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Masonic Angel Foundation Special Broadcast
November 10, 2003 - 20th Masonic District Charity Ball

Dear friend of the Masonic Angel Fund,

Last night we receive the following report from R.W. Thomas R. Hickey, DDGM of the 20th Masonic District in Massachusetts. His district recently held a charity ball to benefit Masonic Angel Funds in his district as well as the Shrine. Tom's words speak for themselves:

I am pleased to say that the 20th Masonic District Charity Ball on October 25th last, was a total success. The final amount raised at the event after all expenses, was $11,005.43!!! The breakdown was not exactly 50-50 between the Shrine and the Angel Funds as several people donated exclusively to the Angel Funds. The breakdown is $5,840.00 to the eight lodges and $5,165.43 to the Shrine Hospitals.

The Co-Chairmen of the Committee (Wor. Dennis Souweine & Wor. David Blake) will be making the circuit of the 8 lodges in the District with checks, starting with Cawnacome on November 15th. The hope is to get the monies in the hands of the lodges before the holidays to help augment their funds. Each lodge in the 20th District will get a check for $730.00. The Shrine check is expected to be presented at the January Ceremonial.

I hope you will be able to include some of this good news in your next broadcast. Any questions, please let me know.

Fraternally, Tom Hickey

A very significant piece of the "MAF circle of community" is "Masons working together". Here we see an example of a District that came together in support of charitable work and was extremely successful. In addition to providing some fine support to MAF and Shrine charities, you can be sure that the Brethren of the 20th Masonic District feel good about their practice of Masonry. It is this high morale and the proven ability to get things done that will make the Craft attractive to the next generation of Masons.

Regards to all,
Bob Fellows, Co-Founder/Board Secretary
Masonic Angel Foundation, Inc.