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FOCUS ON EXCELLENCE ­ Raising Keith A. Bortz, Jr., State Master Councilor of the Order of DeMolay in Pennsylvania, highlighted the value of Masonry's support of youth programs through the Pennsylvania Youth Foundation of the Grand Lodge of Pennsylvania and underscored the importance of the dedicated services of the youth advisors in the local lodges. Masons' concern for youth exemplifies the Grand Master's theme of "H.O.P.E.: Helping Others Pursue Excellence."

The Masons, family members, and youth pictured on the cover personify the cycle of leadership, growth, maturity, and excellence that is found in the DeMolay/Masonic relationship. In the back row are (l-r): Samuel C. Williamson, R.W.P.G.M.; Marvin A. Cunningham, Sr., R.W.G.M.; and Thomas R. Labagh, P.M., Executive Officer of Pennsylvania DeMolay. In the foreground are (l-r): Bro. Bortz, Jr.; his father, Keith A. Bortz, Sr., a Chapter Advisor; his grandfather, Kenneth L. Bortz, lodge Treasurer; and Chris Laureano, a young DeMolay of Reading Chapter.

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