The Franklin Medal

Benjamin Frankling Medal

The Pennsylvania Franklin Medal was created in 1979 to honor distinguished Master Masons for their outstanding service to the Craft in general and Pennsylvania in particular. It has been awarded sparingly since then, maintaining very high standards for its presentation, and including among its recipients some of the most renowned Freemasons of our time. It is worn with Masonic regalia on formal occasions.

The medal bears the likeness of Brother Benjamin Franklin, Grand Master of the Provincial Grand Lodge of Pennsylvania in 1734 and in 1749. The work of sculptor Donald DeLue, this rendition appears on the front of the solid gold medal, which is suitably engraved for the recipient on the reverse side, and attached to a purple and gold neck ribbon.

“Adopted at the Quarterly Communication of the Grand Lodge of Pennsylvania, held at Philadelphia, March 7, 1979, Walter P. Wells, R. W. Grand Master, presiding.”

RESOLUTION for the Creation of the Pennsylvania Franklin Medal For Presentation to Distinguished Masons

WHEREAS, Grand Lodges have from time to time honored distinguished members of the Craft by the presentation of medals created for that purpose and/or by electing them as honorary members of the Grand Lodge; and

WHEREAS, the Grand Lodge of Pennsylvania has by its Constitution provided for the special election of honorary members but has not created a medal for presentation to distinguished Masons; and

WHEREAS, the Grand Lodge Officers look with favor upon the creation and presentation of such a medal to those who have rendered outstanding service to Freemasonry in general or to this Grand Lodge in particular; and

WHEREAS, Brother Benjamin Franklin served the then Grand Lodge of Pennsylvania as Grand Master in 1734 and again in 1749 and served his country with honor and distinction to himself and the Craft, it is deemed just and fitting to name the medal in his honor; and

WHEREAS, this matter has been submitted to the Committee on Finance and the monetary requisites have been approved by it;

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED:

1. That a Pennsylvania Franklin Medal be created for presentation to distinguished Masons;

2. That the recipients of such medal shall be chosen by the Right Worshipful Grand Master, Right Worshipful Deputy Grand Master, Right Worshipful Senior Grand Warden and Right Worshipful Junior Grand Warden, then serving in such capacities; the recipients , if not a member of this Grand Lodge, to be elected to honorary membership in accordance with the Ahiman Rezon;

3. That seventeen (17) such medals be struck initially and the Grand Secretary and Grand Treasurer shall make available from current operating funds the sum of Seven Thousand Dollars ($7,000.00) to meet the costs of same.

1979

W. LeRoy McKinley, R.W.P.G.M.
Earl F. Herold, R.W.P.G.M.
Robert E. Deyoe, R.W.P.G.M.
John K. Young, R.W.P.G.M.
Hiram P. Ball, R.W.P.G.M.
W. Orville Kimmel, R.W.P.G.M.
Rochester B. Woodall, R.W.P.G.M.
John L. McCain, R.W.P.G.M.
Stanley F. Maxwell, M.W.P.G.M., Massachusetts; Sovereign Grand Commander, Ancient Accepted Scottish Rite, Northern Masonic Jurisdiction

1982

Arthur T. Moore, Assistant to the Grand Master, retired in 1976

1983

Theodore K. Warner, Jr., Past Master Joseph H. Brown Lodge No. 751 for long-time service to the Committee on Masonic Homes

1984

Samuel C. Williamson, R.W.P.G.M.

1985

Joseph E. Trate, R.W.P.G.M.
Arthur R. Diamond, Grand Treasurer
Joseph M. Shanholtz, jeweler for Grand Lodge

1986

Robert E. Woodside, Jr., Past Master of Lodge No. 364

1987

George N. Holmes, Grand Marshal

1988

Carl W. Stenberg, Jr., R.W.P.G.M.
Charles F. Greevy, Deputy for Pennsylvania, Ancient Accepted Scottish Rite, Northern Masonic Jurisdiction

1989

William A. Carpenter, R.W.P.G.M.

1990

Arthur J. Kurtz, R.W.P.G.M.

1991

Francis G. Paul, Sovereign Grand Commander, Ancient Accepted Scottish Rite, Northern Masonic Jurisdiction

1992

W. Scott Stoner, R.W.P.G.M.
John W. Dean, III, Imperial Potentate of the Shrine of North America

1993

William H. Thornley, Jr., Most Eminent Grand Master of Grand Encampment Knights Templar of the United States
Marvin E. Fowler, M.W.P.G.M. of the District of Columbia; Provincial Grand Master of The Royal Order of Scotland

1994

Burton E. Ravellette, Jr., Imperial Potentate of the Shrine of North America
Robert O. Ralston, Sovereign Grand Commander, Ancient Accepted Scottish Rite, Northern Masonic Jurisdiction
Edward H. Fowler, Jr., R.W.P.G.M.

1995

George H. Hohenshildt, R.W.P.G.M.

1996

Thomas W. Jackson, Grand Secretary

1998

Jack H. Jones, Imperial Recorder, Imperial Shrine

1999

Blaine F. Fabian, Editor of the Pennsylvania Freemason
James L. Ernette, R.W.P.G.M.
Edward O. Weisser, R.W.P.G.M.

2000

C. DeForrest Trexler, P.D.D.G.M., Grand Treasurer General and Deputy for Pennsylvania of the Ancient Accepted Scottish Rite, Northern Masonic Jurisdiction
Carl R. Flohr, Past Master, George Washington Lodge No.143 for long-time service to the Committee on Masonic Homes
Marvin G. Speicher, Grand Treasurer

2001

Nat Granstein, Right Worshipful Assistant Grand Master of the Grande Loge Nationale Francaise
Robert L. Dluge, Jr., R.W.P.G.M.
Richard E. Fletcher, M.W.P.G.M. – Vermont, and Executive Secretary of the Masonic Service Association

2003

Marvin A. Cunningham, Sr., R.W.P.G.M.

2005

William Slater II, R.W.P.G.M.
Donald L. Albert, R.W.P.G.S.
Joseph E. Murphy, Executive Director and CEO, Masonic Villages
Rev. Dr. Charles H. Lacquement, Grand Chaplain, Retired Director of Spiritual Services for the Masonic Homes at Elizabethtown
Dr. Elvin G. Warfel, Professor Emeritus of Education and Human Services, Lehigh University, for devoted service to Masonic Education.

2007

Daniel J. Hinds, Superintendent of the Masonic Temple and Aide to the R. W. Grand Master
Gerald D. Wagner, Methodist Minister and Grand Chaplain of the Grand Lodge for more than 25 years.
Ronald A. Aungst, Sr., R.W.P.G.M.

2008

Kim W. Jeffreys, P.D.D.G.M., Member of the Committee on Masonic Homes, Pa. Masonic Youth Foundation Board of Directors and Aide to the Grand Master.

2009

William D. Hartman, Grand Chaplain
Mark A. Haines, R.W.G.S.
Stephen Gardner, R.W.P.G.M.
Larry A. Buzzard, Director of the Ritualistic Work, Grand Lodge of Pennsylvania
Jeffrey W. Coy, R.W.G.T.

2010

Ernest Borgnine, Hollywood Lodge No. 355, California, Actor, Entertainer, Humanitarian

2011

Thomas K. Sturgeon, R.W.P.G.M.

2013

Thomas R. Labagh, Executive Director, Pennsylvania Masonic Youth Foundation
Robert D. Springer, Lt. General USAF (Ret.)
Thomas C. Librandi, former Grand Steward, former Aide to the Grand Master, and Honorary Member of the Grand Lodge
G. Kent Hackney, Past District Deputy Grand Master and Deputy Chief Aide to the Grand Master
Jay W. Smith, R.W.P.G.M.

2015

Robert J. Bateman, R.W.P.G.M.

The Grand Master’s Outstanding Service Medal

Grand Master's Service Medal

The Grand Master’s Outstanding Service Medal is presented to honor Masons who have distinguished themselves through service to their community, Lodge or Grand Lodge. It was established by a Resolution of Grand Lodge, adopted at the Quarterly Communication held on December 5, 2007.

WHEREAS, Pennsylvania Freemasons, working in a Blue Lodge under the Grand Lodge of Pennsylvania, as well as Freemasons of other Jurisdictions of their respective Grand Lodge, who have distinguished themselves to their community, their Blue Lodge and to their respective Grand Lodge; and

WHEREAS, the Grand Lodge of Pennsylvania would like to honor these Brethren who have given their time without recognition of their efforts; and

WHEREAS, the Grand Lodge Officers look with favor upon the creation and presentation of such a medal to those who have rendered outstanding service to Freemasonry and/or their community in general, or their Grand Lodge in particular; and

WHEREAS, the R.W. Grand Master of Pennsylvania has deemed it just and fitting to create a Grand Master’s Outstanding Service Medal; and

WHEREAS, this matter has been submitted to the Committee on Finance and the monetary requisites have been approved by it;

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED:

  1. That a Grand Master’s Outstanding Service Medal be created for presentation to Pennsylvania Freemasons or Freemasons of other Jurisidictions;
  2. That the recipients of such medal shall be chosen by the Right Worshipful Grand Master not to exceed a total of 15 recipients during his term in office;
  3. That an adequate number of medals be struck initially and that the Grand Secretary and Grand Treasurer shall make available from current operating funds an appropriate sum to meet the costs of the same.

(Adopted at the December 5, 2007 Quarterly Communication of Grand Lodge)

December 5, 2007: Jeffrey B. Hodgdon, M.W. Grand Master of the Grand Lodge of Massachusetts
December 27, 2007: Ronald C. Mitchum, M.W. Past Grand Master, Grand Lodge of South Carolina
Allen J. Henninger, P.D.D.G.M., Senior Grand Deacon, La Belle Vallee Lodge No. 232
F. Rick Knepper, P.D.D.G.M., Grand Steward, Cromwell Lodge No. 572
Alfred W. Kotula, Sr., P.D.D.G.M., Assistant Grand Marshal, St. John’s Lodge No. 233
Jon A. Fair, Grand Marshal, Parker City-Allegheny Valley Lodge No. 521
Kenneth W. McClintock, D.D.G.M., 18th Masonic District, Muncy Lodge No. 299
James A. O’Connor, D.D.G.M., 21st Masonic District, State College Lodge No. 700
Richard J. Stemmler, P.D.D.G.M., Loyalhanna Lodge No. 275
Joseph F. Acton, P.D.D.G.M., Henry M. Phillips Lodge No. 337
Thomas R. Reich, P.D.D.G.M., Aide to Grand Master, Elysburg Lodge No. 414
Howard T. Silbaugh, Aide to Grand Master, Westmoreland Lodge No. 518
John G. Richards, Aide to Grand Master, St. John’s Lodge No. 233
Harry B. Rutter, Jr., Controller, Grand Lodge, William L. Elkins Lodge No. 271
John Lawler, Distribution Office, Grand Lodge, Athelstan Lodge No. 482
December 6, 2008: Larry R. Christenson, Thomson Lodge No. 340
Colonel Harris H. Brooks, Lodge No. 126
John E. Goodman, Grand Lodge Organist-East, Greenleaf Lodge No. 561
December 5, 2009: Alvin W. Hollister, P.D.D.G.M., Salem Lodge No. 330
Ralph H. Slider, Sr., D.D.G.M., 10th Masonic District, Greenleaf Lodge No. 561
Raymond W. Unger, Secretary, Pocono Lodge No. 780
January 9, 2010: Charles W. Madden, Oakdale Lodge No. 669
January 16, 2010: William D. Johnston, Crafton Guyasuta Lodge No. 513
Charles M. Brosgol, Centennial Lodge No. 544
January 19, 2010: Leroy E. Krebs, Shrewsbury Lodge No. 423
February 2, 2010: David P. Rihl, Doric Lodge No. 630
Tracy H. Miller, III, Doric Lodge No. 630
June 26, 2010: Raymond E. Foose, Grand Lodge Soloist, Newtown Lodge No. 427
August 7, 2010: Daniel J. Konieczka, P.M., John A. Brashear Lodge No. 743
Lewis R. Rauhecker, P.M., Franklin St. John’s Trinity Lodge No. 221
February 2, 2011 Alexander C. Portellos, P.M., South Hills Lodge No. 761
March 21, 2011 James M. Elliott, Armstrong Lodge No. 239
May 1, 2011 R. Keith Lindie, P.M., Bloss Lodge No. 350
November 19, 2011 Ricky V. Cross, Washington Lodge No. 164
December 7, 2011 Rodney E. Boyce, D.D.G.M., District 30, Westmoreland Lodge No. 518
December 8, 2012: Raymond P. Greiner, P.M., Ephrata Lodge No. 665
Daniel P. Martin, P.M. Distribution Office, Grand Lodge, Athelstan Lodge No. 482
Alvin H. Blitz, Cumberland Star Lodge No. 197
May 21, 2013: Bryan K. Foor, Senior Warden, Mountain Lodge No. 281
October 5, 2013: A. Preston Van Deursen, Grand Chaplain, Ashara-Casiphia Lodge No. 551
Edward J. Stumm, Grand Tyler, Williamson Lodge No. 309
December 27, 2013: Jeffrey M. Wonderling, P.D.D.G.M., King Solomon’s Lodge No. 346
June 21, 2014: William M. Kratzenberg, P.D.D.G.M., Deputy Chief Aide to Grand Master, Plum Creek-Monroeville Lodge No. 799
December 3, 2014: Anthony J. Garvey, former Assistant to the Grand Master & former Aide to the Grand Master, Richard Vaux-Ivanhoe Lodge No. 384
May 18, 2015: Robert J. Slater, Jr., P.M., Junior Warden of Centennial-Lafayette Lodge No. 544
June 20, 2015: Vincent G. Monardo, Deputy Chief Aide to Grand Master, Lodge No. 45
December 2, 2015: Jeffrey S. Green, P.D.D.G.M., Aide to the Grand Master, Lodge No. 751
L. Donald Loos, Jr., Williamson Lodge No. 307
Earl D. Mordan, Jr., P.D.D.G.M., Lodge No. 265
December 28, 2015: D. William Roberts, P.D.D.G.M., Doric Lodge No. 630

The Wanamaker Medal

The John Wanamaker Masonic Humanitarian Medal was created by resolution of the Grand Lodge of Pennsylvania at the December Quarterly Communication of 1993, under the leadership of then Grand Master Edward H. Fowler. It is to be awarded to a person (male or female) who, being a non-Mason, supports the ideals and philosophy of the Masonic Fraternity.

John Wanamaker was an outstanding public-spirited citizen and a lover of all people who devoted his life to doing good. The recipient of this medal is one who personifies these high ideals. The award is made at the discretion of the R. W. Grand Master.

The medal has been presented sparingly to maintain the great prestige associated with an award created by resolution of the Grand Lodge, the others being the Franklin Medal for Distinguished Masonic Service and the Thomson Award for Saving a Human Life.

220px-John_WanamakerInternationally known as a merchant, John Wanamaker was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in 1838. Little is known of his early life, but after a few years as secretary of the Philadelphia Young Men’s Christian Association, he and his new brother-in-law, Nathan Brown, opened a men’s clothing store called “Oak Hall” in 1861.

In 1869, a year after Brown’s death, Wanamaker opened the more fashionable John Wanamaker & Company. He turned this store over to his brothers to manage, and in 1876, in time for the National Centennial, he opened the “Grand Depot,” a huge dry goods and men’s clothing store located in a former Pennsylvania Railroad depot. Unable to attract other merchants to open shop under his roof, in 1877 he opened a number of “specialty shops” that flourished after a year.

He expanded into New York City in 1896 and continued enlarging his innovative “department” stores. He advertised effectively in newspapers and implemented a money-back customer guarantee.

A devout Presbyterian, he founded the Bethany Sunday School (1858), and supported temperance and the Pennsylvania Blue Laws. An enthusiastic Republican, he was unsuccessful in his bid for various political offices. However, as a reward for his support of Benjamin Harrison, he was made Postmaster General of the United States in 1889 and created several improvements, including the introduction of the Parcel Post system.

He was patriotic even to the detriment of his own business. He required military drill of his male clerks and offered to release them for service during the Spanish-American War and the First World War. But he truly cared about his labor force. To help his workers improve themselves, he provided business classes and benefits for his employees.

Masonically, he was made a Mason-At-Sight with two other candidates, (John L. Kinsey and Rabbi Joseph Krauskopf) by virtue of the presence of Right Worshipful Grand Master William J. Kelly, in an Emergent Grand Lodge, held March 30, 1898, at the age of 62. Being a Mason-At-Sight meant that he did not belong to a Lodge, and many solicited for his affiliation. On January 9, 1900, he elected to become a member of Friendship Lodge No. 400 in Jenkintown, Pennsylvania, then a predominantly rural community. He was elected Senior Warden, and the following year served as Worshipful Master of this Lodge.

Bro. Wanamaker belonged to no other fraternal society. He did become enthusiastically involved in many of the affiliated bodies of Freemasonry and received the Thirty-Third Degree in the Ancient Accepted Scottish Rite, but he always regarded the first three degrees of Freemasonry as not only fundamental, but essential in the understanding of Masonic beliefs and the reason for the existence of the Craft.

He was appointed to serve the Grand Lodge as Chairman of the Library Committee by R.W. Grand Master James W. Brown, and was largely responsible for the phenomenal growth of the collection at the inception of the Library. Using his own personal wealth, he gathered together books, letters, and artwork which pertained to the history and moral teachings of Freemasonry. While serving in that position he donated a copy of William Joseph Williams’ portrait of George Washington in Masonic regalia, painted in 1794 at the request of Alexandria (Virginia) Lodge No. 22. By the end of his tenure as Chairman, the Library had over 17,000 volumes, and over 7,400 works of art and Masonic relics.

His Masonic character was intimately tied to his business practice, summed up in the memorial tablet surmounting the Wanamaker Store on the celebration of its Completion Day, June 11, 1910, and duplicated on a ceremonial medal at the Diamond Jubilee of his business career in 1921, as follows:

“Let those who follow me continue to build with the plumb of Honor, the level of Truth, and the Square of Integrity, Education, Courtesy and Mutuality.”

He died on December 12, 1922.

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The Thomson Cup

Thomson Cup

Officially titled “The Grand Lodge of Pennsylvania Thomson Award for Saving A Human Life,” it is presented by the Right Worshipful Grand Master to a member of the fraternity who was primarily responsible for saving the life of a fellow human being.

It bears a unique emblem which combines the square and compasses, the first aid cross, and the keystone, thematically portraying the themes of Brotherly Love, Relief and Truth. This emblem is joined with the seal of the Grand Lodge of Pennsylvania by a cabletow, the age-old symbol of the distance a Mason is to go in service to his fellow man.

thomsontopThe Award is named for Brother John Thomson, a Past Master of Lodge No. 51, Philadelphia, who served as Right Worshipful Grand Master in 1861-1862. A common man with little schooling, he developed a respected trade as a cooper, learning the intricacies of barrel and tub construction from an apprenticeship with his father. Lack of formal education was no hindrance to him, for he became a very successful businessman and leader in Philadelphia.

John Thomson’s long record of service to the Craft is unmatched by any other man in the history of the Grand Lodge.

Born in 1799, he was proud of the fact that he was, for four months of his infancy, contemporary to that illustrious Brother and First President of our Nation, George Washington. He petitioned for membership on the twenty-second day of March 1827, and was entered into the Fraternity by the officers of Lodge No. 51 during the height of the Anti-Masonic period.

During his Masonic career, Brother Thomson met in three different Masonic Halls owned by the Grand Lodge and was well acquainted with the financing and details of the construction of the Temple at One North Broad Street that we now enjoy. Throughout his 63-year tenure of membership, he served as a Lodge officer for 26 years, and a Grand Lodge officer for 30 years. In fact, Brother Thomson was the only individual to ever serve in all six elected offices of the Grand Lodge:

Grand Treasurer from 1842 to 1853
Junior Grand Warden in 1856 and 1857
Senior Grand Warden in 1858 and 1859
Deputy Grand Master in 1859 and 1860
Grand Master in 1861 and 1862
Grand Secretary from 1867-1880

Brother Thomson’s incomparable Masonic record of service might well have been enough to warrant the distinction of attaching his name to this award, but a singular incident in his life deserves particular notice: he was “publicly acclaimed” and cited by the Humane Society of Philadelphia for saving several persons from drowning in the Delaware River.

Four of Thomson’s sons also were members of Lodge No. 51, one of whom provided this personal recollection, which is on file in the archives of the Grand Lodge:

“Born August 14th, 1799, Penn St. and Lombard in the old City limits. Learned the trade of Oak Cooper which he afterwards conducted successfully. His occupation, requiring his presence on the wharves, frequently gave him many opportunities to rescue persons from drowning who had been misfortunate enough to fall in the docks, and for these services the Humane Society presented him with a Silver Cup”

We don’t know what this silver cup might have looked like. The cup he received is not presently in the archives of the Grand Lodge. It may be presumed to have been shaped like a two-handled loving cup, the form of the traditional trophy cup still used today when bestowing distinction and honor.

The only other record of this award to him was reported as the presentation of a silver medal, rather than a cup, but this was in a printed Memorial Address, delivered by a Past Master in Lodge No. 51, on December 26, 1889, two months following his decease. We accept the son’s account as more accurate, owing to his intimate knowledge of the possessions of his father.

It may be coincidence, or even, perhaps, providence, that the word for his occupation, cooper, is derived from the Latin root cupa, meaning, cup.

In commemoration of Brother John Thomson’s unselfish acts of service, we present this silver cup to celebrate a response to the call of Masonic duty by hastening to the rescue, and saving a human life.

A letter explaining the circumstances may be addressed to the Grand Lodge Officers (RWGM, RWDGM, RWSGW, RWJGW, RWGT and RWGS – all the positions in which Brother Thomson served) and sent through the District Deputy Grand Master, in accordance with Masonic Protocol, to the Grand Secretary’s Office. The recommendation will be referred to a review committee for investigation.

Each nomination must be carefully investigated and documented. The committee will look for evidence that the incident involved the actual saving of a life from certain death, that the nominee was primarily responsible for saving a life, and that this was a case of SAVING a human life, rather than protecting it. Videotape, photographs, and written statements by multiple eyewitnesses, or reports filed by police, insurance or emergency personnel are the best evidence for these purposes. The incident must have occurred after December 8, 2000, when the Award was created by Resolution of the Grand Lodge. The nominee must have been acting outside the line of his duty as a professional or volunteer in the field of health, human services or safety.

The committee is charged with granting the award only in cases of absolute certainty that the incident represents action worthy of the special recognition this prestigious award brings. The committee will ask for additional information if necessary, and will ultimately make a recommendation to the Grand Lodge Officers as to the merits of the nomination. Because of the singularity of this award, each selection will be held to the highest standard anticipated when the award was created. All inquiries and correspondence must go through the District Deputy Grand Master.

The Thomson Award was designed by direction of Brother Robert L. Dluge, Jr., Right Worshipful Grand Master, 2000-2001. It was formally adopted by resolution in Grand Lodge on December 8, 2000. It is a sterling silver cup, handcrafted by Wendell August Forge of Grove City, Pennsylvania.
Name Lodge Date Presented by:
Michael A. Dickey, Jr. William H. Miller Lodge No. 769 December 8, 2000 Robert L. Dluge, Jr., RWGM
James S. Grady, Jr. William H. Miller Lodge No. 769 December 8, 2000 Robert L. Dluge, Jr., RWGM
Ronald A. Marsico William H. Miller Lodge No. 769 December 8, 2000 Robert L. Dluge, Jr., RWGM
Nelson S. Wehler, Sr. Hebron Lodge No. 465 June 2, 2004 William Slater II, RWGM
Mark A. Muzzana Butler Lodge No 272 December 7, 2005 William Slater II, RWGM
David L. Reiner, D.D.G.M. Eureka Lodge No. 404 December 7, 2005 William Slater II, RWGM
Paul E. Greiner Oasis Lodge No. 416 June 21, 2008 Stephen Gardner, RWGM
Scott D. Steva Oasis Lodge No. 416 June 21, 2008 Stephen Gardner, RWGM
Charles D. McHenry Doylestown Lodge No. 245 December 6, 2008 Stephen Gardner, RWGM
Ronald D. Goodman Brownstone Lodge No. 666 December 6, 2008 Stephen Gardner, RWGM
Monroe S. Myers Eureka Lodge No. 404 December 5, 2009 Stephen Gardner, RWGM
Nathan W. Fisher Eureka Lodge No. 404 December 5, 2009 Stephen Gardner, RWGM
Eric H. Sowers Kedron Lodge No. 389 December 27, 2011 Thomas K. Sturgeon, RWGM
Shawn R. Hill Lodge of the Craft/Westminster Lodge No. 433 September 16, 2014 Robert J. Bateman, RWGM
Douglas D. Quinn Perseverance Lodge No. 21 November 4, 2015 Robert J. Bateman, RWGM