A Tradition Of Caring

The short film “On the Wings of Words” and the colorful book Masonic Philanthropies: ATradition of Caring have become Masonic classics. Hosted by Ill. Earnest Borgnine, 33, G.C., “On the Wings of Words” pictures the expanding work of our 127 Scottish Rite Childhood Language Disorders Centers, Clinics, and Programs.

Glimpses of therapy sessions and interviews with parents and clinicians combine with animated sequences to make this 17-minute film or VHS videotape a pleasure to watch and share as a Blue Lodge or Scottish Rite program. In addition, the videotape is a fine way to introduce our Order’s main philanthropy to a wide variety of educational, civic, or service clubs such as PTA, Rotary, and Kiwanis. Combine viewing the film with a brief introduction (provided) and a question-and-answer period for a dynamic and inexpensive program everyone will enjoy. Ordering information is noted below.

Like “On the Wings of Words,” Masonic Philanthropies by Dr. S. Brent Morris, 33, is a delightful production that highlights not only the Scottish Rite’s work with children but also the entire spectrum of Masonic philanthropy. Masons don’t like to brag, but we shouldn’t hide our light under a bushel either!

The book’s lavishly illustrated text provides an overview of the history and purpose of Freemasonry and shows how our Craft and its many Appendant Bodies are supporting a kaleidoscope of philanthropies ranging from medical research and specialty hospitals to scholarships and public buildings. This book is especially effective in answering the perennial question, “Just what do Masons do?”

Ordering Information: “On the Wings of Words” $10 for VHS videotape; $15 for Public Service Announcements to be used on local TV stations; $150 for 16mm color film, S/H included. Masonic Philanthropies, $5 each, S/H included. Checks should be made payable to: THE SCOTTISH RITE FOUNDATION, SJ, USA, INC. and sent to: The Supreme Council, 33, 1733 Sixteenth Street, NW, Washington, DC 20009-3103. For more information, call (202) 232-3579.