What does you lodge do for the schools?

Discussion in 'General Freemasonry Discussion' started by Nate Riley, Aug 18, 2009.

  1. Nate Riley

    Nate Riley Premium Member

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    I am looking for some fresh ideas to use as suggestions to my lodge. What does your lodge do, with regard to benevolence, in your schools?

    We currently give scholarships to 3 or 4 graduates and we give some money during the year for various "programs" (for lack of a better word). Since I am involved with the school, I have discussed with our secretary the best way to insure that that money is been used to benefit the less fortunate (we have many). My thoughts are 1) donating school supplies (which needs to happen now) 2) donating money for a food bank....Let me know yours.
     
  2. JTM

    JTM "Just in case" Premium Member

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    Tarkington Prairie Lodge #498 Boy and Girl of the month (ask for suggestions from the counselor)... have them come to dinner at the stated meeting with their family and present them with a certificate or something (like the Rotary Boy of the Month thing.. something to put on their resume for colleges).

    Have an essay contest once a year with a topic of your choice for a 250 scholarship or something.
     
  3. Nate Riley

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    An essay is required for our scholarships. Thanks for the ideas!
     
  4. JTM

    JTM "Just in case" Premium Member

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    ah, cool.

    is there a university/community college near cleveland, tx? could you get the essays judged by english professors there? i got that done for my optimist club when i was president. was pretty neat.
     
  5. cemab4y

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    I would like for more lodges to donate band instruments to the schools. In tight budgets, music and the arts are the first to be cut. Contact the band teacher at your local school, and ask if they could use any new instruments.
     
  6. JTM

    JTM "Just in case" Premium Member

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    what a unique idea. that's wonderful! when government fails, brothers (not necessarily even masonic) provide!
     

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