Lodge 316 September News
9th Annual Christopher Meddaugh Golf Outing
Green Pond Country Club in Bethlehem Township, PA was the venue for the 9th Annual Christopher Meddaugh Golf Outing on Saturday, July 20. The Christopher Meddaugh Foundation joined with Lodge 316 to raise money for scholarships to Notre Dame High School (Bethlehem Township) students, and donations to the educational services of the Immune Deficiency Foundation. Undaunted by the 97-degree temperatures, the golfers arrived ready for friendly competition, fellowship, and good food.
The 1:30 PM shotgun start featured a four-person scramble format, with a variety of contests during the round. Golfers competed for longest drive, closest to the pin, and “Hit the Green." At registration, each golfer received a backpack with a sleeve of golf balls, a GCU golf towel, snacks and sunscreen packets. Lots of bottled water and Gatorade were available throughout the round to assist the golfers to fight the extreme heat. A delicious buffet followed golf.
This year, $4,000.00 was raised for scholarships and $500.00 was donated to the Immune Deficiency Foundation, bringing the event’s total donations to $33,100.00. A gracious and sincere "THANK YOU" to the golfers-many who have supported this effort for many years, the volunteers, donors, the GCU and the Shop Rite Corporation. This year's golf outing was Lodge 316's Community Matching Funds event. Thank you to all!
School Supplies Collected
During the month of August, Lodge 316 along with members of SS. Peter & Paul Byzantine Catholic Church collected school supplies for children. The supplies were donated to the Early Childhood Learning Center in Phillipsburg.
The Early Childhood Learning Center serves children in the pre-K through kindergarten age group. The educational curriculum is enriched by family and community partnerships.
The many items collected included backpacks, pencil cases, crayons, glue sticks, scissors, single subject notebooks, folders, erasers and tissues. The focus of the collection was for students in the youngest age groups.
Lodge 316 is grateful to all those who donated and to the GCU Home Office for the Fraternal Grant.