Reading Time: < 1 minute More than 60 children receive speech and language services through the center’s Rite Care Clinic, according to Pam Holland, chair of the university’s Department of Communication Disorders. Holland said she was initially worried about how the global pandemic would affect their ability to continue to provide scholarships for children and families who need it most.
Reading Time: 2 minutes One of the many casualties of Covid-19 and the lockdown has been charitable organisations such as Freemasonry.With gatherings not permitted, the social aspect of such organisations was the first to be suspended, but the philanthropic work carries on. Ruapehu Masonic District Grand Master Ash Williamson says Freemasonry New Zealand responded immediately to the pandemic.
Reading Time: 6 minutes This is the remarkable story of a hero and Freemason, Squadron Leader Sydney (Syd) Clayton DSO, DFC and Bar, DFM. It is a story of unimaginable heroism; one of unparalleled devotion to service for his country, and ultimately, of heart-breaking tragedy. Sydney Clayton completed 145 operational sorties as a pilot and navigator (100 as a navigator and 45 as a pilot) during World War II. An average of 30 operational flights was considered to be highly impressive and Sydney Clayton was known as one of the most prolific British airmen of WW II. Following his formidable service, he joined Rectitude Lodge of Blackpool No 4122.