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Daylight Lodge No. 232 F.& A.M. | t: 253.224.5520 | Seattle, WA.

V∴W∴ Franklin Donahoe – Worshipful Master

The Lodge’s presiding officer Franklin Donahoe is an information security officer for T-Mobile Telecommunications Company.. He comes from a family with a solid background of community service. He was President of the Associated Students of the University of Washington where he graduated with a degree in Political Science and Economics. He then went on to further his education at Carnegie Mellon University where he received two Masters of Science degrees, one in Information Systems Management and another in Public Policy Management. He has served on a number of non-profit community boards. His leadership abilities have proven to be unquestioned and of great value to the Lodge.

After finding Daylight on-line, taking note of its support of the Arts and its record of community involvement he was prompted to seek membership. He petitioned for membership in early 2005; finished his degree work October 15, 2005. The next year he became an officer when appointed to his first office as Steward in 2006-2007, He moved the next year to Senior Deacon and then in 2008 was elected Junior Warden. He was elected Master in June and Grand Master G. Santy Lascano installed him on July 10, 2010 marking the start of the Lodge’s 90th year.

Donahoe was born in Houston, Texas. Like his predecessor David Choe who was proud of his Korean heritage, Franklin is equally proud of his African-American heritage and together he and Choe are examples of the diversity of Daylight Lodge. Donahoe served time in the U.S. Marine Corps.

Personally Donahoe has a philosophy about Masonry that requires each Mason to be accountable and responsible for country, state, county and the homes we live in. “There is no reason to complain about the country we build unless we ourselves fulfill our obligations to one another and our fellow man. The principles of this country are ours, and when our County deviates from those principles it is out duty to bring it back.” Also he says, “Masonry (especially in our Lodge) is fun. And that’s the way it’s supposed to be! Freemasonry is supposed to bring men of different belief, cultures, races and ethnicities together in a common place, with a common creed. Don’t be fooled disagreement happens, but the strength of our brotherhood is shown in the peaceful resolution.”

Masonicly he continues to be a leader; he is the past president of the District No. 5 Lodge Officers and Members Association. He served on the Grand Lodge Technology Committee for 2009-2010 and a number of special committees. He is a member of Oriental Daylight Chapter Royal Arch, Scottish Rite as well as Nile Temple Shrine.

He is the proud father of a young son and teenage daughter.