Royal Arch Masonary Awards

These are all awards that are available for Royal Arch Masons in the State of Indiana.
Click each Award to read more about that award, as well as see past recipients of the award.

Ephraim Kirby Award

This award is named for the first Most Excellent General Grand High Priest of the General Grand Chapter of Royal Arch Masons, who served from 1798-1804.

This prestigious award serves as an opportunity to recognize special Companions who have attained past presiding rank in their Grand York Rite bodies (Lodge, Chapter, Council, Commandery) and who have then gone on to continue their work and commitment to service even beyond the term of their office, or beyond the normal boundaries of dedication.

The David Widmoyer Service Award serves as an opportunity to recognize special Companions who have gone on to continue their work and commitment to service even beyond the term of their office, or beyond the normal boundaries of dedication it is determined by Grand High Priest.

Is presented to the local chapter with most exhalations in a year, given by Indiana Grand Chapter based on statistics from the past year.

The Distinguished Companion Award is a medal in the shape of a keystone suspended on a red ribbon. A triple tau is displayed in the center and the words “Grand Chapter Royal Arch Masons - State of Indiana” surrounding the triple tau. The words Distinguished Companion is on the bottom of the keystone.

The General Grand Chapter has introduced a new award for the Ladies of our Royal Arch Masons. The award was developed by the General Grand High Priest, Emory J. Ferguson, and is available to Royal Arch Masons as a way to show their appreciation for the support and encouragement their Ladies have given them throughout the years. The award consists of a jewel and certificate.

The jewel is available to all Royal Arch Masons and can be purchased for the sum of $100.00.

The High Priest of the Year is decided by Grand High Priest, all Chapters are encouraged to apply for the award. The chapter should submit the completed application by the end of January for the prior year, award will be announced at Grand Session.  Also awarded will be 1stRunner Up and 2ndRunner Up.

The Secretary of the Year Award is decided by Grand Secretary each Chapter is encouraged to apply for this award. The chapter should submit the completed application by the end of January for the prior year, award will be announced at Grand Session. Also awarded will be 1stRunner Up and 2ndRunner Up.

This award is initiated by individual, sent to local secretary to certify, then sent to Grand Secretary to certify, then to General Grand Secretary

Bronze Service award from General Grand Chapter determined by Grand High Priest

Presented by General Grand RARA to the Chapter with largest contribution to RARA

Presented by General Grand RARA for the Chapter with largest per capita giving for RARA

Presented by General Grand RARA to the Chapter with the Largest % increase in giving to RARA