Jim was born in Spangler, Pa and moved to Altoona in 1960. Jim is currently employed at Ward Transport and Logistics for 31 years as the Telecommunications Manager.
Jim is a member of Logan Lodge #490 F. &A.M. in Altoona. He is a member of the Jaffa Drum and Bugle Corp. Jim was a member of the Jaffa Oriental Band where he held many offices. In 2012, Jim also served as President of the Mid Atlantic Shrine Oriental Band Association. He has been on the Appointed Divan for the past 6 years and was elected as an Imperial Representative in 2016 and 2017. He also is Controller for the Jaffa Shrine Circus Concessions.
Jim is married to the former Deborah Rutherford. They have one son, Christopher, who is also a member of Jaffa Shrine.
David joined Jaffa Shriners in Spring of 2010. He is a member of the Jaffa Calliope Clown Unit, the Cove Shrine Club, and Jaffa’s newest club, the Mountain City Shiners. He is a Past President of the Jaffa Young Nobles Club. David has served on many of the committees at Jaffa and is a past Chairman of the Membership Committee. In 2018 David was elected to the Jaffa
Shriners Board of Directors.
As well as being a proud Jaffa Shriner, David is involved in many other areas of Masonry. He is a Past Master of Woodbury Lodge #539 in Roaring Spring. He is a member in the York Rite bodies, as well as the Scottish Rite bodies where he serves in the Consistory line.
A lifelong resident of Blair County, David currently resides in Duncansville, PA with his wife Traci and daughter Alexis. They attend the historic St. Patrick’s church in Newry.
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Christopher E. Ritchey became a Master Mason in Woodbury Lodge No. 539 on February 20, 1984. In 2010, he became a Noble of Jaffa Shriners and joined the Jaffa Mounted Patrol shortly after. Chris is a member of the Board of Governors of Shriners Hospitals for Children – Philadelphia and is currently serving as the Board’s Secretary in 2021 & 2022. He is a proud Shrine Legacy with his paternal grandfather, his father and three sons.
Chris is also a 32° Scottish Rite Mason in the Valley of Altoona.
In his professional life, Chris is the Chief Executive Officer of Curry Supply Holdings Inc., the parent company of seven other corporations.
Chris and his Lady, Tracy A. (Showalter) Ritchey, reside in Martinsburg, PA.
Randall joined Jaffa Shriners in 2003 and has been active since he joined. Randy is a member of the Provost Guard, Antique and Classic Car Club, The Q, Jaffa Kiddie Christmas Club, Athletic Club, Jaffa Bowlers and a charter member of the Mountain City Shiners. He was also a member of the Hillbilly Clan, Jaffa Campers and Jaffa Cruisers. He was assistant Circus Chairman for 3 years and has been chairman of the Jaffa Sportsman’s Raffle (formerly Jaffa Gun Raffle). He has also been very active with the Sports Show, Beer & Wine Festival, Craft Show and the numerous chicken/rib dinners at Jaffa. Randy was elected to the Jaffa Shrine Board of Directors in 2020.
Randy is an active member of Logan Lodge No. 490 he has served as Trustee for his Lodge Hall Association since 2017. He is also a member of the York Rite and Scottish Rite bodies.
Randy has been a lifelong resident of Logan Township in Blair County. In 1988, Randy has married the former Sylvia Lee with whom he has two sons, Ryan and Zachary, who are also Masons and Jaffa Shriners.
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Gary was born in Kansas City, Missouri. He has lived in several states over the years through work transfers. He settled in Blair County in 2010 where he works for HH Brown Shoe Company (Cove Shoe) in distribution management.
Gary has been a member of Jaffa Shrine since 2012. He is a past Captain of the Patrol / Directors Staff and has held several offices within the unit. Gary currently serves as President of the Cove Shrine Club. He is a member of the Sportsman Raffle, Circus and Membership Committees. Gary is an officer in the “Q”. He helps out with the Beer and Wine Festival, Sports Show and Concessions.
Gary is very active in Freemasonry. He belongs to Woodbury Lodge No. 539 where he is a Past Master and serves on several committees along with being a 32° Scottish Rite Mason. He sits on the Rose Croix line and is a member of several York Rite bodies.
Gary resides in East Freedom, PA with his lady Jennifer. They have two dogs that keep them on the go.
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Barry was born in Altoona, PA. He is married to Susan A. Gehret and they have four children; Rebekah, Stephanie, Marissa, and Garrett. Stephanie has two children; Dominic and A.J. Marissa has one child; Tucker.
Barry entered, passed and raised to the sublime degree of Master Mason in 2004 in Hollidaysburg, PA Juniata Lodge No. 282, which is now Hollidaysburg Lodge No. 220.
Barry entered Jaffa Shriners in 2004 and has been an active member within the Shrine. He has been a member of Jaffa Antique & Classic Car Club and Trustee of the Jaffa Improvement Association. He has been honored to be elected as Treasurer of the Jaffa in 2018 and has held that position to date. He is also Chairman of the Jaffa Finance Committee and Assistant Chairman of the Jaffa Circus Concessions.
Danne Kindle was born in Warsaw, Indiana, raised in Chicago, Illinois, and in 1968 married Patricia Collins. They have been blessed with two daughters Danae & Kimberly, who further blessed them with three grandchildren Daniel, Payton & Ethan.
Danne was entered, passed and raised to the sublime degree of Master Mason in 1973 in Chicago Heights Lodge No. 858; Royal Arch Chapter No. 218; Commandery No. 78, and Medina Temple Chicago, Illinois in 1974. He is a Past Master of Hiram Lodge No. 616 in Altoona, Pa and is currently serving as the Principal of the School of Instruction for the 20th Masonic District.
Having transferred to Jaffa Shrine in 1979, Danne has been a very active member within the Shrine. He has been a member of the Jaffa Rifle Drill Team since 1979; Paper Crusade Chairman 1986; Chairman of Concessions 1995-2006, Sports Show Chairman 1999; Member of the Ritualistic Degree Team since its inception and currently Director; Unit Officer since 1995 and currently Colonel of Units. Danne was honored to be elected by the Nobility to serve as Recorder since 2015.