Whether it is the quadrennial change or reaffirmation of the nation's chief executive, a personal pledge to make changes in one's personal life or the annual rite of many clubs and groups to reorganize their officers, the month of January is rife with change. That change was celebrated by members of Burbank Lodge 406 of Free and Accepted Masons as they installed their newly elected and appointed officers this past Saturday evening.
In a formal ceremony, held at the Burbank Masonic Center on Glenoaks Boulevard, local Masons gathered for the 104th time to support their 2013 leadership and honor those who served throughout 2012. Under the direction of Installing Officer Ken Barnes, Master of Ceremonies Jeff William Yates and Installing Chaplain Arthur Beddoe, the assemblage witnessed the elevation of Billy D. Campbell to serve as the organization's 2013 master.
“If you had told me how much I would have enjoyed this work, and how engaged I would have become, I would have never believed it,” said Campbell. “I'm so proud to be involved with our gentle fraternity. I'm proud of what we do for our community and for individuals — taking a good man and making him a better man. There is great satisfaction in having done something that positively impacts the life of someone else.”