Mt. Juneau-Gastineaux Lodge No. 21 of Free and Accepted Masons enjoyed a busy end to 2012. On Dec. 8, the fraternity raised three new Master Masons: Michael Franks, David Lang and Scott Willis. The attendance of three dignitaries made the event even more special: Jerry Pinion, Grand Master of the Grand Lodge of Alaska, Ron Ackerman, a Past Grand Master of Alaska and James Herrington, Deputy Grand Master of the Grand Lodge of Alaska. Herrington said this was the first time he could remember seeing three men become Master Masons in the same day.
The following Saturday, Dec. 15, Mt. Juneau-Gastineaux Lodge No. 21 installed its officers for 2013. Dan Logan took his seat in the East as Worshipful Master, with Ken Vaughan and Paul Moran serving as Senior and Junior Wardens, respectively. Other officers include Secretary Dan McCrummen, Treasurer Brad Kiefer, Senior Deacon Torrey Jacobson, Junior Deacon Ray Rusaw, Senior Steward Rob Baysden and Junior Steward Charles Ward. Laurence Schaufler will serve as Chaplain, Larry white as Marshall and Bob Heflin as Tyler.