Every February, members and advisors from the Eastern part of Pennsylvania gather for the annual Patriots Class, held at the Scottish Rite Cathedral in Reading. This year, on February 13th, Pennsylvania DeMolay would do just that for the 9th annual event.
The all-star degree cast, which was put together by Appointed State Officer Andrew Santilli and Deputy Executive Officer “Dad” Ray Gotschall, performed great ritual to welcome new members into our great organization. The induction team consisted of members from the following chapters: Allentown, Chester Pike, Friendship-Bray, Reading, Elizabethtown, Pilgrim and two members from New Jersey DeMolay. The Initiatory Degree cast was led by State Master Councilor Adam Pritchard, while the 4th Section was performed by Andrew Santilli of Chester Pike. The DeMolay Degree was performed with Alex Pittaro playing Jacques DeMolay, Tyler Moyer playing Master Inquisitor and Joseph Bell performing the part of Orator.
Pennsylvania DeMolay had the honor of inducting 13 members at the class, 5 of which were brand new, meaning they have not received obligations before the class. The candidates are now new members of the following chapters: Elizabethtown, Allentown, Reading, George Washington, and Friendship-Bray. In addition to the induction of new members, a DAD training class took place which taught 11 adult volunteers what it takes to be an advisor for DeMolay.
Congratulations to the new members and welcome to this great fraternity.