I was installed as the Junior Deacon of George Washington 1776 Lodge #337 of Whitefish Bay, WI this morning.
The color guard consisted of Brother Joseph Fahrenkopf (Spc., U.S. Army) as Flag Bearer, Past Master Frank Nuernberger as Senior Steward, and Brother Terry Johannes as Junior Steward.
From Left to Right (far to near): Brother Walt Smith, Worshipful Master; Past Master Otto Tesch, Senior Warden; Brother Chuck Carroll, Junior Warden; (gap for the Secretary and Treasurer, who were absent); Brother Horace Palmer, Chaplain; Brother Will Cekosh, Senior Deacon; Me (Joshua Armstrong), Junior Deacon; Brother Keith Sargent, Senior Steward; Brother Tyler Kristopeit, Junior Steward; Past Master Jim Roberts, Tiler.
Left to Right: Brother Will Cekosh, Senior Deacon; Me (Joshua Armstrong), Junior Deacon. This was after we had received the jewels and implements of our offices. We were being charged with the duties thereof. And I had the rod canted about 10 degrees forward, which is wrong. I have to work on getting that dead vertical.
The angle of the rod is even more evident here. It should be perfectly vertical in both axes. I need to work on that at practice.
This is after I’ve been seated at my place. Tiler Jim Roberts waits to be installed.
This was before the installation started.