With December comes thoughts of family, friends and also Caledonia Lodge's Christmas Social. At this time of the year we think of family but our members also thing of giving. At our December meeting it is our usual custom to hold lodge and then retire to the Banquet hall for a Christmas Social. Along with this interaction among brothers and their significant others we bring a Christmas gift that is donated to a child in need. At this time of year it is especially important to think about what your circumstances in life permit you to do every day. Anything that you may feel disposed to give to support your fellow human (man, woman or child) is always appreciated and gratefully applied.
I would also like to mention a charity that may also be dear to your heart. The Masonic Foundation of Ontario is running a 50th Anniversary Project which is titled "Prostate Hope". It is an aggressive project with a goal of raising a Million Dollars. The program completes in 2017 and requires every Mason in Ontario's help to reach that goal. If everyone gave $20.00 we'd meet that goal. You should also consider different ways of giving, your company may have a charitable giving program in which they match your donation. You should be able to find "The Masonic Foundation of Ontario" on the list, I found it and that will double my donation.
Check out the Grand Lodge website for details of this fine program. I will leave you with this quote from the donation pamphlet.
"Because he did the Good Act, Not for Himself, but for the Cause of Good"
W. Bro. Mark Wilson Worshipful Master.