Brethren , At a regular stated meeting held at Aurora Lodge #43 in Newburg W.Va.on February 1, 2013, R. J. Aronhalt received his 50 year service award.
The award was presented by Most Worshipful Gearl G. Raynes, Grand Master of Masons in West Virginia. Also present were Most Worshipful Stephen G. Swank, Past Grand Master, Grand Lecturer and Most Worshipful Kyle L. Cochran, Past Grand Master of West Virginia, Grand Lodge Officers, Deputy Grand Lecturers, District deputy Grand Master, Past Masters,
and over 95 total Masons in attendance. One group came by a charter bus from Pennsylvania.
All present enjoyed a wonderful meal and hospitality.
R.J. is very well know as a traveling man and gets around! He is a regular at most regional Masonic schools as well as being a coach for many brothers and helping with work in several lodges. R. J. has been a District Deputy Grand Master, Grand Senior Deacon, and Grand Pursuivant.
It was a great evening with lots of comments of friendship and brotherly love.
Find enclosed a photo of R . J. Aronhalt and M.W. Grand Master Gearl G. Raynes.
Photo & Story courtesy of Wor. Youngblood
Harold E “Phil” Phillips, Jr, PM
Aurora 43, Newburg, WV