March 17 2017
In a venerable ritual, under the drawn swords of a York Rite Honor Guard, and with more than a hundred Freemasons in attendance, Most Worshipful Grand Master Ernie D. Shoup took upon himself the age-old obligation as the 140th Grand Master of Masons in New Mexico.
From left to right:
Grand Secretary, RWB Dan Sutcliffe
Junior Grand Warden, RWB Gary J. Baker
Grand Orator, WB Alexander M. Cosby
Senior Grand Deacon, RWB Jonathan R. Andrews
Grand Master, RWB Adam L. Hathaway
Grand Musician, WB Bert P. Dalton
Grand Master, MWB Ernie D. Shoup
Grand Lecturer, RWB Dan Lucero
Grand Historian, RWB David L. Millis
Senior Grand Warden, RWB Ralph Easley
Junior Grand Deacon, RWB William Pogue
Grand Treasurer, RWB David L. Baker
Most Worshipful Brother Ernie Shoup, Grand Master of Masons in New Mexico made an official visit to Bent Lodge 42 on Monday, April 18th, 2017, accompanied by RWB Ralph Easley, Senior Grand Warden, RWB Gary Baker, Junior Grand Warden and RWB Dan Lucero, Grand Lecturer. The Grand Lodge officers visited with Bent Lodge's Brethren before attending Lodge and presenting 25-Year Certificates to WB Scott Thayer, WB Merlin Randall, Bros. Robert Hall and Amos Rivera. Pictured (from left to right): Bro. Keith McIntosh, Bro. Michael Martinez, RWB Ralph Easley, WB Bruce Burling, WM Angus MacDonald, RWB Dave Cordova, MWB Ernie Shoup, WB Scott Thayer, RWB Gary Baker, Bro. Jean Verheyden, RWB Dan Lucero and WB Carl Wagner. Not pictures (because he took the pictures) WB Mark Yule.