Herman Gabriel
Educational Assistance

About Herman Gabriel

A Native Texan, Born in Grayson County, Sherman Texas active in Community Affairs. A strong supporter of Charitable Endeavors. Graduate of Texas Southern University with BS and MS Degrees, Life Member of the TSU National Alumni Association. Organizer Boy Scout Troop 28 sponsored by Saint James UMC, Sherman Tx. and served as its first Scout Master. 33rd Degree Mason, Honorary Past Grandmaster and Past Deputy Grand Master of The MWPH Grand Lodge of Texas. Life member of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity and Past President of the Houston Alumni Chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi. 2006 inductee to Prairie View Interscholastic League Coaches Association Hall of Fame as a State Champion Tennis player. Past Manager of the Rio Grande Masonic Prince Hall FCU and Owner of Gabriel Notary & Bookkeeping Service. Married to Annie M. Gabriel (Herbert) 3 children and 6 Grandchildren. A member of the oldest Black United Methodist Church in Houston [Trinity United Methodist, TAC] Author of current By/Laws of the United Methodist Men of TUMC, and past Chairman; of Administrative Board & Finance Committee. Presently serves as the 4th Sunday Collection Steward Coordinator.

The Herman Gabriel Educational Assistance Fund

Ever Ready Masonic Lodge #506, Free and Accepted Masons – Prince Hall Affiliated is a non-profit organization established February 1924 in Rosenberg, Texas. We are dedicated to community service! Through our community service, we support programs such as: Robert E. Connor Youth Camp, Thomas H. Routt Scholarship Fund, Knights of Pythagoras Youth Camp, Fort Bend Women’s Center, Family Life and Community Resource Center (FLCRC), Youth Ambassador Leadership Education (Y.A.L.E.), District #16 Scholarship Program and food and clothing drives in the Fort Bend and Harris County communities. Our charities have made it possible for Ever Ready #506 to assist the Prince Hall Grand Lodge of Texas to provide over $25,000.00 in scholarships last year to deserving graduating seniors around the State of Texas.

In continuation with all the above charitable donations and lodge operations, Ever Ready is extremely excited to announce the first ever Honorary Past Grand Master Herman Gabriel Educational Assistance Fund. This fund has been established to support operational costs and our low-income, Title 1 and minority students in Fort County with educational and financial assistance. We understand the financial challenges some families face in these difficult economic times. One of our missions is to support our community through our charitable endeavors. To do so, we have decided to honor our very own HPGM Herman Gabriel by naming this fund after him. Over his 50 years of dedicated service, he has served our Lodge faithfully in a plethora of masonic capacities.

To support our children, we seek to host several events (oratorical contests, essay contests) geared toward educating, supporting, and assisting low-income children in our community.

How can you support Ever Ready 506 in our Charity, Operations, and HPGM Educational Assistance Fund?

By pledging support for the Ever Ready #506 Worshipful Master 2020 Memorial Coin. The 2020 Memorial coin will be:

  • 3 inches in diameter
  • 2-sided coin
  • Silver or Gold in color
  • Full-color designed
  • Presented in a felt presentation box
  • Professionally design by a graphic designer

The Memorial coin (heads side) would bear a masonic insignia, name of the Lodge, current year, “current Worshipful Master” in the East and (tails side) would bear Rosenberg, Texas, Est. February 1924, and other unique masonic designs/insignias.

All coin pledges can be paid NOW but must be completed NO LATER than November 21, 2020. Post November 21st, the coins will be ordered. Upon receipt, the coins will be presented by the Worshipful Master at a time and special location of his choosing.

On behalf of Ever Ready Lodge #506, we would like to sincerely thank you in advance for your support of the HPGM Herman Gabriel Educational Assistance Fund supporting the children in our community.

Zac Jones
Committee Chairman