Dear Worshipful Brother Secretary,
The new Gift Aid Envelopes and Gift Aid Listing Sheet (GALS) will come into use on the 1st September 2018.
Envelopes and forms are available from your District Charity Committee. Alternatively, the GALS form may be downloaded from the Provincial Grand Lodge web site under the Charities Section. This would be the preferred option.
District Charity Committees will be holding presentations in the months of September to November to assist the Lodge Steward of Charities and Lodge Almoners in the completion and understanding of these forms.
I would strongly recommend that the Charity Officers, and anyone interested in Charity work, attend these presentations. If, however they are unable to attend their own District Committee in these months they will be made most welcome at any of the other Committees (see overleaf).
From 1st September all unused Gift Aid envelopes and paperwork with Pin Numbers etc… must be returned to the District Charity Committees.
Any collections made by Lodges using the old envelopes, prior to 1st September 2018, will be honoured and claimed by your District Charity Committee.
The District Charity Committees dates concerning these presentations are as follows:
Arthur Square and District Masonic Charity Committee
Wednesday 17th October 2018
In Freemasons Hall Arthur Square Belfast @ 7.30pm
Carrickfergus & District Masonic Charity Committee
Thursday 20th September 2018
In Carrickfergus Masonic Hall @ 7.30pm
Thursday 15th November 2018
In Whiteabbey Masonic Centre @7.30pm
Cary and Dunluce Masonic Charity Committee
Thursday 13th September 2018 and Thursday 8th November 2018
In Bushmills Masonic Hall @8.00pm
Lisburn District Masonic Charity Fund
Monday 10th September 2018
In Lisburn Masonic Hall @8.00pm
Seven Towers and Massereene Masonic Charity Committee
Wednesday 19th September 2018 and Wednesday 21st November 2018
In Ballymena Masonic Hall @ 8.00pm
Six Mile Valley District Masonic Charity Committee
Tuesday 11th September 2018
In the Masonic Hall Doagh @ 7.30pm
If you have any concerns relating to this matter, please do not hesitate to contact your District Charity Committee or the Provincial Grand Lodge Office.
Yours Sincerely and Fraternally
John L. Edens
Provincial Assistant Grand Master
Word Version: Gift Aid Listing Sheet LCC7466 – new procedures 1.8.18