Officers of Frontier Lodge #48
William (Bill) G. Atkinson was born October 7, 1959 and raised in Stillwater. He was active in Stillwater DeMolay between 1974 and 1977 becoming Master Councilor in May 1977, the same time he graduated from Stillwater High School. He became a Chavalier in 1983.
Bill furthered his education by receiving a BS degree in Animal Science from Oklahoma State University in 1982. In 1990 he earned a Post BA in Art Education from the University of New Mexico.
Bill was raised to Master Mason at Frontier Lodge on November 19, 1982. In 1984 he became Senior Deacon, 1985 Junior Warden and 1986 Senior Warden before getting married and moving out of state. In 2007 he received his 25 year pin. In 2010 he became active again at Frontier Lodge being appointed as Senior Steward for 2011. He was the Senior Deacon in 2012, Junior Warden 2013, Senior Warden 2014 and Worshipful Master 2015. He continues to serve needed positions at his Lodge.
Professionally, Bill is the third generation to run the family business which manages rental property and cattle. His hobbies include outdoor adventure and fine art oil painting.
Elena has been his wife since September 15, 2001. She works as secretary for United Way of Stillwater.
Brother Warren received his Blue Lodge degrees from Mt. Zion Lodge #6, Springfield, SD in 1975. When that lodge closed, he transferred to Bon Homme Lodge #101, Tyndall, SD. He, his wife Mary Lee (married in 1963), and their two boys, Brian and Scott, moved to Stillwater in 1977, and he transferred his membership to Frontier Lodge #48. There, he served as Chaplain for 2 years. He has also served as temporary Treasurer and Secretary and participated in the Short Talk Competition. He has been elected Junior Warden, Senior Warden, and Worshipful Master (2016). He is also a 32° Scottish Rite Mason and a member of York Rite, where he is Illustrious Master in Stillwater Council #50, Captain of the Host in Stillwater Chapter #14, and member of St. John’s Commandery #8. He also holds dual membership with Cimarron Valley (Drumright) Commandery. He is a member of the Oklahoma Lodge of Research, the Scottish Rite Research Society, AMD, and has been elected to the Masonic Society of Æthelstan.