<![CDATA[WELCOME TO WOODLAND LODGE 1157  - THE MASTER'S SQUARE]]>Sun, 09 Jul 2017 05:32:18 -0700Weebly<![CDATA[Reagan Family History at Woodland Lodge]]>Wed, 04 Apr 2012 17:13:14 GMThttp://woodland1157.org/the-masters-square/reagan-family-history-at-woodland-lodgeWalter C Reagan was one of the first secretaries of our Lodge back in the late 1920's.  Walter was a local Justice of the Peace who resided in Woodland Heights.  During the Depression, the $30 dollars a month he was paid as Secretary kept his family of five in food and clothing.  The entire family helped with the monthly Trestleboard Mailing.  Walter was also the Secretary of the local Scottish Rites Chapter. 
Walter's son, Wallace is a member of our Lodge at the age of 87.  He shared the following memories just prior to our 90th Anniversary Party in January 2012:
Wallace was a member of the Regan Lodge DeMolay from '33-'36 (apparently the Woodland Lodge DeMolay was not active during this period).  During the early years of Woodland, the three founders used their local business contacts to further Lodge activities: First WM Jack Earl Lukie with Houston Power and Light, Robert (Bob) Morin with Morin and Mays Publishing, and Claude Turner by seeing that his two sons served as Worshipful Masters.  Our first Tiler, Brother Cox (whose picture hangs in our Dining Hall) owned what became the Caretakers House (which Brother Bill Ash lived in).  The second building fund in around 1927 allowed the brotherhood to buy five acres surrounding the Lodge Property.  Wallace was a B-25 Bomber Pilot and instructor during WWII, and received his EA in a Lodge based on Brooks Air Field in San Antonio.  Woodland Brother Lionel Wolfrem secured a petition for Wallace to transfer to Woodland, and father Walter performed his Masters Ceremony.  Wallace recieved his FC in Enid OK at a lodge affiliated with an US Air Force Base in Enid.  He remembers the work in OK being TOTALLY different from TX. ]]>
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