The Masonry Society held productive, educational, and enjoyable meetings in Raleigh, N.C., on Oct. 7-11. A number of TMS projects were advanced at the meetings. Thanks are given to those who attended, gave presentations, chaired committees, moderated sessions, and sponsored the event.

Jerry Painter (right) teases Dick Bennett during his presentation of the President's Award by exchanging school hats.
TMS Jerry Painter (right) teases Dick Bennett during his presentation of the President's Award by exchanging school hats.

Despite rain and high winds from Hurricane Matthew, TMS Committees were very productive, and a number of projects were advanced. The new 2022 TMS 402/602 began work, while the 2016 Committee's work was finalized.

During it's Awards Luncheon on Oct. 8, The Masonry Society recognized incoming and outgoing Board members, outgoing committee chairs, and sponsors, while presenting the following awards:

Honorary Member:
Daniel P. Abrams
President's Award:
Richard M. Bennett
Fellow Award:
Paulo B. Lourenco
Vilas Mujumdar

Haller Award:
Samuel M. Rubenzer
Scalzi Research Award:
Wael W. El-Dakhakhni
Service Awards:
Pamela C. Jergenson
Jason J. Thompson
Diane B. Throop

Outstanding PhD. Dissertation Award:
Susana Maria Trindade Moreira
Outstanding Master's Thesis Award:
Tamas Forgacs