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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!

Last night at Danville Chapter No. 239, Comp. Walter H. Rupert, PHP, presented the Chapter with number 239 of the Commemorative Ronald McDonald House coins. Pictured with Comp. Rupert is Comp. Robert L. Martz, MEHP.Did you order your coin yet? If not, order forms can be obtained from your Chapter Secretary, or they can be found on a previous post on this page from last week. ... See MoreSee Less
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On January 24th, M.E. Comp. Eric C. Stahley, Grand King, installed Comp. Walter H. Rupert, PHP of Danville Chapter No. 239 as the Grand Master of the 1st Veil. Also in attendance were Comp. Erik R. Herrold, DDGHP M.E. Comp. Keith A. Erb, Grand Scribe, M.E. Comp. Peter K. Townsend Jr, Grand Secretary, and M.E. Comp. Michael W. Klinger, MEPGHP.Congratulations Comp. Rupert, and welcome to the team! ... See MoreSee Less
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January 25th, 2023Dear Companion Secretary:Please let me take this opportunity to introduce myself as the newly appointed Grand Secretary of the Grand Holy Royal Arch Chapter of Pennsylvania. As you are aware by now, I have been appointed to this position following the untimely passing of Most Excellent Companion George F. Morrow, MEPGHP. I will be serving in this capacity for the remainder of the current Capitular Year, while the Interview and Selection Committee solicits a permanent replacement.I would like to give you a little background information about myself. I recently completed a six-year term as District Deputy Grand High Priest of the 8th Capitular District in northeasternPennsylvania. I also previously served as the Secretary of Warren Royal Arch Chapter No. 180 in Montrose, Pennsylvania until their merger with Lackawanna Chapter in 2020. Serving in these capacities has offered me the opportunity to experience first-hand the challenges that you face as the Secretary of your Chapter.Even though my tenure is limited, please rest assured that I am here to serve you! There are no challenges so great that they cannot be overcome if we work together. Please do not hesitate tocontact me if you feel that I may be of assistance to you personally or to your Chapter.I look forward to working with you in the coming months!Sincerely and fraternally,Peter K. Townsend, Jr., M.E. Grand Secretary ... See MoreSee Less
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Here are a few pictures from the Testimonial dinner held this past Saturday for M.E. Comp. Jason F. Craig, MEGHP. ... See MoreSee Less
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On January 16th, M.E. Comp. Eric C. Stahley, Grand King, visited Catasaqua Chapter No. 278 for the purposes of installing Companion Jerome J. Phillips as Grand Pursuivant of the Grand Chapter of Pennsylvania. Also visiting that evening was M.E. Comp. Keith A. Erb, Grand Scribe. Congratulations Comp. Phillips, and welcome to the team! ... See MoreSee Less
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When visiting Catasaqua Chapter No. 278 On Jan 16th, M.E. Comp. Eric C. Stahley, Grand King, was presented with a donation check to the Ronald McDonald House charity on behalf of the Chapter by Comp. Frederic J. Moskowitz. Thank you for your generosity, Companions! ... See MoreSee Less
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Have you ordered your collectors coin yet? What a great way to support our charity, the Ronald McDonald Houses of PA!Contact your Secretary if you need a copy of the order form. ... See MoreSee Less
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Companions, I'm a bit behind in posting.... the Janaury letter from the MEGHP is attached. ... See MoreSee Less
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On January 7th, M.E. Companion Jason F. Craig, MEGHP, was in Everett in order to install Comp. Benjamin P. Watters as DDGHP of District No.16.Congratluations Comp. Watters! Welcome to the team! ... See MoreSee Less
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On January 10th, M.E. Companion Keith A. Erb attended the Stated Meeting of Tyoga Chapter No. 194 in order to install Comp. P. Cal Wynkoop at Grand Marshall. M.E. Comp. Erb was accompanied by Comp. David J. Loveland, DDGHP of the 15th Capitular District.Congratluations Comp. Wynkoop! ... See MoreSee Less
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On Janaury 5th, M.E. Comp. Eric C. Stahley, Grand King, made an official vist to his home Chapter (Berwick-Bloomsburg No. 218) in order to install Comp. Joanthon K. Leffler as the Grand Almoner for the Grand Chapter of Pennsylvania.The Grand Almoner is tasked with overseeing the Triple Triangle program. Congratulations Companion Leffler! ... See MoreSee Less
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On Janaury 10th, M.E. Companion Eric C. Stahley attended Lackawanna Chapter No. 185 for the purposes fo Installing Comp. M. Vincent Cruciani as Grand Principal Sojourner. The Chapter was also conferring the Royal Arch Degree that evening, and Exalted 6 new Royal Arch Masons for the 8th District! Congratualtions Comp. Vince, and to the newly Exalted Companions! ... See MoreSee Less
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Starting off the new year with a bang!On January 4th, MEGHP Jason F. Craig and Grand Scribe Keith A. Erb made an official visit to Chapter No. 3. At that visit, the MEGHP installed Comp. Edward T. Clifford III as Junior Grand Master of Ceremonies, and presented Comp. Anthony J Dintino III with his patent as DDGHP of the 1st Capitual Dristrict. Congratulations Companions! ... See MoreSee Less
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Submitted by Companion David Deturk:Picture from the Janaury 9th meeting of Reading RAC 152. The program was Past High Priest Recognition Night, with 13 Past High Priests in attendance! ... See MoreSee Less
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Companions,It is my sad duty to announce the death of Most Excellent Companion George F. Morrow, Most Excellent Past Grand High Priest and Most Excellent Grand High Secretary.George's accomplishments are well known and this is a serious blow to Freemasonry in general and Grand Chapter in particular, as George was a vital part of day-to-day operations of Grand Chapter and a District Deputy Grand Master for the Grand Lodge of Pennsylvania as well as many other Grand Masonic Bodies.This is very unexpected as he was performing his duties as Grand Secretary within an hour before his death.Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time and will be announced at a future date.In the meantime, any unfinished business regarding the office of the Most Excellent Grand Secretary, please redirect all correspondence to the Office of the Most Excellent Grand High Priest. May Almighty God in His infinite Goodness extend His mercy toward our brother, and to all of us and crown our hopes in the realm of a boundless eternity.Sincerely and Fraternally,Jason F. CraigMost Excellent Grand High Priest ... See MoreSee Less
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Congratulations to the new Grand Chapter Throne Officers:Most Excellent Grand High Priest - M.E. Comp. Jason F. CraigGrand King - M.E. Comp. Eric C. StahleyGrand Scribe - M. E. Comp. Keith A. ErbHappy St. John's Day to all! ... See MoreSee Less
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Submitted by comp. David DeTurk:Here's a picture of the newly elected Officers of Reading Chapter No. 152, installed at the Stated Meeting held on December 12th:High Priest - Companion Eric A. BauschKing - Companion Jeffrey A. RoeScribe - Companion David R. DeTurkCongratulations Companions! ... See MoreSee Less
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