Volume LVIIIAugust 2011Number 3

Districts 2 and 3 Degree Conferral at the Temple in Philadelphia

On April 30, Districts 2 and 3 traveled to Philadelphia for a District-wide Degree Conferral in the Masonic Temple. A total of 162 brethren and ladies were in attendance, along with 10 candidates who were raised to the Sublime Degree of a Master Mason. The degrees were done by All-Star Degree Teams in three lodge rooms in the Temple: Egyptian Hall, Renaissance Hall and Corinthian Hall. While the brethren were conferring the work, the ladies were taken on a guided tour of the Edgar Allan Poe House before receiving a tour of the Temple by Bro. Danny Hinds, Superintendent of the Temple.

R.W. Grand Master Thomas K. Sturgeon witnessed all three conferrals, and presented each candidate with a signed Masonic Bible. Grand Master Sturgeon then honored the three conferring Worshipful Masters by presenting them each with one of his Masonic neckties and his medallion.

Widows Sons Riders

The combined Pennsylvania chapters of the Widows Sons Masonic Riders Association held its second charity ride on July 30 in Gettysburg. Grand Master Thomas K. Sturgeon has been a great supporter of this event, and while not himself a rider, has graciously and enthusiastically lent his time and effort in helping the Widows Sons raise funds for worthy Masonic causes. The proceeds from the ride will be donated to the Masonic Children's Home in Elizabethtown.

Widows Sons Masonic Riders is an international organization under the governance of a Grand Chapter for each jurisdiction. The primary goal of each chapter is the pursuit of fund raising and other activities for the benefit of Masonic widows and other charities. The Grand Chapter of the Pennsylvania Widows Sons now boasts five subordinate chapters and continues to grow!

To learn more or to get involved, visit www.widowssons.com/Pa

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