Phoenix Lodge 154

Welcome to Phoenix Lodge #154


Phoenix Lodge 154 is located at 1009 Main Street in downtown Sumner, Washington 98390. Our mailing address is PO Box 1601, Sumner WA 98390. The lodge is a part of the Sumner community. Our stated meeting is the second Wednesday of each month with a dinner at 6:30 pm and the meeting at 7:30pm. In June, the lodge meets on the first Wednesday. Please join us.

Passing of VWB Bill Hammontree

Bill Hammontree

It is with great sadness that we report the passing of VWB Bill Hammontree on Thursday, March 12 at the age of 81.He is survived by his wife Alice, son Greg and daughter Cindy Sims.

Bill affiliated with Phoenix Lodge in 1983. He served as Master in 1989, and served as Secretary from 1993 to 2018. He was the Deputy of the Grand Master in District 15 in 2008. He was also very active in Eastern Star, having served as Worthy Grand Parton.

Our thoughts and prayers are with his loved ones. Bill will be missed.

65 years as a Master Mason

Bill Cope

Recently, WM Chris Hartman was joined by WB Bob Chute and WB Mark Conlee to award a 65 year pin and card to WB Bill Cope at his business in Orting. Brother Cope was raised in Valley Lodge 71 in July 1955. He served as Worshipful Master of Valley Ondge 71 in 1967. He has owned Cope Pharmacy in Orting for many years.

Pictured above is WB Bill being congratulated by WM Chris Hartman.

Congratulations to WB Bill. We wish you many more years in the Craft.

Jeremy Wehmeyer raised to Master Mason


On Friday, January 22, Jeremy Weymeyer was raised to the Sublime degree of Master Mason. WB Todd O'Day conferred the degree with a cast consisting of many members of the Lodge

Congratulations Brother Jeremy. We look forward to your active membership in Phoenix Lodge

Installation of 2020 Officers


On Saturday, December 14,2018, Phoenix Lodge held its Installation of Officers for 2020. Pictured above are the new officers installed for the calendar year 2020 led by WB Chris Hartman. We wish them the best in their year as leaders of our Lodge

Visit from Brother Adam Dorfler

Adam Dorfler

Recently Brother Adam Dorfler visited Phoenix Lodge. Adam is a member of Boise Lodge #2 in Boise, ID, as well as Boise Scottish Rite and Shrine. He is a native of Lake Tapps. He wanted to visit the Lodge as he was an Outstanding Junior Scholarship finalist in 2016. He is curently a Junior at Boise State University.

We hope that he will be able to return and pay us a visit during one of our meetings.

Phoenix Lodge Receives Award from Sumner-Bonney Lake School District

Golden Apple Presentation    Golden Apple Presentation    

On November 13, 2019, Phoenix Lodge was awarded the "Golden Apple" award by the Sumner-Bonney Lake School Board. This award is given to Community organizations for their support of the educational objectives in the district. The district cited several Lodge programs in support of the district.

Pictured above left are WB Mark Conlee and Bro. Dan White along with the members of the Sumner-Bonney Lake School Board and members of the district staff.

Pictured above right is WB Conlee presenting the Golden Apple award to WM Jamal Anglin who received it in the name of Phoenix Lodge.

We thank the Board and the School District for this award. We look forward to continuing our relationship in support of the educational needs of the students of the Sumner-Bonney Lake District

2019 Bikes-For-Books Presentations Made

Bike Winner    Bike Winner    

Bike Winner    Bike Winner    

Bike Winner

This year, Phoenix Lodge's Bikes-for-Books program again provided two bikes to each of 11 elementary schools in the Sumner-Bonney Lake and the Orting school districts. This program, which promotes reading by students, awards a new bike to one boy and one girl at each school based on completing reading skills as determined by the school staff. The selection of the winners takes place at the end of the school year as a random drawing from the names of all qualifying students.

Pictured above are bike winners from several Elementary Schools that participate in the program.

Congratulations to all of the winners and to all of the students who participated in the program. A special thanks to the brothers who spend their time obtaining the bikes, placing the bikes in the schools and attending the awarding of the winners.

50 year award presented to Larry Sanderson

Larry Sanderson

Recently Brother Larry Sanderson was presented with a certificate and pin celebrating 50 years since he was raised as a Master Mason.

He was raised in King Solomon Lodge in Auburn in 1969 and affiliated with Phoenix Lodge in 2010. Congratulations, and we hope for many more years as a member of our Lodge.

Phoenix Lodge Nominated for Community Impact Award

Unsung Hero Award

Phonix Lodge received notification that it was nominated for the Community Impact/Unsung Hero Award by the Summner-Boney Lake Area Communities for Families Coalition, a part of the Sumner-Bonney Lake School District 320.

This nomination is a recognition of the efforts of the Lodge through our Bikes For Books Program, our Middle School Library Program, and our Outstanding Junior Scholarship Program. We thank the Coalition for this recognition of our efforts on behalf of the children of the Sumner-Bonney Lake area.

2019 Outstanding Junior Scholarship Awards presented

Bonney Lake Scholarship Finalists             Sumner High Scholarship Winners

On Wednesday, April 24th, 2019. Phoenix Lodge 154 held its annual Outstanding Junior Scholarship Awards Program. 10 finalists each from Bonney Lake and Sumner High School were honored for their achievements in academics, service, and participation in school and community life. We congratulate all of the students selected as finalists as well as those who received scholarships.

Pictured above left are the finalists from Bonney Lake High School. On the right are pictured finalists from Sumner High School.

Bonney Lake Recipients             Sumner Recipients

Pictured above are the Scholarship Recipients from each High School along with Committee Members Mark Conlee and Dan White. On the left are the Bonney Lake Recipients (left to right) Hattie Barker who received a $1500 Scholarship, and Madison Glass who received a $1000 award. On the right are the Sumner High School Scholarship recipients. On the left is Tyler Yandt, $1500 and on the right is Ayleen Piteo-Tarpy, $1000.

55 Years of Masonry for WB Reid Williamson

Reid Williamson

Recently, the Secretary, WB Mark Conlee, visited WB Reid Williamson to present his with a pin recognizing Brother Reid's 55 years in Masonry. Brother Reid was also presented with a congratulatory card signed by members of the Lodge.

While we no longer get to see him in Lodge, we wanted to offer congratulations on his years of service and to give him best wishes in the future. We hope he has many more Masonic Anniversaries!

Darrell Framke becomes a Plural Member of Phoenix Lodge

Darrell Framke

At the April Stated Meeting, Brother Darrell became a plural member of Phoenix Lodge. Brother Framke was an inactive mason from Flordia. At church, he met Brothers Russ Sutton, Vaughn Schmitz and Garry Gerking who were promoting our Swiss Steak Dinner. Darrell asked them about Phoenix Lodge. After several months of work here and in Flordia. Darrell was reinstated in Flordia and then petitioned Phoenix Lodge. He has already helped out on some of our degree work. Welcome, and we look forward to having you as an active member of our lodge.

Pictured above are (left to right) Russ Sutton, WM Jamal Anglin, Darrell Framke, WB Vaughn Schmitz and VWB Garry Gerking.

Jack Taylor honored for 50 years as a Mason

Jack Taylor

At the March Stated Meeting, Brother Jack Taylor was honored for his 50 years of membership in the Masonic Fraternity. He was raised in February, 1969 is Revelation Lodge 180 in Aurora Colorado.

Pictured above is Brother Jack along with Worshipful Master Jamal Anglin and the Deputy of the Grand Master in District 15, VWB Brian Shields. We congratulate Jack and hope to see him for many more years at phoenix Lodge.

New Chair Lift Installed

Chair Lift

The long anticipated chair lift is now installed and operational. Seen here, WB Bill Hart is giving it a full fledged try out. The Chair Lift was instigated during WB Bill's term as Master of Phoenix Lodge # 154. The lift should make it much easier for members who need assistnace with stairs to join the activities of the temple.

Web Site

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