Livingston District District Deputy Grand Master Doug Stanley visited Union Lodge on October 22nd and gave a well-received message from Most Worshipful William Thomas. Our District Deputy Grand Master was also able to extend a hand in congratulating Worshipful Jim Kirkwood on his 40-years of service as a mason. He also assisted Worship Master Corey VanBlarcom in welcoming a visiting brother from Kalispell Lodge #42, Worshipful Master Rich Pettersen. Rich took a moment to enlighten the brothers about the Big Springs Historical Society & Museum.
To recognize important milestones and distinctions in 2015, We held a special awards night on October 8th. It was very well attended, both by our membership and by many guests! We were able to recognize the following brothers’ distinctions: Br. Pete Yendell Distinguished Service Award pin W.∙. Joseph Gallant Past Master’s Apron, certificate & pin We were happy to recognize the following brothers and their milestones: Br. Steven Zukaitis 5 Year certificate & pin Br. Craig Bailey 5 Year certificate & pin Br. Duane Sisson 10 Year certificate & pin Br. Ray Dreimiller 10 Year certificate & pin W.∙. Jamie Treuthart 20 Year certificate & pin Br. Glen Vanbuskirk 25 Year certificate & pin Br. Paul Turk 35 Year certificate & pin Br. Jerry Kleehammer 35 Year certificate & pin W.∙. Jerry Treuthart 40 Year certificate & pin W.∙. Lee Shanks 40 Year certificate & pin Br. Ron Charron 45 Year certificate & pin W.∙. Mike Rapson 45 Year certificate & pin W.∙. Guy Ball 50 Year certificate R.∙. W.∙. Tom Bennett 60 Year certificate, pin and GL 60 Yr Apron And to close out our awards night, Worshipful Master Corey VanBlarcom had the pleasure of bestowing upon R.∙. W.∙. Jim Slocum the honorary title of Secretary Emeritus for his 18 years of service as Union Lodge’s Secretary. It was a great experience and we were happy to be able to share it with so many brothers and guests!