March 20, 2014
To the Officers and Chapters of the State of Washington Order of the Eastern Star,
We are writing on behalf of the Master Masons Club of Snohomish and Island County, to request your help in supporting the Masonic Family Park in Granite Falls, WA.
The increased operations costs and our economy have created a shortfall in our income. We want to help the park become self-sustainable and remain open for our future generations to use.
We are asking for financial help to rebuild failing structures and create new ones. Currently 4 shelters have been destroyed, many others need repair, and the Big Kitchen needs major refurbishment. We want to build small sleeper cabins and a second bath house. In addition to cash, we are in need of tools, equipment, and maintenance supplies, along with lumber and building materials. Future land development for DeMolay and Job’s Daughters are being planned, which would be similar to the Dream Camp Chalet, owned by the Rainbow Girls.
Your Donations are critical to maintain the day to day operations, and for the future development of the park. Any amount would be welcome. If your Chapter can host a fundraiser, or even make us your philanthropic project for the year, we would be most appreciative. We also offer Life memberships to our park for $500. All money received from purchasing a life membership are placed into a Memorial Trust Fund, and the Principal will never be used. These are especially important because we hope one day our Memorial Fund will be large enough that the perpetual yearly income will sustain the park. But until then, WE NEED YOUR HELP.
The greatest support comes from using the Masonic Family Park. One day visits and weekend rentals are essential to our economic future. Please spread the word about us. We would be honored to host your next Lodge or Chapter retreat, family vacation, or a beautiful wedding at our new Gazebo.
On behalf of the Master Masons Club, WE THANK YOU for any support you can provide.
Your Masonic Family Park Caretakers