DDGM Gene Terrell concluded his second official visit and helped usher in some service awards with WM Jerry Barrera for Bro's:
RC Wilkinson PM EFL 65 year service award. Pretty amazing that RC affiliated with Mineral Wells Lodge #611 in October 1952, was WM at EFL in 2011-2012 and blessed with a devoted lady, Doris his partner for 70 years of marriage. Congratulations on these really significant milestones.
Harold C. Green was bestowed with the 50 year service award presented on behalf of Grand Lodge of PA where Harold is a dual member with Fairless HIlls PA Lodge where he was a PM. Harold was previously award the TX Grand Lodge service award of 50 years of service on Feb 11, 2017.
Fred Park Jr. received his endowement certificate by WM Jerry Barrera. Pic Top (Green) Pic Middle (Park) Pic Bottom (Wilkinson)
East Fork Lodge Officers
Jerry L Barrera Worshipful Master
Lance Goff Senior Warden
Wes Petty Junior Warden
Cliff Martin PM Treasurer
John Simmons PM Secretary
Stephen V. Thompson PM Chaplain
Dave Anderson Senior Deacon
Carey Wicker Junior Deacon
Kevin Finnell Senior Steward
Dallas Jones Junior Steward
Robert Vaughan, JPM Tiler
John Roach Marshal
Kris Barrera Master of Ceremonies
Ron Lawrence Musician
2017 Lamar Scholarships Awarded to Wylie East Students by East Fork Lodge 650 (WM Robert Vaughan and JW Lance Goff presenters)
Morgan Goff (center)
I want to become a mortician and one day maybe own my own company. The way I plan on achieving this goal is to go to Dallas Institute of Funeral Service and getting my degree in funeral services and embalming sciences.
My passion is riding horses and have been riding for the past 13 years. Even though I grew up with the challenge of dyslexia, I overcame this with hard work and dedication to my school experiences.
I have also been involved in video production, I've learned team work and how to manage my time through making commercials, news stories, and a movie.
Brooke Hogan (left)
My future educational and career goals are to go to Stephen F. Austin State University. I want to major in education and minor in dance. At the start of my career, I want to be a teacher and a drill team director. After I do that for a few years, I want to open up a dance studio for Special Education. I want to give them an opportunity to dance and help them express themselves through dance. I want to teach them how to move, help with coordination, but most importantly, to love them and just let them have fun. That is my ultimate goal for my career.
I have been involved with the Wylie East High School Sapphires for 4 years now. This experience is something that I will never forget. I have created bonds through these years that will become lifelong friendships.
During the 2016 competitions, we won A.D.T.S. National Champions at one of the largest competitions in Texas. I was selected to be a Social Officer on the Sapphires and I have been one for 3 years now. It is an amazing feeling to be able to help lead my team to accomplish great things.
Christopher Clore (right)
When I was a young child I did not know what an engineer was. I thought it was the person who drove a train. I just knew that I wanted to know how things worked and why.
My goal is to become the best mechanical engineer I can be, so the search for the right university to achieve that goal was narrowed to the top-rated engineering universities in our nation. I have been accepted to Colorado School of Mines in Golden, Colorado. I know that I will be challenged to be at my best and given opportunities to intern and work with the top engineering firms in the United States.
My plan is to make changes that would affect the world. Colorado School of Mines will equip me with the knowledge and opportunities to become a mechanical engineer and change the world using my gifts and talents in the greatest way possible.
My parents have always told me that if I will guide the boat in the direction of my goal, they will blow the sails and help me achieve those goals. My dad is a Dallas Police officer and will work long hours to make sure I get the best education. I am willing to do anything to contribute to my education bill from playing college football for a small scholarship to taking on a student loan to cover the balance.
I do not come from a high-income family, but from a blue-collar family of law enforcement and veterans that knows that education is important and hard work pays off. I can only hope I make them proud.