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Novato Druids Award More than $3,000 to Local Students, Charity

The Novato Druids Grove No. 113 of the United Ancient Order of Druids have awarded a total of $3,080 to local students and community groups.

These include a $1,000 scholarship to Hannah Sartori, an honor roll graduate of Petaluma High. Hannah will be attending Paul Mitchell Beauty School in San Diego. We are proud of Hannah and wish her much success in her studies.

A $1,000 donation was also made to Blue Star Moms whose important work helps to support of troops overseas.

A matching contribution for a total of $1,080 was donated to the Shriners Children Hospital, a most noble and worthy cause.

Located at 801 Grant Av. the fraternal organization was established in 1899. 

For further information call 898.1393 or visit novatodruids.org.

Kit August 21, 2013 at 10:11 AM
What *EXACTLY* does this Druid organization believe in and practice? Sounds a bit cultish.
Tina McMillan August 22, 2013 at 02:08 PM
"The California Druids are a fraternal organization established in Placerville in 1860. Our mission is to promote knowledge, unity and peace. Currently there are 15 Groves (or lodges) plus the Grand Grove in California. The farthest south is Bakersfield and the farthest north is Point Arena. We normally meet one or two times per month to take care of business obligations and put on dinners or fundraisers. Statewide, the Druids sponsor a scholarship program giving out $20,000 a year. Local community involvement varies depending on local Grove abilities and community needs." http://www.novatodruids.org/Welcome.html
David Jackson August 22, 2013 at 09:34 PM
Thank you Tina for the nice reply to Kit. That's a very good overview. To briefly add a bit more ... we were established to promote harmony and good fellowship. We are apolitical and non-sectarian. We believe in practicing the seven precepts of Merlin (see www.uaod.net). Our grove has been an integral part of life in Novato since being established in 1899. The Druids are also worldwide (see www.igld.org.). Thank you Kit for your inquiry and interest and we hope this information shall allay any cultish concerns. "Knowledge is power" ... the 1st precept.
Tina McMillan August 22, 2013 at 11:53 PM
David: Thank you. I took it from the website. I was impressed reading about the contributions the Druids make to the community.

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