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    50 Ways to Demonstrate the Relevance of Fraternalism

    This is a quick posting, but one that may be more important than any of those long soliloquies you’re used to receiving from me.  Special Olympics is one of the most recognized and respected charitable organizations in the United States.  Their good work manufactures an important and priceless commodity – hope.

    Many NFCA member societies contribute funds to Special Olympics and provide volunteers to run local events in their communities.  Some societies partner with the organization and encourage their local lodges to make support for Special Olympics a focal point of their fraternal activities. 

    Because so many NFCA members share faith-based common bonds (even those not affiliated with a particular religion often have family values as an important part of their culture), supporting the Special Olympics fits perfectly with our “respect for life” philosophy. 

    That’s why I’m encouraging every member society, every fraternal insurance counsellor, every local lodge leader, and every fraternalist to consider doing one thing in 2010 to help the Special Olympics fulfill their mission: make a personal donation, host a fundraiser, volunteer at an event in your community, or – best of all – join forces with other fraternals and community-service organizations to start a new event in your town.  Maybe consider doing this in conjunction with JOIN HANDS DAY.

    Why?  Because you’ll motivate your fraternal colleagues to participate in a worthy cause; you’ll promote the value and awareness of fraternalism to a host of prospective members; you’ll join forces with others to manufacture hope, generate joy, and demonstrate our respect for all life.

    How?  That’s easy.  Just CLICK HERE for a list of the Special Olympics contact person in your area.  One call and you’re on your way.  Best time to get started – right now.

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