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Dental Screening

With Brother David E. Barr as Right Worshipful Master, in search of a charity to affect the lives of youth on the island, in 2001 as a community dentist servicing the Family Island, Brother Dr. H. Mitchell Lockhart, offered to assist Lodge Eleutheran Adventurers No. 1816 with dental screening of primary school children in the settlements of Governor’s Harbour and Palmetto Point. These communities were selected because the Lodge was based in Governor’s Harbour.

That year, with the assistance of Brother Lockhart, free dental screening took place at the St. Patrick’s Anglican Church Parish Hall where approximately 150 children received dental assistance and were given dental hygiene kits. Some of the students were referred for additional dental care and the parental and community response to this programme was tremendous. The Ministry of Education also recognized the programme as a positive development on the island of Eleuthera. The programme continued over the years and in 2011, Brother Dr. Kirk Lewis and Brother Dr. Derwin Munroe will join Brother Dr. Lockhart in expanding this service to the primary school students in those communities.

Lodge Eleutheran Adventurers is pleased to offer this outreach programme and thanks those Brethren who continue to offer of their time and talent in assisting the youth of Eleuthera.

Thanksgiving Luncheon

In 2003, under the mastership of Brother C. Kenneth Culmer, the Lodge decided to celebrate Thanksgiving by feeding the shut in and elderly in the communities of Savannah Sound, Green Castle, Tarpum Bay and Rock Sound. That year approximately fifty (50) dinners were prepared and delivered throughout those communities. The menu consisted of ham, turkey, macaroni and cheese, peas and rice, side dishes, dessert and a soft drink.

Today, under the direction of Brother Hezekiah Gibson, Past Master, the programme has expanded to over one hundred (100) meals served each year at Thanksgiving and the communities look forward to seeing the Lodge Brethren and spending time with them as they deliver and serve lunches.

This singular programme has had a profound impact on those communities, in particular and a greater appreciation of Freemasonry, in general as Lodge Eleutheran Adventurers has been embraced on that island.

Dental Screening

With Brother David E. Barr as Right Worshipful Master, in search of a charity to affect the lives of youth on the island, in 2001 as a community dentist servicing the Family Island, Brother Dr. H. Mitchell Lockhart, offered to assist Lodge Eleutheran Adventurers No. 1816 with dental screening of primary school children in the settlements of Governor’s Harbour and Palmetto Point. These communities were selected because the Lodge was based in Governor’s Harbour.

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The Ivan A. Hanna Scholarship


A music scholar, a Mason and an individual contributor to the positive growth of the community. Brother Ivan A. Hanna through his passion for music and community developed the Grants Town Community Band which enabled individuals in the neighborhood to learn to play musical instruments while improving other essential skills of life through music. Moreover, he performed as the organist in St. Agnes Anglican Church; was a Past Master of Lodge St. Michael No. 1634 and he eventually passed to the Grand Lodge Above.

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The John Angus Campbell Scholarship

Since its Erection and Consecration in 1981, Lodge St. David No. 1741, S.C., has participated in many charitable outreach programs. Foremost among them is the John Angus Campbell Scholarship Fund (titled J. Angus Campbell), named after the late friend and Brother, who was both a Founding Member and Third Installed Right Worshipful Master of the Lodge. The idea was conceived and established in 1996 by the Brethren of the Lodge in order to assist underprivileged Family Island resident Bahamian males with obtaining a college education, even if they are financially unable to do so.
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Mentoring Programme - Simpson Penn School For Boys

In 1994, under the leadership of Brother Patric E. Walkes as Right Worshipful Master, the Lodge determined that it could do more as a group to assist in mentoring boys in the community to become productive and law abiding men. The Simpson Penn School for Boys was a natural fit as this institution was designed to rehabilitate “at risk” youth and to assist them to integrate them back into society. Read more...

Scholarship & Mentoring Program

Brother David Clarke P.M. (Deceased) and Brother Charles Wilson Johnson, District Grand Master, had a vision. A vision to help with furthering the education of young men in The Bahamas. They decided to partnership with the C.R. Walker Secondary School that was likewise named after the late dear Brother Dr. Claudius R. Walker.  Over the past years, we have given scholarships to numerous gentlemen in the amount of approximately $13,000.00 to date, to help defer some of the cost of today’s education.  We have also made our monetary donations to the school to assist in other areas.

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DONATION TO ROYAL BAHAMAS POLICE FORCE DEPENDENTS’ TRUST

The District Grand Lodge made its annual donation of $1,000.00 to the Royal. Bahamas Police Force Dependents’ Trust on 5th November 2013. The presentation was made by Brother Charles W. Johnson, District Grand Master of the District Grand Lodge of The Bahamas, to Mr. Grafton Ifill, Sr. a member of the Board of the Trust at the Paul H. Farquharson Centre.

Also in attendance were Brother L. Edgar Moxey, Immediate Past District Grand Master, Brother Anthony H.R. Richardson, Right Worshipful Master of Lodge St. Joseph No. 1838; Brother Mitchell A. Thurston, District Grand Almoner; Commissioner of Police, Mr. Ellison Greenslade and senior officers of the Force along with other members of the Trust. This outreach community programme partnering with the Police commenced in 2006 to assist with the needs of the widows and orphans of fallen officers in the line of duty. The District continues to support this important programme which was well received by the recipients.

DISTRICT GRAND LODGE OF THE BAHAMAS, S.C.

5 DECEMBER 2013

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THE DISTRICT GRAND LODGE OF THE BAHAMAS S.C. DONATION TO THE GREAT COMMISSSION MINISTRIES INTERNATIONAL

On Thursday 21st November 2013, R.W.D.G.M. Charles W. Johnson and members of the District (namely Joseph R. Curry D.D.G.M.; Derek  Dean D.G.T.; Mitchell A. Thurston D.G.A.; Terrance Smith R.W.M., St. David Lodge; Wes Willie R.W.M., Claudius R. Walker Lodge and Mark Smith D.G.S. who transported the items) made a donation to GREAT COMMISSION MINISTRIES INTERNATIONAL (GCMI)).

The Commission is located at # 16 Wulff Road, New Providence and the items were received by the Office Manager, Mrs. Maxine Bethel. The G.C.M.I. serves approximately 350 meals per day, including 55 meals to the sick and shut in.

The R.W.D.G.M. spoke by telephone to Elder Minalee Hanchell who own and operates the Commission with her husband Bishop Walter Hanchell.

She said that they greatly appreciate the donation that the District Grand Lodge of the Bahamas S.C. made and that they would like our continued support, which the R.W.D.G.M. responded positively.

Sincerely & Fraternally,

Mitchell  A. Thurston

District Grand Almoner

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Royal Bahamas Police Force Dependents' Trust

In 2006, upon the installation of Brother Levonne Edgar Moxey as Right Worshipful District Grand Master, a determination was made to identify an outreach programme that would enable Scottish Freemasonry to be known in the community. The consideration was that it should be meaningful and far reaching, while affecting the lives of many.

With crime on the increase and a growing number of our hard working police officers on the front line defending the integrity and stability of our democracy and way of life, discussions were held with the then Commissioner of Police, Mr. Paul H. Farquharson, as to how we could assist the Police. Mr. Farquharson recommended to Brother Moxey that the District consider making a substantial annual contribution to the Royal Bahamas Police Force Dependents' Trust. We were informed that the Trust was established to assist with the education and welfare of orphans and widows of police officers injured or killed in the line of duty. The District Grand Master himself being a private donor to the Trust and the District Grand Lodge already enjoying a good relationship with the police, the District Grand Lodge accepted the recommendation.

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