Freemasons donate £100k to Plan International UK for East Africa appeal

first_img The Masonic Charitable Foundation has made a grant of £100,000 to children’s charity Plan International UK to support its East Africa food crisis appeal.The grant will help Plan International distribute food packages, water purification and hygiene kits. The charity will also provide school meals to ensure children can resume their education, as well as ensuring vulnerable children are protected from violence and abuse.Commenting on the severity of the food crisis in South Sudan, Kenya, Ethiopia and Somalia, David Innes, Chief Executive of the foundation, said:“The Masonic Charitable Foundation is proud to be one of the first organisations to support this urgent appeal by providing a £100,000 grant to Plan International UK on behalf of Freemasons across England and Wales.”Plan International UK is a member of the Disasters Emergency Committee, which last week launched an East Africa Crisis appeal. The DEC is made up of 13 leading aid agencies who together are responding to the food crisis in the region.About the Masonic Charitable FoundationThe Masonic Charitable Foundation is funded entirely by Freemasons and their families. Each year it awards millions of pounds to local and national charities that help vulnerable people, advance medical research and provide opportunities for young people.It also helps to fund vital services such as hospices and air ambulances and regularly contributes to worldwide appeals for disaster relief.In addition, it supports Masonic families with a financial, health or family need.  Freemasons donate £100k to Plan International UK for East Africa appeal Tagged with: DEC Emergency Fundraising Funding Howard Lake | 23 March 2017 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis12center_img  232 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis12  231 total views,  1 views today Advertisement About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.last_img read more

Fostering financial wellness for your members now and post-pandemic

first_imgWe’re talking about how to provide the best financial education possible to support your members through the COVID-19 crisis, and foster lasting financial wellness for them into the future. This pandemic is having a profound effect on every American’s financial health, and credit unions can position themselves to be the guiding hand that members need right now. We’re going to dive in and explore some of the strategies and opportunities that exist to help your members thrive through the crisis and beyond.Key Takeaways:[01:23] Americans who resisted online banking technology have been forced to use it during the shutdown.  [03:41] The credit unions that focus on helping members get financially healthy through online tools will be a step ahead.  Consistency and clear message when introducing members to online tools is key. [08:44] It is important that the credit union staff embraces the technology updates first. We need all the staff to buy-in and be proficient on the technology so they can help members.[13:16] Interaction and engagement is everything! Many credit unions are engaging members in free challenges and rewards for completing financial education.  continue reading » ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

Wellington-De Soto State Tournament preview….

first_imgby Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — Here are all the things you need to know about the upcoming Wellington vs. De Soto girls state tournament game on Wednesday at 3 p.m.Class 4A Div. 1 Girls Tournament – De Soto (14-8) vs. Wellington (22-0).Ticket prices: K-12 $7, Adults $9. Parking fee: No Charge. Community Pep Rally: 9:15 a.m. in WHS back parking lot. Student bus: $10, leaves at noon . School is dismissed at noon.Follow the game: Internet: Live twitter blogs on this site. Twitter: Follow us at Cueballnewscow. Radio: Garrett Wilson, play-by-play, KLEY-AM 1130. FM: 100.3.  Live stats: KSHSAA will also be providing live results on this site: http://www.kshsaa.org/Public/Basketball/State.cfmHow to get there: If you are driving it will take about 1 hour, 57 minutes for a 122 mile trip. If you take the I-135 route get off on exit 90 and turn right onto Magnolia Road, left on Belmont Blvd. and then left on S. Ohio St. Go 2 miles north before turning left on Midway.Tournament schedule: Wednesday’s gamesWellington (22-0) vs. De Soto (14-8), 3 p.m.Paola (20-2) vs. Abilene (18-4), 4:45 p.m.Bishop Miege (22-0) vs. Andale (10-12), 6:30 p.m.McPherson (20-2) vs. Labette County (20-2), 8:15 p.m.Friday’s semifinalsWellington-De Soto winner vs. Paola-Abilene winner, 3 p.m.Bishop Miege-Andale winner vs. McPherson-Labette County winner, 6:30 p.m.Saturday’s gamesThird place, noonChampionship, 4 p.m.DE SOTO WILDCATSRecord: 14-8.  Coach: Ryan Robie.Kansas Power Index ranking: No. 12.Significant starters: Kristen Saucerman (10.5 points, five rebounds).Julia Johnson (12.5 points, seven rebounds)Mariah Grizzle (13.7 points, 10 rebounds).How they got there: Desoto went 12-8 during the regular season. Five of those losses came against state tournament qualifying teams. The Wildcats lost to Shawnee Mission Northwest, Shawnee Mission West, Silver Lake and Baldwin twice. In the Tonganoxie sub-state, De Soto beat Eudora 52-29 and Atchison 68-33.De Soto (14-8) schedule: De Soto 15 Olathe Northwest 76De Soto 45 Shawnee Mission West 49De Soto 44 Ottawa 37De Soto over EudoraDe Soto 50 Spring Hill 27De Soto vs. LousburgDe Soto 43 Wamego 30De Soto 35 Bonner Springs 21De Soto vs. Basehor-Linwood (no score reporte)De Soto 50 Baldwin 53De Soto 39 Spring Hill 57De Soto 43 Ottawa 29De Soto vs. Eudora (no score reported)De Soto vs. Louisburg (no score reported)De Soto 42 Baldwin 59Sub-state:De Soto 52 Eudora 29De Soto 68 Atchison 33.What Wellington head coach Eric Adams said about De Soto:“They all look alike, 5-9, 5-9, 5-10. Very lanky and disciplined.”Fun facts: This marks De Soto’s first girls state basketball tournament trip in the school’s 32 year history.WELLINGTON CRUSADERSRecord: 22-0.  Coach: Eric Adams.Kansas Power Index ranking: No. 4.Significant starters: Grace Mitchell (21.7 points, 7.5 rebounds).Lauryn Snipes (12.1 points, 4.8 assists.)Tayland French (4.3 points, 7.1 rebounds)Avery Rusk (11.5 points, 1.8 steals).Shayland French (5.7 points, 4.4 rebounds)How they got there: Wellington was undefeated during regular season winning the Kingman and Haven Tournaments, and winning the Ark Valley Chisholm Trail League Div. IV. Wellington defeated Mulvane 58-16 and Rose Hill 46-33 in the sub-state.Wellington (22-0) schedule: Wellington 47 Kingman 41Wellington 55 Conway Springs 35Wellington 56 Sterling 52Wellington 59 Andale 43Wellington 67 Mulvane 32Wellington 69 Collegiate 31Wellington 51 Circle 47Wellington 62 Clearwater 23Wellington 65 El Dorado 27Wellington 53 Chaparral 16Wellington 56 Cheney 44Wellington 47 Goddard 42Wellington 65 Buhler 41Wellington 61 Augusta 44Wellington 46 Winfield 43Wellington 65 Andale 38Wellington 65 Mulvane 46Wellington 60 Collegiate 48Wellington 51 Circle 32Wellington 70 Clearwater 27Sub-state:Wellington 58 Mulvane 16Wellington 46 Rose Hill 33.What Wellington head coach Eric Adams said about Wellington:“We need to enjoy the experience and keep focused between the lines. My daughter (who played on the 2012 state tournament team) said she doesn’t remember anything about the state tournament. It was all a blur. I can say the same thing when I was coaching South Haven. You can’t let the limelight get you.”Fun facts: Of the 128 boys and girls teams in the state tournament, 11 of those high school basketball teams are undefeated including Wellington and Bishop Miege… Wellington has played four state tournament teams this year: Goddard in Class 5A, Andale in 4A Div. 1, Wichita Collegiate in 4A Div. II and Sterling in 3A. Crusaders are 4-0 against those teams… The KPI Index website which uses a formula to determine rankings and predictions, has Wellington finishing fourth at the state tournament. Wellington is predicted to win the first round game against De Soto 52-38, before losing to Paola 53-48 and Labette County 50-49 for third place.Follow us on Twitter. Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! 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Governor Reynolds reacts to Trump’s proposal to impose new tariffs on Mexicao

first_imgDES MOINES — Republican Governor Kim Reynolds says the nation’s southern border needs to be secured, but she says “it cannot be done on the backs of Iowa farmers.”Reynolds says she hopes Trump “rethinks” imposing new tariffs on Mexico — or the new trade agreement is endangered. “We’re at a critical time right now and it’s time sensitive,” Reynolds says. “I was so happy when we finally got the negotiation done to create the USMCA and now we need congress to ratify it.”President Trump’s top trade negotiator sent a formal letter to congress Thursday, signaling the Trump Administration will formally submit the U-S-M-C-A to congress within 30 days. Officials in CANADA took a formal step earlier this week toward ratifying the agreement — before the president threatened new tariffs on Mexico, the other party to the deal.last_img read more