The KOP made a charity trip to the Womens and Childrens shelter of Gwinnett, bearing toys for the children and gifts for the women presiding. Sr. knight Mateen and Treasurer Harte made a speech for the KOP emphasizing the need to help people in need and never to avoid giving.
A small and pleasant surprise came in finding that one of our own Knights had used a shelter once with his mother. It was raining and thundering, however the result was worth the effort.
On 12/3/16 the Brothers of Truth and Union Lodge #594, along with the Truth and Union KOP Council, participated in a fourth Adopt-a-Road cleaning in the 2016 calendar year. The Adopt-A-Road cleaning started in the 8am and ended at 10:00am. This was an attempt to showcase how Master Masons, through volunteerism, can be upright citizens and help to maintain the community. Truth and Union Lodge #594 has volunteered to maintain the mile and a half strip of road.
After the volunteer event, the Truth and Union KOP council attended a lecture from brothers Daryl Steward and Paul Mateen, which conveyed the values of charity. This was done in preparation of a future trip to a homeless shelter, where the Truth and Union KOP Council will bring toys for children of the shelter as well as needed essentials for the women of the shelter.
For more information on the Truth and Union KOP Council, please contact Brothers Daryl Steward and Paul Mateen.
On Saturday, November 19th, 2016, the Truth and Union Knights of Pythagoras Council hosted its Parents Appreciation Day event. The morning was initiated by greeting parents with a hot breakfast of pancakes, bacon, sausage and grits prepared by our Chaplain Darryl Steward. Coupled with refreshments, intimate conversation showcasing the yearly agenda and organizational direction for our young knights was hosted by Brother Musa Mateen. The highlight of the morning involved the Knights expressing their appreciation for their parents in various ways, such as reading poetry, reading Bible verses, and playing instruments, which was directed by our Past Master Roderick Kimble and Brother DeJarvis Oliver.
The Order of the Knights of Pythagoras is an international organization composed of youth from nine to twenty years of age inclusive, working under the sponsorship and personal supervision of Prince Hall Masons, to provide beneficial use of their spare time, worthwhile companions, wholesome, educational environment, and a program aiming to interest and aid youths, in their all-round development. For more information on Parents Appreciation Day, please contact PM Roderick Kimble and Brother Musa Mateen.
The Truth and Union KOP is proud to announce that on Saturday October 22, 2016, one of our members, Derrick Abrams, Jr. has been awarded the 2016 Benjamin Barksdale Scholarship. Each year, Atlanta Consistory #24-A (Prince Hall Scottish Rite Masons), gives out the scholarship to a deserving high school senior / college freshman.
Derrick Abrams, Jr. is the son of Truth and Union Lodge #594 Past Master Derrick Abrams, Sr. and his widow Tiffany Abrams. He is currently matriculating at Georgia Southern University.
The scholarship is named after Benjamin Barksdale, 33° Active, Past Grand Master of The Most Worshipful Prince Hall Grand Lodge of Georgia and Past Honorary Commander In Chief of Atlanta Consistory #24-A.
We are extremely proud of Derrick and he is being an excellent example to his peers in the KOP.
On Saturday October 15, 2016, The Truth and Union KOP viewed 'The Birth Of A Nation' movie as a group. The Birth of a Nation is a 2016 American period drama film based on the story of Nat Turner, the enslaved man who led a slave rebellion in Southampton County, Virginia, in 1831. The film is co-written, co-produced and directed by Nate Parker.
Eight young men attended the viewing and we would like to thank Brothers Demetrius Hutchinson and Paul Mateen for taking the lead on the event.
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The Order of the Knights of Pythagoras is an international organization composed of youth from nine to twenty years of age inclusive, working under the sponsorship and personal supervision of Prince Hall Masons, to provide beneficial use of their spare time, worthwhile companions, wholesome, educational environment, and a program aiming to interest and aid youths, in their all-round development. Learn more at: http://www.truthandunionlodge.com/kop
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