65th Annual Installation of Officers
In December of 2017 the Mercer Island Masonic Lodge will hold its 65th annual installation of officers. To mark this milestone the Freemasons, the world’s oldest fraternity known as much for its secrecy as well as its charitable works.
Modern Freemasonry dates back to the formation of the Grand Lodge of England in 1717, from which our nation’s first Masonic Lodges were chartered. The Mercer Island lodge was formed in 1953 when a group of Mercer Island Masons, who had to travel off the island to attend lodge, decided to petition the Grand Lodge of Washington to create Mercer Island Lodge #297. The lodge first met in the island’s south club house, which is now Sunnybeam School. In 1966 the Masons, over a handshake, agreed to move to the VFW Post where they still meet today.