Irem's 83rd Potentate Raymond Toney

The Nobility of Irem Shrine elected Raymond S. Toney, of Kingston, as their 83rd Illustrious Potentate, at the annual election held on Saturday, December 10, 2016 at Irem Country Club, Dallas, PA.

Elected with Illustrious Toney were Richard D. Williams, Chief Rabban; Stephen J. Koonrad, Assistant Rabban; Thomas M. Aycock, High Priest & Prophet; Harry A. Reed, Oriental Guide;D.L. Sadvary, Treasurer and Richard E. Polish, Recorder.

A reception honoring all newly elected officers was held on January 22, 2017 at Appletree Terrace, Newberry Estate, Dallas, PA. All Nobles and Ladies, in attendance, enjoyed socializ-ing, the refreshments and music.

Ill. Sir Ray joined the Masonic Fraternity in 1996 and was raised a Master Mason in AcaciaLodge #579, F. & A. M., Taylor, PA. Noble Ray has been a member of Irem for twenty one years. After his initiation, he joined the Legion of Honor and six years later joined the Motor Corps. He has served as an officer in both units and became president of the Uniformed Unitsin 2008. He was also active in the Sportsman’s Raffle for twelve years serving as chairman for two years and is  involved with the Irem Shrine Circus.

He and his lovely Lady Sharon reside in Kingston and are the parents of three children,Brenda, Ray, Jr. and Kristina. All of Irem wishes them both the best of health, happiness and success in the coming year.