Volume LVSpecial Inaugural Edition January 2008Number 1

Your Grand Lodge Officers Serving the Craft

Right Worshipful
Deputy Grand Master


Thomas K. Sturgeon
and his wife, Joan

Bro. Sturgeon is a Past Master of Oakdale Lodge No. 669 and served as District Deputy Grand Master of the 47th Masonic District. He served as Commander-in-Chief of the Valley of Pittsburgh and an Honorary Member of Supreme Council, 33º. He was made an Active Member of the Supreme Council in PA in 1999. He also belongs to Zerubbabel-Duquesne Royal Arch Chapter No. 162, Washington Council No. 1 Royal and Select Master Masons and Duquesne Commandery No. 72. He is a member of Syria Shrine, Provost Guard, Shrine Club South, West Hills Caravan and served as Director of the Royal Order of Jesters Court No. 2. He is a member of the Law Enforcement Pin Club, PA Shield and Square Club, Masonic Veterans of Western PA, Tall Cedars of Lebanon, Wa-Cha-Gree Forest No. 149 and the Golden Triangle York Rite College. He was awarded the Order of the Purple Cross and is a recipient of the DeMolay Legion of Honor.

Bro. Sturgeon holds a Master of Science Degree in Police Management. He served as President of the PA Chiefs of Police, was inducted into the PA Police Hall of Fame and was awarded the first Award of Excellence in the PA Chiefs of Police Association. Currently, he is the Deputy Director of the Bureau of Investigations and Enforcement for the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board.

Bro. Sturgeon and his wife, Joan, have six children and seven grandchildren. They are members of Crossroads United Methodist Church.


Right Worshipful
Senior Grand Warden


Jay W. Smith
and his wife, Nancy

Bro. Smith is a Past Master of Casiphia Lodge No. 551 and served as Junior Grand Deacon and District Deputy Grand Master of the 1st Masonic District. He is a member of Royal Arch Chapter No. 43, Goodwin Council No. 19 and Lancaster Commandery No. 13. He has served as Thrice Potent Master in the Valley of Lancaster, Lodge of Perfection, as Most Wise Master in the Valley of Harrisburg and is an Honorary Member of the Supreme Council, 33º. He is a Past Most Wise Master of the Chapter of Rose Croix and is a Past President of the Lancaster Scottish Rite Club of Harrisburg Consistory. He is a member of Zembo Temple and the Lancaster County Shrine Club. He also belongs to Trinity Conclave, Red Cross of Constantine and Appendant Orders and Constant Council No. 239, Allied Masonic Degrees. He was awarded the DeMolay Legion of Honor and DeMolay Cross of Honor.

Bro. Smith attended Stevens State School of Technology and Penn State University. He retired from the PA Department of Transportation as Chief of the Highway Quality Assurance Division after 40 years of service. He is a professional engineer and land surveyor, self-employed part-time in the business of land surveying and related engineering.

Bro. Smith and his wife, Nancy, have three children and eight grandchildren. They are members of Chiques United Methodist Church, where he has served as a Sunday School Teacher and Youth Coordinator.


Right Worshipful
Junior Grand Warden


Robert J. Bateman
and his wife, Joanne

Bro. Robert J. Bateman will be presented as R.W. Junior Grand Warden on Jan. 21. He is a Past Master of Springfield-Hanby Lodge No. 767 and served as District Deputy Grand Master of the 36th Masonic District. He has served as District Masonic Education Chairman, Representative in Grand Lodge and as an instructor in the School of Instruction. He is a member of Howell Royal Arch Chapter No. 202, Allen Council Royal and Select Master Masons No. 23, Allen-Beauceant Commandery No. 20, Valley of Philadelphia, Lu Lu Shriners and the Delaware County Shrine Club. He is also a member of the Masonic Veterans of Pennsylvania, Masonic Blood Donor Club and Pennsylvania Masonic Shield and Square Club.

Bro. Bateman served in the U.S. Active Army Reserves. He retired from the Upper Darby School District after 35 years, last serving as Coordinator for Custodial Services.

Bro. Bateman became a volunteer firefighter at the age of sixteen and is currently life member of Upper Darby Fire Company Station 3. He is a member of American Legion Post 214, and the Chapel of the Four Chaplains. He was a coach of both Youth Flag Football and Little League Baseball, and was Treasurer and later President of the Transport Workers Union Local 289 AFL/CIO.

Bro. Bateman and his wife, Joanne, live in Upper Darby, Pa. They have three children and one granddaughter. He is a member of Covenant United Methodist Church, where he serves as a consultant for custodial needs and chemical safety. Through his church, he also a member of the Life Center Feeding Program Team, which helps feed the homeless and others in the community.


Right Worshipful
Grand Treasurer


Jeffrey W. Coy
and his wife, Jo Anne

Bro. Coy is a Past Master and past Trustee of Cumberland Valley Lodge No. 315. He has been the Choir Director for the Valley of Harrisburg A.A.S.R., and is an Active Member of the Supreme Council, 33º for Pennsylvania. He is a member of the Tall Cedars of Lebanon, George Washington Royal Arch Chapter No. 176, George Washington Council No. 66, Continental Commandery No. 56, the Royal Order of Scotland and Red Cross of Constantine.

Bro. Coy is a recipient of the DeMolay Legion of Honor. He has also served the Grand Lodge as the Grand Organist for the Central Pennsylvania area.

A graduate of Shippensburg University, Bro. Coy is a former Chairman of the Shippensburg University Board of Trustees. In 2004, Bro. Coy was awarded the honorary degree of Doctor of Public Service from Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania.

Bro. Coy served 11 terms as State Representative for the 89th Legislative District of Franklin and Cumberland counties, having been elected to his first two-year term in 1982. He is also Vice Chairman of the Orrstown Bank and is a member of many other community organizations.

Bro. Coy served nine years on the Chesapeake Bay Commission with representatives from Pennsylvania, Maryland and Virginia. Currently, he serves as a Commissioner of the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board.

He and his wife, Jo Anne, live in Shippensburg. They are members of Memorial Lutheran Church, where he has been the organist for over 30 years.


Right Worshipful
Grand Secretary


Mark A. Haines
and his wife, Karen

Bro. Haines is a Past Master of Reading Lodge No. 549 and is a dual member of Teutonia Lodge No. 367. He served as District Deputy Grand Master for the 7th Masonic District and is a member of the PA Lodge of Research. He served as Most Excellent High Priest of Reading Royal Arch Chapter No. 152 and is a member of Creigh Council No. 16, Royal and Select Masters; Reading Commandery No. 9; Constantine Conclave, Red Cross of Constantine; and Excelsior Mark Lodge No. 216. Bro. Haines a Past Thrice Potent Master and Trustee Reading Lodge of Perfection, a member the Valley of Reading and is an Honorary Member of the Supreme Council, 33º. He a Past President of the Director's Staff of Rajah Shrine and a member of Fellowship High Twelve Club No. 669.

An Advisor for the Reading Chapter, Order of DeMolay, Bro. Haines was awarded the DeMolay Legion of Honor. He also served as an Advisor for Reading Assembly, International Order of The Rainbow for Girls.

Bro. Haines graduated from Penn State University with a degree in Business Administration.

He was installed as the R.W. Grand Secretary on Dec. 27, 2005. Previously, he was employed as Deputy Grand Secretary and held various management positions within the insurance industry.

He and his wife, Karen, have five children. They live in West Lawn and attend Peace Lutheran Church.


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