|Volume LIV||November 2007||Number 4|
District & Lodge News
Bro. Carl V. Dreisbach Receives Scouter Award
On April 5, with the consent of Ronald A. Aungst, Sr., R.W. Grand Master, and with the assistance of Teddy D. Sizemore, District Deputy Grand Master for District 42, 11 Master Masons from the Grand Jurisdiction of Delaware, including four Past Grand Masters, sojourned to Zeredatha Lodge No. 451, York, to present to Bro. Carl V. Dreisbach the Daniel Carter Beard Masonic Scouter Award.
Bro. Dreisbach was unable to attend the award presentation in his lodge that evening, however, so the brethren traveled on to the Masonic Village at Elizabethtown and made the presentation there in the presence of his wife, Frances.
Bro. Dreisbach, in his service as a teacher, serviceman, Scout Leader and noble Freemason, has enriched the lives of thousands of young men through his thoughtfulness, caring, dedication and devotion. Carl's nickname is "Miserable," which is ironic, because one cannot look upon Bro. Dreisbach and call him "Miserable" without having a smile come to his face.
Bro. Peterman Celebrates His 100th Birthday
On June 2, members of Muncy Lodge No. 299, traveled to the Masonic Village at Elizabethtown to celebrate Bro. Howard M. Peterman's 100th birthday (his actual birthday is June 4). The celebration also was attended by many of his family members and friends. Brothers Ronald A. Aungst, Sr., R.W. Grand Master; Stephen Gardner, R.W. Deputy Grand Master; and Jay W. Smith, R.W. Junior Grand Warden, were honored to be part of the celebration. Earlier this year, Bro. Peterman received his 70-Year Service Emblem from the Grand Master. He is a 74-year member of the fraternity.
Bro. Peterman is believed to be the first member of Muncy Lodge to have attained the age of 100. Cake and refreshments were served and a great day of fellowship was enjoyed by all in attendance.
Front row, left to right: Brothers Jay W. Smith, R.W.J.G.W.; Ronald A. Aungst, Sr., R.W.G.M.; Howard M. Peterman; Stephen Gardner, R.W.D.G.M.; and Kenneth W. McClintock, D.D.G.M. for District 18.
Back row, left to right: Brothers Robert G. Peterman, J.W.; C. Lamont Wallis; Leon C. Myers, P.M.; George A. Fraley, P.M., Sec.; and Allen L. Smith, W.M., all members of Muncy Lodge No. 299.
100 Years Young, 60 Years a Mason
Bro. Clayton F. Kilpatrick, of Whitfield Lodge No. 622, Tatamy, was honored with a surprise 100th birthday party on June 19, when 24 brethren gathered in the Lafayette Dining Hall at Moravian Hall Square, Nazareth. Bro. Kilpatrick enjoyed the evening reminiscing and being presented with his 60-year Masonic Service Award by Bro. Michael J. Febbo, District Deputy Grand Master for District 50.
Left to right: Brothers Lee E. Betzenberger, W.M.; Michael J. Febbo, D.D.G.M. for District 50; Clayton F. Kilpatrick, seated; Dennis Kromer, P.M.; Jason T. Powlette, S.W.; and Richard W. Shevalier, III, J.W.
Became Mason at Age 83
On May 16 at Prospect Lodge 578, Warren Kenneth Welsh "Barney," age 83, was raised to the sublime degree of a Master Mason.
Barney is very enthusiastic about being a Freemason, and the lodge is pleased to have this energetic octogenarian among its membership. He may have started a family tradition, as both his sons have recently sent in their petitions as well.
Front row: Brothers Steve Elkins; Bill Fairman, P.M.; Barney Welsh, Lynwood J. Dixon, Sr., P.D.D.G.M.; and Charles Dixon Back row: Brothers Bill Stauffer; David Bellenzeni; Gerhard O. Urban, P.M.; Dick Bower; and Lynwood J. Dixon, Jr.
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