Conference of Grand Masters
MASONIC CHIP Support Committee: In February 2004 the Conference of Grand Masters of Masons in North America, formally recognized the need to support a methodical generation of identifying items for parents to keep on hand as a safeguard, and then in the event of a missing child, turned over to law enforcement agencies as an aid in recovery and identification. By a vote of 54 out of 58 Grand Masters present, a standing committee was formed known as the MASONIC CHIP SUPPORT COMMITTEE (MCSC).
Our Mission - to support Freemasons Making a Difference in North America utilizing comprehensive MASONIC CHIP, by assisting and encouraging our Masonic Grand Lodges to mobilize the volunteer network, equipment, resources and funding necessary to conduct MasoniCHIP EVENTS in our communities.
Our Goal - to operate MasoniCHIP at a level that any parent wanting to receive in this “free comprehensive service” will find it regularly offered, and raise public awareness concerning the risk of abduction or exploitation that our children now face in today’s society, by providing an opportunity to educate both children and their parents about Abduction Prevention and other SAFE KIDS TIPS.
Conference of Grand Masters of Masons in North America: www.cgmna.org
Masonic Youth Child Identification Program sponsored by the Grand Lodge of Masons in Massachusetts: www.mychip.org
Other Links of Interests
National Center for Missing & Exploited Children (NCMEC): The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC) - recognizes “Comprehensive MASONIC CHIP” as one of the most comprehensive Child Recovery and Identification Programs in the nation providing parents with necessary items to aid law enforcement in recovery, identification of children as well as prosecution of perpetrators.
The National Center continues to lend their strong support to programs that are indeed "comprehensive". They recognize the Freemasons’ dedication to provide the equipment and the volunteer hours necessary to generate completed ID KITs for the parents in our communities, realizing that few parents would take the time to compile such detailed information on their own. They also encourage our Masonic Jurisdictions to operate the “full comprehensive” MASONIC CHIP which necessitates fostering relationships with dental professionals and engaging in the generation of the Toothprints® dental impressions, to aid law enforcement. Toothprints® can aid in identification in cases of fire, plane crashes, earthquakes, or terrorist activities.
Visit the NCMEC at: www.missingkids.com
National Safety Council - "Free" Risk and Tip Sheets viewing & download PDF to print yourself, available during National Safety Month June 2005 at: http://www.nsc.org/nsm/risktip.htm
Connecticut Dental Hygienists' Association
The mission of the Connecticut Dental Hygienists' Association Inc. is to represent the interests of dental hygienists and support the advancement of the dental hygiene profession by promoting the highest clinical, educational and ethical standards and be advocates for the public's total health through prevention and access to quality care.