Vermont’s “Proud To Be A Mason” Program
Vermont’s “Proud To Be A Mason” program was launched on June 13, 2007, when Brother Calvin K. Keyler was installed as the Most Worshipful Grand Master for the State of Vermont. The program’s coordinator was Cal’s wife, Lady Joanne Keyler. They continued this very successful program for seven years, raising thousands of dollars to help support Vermont’s award winning C.A.R.E. program. Brother Cal and Lady Joanne, knowing the importance of raising awareness as well as funding for C.A.R.E., put so much effort and consideration into this program. They took a lot of pride in their work and well-deserving at that.
Why Should We Support This Program?
We C.A.R.E. about Vermont’s kids. You can support Freemasonry in Vermont and help Vermont’s younger generation stay out of trouble by participating in this program. Profits from the sales of all “Proud To Be A Mason” items go towards our award winning C.A.R.E. Program, which provides training to help school administrators identify children at risk. Some of the risks that they are trained to recognize are substance, sexual, mental and physical abuse, as well as bullying. In addition, these items promote your Lodge and Freemasonry in general to the public. Let people in your community see that you are proud to be a Mason.
Two ways to show your “Proud to be a Mason”
1 – Products
The product line now includes:
- “Proud To Be A Mason” Black Polo shirt
- “Proud To Be A Masonic Lady” Black Polo shirt
- “Proud To Be A Mason” Blue Dress Shirt, with a long or short sleeve option
- “Proud To Be A Mason” Charcoal Fleece Vest (New)
- “Proud To Be A Masonic Lady” Powder Blue Fleece Vest (New)
- “Proud To Be A Mason” Men’s Club House Jacket (New)
All the above items can be customized with your name, as well as your Lodge name and number, or your title of office, if you so desire.
- “Proud To Be A Mason” Cap
- “Proud To Be A Mason” Decals
- “Proud To Be A Mason” Lapel Pin
2 – Vermont Masonic License Plate
You can show your pride as a Vermont Mason by using this license plate on your motor vehicle.
The plate is available to Vermont members of the Grand Lodge of Vermont and features the Masonic emblem on the right side of the plate.
To apply, you must complete form TA-VD-128
(NOTE: This form is downloading from the Vermont Motor Vehicles website!) and submit it to the Registry of Motor Vehicles together with your registration application or pre-printed renewal (if it is your renewal time). You will also need a copy of your current dues card or a letter of authorization from your Lodge Secretary and all necessary fees. There is a one-time fee for the plate, charged by the DMV..
Show your pride in Freemasonry here in our state!
For more information, visit the Vermont DMV site.