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John Koch receives the 2019 Master Mason of the Year Award

Observance Lodge #686, Nashville, TN – 21 October 2019:

Worshipful Master Steve Martin honors Brother John Koch with the Master Mason of the Year Award for 2019. WMB Steve Martin stated during the announcement “Brother John is an exemplary Mason; he is always the first and the last to leave the Lodge. He does everything – Ritual Work, Preparing the food for the fellowship dinners, Cooking, Cleaning afterwards.” Brother John Koch is a Senior Lecturer and Director of Debate at Vanderbilt University.

Supreme Tall Cedar James R. Morrison, Jr. donates Photos

Observance Lodge #686, Nashville, TN – 21 October 2019:

Observance Lodge’s James R. Morrison, Jr., PM donates his framed photos when he served as the Supreme Tall Cedar of the Tall Cedars of Lebanon of North America. The photos are now displayed in the Lodge’s Display Case.

Tall Cedars of Lebanon of North America is an appendant Masonic organization devoted to fostering friendship and fellowship among Freemasons and to all mankind.

With over 10,000 members, they have an unyielding commitment to provide a “place in the sun” for those many thousands of victims of neuromuscular diseases who, through their own means, may not be able to share and enjoy the experiences of life that we so often are able to take for granted.

Brothers Bowling Together

Observance Lodge #686, Nashville, TN – 6 November 2019:

Observance Lodge #686 enjoy a night of bowling with members of Brothers of Perfection Lodge #1 at Smyrna Family Center.

Scottish Rite Master Craftsman Program Awards

Observance Lodge #686, Nashville, TN – 1 November 2019:

Brother Steve Martin, 32° has successfully completed the Scottish Rite Master Craftsman Philosophy Correspondence Program. Illustrious Joe C. Harrison, 33° Sovereign Grand Inspectors General in Tennessee awards Brother Martin’s Certificate and Medal during the Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite of Freemasonry Eugene Hyman Bowers Jr. Memorial Class – Fall Reunion 223.

Brother Bill Woodhouse, 32° has successfully completed the Scottish Rite Master Craftsman Correspondence Program. Illustrious Joe C. Harrison, 33° Sovereign Grand Inspectors General in Tennessee awards Brother Woodhouse’s Certificate and Pin during the Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite of Freemasonry Eugene Hyman Bowers Jr. Memorial Class – Fall Reunion 223.

Brother Eddie Bryant Celebrates 50 Years in Masonry

Observance Lodge #686, Nashville, TN – 11 October 2019:

Observance Lodge honors Brother Eddie Bryant, one of its 50-year Mason, with a dinner at Rodizio Grill in downtown Nashville.

Celebrating with Brother Eddie Bryant are L-R: John Wilson, Worshipful Master Steve Martin, Zach Nibert, Brian Song (Queen City Lodge #761), Ryan McCoy, Arthur Acklie, Jr., and Ken Harris.

Visiting Brothers grace Observance Lodge #686 Stated Meeting

Observance Lodge #686, Nashville, TN – 19 September 2019

Worshipful Master Steve Martin welcomes Brother Nathan Lawson – Eola Lodge #207 Orlando, FL; Brother John Schiavetta – Holland Lodge #8 New York, NY; Worshipful Brother Joe Gomez – Past Grand Sword Bearer of Prittlewell Lodge #4896 in the province of Essex, UK; and, Brother David Wright – Richmond Lodge #10 Richmond, VA.

Matt Wheeler raised as a Master Mason

Observance Lodge #686, Nashville, TN – 5 September 2019

Brother Matt Wheeler was raised to the Master Mason Degree. Brother Matt Wheeler is the Director of Merchandise for Eric Church.

Present during his degree ceremony are

L-R, Front Row: Brian Song (Queen City Lodge #761), William Riley (Hermon Lodge #239), Ted Walker (Hiram Lodge #7), Eric Massey (Senior Deacon), Worshipful Master Steve Martin, Matt Wheeler, Senior Grand Warden Grand Lodge of Tennessee F&AM Robert Waldron, PM James R. Morrison, Jr., and Joe Kindoll, Jr. (Junior Deacon)

L-R, Back Row: Matt Dyer (Doric Lodge #732), PM Don Estes (Ashland City Lodge #604), Zach Nibert (Senior Warden), Kyle Morgan (Tyler), PM Arthur Acklie, Jr. (Secretary), Colt McKinney (Junior Warden), Bob Hart (Mill Creek Lodge #775), John Koch (Senior Steward) and, Michael Wayne Elkins (White House Lodge #700).

Brothers Matt Wheeler and Brent Williams passed to the Fellow Craft Degree

Observance Lodge #686, Nashville, TN – 8 August 2019:

Brothers Matt Wheeler and Brent Williams receive their Fellow Craft Degree. Brother Matt Wheeler is the Director of Merchandise for Eric Church while Brother Brent Williams is the Founder and Managing Member of High Water Financials.

Present during this degree ceremony are

L-R, Front Row: Bill Woodhouse (Treasurer), Matt Wheeler, Worshipful Master Steve Martin, Brent Williams, Eric Massey (Senior Deacon), Dahlen Kristopher (McWhirtersville Lodge #375)

L-R, Second Row: PM James R. Morrison Jr., John Wilson (Marshal), PM Don Estes (Ashland City Lodge #604), Joe Kindoll, Jr. (Junior Deacon)

L-R, Third Row: PM Arthur Acklie Jr. (Secretary), Zach Nibert (Senior Warden), Kyle Morgan (Tyler).

Brother Matt Wheeler, Worshipful Master Steve Martin, and Brother Brent Williams

Brother Ryan McCoy initiated as an Entered Apprentice

Observance Lodge #686, Nashville, TN – 25 July 2019:

Brother Ryan McCoy receives his Entered Apprentice Degree. Brother Ryan McCoy is a Data Scientist of a Healthcare Company.

Present during his degree ceremony are

L-R, Front Row: WM Adam Issa (Old Hickory Lodge #598), Brother Arturo Biaie, FC (Acacia Lodge #240, Valencia, Venezuela), Worshipful Master Steve Martin, Ryan McCoy, Joe Kindoll, Jr. (Junior Deacon), and Eric Massey (Senior Deacon)

L-R, Second Row: Bill Woodhouse (Treasurer), Matt Wheeler, Warren Steury, (Snow Lodge #363, Boone, North Carolina), Colt McKinney (Junior Warden)

L-R, Third Row: Kyle Morgan (Tyler), Zach Nibert (Senior Warden), PM Carlo Malabanan, John Koch (Senior Steward), PM Arthur Acklie (Secretary).

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