Essays

We are proud to announce the winners of our David R. Bedwell Essay Contest.

 

First Place: Thomas Ubriaco III Essex
Lodge #7
Grand Lodge of New Jersey
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Bro. Thomas Ubriaco III Receives the MRC’s Grand Master’s Award in recognition for Significant Contributions toward Enhancing Masonic Renewal in the Jurisdiction of New Jersey. MW Hees invited Brother Ubriaco to say a few words about winning the MRC David Bedwell Memorial Essay contest from the Grand East. Br. Ubriaco was very emotional about winning the contest. It was apparent the recognition meant a lot to him.

(Pictured (l to r) are Bro. Thomas Ubriaco III, PGM Bill Berman, and one of the newest MRC members, MW Dieter B. Hees, IPGM of NJ.)

Second Place: Chase William Gordon Glendale
Lodge #23
Grand Lodge of Arizona
Chase is also the International Master Councilor, Order of DeMolay
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Third Place: John A. Staples Morning Star Lodge,
No. 17
Grand Lodge of New Hampshire
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Additional Contest Entries

Daniel Gene Anderson
Pyramid Lodge #451 and El Paso Lodge #13
Grand Lodge of Kansas AF&AM and Grand Lodge of Colorado AF&AM
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James Wade D’Acosta
Fidelity-St. John’s No. 3
Grand Lodge of Ancient Free & Accepted of the State of Connecticut
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John Jason Allman
Tullahoma Lodge, #262
Grand Lodge Free and Accepted Masons of Tennessee
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Michael A. Payne
Piedmont-Stella #50
Grand Lodge of Virginia
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Brian R. Song
Queen City Lodge #761
Most Worshipful Grand Lodge of Tennessee
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Jeffery Paul Pedigo
Hiram Lodge #7
Grand Lodge of Tennessee
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Michael C. Shklar, PM
Cheshire-Mount Vernon Lodge #23
Cornish Flat, New Hampshire
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Robert Tailleur
Sturgeon Falls Lodge No. 447 & Bethel Lodge No. 699
Grand Lodge of A.F. & A.M. of Canada in the Province of Ontario
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