California Masons have supported public education in California since 1862, when Bro. John Swett revitalized our state’s public school system. This year, Grand Master Perry has asked California Masons to continue the tradition by championing public schools in lodges statewide. Read the Grand Master’s Proclamation.
Wondering how to get started? Here are some suggestions:
- Attend a Public Schools Month Celebration hosted by Public Schools Advisory Councils in eight regions throughout the state. (Log in to the Member Center to view dates and RSVP now.)
- Hold a Public Schools Month Celebration at your lodge. Reward the efforts of principals, extraordinary teachers, or local students.
- Post an ad in your lodge’s Trestleboard.
- Contact a local school and offer to volunteer. Rally lodge brothers to paint a classroom, assist in the school library, or read to young children.
- Ask a school librarian or classroom teacher to provide a list of desired books or supplies and raise money to purchase them.
- Sponsor a contest at your lodge, such as a science fair, writing contest, spelling bee, or speech contest.
For more ideas, refer to the April 2015 issue of The Leader.
Remember: California schools need our support! When you celebrate public education, you are continuing a legacy set forth by the brothers who came before us – and building a strong example for the brothers yet to come.
To make a gift in support of California public education, visit freemason.org/contribute.
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