Category Archives: Charity

Lodge 531 Charity

Lodge 531 raises money through our charity events such as benefit breakfasts and our Annual Golf Tournament along with sales of Lodge hats and mugs. In return, we donate to several local organizations like the Back Mt. Library, Back Mountain Food Pantry, Dallas Fire & Ambulance, and the Luzerne County Autism Coalition. Below are some of the charitable donations and efforts Freemasons from our Lodge have made to help improve the community at large.

Grab your clubs…it’s tournament time!

golf_montageMembers are invited to participate in Lodge 531‘s 19th Annual Charity Golf Tournament on Friday, August 22, 2014.

Registration is at Noon
Shotgun Start at 12:30 p.m.
Dinner will be served after 4:30 p.m.

Prizes and gifts will be awarded!

$75 per person (green fees, cart, & dinner)
$25 per person (dinner only)

Be a Sponsor! Sponsor a Hole for $75, a Tee for $50, or make a Sponsor Donation of $30. Proceeds benefit Lodge 531‘s Masonic Charity Fund. Members have received a Tournament Brochure. Entry deadline is August 17th. For more information, contact Brother Roy Smith, PM, or Brother John Sinclair, PM.

Masons Award Scholarship

Kyle Kidd, of Harveys Lake, received a $1,000 Harry M. Ormston Scholarship from the Pennsylvania Masonic Youth Foundation.Kidd is eligible as the son of Allen Kidd, a member of George M. Dallas Lodge No. 531. He was selected from over … Continue reading

Coffee for Charity

The George M. Dallas coffee cup was introduced in October 2011 as a fund raising item. Since then, sales have netted over $100 which benefits the Lodge’s Masonic Charity Fund. If you’d like to drink your coffee from a 531 … Continue reading

Hat Sales Benefit 531 Charity Fund

The recent sales of the NEW Lodge 531 Hat raised almost $300 which will be donated to our Masonic Charity Fund. Members who want to order hats can do so by contacting any Lodge Office or on the website at … Continue reading

531 Aids Lodge Affected by Flooding


During its October Stated Meeting, Members of George M. Dallas Lodge No. 531 agreed to make a $500 donation to Valley Lodge No. 499, West Pittston, which sustained flood damage this past September. Valley Lodge’s finished basement was ruined as well as furniture and cooking and heating equipment. Members are in the midst of cleaning the basement and assessing the damage.

Brother Jim Byers presented the $500 donation to Members of Valley Lodge No. 499 during their recent Stated Meeting which was held at Wyoming Lodge No. 468, Wyoming, due to the circumstances. Wyoming Lodge has offered the use of its facilities to Lodge 499 and Masons from other Lodges have donated time, materials, and funds to help Valley Lodge with its recovery. Pictured are Brother Byers and Worshipful Master Martin G. Marcy, Valley Lodge No. 499.

Brothers Serve Breakfast at Fundraiser

Members of George M. Dallas served up a good meal to about 145 guests who came to the “breakfast benefit” held on Sunday, October 9, at the Daddow-Isaacs American Legion Post 672, Dallas. The All-You-Can-Eat breakfast included scrambled eggs, pancakes, … Continue reading

16th Annual Charity Golf Tournament

Lodge 531 would like to thank all the Sponsors and golfers who participated in the golf fund-raising event held on August 26, 212, held Irem Country Club. About $1,750 was raised through hole and tee sponsors and tournament fees. Prize … Continue reading

A Donation to VFW Post 762

Prior to our February Stated Meeting, Lodge 531 presented a $250 donation to the Daddow-Isaac American Legion Post, Dallas. The donation was made possible from a Lodge Charity Breakfast. From left, first row, John Emil Sr., Finance Officer; Clarence Michael, … Continue reading

Back Mtn. Food Pantry receives donation from 531

William Long from the Back Mountain Food Pantry accepted a $250 donation from Dallas Lodge 531 at our January 2011 Stated Meeting. The donation will assist the Food Pantry in purchasing additional food for needy families in the community. The … Continue reading