Troy Palmer: Kenton’s Newest Entered Apprentice

Posted on September 19, 2014

“Welcome to the Brotherhood” was the resounding theme from the brothers who were present last night during Troy Palmer’s Entered Apprentice Degree. BEA Palmer follows BFC Nick Mattos as the fifth Entered Apprentice Mason to be initiated at Kenton this year; he certainly won’t be the last as the lodge readies a few more petitions for balloting in October.

Several brethren from as far as Florida were in attendance to witness and assist during the event. Many thanks to the following brothers for their valued assistance:

  • WB Michael Robinson (sitting WM of Esoterika 227) for sitting as Treasurer for the opening and closing ceremonies, and for being the official prompter for the degree
  • Brother Leo Schuman (Friendship 160) for taking on the Chaplain’s duties
  • Brother Tim Kretchmer (Friendship 160) for being an exceptional organist
  • BFC Joe Gary (Mt. Hood 32, F. & A.M. of Washington) for the lighting duties

As expected, below are photos from the evening’s festivities. Enjoy!

Master’s quick notes: Esoterika 227 will be having its quarterly talk this Saturday, September 20th at 5:00 PM featuring WB Robert G. Davis as keynote speaker. Master Masons are encouraged to attend.

On another note, we’ll be having a Master Mason Degree on the 25th of September. Stay tuned for more information.

Troy Palmer - Entered Apprentice Degree - Lodge Pose


Leo Schuman and Todd Dow


Tim Kretchmer, Erik Arneson and Michael Robinson


Troy Palmer, Leo Schuman, Roy Ball and Sam Aldrete



Troy Palmer



2 Replies to "Troy Palmer: Kenton's Newest Entered Apprentice"

  • Erik L. Arneson
    September 19, 2014 (4:30 pm)

    That was an excellent degree. Congratulations, Bro. Palmer, and welcome to the best and oldest fraternity in the world!

  • Troy Palmer
    September 19, 2014 (4:56 pm)

    Thank you brother Erik. Looking forward to working with all of you many of fun days to come!!

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