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The annual installation of officers of Stow Lodge #768 Free and Accepted Masons was Nov. 22 at the Cuyahoga Falls Masonic Center with over 60 people in attendance.
Installing Officer was James F. Easterling, Jr., while Keith W. Newton served as Installing Marshall, Brennan R. Wallick as Installing Chaplain, Eric R. Schau as Installing Secretary, and John W. Garner as Installing Organist.
Thomas G. Hutchins, Sr. was installed as Master of Stow Masonic Lodge. Hutchins serves as presiding officer and head of the Lodge.
The title of "master," rather than "president," reflects the Masonic tradition of using ceremonies and titles from stonemasons of the Middle Ages.
Other officers installed during the annual installation were, Troy L. Onesti, Senior Warden; Robert M. McMillan, Junior Warden; Kenneth A. Hanson, Treasurer; Mark Thiese, Secretary; Malcolm C. McMillan, Chaplain; Brian A. Thiese, Senior Deacon; Thomas G. Hutchins, Jr., Junior Deacon; Dylan A. Barnes, Senior Steward; Todd P. Onesti, Lodge Education Officer; William H. Brown, Tyler; John W. Garner, Organist; and Todd P. Onesti and Michael E. Vale, Trustees.
A reception immediately followed the installation program.The Fraternity of Free and Accepted Masons is the oldest, largest, and most widely known fraternal organization in the world.
There are more than 2 million Freemasons in North America alone. For more information about Stow Masonic Lodge #768, please call Mark Thiese at 330-671-5030.