Monday, August 3, 2009

Past Grand Masters, Chapter 2

Today, several Past Grand Masters gathered at the Landmark Center at the Masonic Home for lunch and fellowship. This was another great gathering and memorable event.

The photo show the PGMs and current line officers that were present: Front row, Alyn Dull (1983), Don Severson (1978), Verne Long (1973), Sam Dickinson (1980), Don Sether (1986). Back rows: John Gann (SGS), Chuck Baltos (1991), John Cook (DGM), Gerald Rhoads (2004), Thomas Jackson (2008), Neil Neddermeyer (2003), J.V. Christianson (1997), Roger Taylor (2001), Terry Tilton (2002), Eric Neetenbeek (1996), Tom McCarthy (2009), Steven R. Johnson (2006), Jeffry Lewis (1999), Tom Hendrickson (SGW), Phil Soderberg (2000), Dave Olson (SGD), Bob Darling (JGS), Warren Sonsteby (1989) and Warren Clark (1993). Andy Rice (2005) had to leave before the photo was taken. And Grand Secretary Doug Campbell, who along with DGM Cook, had a major part in making the event happen, was busy taking the photos, so of course, he could not be in one.

It was so very nice seeing the PGMs who hadn't seen each other for years greet one another. And it was so very helpful for me and the current line officers to hear the stories and learn the lessons from the men who helped form this fraternity for the past 40 years.