Junior Order Bowling Tournament 2019 (Parkersburg, WV)
May 17 – 19, 2019
Tournament will be held at
Pike Street Lanes
2605 Pike Street
Parkersburg, WV 26101
Darin / Duane Smith
167 Elizabeth Pike
Mineral Wells, WV 26150
Brandy (Group Sales)
$60 + Tax / Night
As new Sec/Treasurer of bowling tournament, I, Chuck Vickers, would like to
invite you to be part of Junior Order Bowling Tournament 2019.
I've been a member of Junior Order for almost 23 years and been President
and/or Vice President of bowling league for last 10 years.
It is my honor to continue this fine gathering for tournament and would like
to expand participation.
If you have any questions, please contact me:
859-620-6003 / firstname.lastname@example.org
The 2019 National Session will be held this coming June 17, 18, and 19th in North Carolina. The National Board and any golfers will need to be there on Sunday, June 16th. Mark you calendars. More information will be posted as plans are finalized.
Lester Dolton’s Jr. of Murrysville, PA died Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2019 at UPMC East in Monroeville, after a battle with lung cancer. He was 86.
Lester Dolton’s appetite for adventure was as big as the great outdoors he explored with his family.
His first passion was bowling, including games with the Patriots league he founded half a century ago at White Oak Bowl. It’s a sport he continued to enjoy into his 80s.
“He loved the socializing of it all,” daughter Janet Allan said, adding that he was known for his constant smile and for quickly making friends. “The bowling leagues were just a great way to meet people. He would go early and bowl two games before the three for the league.”
In between league seasons, Mr. Dolton turned to outdoor pursuits.
As he reached his 80s, he accompanied his family on annual Caribbean trips, including activities that might have been outside the comfort zone of someone half his age.
“He would say, ‘Whatever you decide to do, I’ll do it,’ ” Allan said. “He snorkeled one year. He kayaked my sisters around through the mangroves in Jamaica.”
He also ascended the 120 steps of the Mayan pyramid at Coba, Mexico, and completed a 940-foot climb to the top of Dunn’s River Falls in Jamaica.
He traveled regularly to Colorado to visit daughter Sherri Ward. “He would come out every summer, and we would do some adventures,” Ward said. “He zip-lined in the mountains. He also white water rafted down the Poudre River.”
Born May 26, 1932, in Clairton, he was a son of the late Lester M. Dalton Sr. and Emma Dalton.
Serving in the Army during the Korean Conflict, Mr. Dolton learned to run wiring for command communication systems. He later became certified in the trade and landed a job as an electrician at U.S. Steel’s Clairton Works. He trained other employees to wire the mill’s equipment before he retired in 1995, after 33 years of service.
A member of Holiday Park United Methodist Church, Mr. Dolton was strong in his faith and his patriotic spirit. He was a state councilor and national chaplain for the Junior Order of United American Mechanics, a fraternal organization that honors the U.S. flag and supports a home for orphans.
“He loved his red, white and blue,” Allan said. “He had shirts that had flags on them, and he wore a flag lapel pin.”
Skilled at pitching horseshoes, “He would carry his own set of horseshoes in the trunk of his car,” Allan said. “He never lost at horseshoes that I knew of.”
Just a month before his death, Mr. Dolton continued to find joy in bowling. “We videoed him getting a split,” Allan said. “It was a perfect roll. It was just incredible.”
In addition to his parents, Mr. Dolton was preceded in death by his wife, Janet, and a son, Brian.
He is survived by five children, Bonnie Ferrington of Murrysville, Sherri Ward and her husband, Mark, of Greeley, Colo., Randy and his wife, Judy, of Latrobe, Janet Allan and her husband, Robert, of North Huntingdon, and Renee Dolton of Myrtle Beach.
Friends were received Sunday, 1-20-19 at the William Snyder Funeral Home, Irwin, PA. A funeral service was held Monday with Interment in Mt. Vernon Cemetery
Memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society.
Author: James Hollows
RIEHS EARNS JR.O.U.A.M. DISTINCTION -
This Article is from the Archdale Trinity News, (North Carolina),
by Staff Writer, Debbie Hightower
Charles Riehs of Trinity has earned distinction as a fourth-generation member of the oldest fraternal organization in the country – Junior Order of United American Mechanics. After nearly a half-century as part of the organization, he is proud to carry on his family’s rich heritage as National Councilor.
In July of 1845, the Jr.O.U.A.M. was formed in Philadelphia, PA, making it the oldest fraternal organization founded in America. With its tenants of Liberty, Virtue and Patriotism, members proudly espouse their love of God, Country and Service to mankind, which are embodied in one of their crown jewels, The American Children’s Home in Lexington.
In 1995 Riehs’ father, Charles A. Riehs, and his mother, Doris Whitlow Riehs, made history by holding the state’s top offices at the same time. Charles was the State Councilor of the Junior Order and Doris was the State Councilor of the Daughters of America, the Junior Order’s auxiliary organization.
A graduate of Trinity High School, Riehs joined the organization at the tender age of 16. He started off full steam ahead – in May 1969 Riehs was honored as Junior of the Year by Trophy Council No. 29. A recognition he gained by helping the council raise more than $3,000 for the organization’s home for children in Lexington. Riehs names the orphanage as the main reason he joined the Junior Order. “We used to go over there when I was a kid and I played with the orphans, “ he said. “ I didn’t know they were orphans – I was just playing with other kids.”
The Children’s Home was dedicated in 1927 and it is still going. “They took in neglected and abused kids, and kids that come from broken homes and that’s what we still do today.”
Riehs explained that the word “junior” in the organization’s name currently has no correlation with the age of its members and similarly, the word “mechanic” has no relevance to the members’ occupations. “When this organization was founded, the automobile of course had not be invented,” said Riehs. “Back then, the word mechanics meant builders of character and (members) came from all walks of life”
During his involvement with the organization, Riehs has served three terms as State Councilor and three terms as Chairman of the Board of the American Children’s Home, all while serving on the Board of the Trinity High School Boosters’ Club. His face is well-known at Trinity High School home football games where, for 30 years he has been a faithful member on the “Chain Gang”.
For the past 31 years Riehs has been the owner of Sunshine Racing.
Local chapters include Junior Order Guilford Council, Mechanicsville Council and Trophy Council #29 where Riehs is a member. Community service has always been an essential component of the organization that was instrumental in the establishment of the first hospital in High Point in 1904, appropriately named the Junior Order Hospital.
He outlines other objectives as well. “Our main objective is to keep the Bible and the American flag in the schools.” Said Riehs. “Back when they put the Pledge of Allegiance back in schools, we put flags back in every elementary school in the area.
Despite his national office Riehs remains humble. He is well into the first year of his term as National Councilor – a position that means he frequently travels to various states to assist in Junior Order inaugural events. During his two-year term Riehs’ focus is on strengthening the organization and instituting comprehensive membership drives, which will educate the public that members come from all walks of life and professions - lawyers, accountants, firemen, law enforcement and military – not just mechanics.
He intends to continue to enhance The Children’s Home outreach into a growing list of community services. Trophy Council #29 meets weekly at 6:30 pm, every Thursday at 452 S. Main St., High Point. Members must be 16.
For more information, call Charles Riehs 336-883-2372 or email email@example.com
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