Jerusalem No 9 was given the distinct honor of presenting a member of Howard Lodge No 93 of the Grand Lodge of Indiana with his 50 year service certificate and pin. Brother John Will Bridwell lives in Henderson, but belongs to Howard Lodge No 93 in Kokomo Indiana. He was able to attend our meeting on June 25, 2012, where he was presented with his service awards during our business meeting.
It took a few months to get with brother Bridwell, but it was well worth the wait. He was able to partake in a fine meal prepared by Bryce Hazelwood in honor of St. John. After the meal we opened lodge, conducted some business, presented his service award, then went to refreshment to open on the entered apprentice for five brothers to show proficiency. It was a great night in masonry.
A good time was had by all. We have scheduled a fellowcraft degree for our each of our two meetings in July for those five proficient entered apprentices.
Below is a picture of W.M. Steve Hall presenting brother John W. Bridwell with his service awards.