On June 17, 2011, the Brethren of Frank Reed Horton Memorial Lodge No. 379 led by its Worshipful Master, WB Robert “Mr. Charity” Sing went to Minalin, Pampanga for its “Sapin sa Paa Project” for 152 school children of Bulac Elementary School. Aside from giving slippers to the students, the brethren also distributed school supplies consisting of shirts, towels, pencils and pads to the children and donated to the school library lots of children’s books. The children were also treated to snacks and drinks, and later on with packed lunch.
The Worshipful Master and Wardens of Frank Reed Horton Memorial Lodge No. 379
As there were surplus of slippers and other school supplies, nearby Saplad Elementary School was also made a recipient of this project.
On July 2, 2011, the Brethren of Frank Reed Horton Memorial Lodge No. 379, on the occasion of the birthday of Bro. SW Kristoffer G. B. Llacuna, conducted an Outreach Program at the Golden Acres Haven for the Elderly at Brgy. Pag-Asa, Quezon City. Some 100 elderlies were treated to hot arrozcaldo and boxes and cans of milks were donated to the Center together with Washing Machine Dryer, Big Rice Cooker, towels, toothbrushes, toothpastes, biscuits, noodles and eggs.
This tradition of celebrating birthdays with our less fortunate fellowmen was initiated by WB Sing when he celebrated his Birthday with children patients at the Philippine Orthopedic Hospital and followed by Bro. JW Belli B. Tamayo who celebrated his birthday at DSWD-RSSC at Quezon City.
The recently conducted Outreach Program was also the Brethren’s tribute to the Worshipful Master’s mother, Mama Sing Le Tin Ong, who have joined our Supreme Grand Master on the evening of June 29, 2011. May she rest in peace in the Joy of our Lord.
Thru the recommendation of Very Worshipful Alex Madamba, the lodge and Mr. Charity WM-Elect Robert Sing Donated a couple of wheelchairs to our less fortunate brothers and Sisters this December 2010.
Also below is an article WM-Elect Robert Sing from the ___edition of The Cabletow Magazine entitled “MR. CHARITY” CONTINUES TO REACH OUT TO UNFORTUNATE CHILDREN”.
The Philippine Orthopedic Center is a government medical facility under the Department of Health which is tasked to provide health care delivery to patients afflicted with musculoskeletal disorder and related conditions. It was designed to serve as the center for trauma and orthopaedics in the country. Being fully subsidized by the government both its services and facilities are available for free to the indigent segment of our community.
The Brethren of Frank Reed Horton Memorial Lodge #379 and the Mabuhay Shriners of Bamboo Oasis took time off from their hectic holiday season schedule to distribute Merienda, food items, Fruits and toys to 70 childrens currently lodged at the said facility. Below are some of the photos taken during the event last November 28, 2009.
The Brethren preparing some of the gifts for distribution.
Kuya Boy Somera distributing canned goods
FCM Benjie at work
Jolly Indigents. The indomitable Filipino Spirit.
Kuyang Eric Lagrisola at work.
The inspiring smiles at the nurses triage
Kuya Froilan is all smiles. Lets DOH it!
Kuya Jun distributing loot bags
Our obligatory group photo.
The Frank Reed Horton Memorial Lodge #379 Sunshine Committee took time out to visit distressed Bro. Jason Mamenta who was admitted to Chinese General Hospital in La Loma, Manila due to complications from his recent slip disk operation. The brethren who arrived in good cheer enlivened the brother’s evening with jokes and merriment in the belief that “laughter is the best medicine.”
Left to right: Junior Warden Robert Ong Sing, Senior Deacon Danilo Dizon, Bro Tony Co of Lodge Perla, & Senior Warden Eric Sagario. Not in picture: Bro. Jose Illenberger.
The Patient: Bro. Jason Mamenta in an “Emo” moment.
The Frank Reed Horton Memorial Lodge #379 Sunshine Committee was formed to provide our brothers and their widows a way of maintaining contact with the lodge. We make visits once a month to our brothers and widows who cannot make it into lodge. We also provide support to our visit members if requested.