African Genesis #101
In 1995, a number of Brothers residing in Oak Harbor and assigned to Naval Air Station Whidbey Island sort to create a Lodge under the Jurisdiction of the Most Worshipful Prince Hall Grand Lodge of Washington and Jurisdiction. After a brief search for sponsorship, Hamma-Hamma Lodge No. 35 of Bremerton accepted the request. Under their guidance, a Prince Hall Masonic Study Club was established here in Oak Harbor.
This marked an historical accomplishment for African Genesis Lodge No. 101, in a hanger on base a record number of candidates received the 3 degrees of Masonry in one day under the guidance of Deputy Grand Master, RW James B. Sloan. On July 10, 1996, at the Annual Communication of the Most Worshipful Prince Hall Grand Lodge F.& A. M. of Washington and Jurisdiction (in Surrey, BC), MW William C. Rheubottom presiding, African Genesis Lodge became the 101st Lodge to be officially chartered.
The lodge has remained steadfast & resolute, and has continued to be actively involved in the Oak Harbor community, having been one of the driving forces and founders of the Oak Harbor Partnership with the Youth Program. African Genesis Lodge No. 101 will continue to take up an active role in the Oak Harbor Community as we strive to do our part to promote peace and be good will.