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The Brethren featured on this page have been honored to serve in some capacity of leadership outside of Sylvan Hills Lodge.

Bro. Robert Felcher (right) is the latest to serve the Grand Lodge as a District Deputy Grand Master, serving in 2012 & 2014. Bro. Felcher is also the Lodge Treasurer. Bro. Felcher is very active in the Moose as well, having served as AR State Governor, and on Natl. Committees..

Brother R.M. "Mike" Snyder (above) has served twice as the District Deputy Grand Master for the 14th Masonic District.  Brother Snyder served as Worshipful Master of Sylvan Hills Lodge in 1997, and several years as the Lodge Treasurer.  He served as Excellent High Priest of Union #2, RAM in 2005. Sadly, Brother Mike was called to refreshment in the Celestial Lodge above in 2009.

Bro. J.D. Sexton (left) served as DDGM in central AR in 2010. JD has served more than once as a Worthy Patron in the Eastern Star, and was the Monarch of Bendemeer Grotto in 2014.

In a rare situation (2 DDGMs in one Lodge in the same year) Bro. T.J. Henwood (right) was also a DDGM in 2010. This was possible because Bro. Henwood resides in a District in North Arkansas.

Giles V. "Bud" Vandegrift, PM
was one of the first of the Sylvan Hills members to be honored by an appointment to serve as District Deputy Grand Master.

Brother T.J. Henwood, (left) who was Worshipful Master of Sylvan Hills in 1996, has served in several Masonic leadership capacities, including District Deputy Grand Master in 2010. He was Monarch of Bendemeer Grotto in 1997. Also, he has served as presiding officer of all local York Rite bodies, as well as four terms as District Deputy Grand High Priest and seven terms as Aide to the Grand Commander of Knights Templar in AR.  He is a 33rd
Degree, SGIG, Honorary in the Scottish Rite, and a Past Prior of the Knight York Cross of Honor in the York Rite.  He is a holder of the Bronze Medal of the General Grand Chapter of Royal Arch Masons, Intl. and was
created Member #1 of the Grand Lodge of AR "Perfect Ashlars Society".  However, he says his most rewarding opportunity was to serve as Executive Officer of DeMolay in Arkansas from 1997 to 2002.  He remains an
Emeritus Member of the International Supreme Council of the Order of DeMolay.
Currently serving as Lodge Secretary.

Bro. Reo Sanders was another of the founding brothers of Sylvan Hills who served as a DDGM.

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T.J. Henwood

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