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Kansas/U.S. – Hays Masonic Lodge donates $12,000 to FHSU Literacy Institute

Freemasonry Network - 14.06.2022
(by editorial board, Hays Post, June 14, 2022)

 

The Kansas Masonic Foundation, a nonprofit organization dedicated to benefiting Kansas communities, has partnered with Hays Lodge No. 195 to donate $12,000 to the Fort Hays State University Literacy Institute, an organization that provides free literacy services to all Kansans in need. Founded in 1881, Hays Lodge No. 195 is a Kansas Masonic lodge dedicated to Freemasonry, the oldest surviving fraternal organization in the world. The lodge has 60 members and supports various local organizations and programs, including the Community Assistance Center, the Firefighters’ Relief Association, and the Kansas Masonic High School Essay Contest. Over the last eight years, the lodge has provided over $30,000 in scholarships to students attending… read more:

 


 

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Cumbria/England – Freemasons helped a church in the Cleator Moor area to host a party

Freemasonry Network - 14.06.2022
(by Brandon Mawson, News&Star, 11th June 2022)

 

Cumbria Freemasons helped a church in the Cleator Moor area to host a party for the Platinum Jubilee last weekend. Parishioners of Cleator Moor Methodist Church were treated to a party event at Cleator Moor Civic Hall and Masonic Centre. A spokesperson from Cumbria Freemasons said: “After hearing that the churches in the Cleator Moor area were looking for a venue to celebrate the Queens Jubilee, our DPGM volunteerd to host the event at the Cleator Moor civic Hall and Masonic Centre. “Afternoon tea was provided for everyone including cakes, strawberries, sandwiches etc. “It was a wonderful experience and we enjoyed each others company, There were approx 100 people involved in the celebrations and… read more:

 


 

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Calling all Masonic Artists: Pennsylvania’s Grand Exhibition Art Competition

Freemasonry Network - 13.06.2022
(by Christopher Hodapp, Freemasons for Dummies, June 12, 2022)

 

Calling all Masonic artists! The Masonic Library and Museum of Pennsylvania is sponsoring the Grand Exhibition Art Competition: Embodying Masonic Values. According to the Call For Entries posted in May, all artwork entries must display a visual interpretation of some aspect of Freemasonry in Pennsylvania, whether it be philosophical, historical, scientific, social, fraternal, charitable, architectural, etc. Selected artwork will be exhibited in the Masonic Temple in Philadelphia. This competition is open to any artist over 18 years of age, and membership in the Masonic fraternity is not required. Deadline for submissions is August 11, 2022. Criteria All artwork entries must display a visual interpretation of some aspect of Freemasonry in Pennsylvania, whether it be philosophical, historical, scientific, social, fraternal, charitable, architectural, etc. Selected artwork will be exhibited in the Masonic Temple in Philadelphia. Eligibility Any amateur or professional artist or college art student may enter, but all will be judged as equals for competition purposes. Artists must be at least 18 years of age. All submissions must be original; they may have been created within the past two years and may have been previously exhibited. No work previously produced on a commission will be accepted. All submissions must be… read more:

 


 

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New York/U.S. – ‘An Investment in Knowledge’: Rahway Masonic Lodge Provides Scholarships to Deserving Seniors

Freemasonry Network - 13.06.2022
(by David Brighouse, TAPintoRahway, June 12, 2022)

 

On Friday, June 10, TAPinto Rahway had the pleasure to attend a scholarship ceremony at the Lafayette Masonic Lodge No. 27 in Rahway. This year, the Lodge awarded seven $1,000 scholarships to deserving high school seniors. The seven awards fell into two categories of scholarships: the Raritan Americus Lodge Free & Accepted Masons Scholarship and the Edward A. Cantor Scholarship. The Raritan Americus Scholarship was created in the fall of 2003 by Raritan Americus Lodge No. 61 of Perth Amboy prior to its merger with Lafayette Lodge in 2004. Additionally, Azure-Masda Lodge No. 22 of Cranford, currently meeting in… read more:

 


 

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California/U.S. – Burbank Masonic Lodge Recognizes Educators and Student Essay Winners

Freemasonry Network - 11.06.2022
(by Community Contributor, myBurbank, June 10, 2022)

 

After a two-year hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Burbank Masonic Lodge once again honored outstanding elementary, middle, and high school teachers. The ceremony, held on May 20, marks the Masonic Lodge’s 103rd annual recognition of the importance of public education and the role that Masons have historically played in the furtherance of public education which dates back hundreds of years. This year’s celebration also saw the return of the Burbank Masonic Lodge’s Student Essay Contest, which was open to all Burbank students aged 12-21 and included prize money of $1,000 for first place and $500 for the students whose essays placed second and… read more:

 


 

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West Yorkshire/England – Ilkley Freemasons give £2000 to Crohn’s and Colitis UK

Freemasonry Network - 10.06.2022
(by Claire Lomax, Ilkley Gazette, 9th June 2022)

 

Freemasons from Ben Rhydding Lodge 5138 in Ilkley presented a cheque for £2000 to the charity Crohn’s and Colitis UK at their end of session barbecue. Crohn’s and Colitis UK was chosen as the Master’s Charity by Dr Alex Gibson, retiring Master of Ben Rhydding Lodge. Dr Gibson said: “I am delighted by and grateful for the amount of money raised by members of Ben Rhydding Lodge. Crohn’s disease has blighted our family for over 40 years and both my children suffer from it. I know the physical and emotional effects that it can have on families and seeing your children in severe pain, knowing that there is very little that you can do to relieve that pain, is something that no parent should have to endure. It is not a visible condition and this means that… read more:

 


 

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Kansas/U.S. – Rush Center family gathers for uncle’s Masonic pinning ceremony

Freemasonry Network - 09.06.2022
(by Michael Gilmore, Great Bend Tribune, June 2, 2022,)

 

For the Keeners of rural Rush Center, being in the Masonry is a family pursuit. Three generations of Keeners gathered May 25 for a ceremony of special significance, as William Jefferson Keener was awarded his 70-year Masonic membership anniversary pin at his residence at River Bend Assisted Living in Great Bend. Also attending were Dale Bodine and Bob Baker from Great Bend Masonic Lodge No. 15. The elder Keener, 93 years old, was at first unsure of the purpose of the visit from his daughter, nephews, nieces and their family members. That is, until he saw the familiar gold square and compass, with its blue stone at the top that his nephew Tom held out for him. Bill and his brother George had received a… read more:

 


 

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Oklahoma/U.S. – Masonic Lodge invests in Ponca City 4H and FFA Livestock Booster Club

Freemasonry Network - 08.06.2022
(by Calley Lamar, The Ponca City News, 06/08/2022)

 

Ponca Masonic Lodge 83 has partnered with the Ponca City 4H and FFA Livestock Booster Club for another year to aide in providing funds instrumental to the youth of the community. The Lodge requested $2000 in matching funds from the Masonic Charity Foundation of Oklahoma and was presented to Ponca City’s 4H and FFA Livestock Booster Club for a total of $4000 Millions of dollars in charitable assistance are invested into Oklahoma communities each year through the efforts of over 200 local Masonic Lodges Each year, Oklahoma Masonic Lodges contribute hours of volunteer labor and over $3 million to their local communities across Oklahoma with the assistance of the Masonic Charity Foundation of… read more:

 


 

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