Ari Fleischer to Speak to D.C. Freemasons

Scottish Rite to hear how former W.H. Press Secretary overcame childhood lisp and story of success in life.

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Arlington, VA (Vocus) June 14, 2008

The Freemasons of the Nation’s Capital as a joint function of The Grand Lodge of Free And Accepted Masons of the District of Columbia and The D.C. Scottish Rite announce that former White House Press Secretary and best-selling author Ari Fleischer is to speak at the D.C. Scottish Rite Center Auditorium, 7:30pm on June, 24th 2008.

The gathering is to celebrate and promote the D.C. Scottish Rite Center for Childhood Language Disorders. First opened in 1989 and dedicated by then First Lady Barbara Bush, the center has provided free care for children with language disabilities for 17 years. Care has increased to over 3,000 children annually from 2003 to present day. Scottish Rite Freemasonry provides this free health care nationwide and the D.C. Scottish Rite center specializes in helping those with stuttering. The center also provides bi-lingual education. Members of the press are invited to attend the speaking event as well as tour the center. The speaking event is scheduled for 30 minutes.

As the world’s oldest and largest fraternal society with more than half of its membership residing in the United States, Freemasonry has a rich history of involvement in the founding of America and her development for over two hundred and fifty years. Charity, specifically effecting health care of our community’s children, is just one of the many public faces of Freemasonry.

For more information, or if you would like to attend, please contact Matt Keller - Director of Communications at 202-631-6579.

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