The Dean of our Past Grand Masters, Most Worshipful Brother Donald L. Mallorey, (1983) was honored for 60-years of Masonic service in his Mother Lodge, East Gate Lodge No. 34, last Monday night during their annual Grand Visitation.
The award and pin were presented to MW Bro. Mallorey by members of the Grand Lodge, led by our current Grand Master, Richard J. Bautista. And in an impressive show of unity and respect, accompanying the Grand Lodge Officers were ten Past Grand Masters: Richard E. Fletcher (honorary 1992), George R. Adams (1993), Robert F. Dreschler (1997), Robert H. Starr (2002), Jules S. Tepper (2003), Leonard Proden (2005), Akram R. Elias (2008), Jesse Villarreal (2011), Teko A. Foly (2013), and Jeffrey D. Russell (2015). Joining MW Bro. Mallorey was his son, Bro. Walter Mallorey, also a member of East Gate Lodge.
The ceremony was conducted by MW Bro George Adams, who called on our Grand Secretary to read Bro. Mallorey’s impressive and extensive Masonic history. After which, the Grand Master presented him with his 60-year pin and certificate.
MW Bro. Mallorey thanked all those assembled for honoring him and reminisced about his many years in Masonry and what they have meant to him and his family.
Lastly, MW Bro. Bautista took a moment to personally thank MW Bro. Mallorey on behalf of the entire jurisdiction for his long and faithful contributions to Freemasonry in the District of Columbia.