Covid-19 Update

From the office of the RWGM of Free and Accepted Masons of Pennsylvania.

Due to ongoing concerns surrounding the Coronavirus, effectively immediately and until further notice, I am directing any and all lodge activities be cancelled, including, but not limited to: extra, special and/or stated lodge meetings; social functions; schools of instruction, etc., as well as youth group and community meetings/events that may be scheduled in your lodge building. Lodge officers may pay lodge bills in the ordinary course without lodge approval. This will be in effect until the end of April, by which time we will evaluate the situation and provide additional guidance as needed.

More information and the complete press release can be found: https://pagrandlodge.org/coronavirus-covid-19/

Lodge 43 Community Needs Grant Application 2020

Application Deadline is March 31, 2020

2020 Lodge 43 Community Needs Grant Application for Financial Assistance

Name of Organization

Mailing Address

Primary

Contact Phone

Number

E-Mail Address

Web Site

Mission and Brief History of Organization:

Is this your first grant application to our Club ? Yes No

Is the organization a 501C3 status? Yes No Tax

ID#

Number of Employees: Number of Volunteers:

Other Sources of Financial Support (e.g. United Way,

etc.)

Amount Requested: $

Intended Use of Funds: (Please include a description of the number, ages and character of the people who will most benefit from this assistance)

Other Supporting Information:

The following items should accompany your proposal:

1. A cover letter using your organization’s stationery.

2. A roster of your Board of Directors and Officers.

3. A current budget for the organization.

I AFFIRM THAT ALL INFORMATION GIVEN ON THIS APPLICATION IS CORRECT I AFFIRM THAT ALL INFORMATION GIVEN ON THIS APPLICATION IS CORRECT AND ANY FUNDS RECEIVED FROM LODGE 43 WILL BE USED FOR THE STATED PURPOSE

Signature

Title

Date

Please send the completed request to:

Secretary, Lodge 43 216 West Chestnut Street

Lancaster, PA 17603 All applications must be received by March 31, 2020

Message From The East Feb 2019

As we move forward through the cold months of winter, I am reminded that spring is just around the corner. With spring comes the warmth and the light of the sun. We may have begun our lives in the cold and the dark, but Freemasonry has brought us to the light. Let us continue down that path of light and assist our Brethren from drifting back into the darkness. At our recent Officer’s Workshop, the question was asked, “What is the purpose of your Lodge?” While many answered this by saying to “Make good men better,” and “To make Masons,” The Officers of Lodge No. 43 were in unanimity by saying that we should advance our Brethren through education, charity, and fellowship.
I couldn’t agree more. While the Officer’s are here to help and guide the Lodge, it is the strength and the fraternal bond of the membership that can help us to accomplish any goal. Brethren, if you know of or see any Brother that may be drifting back into the darkness, please do your best to guide him back into the light. It is part of our obligation to help, aid, and assist, but this does not have to be done alone. The strength of our Lodge shown best when we work together. Whether it be through education, charity, or fellowship, we have the ability to keep ourselves and our Brethren in the light.

Fraternally,
Todd A. Bennicas, WM

Lodge 43 Community Needs Grant Application 2019

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Application Deadline is March 31, 2019

2019 Lodge 43 Community Needs Grant Application for Financial Assistance

Name of Organization

Mailing Address

Primary

Contact Phone

Number

E-Mail Address

Web Site

Mission and Brief History of Organization:

Is this your first grant application to our Club ? Yes No

Is the organization a 501C3 status? Yes No Tax

ID#

Number of Employees: Number of Volunteers:

Other Sources of Financial Support (e.g. United Way,

etc.)

Amount Requested: $

Intended Use of Funds: (Please include a description of the number, ages and character of the people who will most benefit from this assistance)

Other Supporting Information:

The following items should accompany your proposal:

1. A cover letter using your organization’s stationery.

2. A roster of your Board of Directors and Officers.

3. A current budget for the organization.

I AFFIRM THAT ALL INFORMATION GIVEN ON THIS APPLICATION IS CORRECT I AFFIRM THAT ALL INFORMATION GIVEN ON THIS APPLICATION IS CORRECT AND ANY FUNDS RECEIVED FROM LODGE 43 WILL BE USED FOR THE STATED PURPOSE

Signature

Title

Date

Please send the completed request to:

Secretary, Lodge 43 216 West Chestnut Street

Lancaster, PA 17603 All applications must be received by March 31, 2019

MESSAGE FROM THE EAST: Jan 2019


Brethren, I am truly humbled and honored to address you for the first time as the Worshipful Master of Lodge No. 43. It has been an extremely rewarding experience for me to serve this Lodge in the past, and I am excited to continue to do so throughout 2019. There are very few Lodges that are still in existence that can trace their lineage back to 1785. Lodge No. 43 has been able to accomplish this not because of any one individual, but because we have always worked together in unanimity.

We truly are a band of brothers held together by the cement of love and affection. I am also proud to work with our current line of officers. Their hard work and dedication to the craft has positioned this Lodge to succeed once again. We have a lot of great programs and events planned for this year but they will only be successful with your help. Please do your best to always help your Brothers and to support this Lodge and all of its history and tradition. I look forward to seeing you all in 2019. 

Fraternally,

Todd A. Bennicas, WM