Wide Bay Freemason Peter Keller is the latest recipient of the prestigious Order of Service to Benevolence Jewel, given in recognition of his continued support of education initiatives for children with disabilities in the region.
Peter has been a Freemason for 34 years, with 16 of those years having been as part of the craft here in Queensland.
At a grassroots level, under the leadership of Peter, his Lodges have supported a range of initiatives to make a difference for the aged, disabled, emergency services and families in necessitous circumstances.
However, his biggest passion has been to support education initiatives through the local Special School.
Peter has gone above and beyond to help enhance the learning environment for students at Hervey Bay Special School.
Over the last four years, with the help of Hand Heart Pocket the Charity of Freemasons Queensland, Mundubbera-Burnett Lodge has donated over $20,000 to the School to improve the built environment.
Last year he also successfully campaigned for the School to receive a $10,000 Grassroots Community Grant from Hand Heart Pocket.
Peter is a passionate advocate of the local School and believes in empowering students with disabilities to lead more independent lives.
Photo: Freemason Peter Keller was awarded the Order of Service to Benevolence Jewel by the Grand Master Paul Holland.