Citizens of the Year for 2005
For the past several years, the Grand Lodge has recognized
one Brother in each of the Districts as that District's Citizen
of the Year. This honor is to recognize a brother who has
exemplified the principles of Masonry outside the Fraternity in the community.
year we were proud to present the Citizen of the Year award to a deserving
brother in each of the 13 Districts. Each Brother was recognized
for several and significant accomplishments within their communities.
Each District, and the Grand Lodge are pleased to have proclaimed these
Brothers as such.
(Webmaster note: we hope to have pictures here shortly)
District #1: Franklin S. Billings, Jr, village
trustee, town agent, selectman,
preservationist, member and Speaker of the VT House of Representatives.
District #2: Patrick Pickering, Assistant
Chief of the Fire Company, Little League and youth
soccer coach, maintains local ice skating rink.
|District #3: Richard O. Buxton, Sr., Fire Department Chief, Sheriff,
Fire and Resue
|District #4: John H. Davis, Jr., Little League coach, Cub Scout and Boy
District #5: Ronald Place, church's
men's club, established Deborah Rawson Memorial Library
established the Mills Riverside Park project, first Chairman of the Board of Governors
for the Scottish Rite Learning
District #6: Gordon Durkee, hunter safety instructor,
Boy Scout leader, President of the
Village Trustees, coordinator for the local Waste Water Treatment Facility.
|District #7: Chester C. Bromley, Jr., Town Selectboard, VP of Fire Company
Commissioner, Chair of the Supervisory Union Policy Committee.
||District #8: Stephen Farrington, State Dad for the Rainbow
Grand Assembly, Moderator of his church, Past President of
the County United Way, Board of Directors for the Pool Learning Center, Vermont State
Junior Chamber of Commerce,
U.S. Junior Chamber of Commerce.
|District #9: Belford Belles, Church Deacon and Trustee, Youth leader
within his church.
||District #10: Brian Riggie, President of the local Dental Society, State
Treasurer for the
Vermont State Dental Society, President of Northern Counties Healthcare Board of Trustees,
Chair of Board of Trustees
at North Country Hospital.
|District #11: David H. Walker, Town Recreation Director, EMT with the
Service, EMT Instructor, Fire Department member.
|District #12: Edward Phelps, Little League and Babe Ruth baseball coach,
maintains local ice skating rink, fire department
volunteer, member of church finance committee.
|District #13: Steven George Leach, Selectboard member, member of local
Justice of the Peace.