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District No. 3980

Winthrop Lodge # 1078 Lodge History

History of Winthrop Lodge of Elks
From transcript
July 4, 1925
P.E.R. Walter J. Marsh
Starts for convention

Walter J. Marsh, P.E.R. of Winthrop Lodge of Elks, who was unanimously elected to represent the Lodge at the Grand Lodge convention to be held in Portland, Oregon, beginning July 14th, starts on his long trip this Friday morning, July 3rd, leaving South Station at 10 o'clock.
Mr. Marsh will make his first stop at Chicago, where he will be given a reception by Chicago Lodge of Elks, whose delegates were entertained royally last summer during the grand convention (in Boston) when the members and their wives, together with their 100 piece band, were guests of Winthrop Lodge. The visitors were so favorably impressed with the hospitality shown them on that occasion that at the next regular meeting of Chicago Lodge, they adopted a set of resolutions setting forth their appreciation and forwarded them to Winthrop Lodge.
At the convention to be held at Portland the Chicago delegation will have special headquarters and they have kindly invited Mr. Marsh to be their guests during his stay at Portland. It is needless to say that his good brothers of Chicago Lodge will see to it that his visit with them will be very pleasant.
Mr. Marsh's itinerary includes stops at Yellowstone Park and the Grand Canyon, as well as short stays at Los Angles, Hollywood and San Francisco. Through the courtesy of Charles L. Hatch, a member of Winthrop Lodge and the genial proprietor of Winthrop and Dream Theatres, Mr. Marsh has been provided with a letter of introduction, which will give him an opportunity to meet some of the moving picture stars and witness the manner in which pictures are produced.
Returning from Portland, Mr. Marsh will make stops at Vancouver, Toronto, Quebec and Montreal and take in the various points of interest, arriving home during the early part of August.


Robert Gillis
Lodge Historian



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