DOWNEY - Downey United Masonic Lodge No. 220 will conduct its 143rd annual installation of officers Jan. 20 at the Downey Masonic Temple located on southwest corner of 3rd Street and Downey Avenue.The ceremony starts at 2 p.m. and is open to the public. The formation of the lodge began in 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. The fraternity's goal is "to make good men better. Membership in the fraternity is available to all good men and true who may apply for the purpose and may be found worthy." This year's presiding officer, known as the worshipful master, will be Howard Phillips. He will be supported by the 390 members of this local lodge and 13 other elected and appointed officers, including Stephen White, senior warden; Szu-Yu Chang, junior warden; Bob Udoff, P.M., secretary; Gary Phillips, assistant secretary; Sergio Martinez, P.M., chaplain; Patrick Green, marshal; Jose Valdez, senior deacon; Raj Champaneri, junior deacon; Bill Wood, senior steward; Arturo Delgado, junior steward; Jesus Cosio, organist; and David McLintock, tiler. For more information, call the lodge at (562) 862-4176.
********** Published: December 20, 2012 - Volume 11 - Issue 36