Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Mound Lodge Awards Dinner

I was reminded again last night of the privilege and true pleasure that is mine, serving as Grand Master of Minnesota Masons. Mound lodge had their annual awards dinner (the food there is TERRIFIC. Go sometime, if you can!) where longevity awards were made for 25, 30, 35, 40, 45, 50, 55 and even 60 years as a member of the world's oldest and largest fraternity.

Receiving longevity awards were a past District Representative, a Past Potentate and Evert Ohrt, who traveled with his wife, daughter and son-in-law from his current home in Florida to receive this award. He, and each of the recipients, spoke from the heart of their affection and dedication to the Craft, and to Mound Lodge, of which each was rightfully proud.

I had the chance at supper to talk with a visitor to Mound Lodge, a young man who was there with his wife and infant daughter. He is interested in becoming a Mason. I did see him with that very nice blue tri-fold petition...

Congratulations to Worshipful Master Dean Dorholt, who also serves as a District Representative, and to his brother, Brother Lee Dorholt, who was Master of Ceremonies last night and serves as the Metro West Area Deputy. They did a very nice job coordinating this event.

Special thanks to the District Representative who serves Mound Lodge for a great job. Thank you, Daryl Berg!

Hold on. ..... Just a minute .... Let me check something.....

I have just confirmed with my online sources that it is DAYTON Berg. Thanks, DAYTON. Sorry for the confusion.