Volume LVIIIFebruary 2011Number 1

The Grand Master Further States:
One Day Masonic Journey Leads to Success!

At the One Day Masonic Journey on Oct. 30, 2010, a total of 1,937 men were raised to the Sublime Degree of Master Mason. Many went on to join the Scottish Rite and the Shrine.

Held in 13 different locations across the state, the ritual presentations were expertly conferred by "all-star" teams who demonstrated exemplary work.

Many thanks to the site coordinators for each location: Bro. Larry Newhard, Allentown; Bro. Mark A Pine, Altoona; Bro. Paul E. Reichart, Bloomsburg; Bro. John Wells, Coudersport; Bro. Kim W. Jeffreys, P.D.D.G.M., Erie; Bro. Ken Beard, P.D.D.G.M., Harrisburg; Bro. Robert Marziano, Jr., P.D.D.G.M., New Castle; Bro. Gary Davis, P.D.D.G.M., Plymouth Meeting; Bro. Thomas M. Gasmire, P.D.D.G.M., Pittsburgh; Bro. L. Donald Loos, Jr., Reading; Bro. Gordon Coniff, P.D.D.G.M., Scranton; Bro. Timothy L. Shumar, Uniontown; and Bro. Ronald A. Aungst, Sr., R.W.P.G.M., Williamsport.

I also extend my sincere appreciation to every brother who signed a petition, mentored a candidate throughout the day or helped in one of countless other ways. You all should be proud of your service and our accomplishment!

Membership Has Grown!
2009 total LOSS of 2,918
2010 total GAIN of 449
A scene from the One Day Masonic Journey in Reading
Pittsburgh: R.W. Grand Master Sturgeon greets brethren both new and "seasoned."
Photo by Bro. Ken Brooks
Harrisburg: Michael Moyer, a senior living at the Masonic Children's Home, joined Abraham C. Treichler Lodge No. 682.
Photo by Bro. Dave Berry
Philadelphia: Grand Master Sturgeon greets 93-year-old Bro. Walter Balliet of West Collingswood, N.J., who joined Joseph H. Brown Lodge No. 751.
Photo by Bro. Bruce Levin

Philadelphia: Bro. Robert J. Bateman, R.W. Senior Grand Warden; Anthony Weaver; Stephen Amabile; and Grand Master Tom Sturgeon.
Photo by Bro. Bruce Levin
Grand Master's Message to New Brethren:

I say it again - Welcome! I encourage you to take advantage of the many benefits of membership in this great fraternity. Continue to learn, find ways to get involved and remember: the more you put into it, the more you'll get out of it. As full-fledged members, you have the right and privilege of inviting other deserving men into our fold - our family - and I encourage you to do so! The more we grow our lodges, the greater our ability to impact our communities and our world. I hope you enjoy Freemasonry as much as I have over the past 46 years and find it equally meaningful and rewarding.

Philadelphia: Brethren socializing at the One Day Masonic Journey.
Photo by Bro. Bruce Levin
Harrisburg: Bros. A. Nathaniel Croumer, a member since age 21, and his brother, Bro. John W. Croumer, who joined during the One Day Masonic Journey. Both Past Master Councilors of Elizabethtown, Order of DeMolay, they are now both members of Abraham C. Treichler Lodge No. 682.
Photo by Bro. David Labagh
Harrisburg: Bros. Christopher B. Setnar and his stepfather, Gregory Vanek.
Photo by Bro. Dave Berry.

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