Region 2 Sectional School of Instruction for 2019

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December 22, 2018

TO: District Deputy Grand Masters, Principals and Secretaries of the Schools of Instruction in Region 2 (Districts 1, 2, 3, 7, 42) RE: The Region 2 Sectional School of Instruction for 2019.

Brethren, The 2019 Region 2 Sectional School of Instruction will be hosted by the Second District, and held at the Scottish Rite Cathedral, 2701 N. Third St., Harrisburg, PA on Saturday, March 30, 2019. Registration will be from 8:00 – 8:30 a.m., with coffee and donuts available (donation requested). The School will convene promptly at 8:30 a.m. with Introductions. The work for the day is as follows:

District Work Schedule Lancaster/Lebanon (1) Business of the Lodge Start at 8:45 a.m.

Shippensburg/Carlisle (3) First Degree Start around 10:00 a.m.

York/Gettysburg (42) Second Degree Start around 10:40 a.m.

Reading (7) Third Degree Start around 11:20 a.m.

The work will be exemplified under the supervision of the Director of Ritualistic Work, who will be assisted by

Regional Instructors.

A lunch NOT will be served, as we expect to be done by noon.

In preparation for the Sectional School, I will be conducting Spring Visits to work with each of the degree teams. Here is my tentative schedule (contact me if you need to make a change):

District Date Location

Lancaster/Lebanon (1) Monday, February 25, 2019, 7:00 p.m. Manheim Lodge

Harrisburg (2) Tuesday, February 26, 2019, 7:30 p.m. Harrisburg Consistory

Shippensburg/Carlisle (3) Monday, March 25, 2019, 7:30 p.m. Big Spring Lodge

Reading (7) Wednesday, March 20, 2019, 7:00 p.m. West Reading Masonic Temple

York/Gettysburg (42) Monday, March 4, 2019, 7:00 p.m. York Masonic Temple

I am asking that District Deputy Grand Masters promote the Sectional School in their respective Districts and Schools of Instruction. All Master Masons are invited to attend.

Sincerely & Fraternally,

Bro. Paul A. Sutcliffe, Jr., P.M.

Regional Instructor for Region 2

CC: Director of Ritualistic Work; Regional Instructors

District Degree Team State wide Ritual Competition

Ritual Competition: Congratulations to our District Degree Team for participating in the State wide Ritual Competition.  The First Masonic District placed second in the State after final judging by the Regional Instructors.
A special thanks to Lodge No. 43, Columbia Lodge No. 286, Lamberton Lodge No. 476, Ashara Casiphia Lodge No. 551, Manhiem Lodge No. 587, Ephrata Lodge No. 665, and Mount Olivet Lodge No. 704.
Please congratulate our Brethren on a job well done. We are proud of their accomplishments.

Lodge Np. 551 ANNUAL OX ROAST

Ashara-Casiphia Lodge Np. 551 will hold their 25th ANNUAL OX ROAST on Saturday August 4th, 2018, at the Donegal Masonic Center, Mount Joy, Pa. Serving time is from 11:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.This is an eat-in or take out meal. Tickets are a $ 13.00 dollar donation in advance or a $ 14.00 dollar donation at the door.  The meal includes Ox, potato, corn on the cobb , drink and all the condiments. Contact any member of the Lodge or Bro. Dave Fetterman  fetter144@comcast.net ,  717-653-2168. Don’t miss this event, it is normally a sellout.

Recognition of 250 years of Membership

A pleasure and an honor for the Officers, Members, and myself to be present for the recognition of 250 years of Membership in our Masonic Fraternity and service to Ephrata Lodge No. 665. Five 50 Year Members were presented their Emblems of Gold last evening. They appreciated the attendance from their Lodge and the District.

These evenings make me even more proud to be a Mason. Thank you to everyone who helped make this a very memorable evening.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Brother Ronald B. Carson, District Deputy Grand Master of the First Masonic District.

Extra Meeting of Ashara-Casiphia Lodge No. 551

Extra Meeting of Ashara-Casiphia Lodge No. 551. Brother Howard Sheppard was raised this evening to the degree of a Master Mason. Brother Todd A. Bennicas, Senior Warden of Lodge No. 43 and Assistant Principal of the First Masonic District conferred a fantastic Degree. Brother Larry A. Derr, Right Worshipful Junior Grand Warden and first line signer was present for the Degree. Congratulations Brother Howard.