Kindersley Mason receives special recognition

Harold Appleby given the provincial Grand Master’s Masonic Meritorious Service Award after 63 years of active service

Kenneth Brown
of The Clarion

Harold Appleby has been a member of the Kindersley Masonic Lodge for 63 years and his influence on a provincial grand master earned him special recognition.

Harold Appleby of Kindersley (left) receives a meritorious service award from Grand Master Don Ford on June 16 during the Grand Lodge of Saskatchewan’s annual communication.

The long-time Mason has received the Grand Master’s Masonic Meritorious Service Award, a provincial honour that is given out at the direction of the Grand Master of the Grand Lodge of Saskatchewan. The award was presented to Appleby on June 16 at the 2018 provincial Grand Communication.

According to an official, Appleby is the first recipient of the meritorious service award in the past three years and he was the only recipient this year. The award is only handed out when a grand master chooses to do so.

In an interview, Appleby, who is referred to within the lodge as a Right Worshipful Brother, said he earned his title by performing certain roles within the organization. He noted that he did not know he was about to receive the award when he travelled to Saskatoon for the provincial lodge’s Grand Communication.

For more on this story, please see the Jul. 4 print edition of The Clarion.

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