FINAL REPORT ON THE CUMBERLAND DISTRICT CUMBERLAND EARLY INTERVENTION PROGRAM PROJECT FOR 2011-2012
Under the leadership of R W Bro Alan Linkletter, DDGM 2010 – 2011, the Cumberland District carried out a project to raise funds for the Cumberland Early Intervention Program (CEIP). The result was that through an application to the Masonic Foundation for matched funding, a donation of $10,000 was made to the CEIP in July 2011. At the May 2011 meeting of Cumberland District held at Wimburn Lodge in Oxford it was decided that the Cumberland District would again try to raise funds for the CEIP during 2011 – 2012. Following is an outline of the money raised throughout the Cumberland District.
King Edward Lodge: $2 005.00
Alexandra Lodge: $ 250.00
Blue Jeans Ball: $ 285.00
A Brother Mason: $ 50.00
Residual District Funds: $ 374.95
From District Assessment: $ 35.05
Total: $3 000.00
An application was made to the Masonic Foundation for matched funding of
$9 000.00. In early May I was contacted by the Masonic Foundation informing me that applications for the district exceeded the available fund by $1 200. I asked that the District amount be reduced by $1 200 to permit all other applications by the other lodges in Cumberland District to receive full funding. This resulted in a grant of $10 800 being made available for the Cumberland District to present to the CEIP.
On Friday, July 6, 2012, R W Bro Rob Campbell, DDGM Cumberland presented a cheque in the amount of 10 800.00 to Erin Perry, Executive Director of the CEIP at their annual picnic. Pictures were taken and an article was submitted to the Amherst and Oxford press.
At the same time, V W Bro Graham Bales, Master of Wimburn Lodge presented a cheque for $2 000.00 representing their fund raising efforts for CEIP.
Several days earlier, V W Bro Bill Merriam secretary of Widow’s Son, delivered a cheque to the CEIP Office in the amount of $2 000.00 representing their fundraising efforts for the CEIP.
Thus, in total, Cumberland District presented a total of $14 800.00 to the Cumberland Early Intervention Program.
Respectfully Submitted by
R W Bro Jack Boyd