ISSUE 23, October 2007

Editorial
Quarterly Communication: Speech of the Pro Grand Master : Quarterly Communication
Grand Secretary: Exciting times ahead
Historic: Telford - Mason extraordinary
Travel: Cruising round Sicily
Samaritan: Helping the distressed
Younger Masons: The common bond
Jersey: Local Masons guard the Duke
   Classic car run: Down memory lane
International: Joseph Brant - a Masonic legend
Universities Scheme: The way ahead
Grand Chancellor: The importance of external relations
Education: Events : Understanding the symbols of the craft
Specialist Lodges: Australia link
Royal Arch: Why join the Royal Arch?
Lbrary & Museum: Major award for Library & Museum
MQ Signs off
Masonic Charities: Grand Charity : NMSF : RMBI : RMTGB
Letters, Book reviews, Gardening

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‘Just a quick Thank You’ card to the Fund

Below right
One of the many applicants supported this year by the NMSF
    NMSF’s bumper year
The past twelve months have seen the highest number of grants made by the New Masonic Samaritan Fund since it was formed in 1990.
     For the first time since it was established the Fund has supported over 600 applicants within a year. Although the final figures were not available at the time of writing, it is expected that demand will have increased during the last year by at least 25%. This increase is welcomed by the Fund, but more importantly by all those who, as a result of increased publicity, have benefited from the greater awareness of the support available.
     The wife of one such applicant wrote to the NMSF after hearing that funding had been approved for her husband to receive cancer treatment:
     “This treatment if it works is going to have a huge impact on my little family and for me personally;
     — where there was only darkness,
     I now have light.
     — Where there was despair,
     I now have hope.
     — Where there was fear of what tomorrow would bring, I have the strength and courage to see what the future may hold.
     — Where there was uncertainty there is now reassurance anything is possible.
     “I feel and always have felt proud to be the wife of a Freemason – what a wonderful organisation to be part of.”
     Just one more example of the potential impact of the support that is available from the NMSF.
     As the Fund prepares to co-locate with the other Craft Charities into refurbished accommodation within Freemasons’ Hall, it remains equally important to continue to publicise the support available so that more Freemasons and their dependants can access the support they need.
     If you, or someone you know, has a diagnosed medical need and, faced with a long wait for treatment on the NHS, are unable to afford the cost of private medical treatment, please tell them about the Fund and tell the Fund about them.

Supporting those in medical need
26 Great Queen Street
London wc2b 5bl
T: 020 7404 1550
Fax: 020 7404 1544
Email: mail@nmsf.org,
Web site: www.nmsf.org




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