On Friday, December 12, 2014, the Lodge of Research of New Mexico met for a Special Communication hosted by Sandia Mountain Lodge No. 72. The lodge was opened at 5:30 pm by the Senior Warden, WB Tyler Anderson and assigned members of the Lodge of Research. After the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag and a moment of silence for first responders and our military, it was reported that RWB Ron Holloway was unable to attend due to illness. He wishes us well and hopes to be at the February meeting.
While open for business, the Lodge welcomed our newest member WB Bob Clark and installed WB Phil Houtz as Treasurer as he had previous obligations for the evening. The Lodge went to Refreshment at 6:00pm and the Brethren, Associate Members and guest enjoyed hors d'oeuvres and fraternity.
The Lodge was re-convened to install the incoming officers for 2015 by WB Jonathan Andrews, the Installing Master, RWB Gary Baker as Installing Marshal, Bro. Shawn Medlock as Installing Chaplain. Thank you to Bro. Jaime Reynoso and Mrs. Michele Balke for taking pictures (see below).
At the conclusion of the installation, WM Tyler Anderson introduced the Installation Team, Sitting Masters, Past Grand Masters, and Grand Lodge Officers ending with RWB Adam Hathaway, SGD being introduced and welcomed to his Lodge.
WM Tyler Anderson then gave a talk about our coming year, and thanked everyone for coming out this evening to share the experience.
With 16 Members, 1 Associate Member, and 8 Guests in attendance, the Lodge was closed without form and we are looking forward to a fun and productive year!