Volume LIVFebruary 2007Number 1

"Best Program All Year"

George B. Zeiner, P.M., Worshipful Master of Kennett Lodge No. 475, stands next to Master Councilor Kris Walkling, surrounded by the members and Sweetheart of Freedom Chapter.

Kennett Lodge No. 475 in Kennett Square recently hosted a visit from Freedom Chapter, Order of DeMolay, which meets in Christiana. The chapter members were there to say "thank you" to Kennett Lodge and all the lodges in District 5 for helping to sponsor a member to the annual summer DeMolay Key Man Conference. Eleven members, three advisors, two Moms and the Chapter Sweetheart were in attendance. The young men performed a flawless exemplification of the DeMolay opening and closing ritual ceremony and performed the Obligation a member takes upon joining. Approximately 30 lodge members were in attendance.

After the ritual, the Chapter Sweetheart was invited into the room and called upon to explain the Masonic Clock fundraiser the chapter created to raise money for themselves and their charity projects. She later sold six clocks. Each member of the chapter was introduced, stated his name and where he lived. The members of the lodge were engaged and afterward complimented the members on their ritual work. During the final Question & Answer segment of the program, the lodge members asked numerous questions about DeMolay, its history and its namesake, Jacques DeMolay, last Grand Master of the Knights Templar. Some of the Past Masters inquired about the details of sponsoring a chapter.

The Master Councilor of the chapter, Kris Walkling, received a generous donation and an invitation to participate in various upcoming lodge events. After retiring to the dining area for pizza, one lodge member was overheard telling the Worshipful Master, "Best program all year."

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