|Volume LIV||May 2007||Number 2|
Installations of District Deputy Grand Masters Attract Masonic Youth
Did you attend the Installation of your new District Deputy Grand Master? If not, the members of our Masonic youth groups want you to know that you missed some outstanding programs! Masonic youth are naturally fascinated by the ceremonies of our Craft, where they might gain some insight into the origins of their own rituals. Seeing the new District Deputy Grand Master of District 5, Bro. Gary Dukeman, recite his obligation from memory in front of a "full house" at Howell Lodge No. 405, Honeybrook, on Jan. 22, left a lasting impression on the Job's Daughters of Bethel 14, Quarryville, and the DeMolays of Freedom Chapter, Christiana. They also noted R.W. Junior Grand Warden Jay W. Smith's remarks, encouraging members of our fraternity to visit the youth groups at their meetings or other events, and expressed their hope that some of the Masons present were listening. They were equally impressed with the interest and welcoming attention they received from Ronald A. Aungst, Sr., R.W. Grand Master, and from all the Masons present.
The Job's Daughters of Bethel 1, York, attended the Installation of Bro. Teddy D. Sizemore, on Jan. 25, at Friendship Lodge No. 663, Fawn Grove, in District 42, where they provided a choir to sing and enhance the ceremony with beautiful hymns. They also took the opportunity to pass out their new "JDI" pins, which represent the new logo of "Job's Daughters International." The Bethel, and DeMolay members of Riverside Chapter in Wrightsville, each presented Grand Master Aungst with a check to assist with the Masonic Temple Initiative.
Bro. Sizemore, in a letter thanking them for their attendance, wrote, "All of you have my support in the future, and I am going to do everything in my power to make your organization stronger. I believe with the CHIP program and awareness in the communities, we can get some new members in your clubs and possibly even start a new chapter in the southern part of the district."
The youth group members and leaders agreed that this is exactly the kind of Masonic support they need to grow!
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