ALMA, Mich., Sept. 19, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Michigan Masonic Lodges across the state will begin performing various community outreach activities in their area during the week of September 23. The Michigan Senate will hold a Proclamation Ceremony today at the State Capital starting at 10 a.m.
Lodges across Michigan will be taking part in service and awareness activities that demonstrate the Masons' commitment to its communities. Activities include an open house and car show in Ann Arbor, archery contest in Milford, and numerous dinners and child identification programs to help local youth.
Michigan State Senator Rick Jones (R-Grand Ledge), a Mason himself, applauds the passage of this resolution designating Michigan Masons Week.
"I am pleased to sponsor Senate Resolution 79 for the Michigan Masons," said Senator Jones. "The Masons provide wonderful volunteer services to the people of Michigan. They are very important to any community service."
"Freemasonry has been a pillar supporting communities in Michigan since its time as a provincial territory. We are honored by this recognition and welcome the opportunity to improve humankind and the world we live in," said Masons Grand Master, Joshua Woodwyk.
About Michigan Masons
The Michigan Masons trace their beginnings to 1764 in Detroit, while Freemasonry, as we know it today, dates its formal beginnings to 1717 and is the oldest and largest goodwill fraternity in the world. The Mission of the Masons is to be the first choice of men of quality, who will contribute to the strength of the organization and enhance its ability to achieve its vision. Freemasonry in Michigan accomplishes this by creating a growing, active, relevant organization of great appeal that is well known and respected for making a difference. Masons Believe in Brotherly Love, Helping those in need, and seeking knowledge.
Senior Communications Executive
Grand Lodge of Michigan
SOURCE Michigan Masons