While charity isn’t something that only happens at the holidays, St. Mark’s Lodge continued a long tradition of presenting donations to local organizations during its annual Christmas Tree Sales Event.
Those involved with this year’s presentation are pictured above, from left are Fred Davila, St. Mark’s; Marilyn Olbricht of Sonshine Soup Kitchen; David McClane, St. Mark’s; Julie Levesque, Community Caregivers of Greater Derry; George Chapman, St. Mark’s; Cathy DiCampo, Derry News Santa Fund; and Judy Jurentkuff of the First Baptist Church Food Pantry.
Many thanks to these organizations for all the do to help the community and those in need.
The Worshipful Master, officers, and members of St. Mark’s Lodge would like to thank all those that attended our Masonic Veterans program this weekend.
Among those honored were Cathy DiCampo of Derry News for her service to the community with the Community Builders award. Ms. DiCampo was not able to be present to receive the award and it will be presented at a future date. She is heavily involved with the Derry News Santa Fund which takes in toys, clothing, food, and funds, to help those in the area.
The focus of the program then shifted to honoring our Masonic Veterans for the time they have given to the fraternity. Bro. George Hause was presented a 60 year certificate from Most Worshipful John Gordon, Grand Master of New Hampshire. In addition, Brother Thomas Latham and Brother David Drowne were also honored and were presented with 25 year pins by Worshipful McClane, Master of St. Mark’s Lodge.
Finally, Most Worshipful John Gordon presented Wor. Scot Newbury with the Major General John Sullivan Distinguished Service Award in Bronze. The award was in recognition for the service Wor. Newbury has given, and continues to give, to the Lodge and his community