Pete Nelson PDD - State Chairman CEA Ritualistic Committee

On Sunday June 25th a hand picked team of PERs plus one made the two hour trip to Salem N. H. to compete against Maine, New Hampshire, and Mass at the Derry-Salem Lodge #2226 in the Area 1 PER contest. As always it was good to see old friends and make new ones.

The team Ct. consisted of the following.

Exalted Ruler- Leon Zahaba PSP, PDD, PGLC

Leading Knight-  Deb Barta  PER

Lyoal Knight- Frank Hegedus PSP, PDD

Lecturing  Knight- Pete  Nelson PDD 

Esquire - Mike Barta  PSP, PDD

Chaplin- Jim Coley DDGER

Inner Guard- Ed Gumula PER

Candidate- William Coley

It was an extremely close contest at the end with Massachusetts beating out Connecticut by less than 1/10 of a percent. It was good to see a renewed interest in ritual amongst the Area 1 PERs, it was the first contest of PERs that we've  had in a couple of years, with these four states committing to the Roulette contest in the fall in Maine.

But wait, there's  more.

Even though Connecticcut came in second as a team we did take four first place trophies.

Our candidate in his first Area 1 contest won top honors, along with our Inner Guard, Esquire, and Lecturing  Knight. Congratulations to all of the team and my sincere Thanks for taking time out of you busy schedules to show Area 1 that Connecticutt is keeping ritual alive. Bone up on your parts Sept will be here soon enough. Again great job and thanks.