On Saturday, December 3, the 2017 elected and appointed officers were installed. RWB Stephen Behm (PDDGM) presided as the Installing Master, with RWB Jonathan Krapf sitting with him in the East, representing MWB Douglas N. Kaylor.
WB David Wilkinson was installed as Worshipful Master of Mid-Century Lodge for the coming year, with Brother Timothy Elmerick serving as Senior Warden and Brother Michael Hendrickson as Junior Warden. To help commemorate the occasion, WB Wilkinson was presented with a wristwatch by Marge Fehlner, widow of WB George Fehlner. The watch had previously been presented to WB Fehlner by Marge when he was installed as Master in 2000. WB Wilkinson also received a lapel pin with deep personal significance from RWB Krapf.
WB Wilkinson then presented outgoing Master Larry Foore with a gift from the Lodge for his three years in the East. However, as WB Wilkinson put it, WB Foore is the kind of man who turns a gift from the Lodge into a gift for the Lodge—in lieu of the gift, WB Foore requested that the money the Lodge would have spent be instead used as seed money for a Lodge restoration fund, which was duly founded.
After the ceremony, the brethren, ladies, and invited guests joined the newly installed officers for lunch in the social hall. For the complete list of officers, please visit our officers page.