The Knights of Pythias is an organization named after the Greek story of Damon and Pythias, two friends who were willing to die for one another. The story goes that Damon had criticized the king of Syracuse for obtaining the throne by fraud. Damon was condemned to death, however before being executed, he wanted the chance to see his wife and child one last time. His friend, Pythias, offered to stand in Damon’s place should Damon not come back.
The founder of the Knights of Pythias, Justus H. Rathbone, based the founding principles of the order (Friendship, Charity and Benevolence) on this story which at the time had been turned into a popular play.
The order was officially established in 1868 via congressional charter approved by President Abraham Lincoln, and was the first fraternal organization to be chartered by Congress in the United States. Lincoln believed that the founding principles of the order would promote national unity following the Civil War.
Our main goal is to raise funds in order to send disadvantaged children between the ages of 9 - 11 to camp where they can experience the outdoors and foster growth and development at camp as well as the communities where they live.
The Knights of Pythias will be hosting a Wine Tasting event sponsored by Brother Ugo Allesina from Prego Mediterranean on Sunday October 13 Time: 6:00PM - 9:00PM. Please come join us for a evening of Fun, Food and Raffles.
All proceeds will go towards the Pythian Youth Camp so we can send kids to Camp!
Please email us for more information and/or to RSVP.
Your generous gift will help us fund our mission to help send kids to camp. Together, we can make a difference.
CC: Dave Klokochar
VC: Robert Lamb
Prelate: Jake Klokochar
MW: Greg Siegman
Secy: Michael DePrete
Treas: Duane Owens
Fin. Secy: John Rose
MA: Tom Rose
IG: Bob Aleman
OG: Kent Epperson
Lodge Deputy: Eric "Zeke" Zeker
Eric "Zeke" Zeker
Robert Hendricks Jr.