Sunday, May 30, 2010

Oklahoma DeMolay 'Sweetheart' Tori Sebrant Found

Brother Chris Hodapp passed this onto me: "It was announced at 10AM Sunday, May 30th that Tori has been found, and she is safe. Thanks to all who helped to search for her."

Friday, May 28, 2010

Oklahoma DeMolay 'Sweetheart' Tori Sebrant Missing

I hope that Chris Hodapp doesn't mind my blatant stealing of his post but this involves a Oklahoma DeMolay Chapter Sweetheart. Please take heed of this posting...

The young lady pictured, Tori Sebrant, has been missing since May 24th. Tori was last seen on Monday, May 24th, 2010, leaving for lunch from Stillwater High School, Stillwater, Oklahoma. It is my understanding that she is this year's sweetheart for the Stillwater DeMolay Chapter.

She is 15 years old, 5'8", around 160 with hazel eyes and fair skin. She has brown hair with blond highlights (although one report from a friend says she colored her hair solid auburn the night before she went missing).

Tori is an avid walker. If you are local to the Stillwater area, please look for her in parks, quiet neighborhoods and on walking trails. Please spread the word.

Contact the Stillwater Police Dept. at: 405-372-4171
Tori's family can be reached at: 503-888-0479
Find Tori Facebook Page
Or e-mail:

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

What have I been up to?

Ok, I know what you're thinking: "where the hell have you been?" And you are right, I have been very lax in my posting s here of late but I have been busy with Masonic activities.

Earlier this month, I attended the Annual Communication of the Grand Lodge of New York. Congratulations to the new Grand Line headed by our new Grand Master M.'.W.'. Vincent Libone.

The following weekend was the Installation of Officers for Trinity Chapter, Order of DeMolay. My, son Conor was the outgoing Master Councilor and the incoming Scribe. Always the proud father, I am extremely happy to report that Conor was presented the Representative DeMolay award that evening - the first for Trinity! On top of that, he also was awarded the Past Master Councilor-Meritorious Service Award which is given for excellence in term planning & execution (also a first for Trinity and, I have heard, possibly the only active DeMolay in NYS to have it). His Chapter Brothers have been inspired with most of them asking for the Representative DeMolay paperwork and the Senior Councilor asking what he needs to do to get the PMC-MSA when he is the Master Councilor. I am very, very proud! (in the photo, left to right: Dad Keith Rung, Finger Lakes Division Councilor; Conor Powell, PMC-MSA; Andrew Roberts, NY State Master Councilor; Katie Heller, NY State Sweetheart)

I have also been doing Scottish Rite & Royal Arch Degrees as well as making long overdue appearances at Commandery and Council Meetings. I have started Facebook Pages for the Valley of Syracuse, AASR; the NY Council of Deliberation, AASR; and Trinity Chapter. So you see, I have been busy.

I hope to begin regular posts gain very soon - keep your eyes open...