Elected Officers

Walmer, James-1218-CR016984

Senior Deputy Grand Tall Cedar

James O. Walmer

Senior Deputy GTC Message

Tall Cedars and Ladies,
This month I would like to focus on the very active Harrisburg Forest #43 Special Interest Auto Unit that numbers 62 members. This year the unit is being led by President Harold Bowers. The meetings are held monthly at Cedars Grove on the 3rd Thursday starting at 7:30 PM. The members of the unit and their autos participate in several parades including Camp Hill and Linglestown on Memorial Day as well as New Cumberland and Penbrook Halloween parades. The unit also travels as a group to the Autumn Day at Masonic Village at Elizabethtown in September.
The big fundraiser for the unit is the MDA Larry Mummert Memorial Car Show. This year it will be held at the Williams Grove Speedway on Sunday, August 21st. Registration will begin at 10:00 AM and the show will start 12:00 Noon. The unit is always looking for helpers outside the unit to assist with the many functions and details that this large undertaking involves. All proceeds will benefit MDA and other Forest activities.
The unit also likes to have car runs usually on a Sunday to local historic areas and museums, including breakfast or dinner.
In December, the unit has a Christmas party at a very nice venue to dine and install the new officers for the following year. Last year the party was held at the Hollywood Casino.
To join the Special Interest Auto Unit, contact PGTC Wally Rohrbach, Treasurer. The initiation fee is $10.00 and the annual dues are only $5.00. You only have to have an interest in autos; it is not necessary to own a classic or antique automobile. Please join the unit and enjoy the fun, frolic, and fellowship.
I also want to mention that Harrisburg Forest #43 is proud to present Glenn Mayko’s Memories of Elvis Tribute Show to benefit MDA as a memorial tribute to Larry Mummert. The show will be held at Cedars Grove on Saturday, August 6th with the doors opening at 6:00 PM and the show starting at 7:00 PM. The tickets are $15.00. Please see the advertisement in this edition of the Cedar Bark.
Cedarly, Jim

Junior Deputy Grand Tall Cedar

Gerald Bucko

Junior Deputy GTC Message 

Grand Tall, Senior Deputy GTC, Tall Cedars and Ladies
The 97th Anniversary Banquet on Saturday, April 23rd, 2016 at the Cedars Grove was a really nice event. It was really good to see 60 year and 50 year members being recognized for their service. Thanks much to all of you.
I attended the stated meeting on Tuesday, April 26 hosted by Lancaster Forest 27 with a contingent from Harrisburg Forest 43. The meeting, dinner and ceremony for 15 new Tall Cedars was a very inspiring event.
Tickets are still being sold for the Supreme Forest Tall Cedars of Lebanon Sportsmen’s & Cash Giveaway. If you wish to purchase or sell tickets, Contact our Supreme Officers or our Forest #43 Officers. Names and phone numbers are in each issue of the Cedar Bark.
Tickets are available for the Senior Junior Night on Saturday, May 14, 2016. They are $25 per person, and include a sit down dinner and entertainment. Check out the ad in the April 2016 Cedar Bark for ordering information.
Over the past 3 weeks, I have joined with a few other members cutting the grass at the Cedar Lodge. Should anyone wish to help we meet at 7:30 at the Lodge every Wednesday providing the weather is cooperating.
As always, Thank-You all for your support.
Sincerely, Gerry Bucko, JDGTC

Scribe and Treasurer