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Indeed best to ask a Tax attorney or Tax accountant.
Most Lodges I have contact with are set up as non-profits but NOT charities. In any case given the reduced tax deduction allowance for charitable contributions in the US, I doubt it will matter in the end if you are located in the States.
We have an Organist in PA for Grand Lodge as well as a Soloist. One local Lodge I have been to has a piano and pianist. Otherwise no music in Blue Lodges around here.
For Chapter we have recordings from the Penn State Male Chorus for the songs associated with the 3 Degrees we...
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Funny, we have an organ and no one who knows how to play. Last week after Lodge a couple of us were wondering if it actually works! We turned it on and low and behold if you press a key, sound comes out!
Brief update, Last week I received the Knight of Malta Degree. I was a bit taken aback by a portion of the ritual! Overall very interesting and meaningful.
I will be going through the final Degree on Feb 2nd. Very much looking forward to it!
As of St John's Day last my Blue Lodge has changed Masonic Districts due to some shuffling of District assignments here in PA.
We have had some informal meetings between members of the Lodges in our new District over the past few months but Last night was the first "official" event as part of...
And I will mention in Pennsylvania we only mention ONE St. John, St John the Evangelist on who's Saint's Day our Masonic Years begin and end.
Also our Lodges are not dedicated to St John but to God, they are "Held forth in memory" of St John.
Thank You Bloke!
Christmas was wonderful with the family all together this year.
Tomorrow, St John the Evangelist Day, marks the start of a new Masonic year and I am delighted that an excellent group of Officers are taking over in both my Blue Lodge and Royal Arch Chapter. Additionally my...