Entries by Don Jarrell

Announcing 2016 Community Builder Award Recipient

  This year, the recipient of the Community Builder Award from Hill City Lodge #456 is Richard Bagdonas. Richard reflects several of the best and most noted characteristics of Austin through his work in technology, his commitment to serving the community and his being widely known for his genuinely caring, compassionate approach to life. Please […]

Announcing Leader-Officer Development Training

It is essential that Officers serving the Lodge be, or become, leaders, so it is inherent in the Lodge’s duty to see that every Mason serving as a Leader-Officer, or who wants to serve as an Officer, has every resource, opportunity and assistance to excel with confidence in those positions.  Your principal officers are putting […]

Meaning and History of the Golden Trowel Award

With tonight’s award ceremony of the Golden Trowel Award from Hill City Lodge #456, we wanted to share with all readers the background on this, the highest award that a Lodge can bestow upon a Brother Mason. About the Golden Trowel Award     Since its inception the Golden Trowel Award continues to be an […]

Introducing the 2015 Hill City Lodge Holiday Ornamment

Merry Christmas & Happy Holidays Please think about the wonderful work of the Lodge in your holiday planning. Past Master Philippe Dewailly, who is a master jewelry designer, has hand crafted a beautiful Christmas ornament for our 2015 Holiday Fundraiser.  He has created 2 versions, one in pewter and one in sterling silver.  The cost […]

Charity Committee Is Formed

The Worshipful Master, Philippe Dewaily, has formed a Charity Committee for the upcoming Holiday Season. The committee chairmen are Jason White and Luke Michels. The first planning meeting of the committee was held on Saturday, September 6. The committee voted to have a toy drive for the benefit of “Toys for Tots” and to raise […]

Traveling Gavel Comes to Hill City

On Tuesday, October 9, seventeen Hill City Lodge members visited our wonderful brethren at the T Neal Porter Lodge. it was a great night of fellowship and stated meeting proceedings. In attendance was a visitor from Minnesota, 2 Grand lodge officers, and 17 past masters. PM, Byron Townsend prepared his annual Fried Catfish dinner. During […]