It is a great honor and privilege to serve as your Right Eminent Commander for this Templar year. It is truly humbling and I thank you for entrusting me with this office. I promise to do everything possible to be worthy of this honor. It will take all of us sir knights to continue advancing this great Grand Commandery of ours. Together we can collectively do good work serving Templary and the communities of Pennsylvania.
My theme this year is to SERVE: (Per Viventem Deus Servit Hominibus) – Living Through to Serve Mankind and my charity is Tunnel to Towers. This charity supports veterans, first responders, law enforcement and their families with 95 cents of every dollar donated going directly to the programs they provide. The programs are In The Line of Duty Program, Smart Home Program, Fallen First Responder Program, Gold Star Program, Homeless Veterans and Never Forget Programs. This is a very worthy Charity Organization and one we should all be able to get behind and support.
We will continue to uphold our efforts to have clothing and food collection point`s to gather items for distribution to those in need in our communities. We must continue to feed the hungry, clothe the naked and bind up the wounds of the afflicted. People need to be helped throughout the year, not just during holiday periods.
We need to be more visible to the public and show them what we as Sir Knights are and how we can SERVE our fellow mankind. Take photos, videos and write about the events you are doing. Then send these articles to our Public Relations Committee, the Patriotic and Civic Activities Committee and the Youth Activities for publication.
And finally, let’s be creative, think outside the box, get your families involved, have fun spreading the cement of brotherly love wherever we can.
God Bless you all,
S.K. Thomas C. Helm, REGC