TPM Steve Smith with The ILL. Richard A Kern 33° Benevolence Award received at the Council of Deliberation
ANNUAL BLUE ENVELOPE APPEAL
Each year, Scottish Rite Masons in the Northern Masonic Jurisdiction receive a charity appeal letter from the Supreme Council. Donations to this appeal benefit the Scottish Rite Charities. Valleys with the highest percentage of giving per membership claim the Ill. Richard A. Kern, 33° Benevolence Award. This year the Valley of Lancaster was presented with this honor at the Council of Deliberation.
John L. McCain was the first Senior DeMolay to become RW Grand Master of Pennsylvania. He was Grand Master in 1976-1977. In 1987 he became the Scottish Rite Deputy for Pennsylvania. Annually the John L. McCain Scholarship goes to a Pennsylvania DeMolay who applies for the Scottish Rite Leon M. Abbott Scholarship. The 2021 McCain Scholarship, valued at $2,500.00, was presented to Elizabethtown DeMolay Past Master Councilor Adam Baker who is a Freshman at California University of Pennsylvania and who is majoring in Fisheries and Wildlife Biology with a minor in Environmental Science. Active Member Ill. Thomas R. Labagh made the presentation.