The Hiram Award is an award presented to a Master Mason who has served the Lodge and the Masonic Fraternity with devotion over and above the ordinary. It is the highest honor other than being Master of the Lodge that can be bestowed on a member of a Masonic Lodge.
The award consists of a Certificate and a Medallion. The Medallion has the Square and Compass with the letter G in the center all of which are encircled with a Larel Wreath. Around this are the words “Hiram Award, Dedicated Service.” The back of the Medallion has a representation of the Seal of The Grand Lodge of Free and Accepted Masons of the State of California.
The Hiram Award recipient for 2010 is Wor. James C. Camper, Jr – a dedicated Mason, with almost 40 years in the Fraternity! Wor. Camper came to Peninsula lodge joined Peninsula Lodge in 2002 and came to us from New Jersey, by way of Alaska. Wor. Camper is not only a Past Master of Peninsula Lodge but is also a Past Master of Excelsior Lodge #54, Carneys Point, NJ. Wor Camper is now both Lodge Secretary and Officer’s Coach!
On the evening Wor. Chris Smith presented the award, Wor. Camper was honored by many Brethren, ladies, and other guests, and Wor. John Follett read Wor. Camper’s biography. As is the definition of the Hiram Award, everyone knows that Wor. Camper is a Mason’s Mason. He is dedicated not only to the Fraternity, but also to the service of our youth groups (IORG and DeMolay). Congratulations Wor. Camper! We all appreciate your dedication!