On Dec 1st, 2016, Braden Lodge #168 held its annual Election of Officers for 2017. Tradition prevailed and the Senior Warden, Jeff Koltveit, was elected Worshipful Master for the coming year.
The complete list of elected and appointive officers for 2017 follows:
WB Jeff Koltveit • Worshipful Master
Matt Gallagher • Senior Warden
Brian Silverain • Junior Warden
WB Erick Crail • Secretary
WB David Allison • Treasurer
David Potter • Senior Deacon
Luke Matschina • Junior Deacon
Erik Fairchild • Senior Steward
Travis Thorpe • Junior Steward
Ray Davis • Tyler
Miquel Viana • Marshall
WB John Stitely • Lodge Education Officer / Funeral Coordinator
JP Armstrong • Chaplain
Jay Koelsch • Musician
WB Tim Grube • Historian
WB Jesse Williams • Board of Trustees (thru 2017)
Mark Steiger • Board of Trustees (thru 2018)
WB Andy Harvego • Board of Trustees (thru 2019)
An excellent Installation Ceremony was held Dec 15th, 2016, at which WB Andy Harvego served as Installing Master; WB Steve Leinen served as Installing Marshall; and WB Anthony VanWagner served as Installing Secretary.
Our new Worshipful Master, WB Jeff Koltveit, was raised in Braden Lodge in December, 2009. He has selected “Faith, Hope, Charity” as a central theme for his year in the East.
Pictured at Braden’s Installation of Officers held Dec 15th, 2016, were:
Top (back) Row: WB Jeff Koltveit, Worshipful Master.
2nd Row (from top, L to R): Matt Gallagher, Sr Warden; Brian Silverain, Jr Warden.
3rd Row (L to R): WB David Allison, Treasurer; WB John Stitely, Lodge Education Officer / Funeral Coordinator; WB Erick Crail, Secretary.
4th Row (front, L to R): David Potter, Sr Deacon; J P Armstrong, Chaplain; Erik Fair-child, Sr Steward; Travis Thorpe, Jr Steward; Miguel Viana, Marshall; Ray Davis, Tyler.