Amos Lodge Conducts Annual Charity -Dedicates James E. Pierre Modern Reading Room In St. John River City
Amos Lodge No. 10 of St. John River City, Grand Bassa County performed its Masonic duties of Charity in St. John River City by dedicating the James E. Pierre Reading Room at the St. John River Senior and Junior High School. Additionally, the Lodge generously provided drugs and medical supplies to the St. John River City Clinic, and agricultural implements to Union Baptist Church Farming Project.
Amos Lodge No. 10, in collaboration with Kid’s Educational Empowerment Project, KEEP dedicated a modern reading room in honor of Most Worshipful James E. Pierre,33°, Immediate Past Grand Master of Masons, at the St. John River City Elementary & Junior High School.
Speaking at the dedicatory ceremony of the James E. Pierre Reading Room, Worshipful Brother Edward L. Sharpe, 32°, Worshipful Master of Amos Lodge No.10, stated that dedication of the reading room in honor of Immediate Past Grand Master Pierre, is indicative of Past Grand Master Pierre’s interest and promotion of arts and the sciences in Liberia, and a testament of the spread of Liberian scholarly possibilities across Liberia.
Wor. Bro. Sharpe, stated that Amos Lodge No.10 was excited to partner with the KEEP Executive Director Madam Brenda Moore to ensure that the dream and aspirations of young Liberians, especially the younger generation of St. John River City, is accelerated through their scholastic advancement of acquiring knowledge through access to the reading room.
For her part, Madam Brenda Brewer Moore, Executive Director of the KEEP praised Amos Lodge No. 10 for its continued support to the work of KEEP over the years. She recounted several charity initiatives Amos Lodge No. 10 supported under KEEP’s stewardship. Cutting the ribbon to the reading room, Most Worshipful Brother, James E. Pierre,33°, Immediate Past Grand Master of Masons, Republic of Liberia, lauded Amos Lodge No 10, for the remarkable project. Most Worshipful Brother Pierre congratulated Brethren of the Lodge for “doing good on to all”, a cornerstone of Freemasonry.
“Today marked a significant moment for not only the Pierre family but for the children of Liberia, particularly children of St. John River City.” Today, our children of St. John River City and parts adjacent in Grand Bassa County have a modern reading room to enable you properly learn and study.”
He further thanked KEEP foundation for its continued works across Liberia, enhancing the education capacity of young Liberians and called on others to support the work of KEEP in sustaining its programs.
After the dedication of the Reading Room, the Lodge proceeded to the St. John Clinic. Making the donation on behalf of Amos Lodge No. 10, Worshipful Master Edward L. Sharpe 32°, stated that the donation of the drug and medical supplies is indicative of the Lodge’s Masonic duties of caring for the wellbeing of the people of St. John River City and fostering brotherly love.
Worshipful Brother Sharpe, assured the Officer- in-charge, and other staff, that the Lodge will continue its assistance to the clinic and people of St. John River City.
Receiving the drugs and medical supplies, the Officer-in-Charge and staff , lauded Amos Lodge for its continued assistance to the St. John River City Clinic.
“Amos Lodge’s presence today has boosted the staff’s collective efforts to ensuring we serve patients with adequate medical care.”
Concluding the trip to St. John River City (Fortesville), Amos Lodge No 10 furthermore provided assorted farming implements to the Union Baptist Church Farming Project. Items donated include: shovels, rakes, cutlasses, and other items.
Amos Lodge No. 10 is one of the 20 Lodges under the Most Worshipful Grand Lodge of Liberia under the current Grand Master George Edward Henries 33°. It was founded around 1912 and has contributed to the development of St. John River City and Grand Bassa County since its inception.