Masonic Angel Fund

Johnson City Unity Lodge No. 970 recently decided to sponsor a Masonic Angel Fund, making us the first Lodge in New York state to do so.

Quoting from their website:

The Masonic Angel Fund™ is the fastest-growing Masonic charity anywhere. Founded in 1998 by the members of Universal Lodge A.F. & A.M. in Orleans, Massachusetts, the "MAF" has spread to 156 Lodges in 13 states since it first offered sponsorship of affiliate Masonic Angel Funds in the summer of 2000. The Masonic Angel Fund™ is changing kids' lives - one community at a time, one child at a time.

One of the fundamental principles of the Masonic Angel Fund™ program is that 100% of the money raised by a local Lodge's Masonic Angel Fund™ stays in that community and goes to the kids. All overhead of the local MAF is covered by the sponsoring Lodge from its operating budget. There are few charity programs anywhere that can make such a claim.

The Fund provides modest assistance to children in need who do not fit the criteria for the usual social-service programs. Such assistance might be to provide a pair of glasses, a coat, shoes, field trip fees or minor health services. MAF benevolences can cover almost any need that will enhance a child's learning experience - some Masonic Angel Funds even provide scholarships for music and fine arts instruction. Applications for assistance will be fulfilled via confidential requests from local school principals, counselors and school nurses.

We look forward to working with the Johnson City Central School District to provide assistance in our community. For more information on how you can contribute or assist with this program, please contact our Junior Warden, Bro. Tom McCoy Jr.

3rd Degree Practices

We have a 3rd Degree coming up on Thursday, November 14th at 6:30pm. Practices are scheduled for:

  • Monday, November 4th at 5pm
  • Sunday, November 10th at 5pm
  • Tuesday, November 12th at 6pm

Please plan on attending if you are available, so we can ensure that things go smoothly on the 14th.

3rd Degree Postponed

Our third degree which was originally scheduled for this Thursday, September 26th has been postponed until November 14th.

This Thursday's meeting will now be a program on the Masonic Angel Fund by our Junion Warden, Bro. Tom McCoy Jr. Lodge will open at 7:30pm and a reasonably priced meal will be served at 6:30pm.

Upcoming Degree Practices

Our next meeting will be a 3rd degree on September 26th. In order to prepare for the degree ritual, we will be practicing as follows:

  • Friday, September 20th at 6:00pm
  • Sunday, September 22nd at 5:00pm
  • Tuesday, September 24th at 5:30pm

Note that the Thursday, September 19th practice has been cancelled

2013-2014 Meeting Dinners

This year our Junior Warden, Bro. Tom McCoy Jr., intends to continue the tradition begun last year of holding a small meal at 6:30pm, prior to each regular meeting (excluding Degrees). We encourage folks to join us for some fellowship and food prior to our meetings. RSVPs to our Junior Warden will help him plan the meal.

Summer 2nd Degree

We will be holding a special Summer Second Degree on Thursday, August 22 at 6:30pm. Please consider coming out to support our Lodge officers and degree candidates.

Practices will be held at 6:30pm on the following dates:

  • Thursday, August 8
  • Tuesday, August 13
  • Thursday, August 15
  • Tuesday, August 20

July 4th Masonic Safety ID Event

Thank you to everyone who assisted with the Masonic Safety ID (MSID) event that was held at Highland Park during the annual 4th of July celebration. A total of 34 children had ids created for their families.

Summer Picnic

Mark your calendars, Johnson City Unity Lodge will be holding a summer picnic Sunday, August 25th. The picnic will be at The German Club, 218 Loughlin Rd, Binghamton NY 13904 at 1:00pm. More details to follow, so stay tuned...

2013-2014 Information

Please check the meetings, officers, and committees pages for information about events for the upcoming year and those who will be leading us through the year.

Upcoming Degree Practices

Our next meeting (6/27) will be a 1st Degree. Practices are scheduled as follows:

  • Tuesday, June 18th at 6pm
  • Thursday, June 20th at 6pm
  • Sunday, June 23rd at 4pm
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