Tuesday, August 11, 2009

A Great Man among his Brothers

On Sunday night Star in the East Lodge #33 presented WB Gene Miller with the Hiram Award. The festivities were held at the Owatonna Elks Club which included a social hour and a great dinner followed by the presentation. The dinner was attended by 50 guests including several members of WB Gene's family as well as a past Potentate of Zuhrah. We had guests travel many miles to help celebrate the night. During the course of the night several brothers shared stories about WB Gene and what he has meant to them. I was most impressed when WB Rick Wallace, District Representative, was explaining who Hiram was and why we give the Hiram Award. WB Rick very eloquently explained who Hiram was and compared WB Gene to those characteristics. If you had never met Gene before Sunday night you would have walked away at the end of the night fully understanding why he was selected to receive this honor.

A great night was had by all.

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