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Cumbria/England – Furness and South Lakeland Freemasons marshal Windermere Marathon

28.05.2024
(by Imogen Barber, The Mail, 23rd May 2024)

 

Members of Furness and South Lakeland Freemasons assisted with the marshalling of the Asics Brathay Windermere Marathon. On Saturday May 18, more than 30 local freemasons and their family members helped out, staffing the food and drink stations and keep runners safe from road traffic. Due to the extremely warm weather, many of the runners struggled with the heat, but members of the Brathay team and… read more:

 


 

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Ghana – Freemasons make grand donation towards Otumfuo’s ‘Heal Komfo Anokye Project’

27.05.2024
(by editorial board, Adom Online, May 27, 2024)

 

Freemasons in Ghana have made a grand donation towards the ‘Heal Komfo Anokye Project,’ spearheaded by the Asantehene, Otumfuo Osei Tutu II. The notable event took place on Saturday, May 25, in Kumasi, where members of the Grand Lodge of Ghana gathered to honor the Asantehene, who holds the esteemed position of Grand Patron. Known within the Freemason community as Most Worshipful Bro Otumfuo Osei Tutu II, the Asantehene’s 25-year legacy was celebrated. In a show of immense generosity, the Freemasons donated over GHC 300,000 to… read more:

 


 

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Cambridgeshire/England -Freemasons’ Alma Mater Lodge celebrates 150th anniversary

26.05.2024
(by Adrian Peel, Cambridge Independent, 26 May 2024)

 

The Cambridgeshire Freemasons’ Alma Mater Lodge celebrated its 150th anniversary with a dinner at Freemasons’ Hall, Bateman Street, Cambridge, on Saturday (18 May). Peter Sutton, the Alma Mater Lodge treasurer, said that 75 people attended, including Dr Bharatkumar N Khetani, the High Sheriff of Cambridge. He also explained that Alma Mater Lodge owes its existence and survival primarily to one man: John Brownrigg, who… read more:

 


 

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Nebraska/US – Lincoln’s Masonic family pays off $19,000 in school lunch debt

24.05.2024
(by editorial board, 10 11 NOW, 24th May 2024)

 

The overall school lunch debt for Lincoln Public Schools elementary schools has been cut in… read more:

 


 

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Ayrshire/Scotland – Largs Food Hub receives £200 donation from Freemasons

23.05.2024
(by Calum Corral, Largs&Millport, 23th May 2024)

 

Largs Food Hub were delighted to receive a kind donation of £200. It was donated by Ayr Shed of Squaremen, a branch of freemasonry whose purpose is to support local charities involving children. The cheque was presented to Irene Weir, chairperson of the Largs Food Hub, by brother Bill Hair. Largs Food Hub is based in the local library and is open on a Tuesday 2.30pm to 5.30pm and a Friday from 10.30am to 12.30pm. Anyone who is finding it difficult to afford their weekly food shop can come along and do a top up shop. The food hub will help make… read more:

 


 

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Cumbria/England – Freemasons donate items to food bank in Cockermouth

21.05.2024
(by Brandon Mawson, News&Star, 21th May 2024)

 

A Freemasons lodge in West Cumbria has donated items to a food bank. A Cumbria Freemasons lodge decided to offer support to a food bank in Cockermouth by donating food items. A spokesperson said: “It was highlighted this week that the North Lakes Food Bank at Cockermouth was in urgent need of items to help the community. “So, at our annual Provincial Grand Chapter meeting yesterday, at The Garden at Eden, our 2nd grand principal, Ken Archer made an appeal asking members to support this amazing cause and bring items along to help the food bank, and we had over 150 items to donate. “Many thanks to the members who… read more:

 


 

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Hyderabad/India – Freemasons of Telangana provides aid to family of 2 children with muscular dystrophy

20.05.2024
(by DC Online team, Deccan Chronicle, 20 May 2024)

 

Freemasons of Telangana provided financial assistance of Rs 50,000 to the family of Bokka Padma and Narasimha Reddy, whose two children have been suffering from incurable condition of muscular dystrophy. The two children, Bokka Teja Vardhan, 20 years and Bokka Mani Vardhan, 17 years, from Yamnapet Village in Ghatkesar, are suffering from the rare genetic condition for several years. Both the children are… read more:

 


 

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Texas/US – Roan Oak Masonic Lodge Scholarship recipients

19.05.2024
(by editorial board, The Paris News, May 19, 2024)

 

Roan Oak Masonic Lodge No. 860 recently awarded $1,000 scholarships to North Lamar High School seniors Carson Holzworth, left, and Hailey O’Neal… read more:

 


 

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California/US – Fallbrook Masonic Lodge awards scholarships

19.05.2024
(by editorial board, Village News, May 18, 2024)

 

Fallbrook Masonic Lodge No. 317 presented scholarships to Fallbrook High School students who demonstrated high ideals, financial need and involvement in their school and/or community. These students excel in academic, civic, and sports activities and plan on attending university after graduation. The awards were presented at the lodge’s stated meeting dinner, and the students and their families were in attendance. This is one of the community-based programs that the Fallbrook Masonic Lodge does for the community. Students awarded this year were… read more:

 


 

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Mississippi/US – Person fires multiple shots at the Masonic Temple in Jackson

17.05.2024
(by WLBT Staff, WLBT3, May. 17, 2024)

 

A person is wanted after firing multiple shots at the Masonic Temple in Jackson. According to police, the incident happened on May 12 at approximately 9:00 p.m. Upon arrival, officers found the front glass window of the building had been shot out. Surveillance video was recovered by JPD detectives and was found to have captured the shooting. In the surveillance footage… read more:

 


 

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Wales – Llanelli Masonic Lodge donates £600 to Prince Philip Hospital Gardens Appeal

16.05.2024
(by Niki Favorido, The Carmathenshire Herald, 16th May 2024)

 

The Prince of Wales’ Lodge 671 has kindly donated £600 to the Prince Philip Hospital Gardens Appeal. The Appeal aims to fund new therapeutic gardens for patients in Mynydd Mawr Ward, a 15-bed elderly care rehabilitation unit, and Bryngolau Ward, a 15-bed older adult mental health unit. The wards are located next door to each other on the ground floor of the hospital and have access to enclosed outdoor space. This space, however, is currently not in use and is not suitable for patients. The Lodge of Freemasons, the oldest Masonic Lodge in Llanelli, was formed in 1856 and has approximately 40 members of all ages. The main aim of Freemasonry is to… read more:

 


 

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Cumbria/England – Two care homes receive gifts from Freemasons

15.05.2024
(by editorial board, Cumbria Crack, 15th May 2024)

 

As part of Dementia Week, Cumbria Freemasons have donated several gifts to two care homes in Cumbria. Residents of Apple Thwaite Green in Windermere and Stone Cross Care Home in Kendal, received teddies, colouring books and puzzles from the organisation. Providing a nurturing and supportive environment can help minimise the stress and anxiety associated with the condition. Comfort objects, such as teddies, can be a source of solace and can offer a sense of familiarity and security in a world that may feel increasingly foreign to someone with dementia. They can nurture and care for the teddy, which… read more:

 


 

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Hampshire/England – Freemasons donate 20,000 Art Therapy Books

15.05.2024
(by Ryan Morwood, Hampshire Chronicle, 15th May 2024)

 

Led by Essex Freemason David Barton of ‘Get Started Art’, the books will be given to more than 150 hospital wards, dementia charities and support groups across the UK during Dementia Action Week, May 13-19, 2024, including RMBI Care Co’s 17 homes. The move is part of a bid to offer practical support and raise awareness for dementia sufferers and carers. Art therapy reportedly offers benefits such as boosting mood, stimulating memory, and… read more:

 


 

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Lincolnshire/England – Motorcycling Freemasons get into gear for Lincoln soap box race

13.05.2024
(by editorial board, Lincolnshire Today, 13th May 2024)

 

Freemasons of Lincolnshire’s motorcycle lodge the Free Wheelers are setting aside two wheels in favour of four in preparation to take part in a soapbox race in Lincoln in September. Seated in the driving seat is Lodge member Stewart Buckingham, who’s building their soapbox for the event being staged by the Krazy Races organisation on September 15th. Stewart revealed the completed chassis on its bright yellow wheels to fellow Lodge members at their latest meeting, which they’d taken to Grimsby. To make the cart race-ready, it will be clad in a streamlined body emblazoned with the logos of Freemasonry, and Stewart will be its pilot in the event. The Free Wheelers are nominally based in Horncastle, but… read more:

 


 

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Cumbria/England – Furness and South Lakeland Freemasons boxing evening

12.05.2024
(by Imogen Barber, The Mail, 12th May 2024)

 

Furness and South Lakeland Freemasons recently held their 38th annual charity boxing evening since they began in 1986. Since the first event three decades ago, the boxing evenings have raised over £300,000, with the aim of helping and supporting the community and community groups. The event was open to all and saw three local boxing clubs provide fighters for the bouts. At the boxing presentation, this year’s fundraising was distributed between a grand total of… read more:

 


 

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Essex/England – Freemasons donate 20,000 Art Therapy Books for Dementia Action Week

11.05.2024
(by Staff Reporter, Your Thurrock, May 7, 2024)

 

FREEMASONS across England and Wales are raising awareness and provide practical support for sufferers and carers in their communities as part of Dementia Action Week from 13th to 19th May 2024. A grand total of 20,000 Art Therapy Books are being donated to over 150 hospital wards, dementia charities and support groups across England and Wales. The United Grand Lodge of England in conjunction with the Masonic Charitable Foundation joined efforts to support the annual campaign for those suffering with Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia. Resulting from various diseases and injuries that affect the brain, dementia is the seventh leading cause of death, affecting more than 55 million people globally. Each year nearly 10 million new cases are diagnosed worldwide, this equates to one every three seconds. It is estimated that up to three quarters of those with dementia have not… read more:

 


 

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Cumberland/England – Freemasons Carer Support South Lakes charity grant

10.05.2024
(by Imogen Barber, The Mail, 10th May 2024)

 

Cumberland & Westmorland Freemasons are supporting young people caring for their family members with a grant. A sum of £20,000 was donated to the Carer Support South Lakes charity to help young people under 18 who care for parents and other family members suffering from illness and addiction. As many as 400 children between the ages of five and 18 will receive help and support thanks to the grant. Young carers, who look after family members who are chronically ill or misusing alcohol or drugs, often find it hard to… read more:

 


 

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Indiana/US – Noblesville Masonic Lodge to hold open house

09.05.2024
(by Jessica Todd, Current, May 8, 2024)

 

Noblesville Masonic Lodge will hold a public open house May 18 at 295 S. 9th St. coinciding with the Indiana Peony Festival at Seminary Park, 350 S. 10th St. “We were established in 1847 and have been an active organization here in the community since that time,” said Kyle Moser, master of the Noblesville Masonic Lodge. “With that history, we thought it would be a good idea to do a little open house. We have this really beautiful building that people go by all the time, and our sense is that nobody really knows what happens in here.” Moser said the event will provide visitors an opportunity to “explore the historic building and the heritage and traditions of Freemasonry.” “We are thrilled to open our doors to the community, share the history of (the) historic building and answer questions about Masonry during… read more:

 


 

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Cumbria/England – Freemasons host event for 80th anniversary of D-Day

08.05.2024
(by Imogen Barber, The Mail, 8th May 2024)

 

Cumbria Freemasons are orchestrating an event of national significance to mark an important historical occasion. On June 6, 2024, they will host an event to commemorate the 80th anniversary of D-Day when the allied troops of World War Two landed on the beaches of Normandy. To mark the occasion, a series of nationwide commemorative activities will begin 80 days before D-Day with Cumbria Freemasons presenting the final ten days. In partnership with the esteemed Royal Pageant Master of Buckingham Palace, the Freemasons will take part in a memorial service commencing… read more:

 


 

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Texas/US – Granbury Masonic Lodge presents Lamar Awards to three GISD students

07.05.2024
(by Ashley Terry, Hood County News, May 6, 2024)

 

Three Granbury High School students received a prestigious honor during the Granbury Independent School District’s board of trustees meeting April 22. Students Quinn King, Andrew Nickell and Jonathan Hutchison were each presented with the Lamar Award by the Granbury Masonic Lodge #392. The mission of Granbury Lodge #392 is to be recognized in the community as a men’s fraternity that supports community events and interest, charitable organizations and education by making good men of good moral character better through friendship and brotherly love enhanced by Masonic education and time-honored rituals, according to its website. “Most of y’all may or may not know the history of education in the state of Texas,” Masonic Lodge Representative Dudley Raybon said… read more:

 


 

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