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A Gift for a Gift Program, August, 2013 Flyer
    Frequently we are overwhelmed with requests for contributions for one good cause or another. Many are worthwhile and important and most are worthy of our contribution; however, now we have the opportunity to receive something to benefit our Masonic bodies directly in return. No, not lapel pins, address labels, calendars, pens, or other unsolicited items that may or may not be needed, but something truly useful to your Lodge, Chapter, Council or Commandery!
    The Board of Directors of ROYAL ARCH RESEARCH ASSISTANCE has introduced the Gift for a Gift program. Through the generous contribution of Companion Steven Monrotus, Past Grand High Priest of Missouri, a renowned organist in his own right, three excellent musical discs are now available for a special contribution of only $150. Each of these discs has been provided with, and includes, appropriate music for many Masonic ceremonial occasions. There are patriotic tunes as well as music for the opening, and closing of a Masonic body. There are incidental tunes and processionals to include hymns and other appropriate tunes.
     The Masonic Fraternity has been blessed with many great composers and many great musical pieces which have added so much over the years to all of our ritualistic work. Few Lodges or other Masonic groups, however, retain individuals or working instruments able to reproduce these desired sounds to accompany our beloved degree work. Although there are numerous musical discs, or discs sets available with the appropriate music recorded on them, they are not arranged in a convenient manner nor are they timed to fit the lengths available to match our ritual. All recordings on these discs are of short duration (maximum 2:00 minutes) so as to be able to comfortably apply them to the ceremony being presented. An enclosed set of notes serves as a guide for use of these individual tracks.
     We offer this to you and we ask you to consider making these CD's available as a gift to your Lodge, your Chapter, your Council or your Commandery or other Masonic group by a contribution to Royal Arch Research Assistance for this great Masonic working tool. We all know how much music adds to our ceremonies and this is your opportunity to step forward and make a difference in the ritualistic ceremony with one or more of these special Masonic music gifts. Here is a way you can leave your legacy to so many with your generosity by participating in the new Gift for a Gift program for Royal Arch Research Assistance.
GIFT FOR GIFT send your check to:
Royal Arch Research Assistance
PO Box 128,
Greenfield, IN 46140-0128.
      Thank you your tax deductible contribution to Royal Arch Research Assistance and for your continued support of research in Central Auditory Processing Disorders.

The Board of Directors for Royal Arch Research Assistance:
James H. Hodge (Darlene) President 765 967 3400 C
201 South 22nd Street 765 967 4390
Richmond, IN 47374-5757 jhhsnow@aol.com
     
Steven G. Tiner (Teressa) 1st Vice President 501 590 6128 H
521 West Senic Dr. 501 753 7347 W
Little Rock, AR 72118 501 766 2393 C
steventiner@levybaptist.com
     
Teko A. Foly (Josephene) 2nd Vice President 240 305 9255 C
8500 Caswell Place
New Carrolton, MD 20784 tekofoly@yahoo.com
     
Larry E. Gray (Rita) Treasurer 317 467 3600 O
P.O. Box 128 317 431 4131 C
Greenfield, IN 46140 ramintl@sbcglobal.com
     
J. William “Bill” Riggs (Willetta)Secretary502 432 5443 C
P.O. Box 1040 502 348 2469 H
Bardstown, KY 40004-1040 billriggs@hotmail.com
     
Bryce B. Hildreth Board Member 515 964 4934 H
4811 NE Delaware Ave 515 360 3878 C
Ankeny, IA 50021-7424 bbhildreth@gmail.com
     
J. William “Bill” Riggs (Willetta) Board Member 502 432 5443 C
1044 Eagle Pass Rd. 502 348 2469 H
Bardstown, KY 40004 9151 billriggs@hotmail.com
     
C. David Williams, III (none) Board Member 620 842 5916 H
702 N Bluff
Anthony, KS 67003 Davidw3@cebridge.net
     
Mrs Yvette Keel Interim Exec. Director 912 890 1073 C
853 Old Field Drive
Hinesville, GA 31313 yvettekeel.rara@gmail.com

UPDATE
Companions: A few things have been changed since our last update on Royal Arch Research Assistance. Dr. Frank Muziek is now heading our CAPD efforts at the University of Arizona. He completed his move in October 2014 and will now have more PhD researchers than at his previous location at the University of Connecticut. He has sponsored international symposiums on CAPD and has put increased emphasis on trying to determine its cause. We continue to assist the Hearing Health Foundation by sponsoring four researchers in CAPD. We have also committed to $1,000,000 with Autism Speaks in an effort to correlate signs of CAPD in Toddlers (ages 12 - 36 months) who have Autism.

Interest in CAPD has increased once again since our new emphasis in supporting these three organizations. So in our efforts to support these efforts we ask you to:
1. Send all contributions to Royal Arch Research Assistance, C/O Bill Riggs. P.O. Box 1040 Bardstown, Kentucky 40004-1040
2. To assist in Public Relations and fund raising we currently have one regional representative.
MEC Robert J. Bean, Sr., from South Carolina, will assist in the eastern region, both North and South. His telephone is: 843-407-7389 or email: beanbob@aol.com.

New handouts have been prepared and are available through the General Grand Secretary. Please assure that you have an ample supply on hand to be able to hand out on any and all occasions.
If you have any questions in the furtherance of this program please contact James H. Hodge.
Sincerely and fraternally,
James H. Hodge
General Grand High Priest
(H) 765 967 4390
© 765 967 3400
jhhsnow@aol.com

SEND ALL CONTRIBUTIONS TO:
Royal Arch Research Assistance, LLC
C/O Bill Riggs.
P.O. Box 1040
Bardstown, Kentucky 40004-1040