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Secrets of the Chair Program
There is no greater call to duty a brother can answer than accepting the mantle of governance of his lodge. Upon the good recommendations of his brethren and election to the office, the brother accepts his role and sits in the East, governing his lodge with fairness, decorum, and direction. For some brothers, it is their first opportunity to sit in the oriental chair, lead the craft, and be an inspiration for all. For others, the occasion may be a familiar role that they are once again called to perform, yet they do so with a cheerful manner and promise to renew their dedication.
The Secrets of the Chair presentation is designed to be given to a Royal Arch Companion who is recently installed or fairly new in the office of Worshipful Master of his lodge. It is intended to highlight and promote the indelible tie between Craft Masonry and the Royal Arch, serve as a reminder to all that our Companions are still devoted Brothers, and to thank the Worshipful Master for his ongoing service and leadership to his lodge.
|Name of Recipient||Their Lodge||Their Chapter|
|WB Joseph Malatia||Lombard Lodge No. 1098||Keystone Chapter No. 281|
|WB Steve Schenk||Illumination Lodge No. 5||Keystone Chapter No. 281|
|WB Keith Foulk||Morning Star Lodge No. 734||Eureka Chapter No. 98|
|WB Ron Susi||Blackberry Lodge No. 359||Fox River Chapter No. 14|
|WB Robert Kohnke||Bensenville Lodge No. 1159||Keystone Chapter No. 281|
|WB Scott Ferguson||Occidental Lodge No. 40||Shabbona Chapter No. 37|
|WB James Sicinski||Matteson Lodge No. 175||Joliet Chapter No. 27|
|WB Ronald Braddock||Equality Lodge No. 2||Equality Chapter No. 6|
|WB Jody Switzer||Batavia Lodge No. 404||Fox River Chapter No. 14|
|WB Robert E. Derby Jr.||Landmark Lodge No. 422||Joliet Chapter No. 27|
|WB Todd Creason||Homer Lodge No. 199||Admiration Chapter U.D.|
Recommend a Companion for this recognition
Any Companion who is currently a sitting Worshipful Master of their Lodge is eligible to receive the Secrets of the Chair certificate, a program given by a Grand Officer or District Deputy Grand High Priest. If you know of a Companion who should receive this, simply complete the form below and we’ll arrange to visit their lodge meeting and make the presentation. Thank you!
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