THE WIDOWS SONS WERE FOUNDED ON FEBRUARY
18TH, 1998 AT THE MIRAGE RESTAURANT, 10255 W
IRVING PARK ROAD, SCHILLER PARK, ILLINOIS 60176
Brothers In Need
The duty of "Aid and
Assistance" is an important obligation, imposed upon
every brother of the order. "To aid and assist all
worthy distressed Master Masons, their widows and
This is according to
human nature that will always prefer a friend to a
Expressed in the language of "Long Tom Coffin":
A messmate before a shipmate. A shipmate before a
stranger. A stranger before a dog.
As we have the opportunity, let us do well for all men,
especially to those of the same house.
We must be ready to aid those who need our help,
brothers or strangers.
If those we could have
helped and don't, are lost, we lose even more. For these
poor people only lose what they have, but we lose them,
our dignity, and our own self worth.
Brothers, a string
of emails I received today. Please read them and govern
On Oct 28, 2013, at 1:08 PM, Worshipful Master <email@example.com>
It is with an extremely heavy heart that I report the passing of our
dear brother Stephen Curameng of a sudden heart attack.
Stephen was an absolutely true and faithful brother
among us, and
those of us who went to the Annual Communication in San
the opportunity to see him and his ever-smiling face
He leaves behind a young family, and we are researching
with them to see how we can assist them in an immensely difficult
They will have a Masonic memorial, and we will pass on the details as
soon as we get them. We know it will be well attended,
as Stephen was
always surrounded by his Masonic brethren.
From: Worshipful Master <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: October 29, 2013, 12:59:18 PM PDT
To: Irvine Valley Lodge <email@example.com>
Subject: [IVL #671] I need your help, re: Stephen
As I sent out yesterday, a brother of ours has fallen.
Stephen Curameng leaves us, aged 35, and is survived by
his wife, and
four daughters, including a 2 week old baby.
I am in contact with his widow, and will pass on info as it becomes
I do have a impassioned and timely plea.
His widow needs help, and I need your help to assist her.
She is not working, as she is with baby, and the family no longer has
She does not know how she can even afford the burial.
In accordance with our duty, it is our honor to bury our own, and she
will not be burdened with that cost.
Further, I will have a collection hat out at tonight's degree, and we
will continue to organize donations and fundraisers for
She is our widow now, and it's incumbent on us to take care of her as
far as we can do so.
Please stretch out your hands in a timely manner. If you cannot help
in person, donations can be organized through our Secretary, Wor. Mike
Neben, who can be reached at Secretary@irvinevalley.org
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