Three Lodges in 29th Present 11 A.E.D.s

Three lodges in the 29th Masonic District presented a total of eleven automated external defibrillators (A.E.D.s) to Emergency Medical Councils (E.M.C.s). Seven of the units presented by Chartiers Lodge No. 297, Canonsburg, represented by Emil J. Brenkus, W.M. (left), went to E.M.C.s in Canonsburg, Cecil Township, Chartiers Township, Houston, McDonald, North Strabane Township, and Peters Township. Two units presented by Sunset Lodge No. 623, Washington, represented by Stephen R. Vanucci, W.M. (second from left), went to the E.M.C. Two units presented by Washington Lodge No. 164, represented by S. Timothy Warco, W.M. (third from left), went to the Washington County E.M.C. and to the Washington County Home. At right is Mrs. Kay Jo Fisher, President of the Washington E.M.C., who accepted the contributions.


A.E.D. Donated In Memory Of Lodge Brother

The members of Red Lion Lodge No. 649, Red Lion, knew that they wanted to participate in the Grand Master's AED program and did so, but in memory of lodge Bro. Harold Capatch who died during a cardiac-related surgery late last year. "By placing this lifesaving technology in our community and training people to use it, we hope to increase the likelihood that people will save sudden cardiac arrest. We are proud to donate this AED in memory of Harold," said Raymond Moose, W.M. The AED was placed with the York Regional Area Police. Bro. Harold Capatch's son and widow, Bro. Brad Capatch and Jean Capatch (left) were present for the AED presentation to (l-r) Police Officer Allison Kinkel and Police Chief Tom Gross by Raymond Moose, W.M., Steven Brenneman, S.W., and Christopher Hake, J.W.


Clay Shoot Providing A.E.D.s

One hundred and twenty Masons and friends participated in the second annual 30th Masonic District Sporting Clay Shoot at Hillside Shooting Preserve near Berlin on Saturday, July 29. Proceeds from the event went toward placing two additional automated external defibrillators (A.E.D.s) at the Westmoreland Mall. The first A.E.D. was placed at the mall as the result of the shoot last year.

Using the Lewis Class System to determine winners, ten guns were given away--or one for every 12 shooters--ranging from the high of 83 through 22 out of a possible 100 targets. Lunch was provided. Plans are underway for the third annual shoot open to Masons and their friends.