The Honorable Grand Master Award for Special Needs
The Honorable Grand Master Award for Special Needs (HGMASN) is an award given to a person or group who has gone above and beyond to assist other(s) in need. This award recognizes the goodness in mankind and sheds light on the fact that we can make a difference in others lives.
The HGMASN award is overseen by the Order Public Relations and Social Affairs. The Honorable Grand Master Award for Special Needs Chairman shall always be chaired by a member of the Order with a Co-Chairman who is not part of the Order this would foster a partnership with our Order and the communities we serve. The committee itself shall be a mixture of members from the Order and others leaders within the given areas. This program can only be active in areas where there is an Odd Fellows Lodge or Household of Ruth.
The Order shall form partnerships with other organizations within the area such as: Churches, Tents, Fraternal Organizations, Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW), City Council, County Council, American Legion, Disabled American Veterans (DAV), National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), Businesses, and other Community Organizations. The donation of non-perishable goods, food, and monetary offerings to establish and recognize organizations.