California/US – San Dimas Masonic Lodge, Rotary will collect food and more to benefit military families
A food drive to support Marine Corps families at the Twentynine Palms Marine Corps base will be held in San Dimas on Saturday, Sept. 30. The San Dimas Rotary Foundation in conjunction with San Dimas Masonic Lodge will conduct the collection of food and other items from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Masonic Lodge, 220 N. Monte Vista Ave. Items needed are cereals, baby food, newborn and infant formula, diapers, baby soap, canned ham, canned vegetables and fruit, peanut butter, pasta, soups and stews. Also needed are juices, razors, soap, shaving cream, deodorant, shampoo, feminine hygiene items and personal care items, according to a news release. To help military families at Twentynine Palms Marine Corps base, the Armed Services YMCA operates the Pelican Pantry where active-duty families can… read more:
Berkshire/England – Certificate presented to former borough councillor as he marks 50 years as a Freemason
A FORMER Wokingham borough councillor has been celebrating a significant milestone for a fundraising group he is involved with. David Chopping was recently presented with a certificate to mark 50 years membership of the Freemasons. It was presented by Berkshire’s Assistant Provincial Grand Master, Matthew Walker at a special meeting at Sindlesham Lodge on Friday, September 15. Mr Chopping’s brother Keith was among those who attended. He became a member of the Sindlesham Lodge back in 1973, when he was 27. His father, one of the founders of the lodge, led the… read more:
Lincolnshire/England – Freemasons set to reach the ‘peak’ of abilities with tough Everest charity climb
Two Freemasons from Lincolnshire are preparing for the trek of a lifetime to raise funds for the Mason’s charity. In March 2024, Horncastle Freemason Jez Hyland and Rob Wright, Master of Boston-based Franklin Lodge, will be part of a party of seven making the trek to Everest Base Camp to raise money for the Freemasons’ 2025 Festival. In the 12-day trek, they’ll climb to the camp almost three-and-a-half miles above sea level, trekking for seven hours a day, and are aiming to raise £5,000 for the festival – an ambitious five-year fundraising campaign to raise £2.25m for the Masonic Charitable Foundation (MCF). Jez, Festival chairman and a member of the Round Table Lodge of Lincolnshire, said… read more:
Hampshire/England – Royal Arch Freemasons’ £45,000 donation helping puppies being trained to be guide dogs
Labrador puppies Joshua and Benny will become lifelines for two blind people, enabling them to live much more normal lives. Steve Allum, who heads Hampshire and Isle of Wight Royal Arch Freemasons, met the pups to see how they were doing. He said: “It was a great opportunity to see how Joshua and Benny are progressing. Both puppies were delightful and so well behaved. “Every year we support a charity where we can… read more:
After a prolonged absence from the Myall Coast area, the Freemasons are hosting an Open Day at the Tea Gardens Masonic Centre on Saturday, 7 October from 9am-2pm. Freemasonry made its official return to the area with the consecration of Lodge Myall 1058, on 5 November 2022. “The previous Masonic Lodge, Lodge Port Stephens 552, practiced in the area for many years, making significant contributions to the local community and its institutions,” Geoff Williams, Worshipful Master (akin to ‘President’) of Lodge Myall, told NOTA. “Unfortunate circumstances saw Lodge Port Stephens cease to exist and a period of absence ensued,” Mr Williams explained. The Open Day on 7 October is intended as a chance for people to go see the Masons, make enquiries, and find out more about… read more:
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Mayor Adams had a busy schedule Saturday, including remarks at a Harlem book fair and presenting a proclamation at a Dominican Community Center gala. One item wasn’t on his official schedule: a ceremony where the mayor, along with the NYPD commissioner and top uniformed officer, became Freemasons. Adams, NYPD Police Commissioner Edward Caban and NYPD Chief of the Department Jeffrey Maddrey were “raised” as Master Masons, the “final and highest honor in Freemasonry” by the Prince Hall Masonic Temple on Sept. 23, according to a Facebook post on the group’s website. Tony Herbert, citywide liaison to the mayor’s office, confirmed that the event took place and that he was there, but did not comment on the mayor’s attendance. The Freemasons are the oldest male-only organization in the world and have long been fodder for conspiracy theories. The ceremony was not posted to the mayor’s public schedule, despite the fact that… read more:
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Nearly all of the money needed to restore one of the most significant historic buildings in Atlanta — the Prince Hall Masonic Lodge on Auburn Avenue — has been raised. The Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation has made a $1.5 million grant for the project, which is being coordinated by the building’s owner — the Masons — and the Trust for Public Land, which has been involved on Auburn Avenue for decades. The Prince Hall Masonic Lodge was the home of SCLC and the only office of Martin Luther King Jr. The building also was the home of the nation’s first Black-owned radio station — WERD. “The Trust for Public Land has been an unwavering champion and steward for this project and others along Auburn Avenue,” said Margaret Connelly, managing director of founder initiatives for Arthur Blank, philanthropist and business leader, in a… read more:
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Part of the Masonic family, open to women and men with Masonic affiliation, and through holding bazaars, teas, fashion shows, raffles, and beer and burger nights, we raise monies for our charity donations. Supporting the B.C. Cancer Agency by offering bursaries, the library, and this year supporting research for acute myleomic lymphoma. Collecting stamps and postcards allows us to provide out of city patients with comfort funds to… read more:
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Hopkins Lodge No. 180 received its charter in January 1856. It is chartered through the Grand Lodge of Texas, A.F. & A.M. (Ancient Free and Accepted Masons), which in turn, is recognized by the United Grand Lodge of England. At age 154, Lodge No. 180 is the oldest of three Masonic Lodges in Hopkins County. The Lodge is housed in what used to be the Cumby Post Office at the corner of Main Street and FM 499 The storm struck Hopkins County on the night of Friday, March 3, spawning a tornado near Pickton, along with heavy rain and high winds countywide. “It was a bad storm,” Treasurer Robert Cash recalled. “We [Lodge No. 180 members] rushed up there as soon as we… read more:
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The Freemasons Society of Ghana’s members have kicked against the negative practices associated with it. They have recently denied allegations that their organisation is a cult, and instead said they are upstanding members of society. “We don’t kill people. We don’t drink blood. We are not an occult organisation but an ororganisationith a very decent respect for men,” one member said to… read more:
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Norristown — Charity Lodge No. 190 F.&A.M., the first Masonic Lodge in Montgomery County, will mark its 200th year of service at a banquet scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 30, at Chadwick’s Restaurant in Audubon. An Evensong Service at George Washington Memorial Chapel in Valley Forge will follow on Sunday, Oct. 1 starting at noon. Jeffrey Wonderling, Right Worshipful Grand Master of the Grand Lodge of Pennsylvania, his wife Sharon, and 12 other officers of the Grand Lodge and their spouses will also attend the Bicentennial Banquet. A citation from State Senator Amanda Cappelletti has been introduced in Harrisburg to officially recognize the Charity Lodge for its historic and sustained contributions to the commonwealth. “We are extremely proud to carry on the historic legacy of embracing our role and contributing to the community, and in sharing the brotherhood and fellowship among our members,” said Michael J. McDade, who is the Worshipful Master of the Lodge. “We look forward to bringing in more members to share the rich heritage of the fraternity and the valuable part Charity Lodge plays in our region,” he added. To further celebrate the deep history of the Charity Lodge in Montgomery County, the Evensong Service on Oct. 1 will be followed by… read more:
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BOW Community Primary School and Bow Swimming Pool Committee were delighted to receive a generous cheque for £500, which was kindly donated to them by Crediton Freemasons. Lee Fallows, Crediton Freemason, presented the cheque to Rob Bishop, Bow Swimming Pool Committee Chair person. Clare Wilmott, Headteacher, said that the cheque will go towards… read more:
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Contribution will help local CMHA branch expand its mental health and addiction programs, enhance community awarenes. The Georgian South Masonic District, in collaboration with the Masonic Foundation of Ontario, proudly announces a significant contribution of $21,250 to CMHA SCB. This donation underscores their unwavering commitment to promoting mental health and fostering well-being within the local community. Under the visionary leadership of District Deputy Grand Master Right Worshipful Brother Terry P. Villeneuve, the Georgian South Masonic District rallied together to raise the substantial donation, which was further amplified by the Masonic Foundation of… read more:
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Freemasons from every Lodge in Lincolnshire have gathered in Grimsby to consecrate the area’s 76th Lodge. 150 people saw the creation of the Armed Forces Lodge of Lincolnshire, whose membership is open to serving members and veterans. The Lodge will have its nominal base at the Freemasons’ building in Sleaford, but will hold its meetings at other Freemasons’ Halls around the Province of Lincolnshire, which stretches from The Wash to the Humber. The first master is Bob Chalklin, who has promised it’ll be a place of friendship and welcome – but with a sprinkling of good-natured inter-services banter. After the ceremony Bob said he… read more:
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The James River Valley Library System Board of Directors in a 4-3 vote approved entering into a contract with JLG Architects for a site study of the Masonic Temple to see if it is a viable option for the expansion of Alfred Dickey Public Library. Library board members Gail Martin, Robert Hoekstra and Joan Morris, a Stutsman County commissioner who is an appointed member to the board, were opposed at the meeting on Wednesday, Sept. 13. Joe Rector, library system director, said the site study will cost $15,600. He said it will cost about $8,000 for the structural, mechanical and… read more:
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A paranormal investigation at a ‘haunted’ Masonic lodge in Perth is to take place this Halloween. Angus-based medium John Spratt will undertake the probe inside the allegedly haunted Atholl Crescent building, which is titled Freemason’s Lodge Scoon and Perth No. 3. The public event is to raise money for Perth First Responders, which is based at the lodge. Chairman of the Perth First Responders charity, Richard Stibbles, told The Courier: “Through people’s personal experiences of paranormal things happening and previous investigations I’m sure the night will be interesting. “With it being such an old building, I’m sure it has a… read more:
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CHARITABLE members of Cotehele Lodge of Cornish Freemasons in Calstock completed a 90-mile walk at the weekend to raise funds for two charities: Teddies for Loving Care and Mind. The walk organised by Neythen Woolford, charity steward and chair at the Lodge, saw participants walk from Land’s End to Cotehele Lodge over three and a half days raising over £1,900 so… read more:
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Cumby Collegiate High School’s new building is almost ready to open. District, community and members of both the state and local Masonic lodges participated in a ceremony to dedicate the building’s cornerstone Saturday morning, Sept. 9. Cumby Collegiate ISD Superintendent Shelly Slaughter welcomed the crowd to the event, speaking of her excitement and pride for the new building and her gratitude to for the community’s willingness to support the project through a 2021 bond election. CCISD Board of Trustees President Jason Hudson expressed his gratituted to the Masons. Hudson explained his grandfather was a Mason for more than 65 years, and his oldest daughter received a Teacher of the Year award from Masonic Lodge No. 382. ‘We are very thankful for your servant work and serving our community as leaders and stewards,’ Hudson told the Masons present. ‘This is a blessed day, a day of Cumby history that is set by this covenant organization.’ The new $5.28 million 16,000-square foot high school building is built to… read more:
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A Belmont man will host a kayak race this October and donate the proceeds to the Masonic Home for Children in Oxford and Gold Star Teen Adventures. David Wilkes recently moved to Gaston County from Fayetteville. As a freemason living in close proximity to Fort Bragg, Wilkes became familiar with Gold Star Teen Adventures, an organization that works with children of military parents who have lost a parent in action. “It teaches them team building and coping skills,” Wilkes said. “Masons have three top virtues. It’s faith, hope, and charity.” According to Wilkes, Masonic lodges in every region might have a different focus when it comes to… read more:
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