Juneau-Douglas Shrine Club Christmas Party a hit

In Newsby Charles Ward

The Juneau-Douglas Shrine Club’s welcomed about 200 kids (plus their parents and other kids at heart) to its second annual Christmas Party, held on Dec. 15, 2018 at the Juneau Masonic Center. Each child received a gift of his or her choosing, along with a one-on-one conversation with Santa himself! All in attendance enjoyed pizza, sandwiches, cookies, punch and other …

Officer installations set for Jan. 5, 12

In Newsby Charles Ward

Juneau Chapter No. 7, Order of the Eastern Star will install its officers at 4 p.m. on Jan. 5, 2019 at the Juneau Masonic Center. Meanwhile, Worshipful Master-elect Ronald James Robinson invites you to Mt. Juneau-Gastineaux Lodge No. 21’s installation of its 2019 officers. Officers-elect and officer designates of Mt. Juneau-Gastineau Lodge No. 21 are requested to wear black tie …

Lodge honors Past Masters

In Newsby Charles Ward

Mt. Juneau-Gastineaux Lodge No. 21 honored its Past Masters on October 30, 2018 with a special Lodge meeting and dinner. Pictured are, from left: W. Bro. Ray Rusaw, W. Bro. Allen Bell, V.W. Bro. Jeff DeFreest, W. Bro. John Barnett, V.W. Bro. Harley Clough, W. Bro. Dan McCrummen, W. Bro. Bruce Morley, V.W. Bro. Russ Shivers, W. Bro. Charles Ward …

Bro. Dedrick Smith passed to Fellowcraft

In Newsby Charles Ward

Bro. Dedrick Smith, center, was passed to Fellowcraft on Oct. 16, 2018 at Mt. Juneau-gastineaux Lodge No. 21. V.W. Bro. Jim Robinson conferred the degree, W. Bro. Dan Logan delivered the Middle Chamber Lecture, W. Bro. Ken Vaughan delivered the ‘G’ Lecture and Bro. Richard Marshall delivered the Charge.

Two from Juneau raised as Master Masons

In Newsby Charles Ward

Bros. Jim Cartmill, left, and Richard Marshall, right, were raised to the Sublime Degree of Master Mason on Oct. 6, 2018 at a one-day class in Anchorage. Glacier Lodge No. 10 performed the courtesy work.

Rainbow Girls grow and change in 2018

In Newsby Charles Ward

By Deanna Browne, Mother Advisor It’s time for changes for Juneau Assembly No. 3. Two young women — Mikayla Stiner and Virginia Roldan — who have been great support for the Assembly for many years have reached the age of majority and will transition into roles as adult advisors. The Assembly has several younger members who are not eligible, yet, …

Grand visit sends Star into summer

In Newsby Charles Ward

Juneau Chapter No. 7, Order of the Eastern Star welcomed the Most Worthy Grand Matron and Patron, along with several members of the Grand Line to Juneau for an official visit in May. M.W.G.M. Helen Westmoreland, M.W.G.P. Robert Penoyer and several other Grand Officers stopped in Juneau May 24-25 as part of their swing through the Great Land. Brothers and …

Shrine Club adds new toys to an old tradition

In Newsby Charles Ward

The Juneau-Douglas Shrine Club added a couple of new features to its lineup for the annual Juneau and Douglas Fourth of July parades. The first is an inflatable bear named Fezzy. Fezzy started as a fez-adorned teddy bear given to patients at Shriners Hospitals for Children, and has become an unofficial mascot for the Hospitals. “It was a natural fit …

Scottish Rite caps 5 new members

In Newsby Charles Ward

Photo 1: The Juneau Valley of the Scottish Rite welcomed five new members of the fraternity at its 2018 Reunion, held April 26-28 at the Juneau Masonic Center. The event concluded with a ceremony in which the new 32° Masons received their traditional regimental caps. Pictured in the front row, left to right, are new members Kyle Moselle, Tyler Eddy, …

Juneau-Douglas Shrine Club Winter 2017

In Newsby Charles Ward

Christmas party caps club’s year More than 200 people came to the Juneau Masonic Center on Dec. 17 to attend the inaugural Juneau-Douglas Shrine Club Christmas Party. The event, geared towards children and their parents, proved to be the best-attended event at the Center in 2017. Kids came away with plenty of cookies, candy and hot chocolate, along with a …