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Grand Master Honored By Pennsylvania DeMolay


On Saturday, December 4, 2004 more than 30 new members received their degrees in a statewide induction that was held in honor of "Dad" William Slater II, R.W. Grand Master of the Grand Lodge of Pennsylvania.

The induction ceremonies, performed by an "all star" team of DeMolays, representing the many DeMolay Chapters meeting in Pennsylvania, were held at the Brossman Ballroom at the Freemason Cultural Center at the Masonic Village in Elizabethtown. The degree work was outstanding and left a lasting impression on Grand Master Slater and all who attended.

At the close of the induction ceremonies, "Dad" Thomas R. Labagh, Executive Officer for Pennsylvania DeMolay and Bro. Justin D. Killian, State Master Counselor, presented the R.W. Grand Master with a specially made Mini Grand Prix Wooden Collectible and a check in the amount of $500.00 for the Child Identification Program, CHIP, the program of the Grand Lodge which collects identifying information on children, to be used by law enforcement departments in the event a child should become missing.

Following the induction, a week-end full of fun activities continued at the Masonic Conference Center. First-line signers for new members, who were inducted throughout the fall campaign, received prizes that included a personalized set of dog tags and either a navy-style hat or aviator-style sunglasses. The top first-line signers for the campaign received, by their preference, a "Lord of the Rings" RISK game; and the Chapter that inducted the most new members, which was Lorraine Chapter of Butler, received a mounted cavalry sword for display at their Chapter.

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