North Woods Lodge #849 F&AM installed its officers for 2014–2015 at ceremonies held on Thursday, June 5 at the lodge located on Crosby Blvd. in Old Forge.
Officers for North Woods Lodge officers installed were: Back row: RW Timothy Harwood-Trustee, W. Albert Brussel-Treasurer, Br. Thomas Beckingham-SMC, Thomas Smedley-Chaplain, W Stephen Park-Secretary, Br. Kent Carnel (partially hidden) Steward, Br. Edmund Girtler-Tiler. Front row: Br. William Hollister-Musician, Br. Wayne Beckingham-SW, Br. Larry Ventura-JD, WM Carl Klossner, Tory Dunn-SD, Theodore Riehle Jr-JW, and RW Andrew Getty-Trustee three years, 2014-2017.
The ceremonies were preceded by a family covered dish supper with approximately 25 people in attendance.
W.B. Arthur Eyre served as a proxy during installation. Also assisting was RW Jon Server-Grand Steward of the Grand Lodge of the State of New York for the 2nd Oneida District and Roman Hatheway Lodge.
Unable to attend were brothers: Scott Gaffney-Marshal, Justin Masters-JMC, Jim Pohl-Steward, Paul Thiebeau II-Steward and Don Park-Steward.
The Northwoods Women’s Club will meet for the first time this season on Wednesday, September 28 at 6:30 pm at the Forge Motel. It will be an organizational meeting and plans for the upcoming year will be discussed.
The next meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, October 12 at Billy’s Italian-American Restaurant. During the meeting, Secret Sisters from last year will be revealed. Continue reading
North Woods Lodge 849 held its annual awards banquet and dinner cruise on Thursday, June 23 aboard the W.W. Durant on Raquette Lake. This annual event_is in its fifteenth year.
Captain_and Brother Dean Pohl, his wife Donna, and crew of the Raquette Lake Navigation Company provided a two-and-a-half hour trip around Raquette Lake while attendees, 63 strong, enjoyed a meal prepared by Chef James Pohl.
The awards ceremonies followed dinner._
Three 60-year members: Right Worshipful Theodore Harwood; Worshipful Albert Brussel (Dedicated Service Award recipient) and Worshipful Willard Payne were presented their certicates by Right Worshipful Timothy Harwood, Grand Steward; and Worshipful Master Andrew W. Getty, Master of 849.
W. Allen L Stripp (Dedicated Service Award recipient) and W. Laverne “Barney” Barnum were presented their 50-year certificates.
Worshipful Robert Wilson, PM of Nortripp Lodge 998 received his 45-year certificate, followed by Worshipful Jon Martin (Dedicated Service Award recipient) being presented his 40-year certificate.
Brothers James Tille and Elmer Crounse received their 35-year certificates and Brother Robert Roach received his 30-year certificate.
The evening was rounded out when Worshipful Master Andrew W. Getty was presented his 5-year certificate.
Brothers unable to attend were Worshipful John P. Hall – 60-year; Brother Lawson Rutherford – 55-year;_Worshipful Phillip Gandy – 50-year; Very Worshipful Thomas Groves – 40-year; Brothers David Peck and Robert Pylman – 20-year; and Brother Frank R. Zammiello – 5 year.