MEChip in the News

The Masonic Charitable Foundation has long been a proud supporter of the child identification program run by the Masons in Maine.  MEChip recently got some great publicity for their work at an event in North Yarmouth. Watch the coverage from WMTW News 8 here. If your lodge would like to get involved in a MEChip event,

“A bike can take you places, so can books”

The single fastest growing program sponsored by the Maine Masonic Charitable Foundation is the Masonic Bikes for Books program.  Many lodges around the state have adopted this program with wild success.  There is nothing more picturesque than the smile of a child with a new bicycle, especially as a reward for their efforts in reading.

The Ira Berry Lodge Bikes for Books Winners

Six lucky readers at the Blue Hill Consolidated School won brand new Huffy bicycles on May 26 through the by the Bikes for Books program sponsored by the local Masonic Lodge, Ira Berry Lodge No. 128. The students from left are Tillie Marsh (standing in for winner Danielle Johnston), Miriam Nelson, Mazie Smallidge, MaKenzie Grindle, and Vanessa Sherwood.

Marsh River Lodge Bikes for Books

As one can readily see from the expressions on the faces of these proud new bike owners, Marsh River Lodge’s 2013 Bikes for Books Program was a huge success. 68 boys and girls from pre-school through fifth grade participated. As Lodge Secretary Greg Parks explains, “When we approached Morse Memorial School in Brooks the principal and staff were so excited it