AID FOR JAPAN
Mr François Stifani, EX-Grand Master of the GLNF has written to the WMs to make them aware (as if it was necessary) of the dramatic situation in Japan. He has suggested to Brethren and Lodges to contribute their alms bags from the next Lodge meeting for Japan. This is a most laudable proposition and is to be recommended to each and every Lodge of the GLNF.
However, in the light of the opacity (sorry for the pun !!!) of the accounts of the GLNF and its various satellites we strongly advise WMs who choose to participate in this initiative to send the funds collected directly to the French Red Cross (or any other REGISTERED CHARITY of your choice).
Above all, DO NOT SEND MONEY for furtherance via the GLNF or any of its satellites.