Congratulation to the 4 new members of Colorado Springs DeMolay (3 of the new members are from Pueblo and will be transferring soon, when they get started)! The initiation last night at the Pueblo Masonic Lodge was a great success. Colorado Springs Chapter traveled to Pueblo with 9 members and 7 Advisors to perform the initiation ceremonies. The guys did a wonderful job with all 3 ceremonies and the flower talk was performed to close out the evening. This event extends the continuous brotherhood between Pueblo Chapter and Colorado Springs Chapter. We look forward to future involvement with Pueblo Chapter. The members of Colorado Springs DeMolay should be very proud of your efforts. I know the advisors are!!
Colorado Springs Chapter assisted with the 27th annual Bob Telmosse Christmas Giveaway. This was the 8th year the Chapter helped, with 20 volunteers from the Chapter and 1 from Broomfield Chapter participating, for a total of 240 man hours. The Chapter helped set up over the weekend on Saturday & Sunday 19-20 December. The Chapter also assisted the day of the event on Monday 21, December to help serve 10,000 people in the community.
People lined up starting at midnight and when the giveaway started at 9 a.m., the line reached from the north east entrance of the Citadel Mall by the Burlington Coat Factory, around the north side of the store, all the way around into the lower lot near the Food Court.
People at the end of the line were told they’d have a four-hour wait to get inside, but everyone was in for the long haul. Once inside the mall, families were greeted by volunteers who escorted them into the giveaway. The kids picket out a stuffed animal, book & toy, then entered an area called “Olivia’s Corner” where they could pick out something for their parents and have it wrapped by volunteers.
At the end of the giveaway, the kids had an opportunity to grab a ticket for a chance to receive a bicycle. The parents received a bag of food and the choice of a frozen turkey, whole chicken or a ham.
This years Bob Telmosse Christmas Giveaway was a great success and a wonderful opportunity for the Chapter to volunteer and provide support to the community. The event once again proved to be a very successful Devotional Day for the Chapter. Great Job everyone for all your assistance!!