Reconsecration of Warpole Lodge #
Center-Most Worshipful Grand Master Douglas
Left-Worshipful Master Richard A. Williams II
Right -Right Worshipful Jack Allen Senior Grand
(Not in order) Grand Officers: Thomas
Reynolds, Junior Grand Warden; David Dresser, Grand Secretary; Lyle
Peterman, Grand Chaplin; William Mayberry Sr., Grand Orator; Steven
Krekus, Grand Marshall; Jim Deyo, Senior Grand Deacon; James
Williamson, Junior Grand Deacon and Richard Anderson, Grand
Past Masters of Warpole Lodge: Clarence
Racheter, S. Craig Swihart, Robert Stansbery, Steve Cheney, James
Evans, Don Jury, Thomas Zeigler, Lynn Yeater, John Clinger, Irven
Kieffer, Joel Kin, Addison Gene Plott, Gene Loose and Andrew
Other Past Masters present: John Miller,
James McDonald, Kurt Harper, Ellis Helge, Tom Kimmel and Ronald
A special meeting of Warpole Lodge 176, F&AM was opened on May
22, 1999, for the purpose of the 150th-year celebration and
reconsecration of the lodge. The ceremony was performed by 10 grand
officers of the Grand Lodge of Ohio and several past masters of the
lodge , serving as grand officers for the event.
Most Worshipful Grand Master
After the lodge was opened, the
reconsecration participants were admitted and introduced by the grand
marshall, and the grand officers assumed their respective stations.
Most Worshipful Grand Master Douglas Brenneman declared the Grand
Lodge of Ohio open for the purpose of the reconsecration ceremony.
The ceremony was then performed and the building and members were
rededicated to the principles of Freemasonry.
Those taking part along with the grand
officers were Warpole Past Masters: Lynn Yeater, Donald Jury, S.
Craig Swihart, Addison Gene Plott and Steve Cheney grand officers pro
tem; Thomas Zeigler, PM with corn, Irven Kieffer, PM with oil, Joel
Kin, PM with symbolic wine, James Evans, PM with carpet, R. Eugene
Loose, PM with the three great lights, Clarence Racheter, PM with
first lesser light, Andrew Loose, PM with second lesser light and
John Clinger, PM with third lesser light.
Twenty past masters of Warpole Lodge were
introduced. Right Worshipful Brother Deyo gave a speech, asking if
Warpole Lodge will be in existence in 25 or 50 years and noted the
necessity of being involved in the community. Mayor and Brother
Kenneth Richardson presented a framed proclamation to the lodge from
the city of
Upper Sandusky in recognition of its
longevity and involvement in the community. The Grand Master
presented a plaque and the piece of carpet used in the ceremony from
the Grand Lodge.
Charles Barnes and Gary Keller, District
Deputy Grand Masters of the 16th Masonic District; and Racheter,
Murrel Riley and Glenn Hudson, 50 year members of Warpole Lodge, were
Most Worshipful Brother Brenneman then
closed Warpole and the Grand Lodge.
A catered lunch of soup, sandwiches, chips
and beverages was served to 60 Brothers and their ladies. During the
ceremony, 14 ladies toured the Wyandot
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