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News Release - October 30th 2000 - Orleans, MA
 
AWARDS BANQUET AND YORK RITE WEEKEND
 
The Masonic Angel Fund was showcased at the Massachusetts York Rite Weekend on October 28th and 29th. 
Saturday afternoon, Managing Director Bob Fellows made a presentation to a group of Masons, wives and "civilians" about the MAF program. This presentation was a training session on how to start, fund and manage a local Masonic Angel Fund. 
All of the handout materials that were used at that meeting are available for download on the Foundation's web site. (www.masonicangelfund.org)
Saturday evening witnessed an impressive assembly of Masons, friends and patrons. We heard the thoughts of the Most Excellent Grand High Priest of the Grand Royal Arch Chapter (M.E. Carmen D. Borgia), the Most Illustrious Grand Master of Council (M.I. Richard Monroe), the representative of the Right Eminent Grand Commander of Mass/RI Commandery (S.K. Michael Kaulback) and the Grand Treasurer of the Grand Lodge of Masons (R.W. Christopher Huntoon).
Wor. Mario Mere was recognized for his work as the Foundation's webmaster and for his establishment of the hiramweb.net internet access affinity program.
Wor. Walter Pollock was recognized for his design and donation of the Foundation's banner.

 

Presentations to the Foundation were made by:
Sylvester Baxter Royal Arch Chapter - $1,000 from the John Hockman Memorial Golf Tournament for matching grants, presented by E.C. Donald L. Haden, High Priest of Sylvester Baxter RAC.
Lucille Hawley Memorial Music Fund - $1,000 from E.C., Rev. Hughson F. C. Hawley, III in memory of his wife Lucille and dedicated to providing music instruction and opportunities to children served by all Masonic Angel Funds. (photo)
Citizens Bank - $5,000 from Citizens Bank for matching grants and MAFI operations presented by Diana Tubman, Assistant VP for Retail Banking. (View video)
Additionally, Bob Fellows made a presentation of the benevolence provided by R.W. Southard Lippincott, DDGM of the Provincetown 32nd Masonic District. Over the past few months, Southard has presented $100 to each Masonic Angel Fund in the district plus a founding patron contribution of $500 to the Masonic Angel Foundation, Inc.

 

Matching grant funds were distributed as follows:
MAF#0 Universal Lodge AF & AM, Orleans, MA $500 
MAF#1 Mount Horeb Lodge AF & AM, Dennis, MA $500
MAF#2 Pilgrim Lodge AF & AM, Harwich, MA $300 ($200 to follow when match is met) 
MAF#3 King Hiram's Lodge AF & AM, Provincetown, MA $500
MAF#5 Winslow Lewis/Adams Lodge Masonic Angel Fund, Wellfleet, MA $250 10/10/2000
MAF#6 St. Martin's Lodge AF & AM, Chatham, MA $250
MAF#7 Nauset Light Lodge AF & AM, Orleans, MA $250
The next matching grant program will be funded by the Christmas fund raiser of Cape Cod Commandery #54, which will hold a Christmas observance and charity auction on 12/15/00.
This weekend was truly wonderful for all involved. We appreciate the benevolence of our patrons more than words can express.

 

COMING EVENTS
December 15, 2000 - Cape Cod Commandery #54 annual Christmas Observance in Orleans, MA. This annual event has become the premiere Masonic fund raiser on Cape Cod over the past four years. This year's event will feature a CHARITY AUCTION prior to the Commandery Christmas program. All are welcome. Email info@masonicangelfund.org for more information.
Cribbage Tournament - Excellent High Priest Don Haden of Sylvester Baxter Royal Arch Chapter reports that he is planning a winter cribbage tournament to fund more matching grants for Lodges in the 32nd Provincetown Masonic District. Keep checking the site for further details.