The Davis Odd Fellows Lodge #169 are pleased to announce that our Canton was officially mustered last night, Chevaliers were initiated into the Patriarchs Militant (the highest degree of Odd Fellowship), and officers of our Canton were installed. The official institution of Canton Davis #7 is July 2, 2013. Congratulations. As General Wm. Schuyler (the officer in charge) mentioned last night, he has been a member of the PM for some 50 years and this is the first time he has participated in a Muster. While there was a time when Chevaliers numbered in the thousands, the creation of a new Canton these days is a rare historical event.
An additional member was added to our Canton. Emma Hannaford, who is not a member of the Davis Encampment, and who holds all Encampment Degrees, joined our Canton, Emma was initiated last evening as well.
The following 14 members of our Canton have now been elevated to Chevaliers:
In addition, the following elected officers were installed:
Captain Dave Rosenberg
Lieutenant Arun Sen
Ensign Dennis Corcoran
Clerk Alekka Fullerton
Accountant Sheryl Cambron
Captain Dave Rosenberg appointed the following officers who were also installed:
Chaplain Jim Cheney
Flag/Color Bearer James Bledsoe
Guard Michael Fullerton
Sentinel Lea Rosenberg
Picket Debbie Friend
Please note: Dave Rosenberg received an abbreviated program for the conferring of the Patriarchs Militant Degree and the mustering of new Chevaliers. With this abbreviated program, we can do our own mustering of new members within 20-30 minutes. Mark Breckner, Doug Hatton and Darrell Pereira were unable to attend last night. They will be mustered within the next few weeks at a time that is convenient for all.
We are going to initiate three new members into the Encampment in the very near future (Graham Fullerton, Jueli Roggli and Kurt Roggli) and all three have indicated that they wish to be mustered. We are hopeful that we can muster all six into the Canton soon – perhaps as early as this month.
Canton Davis #7