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Steve Hawes
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Steve Hawes

Stephen L. Hawes, the son of Steven Wayne and Charlotte Irene Hawes, was born in Evansville, Indiana on March 24, 1965. He attended Central High School and after graduation, while working for Kenny Kent, earned a Masters of Automotive Technology through General Motors. Steve began to work for the United States Postal Service in July 1997. He is currently a lead technician for the U.S. Postal Sevice Vehicle Maintenance Facility in Evansville. Steve and his lovely Lady Cheryl reside in Evansville. Steve's son, Brett Hawes, daughter-in-law Lori, grandchildren, Bailey and Berkeley, and daughter Lindsay Hawes Grisham and son-in-law Matthew, also reside in Evansville.

After a long successful career in National and International martial arts competition, Steve was honored in 1996 to become a referee for the US National Karate Team. In 1998, Steve became the Chief Referee for the US Team, and in 2002, he was awarded the title of the Chief Referee for the International Martial Arts WKA/WKU organizations world championships, affiliated with over 66 countries.

Steve was raised to the degree of Master Mason in early 2004. In the spring of that year, he became a member of Hadi Shrine. He is a member of Reed Lodge 316, the Scottish Rite, and the No Ruz Grotto. He has served as President of Motor Corps, and is a three time Member of the Year. Steve also holds membership in Swords of Bunker HIll, Mariners, Turtles, and Dubois County Shrine Club. In addition, he belongs the Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 73, Riverbend Association, and theAmerican Legion Kapperman Post 44 in Newburgh, Indiana. Ill. Sir Phillip Smith appointed Steve as his Chief Aide and then later that year, appointed him to Outer Guard on the Divan. He served as 1st Ceremonial Master in Hadi Shrine. Along with Ill. Sir Phil Smith, Steve co-created the Hadi Sportsman's Raffle and has chaired the event since its inception in 2012. Steve is the current chairman for both Advertising Sales and exchange Ticket Sales for the Hadi Shrine Circus.