Government officials honor Baldwin Lodge 159 for 100 years of service | News

The Baldwin Lodge 159 of Free and Accepted Prince Hall Masons was recently honored by representatives of the local government of Milledgeville and Baldwin County for 100 years of dedicated service to the community.

The group received proclamations from the Mayor and City Council and the Council of Commissioners for Baldwin County.

Baldwin Lodge 159 was established in the town of Milledgeville in 1921 to unite men of different races, creeds and origins into a harmonious and productive community through the application of moral values ​​and the practices of brotherly love. , faith and charity.

In the proclamation of the Mayor of Milledgeville, Mary Parham-Copelan, to the members of Baldwin Lodge 159 of Free and Accepted Prince Hall Masons, it was mentioned that during the group’s 100-year history, they had practiced the benevolence, intellectual development and mutual respect towards achieving their goals.

The proclamation also recognized that the group was an integral part of the union of local citizens.

The Prince Hall branch was established in Milledgeville by HR Butler, who was Georgia’s most venerable Grandmaster.

From the first Venerable Master of Lodge Baldwin 159 of Milledgeville, Brother AR Cooper to his current Venerable Master, Brother Ronald L. Stevens, every member of Lodge Baldwin 159 has worked diligently to meet and exceed the goals set during the last century, according to the proclamation of the city.

Parham-Copelan said it was Recognition should be given to the importance of the Baldwin Lodge 159 of the free and accepted Masons of the Prize Hall, as well as the generations of members who have built the history, character, strength and unity that have been exhibited at through Milledgeville over the years.

She proclaimed December 14, 2021 Baldwin Lodge 159 the Masons’ Day of the free and accepted prize room.

The group was also recognized at a previous meeting by the Baldwin County Council of Commissioners, at which the group received its first proclamation for 100 years of existence and work in Milledgeville and County of Baldwin.

Commission President Henry R. Craig presented the proclamation to Venerable Master Brother Ronald L. Stevens.

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