|Volume LIX||November 2012||Number 4|
Bro. G. Kent Hackney, 33° District Deputy Grand Master (D.D.G.M.) for District B, presented a Century Club Recognition Certificate and Pin to Bro. Allan W. Stitzer, W.M., P.M., during the June stated meeting of University Lodge No. 51, Philadelphia. Bro. Hackney also has received the Century Club honor.
Bro. Stitzer's degree work began in 1971. He first served as Worshipful Master in 1973. During the January stated meeting, his first night in the East, the Grand Lodge visited Lodge No. 51 to install Allan's father, Arthur B. Stitzer, Jr., P.M., as D.D.G.M. of District A. Bro. Stitzer takes great pride in noting that six of the 100+ degrees he conferred were at a stated meeting on June 14, 2004, when he conferred the three degrees on each of his two sons by dispensation of then-R.W. Grand Master William Slater II.
Bro. George R. Hixon, P.M., James Cochran Lodge No. 614, Connellsville, received his Diamond Jubilee Service Award from R.W. Grand Master Jay W. Smith on Feb. 4 at the Pleasant Valley Masonic Center for 75 years of service to the Craft. Bro. Hixon entered the Craft on March 9, 1937 and served as Worshipful Master in 1944 and in 1954.
On June 27, at the High Twelve International Annual Convention in Tucson, Ariz., Bro. Donald M. Whistler, York Lodge No. 266, was elected International President of High Twelve International. Bro. Winton E. Hewitt, Cassia Mount Horeb Lodge No. 273, Ardmore, was elected Third International Vice President, and Bro. William H. Haynes, Pocono Lodge No. 780, Cresco, was elected Endowment Fund Trustee. Bro. Matthew D. Dupee, Esq., Shiloh Lodge No. 558, Souderton, was appointed General Counsel, and Bro. and Rev. William D. Hartman, Lodge No. 9, Philadelphia, was appointed Associate Prelate. Bro. George W. Tracy, Esq., Shiloh Lodge No. 558, serves as Treasurer, General Counsel and Zone 7 Representative for the Wolcott Foundation.
High Twelve is an association of Master Masons dedicated to the unification of Master Masons, independent of the formal ritual. Members are dedicated to service to the fraternity, developing long-lasting friendships, encouraging and supporting the public school systems, participating in constructive community activities and preserving the principles of good government based on the rights of the individual. High Twelve supports Masonic causes with special emphasis on youth support and patriotic events. Its principal charity is the Wolcott Foundation, which provides fully paid scholarships to graduate students majoring in public or governmental administration at George Washington University. To locate local High Twelve in your area, visit www.high12.org.
On April 9, the Pennsylvania Shield & Square Club degree team conferred its 100th degree since its inception in 1998. Under the direction of Degree Chairman William A. Klosz, P.M., Joseph H. Brown Lodge No. 751 and Widener Apollo Kensington Lodge No. 211, both of Philadelphia; the team conferred the 3rd degree on Bro. William McCarthy, a retired Philadelphia Police Lieutenant in Joseph H. Brown Lodge No. 751 at the Tacony Temple in Philadelphia.
The Pennsylvania Shield & Square degree team is available to confer the 3rd degree on active or retired law enforcement Fellowcraft Masons in Region 1. For information about the club, via email.
Pennsylvania Ohio Brotherhood Unity Night
The Grand Lodge officers of the Grand Lodge of Pennsylvania and the Grand Lodge of Ohio
The Valley of New Castle and Mahoning New Castle Lodge No. 243, New Castle, hosted the Third Annual Pennsylvania Ohio Brotherhood Night in the West Lodge Room of the Scottish Rite Cathedral on Sept. 11. It was a pleasure to welcome R.W. Grand Master of Pennsylvania Jay W. Smith, M.W. Grand Master of Ohio Kevin B. Todd and more than 200 members for the evening.
The fourth Brotherhood Unity Night has been scheduled for Sept. 10, 2013, in Ohio.
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