The Lapel Pin of the Grand Master has been a long-standing tradition in Indiana Freemasonry. Each year, the new Grand Master selects a design for his pin that reflects his vision for the craft as well as Indiana Freemasonry at that time.
With the 2018-19 design, Most Worshipful Brother Carl E. Culmann has chosen to primarily to highlight the 200th anniversary of Freemasonry in Indiana. This Bicentennial celebration is an important epoch in our history that we should all be incredibly proud of. In the center of the design is the Coat of Arms of the Grand Lodge of Indiana. The design of this Coat of Arms shows our lineage as a Grand Lodge. Dominating the design, behind the Coat of Arms, is the Square and Compass. Those working tools that have become the worldwide calling card of our fraternity. Enclosing these elements is the circle, an emblem of eternity, which we learn in the fraternity points out the whole duty of man, and that when a brother keeps himself thus circumscribed, he cannot materially err.
Finally, tucked in the bottom of the design is the laurel leaves that have come to symbolize Grand Lodge, and over which are the words “Indiana” and “200 Years”. This design, with all of its elements combined, pays homage to our past 200 years and simultaneously looks forward to our next 200 years with pride and hope.