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EL RENO MASONIC LODGE DONATES FUNDS TO REDLANDS AGGIE CLUB
Representatives from El Reno Masonic Lodge #50 presented a check for $12,610 to the members of the Redlands Community College Aggie Club.
EL RENO, Okla. — El Reno Masonic Lodge #50 recently presented a check to the Redlands Community College Aggie Club for $12,610 to support the organizations’ scholarship program for agriculture students.
“The Aggie Club is very grateful for our partnership with the Masonic Lodge #50 and the opportunities awarded to us from this partnership,” said Caley Ellington, an Aggie Club member. “The Aggie Club provides a unique opportunity for students to merge agriculture and the community. The funds we received will be of great benefit to the agriculture students here at Redlands Community College by allowing them to pursue future school and career goals.”
Aggie Club members participate in community service projects, assist at many of the local and regional livestock shows and the Oklahoma Youth Expo. Each May the club hosts a banquet and auction as a fund-raiser for the organization, and the Masonic Charity Foundation of Oklahoma matches the funds raised at the event.
“About 12 years ago, Redlands instructor Ed Zweiacher and Lodge Secretary Melvin Payton partnered with the Aggie Club to create the scholarship fund,” said Wally Hubbard, Lodge worshipful master. “Through the years, both organizations have been able to help each other raise funds, and I want to thank the Aggie Club for everything they have given us. We are honored to be able to present this check to you.”
Redlands Aggie Club member Mikaela Cone said, “I think it is great that the Aggie Club can have such a wonderful, consistent partnership with the Masonic Lodge.”
Masonic Lodge member Melvin Payton presents a check to Jena Marr, Redlands executive vice president of campus administration and finance. Members of El Reno Masonic Lodge #50 were on hand to present a check for $12,610 to the Redlands Community College Aggie Club. They are joined (from left to right) by Annie Pearson; Redlands professor and liaison of agriculture; Masonic Lodge member Robert Ellison; Masonic Lodge Worshipful Master Wally Hubbard; Ed Zweiacher, Mason and Redlands’ Royse Ranch manager; Brennan Apostolo, Redlands executive dean for student success; and Reonna Slagell-Gossen, dean of agriculture and academic development at Redlands.