For their Day of Comfort Obligatory Observance today, GW DeMolay visited with Dad Harry L. Oyler, a Senior DeMolay of the former James Buchanan Chapter. Dad Oyler, who is 94 years young and resides at a local retirement home, recruited 75 new DeMolays from 1973-1975 to start GW DeMolay. Now, that’s what we call that a testimony in leadership! Bro. Alec Smith, Master Councilor of George Washington Chapter, presented Dad Oyler with a Happy Thanksgiving card signed by chapter members and a DeMolay “Hats Off” pin.
Written by Brother Miles Green
On Saturday November 1st, Allentown DeMolay members AJ, Danny, Austin, JoJo and Miles helped with the Scottish Rite Reunion Luncheon for the Valley of Allentown, AASR.
They prepared ice tea pitchers and the creamers for the tables. They also served coffee, tea, and water to over 200 Masons. Says on Bro. Miles, “One of the fun parts is serving some of my Dad’s Masonic friends.”
After lunch, the guys cleaned up the plates and tables and got to eat the leftovers. Lunch included macaroni and cheese, sausage, green beans, and lots and lots of pudding with whipped cream for dessert.
The next Saturday Allentown members AJ, Dimas, Danny, Austin, Shane and JoJo helped to serve another lunch which included chicken, potatoes, green beans and pumpkin pie with whipped cream.
We plan to help again in the spring.
On the weekend of Dec. 5 to 7, 2014, PA DeMolay is proud to be continuing its tradition of honoring the Right Worshipful Grand Master of Pennsylvania with a class named in his honor. The “Dad” Robert J. Bateman Class will offer a chance for new members to join DeMolay and for our current members to show off their public speaking talents while enjoying a weekend of fellowship.
Information on the class, including the schedule, registration, and a promotional flyer can be found at this link.
We hope that you will join us to celebrate our Grand Master and witness some excellent degree work!
“Dad” Larry M. Miller has long been a supporter of George Washington DeMolay in Chambersburg, PA. At their recent installation of officers on Sunday, October 26, 2014, “Dad” Miller presented the “Bro. James Buchanan Gavel” to George Washington DeMolay. “Dad” Miller made the gavel out of witness wood from the home of President Buchanan in Wheatland, Lancaster County, PA. The gavel then travelled to California for special engraving at an aerospace company.
Prior to the institution of George Washington DeMolay in 1975, the DeMolay chapter in Chambersburg, PA, was named after President James Buchanan who was born in nearby Mercersburg, PA.
George Washington DeMolay greatly appreciates the support and dedication of Dad Miller, a Past Master and past Trustee of George Washington Lodge No. 143. Master Councilor Bro. Alec R. Smith recognized “Dad” Miller with a DeMolay Hats Off pin at the Installation.
By Bro. A.J. Rodriquez and Bro. Paul Trainor
It was a hot sunny day when Allentown Chapter went to Celtic Fest in Bethlehem, PA, for its observation of Education Day.
We stopped at the Scottish Heritage Society tent and found “Mom” and “Dad” Shevalier who, along with Bro. Danny Shevalier, were manning the tent. “Dad” Shevalier explained about the highlanders and lowlanders. According to “Dad” Shevalier, “Mom” Shevalier’s Clan were lowlanders who “stole sheep from the English and what not.”
“Dad” Shevalier also explained about the color of the kilts worn by Clans which represented the families and the plants in their region. Danny modeled the official kilt of Scotland.
After the Scottish heritage lesson, we went on to watch bagpipers and saw the caber toss, but no sheep tossing. We also heard some good “Irish Polka” music.
We went to get some ice cream but the line was too long, so we chuaigh baile #Irish speaking #went home #done.