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I am a platelet donor. I go in every 2-3 weeks to donate. Platelets are sometimes more useful than whole blood but they don't have a long shelf life. The donation takes longer, too but is worth it when my neighbor's child needs platelets for her chemo.
I carry the card and that is all. It seemed that no matter how much time I was able to set aside, there were always many more requests that I could cover. With layoff and uncertain job prospects last year I swore off all Shrine work and I am good with that decision for now.
We had a traveling Brother present one from another state GL while visiting last year. It was nicely printed and a high quality certificate. I was duly impressed.
The Brother laughed and shared that his GL's Grand Secretary is a friend and neighbor and he admitted the certificate had been...
Here in Texas, the endowment cost is set by individual lodges and invested in a fund that is managed/overseen by the GL. Disbursements from the fund, back to lodges are based on the interest earned during the previous year. That money offsets the per capita fees that lodges pay back to GL per...