campbell was initiated as an Entered Apprentice, February 3, 1996, passed to a Fellowcraft, March 13, 1996, and raised a Master Mason, April 23, 1996. Bro. Campbell also serves as Organist for Doric Lodge No. 92.
Mark and his wife Katie live in Kenmore with their two dogs Ladybug and Penny. They are in the process of adopting their first child. In his spare time Mark pursues a career in music, enjoys camping (a life member of the Masonic Park) and attending Seahawk games.
Next to be installed was the Junior Warden:
WBro. Charles Tupper was born in Seattle, October 26th, 1946, and has lived in this area for most of his life. A graduate of Metropolitan Business College, he holds degrees in business management and accounting. He is manager of Dr. Cue Billiards in Shoreline.
- Junior Warden - WBro. Charles H. Tupper
Charles was initiated October 25, 1990, passed November 28, 1990, and raised a Master Mason January 9, 1991, in Thomas M. Reed Lodge No. 225 where he served as Master in 1995 and 1996. He affiliated with Theodore Roosevelt Lodge No. 229 in 1992. He has served as webmaster for St. John's for the past three years.
He was librarian for the Grand Lodge of Washington in 1997 and 1998. He is one of two elected from this state to the "Masonic Brotherhood of the Blue Forget Me Not" (a world wide society of Masonic educators), and holds the Award of Merit from the Philalathes Society. He was elected to membership (without making application) for "service to the fraternity" in John Scot Erigenes Lodge of Research No. 1000 of the Grand Lodge of France, the only American to have been so honored. He is one of five members of this Lodge who have been presented the Grand Master's Achievement Award.
WBro. Tupper and his wife Karen have three grown children and one grandchild.
The rest of the officers were then installed. They were:
- Treasurer - WBro. Kenneth M. Lane, Jr.
- Secretary - VWBro. James F. Russell
- Chaplain - Bro. George M. Rine
- Marshal - Bro. Matthew D. Vasey
- Senior Deacon - Bro. James A. Wold
- Junior Deacon - Bro. Chris Carney
- Senior Steward - Bro. Kenneth D. Wehl
- Junior Steward - Bro. Adam Mackler
- Organist - VWBro. David S. Julian
- Tyler - Bro. Steven L. Specht
- Trustee 2004-2008 - WBro. Hans U. Wehl was installed as Trustee through the year 2008.
The Junior Warden, Treasurer, Senior Deacon, and Junior Deacon were absent and not installed.
MWBro. Richard Mecartea then charged the Master, Wardens and brethren of the Lodge with their obligations, and urged them to faithfully discharge their duties. He then instructed the Installing Marshal to proclaim that the officers of St. John's Lodge No. 9, with the exception of the Junior Warden, Treasurer, Senior Deacon, and Junior Deacon had been duly installed into their respective stations and places. The Installing Chaplain delivered a closing benediction.
The newly installed Master thanked the members of his Installing Team for their assistance and particularly extended his appreciation for those present who supported the officers and lodge by their attendance. He introduced newly installed Masters WBro. Gwydian Stone of Doric Lodge No. 92 and WBro. Bill Werner of Myrtle Lodge No. 108. WBro. Lund introduced his mother Ms Susan Swift and his two children.
WBro. Terry Grove presented WBro. Michael Rust with an embossed apron and carrying case as a gift from the Lodge.
Master Councilor Ryan Russell of Merle E. Luther Chapter. Order of DeMolay extended congratulations to the Master and his officers, and offered that this was his first opportunity to attend a Masonic Installation.
Visitors from Lafayette Lodge No. 241, Myrtle Lodge No. 108, Black Diamond Lodge No. 83, Daylight Lodge No. 232 and University Lodge No. 141 brought greetings and invited attendance at their installations and stated meetings. VWBro. Mike Davis brought greetings from MWBro. Sat Tashiro and congratulated the new officers.
The Past Master and the newly installed Master and Wardens met at the altar, where they exchanged lapel pins representing the square, the level and the plumb. The Master then signed the Bible used in the Work of the Lodge.
DeMolays from Merle E. Luther Chapter (Black Diamond) executed a beautiful Arch of Steel program, culminating in an arch for the officers to pass through on their exit from the Lodge. The Lodge was later closed in short form at 11:30 a.m., peace and harmony prevailing.