Past Grand Master Certified – Finally
The certification of an incoming Worshipful Master requires him to demonstrate his proficiency in opening, closing, receiving dignitaries, and going from refreshment to labor and back.
Some Past Masters don’t see the necessity, but Most Worshipful Samuel B. Walker, Past Grand Master, and Master-elect of Estuary Lodge No. 43, Old Saybrook, didn’t see any problem. His examination by District Deputy Carl J. Mossberg was unique. His ease with the ritual led Grand Senior Warden Simon R. LaPlace to witness, “He shouldn’t get a 99. He was a 100!”
Estuary Lodge is sure to have an exciting and educational year with MW Sam leading it. He last sat in the East of then Siloam Lodge No. 32 in 1972, forty years ago, and has a year planned to increase membership awareness, fellowship, and fun. His installation as Worshipful Master is scheduled for Wednesday, January 4, 2012.
There may be an outrageous pun here and there from this 85 year old jewel.
MW Sam Walker enjoys receiving his proficiency certificate from RW Carl Mossberg. Current Estuary Lodge Master Jeff Flynn, left rear, and acting Chaplain RW Mike Shear have a laugh.
MW Sam was Grand Master of the Grand Lodge of Connecticut in 1995. He is the only living recipient of the Pierpont Edwards Medal in Silver for Eminent Masonic Service from the Grand Lodge of Connecticut. MW Sam is also a Fellow of the Philalethes Society and Past President of that esteemed Masonic research association.