170th Annual Communication at the Grand Lodge of California
This year the 170th Annual Communication at the Grand Lodge of California took place from October 18th to October 20th, 2019. The Grand Lodge of Freemasons in California reported the total registration for the 170th Annual Communication was 1,522 with 278 of 331 chartered lodges represented. (The number of chartered lodges includes seven lodges under dispensation, one historic lodge, four research lodges, and Grand Master’s Lodge.)
Conejo Valley Lodge would also like to Congratulate all the newly installed Brothers of the Grand Lodge of California!
The elected and appointed officers of the Grand Lodge duly installed for the Grand Lodge year that commenced on October 20, 2019 are:
John E. Trauner, Grand Master
Arthur H. Weiss, Deputy Grand Master
Jeffery M. Wilkins, Grand Warden
Randall L. Brill, Junior Grand Warden
Arthur L. Salazar Jr., Grand Treasurer
Allan L. Casalou, Grand Secretary
Ricky L. Lawler, Grand Lecturer
Rev. Bayani D. Rico, Grand Chaplain
Gary R. Quintrell, AGL Division I
D. Mike Edwards, AGL Division II
Antonio G. Cimarra Jr., AGL Division III
Jairo J. Gomez Jr., AGL Division IV
Robert G. Beeson III, AGL Division V
Charles P. Cross, AGL Division VI
Elvan D. Moen, AGL Division VII
Victor M. Ropac Jr., AGL Division VIII
John H. Crago III, AGL Division IX
G. Sean Metroka, Grand Orator
Daniel J. Dailey, Grand Marshal
Levon H. Keshishian, Grand Standard Bearer
John L. Wasson, Grand Sword Bearer
Narbeh Bagdasarian, Grand Bible Bearer
Michael D. Murphy, Senior Grand Deacon
Alan D. Walbridge Jr., Junior Grand Deacon
Guy M. Chalmers, Senior Grand Steward
Drew L. Middleton, Junior Grand Steward
Roy R. Pool, Grand Pursuivant
Stephen R. Miller, Grand Organist
Peter L. Cunningham, Grand Tiler
Jonathan S. Davis, Assistant Grand Organist
Vinz O. Tolentino, Assistant Grand Tiler
Conejo Valley Lodge #807 had 4 voting delegates present at the 170th Annual Communication at the Grand Lodge of California. These delegates included 3 Officers and one Past Master to cast the Past Masters’ collective vote. The officers included Brandon Lippincott, Master of Conejo Valley Lodge #807, Steven Wolvek, PM & Senior Warden, and Brien Lynch, Junior Warden, and the Past Master’s collective vote was carried by Lynn Wallingford PM.
The 171st Annual Communication will commence at 1:00 p.m. on Friday, October 9, 2020, in the City and County of San Francisco.
The following are a couple pictures from Grand Lodge 2019. We hope to see you at Annual Communication next year!
The pictures below are a newly constructed Lodge at the Grand Lodge Masonic Temple. The 1st picture below shows the Lodge’s library room with tons of Masonic literature both new and historic. The 2nd picture below shows the Lounge and fireplace area that is decorated with encased Masonic memorabilia. Towards the right of the second photo is a wet bar, kitchen, and dining area (not photoed). The third photo is inside the new Lodge room. The Lodge itself has an incredibly modern design in its’ use of ambient LED lighting, marble, woods, and the acoustically designed materials. It’s really something special, and definitely worth seeing in person.