Andy of Lodge Devotion
At Lodge Devotion, on installation night, we present the out-going master with our perpetual IPM’s jewel to wear while in the office of IPM
The practice was established as a memorial to Worshipful Brother F A (Frank) Deveney PJGD.
Frank was master of Lodge Devotion twice, but was best known as a long serving Lecture Master of the Abbotsford Lodge of Instruction.
At the time of his death in March 1982 (I think) he was also Lodge Devotion’s tyler.
It is sad that I can recount so little about a man who had a lasting impact on our lodge.
Subsequent to the above, we accessed files at UGLV and inspected several key documents to the formation of Lodge Devotion. In the Petition for Warrant, Frank Deveney's name appears. "Frank" has been crossed out and in pencil, Francis Arthur written, hence we know "FA Deveney" likely stand for Francis Arthur Deveney who was listed as living at 11 Bryant Street, West Preston, aged 41 (we presume the documentation is circa 1951) and his profession was "monumental mason". This appears in the typed list which would have accompanied the application for the warrant. In the application form itself of July 1951, Frank signed, as a Master Mason listing his lodge as Thespian 232, which handed their warrant back in 2008.
The Frank Deveney Perpetual IPM’s Jewel will be presented to the IPM on the night of Installation. The IPM may wear this Jewel while in that office and must return it to the Lodge for presentation to his successor. The Frank Deveney Perpetual Jewel shall always remain the property of Lodge Devotion 723.