DOWNEY - Downey United Masonic Lodge No. 220 will conduct its 142nd annual installation of officers on Jan. 15 at the Masonic Temple located on the corner of 3rd Street and Downey Avenue.The installation ceremony starts at 2 p.m. This year's presiding officer, known as the Worshipful Master, is Carlos Castro. He will be supported by the lodge's 380 members and 11 other elected and appointed officers, including: Howard Phillips, sr. warden; Steven White, jr. warden; Bob Udoff, treasurer; Glenn Blackwood, secretary; Bill Wood, chaplain; Szu-Yu Chang, sr. deacon; Patrick Green, jr. deacon; Jose Valdez, marshal; Raj Champeneri, sr. steward; Jesus Cosio, organist; and David McLintock, tiler. The history of the Downey Masonic Lodge goes back to 1871, when the area was still known as Los Nietos. It has met at its current location since 1923 and in its current building since 1966. Membership in the fraternity is open to "all good men and true who may apply for the purpose and may be found worthy." For more information, call the lodge at (562) 862-4176.
********** Published: January 5, 2012 - Volume 10 - Issue 38