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June 23rd - New Series of Royal Arch Matching Grants

Dear friend of the Masonic Angel Fund,

Yesterday the Masonic Angel Foundation, Inc. was notified by Charles A. O'Wril, Jr., the Most Excellent Grand High Priest of the Grand Royal Arch Chapter of Massachusetts, that the Grand Chapter has provided twenty (20) "Royal Arch Matching Grants" of $100 each to Massachusetts Masonic Angel Funds.

This is the third year in a row that the Grand Royal Arch Chapter has offered matching grants to the MAF community.

Many of our newer "Masonic Angels" may not yet be aware of the strong support the Masonic Angel Fund has received from the York Rite over the past nearly six years. The very first fund-raiser for the very first Masonic Angel Fund was held in Orleans, MA in December 1998. The event was hosted by the Sylvester Baxter Royal Arch Chapter and was held in conjunction with the annual Christmas observance of Cape Cod Commandery #54. Dinner was provided by the DDGM and Lodges of the old Provincetown 32nd Masonic District. A charity auction was held, donations were received and we locked the door that night with $3,700 in our coffers. York Rite remains one of the most generous and consistent supporters of the Masonic Angel Fund.

Below is a list of Masonic Angel Funds that are eligible to apply for this year's Royal Arch Matching Grants. The first twenty of this group to qualify will receive the grants. The deadline to apply is August 1, 2004.

Star in the East-Paskamansett Lodge New Bedford MA
Artisan Lodge Winchendon MA
Rising Star Lodge Stoughton MA
Rural Lodge (fka Wollaston Lodge) Quincy MA
St. John's Lodge Newburyport MA
Charles River Lodge Medway MA
St. Albanís Lodge Foxboro MA
Friendship Lodge Wilmington MA
North Reading Lodge North Reading MA
Joseph Warren-Soley Lodge Lincoln MA
John Cutler Lodge Abington MA
Frank W. Thompson Lodge Bedford MA
Simonds Lodge Burlington MA
Charles W. Moore Lodge Fitchburg MA
The Harvard Lodge Cambridge MA
Golden Fleece Lodge Lynn MA
George H. Taber Lodge Fairhaven MA
Wilder Lodge Leominster MA
Tahattawan Lodge Littleton MA
Chicopee Lodge Chicopee MA
Guiding Lights Lodge Auburn MA

How to Apply
If your Masonic Angel Fund is on the list above and you have received at least $100 in donations since January 1, 2004, please send an email to - we will pass this information along to the Grand Royal Arch Chapter and your area's District Deputy Grand High Priest will arrange to visit your Lodge in the fall to make a formal presentation. Applications are accepted via email only.

The deadline to apply for this series of grants is August 1, 2004. After that date we will cycle the remaining funds to the next block of eligible and qualified Masonic Angel Funds.

If you have any questions, please feel free to email the Foundation's volunteer staff.

Regards to all,
Robert W. Fellows, Masonic Angel Foundation, Inc.