The North Carolina Mason

May/June 2018

North Carolina Mason

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Page 2 The North Carolina Mason May/June 2018 SPLASH, from page 1 The North Carolina Mason and a special poster created to raise funds for historic lodge preservation have won national awards for creative content and design. The Mason placed second in print media/newsletters in the "Hermes Creative Award," adminis- tered and judged by the Association of Marketing and Communication Professionals, which represents several thousand creative profes- sionals around the world. AMCP oversees the awards and recognition programs, provides judges and rewards outstanding achievement and service to the profession. The awards, which pitted The Mason against nonprofit news- letters nationwide are named after Hermes, the Olympian god of orators and wit, of literature and poets, and invention and commerce. Winners were announced in late April. The "G" poster, which features more than 70 Gs from lodges around North Carolina, also won a second place in Print Media/Marketing Collateral Branding-Poster. We won! Mason, G poster earn national honors Gold-award winning edition of The Mason September-October 2017 Newsletter Category Gold-award winning G poster Marketing Collateral/Branding Poster Category e pool has been the scene of so many great memories for the kids over the years. e MHCO board and Otis began researching the project and putting out bids for the work more than a year ago. e goal: to replace and upgrade the pool without breaking the bank. e $725,000 goal will cover pool costs, maintenance and all related utility work, permitting and contin- gencies. Folks are already lining up to be a part of the project. As of presstime, pledges totaling $271,000 had been received, including a $100,000 contribution from the North Caro- lina Masonic Foundation. To contribute, contact MHCO or get in touch with Chris Rich- ardson, eastern region director of development for the NCMF, at or call him at 919-690-5996. If the fundraising campaign goes as planned, construction should begin soon with an eye toward completion by this fall. The MHCO board and friends gather to kick off the fundraising campaign that will rebuild the home's pool, update the pool house and install a secure fence to keep the kids safe and sound. Beth Grace photo

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