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The Most Excellent Grand High Priest made an Official Visit to Butler Chapter No. 273 on November16th. In attendance were all 5 elected Grand Officers, 2 Past Grand High Priests, 2 District Deputies, and a Regional Instructor! What a great meeting!

Also The MEHP presented Companion Gerald H. Wetzel, PHP with his 50-year Membership Certificate and Pin.  Congratulations!

On Saturday, Nov 13, the MEGHP attended a one day degree conferral in Oil City hosted by Occidental Chapter No. 235 and Cyrus Chapter No. 236.  The MEGHP conferred the Mark Degree, and the Grand King Conferred the Royal Arch Degree.

At that meeting, the MEGHP presented the new Grand Chapter Veteran’s Recognition Pin to all of the Veterans in attendance.  Thank you for your service!
Pictured from left to right are: Companions Richard A. Balas PDDGHP and member of Cyrus No. 236, Paul E. Yaegle PHP of Occidental No. 235, Larry D. Spence PHP of Occidental No. 235, George A. Nelson of Occidental 235, James B. Taylor of Occidental No. 235, and Clyde W. Miranda Jr. PHP of Cyrus No. 236.

At the one day degree conferral the MEGHP presented the new Grand Chapter Veteran’s Recognition Pin to Companion James E. Collins, MEHP of Cyrus No. 236. Thank you for your service!
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Also The MEGHP presented the new Grand Chapter Veteran’s Recognition Pin to Companion John M. Schultz, Sr., PHP of Cyrus No. 236. Companion John is a WWII Veteran, and a 75 Year Member of Royal Arch Chapter! Thank you for your service!
 
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The MEGHP presented Comp. Robert E. Saul, PHP of Lafayette Chapter with his Veteran’s Service Pin at the annual Ronald McDonald House dinner held on Saturday, Nov. 13th. Look for more pin presentations in the weeks to follow.

2021 Ronald McDonald House Banquet

The Companions from the 7th, 14th, and 15th Districts met at the Country Cupboard restaurant in Lewisburg on Saturday, November 13 for the annual Ronald McDonald House banquet. This year, the Chapters from these three Districts raised $24,169.00 for the RMD House of Danville! The MEGHP was also present to present a check for $1,000.00 dollars from Grand Chapter. Great job to all involved!

Comp. Keith W. McKeon, DDGHP of District 6 made his official visit to Tamaqua Chapter at their stated meeting on November 3rd. Traveling with Comp. McKeon that evening were the Grand Scribe, M.E. comp. Eric C. Stahley, and MEPGHP Charles L. Klingaman.

Comp. K. Carl Breish was presented with a Certificate of Appreciation for serving his Chapter as High Priest during 2020. Presenting the certificate on behalf of the Grand Chapter is DDGHP Keith W. McKeon. Congratulations Companion Carl on a job well done!

Keith McKeon Presented several of the Companions present with their Veterans recognition pin. Thank you to all who served!

Most Excellent Past Grand High Preist Charles L. Klingaman with Grand Scribe Eric C. Stahley also from Tamaqua’s stated meeting on November 3rd.

On November 2nd Peter Townsend DDGHP presented 50-Year Capitular Service Award certificates and pins to brothers and Companions Charles (“Chuck”) A. Lasher of Shekinah RAC #182 and John (“Jack”) W. Lasher, PHP (180) of Lackawanna RAC #185. The presentation was made at Chuck’s home in Dallas, PA and was attended by multiple family members and friends.  Companion Chuck, a Marine Corp veteran, also became the first recipient in the 8th Capitular District of the new Grand Chapter Veteran’s Pin.  Truly a memorable experience!  Congratulations Companions!!!

On September 21, Comp.  Kristopher E. Goas,  DDGHP of District 21 made his official visit to Jefferson Chapter No. 225.  At that meeting, he presented Comp. James D. Oberlin with his 50-year service pin and certificate.  Congratulations on this achievement, Comp. Jim!

Comp. Dale C. Oberleiter was also presented with a Certificate of Appreciation for 4 years of service as Most excellent High Priest.  Thank you for your service to your Chapter!
 

Pictured from left to right are: Comp. Dale C. Oberleiter, MEHP and Comp. James D. Oberlin, PHP.   

 

On Sept. 18, The Chapters in Capitular District 3 came together to confer the Mark Degree at a stone quarry in Avondale, PA.  The District  Marked 10 new Mark Master Masons!  Congratulations to all who worked to make this Degree a success.

At the Sept 14 meeting of Tyoga Royal Arch Chapter, The Chapter was presented with a $1,500.00 donation check from the Sons of Hiram Motorcycle club. The Chapter sponsored their first annual motorcycle ride, with 28 riders attending.  From left to right: Comp. Steven L. Gee, PDDGHP, Comp. Timothy W. Swan, Comp. Darrel C. Mickley, MEHP, Comp. Gregory C. Wood, Comp. David J. Loveland, DDGHP and Bro. Robert Spencer, Petitioner for membership in Tyoga Chapter.
 

Also at the Sept. 14 meeting of Tyoga Royal Arch Chapter, Companion Cal Wynkoop was presented with his Certificate of Appreciation for serving as High Priest of Tyoga Chapter for 2020.  Presenting this Certificate on behalf of Grand Chapter is Companion David J. Loveland, DDGHP.  Congratulations Comp. Cal of a successful year!

 

 

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The Most Excellent Grand High Priest visited Coatesville Royal Arch Chapter No. 267 for their Stated Meeting last night. Thanks to all who came out to make this evening a success!

On September 9, 2021, the Most Excellent Grand High Priest visited Union Chapter No. 165.  Thanks to all who turned out to make this visitation a success!
At his official visit to Union Chapter No. 165 on September 9th, the Most Excellent Grand High Priest, Most Excellent Companion Michael W. Klinger presented Companion Matthew M. Brockman, PHP, with his silver level Triple Triangle award.  Congratulations Companion Matt!
The Most Excellent Grand High Priest visited Coatesville Royal Arch Chapter No. 267 for their Stated Meeting last night. Thanks to all who came out to make this evening a success!

Keith Erb, DDGHP

Paris D. Alunni, MEPGHP

   The Annual Convocation of the PA Council of Deliberation was held this Saturday, July 17 at the Valley of Harrisburg, AASR. Companion Keith Erb, DDGHP of District 14 was appointed to serve as the Deputy’s Representative for the Valley of Williamsport. M.E. Companion Paris D. Alunni, MEPGHP was appointed to serve as the Deputy’s Representative for the Valley of Scranton.
   Also at this Convocation, M.E. Companion, Michael W. Klinger, MEGHP and Companion Richard M. Barner, Grand Chaplain, were both awarded the Meritorious Service Award from the Valley of Williamsport.
Congratulations Companions!

Michael W. Klinger, MEGHP

Michael W. Klinger, MEGHP and
Companion Richard M. Barner, Grand Chaplain

Michael W. Klinger, MEGHP

On July 14, Shekinah Chapter No. 182 Exalted 6 candidates to the Degree of Royal Arch Mason!  
The Degree was conferred by Comp. Peter K. Townsend Jr.  
DDGHP of District 8.   CongratulationsCompanions!
 


On June 17, Newport Royal Arch Chapter No. 238 had its official visit from Comp. Michael G. Oyler, DDGHP of District 12.  He Presented Comp. Jack R. Richard, PHP, with his 50-year Service Emblem. You’d be hard pressed to find a finer man than Jack! He’s an outstanding role model and inspiration for us all.

Eureka Chapter No. 179 and Anthony Wayne Chapter No. 204 Joint Meeting


On June 16, A joint meeting of Eureka Chapter No. 179 and Anthony Wayne Chapter No. 204 was held at the Chapter hall in Waymart.  This meeting was also the official visit of the District Deputy to these Chapters.

Left to Right: Comp. Steven R. Arch, MEHP RAC No. 204, Comp. Charles E. Knapp, Jr., GM1stVeil, MP Comp. Gerald B. Cobb, MPGM, Comp. Joshua A. Yorks, PHP, Comp. Peter K. Townsend, Jr., DDGHP, Comp. Chavez A. Lill, MEHP RAC No.179, Comp. David T. Lewis, PDDGHP, Comp. William A. Lienert, PHP, Comp. John P. Zickler, PDDGHP, M.E. Comp. Eric C. Stahley, MEGS.   Absent from the picture is Comp. Barry L. Rider, PHP from Berwick Bloomsburg Chapter No. 218.

At his official visit on June 16, Comp. Peter K. Townsend, Jr. DDGHP of District 8, presented Comp. Chavez A. Lill, a PHP and current MEHP of Eureka RAC No. 179, Waymart, PA with his Certificate of appreciation for serving as MEHP in 2020.  Congratulations on a job well done!

Jefferson Chapter No. 225

On May 18th, The MEGHP visited Jefferson Chapter No. 225.  Pictured here with the members of the Chapter are the Grand King, the MEGHP, and Kris Goas, the DDGHP for District 21.

Occidental Chapter No. 235

On June 14th, The MEGHP visited Occidental Chapter No. 235.  The MEGHP conferred the Mark Degree on 18 candidates, one from as far away as York!  Pictured here with the candidates and members of the Chapter are, Dick Sullivan, the DDGHP for District 24, the Grand King, and the MEGHP. Congratulations to all the new Mark Master Masons!

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On May 16th, the DDGHP accompanied by the Grand King, made an Official Visit to Thomas B. Anderson Chapter No. 304.From left to right: Vernon A. Carey, Secretary, Jacque K. Hauser, King, Randall D. Frye, DDGHP of District 23, Brendan A. Depto, MEHP, and Jason F. Craig, MEGK. ... See MoreSee Less
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At the official visit of the MEGHP to Norristown Chapter No. 190, the MEHP, Comp. Comp. William P. Sacks presented Grand Chapter with a check in the amount of $500.00 for the Ronald McDonald house Charities. Many thanks to Norristown Chapter for this donation! ... See MoreSee Less
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For more information on event registration, IM this page.George Washington Royal Arch Chapter No. 176 is Hosting the District 11 Capitular Degrees on Saturday, July 16 at the Masonic Temple - 74 S 2nd Street, Chambersburg, PA 17201___Registration and Coffee-Doughnuts 7:30 AM - 8:15 AM ___Mark Master Mason Degree 8:30 AM - 10:00 AM ___Most Excellent Master Masons Degree 10:15 AM - 11:30 PM ___Lunch 11:45 PM – 12:45 PM ___Royal Arch Degree 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM ___Closing Remarks 2:45PM – 3:15 PM The day will be kicked off by our Most Excellent Grand High Priest, Michael W. Klinger, conferring the Mark Master Mason’s Degree and ended with our Most Excellent Grand King, Jason F. Craig, conferring the Royal Arch Degree. Come out and support your Grand Officers. ... See MoreSee Less
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On May 9th, the MEGHP made an Official Visit to Norristown Chapter No. 190. What a great turnout! ... See MoreSee Less
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If you see Companion Michael G. Oyler today, be sure to wish him a Happy Birthday! Mike is the DDGHP for District 12. ... See MoreSee Less
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If you see Companion G. Windsor Tracy Jr. today, be sure to wish him a Happy Birthday! Windsor is the DDGHP for District 2. ... See MoreSee Less
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Take a look at these certificates presented to the Grand Throne officers from the members of Norristown Chapter No 190. Many thanks, Companions! What a nice gesture! ... See MoreSee Less
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When one of the Chapters finds out that the MEGHP likes ice cream........Well played Tyoga Chapter, well played. ... See MoreSee Less
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Companions all,It is my sad duty to announce the death of Most Excellent Companion Richard B. Meredith, Most Excellent Past Grand High Priest 2011-12, District Deputy Grand High Priest 1997-2004.Richard was an active Mason and belong and served as the presiding officer to many Masonic Bodies which included:William H. Miller Lodge No. 769 and served as Worshipful MasterButler Royal Arch Chapter No. 273 and served as Most Excellent High PriestButler Council No. 61 Royal & Select Master Masons and serve as Thrice Illustrious MasterLorraine Commandery No. 87 Knights Templar as serve as CommanderValley of New Castle AASR and served as Commander in Chief and Most Wise MasterMasonic Association of Butler where he served as a DirectorRoland C. Fisher Mark Lodge No. 401 and served as Worshipful MasterJoshua Association of Western Pennsylvania and served as PresidentKeystone Priory No. 26 York Rite Cross of Honor and served as Eminent PriorGolden Triangle York Rite College No. 32 and served as York Rite GovernorPaul Miller Moore Preceptory, Legion of Honor (DeMolay) served as DeanLynn C. Burtner Council No. 545, Allied Masonic Degrees and served as Sovereign MasterTransfiguration Tabernacle No. XXIX, Holy Royal Arch Knight Templar Priest and servedas Very Eminent PreceptorSt. John Conclave, Red Cross of Constantine and Appendant Orders and served as PuissantSovereignPilgrim Chapel No. 1, Communitive Order of St Thomas of Acon and served as WorthyMasterPennsylvania College SRICF and served as CelebrantMasonic Veterans Association of Western Pennsylvania and served as PresidentAnd membership in the following:Council of Anointed Kings of PennsylvaniaSovereign Order of Knights Preceptor, Pennsylvania ChapterNorthwest Pennsylvania Past Commanders and Line Officers AssociationGateway to the West Council No. 5 Knight MasonsPennsylvania Lodge of ResearchRoyal Order of ScotlandIslam GrottoMasonic Order of AthelstanGrand College of Rites of the USABaker Trail Forest No. 180 Tall Cedars of LebanonSyria Temple ShinersNew Castle High Twelve Club No. 767Ashcom Quarry Assemblage (The Operatives)Triple Triangle Conclave Pilgrim PreceptorsHe also received the following honors:33 Degree from Supreme Council, NMJ, AASROrder of Purple Cross from Grand Council York Rite CollegeA Masonic Service will be held on May 10, 2022, at 6:45 PM at the Boylen Funeral Home, 856 Evans City Road, Renfrew, Pennsylvania. (Obituary is attached)Sincerely and fraternally,George F. Morrow ... See MoreSee Less
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Last night, the MEGHP and Grand Scribe made an Official Visit to Jordan Chapter No. 203. The Chapter Conferred the Most Excellent Master Mason's Degree on 5 Candidates! We had a great meeting and some great fellowship. ... See MoreSee Less
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If you happen to see PDDGHP Lou Starniri today, remember to wish him a Happy Birthday! Happy Birthday Lou! ... See MoreSee Less
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Companions, take notice. The May message from the MEGHP is now available! ... See MoreSee Less
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If you see Companion Harry G. Eisenbise, DDGHP of District 4 today, wish him a Happy Belated Birthday! His Birthday was May 4th, and we missed it. Happy Birthday Comp. Harry! ... See MoreSee Less
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On May 4th, The Grand King, M.E. Companion Jason F. Craig, accompanied Companion Randall D. Fry, DDGHP Of District 23, on his Official Visit to Washington Chapter No. 150. In the back row behind them are, from left to right: Comp. Lawrence D. Fowler, King, Comp. Matthew A. Boice PHP, Comp. David E. Thumm Jr, MEHP, and Comp. James R. Flanigan, PDDGHP, Chaplain. ... See MoreSee Less
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On April 30th, The Chapters of District 23 gathered at Washington Chapter No. 150 for a One Day Class. 14 candidates received the three Capitular Degrees, and one candidate received the Royal Arch Degree. Congratulations and welcome to all of our newly Exalted Royal Arch Masons! ... See MoreSee Less
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And finally, here's a picture of all of the attendees at the Lansdale meeting with the Grand Officers. What a turnout and a wonderful meeting! ... See MoreSee Less
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Below is a picture taken at the Official visit of the MEGHP to Lansdale Chapter No. 301. From left to right: Comp. G. Windsor Tracy Jr., DDGHP of District 2, Michael W. Klinger, MEGHP, Stephen G. Arnawoodian, MEPGHP, and Eric C. Stahley, Grand Scribe. ... See MoreSee Less
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At his Official Visit on April 28, Lansdale Chapter No. 301 presented the MEGHP a check to support the Ronald McDonald House Charities. Many thanks for your generosity Companions! ... See MoreSee Less
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At the Official Visit of the MEGHP to Lansdale Chapter No. 301. The MEGHP was presented with various tokens of esteem:A Table Chapter wine glassA Chapter Penny From Lansdale No. 301A gold coin commemorating the 100th Anniversary of the ChapterA 100th Anniversary Lapel PinA 100th Anniversary pewter plateThe Grand Scribe was also presented with the same items. Many thanks to Lansdale Chapter! ... See MoreSee Less
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On April 28, the MEGHP and the Grand Scribe made an Official Visit to Lansdale Chapter No. 301. At this meeting, the MEGHP presented Companion Stephen G. Arnawoodian with his Past DDGHP apron and jewel. Comp. Arnawoodian served as District Deputy for District 2 From 2015 to 2020. Congratulations Comp. Steve! ... See MoreSee Less
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On Saturday, April 30th, The Town of Bloomsburg held their annual Renaissance Jamboree. Berwick Bloomsburg Chapter No. 218 in conjunction with D Squared Concessions, raised funds for the Ronald McDonald House of Danville. We had great weather, and lots of comments on the sharp looking aprons! Well done, Companions! ... See MoreSee Less
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When the MEGHP wants ice cream, you stop for ice cream. ... See MoreSee Less
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On April 7th, The MEGHP made an official visit to Temple Chapter No. 215. What a beautiful building! We had a great meeting and some great fellowship that night. ... See MoreSee Less
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