Dyslexia Center Receives Contribution

Dyslexia Center Receives Contribution

At a recent meeting of the Board of Governors of the Children’s Dyslexia Center of Lancaster, Larry A. Derr, District Deputy Grand Master of the First Masonic District of the Grand Lodge of Free and Accepted Masons of Pennsylvania, presented a check in the amount of $9,191.86 to the center. The funds were raised through a district-wide gun raffle and several blood banks that the Lodges in the District sponsored through the Blood Club of the Grand Lodge of Masons in Pennsylvania.

The Children’s Dyslexia Center of Lancaster provides professional treatment, free of charge, to children with dyslexia, and is sponsored by the Lancaster Lodge of Perfection, Ancient Accepted Scottish Rite Masons of the Northern Masonic Jurisdiction. The Lancaster Center currently provides tutoring services to 30 students in the Lancaster County area. Housed inside the Masonic Center of Lancaster County, the Children’s Dyslexia Center of Lancaster operates as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization and tutors children on a first-come first-serve basis regardless of race, ethnicity, economic status, gender, or religious affiliation.

The First Masonic District is comprised of the following Masonic Lodges: Lodge No. 43 and Lamberton Lodge No. 476 both of Lancaster; Mount Lebanon Lodge No. 226 and Mount Olivet Lodge No. 704, both of Lebanon; Columbia Lodge No. 286 of Columbia; Charles M. Howell Lodge No. 496 of Millersville; Ashara-Casiphia Lodge No. 551 of Mount Joy; Manheim Lodge No. 587 of Manheim; Ephrata Lodge No. 665 of Ephrata and Abraham C. Treichler Lodge No. 682 of Elizabethtown. Freemasonry is open to men who are 18 years of age or older who are of good moral character. The fraternity of Free and Accepted Masons is the oldest, largest and most widely known fraternal organization in the world and its tenets are based upon ethical principles that are acceptable to all good men. It teaches tolerance toward all mankind. More information on Freemasonry is available by contacting Mr. Derr at ddgm01@pagrandlodge.org or visiting the First Masonic District Webpage here at https://firstmasonic.org/

CDCLblooddrivePhoto Included: (left to right) District Deputy Grand Master Larry A. Derr presents a check in the amount of $9,191.86 to Director of the Children’s Dyslexia Center of Lancaster Heather Hinkel and the Center’s Board of Governor’s Secretary Carol Olson and Chairman Richard Mason.

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