|Bro. Frank J. Kautz, II, West Shore Lodge No. 681, Camp Hill, received the Distinguished Service Medal, also known as the Joseph Warren Medal, from the Grand Lodge of Massachusetts for his service to Freemasonry in that state on June 7, 2010. He received the honor from R.W. Bro. Richard Maggio, District Deputy Grand Master of the 13th Masonic District, with the assistance of R.W. Bro. Ernest A. Pearstein, past Junior Grand Warden of Massachusetts and the current Director of the Grand Lodge Service Committee, on behalf of M.W. Grand Master of Masons in Massachusetts, William Pageau. Family members surprised him by attending the open ceremony, along with many of his brethren and their wives. He is pictured with his proud father, Bro. and Dr. William D. Kautz, P.M., West Shore Lodge No. 681.|
Bro. Pierre Hans Rausch,
P.M., W.M., with Bro. Paul W.
|On June 29, 2010, Paul W. Hadermann, P.M., celebrated
his 100th birthday with friends, family and brethren, highlighted
by the presentation of his 60-Year Service Award. He received
the honor from Bros. Pierre Hans Rausch, P.M., W.M., and
Erwin Stielow, P.M., Secretary of Hermann-Humboldt Lodge
No. 125, Warminster. The "oldest German-speaking lodge" in
the United States, it celebrates its 200th Anniversary in 2011.
At his centennial celebration, Bro. Hadermann sang along
to German songs accompanied by accordion music, enjoyed a
celebratory toast and received personal greetings and cards.
Bro. Hadermann was initiated in 1949 and served as Master
of the lodge in 1953. Rumor has it he still bowls a mean game|
|On Sept. 2, 2010, Bro. David Williams, then-
W.M., Pollock Lodge No. 502, Tarentum, planned the
presentation of the Lewis Jewel to honor the fathers and
sons of the lodge. Bro. Paul J. Roup, District Deputy
Grand Master for the 54th Masonic District, Bro.
Williams and the fathers presented the Lewis Jewels
to the sons. After the presentations, the brethren
reminisced about their fathers and their experiences
and fond memories in Freemasonry.|
|Front row, left-right: Bros. Charles F. Korman, Jr., P.M.; Charles F. Korman, Sr., P.M.; Glenn L. McGinn;
S. Hartley Johnston, Jr.; Timothy K. McCutcheon, Sr.; Timothy K. McCutcheon, Jr.; Kenneth M. Gulick;
and Kenneth T. Gulick. Back row, left-right: Bros. Paul J. Roup, D.D.G.M.; Kenneth V. Shoop, Sr.; John
H. Williams, Jr.; David H. Williams, W.M.; John C. Williams; David S. Williams; Robert B. Ruff, of Valley
Lodge No. 613; and William T. Salsbury. Not Pictured: Bros. James W. Anderson II, P.M., and Kenneth V.
Shoop, Jr. Posthumously Presented: Bro. James R. Thompson|
|Bro. Norman P. Rowe, 33°,
received the Century Award for conferring 100 Master Mason Degrees on July 26, 2010, at Tennis Lodge No. 371, Thompsontown.
Left-right: Bros. Orvis E. Rowles, Jr., W.M., Rick
L. Ward, S.W., Norman P. Rowe, Robert G. Shipp
III, J.W., all of Tennis Lodge No. 371; and Gregory
L. Latchford, District Deputy Grand Master for the
19th Masonic District
|Bro. Paul M. Dreibelbis received the
years of age
from Bro. Sean
S. Schibik, W.M.,
Lodge No. 45, Pittsburgh, after the lodge's
stated meeting on Sept. 29, 2010, exactly two
weeks after his actual birthday. A retired City
of Pittsburgh school teacher, Bro. Dreibelbis
was initiated on Oct. 20, 1954.|