The Golden Trowel Award

The Golden Trowel Award is an exciting means for Lodges to recognize and honor distinguished members with an official award from the Grand Lodge of Texas.

The Golden Trowel is the Lodge’s formal recognition of a Brother for his devoted service to Masonic principles in general or to his Lodge. It is intended for the Brother who, year after year, quietly, but actively demonstrates his devotion to the teachings of Masonry without thought of recognition or special honors. Every Lodge has such members. They spread the living cement that builds our Fraternity into a true Brotherhood.

You will find them at labor in the kitchens, on the work committees, in public office, on community projects, in service clubs, heavily involved in their church activities, and in schools – anywhere that a true and steady hand of assistance is needed.

It is to those Master Craftsmen that the Golden Trowel Award is designated as the highest Award a Lodge can bestow upon an individual member.

Pine Tree Lodge Golden Trowel Award Recipients

 2021 – Daniel Flanagan 

 2020 – Robert Fletcher

 2019 – Grover Bryson

 2018 – Phillip P. Smith

 2017- Mike O’Rear

 2016 – Charlie Alread

 2015 – Bill Wyatt

 2014 – Jim Rumsey
 2013 – David E. Whitfield
 2012 – Rusty Roberts (Photos)
 2011 – Weldon Pittman Sr. (Photos)
 2010 – Chuck Rue
 2009 – David Sims (Photos)
 2008 – John Abernathy (Photos)
 2006 – John Douglas Jett
 2005 – Alvin C. Gober, Jr.
 2004 – Don Ellis
 2002 – Don Goodson
 1997 – Thomas Whitehead
 1997 – Kenneth Ray Jackson
 1996 – Jack Anderson
 1995 – Art Dunnavant
 1995 – Joseph C. Faulk
 1993 – Esker J. Richardson
 1993 – Sherman D. Stephens
 1992 – William C. Fields
 1991 – Robert J. Friday
 1990 – Curtis Appleby, Sr.

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