Kyle Podpolucha installed as Master for 2020

At its annual-year end election, Annawon Lodge #115 Ancient Free and Accepted Masons of West Haven elected Brother Kyle Podpolucha as Worshipful Master for the year of 2020. He succeeds Worshipful Brother Richard X. Biela Sr. Kyle was born and raised in the Allingtown section of West Haven. He attended the West Haven public school system until he opted to attend Notre Dame High School of West Haven where he was a main stay on the honor roll. He was born February 18th, 1987 and is one of the youngest to serve as Annawon’s Master. He currently resides in Meriden.

Annawon Lodge received it’s charter on March 24th, 1873 in the village of West Haven, in the Town of Orange. The lodge has held a few locations over the years, it previously having been located on the corner of Campbell Avenue and Main Street.  There have been many prominent West Haven residents who have served Annawon Lodge as Master and Kyle hopes to
faithfully walk in their footsteps to serve not only the lodge, but the community.

Kyle was installed Sunday, January 5th in a ceremony at the West Haven Masonic Temple on 263 Center Street at 4:15. The rites included a tribute to the outgoing Master Richard X. Biela Sr. There was a sumptuous dinner beforehand prepared by Junior Warden John Garcia. Refreshments followed the installation and the cermony was open to the public.

In addition to Podpolucha, the other officers installed were : Senior Warden Ed Anyfulu, Junior Warden John Garcia, Treasurer Jerry Calibritto, Secretary Dennis Frosolone, Senior Deacon Chris Bealous, Junior Deacon Joey (Bond) McVety, Senior Steward Frank Andriulli, Junior Steward Douglas Turcotte, Chaplain Richard Memmont Jr., Almoner William Lang,
Historian William K. Barr and Tiler Jonathan Belmont.