Sunday, November 17th, we will be celebrating one of our own. Harold Embrey, received his Pilgrim Degree this past May in the House of God on Mooseheart Campus. Harold and his wife Mary reside now at Moosehaven, but at one time they were very active at Woodbridge Lodge in District 4. If you have not been to a Pilgrim Celebration it is something you should plan on attending. Regalia is suggested for all Degree holders. It is a very special ceremony and one that you are not likely to forget. It is a great honor to be recognized as a pilgrim of the Order. Only members who have advanced into the Moose Legion, and volunteered further are considered for this degree. Usually it takes years of devoted service to be considered for the Pilgrim Degree. Members who have devoted themselves to their lodge by volunteering to cook, clean, serve as an officer, mentor others and pledge to be a fraternal leader are considered.
Once selected, Pilgrims are encouraged to meet and continue to volunteer. They are mentors to those within their lodge and district. That includes helping encourage and select good lodge officers, supporting programs within their districts and associations, and helping grow and preserve membership.
The official regalia of a Pilgrim includes a gold blazer with the Pilgrim logo and coordinating tie. This blazer distinguishes them as men of very high standing and service to the Order. The degree remains with them for life, as long as both their Lodge and Moose Legion memberships remain in active status.
Woodbridge Lodge and Chapter will be hosting the Celebration at 2pm on Sunday, November 17th.