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Bikes For Books

Bethesda Lodge initiates Bikes for Books Program

Last spring, Worshipful Master Jim Coslin tasked a committee consisting of Chairman Ron Mannon, Travis Lee, and himself to look into getting the Bikes for Books program started in T or C. After several meetings with local school officials, the program was kicked off in grades two and three for fall semester 2011. We plan to award a boy and girl from each grade by random drawing, entrants will be selected by their meeting individual reading progress. 

To qualify for the Drawing for Bikes the Students must have complete the reading 6 books in the semester.

Bethesda Lodge will award eight bikes per semester to these outstand reading students. The Masonic Charity Foundation of New Mexico will provide matching funds to those that Bestesda Lodge raises to purchase these awards. We are hopeful the students will be encouraged by the program, the Lodge will get some positive visibility, and area Masons can be proud to promote such an important part of youth development.

D. Anderson, Secretary 

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