Junior Deputy Supreme Tall Cedar
David W. Manter Sr.

Home Forest:Pocono Forest No. 124
Residence:Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania


I was born and raised in Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania. I graduated from Stroudsburg High School. I was active in scouting growing up earning my Eagle Scout in 1969. I married my best friend on May 29, 1976. Her name is Debbi Anne. We will be celebrating our 44th wedding anniversary this year. We raised 3 boys together, David, Michael and Benjamin. All three boys are married to great wives. My wife and I are fortunate enough to have 9 happy and healthy grandchildren.

I have worked in the construction industry for over 40 years. The last 11 years have been on the inspection side of the trade. I am certified by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania in multiple disciplines to inspect both residential and commercial projects. I am currently the SEO in many municipalities in Monroe County. Masonic Information:

I was raised to the degree of a Master Mason at Barger Lodge No. 325 on October 10, 1988. Through the tireless efforts of many, I was able to learn the degree work and was fortunate enough to serve as Worshipful Master of Barger Lodge in 1995. I still confer degrees when called upon.
I belong to Monroe Royal Arch Chapter No. 281 and also a Noble at the Rajah Shrine. My journey in Cedarism began in 2005. I served as Grand Tall Cedar of Pocono Forest # 124 in 2011 and again in 2015. In 2012 and 2013, I served as Scribe for our Forest. I am also a Key Club Member. I am a Past President of District 8 OPO having served in 2015 and Served as the Secretary treasurer from 2015-2018. I served as the Regional Director of Region 5 from 2017 through the spring of 2019. I resigned from the board for personal reasons.

I have served on the Convention Committee, the Credentials Committee, the Midwinter Conference and the Parade Features in 2014 - 2017.

I am currently serving as the Secretary for the Tall Cedar Foundation. David W. Manter Sr.
PGTC Pocono Forest No. 124