I have to sincerely apologize for not having close-up pictures of the certificates. However, at the bottom of this page are the "raw" certificates so that you can read the inscriptions.
Brother Jim was called to the East and the ceremonies began.
Brother Jim was honored as Mentor of the Year by Brother JR Knight, PM, Junior Warden.
Above and below - Brother Jim was honored by Wor. David Haslim, PM, Inspector and by Wor. Robert Smith, PM, Officer's Coach, as an Assistant Officer's Coach. Brother Jim was always willing to assist other "officers-to-be" with their work to help them with the necessary knowledge and qualifications.
Below - Wor. David Haslim, PM, Inspector, Brother Jim Williams, Wor. Robert I. Smith, PM, Officer's Coach and Wor. Steven Laurvick, Master.
More honors as Brother Jim was presented a certificate for Assistant Candidate's Coach by Wor. Kent Dau, PM, Candidate's Coach.
Wor. Kent took it to an even higher level by presenting Brother Jim with a pair of red socks. It has been a tradition of SW Hackett Lodge, at certain "visitations" to wear red socks. Maybe Brother Jim can get that tradition started in his new lodge in Washington.
The final presentation to Brother Jim was a plaque from his SW Hackett Brothers presented by Wor. Steve Laurvick. A picture of the plaque is below.
Brother Jim was a bit overwhelmed, but as a public speaker, he was, as one would expect, very gracious and appreciative. Again, we will miss you Brother Jim.
The certificate inscriptions are below...
Mentor of the Year award
Assistant Officer's Coach certificate
Assistant Candidate's Coach certificate