On the 21st December 2015 West Norwood Lodge No. 3598 was delighted to receive W. Bro David Nunn, SGD, PAGSoj, to honour W. Bro Bill Stern, PGstB, with a certificate marking his 50 years in Freemasonry. During that time, Bro. Stern has been Master of the Lodge twice, once in 1975/6 and again in 2000/1, and held nearly every office within the Lodge, in particular Lodge Almoner. In addition, Bro. Stern was a founder member of Mandalay Lodge No.9383 as well as a member of our daughter lodge, Thurlow Park Lodge No. 5476.
Outside of Freemasonry, Bro. Stern has been awarded the Silver Wolf, the highest honour in scouting after a career spanning in excess of 60 years. Bro. Stern has also been a Trustee of several charities, both Masonic and Non Masonic.