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MASONIC ANGEL FOUNDATION UPDATE - February 11, 2001

BENEVOLENCES CONTINUE AS MORE LODGES ADOPT ANGEL FUND

 

ST. MARTIN'S LODGE PROVIDES CAR SEAT FOR DISABLED CHILD
As reported in the Worshipful Master Russ Carter's February "Message from the East", St. Martin's Lodge's (Chatham, MA) Masonic Angel Fund purchased a special car seat for a second grade child with cerebral palsy.

CAWNACOME SUNSHINE LODGE ADOPTS A MASONIC ANGEL FUND
On January 20, 2001 Cawnacome Sunshine Lodge AF & AM of Bourne, Massachusetts voted to adopt a Masonic Angel Fund. According to Lodge Secretary Peter Stone, the Cawnacome MAF will serve children in the town of Bourne.

MOUNT HOREB LODGE DOES IT AGAIN!
Jimmie St. Pierre, a trustee of the Mount Horeb Lodge MAF (Dennis, MA) reports that his Lodge purchased eye exams and eyeglasses for two children this week. Mount Horeb is quickly becoming one of the more active Masonic Angel Funds. A good part of the reason for this is that Jimmie is spending time doing outreach in the schools.

YARMOUTH RAINBOW ASSEMBLY MAKES CALIFORNIA NEWSLETTER
We were very pleased to see the California Royal Arch newsletter published by Don Herzog (Sebastopol, CA) featured a report about Yarmouth Rainbow Assembly Worthy Advisor Jennifer Golden's adoption of the Howard Lodge Masonic Angel Fund as a charity project for her year in the East. Congratulations, Jennifer - you are now a national figure in Masonic charity circles!

PILGRIM LODGE TO HOLD FUND-RAISER
As secretary of Universal Lodge (Orleans, MA) I received the following letter from Wor. Bernard Schofield of Pilgrim Lodge (Harwich, MA).

"Pilgrim Lodge is panning a "Ham 'n Bean Supper" on March 31st to be held at the East Harwich United Methodist Church commencing at 5:00 p.m. and a second sitting at 6:00 p.m. The proceeds will benefit the Masonic Angel Fund and Scholarship Fund. Tickets are available from the officers for $6.50 and $3.50 for children age 12 and under. Reservations may be made by calling the Lodge at 432-0017 and email to paperman@geoserve.net. Also available at the door."

This is another example of Pilgrim Lodge working diligently to build up their Masonic Angel Fund's cash balance. Pilgrim gain the appellation "busiest Masonic Angel Fund" in December when they were nearly overwhelmed with requests during the Christmas season. We note that the Trustees of the Pilgrim Lodge MAF have built an ongoing fundraising program in response to the profound need in their community.

 
SCHEDULE OF SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS

February 12th - Fraternal Lodge (Centerville, MA) - Masonic Angel Fund outreach talk by Foundation Board President John Sherman.

March 12th - Fall River, MA - MAF Outreach Talk for Royal Arch Masons by Foundation Managing Director Robert Fellows.

March 31st - Nantucket, MA - York Rite visitation and MAF outreach presentation with Foundation Board members Chris Whichard, Lorrimer Armstrong and Robert Fellows.

April 30th - Norwood, MA - MAF District presentation by Foundation Board members Truman Henson and Robert Fellows.

 

CHURCH VISITATIONS
As we mentioned a couple of weeks ago, John Sherman and Bob Fellows recently visited a Unitarian/Universalist Church to speak about the Masonic Angel Fund and came away with a good sum of donated money, plus several subsequent donations. 

In a nearby community, a women's church group donated $500 to the local Masonic Angel Fund.

We encourage you to send representatives of your Masonic Angel Fund out to speak in area houses of worship. Ask the members of your Lodge to help you secure speaking engagements at these churches and synagogues. Such engagements are a great source of donations and a terrific way to get the Masonic message out to the public!