As our Grand Master was in England participating in the 300th anniversary of the United Grand Lodge of England, the Deputy Grand Master and other Grand Lodge Officers braved the torrential rain and traveled to the North Country to participate in a Veteran’s and Special Ladies Program for North Star Lodge No. 8 in Lancaster. The event was held across the street from the Lodge at J.L. Sullivan’s Irish Pub and started with a delicious meal. During the lunch you could hear good conversations around the room as people caught up with old friends and made some new ones. The Special Ladies of the Lodge were all introduced, recognized and given a nice gift from the Lodge.
The Master, Worshipful Brother Paul Bouchard, and the Deputy Grand Master, Right Worshipful Brother Ken Clay, appropriately recognized all the Masonic Veterans of the Lodge and the members talked about their individual long service to the Lodge and the greater Lancaster community.
The day was capped off by the two of them awarding the Community Builder’s Award to Ms. Gerrie Scott. Gerrie has spent her life giving back to the people of the Lancaster area. Whether dressed up as a hula-hooping golf ball named Jingle the Clown or helping literally hundreds of families going through difficult times or with every day life. After a drastic change in her own health she said: “The chance to help others is what drove me to get better.” We congratulate Gerrie for her accomplishments and thank her for her unselfish giving to her family, her friends, her town and to total strangers. She has truly made a difference.