Carson Valley chapter in existence since 1914
November 26, 2007
During the November Stated Meeting, the Masons of Carson Valley Lodge No. 33 of Gardnerville recognized 17 Past Masters.
A Past Master has served his lodge as Worshipful Master for a minimum of one year. Each must serve their respective lodges in other elected and appointed offices for several years before they can hold the office of Worshipful Master. Once their elected year has ended, they assume the honorary title of Past Master and serve the lodge in other appointed positions or as an advisor.
Of the 17 Past Masters present, Charles A. (Chuck) Barrett was the earliest Master on record having served Carson Valley Lodge as Worshipful Master in 1962. There has been 93 Worshipful Masters to serve Carson Valley Lodge since approval of its charter in 1914.
Also during the November Stated Meeting, the Masons of Carson Valley recognized members with 25, 30, 35 and 55 years service. Of the six members receiving recognition, Frank Niedle had been a member longest with 55 years. Frank’s wife, Rose, assisted by pinning on Frank’s 55-year lapel pin.
Vern Gray and Cecile Abbott received their 25-year pins, Mike Dodd and Carl Schaich received their 30-year pins and Larry Darling received his 35-year pin.
Carson Valley Lodge meets the third Tuesday of every month at 7 p.m. Information, 783-3444.