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September 10, 2006 - New Series of Royal Arch Matching Grants



Dear friend of the Masonic Angel Fund,

The Masonic Angel Foundation, Inc. was notified recently by the Grand Royal Arch Chapter of Massachusetts, that the Grand Chapter has funded twenty (20) "Royal Arch Matching Grants" of $100 each to Massachusetts Masonic Angel Funds.

This is the fifth 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 eight 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 program.

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 October 15, 2006.

 

Level Lodge Shrewsbury MA
Warren Lodge Amesbury MA
Webster Lodge Webster MA
Framingham MAF Framingham MA
Thomas Lodge Palmer MA
Thomas Talbot Lodge Billerica MA
Quaboag Lodge Warren MA
Charles A Welch Lodge Maynard MA
Corinthian Lodge Concord MA
Fraternal Lodge Centerville MA
Wellesley Lodge Wellesley MA
Charles C. Dame Lodge Georgetown MA
Mariners Lodge Cotuit MA
Pythagorian Lodge Marion MA
Union Lodge Nantucket MA
Jordan Lodge Peabody MA
Rufus Putnam Lodge Rutland MA
Nehoiden Lodge Needham MA
Orient Lodge Norwood MA
Washington Lodge Lexington MA
Hammatt-Ocean Lodge Saugus MA

How to Apply
If your Masonic Angel Fund is on the list above* and you have received at least $100 in donations since July 1, 2006, please send an email to info@masonicangelfund.org - 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 October 15, 2006. After that date we will cycle the remaining funds to the next block of eligible* and qualified Masonic Angel Funds.

Questions?
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.

*Affiliate Masonic Angel Funds must be in good standing with the Foundation and have received at least $100 in donations since July 1, 2006. Those not in good standing will be given ten days to recover their standing before funds will be cycled for the next block of eligible and qualified Masonic Angel Funds.