Volume LIIINovember 2006Number 4

Widows Program, supporting our Brethren's loved ones
District 36 Honors Widows in Various Ways

During the month of May, five lodges within District 36 held special programs inviting and honoring the widows of their deceased members.

On May 8, Ronald A. Aungst, Sr., R.W. Grand Master, presented 16 50-year Masonic Service Emblems to members of George Bartram-Paul Sand Lodge No. 298, with their families and friends present. Two Masonic widows were present and honored as part of this special occasion.

Prospect Lodge No. 578, Penn Lodge No. 709, Landsdowne Lodge No. 711 and Springfield-Hanby Lodge No. 767 invited widows to a dinner and program on the evening of their stated meeting. The events provided the ladies an opportunity to meet the brethren, hear about upcoming activities they may participate in and learn about the various programs available to them either through the local lodge, the Grand Lodge or the Masonic Outreach program.

The Flower Talk was presented by a member of the Order of DeMolay at the Prospect Lodge and Springfield-Hanby Lodge programs. During Penn Lodge's "York Rite & Masonic Widows Night," S.K. William D. Hartman, Right Eminent Grand Commander of the Grand Commandery, Knights Templar of PA, gave a presentation on the "Holy Grail."

At each event, the ladies left with a flower to remind them of the wonderful evening they had enjoyed.

District 36 has demonstrated how easy it can be to reach out and include our widows in meaningful and enjoyable events.

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