Volume LIVNovember 2007Number 4

Grand Master's Charity Golf Tournaments

Eastern Region

The Grand Master's Eastern Pennsylvania Charity Golf Tournament was held on Oct. 29 at Lu Lu Country Club in North Hills. The event featured a full day of golf, music, cocktails, dinner and a silent auction.

Credit for the successful event goes to Tournament Committee members, Brothers Dale H. Fera, Sr., William J. Greet and LeRoy O. McClelland, as well as Masonic Village staff Joyce F. Michelfelder and Carol Wolfinger. In addition, Bro. Bill Melnyk lent his professional skills as a bagpiper, to the enjoyment of the crowd. More than a dozen residents from the Masonic Village at Lafayette Hill also volunteered their time to assist with the set-up of the auction, act as "hole monitors" and help to stuff the goodie bags.

Although it's early, it is estimated that the net proceeds will be in excess of $20,000 to benefit special projects at the Masonic Villages at Lafayette hill and Warminster.
Central Region

The Second Annual Grand Master's Central Golf Tournament at Irem Country Club was held on Wednesday, sept. 19; a sunny and perfect temperature day. The tournament began with registration and lunch at 11 a.m., followed by a "shot-gun" start at noon.

Ronald A. Aungst, Sr., R.W. Grand Master, started the day at hole one along with his group, Brothers Ryan Aungst, Chad Haldeman and Ken Kocher. Irem's Potentate, Harry Wood, III, played his "home" course along with Brothers Marvin Cunningham, Sr., R.W.P.G.M., Rich Belmont and Don Hoppes. All in all, 18 groups participated.

First place winners were Brothers Dave Mohn, Jim Clay, Bob Speicher and Jim Lord. second place winners were Brothers John Sunday, Ken Woods, Dave Ruhf and Skeeter Fry.

Approximately $5,000 was raised to benefit the Masonic Children's home and the Grand Master's Charity. Many thanks to all who helped to make this event a success.
Western Region

The Grand Master's Western Pennsylvania Golf Tournament hosted 70 golfers and a group of 25 Masonic village at Sewickley retirement living resident volunteers. The sight for this year's tournament for the second year in a row was Shannopin Country Club in Ben Avon Heights.

The day's events began with registration, and then a shot-gun start for the golfers at noon. After completing their round of golf, the men and women golfers enjoyed shannopin's beautiful patio for hors d'oeuvres and then proceeded into the clubhouse for a fabulous buffet dinner. This year, the tournament committee coordinated a Chinese auction, silent auction and a reverse club auction, which added to the competitive fun of the day's events.

Due to the overwhelming support of sponsors, golfers and volunteers, this year's proceeds, over $15,000, will benefit the Masonic Village at Sewickley's Valley Care Masonic Center.

Mark your calendar for next year's event to be held on Sept. 22, 2008.

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