A presentation on Pennsylvania's Academy of Freemasonry at the 2001 Conference of Grand Masters in Phoenix, AZ, on Feb. 20 was well received, resulting in many of those attending requesting more information and a number of them desiring to attend the March 17 session in Elizabethtown. The presentation, one of three at the sessions, was at the invitation of the Conference of Grand Masters.
Robert L. Dluge, Jr., R.W. Grand Master, recognized as the creator of the three-part Academy, introduced the concept at the conference and gave an in-depth insight to the purpose and structure of the new venture. He reported that attendance at the two Academy sessions that had been held indicated a great interest by Pennsylvania Freemasons.
During the presentation, Edward O. Weisser, R.W.P.G.M., Chairman of the Masonic Training and Education Committee, discussed the workshop created for Junior and Senior Wardens. A copy of the Wardens' program was supplied for every Grand Lodge represented at the conference.
Thomas W. Jackson, R.W.P.G.S., Chairman of the Academy of Masonic Knowledge, discussed the research function of the Academy. He also spoke of the renowned Masonic speakers who had been and are invited to share their views and knowledge.
It was an honor for the Grand Lodge of Pennsylvania to have been selected to make the presentation to the Conference of Grand Masters, which underscores Pennsylvania's excellence in the development of new programs.
Hundreds Attend Very Successful Academy Sessions