Garfield Lodge No. 41

Supporting Public Education

Garfield Lodge supports La Conner Elementary Accelerated Reading through our Bikes for Books Program. We also award at least one $500 Scholarship to an outstanding La Conner High School graduating Senior.

 

Community Activity

Garfield Lodge has a very successful Bikes for Books Program working in conjunction with La Conner Elementary School Accelerated Reader Program.  The Lodge awards 8 bikes each year to students to excel in the school program. The Lodge has no control over who wins based on their reading accomplishments. The School administers the program, the Lodge just awards the bikes based on school records and drawings.

Bikes for Books

Garfield Lodge awards at least one $500 Scholarship to a La Conner High School graduating senior. In 2008, we were fortunate to award a $1000 and two $500 awards. 

Pictured L to R: Kristen Connelly, $1000 Grand Lodge winner; Leah Chamberlin and Kalin Fohn, $500 recipients.

Educational Scholarships

Garfield Lodge is also available to La Conner to hold their own meetings and special events. Each year the Garfield Chamber of Commerce uses the Lodge Hall for its Food Drives.

 

A local Cub Scout group used the Lodge for its weekly meetings.

 

Lodge members recently renovated the Lodge downstairs restrooms to include two restrooms to improve its attractiveness for local usage. A new roof was installed by Western Roofing to extend the life of the Lodge building. This was accomplished through a $15,000 Grant from St. Johns Lodge, several donations from Washington Lodges and Masons, and from Lodge member donations.

 

 

Garfield Lodge also supports two Grand Lodge Concordant Masonic Bodies for youth, North Sound Chapter of DeMolay for Boys and Coupeville Rainbow for girls. Several members are DeMolay and Rainbow Dads supporting the character growth of young men and women who are future leaders in our communities, Washington State and our Country.

 

Public Schools and Masonic Youth organizations have been a priority to Washington Masons.