The Castaway Restaurant served as the venue for a gathering of the members of the Burbank Shrine Club as they observed their annual installation of officers this past Sunday evening. The event, which also included an official visit from Shrine Potentate, the Illustrious Sir Dave Chernik of the Al Malaikah Shrine Temple of Los Angeles, saw local Masons and Shriners joined by their family members to both honor the incoming officers and directors and show their appreciation to the outgoing 2012 leadership.
Sunday's ceremony saw Chernik install Dave Williams as president, S. Joseph Naber as 1st vice president, James Laage as 2nd vice president, Daniel Hood as 3rd vice president Sterling Lockett as treasurer and Jeremy Chongco as secretary. The evening also included the seating of the club's 2013 board of directors: Williams, Dale Dodge, Christopher Barnes, Steve Harris, Herbert Rohwer and Norm Furman.
Among those in attendance for the ceremony were David Sizemore, Vernon Ross, Jim Woodburn and his wife, Merle, who served as Burbank's city clerk in the late 1980s and early 1990s, and members of newly installed President Williams' family including his wife, Nataly, and daughters, Suzy and Hannah.