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Service Dogs


Items are available for purchase to support the Service Dog Project.  See your Chapter or Regional Representative

Photo Courtesy of
Karen McKibben,
General Chairman, 2018










IN ADDITION….  The official logo service dog shirts are now available for purchase.  They come in three different types: Polo, T-shirt and long sleeve shirts.
They are available in several different colors as well.

Go to this link to see options, colors and to place an order.

Service Dogs Shirts

All monies raised will stay in Pennsylvania

2015-18 General Grand

Those Pennsylvania Members who Supported
Brother Robert C Penoyer and Sister Helen Westmoreland
in 2015-2018.

Judy Rutter


Judy A. Rutter
Worthy Grand Ruth


Rhonda Johnson


Rhonda M. Johnson
Ambassador to Peru




Beverly Small


CHeryl Wiilson

Cheryl D. Wilson
Chm., Public Relations



Carla Thompson


Carla K. Thompson


Jo-Anne Karnes


Jo-Anne G. Karnes
Service Dogs




Melody K. Sorge
Triennial Assembly Chairman, PA




Helen Beth G. Vilcek
Triennial Assembly, Co-Chairman,PA




Jo-Ann E. Lauderman
Triennial Assembly Chairman, Finance, PA


Shirley Capo


Shirley B. Capo
Triennial Assembly Chairman, PA Decorating




Joyce E. Ferguson
Triennial Assembly Co-Chairman, Triennial Housing, PA



Anna H. Miller
Triennial Assembly Co-Chairman, Social Events




Mary Ann B. Naugle
Triennial Assembly Chairman, Vendors, PA




Ann K. Berger
Triennial Assembly Unfinished Business


Brad Lewis

Bradley A. Lewis
Chairman, Community Service





Harry W. Fisher


Bruce Hofius


M. Bruce Hofius



John J. Kibler
Regenerative Medicine





D. Ronald Kerns
Chairman, Shriner’s Charities


Kenneth V. Pineda
Support for First Responders





Mariel Penoyer
Personal Secretary to MWGP



PA Hummingbirds: PA Eagles
Barbara Adams, PGM Robert E. Holderbaum, Jr., PP
Arlene Flohr, PGM Sallie Prihode, PM
Janet Jo Dodson, PM Edward C. Seiter, PGP
Dolores Fisher, PM Karen J. Snyder, PM

2018 Deputy Grand Matrons

2018 Deputy Grand Matrons

Region           Deputy (Chapter No.)

1A       Susan E Britten (153)
1B       Marlene F Piccolin (100)
2          Janet F Stewart (267)
3A       Nancy A McMillin (124)
3B       M. Joyce Camlin (404)
4B       Holly Jill Patterson (247)
4C       Susan L Ross (316)
5A       Kathy D. Davis (435)
5B       Carolyn R. Paulsen (45)
6          Cindy L. Buckingham (148)
7A       Patricia D. Erhard (283)
7B       Janice Henry (138)
8A       Janet L. Zeger (342)
8B       Laura Heisey (512)
9          Phyllis E. Powell (394)
10A     Norma J Ridder (422)
10B     Catherine C White (360)
11A     Karen M Fuller (70)
11B     Kathy L. Whitney (12)
11C     Norma J Frank (3)
12A     Linda L Sipple (1)
12B     Deborah L Robinson (298)
13A     Barbara J Evans (251)
13B     Barbara A Priadka (203)
14A     Patricia H. Croll (323)
14B     Susan (Sue) L. Gotta (374)
15        Bettie J Wrigley (347)


2018 Session Committee

2018-19 Session Committee

Front row: left to right: Suzanne Wary, Chairman (367)(13B), Sandra Berkey, WGM, Douglas Fraley, WGP, Carole Baker, Co-Chairman (290)(7A)

Second row: Linda Hosterman, Treasurer (283)(7A), Janet Duffy, Out of State Entertainment (422)(10A), Gwendolyn Richards, Decorations (479)(8A), Kay Fleming, Hospitality (283)(7A), Lorella Unangst, Souvenirs (163)(12B), Sharon Cooley, Choir Director (392)(8A), Rebecca Krout, Necrology (360)(10B) and Carolyn Marks, Secretary (222)(9)

Third row: Robert Wright, Transportation and Vendors (15)(6), Cynthia DePaul, Daily Luncheons (156)(1B), Jill Bucks, Housing (509)(8B), Julie Bridge, Pages (180)(1B), Marie Moffet, Honors and Protocol (551)(15), Jody Reed, Grand Banquet (180)(1B), Nicole Hurlbutt, Information (28)(9) and Edward Glantz, Paraphernalia (388)(7A)




2018 Grand Officers

Front row: left to right: George Camlin, AGP, Orpha Kemmler, AGM, Sandra Berkey, WGM, Douglas Fraley, WGP, Linda Watson, GC, Linda Dimino, AGC

Second row; Virginia Plyler, PGM, Grand Secretary, Todd Johnson, Grand Chaplin, Edith Thomas, Grand Adah, DottiAnn Edmonds, Grand Ruth, Betsy Lykens, Grand Esther, Ruth Brouse, Grand Martha, Lisa Weaver, Grand Electa and Martha Johns, Grand Treasurer

Third row: Ashley Helman, Grand Marshal, Lynn Canty, Grand Organist, Richard Wary, Grand Sentinel, Patricia Longwell, Grand Warder, Bradley Lewis, PGP, Grand Trustee, Robert Trimble, Grand Trustee and Joyce Plonka, Grand Trustee.


Name Chapter/Region Title
Sandra K. Berkey 388 (7A)
Worthy Grand Matron
Douglas R. Fraley 339 (14A)
Worthy Grand Patron
Orpha G. Kemmler 280 (7A) Associate Grand Matron
George M. Camlin  404 (3B) Associate Grand Patron
Virginia L. Plyler, PGM 312 (14B) Grand Secretary
Martha A. John 392 (8A) Grand Treasurer
Linda E. Watson 509 (8B) Grand Conductress
Linda M.Dimino 12 (11B) Assoc. Grand Conductress
Bradley A. Lewis 52 (6) Grand Trustee (1) year
Robert F. Trimble 463 (15) Grand Trustee (2) years
Joyce E. Plonka 180 (1B) Grand Trustee (3) years
Todd L. Johnson (375)(8A) Grand Chaplain
Ashley K. Helman  (216)(11C) Grand Marshal
Lynn M. Canty  (279)(9) Grand Organist
Edith A. Thomas  (216)(11C) Grand Adah
DottiAnn Edmonds  (339)(14A) Grand Ruth
 Betsy E. Lykens  (388)(7A) Grand Esther
 Ruth A. Brouse  (282)(9) Grand Martha
  Lisa S. Weaver (388)(7A)  Grand Electa
 Patricia A. Longwell  (277)(5B) Grand Warder
 Richard D. Wary  (367)(13B) Grand Sentinel


2018 Worthy Grand Patron

We are honored to have the privilege to serve as Worthy Grand Matron and Worthy Grand Patron.  Thank you for your support.  Our special project is “Warmth of the Star for Veterans.” We believe our veterans deserve the best so we will be collecting new clothing and other items at each chapter meeting to be given to our veterans.  There will also be a special fund raiser.  Click here to Support Warmth of the Star for Veterans Organized by Grand Chapter PA OES
We hope to share in the friendship and fellowship of our Order as we visit throughout the state and look forward to hearing about all you do to support the charitable works in your communities.

Remember Friendship, Fellowship and Service will make us strong.


Douglas R. Fraley
Worthy Grand Patron
Lenape Chapter #339
Region 14A





Theme: Friendship, Fellowship, Service
Emblem: Trumpet
Fun Emblem: Handbells
Special Project: Warmth of the Star for Veterans
Bible verse: Matthew 14:29
“Come,” said Jesus. Then Peter got down out of the boat, walked on water, and came toward Jesus.