The Almoner’s Fund
The Almoner is an elected officer of the Scottish Rite Bodies whose duty is to dispense the charities of the Lodge. The recipient is never aware of the source of the aid. True charity happens without fanfare or recognition of the source. The various expenditures are an investment made to assist the family by giving them a feeling of security, and knowing that someone cares enough to give their time and money to help lift their worries. Maintaining the Almoner’s fund is the duty of each member of the Scottish Rite and exemplifies the three principle tenets of Masonry – Brotherly Love, Relief and Truth. When attending meetings, no Brother is expected to leave without making his contribution. If he is at the meetings, he will hear the injunction by the Almoner regarding the contributions. This is in no way intended to embarrass a Brother, but to remind him of his duty. This fund is also supported by the collection taken in the 14° and at Maundy Thursday Services. Many Brethren who are unable to attend the Lodge meetings have not overlooked this important Masonic duty by including a contribution for the Almoner when they pay their dues.
If you are aware of or are a Brother in need, you can contact the office at (405) 282-1281 and ask to be put in touch with the Almoner. The identity of anyone requesting assistance from the Almoner is held in the strictest confidence and will never be made public.