Volume LVIOctober 2009Number 3

Irem Clubhouse Datestone Ceremony & Opening

Masonic Ceremonies for Laying of the Datestone of the Clubhouse at the Irem Shrine and Country Club were held on June 27 at the Irem Shrine Pavilion. Potentate David Warman, past and present leadership of Irem Shrine and Irem members attended the momentous event. The ceremony began with music by the Irem String Band and the Presentation of Colors by the Irem Legion of Honor.

At the conclusion of the event, R.W. Grand Master Stephen Gardner and Bro. and Noble Robert J. Rebennack, a member of Kingston Lodge No. 395, Irem Shrine, and the Irem Legion of Honor and his wife, Anne M., unveiled two bronze plaques honoring their gracious legacy gift to the Masonic Villages of the Grand Lodge of Pennsylvania. One has been placed at the base of the flag pole outside the Clubhouse honoring all those who have died for our freedom, and the other dedicates the Grand Ballroom of the Clubhouse.

The Irem Clubhouse Restaurant & Pub served food and drinks for the first time on May 12. Residents of the Masonic Village at Dallas were treated to some grand opening samples and were among the first to dine in the restaurant. They gave the food "two thumbs up!"

The brand new clubhouse, offering a breathtaking view of the golf course and the endless Northeastern mountains, is the perfect setting to host a wedding, reception, reunion, meeting or other event. The Grand Ballroom on the upper level seats up to 250 guests and includes a full dance floor, and the lower level features smaller meeting rooms. In addition to the pub and restaurant, the upper level also features a patio for outdoor dining as well as an outdoor bar for golfers to grab a bite to eat and continue their round. The lower level includes an entertainment room, locker rooms, offices and spaces available for future potential retail. An elevator provides access between floors. There is a porte-cochere at the main entrance and valet service is available for special events. Visit www.iremcountryclub.com or contact Laurie Knauer, Event/Sales Coordinator, at (570) 675-1134, ext. 100, for more information about booking events at the clubhouse.


Masonic Village at Dallas Announces Many New Options

Join Us for an Open House
Oct. 20, Nov. 5 or Dec. 8 at 10 a.m.

The Masonic Village at Dallas features villas and apartments available in various floor plans for active seniors 60 years of age and older. Beginning in 2009, apartment rental fees have been made available starting at just $875 per month. Additionally, for those seniors interested in pursuing one of the four villa options, prices have been significantly reduced.

The Masonic Villages has also announced a new innovative payment option for both apartments and villas known as our "Guaranteed Appreciation Plan." That means Masonic Village guarantees that should you leave the community, you or your estate would receive 90% of the entrance fee you paid within your first year of residency. Each year thereafter, you would receive an additional 1% of the original amount that you paid for your accommodation. In today's volatile marketplace, this guaranteed appreciation is unprecedented and will provide residents and their family members with tremendous peace of mind.

Amenities available to residents have also expanded. The Masonic Village has partnered with neighboring Misericordia University to offer residents access to the university's swimming pool and fitness center, including exercise classes and an indoor walking track; continuing education and lifelong learning programs, such as non-credit courses and the Elderhostel Program; state-of-the-art library featuring an extensive collection of books, publications, archives and a computer lab; and cultural events including art exhibits, sporting events, theater and musical concerts.

If needed, residents have preferred access to quality care through our preferred health care provider, The Mercy Center, located adjacent to the Masonic Village at Dallas, as well as other local service providers and any of the Masonic Villages' health care services in Elizabethtown, Lafayette Hill, Sewickley and Warminster, Pa.

For more information, call (570) 675-1866 or toll-free (866) 851-4243, or visit www.masonicvillagespa.org.


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