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caltagThe Gold Book & Philanthropic Society

We would like to thank all the donors who have contributed in the year 2003. We have many names in the Gold Book and many names in the Ledger. We must now continue to receive your checks monthly. We would also like to hear from the rest of the brethren. As little as $10.00 monthly will open your account. It is your responsibility to help preserve and maintain the Grand Lodge of Philadelphia. At the June Quarterly Communication we had in the Gold Book account $169,610.25, and the Philanthropic Society account $29,556.79.

Have you asked yourself, "What have I done to help Freemasonry?" We all have an idea what it costs to operate the Grand Lodge each year. I like to think it is known as "The White House" of Freemasonry. We all know the story that this building is an icon among giants and known as the great "wonder" of the Masonic world. If you prefer, a donation can be made more than once a year to the Gold Book Society in the amount of $500.

The Philanthropic Society is coming along nicely. We should start getting involved financially so that we can see this program achieve its goal. Remember that only the interest of the money will be used if needed, not the principal. A donor plaque will be placed within the Library and Museum if you give $250,000 to $1,000,000 or more to the permanent endowment fund. To the Philanthropic Society, you may give as much as you are able. We do have a few names in the Ledger and are hoping to put a few plaques on the wall of the Library and Museum this year.

"Some people dream of success, while others wake up and work hard at it!" Donations to the Gold Book and Philanthropic Society are both tax-deductible.

If you have any questions, please call brother Franklin D. Caltagirone at 610-777-7549 or e-mail frankdcal@cs.com or fdcaltagirone@pagrandlodge.org.

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