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Most Excellent Grand High Priest visit to Orient Chapter #247

The officers of Newport RAC #238 recently presented a $500 check to Christina Voorhees (Coordinator of the Perry County BackPack Program). The program provides a bag of non-perishable food to children in all the Perry County elementary schools every Friday throughout the school year.
Great Job, Companions!
The following information is from the Perry County Backpack Program:
The Perry County Backpack Program is a non-profit program facilitated through the Perry County Food Bank that focuses on meeting the hunger needs of children over the weekends when school resources are not available. With at least 40% of Perry County’s elementary students qualifying for lunch assistance, the BackPack Program offers families additional support to help their children grow and thrive.
During the 2017/2018 school year, they distributed over 14,000 bags of food to 480 elementary students among all 6 elementary schools in Perry County.


Companions, Please join me to congratulate the new Royal Arch Masons exalted on March 24, 2018 in Butler Royal Arch Chapter No. 24: Butler Royal Arch Chapter No. 273: Companion Jeremiah A. Jenkins; Jefferson Royal Arch Chapter No. 225: Companion Benjamin Miller: Temple Royal Arch Chapter No. 215: Companion Thomas Cole, Companion Dominic L. Van Tasell, Companion Ryan Friday; Cyrus Royal Arch Chapter No. 236: Companion Brain J. Sweeney; Orient Royal Arch Chapter No. 247: Companion William C. Emanuelson; Delta Royal Arch Chapter No. 170: Companion Elijah Grochalski


Mark Master Masons with Worshipful Master S. Robert Marziano, Jr.

Most Excellent Master Masons with Most Excellent Master Robert S. Zelmore

Royal Arch Masons with King Nicholas Vaccarello, Most Excellent High Priest Edward P. Fari And Scribe Wayne D. Frankenstein
Sincerely and fraternally, George F. Morrow, Secretary


Perseverance Royal Arch Chapter #21 conferred the Mark Master Mason's Degree on 10 Candidates from the Harrisburg, York, Hanover, and Northumberland areas on March 15. Capitular Districts 7, 11, and 12 were represented by their District Deputy Grand High Priests, Eric Stahley, Jack Grinnolds, and Matt Teter, respectively. Congratulations to our new Mark Master Masons, and to the Degree Team conferring the degree! Photos courtesy of Chap Wagoner, Most Excellent High Priest of Perseverance Royal Arch Chapter #21.




Pictures from the 2017 June Communication
held: on Saturday, June 10, 2017



Official Visitation to St. Clair Royal Arch Chapter No. 300 on February 22, 2017

The Most Excellent Grand High Priest made an Official Visitation to St. Clair Royal Arch Chapter No. 300 in Carnegie on February 22, 2017. He was accompanied by Most Excellent Companion S. Robert Marziano, Jr., Most Excellent Grand Treasurer; Companion John J. Colaianne, District Deputy Grand High Priest District No. 22; Companion Edward P. Fair, Grand Principal Sojourner; Companion David A. Eichelberger, Scribe of East Hills Royal Arch Chapter No. 268, Companion Benjamin T. Benson, Scribe of Gateway Royal Arch Chapter No. 285; Right Puissant Companion Charles M. Bombich, Right Puissant Deputy Grand Master of the Grand Council of Royal and Select Master Masons of Pennsylvania; Sir Knight Sean M. Tomasic, Eminent Grand Senior Warden, Grand Commandery of Knights Templar of Pennsylvania; Sir Knight Albert L. Kappeler, Right Eminent Past Grand Commander of Grand Commandery of Knights Templar of Pennsylvania and Companion Craig F. Kern, Governor of Golden Triangle York Rite College No. 32.


One highlight of the visit was the presentation of a Fifty Year Service Certificate, Pin and Wallet Card to Companion Albert L. Kappeler, Jr. Companion Kappeler is a Past High Priest and serves as the Secretary. He is a Right Eminent Past Grand Commander of the Grand Commandery of Knights Templar of Pennsylvania and it was an honor for the Grand High Priest to make the Presentation and have Sibyl his wife of Fifty Years pin his fifty year service pin.