Pawhuska’s Wah-Sha-She Masonic Lodge No. 110 held its first pancake breakfast last Saturday at the Osage Nation Cultural Center west of town.
"The Masons are known for giving back to their communities," said Worshipful Master John Johnson. "We target the majority of our budget towards philanthropic endeavors. We must also address brick and motor projects, such as recent repairs to our historic 1906 building."
Judge David Gambill added, "Monies raised from events like our pancake breakfast enables our Lodge to do more for our neighbors and give back to the community." Gambill noted the Lodge sponsors awards for academic achievement and is a major supporter of the Boy Scout jamboree. "Last year the Wah-Sha-She lodge assisted a family with a special needs child. The majority of our charitable endeavors are done anonymously and without fanfare."
In the United States, Masons donate nearly $2 million daily in their quest to help others. Oklahoma freemasons give an estimated $4 million annually.
"Masonry is about friendship, responsibility, generosity and leadership. Masonry is for good men who believe in honor, integrity, the importance of individual responsibility and personal freedom, in fellowship and community service," said Johnson.
The next volunteer project for the Wah-Sha-She Lodge is to help serve dinner for the May 4th Osage County Historical Society’s annual meeting.