What a weekend for Pennsylvania DeMolay! Grand Master's Class 2010 was held this past weekend at Patton Campus, in Elizabethtown, and it was quite possibly one of the best events of the whole year! Bro. Alex Rauschenberger, State Senior Councilor, and his team, did a fabulous job of planning and executing this event.
The best part? Thanks to the 13 new members in the class, PA DeMolay has now grown in 2010! This means that we have more members than we started the year with! This is the second straight year of growth, which goes to show that you are out there selling the DeMolay program and asking your friends to join. Keep up the good work!
On Friday, before the class, "Dad" Dave Berry, our Executive Secretary, pointed out something very significant to me. This is the first year in many that we have had major changes in the Outstanding Chapter Competition. In Pennsylvania, this competition is broken down into three categories: small, medium, and large divisions. This way we can compare "apples to apples" when looking at our Chapters. 2010 saw the shift of four Chapters from the "small" Chapter division to the "medium" Chapter division. On the same thought, no Chapters slipped backwards in the divisions. Those facts show that not only is PA DeMolay growing, but it also shows our Chapters are too! It's a great feeling knowing that our Chapters are experiencing a richer and more interesting DeMolay program on the local level while helping our jurisdiction grow!
Congratulations to you PA DeMolay! You've done some outstanding work!