The Northern California Research Lodge has recently announced that Bradley Kent Cooney of Connecticut is the recipient of the 2012 John L. Cooper III Fellowship.
Cooney will deliver his fellowship address, titled, “In Essentials, Unity, in Non-Essentials, Liberty, and in all things Charity: Freemasonry, Agape, and Charity,” on Thursday, August 23 at 6:30 p.m. at the San Francisco Scottish Rite.
The prestigious Cooper fellowship – which is named after Senior Grand Warden John L. Cooper III, also past grand secretary of Masons in California – recognizes and honors Masons from across the state, and around the world, who have made notable contributions to the research and understanding of Freemasonry.
Cooney is a frequent lecturer on Freemasonry, and takes a particularly thoughtful approach towards all things affecting the craft. He is a regionally and nationally recognized Masonic scholar who inspires those around him to loftier goals.
A past master of the Masonic Lodge of Research of Connecticut, and the charter master of Connecticut's newest lodge, Quinta Essentia No. 500, Cooney serves as Connecticut’s senior grand steward. If elected, he will serve as the grand master of Connecticut in 2019. He is also an active member of the York and Scottish rites.