Charter Members

On Saturday, March 3 the Charter Members of the Library/Museum Society met to dedicate the Louisiana Political Hall of Fame at the Grand Lodge in Alexandria. The Louisiana Political Hall of Fame, which features 20 of the 22 Louisiana Governors who have been Masons in our great state, was brought to being by the hard work of Brother Jimmy Steen. The Charter Membership plaque was unveiled and those members honored. J.F. “Jeff” Webb, P.G.M. served as M.C. with Honorable Brother J. Henson Moore of Trinity Union Lodge No.372 and M:W: Frank N. duTreil, Jr., Grand Master, addressing those present. Brothers Mickey Durand, G.S.W., and Philip Thibodeaux, P.M., were recognized for their willingness to do the heavy lifting and installing the display cabinets so generously donated by the Walmart of Many, LA. The Library/Museum has made great strides in the last year and the hard work and dedication of those working on the project is evident. The beautiful exhibit cases handmade and donated by Brother Herrin Ducote, P.M., were admired and the brethren were able to view many fragile items that are not ordinarily on display in the facility. It was great to have so many members of the fraternity and its appendant bodies gathered at the repository.

The Board of Directors would like to thank the following individuals and organizations for their Charter memberships in the Library/Museum Society: Frederick Anderson, Anthony Nicholas Auck, Woody D. Bilyeu, P.G.M., Clayton J. Borne,III, P.G.M., Jimmy C. Bosley, Andrew M. Brewer,II , Cleveland F. Bruce, John C. Butterick, Robert Valmore Byles, Sr., Johnny Callais, Sr., John B. Cole, Neil R. Crain, P.G.M., Glenn Cupit, Herrin Ducote, Earl J. Durand, H. Edward Durham, Frank N. duTreil, Jr., G.M., S. Bruce Easterly, P.G.M., Howard F. Entwistle, Jr., Dr. George R. Fisher, Terrell D. Fowler, Richard L. Fox, E. Doyle Freeman, Kenneth R. Garber, Beverly J. Guillot, P.G.M., Lloyd E. Hennigan, Jr., P.G.M., Gerald Houston, William V. King, Farrell J. Lafont, Ion Lazar, Junior LeBeouf , Augustin J. LeBlanc, III, Jimmie B. Martin, Jr., Roy McDuffie, P.G.M., R. McElwain, Dr. John David McGraw, Calvin Steve Mitchell, William J. Mollere, Hon. J. Henson Moore, Jerry E. Newman, Harry C. Northrop, III, Charles H. Penn, III, P.G.M., Elmo J. Pitre, Jr., Michael R. Poll, James W. Porter, William K. Powell, Edward A. Reine, Robert Schaff, Pierre Schexneider, Naresh Sharma, B.L. Smith, Robert P. Smith, James E. Steen, Henry F. Thibodaux, Jr., Philip H. Thibodeaux, Allen G. Tidwell, P.G.M., Roy B. Tuck, Jr., P.G.M., I.C. Turnley, Jr., M.D.,P.G.M., Dr. Lawrence D. Wade, Michael A. Watts, J.F. Webb, P.G.M., Mt. Gerizim Lodge No. 54, Little Flock Lodge No. 236, Aurora Lodge No. 193, Perfect Union Lodge No.1, Lodge of Nine Muses No. 9, Doric Lodge No.205, Rudolph Krause Lodge No. 433, Bayou Fellowship Lodge No.484, Sulphur Lodge No. 424, Abe Hinson Lodge No. 472, Osiris-Trowel-Fidelity Lodge No.300, Dubach Lodge No. 277, 1st Masonic District, 13th Masonic District, Orient of Louisiana, Lafourche Shrine Club, Grand Commandery of Knights Templar of Louisiana, Shrine Temples of Louisiana, Grand Chapter Royal Arch Masons of Louisiana, Grand Council Criptic Masons of Louisiana, Louisiana DeMolay, Louisiana Lodge of Research, Past Masters Club of Slidell, International Order of the Rainbow for Girls Grand Assembly of Louisiana, Order of the Eastern Star Grand Chapter of Louisiana.

After the closing of the Charter Member drive, the Library/Museum Foundation is pleased to welcome regular members of the Library/Museum Society.