Pennsylvania, U.S.A.

The Department Council of Pennsylvania was established in 1886. The current Headquarters of the Department is located within the building of the Grand Lodge of Pennsylvania, I.O.O.F.

The Executive Committee of Pennsylvania’s Department Council consists of:

 Officer & Title
Brigadier General Bruce Torrence
Department Commander
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Brigadier General (R) David Young
Deputy Department Commander
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Brigadier General Nicole Inama
Adjutant
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Colonel (R) John Dzyak
Quartermaster
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Brigadier General (R) Justin C. Bailey
Immediate Past Department Commander
Membership Coordinator
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2020-2022 Appointed Officers of the Department Council:

Inspector/Military Advisor – MG John S. Cupp, Jr.

Chaplain – Maj Patricia Faustner

Bannerette/Color Sergeant – Maj Roger A. Calhoon

First Aid Officer – Maj Michael J. Wallis

Aide to the Department Commander – Cpt Tyler M. Arnold



Below is a current list of Cantons and their meeting information. (If you click on the address, it will take you to Google Maps.)

CantonClerkAddressMeeting Information
Philadelphia #1General
Joseph Strausser
Walker Hall
1290 Southampton Rd.Philadelphia, PA
4th Thursday
8:00 pm EDT
Leesport #2Lieutenant
William Mooney
Leesport Hall
27 Railroad Ave.Leesport, PA
4th Tuesday
6:30 pm EDT
Allegheny #3Chevalier
Shirley J. Whitlinger
IOOF Hall
5242 Lake Street
Sandy Lake, PA
4th Saturday
1:00 pm EDT
Pittsburgh #5Major General
John Cupp
Bowser Hall
630 Depot St.
Latrobe, PA
2nd Thursday
8:00 pm EDT
Ridgely #8Chevalier
John Karge, III
Lewisburg Hall
10491 River Rd.
New Columbia, PA
2nd Thursday
6:00 pm EDT
Northeast #9Chevalier
Cynthia Wooden
Freedom Hall
112 9th St.
Honesdale, PA
4th Monday
7:30 pm EDT
York #14Chevalier
Jerry Seyler
Mt. Zion Hall
525 Greenwood Rd.
York, PA
3rd Wednesday
8:00 pm EDT
(Subject to change)
Allentown #39Brigadier General (R)
Justin C. Bailey
Victory Hall
203 North Main St.
Sellersville, PA
3rd Monday
7:30 pm EDT