Owasso Lodge 545 and Pilot Lodge 367 were honored with the 2017 Masonry In Action Award. Both lodges received $5,000 in grant funds for the charitable or educational cause of their choosing.
Owasso Lodge 545 used their $5,000 prize funds to support an upcoming Eagle Scout project which will host a community outdoor education day with the local boy scout troop: http://www.tulsaworld.com/communities/owasso/news/communitynews/owasso-masonic-lodge-earns-prestigious-masonry-in-action-award-for/article_1c464535-7998-544c-b532-d8f2092c626b.html
Pilot Lodge 367 designated Lawton Food Bank, Fletcher Volunteer Fire Department, Elgin Volunteer Fire Department, and the Great Plains Chapter of the American Red Cross as recipients of their $5,000 in grant funds. http://www.gloklahoma.com/subscriptions/album/
All Oklahoma Masonic lodges are eligible to apply for the Masonry In Action Award. Lodges are scored based on the prior year’s participation in Foundation programs, with greatest weight given to participation in Promises Matter programs and the Grand Master’s charitable appeals. The prescribed scoring matrix considers the lodge’s charitable involvement (time, donated labor, community presence) as well as fundraising, with a focus on caring for the Masonic family and creating a favorable reputation for freemasonry in the community.
For more information about the Masonry In Action Award, or to apply, see our program webpage: http://www.mcfok.org/programs/direct-lodge-involvement/masonry-in-action-award/