Today at noon in the city of Pasadena, next to the Huntington Memorial Hospital, Shriner’s for Children New hospital officially broke ground. With more than three hundred Shriner’s, assorted dignitaries and invited guests gathered to take part in this momentous occasion! This hospital in partnership with the Huntington will provide some of the foremost technically advanced care for children on the planet…with this state of the art facility the estimated savings per year is 30% over the current operating budget of the Los Angeles Location in operation today! If you know someone with a burned or crippled child or Cleft Palate in need of help have them cal 1-888-486-5437…it’s free! Here are just a few shots…the rest can be viewed at www.mindseyephotographies.zenfolio.com
On Thursday April 23rd, Heartland Lodge #576 of El Cajon hosted it’s annual Public Schools Night. With standing room only…51 students were honored from El Cajon,Santee and Lakeside schools.50 students received numerous written awards from City and State officials, and also from the lodge it self along with a fresh new $50.00 bill, they did receive the positive injunction the the money was theirs alone…not for gas or groceries etc.etc.etc.One high school student from Chaparral High school received a check for $500.00 from the Lodge. This event continues to get larger every year and is one of the shining examples of community involvement the Mason’s are all about! here are a few photos…the rest can be viewed at www.mindseyephotographies.zenfolio.com
This morning found the Al Bahr’s Past Masters club hard at work on the grill, cracking eggs and whipping up pancakes by the flat top load! A delicious time was had by all with rides for the kids in the parking lot by the Tin Lizzies! Here are just a few photos the rest can be seen at www.mindseyephotographies.zenfolio.com !
Wednesday evening at the San Diego Scottish Rite Event center, the second Annual Robert Burns dinner was held in the traditional manner with Haggis and fine Scotch….but only a wee dram or two mind you…over 150 people were in attendance for this fund raiser for the Scottish Rite Language Clinic! Along with some wonderful commentary and witty repartee’ the guests enjoyed Highland Dancers and of course Bag Pipes and Snare Drum…In keeping with the evening many facts of this celebrated Scottish poet were presented for edification and the crowd toasted all proper to be done so and left that evening with a greater appreciation of Robbie Burns…and maybe just a little more Scottish at heart! Here as always are a few images…please view the rest at www.mindseyephotographies.zenfolio.com .
Saturday evening found the Nobility in their finest attire and in the hundreds attending the Inaugural Ball of Ill. Dave Pirie as the newest Potentate of Al Bahr Shrine. The Ladies were gorgeous…the Nobles dapper… Dinner was served …the presentations made…an absolutely fabulous time was had by everyone in attendance! A surprise appearance of the favorite Country group of the Pote and First Lady was the icing on the cake! Afterwards everyone made they’re way to the hospitality suite for a last minute libation! Here are some photos…all can be viewed at www.mindseyephotographiews.zenfolio.com.