Volume LVNovember 2008Number 4

Grand Master's 2008 Charity Golf Tournament Results


Left-right: Bros. W. Barry Blannett, S.W.; Mark D. Mettler, High Priest and Prophet; Roy Smith, Assistant Rabban; and Richard A. Belmont, Recorder, Past Potentate; all of Irem Shrine, shot 10 under part to win the central tournament.

The central golf tournament was held at the Irem Shriners Country Club on Sept. 16, with 72 golfers hitting the links. The format was "Captain and his Crew."

Brothers Rich Belmont, Recorder and Past Potentate of Irem Shrine, and Ronald A. Aungst, Sr., R.W.P.G.M., co-chaired the event, which raised more than $10,962 for the Masonic Charities. Fifty percent of the proceeds will benefit the Masonic Children's Home and the other 50 percent will support the Masonic Temple restoration.

The golfers received a gift bag including a leather pouch for golf balls and tees, a sleeve of golf balls, an Irem Country Club ball marker, a buffet lunch, beverages and snacks during and after play and a huge dinner highlighted by a carving station of succulent prime rib.


Left-right: Bros. Guy Matthews, P.D.D.G.M.; Edward R. Stein, D.D.G.M.; Robert J. Bateman, R.W.J.G.W.; Stephen Gardner, R.W.G.M.; David Tansey, D.D.G.M.; Ronald A. Aungst, Sr., R.W.P.G.M.; Raymond T. George, D.D.G.M.; and William Kingsbury, D.D.G.M.

The eastern golf tournament was held on Sept. 29 at LuLu Country Club in North Hills. Over 90 golfers participated in the fun event featuring a full day of golf, music, cocktails, dinner and a silent auction. Early tabulations indicate that the net proceeds will be in excess of $25,000 to benefit special projects at the Masonic Villages at Lafayette Hill and Warminster.

Many thanks to Tournament Committee members Bro. Dale H. Fera, Sr., Bro. William J. Greet, Bro. Chris Reynolds, Joyce F. Michelfelder and Carol Wolfinger, who worked hard to make the event a success. 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.


Enjoying fellowship and fun on the course at the Western PA Tournament were, left-right: Bros. Alex Walters; Rodney Boyce, D.D.G.M.; P.J. Roup, D.D.G.M.; and John Walter. Photo compliments of Doric Lodge No. 630, Sewickley, Arnold Y. Steinberg, W.M.

The western golf tournament, held Sept. 22 at the Sewickley Heights Golf Club, hosted a generous group of golfers and an enthusiastic assembly of Masonic Village at Sewickley retirement living resident volunteers.

The day's events began with registration, and then a shot gun start for the golfers at 11:30 am. After completing their round of golf, the men and women enjoyed hors d'oeuvres and dinner in the ballroom. This year's tournament committee, chaired by Bro. Robert F. Dunkle, D.D.G.M., coordinated a Chinese auction, silent auction and a reverse club auction which added to the competitive fun of the day's events. Golf committee members also included Bros. Raymond T. Dietz, D.D.G.M.; Norman E. Flaherty, P.D.D.G.M.; William J. Magnotti, D. William Roberts, P.D.D.G.M.; Paul J. Roup, D.D.G.M.; and Samuel W. Spanos. Jane Binley provided staff support for the event.

Due to the overwhelming support of sponsors, golfers and volunteers, this year's proceeds of over $7,000 will benefit the Masonic Village at Sewickley's Valley Care Masonic Center

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