NL Masonic Response to Hurricane Fiona
Posted: 3 Nov 2022
Following the devastating Fiona Hurricane that struck the Southwest Coast of Newfoundland and much of Maritime Canada in late September, the Grand Lodge of Newfoundland and Labrador appealed to Lodges across the province asking them that if they were planning on donating to the Red Cross, if they might consider doing so under the coordination of Grand Lodge in order to have a single response on behalf of the entire Newfoundland and Labrador Masonic community. Masons across the province responded and the it culminated at the Annual Communications meeting held at Freemason's Hall in Mount Pearl on Saturday, October 22, 2022.
Following is an email from Grand Secretary, RW Bro. Daniel Crocker, 1 Nov 2022:
The Grand Master, MW Bro. Donald E. Lambert, and Deputy Grand Master, RW Bro. W. Donald Vokey presented a cheque for $ 10,000.00 to Dr. Myrle Vokey, Past National President, Canadian Red Cross on behalf of the Freemasons of the Grand Lodge of Newfoundland & Labrador. This appeal was launched by the Grand Lodge on behalf of all our brethren to assist the people and brethren of the Southwest Coast of Newfoundland that suffered such great lost and hardship in the recent Fiona storm. We also had brethren that were affected by this destruction and needed help to rebuild their lives. As well the Federal Government will match this donation bringing the total to $20,000.00. Brethren this shows that the Masons of Newfoundland & Labrador have honored their obligation, as we always do, of “ Brotherly Love, Relief, and Truth and we wish all the people that were affected a speedy recovery.
(L-R) Deputy Grand Master, RW Bro. W. Donald Vokey (now Grand Master), outgoing Grand Master, MW Bro. Donald E. Lambert, and Dr. Myrle Vokey receiving the cheque on behalf of the Canadian Red Cross.
Twillingate Masonic Lodge was proud to participate in this appeal and wish our fellow brethren in Southwest Newfoundland, their families and neighbors the very best in recovering from the devastation from this storm.