Robert L. Dluge, Jr., R.W. Grand Master, presented the Pennsylvania Franklin Medal to Marvin G. Speicher, the R.W. Grand Treasurer, during the Quarterly Communication of the Grand Lodge of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia on Dec. 8. Bro. Speicher was made a Mason in Williamson Lodge No. 307, Womelsdorf, in 1967 and served as its Worshipful Master in 1976. He served as the 60th Masonic District Deputy Grand Master from 1978 to 1988.
He was elected and installed R.W. Grand Treasurer on June 7, 1989, succeeding the late Arthur T. Diamond, who retired after serving 22 years. From 1981 until he became Grand Treasurer, Bro. Speicher was a member of the Grand Lodge Sub-Committee on Audits. Presently, he chairs the Masonic Homes Financial Sub-Committee.
Bro. Speicher is widely known throughout the Family of Freemasonry and is very active in many of the appendant and allied bodies.
He is a member of Reading Royal Arch Chapter No. 152; Creigh Council No. 16, Royal and Select Masters; and Reading Commandery No. 9, Reading. He is a Past Sovereign of Constantine Conclave of the Red Cross of Constantine, Reading, and presently is the Intendant General, Pennsylvania Eastern of the United Grand Imperial Council. He is a Past Master and Past Secretary of Excelsior Mark Lodge No. 216, Philadelphia; Past Governor and Associate Regent of Liberty Bell York Rite College No. 136, Philadelphia; and he serves on the Committee on Finance of the Grand Holy Royal Arch Chapter of Pennsylvania.
He was coroneted a Sovereign Grand Inspector General, 33º, Honorary Member of the Supreme Council, Ancient Accepted Scottish Rite, in Indianapolis in 1991. He is a member of the four bodies in the Valley of Reading, A.A.S.R., where he served as Thrice Potent Master of Reading Lodge of Perfection in 1991-92.
Bro. Speicher is a member of Rajah Temple, A.A.O.N.M.S., and of Rajah Shrine Club and Lebanon County Shrine Club. He is a charter member of Rajah Shrine Past Masters Club and Apato Teocali No. 63, Order of Quetzalcotl, Reading.
In addition, he is a member of the Royal Order of Scotland. He was inducted along with his fellow Grand Lodge Officers as an honorary member of Franklin Chapter of the Acacia Fraternity at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia. He is a charter member of two High Twelve Clubs: Pennsylvania Masonic Homes High Twelve Club No. 629, Elizabethtown, and Fellowship High Twelve Club No. 669, Reading.
Bro. Speicher is a Certified Public Accountant and Senior Partner of the accounting firm of Schulze, Speicher and Company. He is a member of the Regional Board of Directors of First Union Bank, formerly Core States.
He was born in Stouchsburg, the son of Bro. Earl J. and Myrl Mary (Showers) Speicher, but resided practically all of his life in Robesonia. He is a 1955 graduate of Conrad Weiser High School, Robesonia, and a graduate of the Reading Business Institute, the Cades C.P.A. School, and Gross C.P.A. School.
He and his wife, Shirley, have two sons: Terrance L., and Robert G., and three grandchildren. The Speichers are members of St. Daniel's Evangelical Lutheran Church, Robesonia.
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