Friday, February 1, 2019

Centennial Memory #52: Hoffman Family Knows How to MC

To celebrate the DeMolay Centennial, PA DeMolay will be counting down 100 memories worth celebrating that took place within the DeMolay Chapters and Jurisdiction of Pennsylvania.

One of the major teachings of DeMolay is the importance of family. We build family-like bonds within the fraternity, but our own biological family still comes first. It's great to see when families have the chance to share the DeMolay tradition by passing it down to the next generation.

The Hoffman family had DeMolay in it's bloodline. The tradition started with Donald Hoffman. Donald served as Master Councilor, and would later become an Active Legion of Honor recipient. Donald would later have three sons, Donald Jr., Edwin and William. Every male member of their family served an autumn term as Master Councilor of Allentown Chapter. Below you will see an article featured in the May 1963 issue of the Cordon. Since I do not have a picture of the family together, I will provide a picture of two of the Hoffman sons, as they both went on to become Past State Master Councilors of Pennsylvania DeMolay. 

Left to right: Edwin P. Hoffman, SMC 1961-1962,
William G. Hoffman, SMC 1965-1966

Until next time - "Dad" Joe Pullin

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