Lodge Chelmsford Technology No 261

Charity

NSW Police

We are sponsoring a NSW Police Scholarship to assist students training at the Police Academy in Bathurst.

 

Lucas Gardens School

Lucas Gardens School provides educational programs for students with intellectual and physical disabilities, some of whom also have sensory impairments and complex medical conditions.

 

Concord Hospital

We are funding a scholarship for nurses at Concord Hospital which will  focus on sending nurses to  further their education on cancer care.

 

A Start in Life

A Start in Life is a charity providing a brighter future for young Australians. With origins in the Masonic Youth Welfare scheme, A Start in Life has supported the education of young Australians for over 90 years.

Visit the A Start in Life website

Masonicare

Masonicare is the official charity of NSW and ACT Freemasons promoting charity in local communities, providing urgent assistance to communities in distress and supporting Masons and their families through hard times.
Visit the Masonicare website

 

Drummoyne Rubgy

Lodge Chelmsford has always given to worthwhile causes and currently donates money to support Drummoyne Rugby Club (Est 1874) see Freemason article below.
 
View Drummoyne Rugby article (pdf)
Visit the Drummoyne Rugby site
 

Sailability

Sailability, is an organisation that allows people with disability to sail. Lodge Chelmsford has provided financial support to enable Sailability to have the Trolleys (used to put the boats into the water) galvanized. The boat is taken from the lawn and then placed on the trolley, then boat is taken to position to allow the person to get into the boat with the use of a cradle and winch. Trolley, boat and person are then taken to the water where handlers wait to pull the boat out into the lake and position the centreboard. They normally have two people in the boat, one able body and one disabled person, depending on their sailing skill.
 

The Strathfield Men's Shed

The modern Men’s Shed is an updated version of the shed in the backyard that has long been a part of Australian culture. Men’s Sheds are springing up all around Australia. If you looked inside one you might see a number of men restoring furniture, perhaps restoring bicycles for a local school, maybe making Mynah bird traps or fixing lawn mowers or making a kids cubby house for Camp Quality to raffle. You might also see a few young men working with the older men learning new skills and maybe also learning something about life from the men they work with. You will see tea-bags, coffee cups and a comfortable area where men can sit and talk. You will probably also see an area where men can learn to cook for themselves or they can learn how to contact their families by computer.
 

The Inner West Community Band

The
 Inner
 West
 Community
 Band
 is
 an
 exciting
 new
 concert
 band in Sydney,
 formed
 in 2010 to
 bring
 woodwind,
 brass
 and
 percussion
 instrumentalists within
 the
 community
 together.

 Rehearsals
 take
 place
 on
 Tuesday evenings
 (7pm – 9:30pm) in Stanmore
.

IWCB aims to provide community members of all ages & backgrounds the opportunity to play, enjoy and perform great music, while having fun and becoming better musicians. We are passionate about providing a musical presence within the community, and engaging a diverse audience through the performance of music from many different styles and cultures, in a great range of settings. Visit their website.

 

The Organ Music Society Of Sydney

Established in 1950, the Organ Music Society of Sydney is a non profit organisation consisting of people who are interested in the organ and its music. An invitation to join us is extended to all and our current membership comprises amateur and professional organists, other musicians, students, organ builders, churches and musical organisations or guilds. Our Society has formal and fraternal links with other bodies of organists in Australia, New Zealand, the UK, Europe, the United States and Canada.
 

Movember

The funds raised in Australia support equally the two biggest health issues men face – prostate cancer and men's mental health. The funds raised are directed to programs run directly by Movember and our men’s health partners, the Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia and beyondblue: the national depression and anxiety initiative. Together, the three orginisations work together to ensure that Movember funds are supporting a broad range of innovative, world-class programs in line with our strategic goals, in the areas of awareness and education, survivorship and research.