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MSA Recipients

In the Northern Masonic Jurisdiction (USA) there is an award known as the “Meritorious Service Award” which may be conferred upon members of the Rite who have attained the 32nd Degree and who by reason of meritorious service of a Masonic character, are deemed worthy of such recognition. The M.S.A. can only be awarded by a State Council of Deliberation to a member in good standing for outstanding or significant services performed within the Scottish Rite and cannot be applied for. The Valley of Columbus awardees:


Member Name Spouse Year Received
Cecil R GoodrichJane1990
Edmond W Reese1991
James C ReedNancy1992
Edward C KayserRose1994
Richard J LuckaySara1995
Glenn A HickmanDiane1996
Robert D Sims Jr.Judy1999
John F BrandJanet2002
P. “Ace” ThorntonMarge2002
Burke A Cumbie2003
Dan Merrick IIIMarie2004
Gary W BallouKaren2004
James E Shaw2006
Donald C SpriggsHope2007
Gary L FortnerGretchen2007
Don R LutzLenore2008
Donald R FarrowJean2008
Jean W Justus Jr.Sharon2009
Thomas D Branscomb2009
Donald M Lynne2010
John E MullinsCheri2010
Kendric A BallKathryn2011
William E LandrumBetty2011
James L OughtersonKay2012
Michael J SaumJody2013
William H Hochstettler IIICheri2013
Clayton E WeberLinda2014
Tommy G Bentley2014
Robert V Carney, Sr.Regina2015
Roger L GuessBarbara2015
Danny T MeenachJulie Anne2016
Robert D StacoffeGertrude2016
Bernard E VanceKaren2017
Edward B JacksonSherri2017
David F. HallSuzette2018
Hank Kauffman, Jr.2018

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