October 27, 2003

Youth Group Installs New Officers

On the afternoon of Saturday October 18th 2003, the Orange-Rockland Central Chapter of the Order of DeMolay, the world's largest fraternity for young men, held its fourth semi-annual installation of officers in Goshen, NY. Bro. Frank Lewis of Slate Hill was installed as Master Councilor and he presented an exciting term plan of activities for the next six months. Also installed were Senior Councilor John Tree of Bloomingburg and Junior Councilor Brian Bidnick of New City along with a full slate of appointed officers. The young men of the Chapter are looking forward to servive and philanthropical projects as well as enjoying sports, laser tag, trips, and other fun events and welcome other young men to join them! More information about DeMolay and other masonic youth programs in Orange and Rockland counties can be obtained from Mr. Joseph Leo, by telephone at (845) 401-8387 or by email at

(Photo available on request)

About DeMolay
The Order of DeMolay is the world's largest fraternity for young men between the ages of twelve and twenty-one years of age. Based on the teachings of timeless moral and ethical values, promoted through service and fun activities, the Order teaches valuable leadership skills through the practical application of time-honored traditions. In DeMolay, the young men define their own programs and plan their own activities by raising funds and performing service to the community. The Orange-Rockland Central Chapter in Goshen, sponsored by the Orange-Rockland District Masonic Association, is one of the foremost in the state. These young men from Orange and Rockland counties enjoy paintball, laser tag, bowling, sports, and other fun activities while assisting the community through programs of their own inception. For more information, visit us on the web at

About the Association
The Orange-Rockland District Masonic Association (ORDMA) was founded in 1989 to foster and maintain an active spirit of good fellowship and brotherhood among the thirteen Lodges of Free and Accepted Masons which compose the Orange-Rockland District and to promote a spirit of charity and benevolence. The officers and brethren of this Association work hard to promote communication between, and support the efforts of, the individual lodges and the District Deputy Grand Master and Staff Officer, as well as the concordant bodies. Freemasons contribute over a million dollars to charity every day and the members of ORDMA are proud to contribute to those efforts as well as provide scholarships to local students, send children to summer camp. sponsor youth organizations, and promote fraternity, service, and philanthropy in our communities.

Contact Information
Mr. Joseph R. Leo, Press Liaison
Orange-Rockland District Masonic Association
19 Crescent Avenue
Newburgh, NY 12550
(845) 401-8387