Speakers’ Bureau

The Grand Lodge of Pennsylvania offers a Speakers’ Bureau with a variety of presentations for your Lodge meeting. Below, you will find a list of speakers and topics available to you.

 

Community Service
Education
Finance
Freemasonry
History
Psychology
Religion
Writing

Community Service

Kathryn Jones

Topic(s): S.P.E.A.K.(Staying Positive Equals Amazing Kids) is a nonprofit organization that provides educational information and opportunities for young adults, preparing them to enter society as productive, responsible members of their community. Focus areas: Drug prevention education, shadowing, cooking class, community service.

Contact Information:
Region: Philadelphia, PA
Email: jtslockout@aol.com
Phone: 215- 843-1987

  • Notice Required: 3 weeks
  • Distance Willing to Travel: Outside of Philadelphia
  • Reimbursement: Charitable donation requested, please contact the speaker directly

Yasser Al-Khatib

Topic(s): Volunteering opportunities and resources; Freemasonry a School of Leadership; Managing Mental illness: the Act of 1976; the Opioid epidemic in PA.; Symbolism and Ritual topics such as Golden Fleece, Hiram Abiff, Chibolleth, the Past Master Jewel, etc; Irregular Freemasonry; Freemasonry in the Middle East; The religious symbolism in Freemasonry; Constructing Masonic research papers for publication

Contact Information:
Region:
Philadelphia, PA
Email: yasser_kb@hotmail.com
Phone: 484-557-0520

  • Notice Required: 1 month
  • Distance Willing to Travel: Flexible
  • Reimbursement: Donation to a Masonic Body or Charity of the speakers choice

Mark R. Kurzenknabe

Topic(s): The Masonic Children’s Home at Elizabethtown

Contact Information:
Region:
Masonic Children’s Home, Elizabethtown, PA
Email: mkurzenk@masonicvillages.org
Phone: 717-367-1121 extension 33389

  • Notice Required: 2 months
  • Distance Willing to Travel: In Pennsylvania
  • Reimbursement: None

Education

Steven Lane

Topic(s):

Living On the Square:  What’s Your Hypotenuse?

Contact Information:
Region: Pittsburgh, PA
Email: w3srl@yahoo.com
Phone: 412-292-1444

  • Notice Required: 1 month
  • Distance Willing to Travel: Flexible
  • Reimbursement: None required. Suggest an honorarium to the Valley of Pittsburgh Children’s Dyslexia Center.

Thomas R. Labagh

Topic(s):

YOUTH TOPICS
The Programs of the PA Masonic Youth Foundation (general overview presentation), Patton Campus—from School to Conference Center: A history (Powerpoint Photo/Slides), The Scholarship Program of the PA Masonic Youth Foundation, LifeSkills Conferences: Teaching Masonic principles to youth, The Masonic Youth Groups: DeMolay, Rainbow and Job’s Daughters, Frank S. Land and the Founding of the Order of DeMolay.

OTHER FRATERNAL TOPICS
The Master’s Hat: A History of the Top Hat; The Case AGAINST Using Robert Burns as a Poster Boy for Freemasonry; ADVENTURES IN SCOTTISH RITE: A Hedgehog, A Chunk of I.C.E., A Missing Tooth, A Calliope, A Babysitter and a Rubber Chicken; The Story of Barrington Bunny- A Christmas Program (Performance of the classic story, presented in a Masonic context for Masons); “A History of the DeMolay Legion of Honor” (mostly designed for DeMolay audiences); I Was Raised in a New Jersey Lodge– The Ritual & Customs, as they compare to Pennsylvania; THE MASTER’S HAT– A History of the Top Hat; Masonic Jeopardy” – just like the TV show, personalized to your Lodge.

BANQUET ENTERTAINMENTS
CASABLANCA–A Film For the Ages (A history of the classic Bogart-Bergman movie, CASABLANCA, including video clips and interactive audience participation) (BEST FOR A LADIES NIGHT PROGRAM- about 40 minutes).

CHARACTER PORTRAYALS
Abraham Lincoln visiting a Lodge during his second campaign for the Presidency (NOTE: President Lincoln is not a Mason, but will speak in a Lodge on recess, or at a banquet).

General George E. Pickett, C.S.A., reflecting on his life and the infamous charge across the field at Gettysburg. NOTE: General Pickett will not wear an Apron over his uniform, but will speak in a Lodge on recess, or at a banquet.

Contact Information:
Region: Elizabethtown, PA
Email: trlabagh@pademolay.net
Phone: 800-266-8424

  • Notice Required: As much as possible
  • Distance Willing to Travel:Anywhere in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
  • Reimbursement: A contribution to the Pennsylvania Masonic Youth Foundation would be appreciated, but is not required.

Yasser Al-Khatib

Topic(s): Volunteering opportunities and resources; Freemasonry a School of Leadership; Managing Mental illness: the Act of 1976; the Opioid epidemic in PA.; Symbolism and Ritual topics such as Golden Fleece, Hiram Abiff, Chibolleth, the Past Master Jewel, etc; Irregular Freemasonry; Freemasonry in the Middle East; The religious symbolism in Freemasonry; Constructing Masonic research papers for publication

Contact Information:
Region:
Philadelphia, PA
Email: yasser_kb@hotmail.com
Phone: 484-557-0520

  • Notice Required: 1 month
  • Distance Willing to Travel: Flexible
  • Reimbursement: Donation to a Masonic Body or Charity of the speakers choice

Kathryn Jones

Topic(s):  S.P.E.A.K.(Staying Positive Equals Amazing Kids) is a nonprofit organization that provides educational information and opportunities for young adults, preparing them to enter society as productive, responsible members of their community. Focus areas: Drug prevention education, shadowing, cooking class, community service.

Contact Information:
Region: Philadelphia, PA
Email: jtslockout@aol.com
Phone: 215-843-1987

  • Notice Required: 3 weeks
  • Distance Willing to Travel: Outside of Philadelphia
  • Reimbursement: Charitable donation requested, please contact the speaker directly

Financial Planning and Investment

Alexander Cabot

Topic(s): Financial planning, investments and investment fraud, psychology of decision-making, human behavior

Contact Information:
Region: Phoenixville, PA
Email: afcabot@gmail.com
Phone: 484-459-4681

  • Notice Required: A few weeks is ideal, but I may be able to present on very short notice
  • Distance Willing to Travel: 50 miles from Phoenixville, PA 
  • Reimbursement: If the brethren so choose, a donation to a Masonic charity is always appreciated! 

Freemasonry

William L. Britton, PM

Topic(s):  Dickens A Christmas Carol and It’s Possible Masonic Relationship, The Massachusetts Statehouse Cornerstone, Reflections of a Newly Made Mason – A Daily Perspective

Contact Information:
Region: Region 2
Email: wlb1006@comcast.net 
Phone: 717-448-2543

  • Notice Required: 2 weeks
  • Distance Willing to Travel: 100 miles
  • Reimbursement: NA

Thomas Anke

Topic(s):  Why are we Blue?, The Medicine Wheel and Native American Freemasonry, The Festive Board, Traditional Observance Freemasonry, Ruffians among us, The Axis Mundi, The Saints John, Who are the Sons of the Widow?, Epicurus and the science of balance, Dilligence-Prudence-Temperance-Discretion, The immortal memory of Brother Robert Burns, The Symbolism of the Beehive, and The Black Ball.

Contact Information:
Region: Jeannette, PA
Email: thomasmason812@gmail.com 
Phone: 724-244-4163

  • Notice Required: At least one month
  • Distance Willing to Travel: 100 miles (longer trips will require overnight accommodations)
  • Reimbursement: Voluntary contribution to the Lodge Ad Lucem Apron Fund

Bill Trushel

Topic(s): Explaining the reason for taking all mineral and metallic substance from the candidate, Exploring the Hidden Symbolism of the 24 inch Gauge, An Explanation for the Mysterious Spelling of the Left Hand Pillar, Masonic Etiquette—part 1, Masonic Etiquette—part 2, Approaching the Altar in the Fellowcraft Degree, What Did You Expect?, Benjamin Franklin—Freemason, From Darkness to Light. Acquiring True Enlightenment, Curious Masonic Words, The Washington Monument, The Masonic Funeral Service—Your Final Duty to a Brother, An Explanation of Why the Burial is a Cabletow’s Length From Shore, A Fiery Silent Summons, Guarding the West Gate, The Altar, Why Is It Called “Blue Lodge?”, The Trowel, The Holy Bible, Do You Have A Degree?, More Ancient than the Roman Eagle and More Honorable Than the Star and Garter, The Masonic Significance of Ornan the Jebusite and His Threshing Floor, The Importance of the Legend of Hiram Abiff, Piercing the Veil of Allegory of the Legend of Hiram Abiff, Improper and Proper Solicitation of New Members, Exploring Jurisdictional Differences (Canada & Pennsylvania), The Ontario, Canada Entered Apprentice Apron Lecture

Contact Information:
Region: Pittsburgh, PA
Email:billtrushel@gmail.com
Phone: 412-366-7182

  • Notice Required: 1 month
  • Distance Willing to Travel: One hour driving time from my home in the North Hills (Ross Township)
  • Reimbursement: donation to a worthy cause

Richard L. Wenner

Topic(s): The Quintessential Freemason: Duty, Honor & Fraternity

Contact Information:
Region: Harrisburg, PA
Email: dicwen@aol.com
Phone: 717- 856-3631

  • Notice Required: 3 months
  • Distance Willing to Travel: 100 miles
  • Reimbursement: NA

Robert C. Snyder II

Topic(s): How Many Freemasons Does it Take to Screw in a Light Bulb?

Contact Information:
Region: McConnellsburg, PA
Email: snyder-robert@comcast.net
Phone: 717-485-4769

  • Notice Required: 1 month
  • Distance Willing to Travel: 100 miles; if further, please call
  • Reimbursement: NA

Michael E. Charles

Topic(s): Freedom through Freemasonry.

Contact Information:
Region: South Williamsport, PA
Email:
Phone: 570-321-1129

  • Notice Required: 1 month
  • Distance Willing to Travel: 50 miles; if further, please call
  • Reimbursement: NA

Justin Edling

Topic(s): Maslow & Masons.

Contact Information:
Region: Hegins, PA
Email: justin.edling@icloud.com
Phone: 570-470-9834

  • Notice Required: NA
  • Distance Willing to Travel: NA
  • Reimbursement: NA

Jerome J. Phillips

Topic(s): Origin of the Lewis Jewel, Scouting and Freemasonry, Masonic Journeys, upon request willing to research individual topics and review with requesting Lodge before the presentation.

Contact Information:
Region: Orefield, PA
Email: hikap9@gmail.com
Phone: 484-809-5234

  • Notice Required: 60 days preferred
  • Distance Willing to Travel: Distance and schedule will dictate; please be courteous
  • Reimbursement: 75-mile radius of the Lehigh Valley; further upon request.

W. Scott Muller

Topic(s): Cerneau Rite

Contact Information:
Region: Harford, PA
Email: wsmuller@yahoo.com
Phone: 570-575-7368

  • Notice Required: 60 days preferred
  • Distance Willing to Travel: 100 miles
  • Reimbursement: Accommodation for lodges over an hour away (could be a guest room at a Brother’s home) and a coin from the host lodge.

Leonard Bezar

Topic(s): Five Star General Hap Arnold – 33 degree Mason and architect of the U.S. Air Force, King Solomon’s Seals, Freemasonry during the Holocaust, Patriotic Flag programs by National Sojourners, Ben Franklin Chapter

Contact Information:
Region: King of Prussia, PA
Email: Lbezar@comcast.net
Phone: 610-937-1625

  • Notice Required: Six to eight weeks
  • Distance Willing to Travel: 40-60 miles
  • Reimbursement: Charitable donation requested, please contact the speaker directly

Craig “Buzz” Conroy

Topic(s): Aviation (black boxes and the story of why planes arrive safely), ESP & Freemasonry, the 17th President Andrew Johnson (Past Master, President and Patriot)

Contact Information:
Region: Gibsonia, PA
Email: craigconroy@gmail.com
Phone: 724-443-6876

  • Notice Required: 30 days at minimum
  • Distance Willing to Travel: State-wide and nationally
  • Reimbursement: Yes, please contact speaker directly

Yasser Al-Khatib

Topic(s): Volunteering opportunities and resources; Freemasonry a School of Leadership; Managing Mental illness: the Act of 1976; the Opioid epidemic in PA.; Symbolism and Ritual topics such as Golden Fleece, Hiram Abiff, Chibolleth, the Past Master Jewel, etc; Irregular Freemasonry; Freemasonry in the Middle East; The religious symbolism in Freemasonry; Constructing Masonic research papers for publication

Contact Information:
Region:
Philadelphia, PA
Email: yasser_kb@hotmail.com
Phone: 484-557-0520

  • Notice Required: 1 month
  • Distance Willing to Travel: Flexible
  • Reimbursement: Donation to a Masonic Body or Charity of the speakers choice

Carl Flohr

Topic(s): PA Masonic Village, Chambersburg Masonic Temple

Contact Information:
Region: Chambersburg, PA
Email: carlrflohr@gmail.com
Phone: 717-552-0156

  • Notice Required: Availability to have date open
  • Distance Willing to Travel: 50-100 miles
  • Reimbursement: None

William Hartman

Topic(s): Masonry

Contact Information:
Region: Philadelphia, PA
Email: hart951@aol.com
Phone: 215-519-5810

  • Notice Required: As far in advance as possible.
  • Distance Willing to Travel: Within home district
  • Reimbursement: Yes, please contact speaker directly

Jerry Hamilton

Topic(s): Freemasonry

Contact Information:
Region: Maple Glen, PA
Email: Jhamilton806@comcast.net
Phone: 215-591-9594

  • Notice Required: 30 days
  • Distance Willing to Travel: 100 miles
  • Reimbursement: Charitable donation requested, please contact the speaker directly

Glenn Kurzenknabe

Topic(s): “Harry Truman, President and Mason” and “Installation Night at the Celestial Lodge”

Contact Information:
Region: New Cumberland, PA
Email: k3swz@arrl.net
Phone: 717-774-1728

  • Notice Required: 1 week minimum 
  • Distance Willing to Travel: 50 miles
  • Reimbursement: None

Larry Miller

Topic(s): History, teachings and philosophy of Freemasonry; Motivational addresses on Freemasonry

Contact Information:
Region: Chambersburg, PA 
Email: landnmiller@comcast.net
Phone: 717-729-7617

  • Notice Required: 6 weeks minimum. Two months preferred. 
  • Distance Willing to Travel: Within 3 hours of Chambersburg, PA
  • Reimbursement: No reimbursement for speaking to Masonic groups

Barry Oppenheim

Topic(s): Entertaining subjects, such as “Things that aren’t There Anymore,” “Products that Succeeded in Failing,” and “Hollywood’s Vision of the American Cowboy”

Contact Information:
Region: Lower Gwynedd, PA
E-mail: varnishdoc@gmail.com
Phone: 215-313-2093

  • Notice Required: One to two weeks
  • Distance Willing to Travel: 40 to 50 miles
  • Reimbursement: Charitable donation requested, please contact the speaker directly

George Stephens

Topic(s): Dramatic interpretation of famous Freemasons (Theodore Roosevelt, John Philip Sousa, J.C. Penney, Francis Scott Key, Franklin Roosevelt, General Douglas MacArthur, Col. Harland Sanders – Kentucky Fried Chicken)

Contact Information:
Region: Falls, PA
Email: Gastephjr@msn.com
Phone: 570 388-2253

  • Notice Required: At least one month, but can be flexible in emergency situations
  • Distance Willing to Travel: 50-75 miles
  • Reimbursement: Please contact the speaker directly

Christopher Rodkey

Topic(s): Philosophy (history of ideas, ancient philosophy, Nietzsche, contemporary philosophy, feminism, ethics), Religious Studies and Theology (the Bible, Christian traditions, contemporary religious thought, world religions, Islam, new religious movements, Paul Tillich, Freemasonry and Religion), Freemasonry (Freemasonry and Religion, Lessing, Joseph Fort Newton, Holy Land Pilgrimage)

Contact Information:
Region: Dallastown, PA
Email: cdrodkey@yahoo.com
Phone: 717-824-6397

  • Notice Required: 3-12 months
  • Distance Willing to Travel: 1 hour drive
  • Reimbursement: Not required, but please contact speaker directly

John Pyfer

Topic(s): Dan Beard Masonic Award

Contact Information:
Region: Lancaster, PA
Email: Jpyfer@comcast.net
Phone: 717-940-4585

  • Notice Required: 1 week
  • Distance Willing to Travel: One hour drive
  • Reimbursement: Travel time

Aaron White

Topic(s): Visiting lodges in foreign jurisdictions, traditional observance Freemasonry

Contact Information:
Region: Allentown, PA
Email: aaron.r.white@verizon.net
Phone: 610-703-4603

  • Notice Required: The more notice the better.
  • Distance Willing to Travel: 30 miles, more if given a mileage reimbursement
  • Reimbursement: Mileage over 30 miles. Please contact speaker directly.

Edward Stumm

Topic(s): Brother Harry Truman, Masonic Children’s Home, fun & fellowship of being a Mason, Children’s Dyslexia Centers

Contact Information:
Region: New Holland, PA
Email: pmstumm@comcast.net
Phone: 717-354-5993

  • Notice Required: Five months
  • Distance Willing to Travel: 75 miles
  • Reimbursement: Please contact the speaker directly

Chuck Vohs

Topic(s): PA Grand Lodge website, social media, technology, Pennsylvania Supreme Court, Boy Scouts of America & Freemasonry, fly fishing

Contact Information:
Region: Mechanicsburg, PA
Email: fuzzie@vohslaw.com
Phone: 717-385-2570

  • Notice Required: Depends
  • Distance Willing to Travel: 50 miles
  • Reimbursement: None

History

Moises I. Gomez

Topic(s): Remembrance My 9/11 Experience, Freemasonry and the Underground Railroad

Contact Information:
Region: NA
Email: gomez1rego@aol.com
Phone: 201-615-8755

  • Notice Required: Contact speaker
  • Distance Willing to Travel:Contact speaker
  • Reimbursement:Contact speaker

Theodore H. Wallace

Topic(s): The Life of Theodore Roosevelt

Contact Information:
Region: Oxford, PA
Email: ted.wallace64@gmail.com
Phone: 610-932-0613

  • Notice Required: 3 month
  • Distance Willing to Travel: 100 miles
  • Reimbursement: NA

Michael E. Ludwig

Topic(s): The Fraternal Sword: Its History and Significance

Contact Information:
Region: Red Lion, PA
Email: drmikludwig@gmail.com
Phone: 717-417-6932

  • Notice Required: 3 month
  • Distance Willing to Travel: 100 miles
  • Reimbursement: NA

Scott T. Matincheck

Topic(s): The Ancient Mysteries and their Influence on Masonic Ritual

Contact Information:
Region: Middletown, PA
Email: smatincheck@gmail.com
Phone: 717-991-1157

  • Notice Required: 1 month
  • Distance Willing to Travel: 100 miles
  • Reimbursement: NA

Robert F. Karoscik

Topic(s): The Pillars of King Solomon’s Temple.

Contact Information:
Region: Dickson City, PA
Email: rkaroscik@thedimebank.com
Phone: 570-489-5085

  • Notice Required: 2 weeks
  • Distance Willing to Travel: 100 miles
  • Reimbursement: NA

Craig Brody

Topic(s): Brother Benjamin Franklin: Applying the Teachings of Freemasonry.

Contact Information:
Region: Philadelphia, PA
Email: cbrody@outlook.com
Phone: 267-872-7410

  • Notice Required: 2 weeks
  • Distance Willing to Travel: Entire State
  • Reimbursement: NA

William Mooney

Topic(s): Acts of Masonic Kindness – Battle of Gettysburg.

Contact Information:
Region: Orrtanna,PA
Email:
Phone: 717-457-0120

  • Notice Required: NA
  • Distance Willing to Travel: NA
  • Reimbursement: NA

M. Vincent Cruciani

Topic(s): The Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite of Freemasonry, The Seven Liberal Arts, George Washington’s Masonic Apron from Lafayette, Brother Rudyard Kipling, Who was King Solomon, Robert Burns as a Freemason, Freemasonry in England: A first-hand experience, The Anti-Masonic period in US History, Inspirations from the Observant Lodge.

Contact Information:
Region: Clarks Summit, PA
Email: mvcruciani@gmail.com
Phone: 570-351-1341

  • Notice Required: Recommended not less than one month notice. Preferred three months notice.
  • Distance Willing to Travel: Anywhere in Pennsylvania
  • Reimbursement:No reimbursement requested for anywhere in Lackawanna, Luzerne, Wayne, Pike, Wyoming, and Susquehanna counties, traveling to other counties on a case-by-case basis.

Leonard Bezar

Topic(s): Five Star General Hap Arnold – 33 Degree Mason and architect of the U.S. Air Force, King Solomon’s Seals, Freemasonry during the Holocaust, Patriotic Flag programs by National Sojourners, Ben Franklin Chapter

Contact Information:
Region: King of Prussia, PA
Email: Lbezar@comcast.net
Phone: 610-937-1625

  • Notice Required: Six to eight weeks
  • Distance Willing to Travel: 40-60 miles
  • Reimbursement: Charitable donation requested, please contact the speaker directly

Yasser Al-Khatib

Topic(s): Volunteering opportunities and resources; Freemasonry a School of Leadership; Managing Mental illness: the Act of 1976; the Opioid epidemic in PA.; Symbolism and Ritual topics such as Golden Fleece, Hiram Abiff, Chibolleth, the Past Master Jewel, etc; Irregular Freemasonry; Freemasonry in the Middle East; The religious symbolism in Freemasonry; Constructing Masonic research papers for publication

Contact Information:
Region:
Philadelphia, PA
Email: yasser_kb@hotmail.com
Phone: 484-557-0520

  • Notice Required: 1 month
  • Distance Willing to Travel: Flexible
  • Reimbursement: Donation to a Masonic Body or Charity of the speakers choice

Craig “Buzz” Conroy

Topic(s): Aviation (black boxes and the story of why planes arrive safely), ESP & Freemasonry, the 17th President Andrew Johnson (Past Master, President and Patriot)

Contact Information:
Region: Gibsonia, PA
Email: craigconroy@gmail.com
Phone: 724-443-6876

  • Notice Required: 30 days at minimum
  • Distance Willing to Travel: State-wide and nationally
  • Reimbursement: Yes, please contact speaker directly

Glenn Kurzenknabe

Topic(s): “Harry Truman, President and Mason” and “Installation Night at the Celestial Lodge”

Contact Information:
Region: New Cumberland, PA
Email: k3swz@arrl.net
Phone: 717-774-1728

  • Notice Required: 1 week minimum
  • Distance Willing to Travel: 50 miles
  • Reimbursement: None

Larry Miller

Topic(s): History, teachings and philosophy of Freemasonry; Motivational addresses on Freemasonry

Contact Information:
Region: Chambersburg, PA
Email: landnmiller@comcast.net
Phone: 717-729-7617

  • Notice Required: 6 weeks minimum. Two months preferred.
  • Distance Willing to Travel: Within 3 hours of Chambersburg, PA
  • Reimbursement: No reimbursement for speaking to Masonic groups

Barry Oppenheim

Topic(s): Entertaining subjects, such as “Things that aren’t There Anymore,” “Products that Succeeded in Failing,” and “Hollywood’s Vision of the American Cowboy.”

Contact Information:
Region: Lower Geynedd, PA
E-mail: varnishdoc@gmail.com
Phone: 215-313-2093

  • Notice Required: One to two weeks
  • Distance Willing to Travel: 40 to 50 miles
  • Reimbursement: Charitable donation requested, please contact the speaker directly

Christopher Rodkey

Topic(s): Philosophy (history of ideas, ancient philosophy, Nietzsche, contemporary philosophy, feminism, ethics), Religious Studies and Theology (the Bible, Christian traditions, contemporary religious thought, world religions, Islam, new religious movements, Paul Tillich, Freemasonry and Religion), Freemasonry (Freemasonry and Religion, Lessing, Joseph Fort Newton, Holy Land Pilgrimage)

Contact Information:
Region: Dallastown, PA
Email: cdrodkey@yahoo.com
Phone: 717-824-6397

  • Notice Required: 3-12 months
  • Distance Willing to Travel: 1 hour drive
  • Reimbursement: Not required, but please contact speaker directly

George Stephens

Topic(s): Dramatic interpretation of famous Freemasons (Theodore Roosevelt, John Philip Sousa, J.C. Penney, Francis Scott Key, Franklin Roosevelt, General Douglas MacArthur, Col. Harland Sanders – Kentucky Fried Chicken)

Contact Information:
Region: Falls, PA
Email: Gastephjr@msn.com
Phone: 570-388-2253

  • Notice Required: At least one month, but can be flexible in emergency situations
  • Distance Willing to Travel: 50-75 miles
  • Reimbursement: Please contact the speaker directly

Edward Stumm

Topic(s): Brother Harry Truman, Masonic Children’s Home, fun & fellowship of being a Mason, Children’s Dyslexia Centers

Contact Information:
Region: New Holland, PA
Email: pmstumm@comcast.net
Phone: 717-354-5993

  • Notice Required: Five months
  • Distance Willing to Travel: 75 miles
  • Reimbursement: Please contact the speaker directly

Psychology

Alexander Cabot

Topic(s): Financial planning, investments and investment fraud, psychology of decision-making, human behavior

Contact Information:
Region: Phoenixville, PA
Email: afcabot@gmail.com
Phone: 484-459-4681

  • Notice Required:A few weeks is ideal, but I may be able to present on very short notice
  • Distance Willing to Travel: 50 miles from Phoenixville, PA
  • Reimbursement: If the brethren so choose, a donation to a Masonic charity is always appreciated!

Thomas Anke

Topic(s):  Why are we Blue?, The Medicine Wheel and Native American Freemasonry, The Festive Board, Traditional Observance Freemasonry, Ruffians among us, The Axis Mundi, The Saints John, Who are the Sons of the Widow?, Epicurus and the science of balance, Dilligence-Prudence-Temperance-Discretion, The immortal memory of Brother Robert Burns, The Symbolism of the Beehive, and The Black Ball.

Contact Information:
Region: Jeannette, PA
Email: thomasmason812@gmail.com 
Phone: 724-244-4163

  • Notice Required: At least one month
  • Distance Willing to Travel: 100 miles (longer trips will require overnight accommodations)
  • Reimbursement: Voluntary contribution to the Lodge Ad Lucem Apron Fund

Religion & Theology

Christopher Rodkey

Topic(s): Philosophy (history of ideas, ancient philosophy, Nietzsche, contemporary philosophy, feminism, ethics), Religious Studies and Theology (the Bible, Christian traditions, contemporary religious thought, world religions, Islam, new religious movements, Paul Tillich, Freemasonry and Religion), Freemasonry (Freemasonry and Religion, Lessing, Joseph Fort Newton, Holy Land Pilgrimage)

Contact Information:
Region: Dallastown, PA
Email: cdrodkey@yahoo.com
Phone: 717-824-6397

  • Notice Required: 3-12 months
  • Distance Willing to Travel: 1 hour drive
  • Reimbursement: Not required, but please contact speaker directly

Yasser Al-Khatib

Topic(s): Volunteering opportunities and resources; Freemasonry a School of Leadership; Managing Mental illness: the Act of 1976; the Opioid epidemic in PA.; Symbolism and Ritual topics such as Golden Fleece, Hiram Abiff, Chibolleth, the Past Master Jewel, etc; Irregular Freemasonry; Freemasonry in the Middle East; The religious symbolism in Freemasonry; Constructing Masonic research papers for publication

Contact Information:
Region:
Philadelphia, PA
Email: yasser_kb@hotmail.com
Phone: 484-557-0520

  • Notice Required: 1 month
  • Distance Willing to Travel: Flexible
  • Reimbursement: Donation to a Masonic Body or Charity of the speakers choice

Thomas Anke

Topic(s):  Why are we Blue?, The Medicine Wheel and Native American Freemasonry, The Festive Board, Traditional Observance Freemasonry, Ruffians among us, The Axis Mundi, The Saints John, Who are the Sons of the Widow?, Epicurus and the science of balance, Dilligence-Prudence-Temperance-Discretion, The immortal memory of Brother Robert Burns, The Symbolism of the Beehive, and The Black Ball.

Contact Information:
Region: Jeannette, PA
Email: thomasmason812@gmail.com 
Phone: 724-244-4163

  • Notice Required: At least one month
  • Distance Willing to Travel: 100 miles (longer trips will require overnight accommodations)
  • Reimbursement: Voluntary contribution to the Lodge Ad Lucem Apron Fund

Writing

Yasser Al-Khatib

Topic(s): Volunteering opportunities and resources; Freemasonry a School of Leadership; Managing Mental illness: the Act of 1976; the Opioid epidemic in PA.; Symbolism and Ritual topics such as Golden Fleece, Hiram Abiff, Chibolleth, the Past Master Jewel, etc; Irregular Freemasonry; Freemasonry in the Middle East; The religious symbolism in Freemasonry; Constructing Masonic research papers for publication

Contact Information:
Region:
Philadelphia, PA
Email: yasser_kb@hotmail.com
Phone: 484-557-0520

  • Notice Required: 1 month
  • Distance Willing to Travel: Flexible
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