Autumn Day and Community Day


Every fall, community members, Masonic Leaders and family members gather together to spend time at the Masonic Villages to learn about what they have to offer, and to promote their programs. Food and entertainment are provided to ensure that everyone enjoys their visit.

On September 17th, at the Masonic Village in Sewickley, PA, the Community Day Festival will be held. This gathering helps introduce the Masonic Family to the Pittsburgh community. Entertainment, food, crafts and more will available for a small fee. Members of the Masonic Youth Groups will be present to introduce their programming.

The following week, on September 24th, the Masonic Village in Elizabethtown hosts a similar event called Autumn Day. Members from Masonic Organizations and Youth Groups gather to promote their programs as well. Tables are set up for promotional purposes. Food and entertainment will be provided by the hardworking staff at the Masonic Village. A blood drive will be held for anyone that would like to donate. Food that will be available includes hot dogs, sausage, bean soup, french fries, ice cream, popcorn, cotton candy and much more. Masonic Youth Group members will also be afforded the opportunity to spend time with the residents of the Health Care Center to support the programs happening at Autumn Day.

Both festivals are great opportunities to socialize within the Masonic Community and learn about programs you may not have known about. Everyone is invited to join in, so make sure you’re there.

Meaningful Contacts

Pennsylvania covers a large extent of territory, with Lodges in every corner of this great commonwealth.  Unfortunately, the MasIMG_20150202_170243795_HDR[1]onic Youth Groups are not quite as well-represented across the state, so it is harder for some Lodges and new members to visit them to meet various awards criteria.  But it isn’t impossible, if you know when the youth groups meet!

To help in this situation, the Pennsylvania Masonic Youth Foundation is publishing a DIRECTORY OF THE MASONIC YOUTH GROUPS that meet in Pennsylvania, organized by location, but with a cross-reference listing by Masonic District to help locate nearby groups.  The directory includes contact information for the key adult leader in each group– the DeMolay Chapter Advisor, the Job’s Daughters’ Bethel Guardian, and the Rainbow Mother Advisor.

Distribution of these directories will be limited to the Grand Lodge family, Worshipful Masters, Secretaries, Lodge Representatives to the Pennsylvania Masonic Youth Foundation, and the youth group leaders, themselves.  It will not be posted in public on the internet or emailed on request to anyone who asks for it.  If you need to use the Directory, you will have to seek out one of the officers listed above who will receive it.

Or, you can always call the Pennsylvania Masonic Youth Foundation offices at 1-800-266-8424 and we’ll try to assist you in your efforts to visit one of our Masonic Youth Groups.

PMYF Hosts Masonic Youth Group Unity Weekend

2014 Masonic Unity Weekend

The PA Masonic Youth Foundation directly supports three Masonic Youth Groups – Pennsylvania DeMolay, the Order of the Rainbow for Girl’s in Pennsylvania, and the Order of Job’s Daughters in Pennsylvania. It also provides programs and assistance to the Prince Hall Grand Lodge of Pennsylvania and Deborah Grand Chapter, Order of the Eastern Star, PHA, with their Masonic Youth Groups – the Knights of Pythagoras and the Ruth Mitchell Tucker Girls Youth Department. These five Masonic Youth Groups get together several times throughout the year to share ideas, discuss projects, and plan activities together.

On the weekend of April 25 – 27, 2014, the PMYF hosted the five Masonic Youth Groups at Patton Campus, in Elizabethtown, PA, for a Masonic Youth Unity weekend. The event, planned by the Youth Leaders of the groups involved, covered important topics such as membership, understanding each organization, and planning joint events. Fun activities were also included, like a talent show and board games. While the young people worked through their program, the adult leaders of the groups also met to discuss best practices and the latest challenges that come with working with youth.

The weekend was very productive and well received by all. Thank you the Masonic Family in Pennsylvania for providing such an excellent opportunity for youth from across the Commonwealth to share ideas.

Special thanks to Mr. Danny Bryant, an adult leader with the Knights of Pythagoras, for taking photos for the weekend and providing them to PMYF for use.