“Within the first five minutes he asked me if I was a Royal Arch Mason,” wrote Jesse Pertee, Liaison of the Ohio Masonic Home Resource Center, this was the beginning of a moment 88 years in the making. Russ Toll displays his masonic charity on a daily basis around his home in Western Reserve Masonic Community. Ever checking on the well-being of Masonic Brethren on campus, he even played an instrumental role this past year in bringing the Capitular degrees for a degree day to Western Reserve Masonic Community. His work found its reward in the Masonic residents of the community being given the opportunity to become Royal Arch Masons. In recognition of his passion, drive and dedication, he received the Earl C. Gifford award October 4, 2017 at the 200th Grand Chapter Royal Arch Masons of Ohio banquet of Grand High Priest Jeffrey L. Addis.
(From left: Steve Petitjean, Executive Director, Ohio Masonic
Home Foundation, William Stratton, OMH Board Trustee,
Russ Toll, Scott Buchanan, CEO, Ohio Masonic Home)