Order Of Alhambra Inducts New Member
The Order of Alhambra, local caravan Alhamar 4, inducted new member, Dr. Dan Edmunds, ED.D., D.D., B.C.S.A., on May 8. Edmunds is a psychotherapist, professor of existential psychology, author and autism/child development specialist. The order is open to Catholic men and women 18 or older. The main objective of the Order of Alhambra is to assist intellectually disabled people and provide activities and support for special needs children and adults. Each year, the order provides scholarships to educate undergraduate students studying to become special education teachers. Their largest local event is the annual festival for the intellectually disabled to be held Aug. 18. Donations are appreciated and may be sent to Alhamar Caravan 4, 17 Belles Ave., Ashley, PA 18706. Checks should be made payable to Alhamar Caravan 4. For information on becoming a member, contact Patrick Umbra, Supreme Director Region II, at 570-822-3597. Initial membership application cost is $155 which includes a fez or sash. Annual dues are $60. First row, from left, are new member Sir Noble Dr. Dan Edmunds, Cathy Kennedy, Grand Commander, and the Rev. Thomas Petro, assistant chaplain, Alhamar Caravan 4, pastor, Sacred Heart of Jesus Church, Dupont. Second row: Lady Noble Ruth Yaple, Master of the Wardrobe; Sir Noble John Brzycki, Lady Noble Ada Magni, Sentinel of the Desert; Patrick Umbra, Supreme Director Region II; Lady Noble Donna Magni, Sentinel of the Tower, and Francis Kennedy Vice Grand Commander. Sponsor for Dr. Dan Edmunds was Supreme Director Patrick Umbra.