Dear Masonic Angel Fund supporter,
I just finished an exciting phone conversation with R.W. Jerry Jordan of
Jordan Lodge in Peabody. Jordan Lodge became our newest Masonic Angel Fund
on April 18, 2001.
The Foundation has been following the formation of the Jordan Lodge MAF
for a little over a month. The enthusiasm shown in this Lodge is truly
remarkable. It causes us to look forward to great things from the Jordan
Lodge Masonic Angel Fund!
Here is "the rest of the story..."
Jerry Jordan contacted us several weeks ago as he began to do the
background work necessary to start a new Masonic Angel Fund. Both John
Sherman and Bob Fellows had conversations with Jerry about the philosophy
and operation of the Masonic Angel Fund program.
A little while later, Jerry was speaking at his local Lions Club on
another topic. He had some time to fill in at the end so he talked a bit
about the Masonic Angel Fund. He left the meeting that night with almost
$1,200 in pledges from the Lions. Subsequently he spoke with people from
several other civic and fraternal groups in Peabody. At this time it
appears that there will be a big upswing of community support to welcome
the Masonic Angel Fund to Peabody.
A few days after the Lions program, Jerry spoke with a truant office for
the local school system. In their conversation, Jerry mentioned the new
MAF they are starting in Peabody and asked the truant officer's opinion.
As it turned out, the officer had two homeless boys right at that time who
needed proper clothing so they could go to school. Jordan Lodge advanced
some charity funds to the officer so he could purchase clothing. Properly
clothed, the two boys went back to school.
Two or three days after the "clothing benevolence", the truant
officer and his associated approached R.W. Jordan about becoming members
of Jordan Lodge "because of all the great things the Masons do for
children"! We hear that some other officers in the school liason
program may be coming forward to join Jordan Lodge, as well!
The "Jordan Lodge Trifecta" illustrates how in a very, very
short period of time a Masonic Angel Fund can have a positive impact on a
community - the the very real collateral benefit of recruiting new Masons
in the process!
Congratulations to R.W. Jerry Jordan and the members of Jordan Lodge in
Peabody. We know that Masonic Angel Fund #22 is off to a terrific start!
Regards to all,
Bob Fellows, Masonic Angel Foundation, Inc.
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