The awful earthquake in Chile destroyed a number of Lodges and the Grand Lodge of Chile is doing its very best to assist those Lodges but sadly the new government in Chile appears to be anti-Masonic and in the areas hardest hit by the earthquake are attempting to acquire the Lodge sites without compensation to the Lodges unless the Lodge can rebuild.
A member of the Lodge was in Chile assisting with the relief in the Talca valley area which was very hard hit. Sadly the Grand Lodge of Chile is not in a financial position to assist this area. The Calgary Masonic Board of Relief has established a fund to assist the Talca area Masons and the address is The Calgary Masonic Board of Relief, 3221 Cedarille Drive SW, Calgary, Alberta T2W 2N2, Canada.
This Board solicits your assistance due to the wide circulation of your e-mail address system. The Grand Lodge of Alberta has given its tacit approval to this fund raising request and for confirmation the phone number of the Grand Secretary is 403-262-1140. My phone number is 403-238-0664. The need is very real and I am sure the Masons of the Talca Valley would appreciate any assistance they would receive. Checks please make them out to the Calgary Masonic Board of Relief.
Your consideration and assistance in this matter would be very much appreciated.
Sincerely and fraternally yours
Larry Watson Secretary/Treasurer of the Calgary Masonic Board of Relief