Sunday, March 7, 2010

Excelsior Lodge Hiram Award

For the first time in the history of Excelsior Lodge, a Hiram Award was made. And it could not have been presented to a more deserving brother - Past Master Richard McGinnis.

Patty and I were pleased to attend, and I had the pleasure of assisting with the presentation. Dick and Bonnie were most appreciative of the friends, brothers and sisters that took time out on a Sunday afternoon to drop by and give them best wishes.

Dick was raised to the sublime degree of a Master Mason in 1985 - by his son! Since then, he has dug right in and is most active in Scottish Rite, York Rite and Shrine. He is an excellent ritualist and has taken many rolls in Excelsior Lodge as well as Scottish Rite degrees.

In his comments, WB Dick admitted to only one regret in his Masonic career - that it did not start earlier. How many times have we heard that?

Congratulations, Dick and Bonnie. Take the rest of the night off and enjoy the honor!