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Our Junior Warden

Bro.  William Chapin II- Junior Warden

Bro. Chapin was initiated by the brethren of Harmonie Lodge, no. 699 on August 11th 2010, passed on November 10th 2010 and raised on March 19th 2011. An active member of Harmonie from the start, he has served in the appointed positions of Senior Steward, Chaplain and Senior Deacon prior to his election as Junior Warden. He was also elected to a previous term as a Trustee of Harmonie Lodge. Bro. Chapin is also a member of Tonawanda Keystone Chapter #71, Royal Arch Masons. He also served several years as Treasurer for the Ronald J. Keel Fellowcraft Club.

Bro. Chapin has taken a specific interest in the historical significance of Western New York Masonry, having presented educational lectures to Harmonie Lodge on several occasions, including original material on the subjects of the 3 Degree Scripture Lessons, their historical and theological context and the life and exploits Colonel Cyrenius Chapin, M.D., a notable Buffalo Mason. He was also a contributor to several other lectures and presentations, notably Harmonie Lodge’s Walking Tour of Forest Lawn Cemetery, focusing on its famous Masonic and Non-Masonic residents and their historical importance.

As Lodge Trustee, Bro. Chapin is proud of his work to modernize the work of the Trustees, bringing a higher level of transparency and accountability to their work and availability to the members and officers of the Lodge. He authored standards and best practices for the prudent management of the Lodge’s real and intangible assets and continues to consult with the current elected Trustees.

In his professional career, Bro. Chapin is employed as an Assistant Vice President of M&T Bank, responsible for Sales Strategy and Analytics for its Retail Branch Division. He resides in the City of Buffalo with his wife Leanne and son Asher.

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