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On Saturday, March 13th, 2021 Mt. Calvary Lodge #76, , Phoenix Lodge#112, Zerubbabel Chapter #40 RAM, and AL Kaf Temple #109, all participated in The K.I.N.G Movement’s 2021 community service kick-off, “Return to School Breakfast.” Multiple families from each Buchtel Cluster School were invited to Crouse Community Learning Center (Crouse C.L.C) for this recognition celebration. The morning began with a hearty breakfast, then a brief introduction of the K.I.N.G movement and its purpose. Dr. Jashan Jabbaar-Hill, of Akron Children’s Hospital was the keynote speaker. Deacon Johnny Blash, a long-time volunteer at Crouse CLC, was recognized for his commitment to young people, and his longtime service to the Akron community. The morning ended with a presentation of back to school items. Mt Calvary#76 thanks all Masonic Families who were involved in making this a great success.
Even during the COVID-19 pandemic, the 5th Masonic District demonstrated that the subordinate lodges of the Most Worshipful Prince Hall Grand Lodge of Ohio are resilient, relevant, , and committed to community service. “There’s life in every box!!”. The lodges worked effectively together to provide food relief to the community, during the month of May 2021, by distributing 1,380 boxes of food to families in the Akron area. Hat's off to the lodges of the 5th Masonic District for a job well done!
The Masonic District's brothers and sisters worked together to make a difference. The brothers of Excelsior Lodge No. 11, their sister chapter Queen Elizabeth Chapter No. 9 and two volunteers collaborated for an Adopt-A-Highway clean-up on Saturday, June 5, 2021. We rendered this service under the umbrella of the MWPHGL of Ohio at the "Troy Lee James Highway", the area of Interstate 490 numbered 71-90 in the west and 77 in the east. The area was named in memory of former Excelsior Lodge Brother Troy Lee James on March 19, 2003. Troy Lee James (April 18, 1924 - November 1, 2007), a former laborer and union member, was the longest-serving Democrat in the Ohio House of Representatives at the time of his death, serving from 1967-2000. Following the establishment of term limits in 1992, he was ineligible to run for office in 2000. He left the House in 2000, after 34 years in the legislature, making him the longest-serving Democrat in the history of the Ohio General Assembly. We hope and pray that we have made him proud.
Operation – Adopt A Highway Initiative
What a remarkable turn out for our community service event this past Saturday, 04/17/2021. We completed our Adopt A Highway initiative this year, and via our AAH committee and the leadership of the chairman, Senior Warden Andrew D. White, Ecclesiastes 120 showed what it means to L.E.V.E.L. UP. We "L"ead all other organizations by being the first to confirm our date with ODOT for 2021. Senior Warden "E"ducated us on the safety measures and guidelines in which to adhere by while working along the highway. Along with the participation of our brothers of 120, we "E"ngaged our sister chapter Ecclesiastes 101, Eureka Lodge #52, Excelsior Lodge #11, and our pythagoreans joined in this effort. The multitude of participation sparked a "V"ision for other lodges and chapters to reach out to ODOT to secure their own stretch of the highway. This will show a strong presence in which Prince Hall Masons of Ohio supports the initiative in protecting and preserving our environment. As we ALL came together for this initiative, we "L"ifted our youth and our community by not just talking but showing them the importance of maintaining a safe and healthy environment.
Our assemble time was 8:30 am to pass out the safety vests, gloves, picker up pokers, bottle water, donuts and perform the safety briefing. We commenced our clean up at 9:00 am. Bro Gary Samuels delivered an inspiring prayer of devotion to get us started!
Experience taught us in the realm of efficiency to form three main groups. One at the entrance of the exit ramp of Lee Rd, one towards the middle and the latter on the opposite side of the overpass going towards Broadway. This proved beneficial as we were able to complete the task at hand and conclude our westbound clean up by 10 am!
ODOT set up safety cones and a sign designating clean-up crew that provided safety and sense prestige. In viewing the landscape, it was self-evident that a cleanup had not occurred in over a year. It was also disappointing to see the amount of debris especially when you consider the lockdown that was imposed, but nonetheless we were up for the challenge and we conquered.
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Cleveland, OH - (Lee and Harvard Exit 24)
Ecclesiastes Lodge #120
Ecclesiastes Chapter #101
Eureka Lodge #52
PM Robert Fletcher & PM William Carpenter #60
May 20, 2020
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