|GRAND LODGE MASONIC SERVICE EMBLEMS|
The Grand Lodge of Pennsylvania recognizes members who have given significant Masonic service for many years. Special pins are awarded at 25, 50 and 75 years, and certificates for 60 and 70-year milestones.
Twenty-five year pins are awarded by the Lodge Secretary any time during the year in which a member celebrates this significant anniversary of membership. The Worshipful Master MAY use the 25-Year Pin Presentation ceremony, posted below, at his discretion.
By resolution of the Grand Lodge adopted at the Quarterly Communication, held June 5, 1940, a member of a Lodge in this Jurisdiction who has been a Master Mason in good standing for fifty years, or more, is eligible to receive a Grand Lodge Fifty-Year Masonic Service Emblem. By decision of the R. W. Grand Master, January 10, 2007, additional service award levels of 60, 70 and 75-years may also be awarded. The 75-year award shall be known as the Diamond Jubilee Award.
The date of initiation, whether in the Lodge of which he is presently a member or in some other Lodge in this or any Jurisdiction recognized by the Grand Lodge of Pennsylvania, is to be used in determining the completion of his fifty or more years in good Masonic standing.
If a Brother resigns from a Lodge to affiliate with another; he is still in good Masonic standing. Therefore, the period during which he was not affiliated with a Pennsylvania Lodge should be included in the fifty or more years.
Any period during which a Brother may have been suspended must not be counted as part of the fifty years, UNLESS the suspension was for not more than one year, in which case the period of his suspension should not be deducted.
REQUESTS FOR EMBLEMS
If a member feels he is eligible for one of these awards he may request it through his Lodge Secretary, although the records are usually reviewed automatically at the beginning of each year. When a member becomes eligible for a 50-Year Masonic Service Emblem, a 60 or 70-year award, or the Diamond Jubilee Award, the Lodge Secretary will request these items from the Grand Secretary's office, in writing, at least 30-days in advance of the anticipated presentation date.
A special ceremony has been created for the presentation of Fifty-Year Emblems and for the Diamond Jubilee Award. These ceremonies will be conducted by the R. W. Grand Master, by the District Deputy Grand Master in his absence, or by a designated brother, on behalf of the Grand Master.
CEREMONIES FOR PRESENTATION OF SERVICE AWARDS