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Butler Royal Arch Chapter No. 273
Butler Council No. 61 Royal & Select Master Masons
host Past High Priest, Past Thrice Illustrious Masters and
honor Most Puissant Companion William D. Oaks Dinner
Tuesday evening June 18, 2019
Butler Masonic Temple Ballroom.

Everyone getting ready to enjoy a delicious dinner in the Ballroom

Butler Royal Arch Chapter No. 273 and Butler Council No. 61 Royal & Select Master Masons hosted a Past High Priest, Past Thrice Illustrious Master and honor Most Puissant Companion William D. Oaks, Most Puissant Grand Master of the Grand Council of Pennsylvania Royal & Select Master Masons of Pennsylvania on June 18, 2019 before the Stated Meetings of Butler Chapter and Butler Council. Reservations for 56 members and their guests were made and the 2nd Floor Ballroom was decorated for the event.


Illustrious Companion Zelmore, TIM, Master of Ceremony at head table

Thrice Illustrious Master Robert S. Zelmore acted as Master of Ceremonies and introduced the distinguish guest. After a delicious dinner Most Excellent High Priest Kristopher E. Goas introduced the Nine Past High Priest of Butler Royal Arch Chapter No. 273 present and also recognized the Sixteen Past High Priest from Nine different Royal Arch Chapters in Pennsylvania. We were honored to have Most Excellent Companion Jason F. Craig, Most Excellent Grand Scribe attend.
Thrice Illustrious Master Zelmore then introduced the Ten Past Thrice Illustrious Master from Butler Council No. 61 in attendance. He also recognized the Fourteen Past Illustrious Masters from Eight Councils in Pennsylvania.
After the brief introductions Thrice Illustrious Master Zelmore introduced the newly elected Most Puissant Grand Master, Most Puissant Companion William D. Oaks for comments.
After dinner the men retired to the Third Floor Masonic Lodge Room for the Stated Meeting of Butler Royal Arch Chapter No. 273. Most Excellent High Priest Kristopher E. Goas presided over a short meeting and honored all Past High Priest present and introduced and received the following Grand Chapter Officers as follows:
     Most Excellent Grand Scribe, Most Excellent Companion Jason F. Craig
     Most Excellent Grand Treasurer, Most Excellent Companion S. Robert Marziano, Jr.
     Most Excellent Past Grand High Priest, Most Excellent Companion George F. Morrow
     District Deputy Grand High Priest District No. 21, Companion Richard K. Sbarro
     Very Eminent Deputy Grand Commander, Sir Knight Sean M. Tomasic
     Most Puissant Grand Master, Most Puissant Companion William D. Oaks
During the Monthly meetings Lady Casey Zelmore gave a program on Sting Art for the wives.
A Stated Assembly of Butler Council No. 61 Royal & Select Master Masons was opened for a short business meeting and the Official Visitation of the Most Puissant Companion William D. Oak, Most Puissant Grand Master.


The Officers preparing to receive the Most Puissant Grand Master

Thrice Illustrious Master, Illustrious Companion Robert S. Zelmore prepared the Council to officially receive to Most Puissant Grand Master.


Most Puissant Grand Master being officially received by PTIMs

The reception line was formed and the Most Puissant Grand Master and his party was officially received.
The Most Puissant Grand Master party including the following Grand Officers:
     Most Puissant Grand Master, Most Puissant Companion William D. Oaks
     Most Puissant Past Grand Master, Most Puissant Companion William H. Weichsel
     Puissant District Deputy Grand Master District No. 3, Acting Grand Marshall, Puissant Companion Wayne D. Frankenstein
     Puissant Past District Deputy Grand Master, Puissant Companion John M. Schultz
     Puissant Pursuivant, Puissant Companion Dale J. Henderson
     Very Eminent Deputy Grand Commander, Sir Knight Sean M. Tomasic
     Most Excellent Grand Scribe, Most Excellent Companion Jason F. Craig


The Most Puissant Grand Master's Party

The Most Puissant Grand Master also recognized the following Grand Officers on the sidelines.
     District Deputy Grand High Priest, Companion Richard K. Sbarro
     Most Excellent Grand Treasurer, Most Excellent Companion S. Robert Marziano, Jr.
     Most Excellent Past Grand High Priest, Most Excellent Companion George F. Morrow
     Right Eminent Past Grand Commander, Sir Knight Wilmer E. Hall
     Right Eminent Past Grand Commander, Sir Knight Nicholas Vaccarello
     Eminent Division Commander, Sir Knight Harvey J. Long
     Past Illustrious King, Illustrious Companion S. Robert Marziano, Jr.

The Thrice Illustrious Master recognized all the Past Thrice Illustrious Masters in attendance and thanked them for their service to the craft.

The Thrice Illustrious Master called on the Most Puissant Grand Master for comments and advice to the members of the Council.


Most Puissant Companion William D. Oaks addressed the Council

The Most Puissant Companion presented the Thrice Illustrious Master Robert S. Zelmore with a certificate of service for serving Butler Council No. 61 for the 2018/19 Cryptic Year.


Most Puissant Companion Oaks presenting service award to TIM Zelmore

The Council was closed in peace with everyone having an enjoyable evening of fellowship.