John Wickham, with the assistance of four lecturers and a number of officers, conferred the Second Degree on a candidate from Goldstream Lodge No. 161 of Langford, B.C. and a candidate from San Juan Lodge, as is the tradition. The Mausoleum was built, in part, to exemplify the Second Degree Masonic teachings on architecture, the five human senses, and the liberal arts and sciences, particularly geometry. The Lodge extends its thanks to the Roche Harbor Resort for the access to conduct this private event once each May since 1967. The Freemasons are perhaps the world’s oldest fraternity, working to make good men better, since… read more:
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TECHNOLOGY charity Lifelites and Middlesex Freemasons are working together to help children with life-limiting conditions in the county. Lifelites held a photo shoot with the freemasons at Ruislip Lido to highlight the needs of such children, using hospice services and life-changing technology. Virtual Reality (VR) is one item that Lifelites donates to give children a chance to leave their hospice bed or wheelchair and go on incredible adventures. The photo shoot was part of a wider campaign highlighting the… read more:
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This past Thursday May 19, 2022, the St. John’s Lodge No. 492 ER made a presentation to the Antigua Grammar School (AGS) to memorialise their beloved deceased member, Worshipful Brother Patrick Woodman St George Evanson PDGSW, affectionately known to all as “Sheepy.” The brief presentation took place at the AGS grounds, and was chaired by Lodge Almoner WB Howard Joseph. The ceremony was attended by the Master and several members of the Lodge, representatives from WB Evanson’s family, select students and teaching/administrative staff of the school. During his life, WB Evanson was a sports enthusiast – he played football, and participated in athletics while a student at the AGS in the mid to late 1940’s, but it was cricket that truly captured his passion. After leaving AGS, WB Evanson represented Antigua and the Leeward Islands as a wicketkeeper and batsman. He became a long-serving member of the Antigua Cricket Association and continued to contribute to Antigua and Barbuda through sports. In the realm of business, he created The Island News Stand and was one of the founders of Carib Seas, while the family business, Evanson’s Catering, enjoyed great success. He also served with… read more:
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UTICA — The Lupus and Allied Diseases Association, Inc. (LADA) and the Masonic Medical Research Institute (MMRI) have teamed up to observe May as Lupus Awareness Month by hosting a joint program on Thursday at the MMRI, 2150 Bleecker St.. In addition to promoting lupus awareness, the program featured the launch of the Lupus Patient Advocacy and Research and Development Collaborative Initiative between the organizations with a check presentation by LADA of $150,000 to the MMRI in support of three distinct lupus research programs at MMRI. Lupus groups throughout the country join with state and federal lawmakers each May to help educate the public about lupus and the need for research. Lupus affects an estimated 105,400 New Yorkers, 1.5 million Americans, and … read more:
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More than 60 disadvantaged families will receive help after Sussex Freemasons gave a £30,000 grant to Family Support Work (FSW). FSW supports families, who face challenges such as addiction, illness and poverty, with the aim of keeping them together with children living safely at home. Martin Auton-Lloyd, chief executive of FSW, said: “We’re very grateful to Sussex Freemasons for their generous grant, which will allow us to… read more:
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Yorkshire/England – Hartlepool’s nightlife ‘Street Angels’ given funding boost by Santa for recruitment campaign
Hartlepool Town Pastors, who organise weekend patrols of their volunteer Street Angels, were presented with £300 from Peter Richardson, Worshipful Master of the Harbour of Refuge Lodge 764 of Hartlepool Freemasons. Peter, who has played Father Christmas for 20 years, donned his Santa suit again last year for groups that support people in Hartlepool. He chose Hartlepool Town Pastors as one of three local good causes to benefit and comes as they start a recruitment drive to find… read more: