Charles 'Rod' McDonald
Charles “Rod” McDonald is a native of Evansville, IN. He graduated from Harrison High
School in 1971. Immediately he went to work for ALCOA. In 1983 Rod joined forces with
his father, Charlie McDonald at Tri-State Painting. He continues to run and own the
business with his brothers and his mother.
Rod followed in his father’s footsteps by becoming a Mason (Newburgh Lodge), joining
the Scottish Rite. He became a Noble of the Hadi Shriners in 1974. Rod first became a
member of the Drum & Bugle Corps upon joining Hadi as a trumpet player. He later found
his love of making children smile by becoming a clown with the Warrick County Klowns.
He is now a very active member of the Hadi Funsters and has served as Treasurer for
Rod has been a long-time member of the Hadi Bowling League where he spent
many memorable Thursday nights with his dad. This is also the league where he bowled
four 300 pin games.
Rod is proud of his strong Masonic family involvement that started with his father
and now continues to the next generations. His son-in-law, Randy Eades, is a very
active member of the Hadi Oriental Band. His daughter, Penny Eades, is currently
serving as Queen of Isis Temple No. 41 Daughters of the Nile. He eagerly awaits the
day when he can welcome his grandson, Blake, into the Masons and assist him in
becoming a Noble of the Hadi Shriners.