At our Stated Meeting on August 3, 2015, we celebrated (with the help of WB William J. Reagin), the 50 year Award of Gold presented to WB Charles W. Leffler, who was accompanied by his Wife Connie and family members. We were honored to present this to Charlie, as he has been a tremendous asset to the Lodge over the years, and indeed- to Freemasonry as a whole. Charlie was Initiated August 18, 1964; Passed on October 20, 1964; and Raised to the Sublime degree of a Master Mason on October 31, 1964. WB Leffler served as Worshipful Master of Jackson Lodge #146 F & A.M. in 2004.
Dale “Whitey” Burgan even got in on the action, and presented a 50 year hat to Brother Leffler.
May the Grand Architect richly bless Charles, Jeff, and Whitey as they continue their Masonic walks.
Please enjoy the following pictures.
Senior Deacon Dembeck escorting WB Leffler West of the Altar.
WB Brothers William J. Reagin and Charles W. Leffler. Jeff came up with Charlie from Florida to present the Award of Gold!
WB Leffler and Wife Connie.
WB Reagin presenting the Award of Gold, given to 50 year members.
Connie assisting Jeff in the presentation.
WB Leffler’s wife Connie, pinning the Award of Gold to the lapel of his jacket. Indeed, a moment that nearly every Mason hopes to one day achieve- 50 years in the Fraternity!
WB Reagin with some closing words.
WM Jonny D. Lanier- fulfilling his duties as Master, and presenting the Official Certificate to WB Leffler. Jackson Lodge #146 is proud of YOU Charlie, and happy to count you among our own.
How many times have we all stood West of the Altar? It is always a thought provoking experience, and usually a proud place to occupy.
WB Dale Burgan greeting Brother Leffler West of the Altar.
WM Lanier reading a heartfelt message to the two old friends!
WB Dale Hobart “Whitey” Burgan proudly presenting Charlie’s 50 year hat to him. We are sure he will wear it with pride.