D.G.M. Kevin Briley; Grand Master David Henry 33rd; Rev. Joe Gates; G.H.P. Brandon Kiel, Congresswoman Waters; and Minister Tonette Hayes.
Grand Master David Henry 33rd; Assemblyman Mike Davis; D.G.M. Kevin Briley; and G.H.P. Brandon Kiel.
Los Angeles- Congresswoman Maxine Waters (35th Congressional District) and California Assemblyman Mike Davis (48th District) were awarded at the “3rd Annual Award Ceremony” conducted by the M.W. Illustrious Scottish Knight Grand Supreme Council under the leadership of the Honorable Grand Master David Henry 33o, Deputy Grand Master Ill. Kevin Briley 33o, and Grand High Priest Ill. Brandon Kiel 33o. The ceremony took place at Travelers Rest Baptist Church located at 1417 E. Florence Ave. Los Angeles CA 90001 with Reverend Joe L. Gates presiding as Pastor as well as Minister Tonette Henry Grand Matron.
The “Travis Kiel Honorary 33o Puissant Award” named after long time educator and LAUSD principal is an award to acknowledge extraordinary individuals who strive to build and promote change that will have an intergenerational impact on society. This milestone award places Assemblyman Davis in elite company with other illustrious men who bear the 33rd degree.
In addition to Assemblyman Davis receiving his award, Congresswoman Maxine Waters received the “Thelma Jewel Crowe Legacy Award” for her unyielding efforts to promote leadership and equality through service as a U.S. Congresswoman. Congresswoman Waters acknowledged the congregation and the Grand Supreme Council with a humble and elegant acceptance speech and requested the choir sing, “Don’t Pass Me By” once more as she exited the church. Assemblyman Davis gave a captivating acceptance speech being a direct bloodline descendant of his father the late Lawrence Davis a member of the Mystic Shriners. It was illuminating for all who attended the M.W. Illustrious Scottish Knight Grand Supreme Council, “3rd Annual Award Ceremony”.