Union Lodge No. 75 Officers for 2019

                                                   

                            Worshipful Master 2019   

                         Richard A. "Dick" Stalnaker

Worshipful Brother Dick has served as Worshipful Master of the former Rutledge Lodge # 351 in 1970, and became a member of Union Lodge 75 when they merged with Union Lodge. He is an active member of the Union York Rite Bodies having served as Illustrious Master, High Priest and Eminent Commander in the Union York Rite Bodies.  Dick is a member of Piedmont Council # 440 Allied Masonic Degrees (AMD) He is a Super Excellent Master in Union Council # 5 of the Grand Council of Royal and Select Masters of South Carolina,  a member of the Grand Convention of Anointed High Priest, Thrice Illustrious Master's Council, and Knight Crusaders of the Cross.  He has served Union Lodge as Steward, and Junior Deacon, Senior Deacon, and Junior Warden. WB Dick is 92 years young and at every York Rite, Union Lodge, and AMD meeting we have. He is an example for us to strive to be.  On Saturday, April 21, 2018, Dick was Knighted in Palmetto Priority # 54 Knight of the York Cross of Honor (KYCH), an honor only 23 in the history of 200 years of Masonry in Union County have achieved. He is a former Scottish Rite Mason and a Former Shriner

  

            

 

Treasurer 2019

Right Worshipful F. Dean Tollison

Past District Deputy Grand Master   2013, 2014, 2015

12th Masonic District

Brother Dean Tollison was raised to the Sublime Degree of a Master Mason on 10-4-77. He served as Master in 1980 and again in 2003, and has been the Tyler for the past 25 years. Brother Tollison is a  member of the Union Masonic Temple Board, and the Union York Rite Bodies, where he has served as High Priest, Illustrious Master, Commander, and at present is the Secretary/Recorder.  He has held several offices in the Grand York Rite Bodies of South Carolina, serving as Grand Master of the First Veil in the Grand Chapter, D.D.G.M. of the Fourth District of the Grand Council, and Grand Warder of the Grand Commandery. 

He is a member of the Palmetto Priority # 54 Knight of the York Cross of Honor (KYCH), Grand Convention of Annointed High Priest, Thrice Illustrious Master's Council, Knight Crusaders of the Cross, Union Council # 5 Super Excellent Master Degree, Palmetto York Rite College # 70, South Carolina Council # 20 Knight Masons, Charter Member of, Secretary, and Past Sovereign Master of Piedmont Council # 440 (AMD), Dual Member of Spartan Council # 153 Allied Masonic Degrees (A.M.D). A.M.D. Degrees taken Installed Sovereign Master, St. Lawrence the Martyr, Royal Ark Mariner, Secret Monitor, Grand Tyler of Solomon, Excellant Master, and Red Branch of Eri (part 1), and Honorary Member of Gaffney # 262 A.M.D., and Palmetto # 451 A.M.D. Dean is a 32nd Degree Mason of the Greenville Scottish Rite Bodies, holds Honorary Life Membership in Duncan Lodge # 256, and a Charter Member of Palmetto Forest # 206 Tall Cedars of Lebanon of North America and has received the Sidonian Degree and holds the office of Senior Deputy Grand Tall Cedar of the Forest.  A Life member of South Carolina College (SRCF), Brother Tollison is employed at Gestamp in Union.

On April 24, 2009, Brother Tollison was appointed Senior Grand Deacon of the Most Worshipful Grand Lodge of Ancient Free Masons of South Carolina by Most Worshipful Brother Barry A. Rickman, Grand Master.

WB Dean has served as District Deputy Grand High Priest for the 4th District in the Grand York Rite Chapter of South Carolina, and on March 14, 2011 was elected to serve as R.I. Grand Captain of the Guard for the Grand Council of Royal and Select Masters of South Carolina. March 12, 2013, Brother Tollison was elected Deputy Grand Illustrious Master for the Grand Council of Royal and Select Masters of South Carolina.

On April 26, 2013 Brother Tollison was appointed District Deputy Grand Master of the 12th Masonic District by newly elected Grand Master Most Worshipful David J. DeChant.

On October 11, 2017 Brother Tollison was honored by being Knighted in the Carolina Conclave of the Red Cross of Constantine.

 

 

 

Secretary 2019  (23yr. year as Secretary)

Roger W. Gregory

Past District Deputy Grand Master  2009, 2010 , 2011 

12th. Masonic District

Brother Gregory  was Raised to the Sublime Degree of a Master Mason on 05-11-81. He has served three times as Worshipful Master of Union Lodge # 75 in 1984, 1987, and 1989 and has served as Secretary since 1997. He is also a member of the Union York Rite Bodies having served as High Priest, Illustrious Master and Eminent Commander in 2005 and 2012.  Brother Gregory is a Charter Member of the Scottish Rite Valley of Rock Hill 18º, and also a member of the Scottish Rite Valley of Columbia 32° and Hejaz Shrine Temple of the Ancient Arabic Order of the Nobles of the Mystic Shrine.

A Charter member of Piedmont Council # 440 Allied Masonic Degrees (A.M.D) for which he served as Sovereign Master for 2012 and elected Secretary for 2013, and a Dual Member of Spartan Council # 153 Allied Masonic Degrees (A.M.D.). AMD degrees taken: Architect, Grand Architect, Superintendent, Saint Lawrence the Martyr, Knight of Constantinople, Master of Tyre, Red Branch of Eri (1st degree Man at Arms, and 2nd degree Esquire.)

He is a Super Excellent Master in Union Council # 5 of the Grand Council of Royal and Select Masters of South Carolina,  a member of the Grand Convention of Anointed High Priest, Thrice Illustrious Master's Council, and Knight Crusaders of the Cross. He holds Honorary Life Memberships in Mt. Joy Masonic Lodge # 203, and Duncan Masonic Lodge # 256.  He is also a member of Palmetto Priority # 54 Knight of the York Cross of Honor (KYCH), and a Knight of York in Palmetto York Rite College # 70. A Life Member of Samuel H. Womack Council  #20 Knight Masons of the USA, and a Charter Member, Past Grand Tall Cedar and present Scribe of Palmetto Forest # 206 of the Tall Cedars of Lebanon of North America.  He is a member and Secretary of the Union Temple Board that oversees maintenance and expenses of the Temple Building and grounds.  Achieving the rank of Chief Deputy with the Union County Sheriff's Office, He retired from his 32 year Law Enforcement career on January 5, 2009 and devotes his time to his Granddaughter and Masonry. 

On April 24, 2009 Brother Gregory was honored by the appointment of District Deputy Grand Master of the 12th. Masonic District for 2009-2011 by Most Worshipful Brother Barry A. Rickman, Grand Master of Masons in South Carolina.  In March of, 2011 Brother Gregory became an officer in the Grand York Rite and was appointed by Most Illustrious Joe Parnell to serve as  I. Grand Steward for the Grand Council of Royal and Select Masters of South Carolina. In March of 2012 M.E. Grady L. Lanier, Grand High Priest appointed Brother Gregory District Deputy Grand High Priest of the 4th District.

On October 27, 2012 Brother Gregory was honored by being received into the South Carolina College Societas Rosicruciana In Civitatibus Foederatis.

On March 12, 2013 Borther Gregory was appointed District Representative for the Grand Commandery by R.E. Grand Commander Zeb Morgan.

In March of 2014 Illustrious F. Dean Tollison appointed Brother Gregory as District Deputy Grand Master of the 4th District of Royal and Select Masters of SC.

On October 14, 2015 Brother Gregory was honored by being Knighted in the Carolina Conclave of the Red Cross of Constantine.

In March of 2018, Most Illustrious Jerry A. Willard appointed Brother Gregory as Steward of the Grand Council of Royal and Select Masters of SC.

 

 

 

 Senior Warden 2019

H. O'Neil Howell

Brother Howell was raised to the sublime degree of a Master Mason on February 25, 1975 in John A. Fant Lodge # 334.  He became a member of Union Lodge # 75 when the lodges merged on June 3, 2003.

He is an active member of the Union York Rite Bodies and also a member of the Tall Cedars of Lebanon of North America.

Brother Neil is a member of Piedmont Council # 440 AMD.  He has previously served the Lodge as Chaplin for 3 years, and Steward in 2014 and Junior Deacon in 2015, Senior Deacon in 2016, Junior Warden in 2017, and Senior Warden in 2018. He requested that WB Dick move to the East for our 200 year celebration because he is the oldest member of our Lodge. Quite a nice thing to do.

                                 

 

               

 

                                                 

      Junior Warden 2019

 Jamison Taylor

 

 

 

                              

 

 

                                                                                                                                

                                                                                                       

Chaplin 2019

Arthur Jordan

Worshipful Brother Arthur Jordan was raised to the Sublime Degree of a Master Mason on February 17, 1978 in the former John A. Fant Lodge # 334.  WB Jordan served that Lodge as Worshipful Master in 1984, 1985, 1997, and 1999. During his membership at John A. Fant Lodge  he held most every other seat in the Lodge. He became a member of Union Lodge 75 when the two Lodges merged June 3, 2003.  A 32 degree Mason in the Rock Hill Valley.

 

 

 

 

 

          David Paul Wilson

       Senior Deacon 2019

        Coach

Brother Wilson was raised to the sublime degree of a Master Mason on March 8th, 2017 in Union Lodge #75. He was appointed Junior Warden for 2018.  He is also an active member of the Union York Rite Bodies and a member of Palmetto Forest #206 Tall Cedars of Lebanon of North America.  Brother Paul has been coaching new members ever since he was raised.  We are fortunate to have Brother Paul's willingness to help bring Brethren from Darkness to Light. 

                                           

                                                            Junior Deacon, 2019

                                                                   Jason Smith

                                               

 

 

 

 

                                                              

                              Mike Stalnaker

                              Senior Steward

                                      2019

                                 

 

              

                                                                                          C. Frank Bobo

                                                                                          Junior Steward

                                                                                                     2019

                      

        

                                                            Arthur Jordon

                                                                 Chaplin

                                                                    2019

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            RW G. Allen Owens, DDGM

                                                                          Tiler 2019

 

Brother G. Allen Owens was raised to the Sublime Degree of a Master Mason Mason on December 19, 1975 in John A. Fant Lodge #334. He served John A. Fant as Worshipful Master in 1979, and served two years as Secretary. He became a life member of Union Lodge #75 in 2006 when John A. Fant merged with Union Lodge # 75.

Brother Owens joined Union York Bodies in 1976. He served as High Priest in 1979, Illustrious Master in 1980, and Eminent Commander in 1981.He was elected to the office of Treasure in 1984. He was elected Dec. 10, 2012 to serve his 29th year in that office. Brother Owens is a Super Excellent Master, a member of Grand Convention of Anointed High Priest, Thrice Illustrious Master’s Council, and Knight Crusader of the Cross. He is also a member of Palmetto Priority # 54 Knight of The York Cross Of Honor (KYCH).  Brother Owens is a charter member and Past Sovereign Master of Piedmont Council # 440 Allied Masonic Degree (A M D).

Brother Owens was elected to serve on the Union Temple Board in 1982. He has severed on that board for 31 years.

In March of 2012 M. E. Grady L. Lanier Grand High Priest of S.C. appointed Brother Owens to the office of Grand Principal Sojourner of the Grand Royal Arch Chapter

Brother Owens started around the chairs in Union Lodge 75 in 2011 and in 2015 was elected and served as WM. Being one of only three Brothers in Union County to serve as WM of two different lodges.

In April of 2017,  RW Brother G. Allen Owens was appointed District Deputy Grand Master of the 12th Masonic District by MW Brother Michael D. Smith, Grand Master of Masons in South Carolina.