Volume LIXJanuary 2012Number 1

DeMolays Provide Service With a Smile

The brotherhood of the Masonic fraternity is well known, but that same feeling of fraternity exists just as strongly in DeMolay.

Recently, Bro. Richard Fitzsimmons, District Deputy Grand Master of the 24th Masonic District and a Deputy Executive Officer for Pennsylvania DeMolay, contacted Bro. Seth Anthony at the Pennsylvania Masonic Youth Foundation office with a request for assistance for a DeMolay brother. He said that in less than 24 hours, Bro. Ben Koncewicz, his wife, Tracy, and their son would be moving to Harrisburg for work. Bro. Koncewicz didn't know anybody in Harrisburg and was afraid that he was going to have to unload all of his personal effects by himself unless he could find some help.

Always willing to assist a brother in need, Bro. Seth recruited two Pennsylvania DeMolay State Officers to assist with the move: Bros. Matt Blaisdell, State Master Councilor, and Anthony Kallhoff, State Scribe.

The team arrived at the Konecwicz's new residence and immediately got to work helping the family move in.

In less than three hours, the U-Haul truck was emptied and the family was ready to get settled. Helping a friend move is never high on anybody's list of fun activities, but helping a brother in a time of need always makes for a great day!


Scholarship Funds Encourage Youth to Succeed

The Educational Endowment Fund Committee of the Pennsylvania Masonic Youth Foundation (PMYF) will accept scholarship applications until March 15, 2012. The Masonic Scholarship Resource Guide and applications are available at . Those eligible to receive the scholarship awards include young people who have a Masonic relative, or who are members of a Masonic-sponsored youth group.

Many deserving students apply, but these competitive awards are limited to the income from the Grand Lodge Higher Education Fund and the PMYF Educational Endowment Fund, which only grows through YOUR contributions.

Front row, left-right: Bro. Travis L .Good, W.M., Adams Lodge No. 319; Leanne Kyle; and Bro. Gregory L. Latchford, D.D.G.M.-19th District. Back row, left-right: Bros. Derek P. Sweger, J.W.; Barry E. Enck, P.M., Treasurer; W. Michael Greaney, P.M., Secretary; Troy G. Latchford, S.D.; and Daniel L. Adair, S.W.


Jobies Receive Support for Activities & HIKE

On Aug. 24, 2011, several senior residents and Executive Director Bro. Nicholas Mahler of the Golden Living Center, Camp Hill, made a presentation of $1,000 to Job's Daughters Bethel No. 19, Mechanicsburg. The donation aids the bethel in its activities and also supports their charity, the Hearing Impaired Kids Endowment (HIKE) Fund, which purchases hearing assistive devices for hearing impaired children. Representative Glen R. Grell was also present for this community initiative.

Through the HIKE fund, Job's Daughters has embraced the needs of youth, from birth to age 20, with hearing impairments. The HIKE Fund, Inc., has provided children with hearing assistive devices since 1986, including: hearing aids, FM systems, closed caption converters, tactile units, alerting systems and specialized sports equipment.

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