Freemasons to the Rescue!!
Members of the Seaview Freemasons Lodge, which is located in Doubleview, recently donated sufficient funds to the Scarborough Surf Life Saving Club to enable the Club to buy two additional rescue boards. Rescue boards are generally a first responder to emergency situations and are equipped with rails around the edge to enable a number of people who may be in difficulty to retain buoyancy while waiting for further assistance to arrive.
The Seaview Freemasons raise funds for charitable causes. Sausage sizzles at Bunnings Innaloo are an important part of the fund raising programme and the support of Bunnings is gratefully acknowledged.
Pictured from left to right are : Alan Carville (President SSLSC), Shane Sadler and Trevor Arbuckle (Seaview Masonic Lodge) and Jody Ballard (Vice President SSLSC)
Right Worshipful Brother Trevor Arbuckle of Seaview Freemasons Lodge is photographed presenting a cheque for $1000 to Brother Olie Picket of the Wheelchairs for Kids In Need organisation.
Brother Olie has been involved in the manufacture of wheelchairs for kids since 1998. This WA Charity runs out of a factory in Gnangara and presently has up to 100 retirees volunteering their time in the construction of the wheelchairs. The chairs are then sent to impoverished and disabled children in under sourced countries. Over the last fourteen years the charity has donated over 25,000 wheelchairs to children.
Freemasons Lodges practise charity to others. In regard to Wheelchairs for Kids, Seaview Freemasons Lodge (www.seaviewfreemasonslodge.org) has now donated $4000 in total to this worthy cause. To date, a total $17300 has been donated to various charities in WA. The source of this money is derived from donations by individual Freemasons, sausage sizzles raffles and the additional support from the Grand Lodge of Western Australia.
MOVEMBER & SEAVIEW FREEMASONS LODGE
One of the aims of Freemason Lodges is to support charity. Seaview Freemasons Lodge (www.seaviewfreemasonslodge.org) situated in Doubleview has forty six members who participate in fundraising activities for charity. Funds are raised through sausage sizzles, raffles and donations.
With the assistance of some matching contributions from the Grand Lodge of Western Australia, Seaview Freemasons Lodge has contributed about $16,500 over the last two and a half years to charity. Beneficiaries have been Princess Margaret Hospital ($11,600) Wheelchairs for Kids ($2000), Scarborough Surf Life Saving Club ($2800), Newman SES ($500) and Movember ($1000).
Movember is a global charity committed to men’s health. It is about raising funds in support of men’s health issues focusing on prostate cancer, testicular cancer, poor mental health and physical inactivity. The shaving of moustaches (The Mo) from several of our members took place on the 26 November in support of this cause. The moustaches had been grown over the last few months. The shaving took place at Joe- n- Co Hairdressing Shop at 20 Duncraig Shopping Centre. It is anticipated that approximately $2000 dollars will be collected through this activity and its associated sponsor-ship this year.
VW Bro. Lloyd Little [our Charity Steward] looking very astute having his turn
WM Ross Newton getting the Full Monty – Mo & Goatee [ I hear Judy was really looking forward to this day]
RW Bro Ian Mansfield also getting a good working over with the Full Monty Plus
W Bro Shane Sadler looking forward to a refreshment and a pie after his turn with the cut throat [Sweeney Todd 2015]
Donation of $1000 was given to Scarborough SLSC