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Community Outreach Program

2013

  • We Applaud the Memphis Executive Leadership Council for a Successful Homeless Outreach Project On Saturday November 16, 2013  a free, hot delicious meal consisting of chicken, dressing, spaghetti, green beans and more was served to homeless members of the community near the Masonic Hall on G. E. Patterson.   Also, a  number of plates were sent out to known sick and shut-ins. The Memphis District  is truly humbled by the tremendous outpouring of love and caring shown by all who participated in the "Love Thy Neighbor" outreach project spearheaded by the Memphis Executive Leadership Council which is made up of "sitting" Worthy Matrons and Worshipful Masters.   This group took the  time to do something special for others in need  at this time. clothes were given away along with toiletry items for both men and women. >> view photos

2012

  • Gang Awareness Forum sponsored by the Memphis District As a result of the efforts of District Deputy Grand Master Charles Beasley, a community forum was sponsored by the Memphis District to address gangs, bullying in schools and drugs. Officers of the Memphis Police Department were on hand to address some of the problems and issues that face our communities, especially our youth. A great deal of information was shared at this forum by the Memphis Police North Precinct COPS (Community Operation Project). This informational event took place on October 13, 2012 at St. John M.B. Church located at 3131 Chelsea. Members of the public were in attendance along with members of the Order. A large number of children were present. Pictures shown include Deupty Beasley, Police Lieutenants and Sis. Sharon Franklin, Honored Grand District Deputy. >> view photos

  • Eclipse Chapter No. 220, Nashville, Making a Positive Impression in the Community  Our Chapter is still moving forward by becoming a significant factor and making a positive impression in our community.  Our Worthy Matron Sister Cecily Wiseman has continued to lead us in many Community Service Projects.   This year in February we did “Boxes of LOVE” at the Bordeaux Nursing Home where many people are often forgotten on Valentine’s Day. We give them a box full of LOVE filled with small toiletries and candies.  Each box also included a note or card to the patient. We delivered the boxes on Valentine Day.    In April we held a “Health Fair and Round Table” on WORLD HEALTH DAY at the McFerrin Community Center.  This Center mainly serves the underprivileged population.  Persons who attend this health fair had the opportunity to receive their diastolic/systolic blood pressure reading, glucose levels, circulation, weight, height, BMI, Aids test, to try health eating alternatives, participate in a basketball game, obstacle course or zumba for cardio fitness, as well as receive various spa treatments and take home vital information. 

  • Members of the Memphis District  at the Annual Holy St. John's Day Service held June 24, 2012 at New Life Baptist Church.  Memphis District OES show support as they share with The Memphis District Past Masters Council headed by RW President Bobby C. Pearson, Sr. and others.  Rev. Bro. Lee Wilkins delivered a dynamic sermon a wonderful historical lesson relating St. John  to the Masonic Order.  

  • Ways and Means at Work. Past Grand Worthy Matron June E. Jones and Honored Grand Secretary  Sis Gwendolyn Ragland presented the Aid to Black Colleges donation to Dr. Wesley McClure, President of Lane College on Thursday, June 28.  President Wesley McClure expressed his sincere gratitude to the Order for all we have done over the last 30+ years.  He hopes that we will continue to help young people pursue their dream of a college education.   

  • Chapter #144, Chattanooga, participated in the Community Kitchen Feed the Homeless Day and TLC Day at Friendship Haven Elderly Home.

2011

  • Eclipse Chapter No. 220 (Nashville)   Our Chapter is moving forward and looking to a very successful year. Our Chapter’s goal this year is to truly practice our belief of charity and community service by becoming a significant factor in the community. Our Worthy Matron Sister Cecily Wiseman has started on the road with many Community Service Projects.  

  • The Second Annual Halloween Bash, hosted by Kingdom Riderz Motorcycle Club who provided food, games, and candy to the neighborhood youth.  Eclipse Chapter No.220 volunteered their time by helping with candy stations, games and serving food.  The kids had a blast and so did Sis Kristal Brown ,Sis Kia Gant, Sis Julia McClain, Bro LeBrone Roberts, and WM Sis Cecily Wiseman.  

  • At the McGruder Family Resource Center’s “Build Day”, we helped build a playground for adults and youth in ONE DAY that’s right ONE DAY! There was something for EVERYONE to do.  Those who came out to PLAY, were Sis Kristal Brown, Sis LeGene Johnson, Bro Ronald E. Pillow, Sis Robbie R. Pillow (who assist in making two picnic tables along with Bro LeBrone Roberts),WM Sis Cecily Wiseman, and several Prince Hall No.1 Brothers.  

  • We participated the Tennessee State University Homecoming activities.  Prince Hall Lodge No.1 had their Annual Homecoming Fundraiser.  This was the first of NEW beginnings, Brothers and Sisters working together. TEAM work makes the DREAM work…We had a large Sisterly turn out for this event., Sisters G. Bridges, K. Brown, K. Gant, L. Johnson, J. McClain, R. Morrow, R. Petty, R.R. Pillow, WM C. Wiseman, Brothers R. Chafen, M. McClain, R. Pillow, L. Roberts and Petitioners the Dailey’s, and the Wheelers.  

  • Thanksgiving Day the Keith Sercy Foundation serves food to the less fortunate as well as provide meals to area families.  Volunteers either serve food at the church or they deliver food to approximately five families.  The Chapter donated to Toys for TOTS, during our regular meetings members brought gift cards, toys and made monetary donation to the 18th Avenue Enrichment Center.    The Chapter was represented at Hands on Nashville's the largest Martin Luther King Jr. Day Service event by painting the fire hall located in Green Hills. This service honored the selfless work of our city’s firefighters and other first responders and was also to commemorate the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

 

 
 
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