Volume LVIIIFebruary 2011Number 1


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. Hadermann, P.M.
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 Grand Lodge Certificate for attaining 100 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.

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