Rockhampton Freemason, Ted Cordell is the sixth Queensland Freemason to receive the prestigious Order of Service to Benevolence Jewel (OSB) in the last few months.
Presented by Board of Benevolence Chairman, Tom Wiltshire at the Board’s new Offices in Brisbane, on Monday morning, Tom said the OSB Jewel was awarded to Ted in recognition of his efforts in taking care of the 12 Unit Complex (previously owned by Masonic Care Queensland) at Gracemere, outside of Rockhampton.
Ted began actively volunteering at the site over 10 years ago dividing his time between maintaining the grounds, coordinating other volunteers, coordinating capital works and tenancy agreements on behalf of Masonic Care Queensland as well as being the local contact for residents. In addition to his duties as a volunteer, Ted has also been the Secretary and Treasurer of the Rockhampton and District Committee since 2006.
Hand Heart Pocket is appreciative to Ted for his dedication and is delighted to hear that he will continue his volunteer duties into the future with the new owners.
Photo: Rockhampton Freemason, Ted Cordell with Board of Benevolence Chairman, Tom Wiltshire shortly after receiving his OSB Jewel. A special morning tea was held to mark the occasion.