Traveling Gavel

The Traveling Gavel, also known as the Galloping Gavel”  is an implement made use of to encourage Lodge Brothers to travel to other lodges thus building camaraderie and friendly rivalry between the members of this District. This gavel still bears the brass plate from when we were the old 14th Masonic District and R∴W∴ Keith Seiler was the D.D.G.M.

The current Location of the “Galloping Gavel” is Morning Star Lodge No. 94 and below is how they obtained it on Aug. 1, 2017.

On the first meeting in August, W∴M∴ Bud Hart along with his Wardens, Secretary, Treasurer and 3 other brothers arrived at Dunnellon Lodge No. 136 to claim the Gavel. This was a very good turnout and everyone enjoyed a great meal and fellowship.  Shortly after opening the Lodge, Worshipful Hart informed the Master of Dunnellon Lodge, Thomas Mazur, that they had come for the Gavel.  W∴ Mazur recognized that Morning Star had shown up in force and had traveled a long way as they are they are one of the furthest Lodges from Dunnellon Lodge within District 12. He promised they would go home with the Gavel. The Brothers at Dunnellon Lodge held on to it until the very last minute of the meeting. Congratulations to the Brothers from Morning Star Lodge No. 94  for some of them it was a “first time” visit to Dunnellon Lodge No. 136 !! Good job !!