Officers 2011/2012

2011/2012 Lodge Officers

2011-2012 Officers

Worshipful Master Jewel Worshipful Master – Dan FlanaganDan joined the Lodge in 2000. He has served the offices of Senior Warden, Junior Warden, Junior Deacon and Senior Steward. He holds a Class B Esoteric Certificate from the Grand Lodge of Texas’ Committee on Work, has completed the Lodge Instruction for Effectiveness Lodge Leadership Program and graduated from the Warden’s Retreat Leadership and Administration Programs He is also a member of Pine Tree Chapter #1090 of the Order of the Eastern Star.The duty of the Worshipful Master is to govern the Lodge and tend to all matters Masonic. The insignia of the office of Worshipful Master is the square. Allegorically, the square reminds the Freemason to regulate his actions by the rule and line, and to harmonize his conduct by the principles of morality and virtue.
Senior Warden Jewel Senior Warden – Jason TurnerJason joined the lodge in 2007. He has served the office of Senior Deacon, Junior Steward and Marshal. He has completed the Lodge Instruction for Effectiveness Lodge Leadership Program. He is a member of Pine Tree Chapter #1090 of the Order of the Eastern Star and the Waco Scottish Rite Bodies.The duties of the Senior Warden are to assist the Worshipful Master in the government of the Lodge and to govern in his absence. The insignia of the office of Senior Warden is the level. Allegorically, the level reminds the Freemason that all men, regardless of rank, title, or background are equal.
Junior Warden Jewel Junior Warden – Brett BeggsBrett joined the lodge in 2007. He has served the office of Junior Deacon, Marshal and Master of Ceremonies. He has completed the Lodge Instruction for Effectiveness Lodge Leadership Program. He is a member of Pine Tree Chapter #1090 of the Order of the Eastern Star and the Waco Scottish Rite Bodies. Brett also serves as the web master to the Lodge’s web site.The duties of the Junior Warden are to carefully observe the time and to communicate the orders of the Worshipful Master to the Lodge. The Junior Warden also serves as the Lodge’s compliance officer for matters of Masonic Law. The insignia of the office of Junior Warden is the plumb. Allegorically, the plumb reminds the Freemason to stand erect and walk uprightly, thus facing the world and the associated adversities ethically and morally.
Treasurer Jewel Treasurer – Phillip P. SmithPhillip joined the lodge in 1966. He has served the office of Lodge Treasurer.The duties of the Treasurer are to keep the lodge’s deposits and settle all debts and pay the Lodge’s bills. The insignia of the office of Treasurer is the crossed keys, signifying that the Treasurer is the keeper of the Lodge’s treasures.
Secretary Jewel Secretary – Jim Rumsey, PMJimmy entered into Masonry in February of 2003, when he joined the Pine Tree Masonic Lodge. He has served the Lodge in the offices of Worshipful Master, Senior Warden, Junior Warden, Senior Steward, and Junior Steward. He holds a Class A Esoteric Certificate from the Grand Lodge of Texas’ Committee on Work. He has completed the Lodge Instruction for Effectiveness Lodge Leadership Program and graduated from the Warden’s Retreat Leadership and Administration Programs. He is a member of the Pine Tree Chapter #1090 of the Order of the Eastern Star, the Waco Scottish Rite Bodies, the Sharon Shrine Temple where he is a member of the Sharon Provost Guard, the Texas Lodge of Research, and is President of the Gregg County Scottish Rite Club. In the Scottish Rite, Jimmy is a Master Craftsman and serves as Degree Master of the 18th Degree (Knight Rose Croix). He is an active member of the East Texas Degree Team conferring the 6th, 14th, and 18th Degrees throughout East Texas.The duties of the Secretary are to observe all the proceedings of the Lodge and to make a correct record of all things proper to be written. The insignia of the office of the Secretary is the crossed quills, signifying that the Secretary is the recorder of Lodge proceedings and history.
Chaplain Jewel Chaplain – Weldon Pittman Sr.Weldon entered Masonry in June 1977 when he joined Pine Tree Lodge. He was named Chapter Dad of the Roy L. Bagley Chapter, Order of DeMolay in June 1977, and held that office for several years. He was honered in June 2011 as Pine Tree Lodge’s Golden Trowel recipient. Weldon is a member of Pine Tree Chapter No. 1090, Order of the Eastern Star and serves as Associate Patron at Longview Chapter No. 610, Order of the Eastern Star.The duty of the Chaplain is to invoke the aid of Deity, to perform solemn services and to offer the blessings of heaven. The insignia of the office of Chaplain is the opened Holy Bible, which is the Great Light in Masonry, and guides all to truth; it directs the Freemason to the temple of happiness and points out the whole duty of man.
Senior Deacon Jewel Senior Deacon – Charles LooneyCharles joined the lodge in 1983. He has served the office of Senior Steward, and Tiler. He is a member of the Waco Scottish Rite, the Gregg County Scottish Rite Club and the Sharon Shrine Temple where he serves in the Fire Brigade.The duties of the Senior Deacon are to attend to the Worshipful Master and to act as his proxy in the active duties of the Lodge. The insignia of the office of Senior Deacon is the square, compasses, and the blazing sun.
Junior Deacon Jewel Junior Deacon – Weldon Pittman Jr.Weldon begain his Masonic journey in 1975, at the age of 13, when he joined the Roy L. Bagley Chapter, Order of DeMolay. He was inducted into Desoto Priory in 1978. He served as Master Councilor, District Deputy State Master Counciler, and East Texas Regional Master Councilor before becoming a Senior DeMolay in 1983. He joined Pine Tree Masonic Lodge in March 1991 and has served the office of Tiler and Junior Steward. He is a member of Pine Tree Chapter No. 1090, Order of the Eastern Star where he holds the office of Worthy Patron. He is also a member of Longview Chapter No. 610, Order of the Eastern Star.
He is involved with the Texas Grand Assembly of the International Order of Rainbow for Girls. Beginning in 2003 he has served as a member of the Advisory Board for Kilgore Assembly No. 168. He has served as a Grand Adult Office for the Committee on Work for the Texas Grand Assembly since 2006. In June 2006, he was awarded the Rainbow Grand Cross of Color, the highest award given to a member or adult leader, for outstanding service.The duties of the Junior Deacon are to attend to the Wardens and to act as their proxy in the active duties of the Lodge. The insignia of the office of Junior Deacon is the square, compasses, and moon.
Senior Steward Jewel Senior Steward – Casey HolderCasey joined the lodge in 2010. He has served the Lodge in the office of Marshal. He is a member of the Waco Scottish Rite Bodies and the York Rite.The duties of the Senior Steward are to see that the tables are properly furnished at refreshment and the brethren and guests suitably provided for. The insignia of the office of Senior Steward is the cornucopia, or horn of plenty.
Junior Steward Jewel Junior Steward – Paul MedvedPaul was raised as a Master Mason at Pine Tree Lodge in June of 1999. He has previously served in the office of Sr. Steward.The duties of the Junior Steward are to assist the Senior Steward in the duties of furnishing the tables at refreshment. The insignia of the office of the Junior Warden is also the cornucopia, or horn of plenty.
Marshall Jewel Marshal – Wes TeagueNeed blurb about Wes.The duty of the Marshal is to lead the members of the Lodge in processions and to assist the Worshipful Master and officers of the Lodge in the performance of their duties. The insignia of the office of Marshal is the crossed batons.
Master of Ceremonies Jewel Master of Ceremonies – Gary MiddletonNeed blurb about Gary…The duties of the Master of Ceremonies are to see that new members receive proper Masonic education and mentorship, and to assist the other officers in the performance of their duties. The insignia of the Office of Master of Ceremonies is the crossed swords.
Tiler Jewel Tiler – Don Ellis, PMNeed blurb about Don…The duty of the Tiler is to guard the door of the Lodge and permit none to enter except those who are duly qualified and have permission. The insignia of the office of Tiler is the sword, which is the implement of his office and aids him in guarding the door.
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