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2024 Hall of Fame Inductees Announced

2024 Hall of Fame Inductees Announced

It is my honor and pleasure to announce the Brethren who have been selected to be inducted into the Second Annual Oregon DeMolay HallofFame to be held next April in Portland, Oregon.

For 100 years young men of Oregon have joined our Order and experienced the brotherhood and opportunities for personal excellence and leadership growth. As we reach Majority, many DeMolays continue a lifetime journey of service to others, whether in the Masonic Fraternity, or in Government, the Military, or Philanthropy. In some cases, many Senior DeMolays have excelled in other arenas such as Sports, Entertainment, Business and Education.

The Oregon DeMolay HallofFame has been created to recognize excellence and the great contributions of Oregon DeMolays from these past 101 years of DeMolay in Oregon. As a tribute to our brethren who have served our Order, and indeed made a difference for the greater society, I invite you to attend the 2nd Annual Oregon DeMolay Hall of Fame Gala to be held April 13, 2024, at the prestigious Portland Yacht Club on the beautiful Columbia River in Portland Oregon where each of our inductees will be duly honored.

Designees for the Oregon DeMolay Hall of Fame are:

Weston B. Aanderud

Friendship Chapter

Spencer H. Benfield

Oregon Chapter

Mel Blanc

Sunnyside Chapter

Dennis R. Dorsett

Juniper Chapter

Garth D. Edwards

Medford Chapter

Richard J. Gamble

Grants Pass Chapter

James C. Lamb

JW Summerhays Chapter

Tickets are now on sale for $125 per person. Ticket price includes dinner with an entree choice of Beef, Chicken, or Vegetarian, as well as 2 drinks. Besides this Historic Tribute to several of our deserving esteemed Brethren, this promises to be a memorable evening of recognition, reconnecting with fellow DeMolays from over the decades, great food, and Northwest Wine (A no host bar will also be available during the 5-6 pm Happy Hour and throughout the Event). Black tie or business suite attire. Spouses and significant others are welcome to join in the celebration and tribute. In addition, there will be Free Secure Gated Parking available for your convenience and safety. To purchase your tickets go to the Oregon DeMolay Hall of Fame page (www.ordemolay.org/about/hall-of-fame/). We’ve added some helpful hints on purchasing your ticket and meal selection.

This is an event of celebration of a rich and accomplished past, but more importantly will serve as an inspiration and pride for all DeMolays, Senior DeMolays, and members of the Masonic Family throughout Oregon as we salute and honor our Brethren that lived their lives with excellence, dedication to others, and achievement.

Over 100 years ago our Founder Dad Frank Sherman Land created our Great Order with a vision that provided young men everywhere the opportunity that would build not only strong character through the precepts DeMolay teaches, but also the strong belief and the experience to be leaders and make a difference in the lives of others.

Join us in recognizing the leaders of our rich history as we progress into our next 100 years of Oregon DeMolay.

Mark your calendars and reserve your tickets for this historic event today. Limited seating is available.

Fraternally,

William K. Clark, PIMC

Chairman – Oregon DeMolay Hall of Fame

(503) 809-9335

wkclark3@gmail.com

Helpful information on how to purchase your tickets. Our platform has been updated since last year. Please follow these simple steps to complete your purchase. Should you need any assistance please text Terry 503.819.8609 (Bill’s Assistant.)

On the landing page you will select all entrees for you and your guest. When you click the button to continue you will add your Contact Information along with your guest names and assign the entree selections. Please add your title |lodge |chapter information.

Thanks, and please feel free to reach out if you have any issues purchasing your tickets. We look forward to seeing you in April.

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