Director's Corner - May 2019

One of my goals is to earn your support through our good work.

My hope is that every Mason in Washington will be as proud of Washington Masonic Charities as every Shriner is of Shrine Hospitals for Children. Over the course of this next year you will see in this newsletter and elsewhere the stories of the people we serve and the positive impact that this Fraternity is making in the lives of these individuals.

Washington Masonic Charities 2018-2019 In Review

Washington Masonic Charities serves Masons in need - including our older Brethren their wives, widows, and those who may need us most, our community’s orphans (known today as unaccompanied homeless minors).

Our work is discreet, so you may not see or hear the hundreds of stories of those we help each year, but each Mason can and should be proud of the fact that the Fraternity brings Hope and support when it is needed most. We bring light to those we serve, every day.

Youth Civility Effort Grows!

Kids from across the state have been learning and developing the skills necessary for civility in Society.
In October, program coordinator, Kurt Miller, along with volunteers Larry Foley, Carol Miller, and a visit from Deputy Grand Master Charles Wood provided training for DeMolay youth and adult leaders from around the state at the Washington DeMolay Academy (WADA). Feedback was positive. READ MORE

Museum Artifacts from 1929-1931 - Name Badges

No laser printed paper name tags for these fine fellows!

These Annual Communication name badges were obtained in Tacoma at a local antique store, and span the years 1929-1931. They belonged to Franklin L. Poole, who would later become Most Worshipful Brother Franklin Lindsey Poole of the Most Worshipful Grand Lodge of Free and Accepted Masons of Washington in 1937.

WAMC Board Trustee Position

The WA Masonic Charities Board of Trustees is looking for a Master Mason in good standing to apply for an open Board Trustee position. We are looking for a Master Mason in good standing, who is committed to the mission of WAMC, and who will support our efforts to deliver and grow our programs and services.

The Mason's Apron

"An emblem of innocence, and the badge of a Mason."

Perhaps the most recognizable artifact of Masonry, both past and present, is the the Mason's Apron. The apron hods a special place in a Mason's work, so much so, that a Mason is entitled to be buried with his apron, upon his death.