On 12/3/16 the Brothers of Truth and Union Lodge #594, along with the Truth and Union KOP Council, participated in a fourth Adopt-a-Road cleaning in the 2016 calendar year. The Adopt-A-Road cleaning started in the 8am and ended at 10:00am. This was an attempt to showcase how Master Masons, through volunteerism, can be upright citizens and help to maintain the community. Truth and Union Lodge #594 has volunteered to maintain the mile and a half strip of road.
After the volunteer event, the Truth and Union KOP council attended a lecture from brothers Daryl Steward and Paul Mateen, which conveyed the values of charity. This was done in preparation of a future trip to a homeless shelter, where the Truth and Union KOP Council will bring toys for children of the shelter as well as needed essentials for the women of the shelter.
For more information on the Truth and Union KOP Council, please contact Brothers Daryl Steward and Paul Mateen.
On Saturday, November 19th, 2016, the Truth and Union Knights of Pythagoras Council hosted its Parents Appreciation Day event. The morning was initiated by greeting parents with a hot breakfast of pancakes, bacon, sausage and grits prepared by our Chaplain Darryl Steward. Coupled with refreshments, intimate conversation showcasing the yearly agenda and organizational direction for our young knights was hosted by Brother Musa Mateen. The highlight of the morning involved the Knights expressing their appreciation for their parents in various ways, such as reading poetry, reading Bible verses, and playing instruments, which was directed by our Past Master Roderick Kimble and Brother DeJarvis Oliver.
The Order of the Knights of Pythagoras is an international organization composed of youth from nine to twenty years of age inclusive, working under the sponsorship and personal supervision of Prince Hall Masons, to provide beneficial use of their spare time, worthwhile companions, wholesome, educational environment, and a program aiming to interest and aid youths, in their all-round development. For more information on Parents Appreciation Day, please contact PM Roderick Kimble and Brother Musa Mateen.
We would like to congratulate all of our newley elected and/or appointed officers for 2017. They are as follows: Worshipful Master - Jason Dewberry, Senior Warden - Jason Russell, Junior Warden - Karmit Pearson, - Secretary - Pshone Ward, Treasurer - Oliver Harte, Chaplain - Damion Hutchins, Senior Deacon - Aqil Shakur, Junior Deacon - DeJarvis Oliver, Marshal - Chris King, Senior Steward - Abu Swaray, Junior Steward - Charles Starke, Tyler - Rodrigue Asseh
We know that they will continue the tremendous strides that were made by this year's officers and the preceding administrations. The legacy continues.
On Thursday December 1, 2016 Rev. Damion Hutchins became a member of Truth and Union Lodge #594. Bro. Hutchins has demitted into our lodge from Warner Robins Masonic Lodge #207, Prince Hall Affiliated/F&AM.
Brother Damion Hutchins is a native of Cleveland, Ohio. He was licensed to the gospel ministry by Carolina Missionary Baptist Church in Washington, DC in 1996. He was ordained in 2012 by Pilgrim Baptist Church in Atlanta, GA.
Brother Hutchins is a combat veteran of the United States Air Force where he served for eight years, both overseas and stateside. He also served as the first Black Assistant Chaplain of Trinity College in Hartford, Connecticut. He is currently employed as the Palliative Care Chaplain at Grady Memorial Hospital in Atlanta.
Bro. Hutchins has been actively involved in local communities as a consultant, mentor, motivational speaker, and advisor for organizations such as Big Brothers/Big Sisters, The Priority Male Initiative, the EMERGE Project and the African American Leadership Council of the United Way.
Since early 2016, Bro. Hutchins has been participating in events and meetings at our lodge and we are very proud to be able to finally call him not only Brother but Lodge Brother. We are confident that he will be a dedicated and hard working member of our lodge.
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