140 year of Shriners

140 year of Shriners

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

California Masonic Child ID Program at Work


BEAUMONT: Service club offers Masonic Child I.D. Program
 
From left to right: Bill Conklin, San Gorgonio Pass High-12 Club treasurer; Diane Ailshie and Gaylord Ailshie, club president. 
SAN GORGONIO PASS HIGH-12 CLUB
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On Thursday, July 18, the San Gorgonio Pass High-12 Club participated in the Concerts-in-the-Park series and Market Night in Beaumont by offering the new Masonic Child I.D. Program to children and parents in the community.
In a three-hour span, approximately 70 children were photographed or fingerprinted for documentation.
Additionally, as part of this program, parents can attach to the printout a piece of their child’s hair and/or nail clipping for DNA purposes.
Parents were encouraged to maintain this documentation for emergency reasons.
It was emphasized that all documentation of the child’s photo and fingerprints are given to the parent or guardian and not maintained by the club.
In addition, the club distributed information and pamphlets on DeMolay, Job’s Daughters and Rainbow Girls youth organizations. The club had request forms for each of the organizations as well as for the Masons.
Last fall, new computer software for the Child I.D. program was purchased from the Rusty Trowel Committee of the Pomona Masonic Lodge.
Since obtaining a new computer and printer, the Pass-area club has documented over 500 children at various functions around the Pass area.
The club also assisted the Fellowship Masonic Lodge with the I.D. program at the Iris Festival in Yucaipa on May 18-20.
The San Gorgonio Pass High-12 Club will be providing the program at future community events in the Banning-Beaumont area.
The club is confident this program is needed by parents and children in the community.

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