Welcome Brothers R and Young

posted Apr 10, 2017, 5:39 AM by Kurt Gazow   [ updated Sep 5, 2018, 10:24 PM by James Beebe ]


On Monday April 3rd, North Bank Lodge initiated NR (center left) and Tyler Young (center right) as Entered Apprentice Masons, the first step in their Masonic journey.  Both men are young members of our community, and are bringing a youthful perspective to North Bank Lodge.

Ridgefield Daylight Lodge 237 came prepared with the required six members to take away the Traveling Gavel that night, however a mystery overcame the brethren as WM Beebe claimed the gavel had somehow disappeared.  Yet the following day, the gavel was found on the porch of WB David Rice.. ;-)

Those members of the Ridgefield "Robbery Team" are shown in the back row, while the mystery of who stole the gavel continues..

A Surprise Visit

posted Mar 21, 2017, 8:22 PM by Kurt Gazow   [ updated Mar 21, 2017, 8:23 PM ]

North Bank Lodge #182 had the privilege of a surprise unofficial visit by the MWGM Jim Mendoza at our March 21, 2017 Stated Meeting!

His presence and his exuberance for the craft was obvious in his message about Legislative involvement and in his Closing of the lodge in Ample form.

Sitting in the West as I was I observed MWGM Mendoza and WM James Beebe chuckling to each other as it appeared he was looking at WM Beebe's agenda.

We know how dedicated WM Beebe is on his agenda. Anticipating that the MWGM would possibly attend at anytime he had the introduction and everything he needed from the Lodge Officers Handbook. WM Beebe was prepared for him.

Our Line of officers performance of Ritual was superb drawing praise from the MWGM. I was caught by surprise in the West when he asked me if "there were any wages to be paid"...pondering I said "MWGM wages to all the Brothers who attended Lodge tonight".

Eric Erickson as JW assured MWGM Mendoza there were refreshments ready to go.

This unique experience was felt by all.

EA Degree for Brother Dylan Greene

posted Feb 26, 2017, 11:55 AM by Kurt Gazow

Twenty seven attended the Entered Apprentice Degree conferral upon Brother Dylan Greene in North Bank Lodge # 182 Monday 1/16/17. Well done, thou good & faithful Brother and welcome to the oldest fraternity in the world.

Fellowcraft Degree at North Bank [Feb. 9]

posted Feb 26, 2017, 11:51 AM by Kurt Gazow   [ updated Feb 26, 2017, 11:53 AM ]

Brethren representing nine lodges in four different districts gathered together for the passing of Brother Danny Scott as a Fellow Craft Mason into North Bank Lodge # 182. A wonderful occasion for Free Masonry.

From left to right: Conferring master Art Liss; Danny Scott; WM James Beebe

Brothers in attendance of Brother Scott's Fellowcraft Degree

2017 North Bank Annual Crab Feed

posted Jan 29, 2017, 11:01 AM by Kurt Gazow   [ updated Jan 29, 2017, 11:03 AM ]

On January 21st, North Bank Lodge #182 welcomed the community to our 2017 Crab Feed.  Held annually, the proceeds from this event helps fund a scholarship fund benefiting graduating students from the Camas and Washougal School Districts. With challenges with the crab season, and uncertainty about crab prices, it was uncertain if the event would take place this year.  We're happy to report that the event was a rousing success, and a great experience was had by all!


Installation of Officers for 2017

posted Dec 13, 2016, 5:57 AM by Kurt Gazow   [ updated Dec 15, 2016, 5:27 AM ]

On Saturday, 12/10/16 at 6:00 PM, North Bank Lodge held its annual installation of officers for 2017.  Under the direction of WB Malcom "Mac" Parker and assisted by WB Jeff Brundson as Installing Marshall, VWB Mark Sanders as Installing Chaplain and WB David Rice as Installing Secretary, Worthy Brother James Beebe was installed as Worshipful Master. 

Appearing from left to right:

  • WB Paul Runyon - Musician
  • WB Mac Parker - Chaplain
  • Bro. Charlie Armstrong - Senior Deacon
  • Bro. Art Liss Senior Warden
  • WB Kent Stradley, Marshall
  • Worshipful Master James Beebe
  • WB Jim Cobb - Secretary
  • Bro. Erik Ericson - Junior Warden
  • Bro. Erik Davidson - Junior Deacon
  • Bro. Steve Herling - Senior Steward

An Update From WM Jeff Brunsdon

posted Jul 31, 2016, 9:41 AM by Kurt Gazow

Greetings from the East,

As of this writing, the lodge has been dark for about a month. We were well represented at the June Grand Lodge Annual Communication in Wenatchee. I thought the proceedings went smoothly and the elections had some surprises. Diane and I attended the Fellowship Dinner and were honored to sit at the table with the Grand Master of Alaska, my previous jurisdiction. He is from the Kenai Peninsula and we had some good talks about our Alaska days.

One of the District Deputies is a talented musician who can come up with lyrics and guitar accompaniments to honor our Grand Lodge officers almost at the drop of a hat. I was counting on winning the raffle for a half of beef for the lodge dinners, but alas... It did raise a lot of money for our youth groups.

MWB Jim Mendoza was installed and included voice and piano accompaniments into the ceremonies. He is a musical theater enthusiast and has many friends in the performing arts. He outlined his ambitions for the coming year including addressing the problem of membership retention. Our Brother Kurt Gazow was specifically mentioned in his remarks as part of the program to leverage technology. Gordon Johnson, Washington Lodge #4, District #19, was installed as the Grand Standard Bearer. I am sure he will be doing a lot of statewide travel this year. I enjoyed the company of North Bank Brothers WB Jim Cobb, WB Kent Stradley, Bro James Beebe, Bro Paul Haukaas and WB David Rice who were in attendance from our lodge. This was outstanding representation.

WB Kent Stradley will have a busy summer with our “Bikes for Books” program. In July my church celebrated our Masonic Widow Lila Trammel’s 100th birthday. Bagpipers and other Scots musicians celebrated at a well attended luncheon in her honor.

Brother Beebe has been planning a trip to visit our Canadian brothers at De Wolfe Lodge in Port Coquitlam, BC for their installation of officers on September 24th at 2:30 pm. This will restore the tradition of exchange visits. Diane and I will be extending our visit to Vancouver, BC as we have not yet had the opportunity to explore this area. Mark it on your calendar and invite any Masons you know so we can have a great showing. Be sure to let Bro. Beebe know of your plans.

Plans are being made for our first meeting after our summer break on September 19th. We will be honoring our Past Masters with a Family Dinner and program. Be sure to mark your calendars.

Jeff Brunsdon, Worshipful Master

Catch up on your Trestle Boards!

posted Apr 4, 2016, 6:59 PM by Kurt Gazow

The latest editions of the North Bank Lodge Trestle Boards have been posted for your enjoyment!  Read the latest goings-on at North Bank Lodge, and what's coming up at our local lodge!  Read more at the links below:

February 2016
March 2016
April 2016

2015 Installation of Officers

posted Dec 25, 2015, 11:16 AM by Kurt Gazow   [ updated Dec 25, 2015, 12:41 PM ]

On Saturday, December 19 2015, North Bank Lodge hosted its annual Installation of Officers for the ensuing Masonic Year.  Worshipful Brother Jeff Brundson was installed as the newest Worshipful Master for North Bank Lodge by his cousin, W.B. Hal Croulet.

In our January 2016 Trestle Board, WB Brunsdon reflected on the installation: "What a wonderful and humbling experience our installation was.  My cousin, WB Hal Croulet, Jr., PM from Walnut, CA installed me as Worshipful Master. The remaining officers were installed by various Brothers from District #19 Lodges led by VWB Mark Sanders, Deputy of the Grand Master for District #19, as our Marshal."

"My cousin also presented The Charge to the Master.  I want to especially thank our out-going Master, Don Fitzgerald, for filling the Worshipful Master position when we had an unexpected change in the line when our Senior Warden was transferred to a job out of town. His willingness to step up to this position allowed me the extra year to prepare for the East. It also provided me with the  experience of attending the Leadership Seminar where I learned a  great deal on how to lead the Lodge and also gave me a lot of ideas for having a successful year."

"My cousin, WB Hal and my father were present at my raising in Big Bear, CA on December 14, 1983. And now, thirty-two years later, I have the great honor of sitting in the East. Brothers from around District 19 assisted with the North Bank's installation of officers, including VWB Jim Thompson, WB Steve Thompson, VWB Ray Zimmerman, and VWB Mark D. Sanders."

In addition to the installation, the Hiram Award was presented to WB Malcom Parker by VWB Don Fitzgerald in recognition of "Brother Mac's" continuing work efforts in support of North Bank Lodge. 

Click here for some additional photos from this great evening.  A hearty congratulations and well wishes for a prosperous and fun filled year to all!

Pictured, left to right:
Bro. David Soncrant, Senior Deacon
Brother Eric Erickson, Junior Deacon
Brother James Beebe, Senior Warden
WB Jeff Brundson Worshipful Master
VWB Don Fitzgerald, Tyler
WB Kent Stradley, Marshall
WB Jim Cobb, Secretary
WB Mac Parker, Chaplin
[not pictured, Brother Art Liss, Junior Warden]

December 2015 Trestle Board

posted Nov 20, 2015, 6:12 AM by Kurt Gazow   [ updated Nov 20, 2015, 6:12 AM ]

The December 2015 Trestle Board has been posted to our website for your enjoyment.  Reading the North Bank Trestle Board is a great way to stay up to date on what is going on in the lodge, and read great Masonic articles submitted by the Brothers of our Lodge, as well as our Trestle Board Editor WB Malcom 'Mac' Parker.

Did you know that you can look through over 10 years of our lodge's Trestle Board's archives right here on our website?  Follow this link to learn more!

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