Recipients

The follow is a list of Companions that have received the Golden Keystone Award.

2016
Milton M. Skipper Amarillo No. 196
Robert L. ClemmonsHugh J. McClellan No. 248
2015
David Gene RogersSeagoville No. 419
Randy L. HardinBorger No. 437
2014
Gerald F. NowotnySan Antonio No. 381
James S. LongAlpha No. 243
2013
Robert A. Foreman, Jr.Will N. Kidd No. 424
Ted D. HennisAmarillo No. 196
2012
Joe O. EstlackHelotes No. 444
Onnie H. Weaver, Jr.Southeast Texas No. 465
2011
Edward E. Chapman, Sr.Port Neches No. 436
William L. BlanksSouthside-Polytechnic No. 378
2010
A. R. ClaryRidglea No. 485
Eugene Deacon WallKerrville No. 305
2009
D. Doye SudduthTyler No. 24
Thomas Keithly, Jr.Dallas No. 47
2008
Joseph P. Collier, Jr.Port Neches No. 436
Ronald D. ParkDallas No. 47
2007
Earl E. TweedDallas No. 47
Reese L. Harrison, Jr.San Antonio No. 381
2006
Robert E. BlackKeystone No. 172
Robert L. SieckmannSan Jacinto No. 7
2005
Allan W. (Skip) DeesSam J. Helm No. 445
H. Bart HendersonWill N. Kidd No. 424
2004
A.F. Frank BerkleySam J. Helm No. 445
Dale D. DickmanSan Jacinto No. 7
2003
Edward M. SchlieterKerrville No. 305
H. David MooreHaggai No. 53
2002
James D. ManleyTarrant No. 416
W. E. Gene BrookshireLufkin No. 240
2001
E. Don WittieSnyder No. 494
William D. SnipesSan Felipe de Austin No. 1
2000
Coy McDougaldHugh J. McClellan No. 248
Sherman W. HobbsAlvord No. 193
1999
Alfred E. BellOak Cliff No. 373
William G. Kortmann, Jr.Tyler No. 24
1998
Jack E. WylieLove Field No. 478
Mitchell Ray JonesDallas No. 47
1997
Hubert L. KokerEl Paso No. 157
Leroy A. RousseauGrandview No. 93
1996
Gerald H. LongTarrant No. 416
Lawrence D. HearneHelotes No. 444
1995
Cody ParsleySilsbee No. 465
David N. WhiteheadPort Arthur No. 250
1994
Arthur A. StuplWill N. Kidd No. 424
Dale E. MillerA. C. Garrett No. 420
1993
J. Lawson GibbsBurnet No. 453
Leonard O. PierceWill N. Kidd No. 424
1992
Carl E. SmithTeague No. 320
James Hubert BusbeeRising Star No. 9
1991
Donald F. SmithDallas No. 47
Jack E. BeelerPort Lavaca No. 338
1990
Eugene A. ThalmannHidalgo No. 434
H. C. RobasonAbilene No. 159
1989
A. E. (Buddy) Killion, Sr.Hamlin No. 310
Ira Lee EdwardsKeystone No. 172
1988
A. P. O`DanielDallas No. 47
O. A. ButtrellSam J. Helm No. 445
1987
Ernest E. HunterConroe No. 452
Reginal L. JonesWashington No. 1
1986
Thomas C. FergusonBurnet No. 453
W. H. Jack LowryArlington No. 376
1985
George HanksTarrant No. 416
Willie T. LongneckerWill N. Kidd No. 424
1984
Amos CrouchMt. Horeb No. 57
H. Carlton NorrisLufkin No. 240

Golden Keystone Award

This award will be presented to one (1) Companion for each 15,000 Royal Arch Masons (or major portion thereof) each year based of the previous year's membership as reported in the annual proceedings of The Grand Royal Arch Chapter of Texas.

No present Elective or Appointive Grand Chapter Officer, and no Past Elective Grand Chapter Officer is eligible for consideration for the award.

A Companion or group of Companions may submit a NAME on the appropriate form with substantiating factual information accompanied by supporting letters and/or stories sufficient to determine worthy and deserving recipients. The nominee is not to be told, and the nomination shall remain secret until the award is made by the Grand Chapter. Nominations are to be mailed them to each member of the Committee. The Committee will screen the nominations (including those previously submitted) and submit six (6) to the Grand High Priest from which he will select the required number.

The Award may be presented to any Royal Arch Mason in good standing in a Chapter operating under the jurisdiction of The Grand Royal Arch Chapter of Texas.

Nominations will be considered for those who, without fanfare, have rendered yeoman service to the Craft in one or more of the following categories:

  • One who has given unselfishly of his time, effort, and/or finances for some years for the promotion and on-going of Capitular Masonry.
  • One who is always available to visit the sick.
  • One who is always available to counsel depressed and troubled Companions.
  • One who is always available to care for the welfare of distressed Companions and Widows.
  • One who is Mr. Mason, and has been for some time the cornerstone of Masonry in the area.
  • One who has made salient contribution to the civic community while holding high the banner of York Rite Masonry.
  • Mr. Dependable who is always there to open the door, see that the physical property is well maintained, and is in suitable array for the smooth operation of conferrals and activities of the Chapter.

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