Downey man elected Shrine head

DOWNEY - On Jan. 7, Downey resident David Wehmeyer was elected and installed as presiding officer of the Al Malaikah Shrine Temple in Los Angeles for 2012.The position's title is known as potentate. Wehmeyer was born in San Antonio, Tex., in 1959. After his father's job brought him to Los Angeles, the family settled in Downey, and at 17, Wehmeyer graduated from Downey High School in the class of 1976. In 1984, at age 25, he joined Downey Masonic Lodge No. 220, where he later became Master in 2003. Wehmeyer joined the Shrine in 1985 and has served in many appointed and elected positions since then, including coordinating and advisory positions with the East-West Shrine football games and also with the Los Angeles unit of the Shriners Hospitals for Children.

********** Published: January 19, 2012 - Volume 10 - Issue 40