Each year we hold one or two pancake breakfasts as significant charitable fundraisers for our Benevolence Fund. See the lodge calendar for details. Members out of state may contribute by paying for tickets even if they do not plan to attend.
Every month, proceeds from our First Saturday of the Month "Burger Days" go to support the Benevolence Fund, which in turn supports our local and statewide charitable efforts. These events allow us to make significant contributions to good causes.
Members contribute on an occasional and informal basis to the Lodge Almoner, the person who collects spare coins and bills and who often is first to hear about a member or neighbor in need. Charity sometimes demands a private or confidential approach, and we are sensitive to this confidentiality. Sometimes we publicize an appeal far and wide, if the person or group requesting it approves. Large charitable endeavors are normally decided by a vote of the membership at a stated (monthly business) meeting.