Noble Dennis L. Chesley of Zembo Shriners in Harrisburg, Pa., has been named Shriner of the Month for July 2014. The new award program, which launched in January 2014, was developed by the leadership of Shriners International to recognize those nobles who demonstrate an extraordinary commitment to both the fraternity and its philanthropy, Shriners Hospitals for Children. Personal displays of leadership, especially by example, and consistent participation in temple activities and efforts, and/or support of the health care system, all contribute to consideration for the award.
A Dependable Leader
Noble Chesley of Camp Hill, Pa., has been a Shriner for nearly 30 years. He is very involved in many facets of his temple, but he is most notably known for his participation and exceptional leadership as part of the Zembo Color Guard Unit. Whenever there is a parade or other community activity that the Color Guard is a part of, under his direction, the unit performs admirably. Noble Chesley also works tirelessly on behalf of the Zembo Circus each year, as well as for the Zembo Car Show and Zembo Sportsman Day.
Dedicated to the philanthropy, Shriners Hospitals for Children, and to making the world a better place, Noble Chesley contributes much of his time and efforts to Zembo’s fundraising initiatives. He is also extremely faithful in attending meetings and all other temple activities, further demonstrating his steadfast commitment to the fraternity.
An Ambassador for his Temple
Realizing the importance of membership to the strength and success of the organization, Noble Chesley has brought many new nobles to the temple over the years. He unfailingly serves as a representative of Zembo Shriners at both fraternal events and meetings of other Masonic organizations. A loyal, dependable member of his temple, “he is always there,” said Zembo Recorder Henry J. Martin.
“Noble Chesley exemplifies the spirit of the Shriner of the Month Award,” said Shriners International Executive Vice President and Imperial Recorder Jack H. Jones. “We are grateful to have him as a member within our organization.”
Congratulations to Noble Chesley for his achievements and for being chosen Shriner of the Month.