PROCEEDINGS OF THE
DEVELOPMENT/VINCIL SOCIETY During Fiscal Year 2015, only about 30% of the Masonic Homeâ€™s total revenues came from donations. In January of this year, the Masonic Home launched its newest donor recognition society, The Vincil Society. The Vincil Society provides an opportunity for the Masonic Home to recognize Lodges, Chapters and other organizations for their support of the Masonic Home and its Outreach Programs. Lodges who have attained a giving level within The Vincil Society will be recognized during Annual Communication. During the past year, the Masonic Home also comprehensively revamped its existing annual giving programs and hired a Major Gifts Officer whose job is to increase individual donor support of the Masonic Home.
No By-Law changes have been proposed for 2015.
ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS Amidst all my other Masonic concerns and employments this year as Deputy Grand Master, with the exception of my visits to the lodges, serving as President of the Masonic Home Board has been the most personally rewarding. My year as Board President was made much easier by being blessed with the wise counsel of Most Worshipful Brother Vern Schneider and a hard working Board of Directors who all continually demonstrated their personal and deep dedication to carrying out the mission and noble work of the Masonic Home. The same most certainly can be said of our Executive Director Barbara Ramsey and Director of Finance Jodi Blake. I owe them both a very special thank you for always being there for me and for going above and beyond my expectations. That Barbara Ramsey recently was elected to serve on the Board of the national Masonic Communities & Service Association (MCSA) organization not only honors Missouri Masonry but evinces her leadership ability. Like those who have gone before me, I am amazed and deeply impressed by the professionalism, positive attitudes, caring, and hard work of the entire Staff. I am not sure the Craft truly recognizes just how fortunate we are to have them. My thanks to outgoing Directors Charlie Wiegert, who always kept us on our toes by asking the tough questions, and to Jeff Lee, whose steady and wise counsel was always welcome and appreciated by all. Finally, my sincere thanks to Most Worshipful Brother David Haywood, whose decency, sincerity, warm heart, and commitment to the best interests of the Craft in the midst of adversity, has time and time again demonstrated to me what being a Mason is truly all about. Fraternally and respectfully submitted, C. Brent Stewart, President Masonic Home of Missouri Board of Directors *EDITORâ€™S NOTE: As there were no changes proposed to the By-Laws of the Masonic Home of Missouri this year publication in the Proceedings has been omitted as it was last year. Please see the 2013 Proceedings.
Official proceedings of the One Hundred Ninety-Fourth Annual Communication Columbia Sept 28-29 A.D. 2015 A.L. 6015
Published on Sep 14, 2016