MCC Technology Initiative
Our Masonic obligation doesn’t end at the sound of the last gavel. As Webmasters of the Craft, our charge is no less than any other Brother. That is why NYMasons.Org’s webmaster has chosen the project for the Digital Square Club of New York to challenge and assist our Brethren to meet the digital needs and wants of the Masonic Care Community.
At Wiley Hall and the Health Care Pavilion, tablets, iPods, and headphones are used for residents to Skype, for their Linked Senior Program, and their certified Music Therapy Program. Even gently used devices of nearly all kinds can be purposed for the benefit of these programs and other uses. These following gift challenges represent opportunities for us to impact the quality of life of our dear residents and fulfill those duties each of us has sworn to uphold.
How it Works:
- Publicize an ongoing drive for new and gently used devices at your lodges and district meetings
- Collect and ship to the masonic Care Community or drop off at St. John’s Day (at the Health Pavilion before 4pm on Saturday)
All donors should identify themselves or their lodge or organization on packages.
Challenge to Districts
IPad, Android, or Microsoft, can be in new or gently used condition, screen size 7 inches minimum. (Please include charger)
Challenge to Lodges
iPods & Headphones
New or gently used iPod Nano, Shuffle, or Touch. We can also re-purpose android smartphones for similar use. (Please include charger.)
Headphones must cover whole ear (not earbuds) for hearing impaired users, and have the standard jack for mobile devices.
Challenge to Brothers
The Gift of Time
Pledge a Day With Our Residents
We challenge every webmaster, for lodge, district, or chapter of a Masonic body, to help our residents use and be connected through our digital device gifts.
Conference Sponsorship Challenge
Large Touch-Screen or Program Benefactor
Donation of $500 or more
toward resident computer education program ($1200 yearly cost)
Districts, Lodges, or Organizations at this gift level will be recognized as sponsoring the Digital Square Club & Webmasters Conference in Utica, New York, in June 2017.
Official MCC Digital Wish List
iTunes Gift Cards (Any Amount)
Wireless Headphones (10)
Clock Radios (10)
42” LED TVs (15)
You may save time and effort by just having the devices shipped directly to the facility… Please include your District / Lodge Name – so we can properly credit the gift ! Send the devices to:
Victoria Cataldo, Director of Development
Wiley Hall / Adult Care
2150 Bleecker Street
Utica, NY 13501