Charity does not diminish wealth
The Foundation was established in 1969 as the Scottish Masonic Homes of WA Society (Inc).
This Organisation, built over many years, 79 Independent Living Residences in Menora, providing accommodation for both Freemasons and non Freemasons.
In the mid 2000's the Board decided to sell these units and continue its Charity work in other fields.
Thus leading to a relationship with VisAbility (formerly Association For the Blind - Guide Dogs WA) which lasted over 5 years and with Surf Life Saving WA for the past 10 years and is still ongoing today.
The Foundation has expanded its Charity work during the last couple of years to now include other worthwhile causes (i.e. RSLWA, The Lucy Saw Refuge, Scouts WA, Lung Foundation of Australia, Cancer WA to name a few).
Improving the quality of life of all Western Australians through a more a highly visible community practice of the principles and values of Scottish Freemasonry.
ABOUT SCOTTISH FREEMASONRY
Freemasonry is one of the world's oldest secular fraternal organisations comprising a society of men concerned with moral and spiritual values. Membership is open to men of good repute regardless of race or religion the only essential qualification is a belief in a Supreme Being.
For many years Freemasons have followed three great principles, which they believe represent a way of achieving higher standards in all walks of life:
Every Freemason will show tolerance and respect for the opinions of others and behave with kindness and understanding to his fellow beings.
Freemasons are taught to practice charity and to care, not only for their own, but also for the community as a whole, both by charitable giving, and by voluntary efforts and works as individuals.
Freemasons strive for truth, requiring high moral standards and aiming to achieve them in their own lives.
The great principle of relief was historically fulfilled through brethren helping to support and relieve the suffering of fellow Masons and their Widows and Orphans. These acts of kindness and support still continue today and have extended to include support of individuals and organisations within the wider community. For more information about Scottish Freemasonry, our Foundation and how you can become involved in your local Lodge please feel free to contact us.