|Volume LIV||November 2007||Number 4|
Prince Hall Grand Lodge Embraces CHIP
Twice this summer, the Masonic Child Identification Program
CHIP) was conducted in cooperation with members of the Most
Worshipful Prince Hall Grand Lodge of Pennsylvania. Both events
were successful, and point to future opportunities for cooperative
efforts to provide CHIP to parents seeking good identification
On June 16, the Light of Elmwood Lodge #45, Philadelphia, held a family day and requested a CHIP program for the children in attendance. The District D CHIP team provided the program, led by Charles Lankert, CHIP Coordinator for Pennsylvania, and supported by Freedom Chapter, Order of DeMolay.
The July 28 Children's Festival at the Prince Hall Grand Lodge Building, 4301 N. Broad Street, Phila., found Bro. Lankert with the CHIP Team from Concordia Lodge No. 67, Jenkintown, and Freedom DeMolays, teaching and assisting our Prince Hall brothers to provide CHIP packets to 174 children and families. At least 20 Prince Hall Masons and members of their youth group, the Knights of Pythagoras, participated in this event, gaining the experience to conduct more CHIP events in the future.
M.W. Grand Master of Prince Hall Masons, Bro. Samuel King, (front row, 3rd from left) was present for the Children's Festival and CHIP event, and took some time to talk and pose with the DeMolays and Knights of Pythagoras, thanking them for working together in this community service project.
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