Doug Kirkbride: Kenton’s Newest Entered Apprentice
Posted on March 29, 2019
There are men who join the Craft with a fast-paced definitive resolve, and there are those who take their time, looking at all the avenues of their respective lives and contemplating the seriousness of becoming a member of the oldest fraternity in the world. The latter would be a good description of Mr. Doug Kirkbride’s journey into the Masonic brotherhood.
Mr. Kirkbride’s journey started over a year ago when he decided to visit a few lodges to see which one would fit him the best. In the end, he chose to join Kenton, and after a few more months of going through the process, he became an Entered Apprentice last Thursday the 28th.
His degree was done in the typical Kenton fashion: exceptional ritual, a deep focus on the candidate, and an experience worthy of being remembered for a lifetime.
The evening also saw the participation of several brethren in new positions, most notably Brothers Manase Salema and John Giler in the Junior Steward and Junior Deacon roles respectively.
Brother Charles O’Kell, a visiting brother from the jurisdiction of California, was present during the evening along with WB Robert Hopkins of Friendship no. 160.
Brother Kirkbride’s degree will then be followed by the lodge’s April stated meeting where the lodge will be hosting RWB Tom Binkerd, District Deputy of the Grand Master for District no. 4.