Anchorage Chapter #8 meets the 1st and 3rd Mondays at 7:30 p.m. with dinner served at 6:30 p.m., except the 1st meeting in January, the last meeting in June, and the 1st meeting of September. We are dark in July and August. Meetings are held at the Anchorage Masonic Center, 15th and Eagle St.
Cheryl Chapman, WM and Steve Lee, WP 2014
2014 Calendar 6 January Installation of 2014 Officers 20 January Regular Meeting 3 February Honor Officers and Star Points 17 February Honor Presidents Night 3 March Honor Masons Night 17 March Friendship Night 7 April Regular Meeting 21 April Chapter Birthday ~ Honor 25 & 50 year members 5 May Deputy Official Visit 19 May Honor Mothers 2 June Honor Fathers Enjoy our summer break 15 September Welcome back 6 October Regular Meeting 20 October Trick or Treat bring canned food for food bank & get a treat 3 November Honor all Veterans 17 November Give Thanks I December Elections ~ Donations to our charities 15 December Christmas Party
2015 Calendar II January Open Installation at 2:00 P.M. 19 January Stated Meeting
2014 Charity Projects
This year I have chosen Challenge Alaska as my charity because of my son. He is a paraplegia who has also had one leg amputated. Challenge Alaska strives to improve the lives of people with disabilities and the whole community through adaptive sports, therapeutic recreation and education. Participation in their programs helps people break down the barriers that exist for them in many aspects of life, by building confidence and security, creating an infrastructure for increasing mobility, support, and improving health; which in turn promotes education, social development and involvement, employment, and the ultimate goal of independence. -Cheryl Chapman, Worthy Matron, Anchorage #8 O.E.S.
Cheryl and I are looking forward to the coming year and we know we will have a super year. I have selected Fisher House as my charity. Because members of the military and their families are stationed worldwide and must often travel great distances for specialized medical care, Fisher House Foundation donates "comfort homes," built on the grounds of major military and VA medical centers. These homes enable family members to be close to a loved one at the most stressful times - during the hospitalization for an unexpected illness, disease, or injury. The home needs volunteers for hosting meals for the families, hosting the pets of families as well as donations which are used to purchase food to stock the pantries, and items for all members of the family. A goal is to insure the guests feel at home while there, though they may be thousands of miles from home. No family pays to stay at any Fisher House! - Steve Lee, Worthy Patron, Anchorage #8 O.E.S.