Lodge 945 December News
Lodge Matching Funds Programs
Lodge 945 presented Parish Expansion Matching Funds to St. Mary of the Assumption Byzantine Catholic Church
Scranton, PA from money raise at their Slavic Festival in August.
Lodge 945 members and parishioners of St. Michael the Archangel Byzantine Catholic Church in Dunmore are partnering together for the following matching funds: GCU Special Matching Funds for Holy Annunciation Monastery-Carmelite Nuns Sugarloaf, PA and their Holiday Bake Sale. The Community Matching Funds for Scranton Rescue Mission in Scranton, PA. Is through the lodge’s Thanksgiving Feed-A-Friend.
Helping Hands Day
Lodge 945 volunteers were present on Saturday, October 27, 2018 at Holy Annunciation Monastery in Sugarloaf, PA for the fall clean-up project. Mary “Toppy” Zayac, Sharon Kofel and GCU National Director George Kofel of Lodge 945 joined Gina Keil and Ilona Dolinish of Lodge 17 and other fellow GCU members from GHRL to participate in the Helping Hands Day at Holy Annunciation Monastery. Mother Marija challenged our engineering skills as we assembled over 1,000 boxes and inserts in preparation for the Carmelite’s delicious baked goods sale.
Christmas Angel Tree Program
Lodge 945 members and parishioners of St. Michael the Archangel Byzantine Catholic Church will brighten the hearts of many veterans at the Gino Merli Veteran Center by participating in the lodge’s Christmas Angel Tree Program. This program is in its fourth year and has been well received as veterans are presented gifts for Christmas from the lodge and parish family.
On behalf of the officers and members of GCU Lodge 945, may the blessings of the birth of our Savior be upon you and your family this Christmas Season, along with wishes for a happy, healthy, and prosperous New Year.
Christos Razdajestsja! Slavite Jeho! Christ is Born! Glorify Him!