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The end of June was a busy time for the lodge. For the first time Coachella Lodge participated in a special E-Recycling fundraiser. Our Masonic family brought a lot of e-waste to be recycled nearly filling our lodge hallway. On the day of, numerous locals brought their old TVs, computers and other e-waste to be recycled. Coachella Lodge would earn a percentage of what was collected that day. The final amount donated back to the lodge was over $1000 dollars! Thanks to everyone that helped with this program, we look forward to doing it again next year.
The last week of June we had our Second Annual Masonic Chili Cookoff at the Coachella Masonic Lodge. This is a new tradition in the lodge where every year we hold a chili testing for all our Masonic family to enjoy. We had a record number of participants with well over 30+ people in attendance. Nine cooks came forward from blue lodge, concordant bodies and masonic family to present their best chilis for taste testing. Would our reigning champion be able to defend his title as Chili Master? Or was an upset in the works?
Back in February we went down to Mecca to participate in the Grand Lodge Raising-A-Reader program. Several brothers and officers came to the Mecca Elementary School for the ceremony. It was great to see all the eager children receive their book bags. What an exciting time as we saw the fruits of Grand Lodge programs make a positive impact in our own backyard. Click the button below to view the pictures.