Article by R ∴ W ∴ Brother David A. Rich, DDGM, District 8
Burns Lodge No. 66 in Littleton is proud to announce the Sullivan award in Bronze for their valuable member David Evans-Brown. David was nominated for this award because of his commitment, dedication, and passion for not only his Lodge but for Masonry as a whole. David displayed these virtues time and time again through some very tough times in the history of Burns lodge. David’s passion was contagious and spilled over to other members who have saved this Lodge. Burns Lodge is meeting at the Elks club in Littleton and requires setting up before every meeting. David is often the first member to show up and have the lodge all set up. This does not sound like much of a task but let’s mention that David lives in Marlboro, MA. He travels to Littleton and never misses a meeting. David has taken on the role of Junior Warden and although some Florida ritual manages to get mixed in, he does a great job as an officer.
When David’s award was approved by M ∴ W ∴ Brother John E. Lobdell, the planning began as to when and where the award would be presented. The Grand Master then proposed the idea of issuing this award at the Annual Meeting of Grand Lodge. The award was given with the Grand Master of Massachusetts in attendance as Massachusetts is a jurisdiction that David is affiliated with. David is also a Past Master and then served 10 years as Secretary of Fort Pierce Lodge No. 87 in Fort Pierce, Florida. David is a 53-year Masonic veteran and was Raised in Burns Lodge in 1966 and we are so thankful that chooses to be active here now. For all his efforts, David has also received the Mason of the Year award in 2018 for the 8th Masonic District at our annual John Baker Night. We thank David for practicing his Masonry here in New Hampshire and being a valuable part of Burns Lodge!