APPEAL FOR RELIEF – PUERTO RICO

The following is provided by the Grand Secretary. It is a news release that was sent to him by the Masonic Service Association of America:

NEWS

October 2, 2017

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CONTACT: SIMON R. LAPLACE, 301-476-7330

APPEAL FOR RELIEF – PUERTO RICO

The devastation that two hurricanes caused in Puerto Rico, particularly Hurricane Maria, is by now well known. With 95% of the island without electricity or communication, and 50% without drinking water, it will take months to recover, but they are in need of help now.

Grand Master Raúl Rodríguez Quiles has contacted the Masonic Service Association of North America asking for help for the brethren of his jurisdiction by issuing a Disaster Relief Appeal.

As Masons across the country have contributed so much to MSA for Texas and Florida, we must again ask the greater Masonic community to try their best to do more.

Every dollar sent to MSA will go the affected jurisdiction. Nothing will be deducted for administration, bookkeeping, thank you letters, or PayPal expenses. As with the two previous ongoing appeals, this third appeal for the Grand Lodge of Puerto Rico will help them aid and assist their distressed brothers, families, and lodges.

When you are asked, why? You can proudly answer, “Because that’s what Masons do!”

Donations can be made online at http://www.msana.com/msappeals.asp#puertorico.

When remitting by check, please mark clearly that you wish the funds to go to the Puerto Rico Disaster Appeal.
Please forward any donations you feel appropriate to help our devastated Brothers and their families to MSA.

Please make checks payable to
MSA Disaster Relief Fund and send to
3905 National Drive, STE 280
Burtonsville, MD 20866
MSA is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization.

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Simon R. LaPlace, PGM, Executive Secretary
Masonic Service Association of North America
3905 National Drive, STE 280
Burtonsville, MD 20866
301-476-7330
www.msana.com

2018 List of Lodges Masonic Order Form

Brethren,

The order form for the 2018 List of Lodges Masonic book have been released. The form is available here, as well as on the Grand Lodge Forms Page.

The book contains a list of all Masonic Lodges from around the world and who they are chartered under as well as a list under each jurisdiction about which other jurisdictions each Grand Lodge recognizes. It is a valuable tool for investigating visitors as well as a guide for traveling. It is recommended, though not required, that every lodge retain a copy.

The order form has all of the pertinent details for ordering the book.

2018 List of Lodges Masonic Order Form

 

Bicentennial of Freemasonry in Mississippi

Brethren, below is a PDF copy of the letter from Most Worshipful Grand Master Don Bryant regarding the Bicentennial Celebration of Freemasonry in Mississippi. In it you will find information about hotel reservations and funding for the event.

There are many parts to this celebration, from tours to degree conferrals, fireworks, and more. Be sure to check it out and ensure that your lodges are well informed.

Bicentennial Letter