Tea Tree Gully 218 Charities
As part of Tea Tree Gully Lodge No.218 activities is to raise funds on behalf of numerous charities within South Australia and Australia. Until recent times brethren held a "Sausage Sizzle" at Golden Grove. Over a period of some 10years the lodge raised in excess of $40,000, averaging approximately $1,700 per year which was distributed over the years to organisations such as, but limited to;
Make a Wish, Cranial Facial, Red Cross, Cystic Fibrosis, Ronald McDonald House, Cancer Research, Queen Elizabeth Kidney Research, Masonic Foundation, various Bushfire Appeals, Minda Inc., Flying Doctor Service, and Movember.
Specific Projects: Wynn Vale Primary School – to assist with the purchase of The ELF Programme (Early Literacy Foundations), The Reading Doctor and Multilit (Reading Tutor Program), materials that is specifically designed for children with Autism, Aspergers, Dyslexia, Auditory Processing Disorder, Attention Deficit Disorder, and English as a Second Language, Behavioural Problems, Slow Learners, Hearing Disabilities and Cerebral Palsy.
Royal Society for the Blind to assist with the construction of an outside "Free Run for pups and guide dogs in training.
Josh Rogers "Up Suit" - $2,000.00
Tea Tree Gully Lodge No. 218 acknowledges with thanks the Freemasons Foundation for their help and financial assistance.
Give Jack Ears
Other members of Tea Tree Gully Lodge, along with a ring in, present at the presentation were:- David Plant, Ivor Willmott, David Kitching, Ella, Amy, Jack, Ben Robertson, Dick Thornton, Roselee Bruce, Roger Wilkey. The presentation took place in a very convivial atmosphere at the Tea Tree Gully pub.
Purchase of Defibrillator
On the 12th May 2016 a cheque for $2,700.00 was presented to the Director of the Out of School Hours Care, Mrs Gail Wilkey by the Secretary of Tea Tree Gully Lodge in the presents of the Lodge Care Officer – WBro. David Plant, the School Principal – Mrs Leonie De Garis, Business Manager – Charmaine Aistrope and approximately 80 children enrolled into the afternoon program.
Donates to the Wynn Vale School
On the 16th September 2014, the Worshipful Master of Tea Tree Gully Lodge No. 218 presented a cheque for $1,136.00 to the Deputy Principal of the Wynn Vale School, Ms. Rebekah Goodall.
This was in response to a letter from the Special Needs Co-ordinator of the School, to get help for two students who are Autistic and have Negotiated Education Plans to accommodate their needs.