Volume LVIIIFebruary 2011Number 1

DeMolay Class Named in Honor of Grand Master Sturgeon

On Dec. 4, 2010, Pennsylvania DeMolay honored R.W. Grand Master Thomas K. Sturgeon with an Induction of 12 new members at the Masonic Conference Center-Patton Campus in Elizabethtown. The class also had 11 previously reported new members who were a part of the class experiencing the full degrees for the first time.

Pennsylvania DeMolay mirrored the successes of Grand Lodge this year by initiating more members than the organization lost to majorities.

The class and weekend program, planned by State Senior Councilor Alexander Rauschenberger, a Past Master Councilor of Lorraine Chapter, Butler, included participants from 17 different DeMolay Chapters meeting in Pennsylvania. The weekend also included training for new DeMolay Advisors, movies and athletic activities, a dance with Job's Daughters and Rainbow Girls and a worship service planned by the state officers. Following the presentation of patents to the new members, State Master Councilor Thomas Moyer, a Past Master Councilor of Pilgrim Chapter, Harrisburg, presented Grand Master Sturgeon with a $500 check for the Masonic Villages from Pennsylvania DeMolay.

"No Grand Master can receive a greater compliment than to have a State DeMolay Class named in his honor," Grand Master Sturgeon said.

Bethel #19 Welcomes Special Visitors to Officer Installations

At its recent officer installation, Bethel #19, Mechanicsburg, was honored to have in attendance 14 Prince Hall Masons, including Worshipful District Deputy Grand Master of the Fifth District of the M.W. Prince Hall F. & A.M. of Pennsylvania, Paul A. Hibner, P.M., Letort Star Lodge No. 18, and three Worshipful Masters. The bethel was also honored by the presence of District Deputy Grand Matron from District 5, Deborah Grand Chapter, O.E.S., P.H.A., Mrs. Lyndell Butler, member of the Silvery Moon Chapter No. 56, and several O.E.S. officers.

Bethel #19 officers with, left-Bro. Paul A. Hibner, W.D.D.G.M.; back-Bro. Doug Harms, P.M., Perseverance Lodge No. 21, Harrisburg, Associate Bethel Guardian, and Tiffany Bates, Bethel Guardian; and right-Mrs. Lyndell Butler, D.D.G.M.
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