Eight Master Masons in One Day

Albert Pike Lodge No. 1169 created a total of eight new Master Masons on November 20, 2004. This was accomplished
with the help of Perfect Union Lodge No. 10, Alamo Lodge No. 44, DeMolay Lodge No. 199 and Victory Lodge No. 1160,
which opened their Lodges at the same time to perform courtesy work with degree teams composed of members of
Albert Pike Lodge and from several other Lodges. Four degrees were conferred at a time in four different Lodge rooms
in the San Antonio Scottish Rite Cathedral, enabling all of the work to be done within about five hours. The officers
and members of Albert Pike Lodge then held a Festive Board with visitors from several Lodges to honor the
eight new Master Masons created that day.

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Worshipful Master Terry S. Whitson (center) and the eight new Master Masons of Albert Pike Lodge. The officers and members of Albert Pike Lodge, several "helpers" from other Lodges, and the eight new Master Masons (front row). Fraternal twins Past Master Clinton M. M. McKenzie (right) and Clayton M. McKenzie, one of the eight new Master Masons. Members, visitors and the new Master Masons enjoy a Festive Board to cap off the day's festivities.
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Members of several Lodges gather around the Festive Board table. Members of several Lodges gather around the Festive Board table. Must be a Masonic meeting... Worshipful Master Terry S. Whitson begins the Festive Board program.
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The eight new Master Masons (l to r): Isaac Castaneda, Joe Hickox, Jose Peinado, Eric Chapin, Clay McKenzie, Ruben Garcia, George Pandzik, and Travis Dangerfield. Past Master Paul Tolar, in his regalia as a Past Master of Alt Heidelberg Lodge in Germany, presents a special program known as the "Walking Charge." Past Master Paul Tolar presents the "Walking Charge" program to the new Master Masons. Past Master Paul Tolar presents the "Walking Charge" program to the new Master Masons.
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Past Master Clinton M. M. McKenzie, the evening's Master of Ceremonies, introduces the first of many toasts. Past Master Neil G. Winslow demonstrates the European method of toasting, known as "quick fire" or the "21-gun salute." Past Master John S. Henderson congratulates the members of the Lodge on the day's efforts. Worshipful Master Terry S. Whitson brings the Festive Board to a close.
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Worshipful Master Terry S. Whitson brings the Festive Board to a close. Worshipful Master Terry S. Whitson brings the Festive Board to a close.