The Far East Masonic Association of Charity (FEMAC) is not a charity itself. It is a Masonic charity-clearing house and is managed professionally. It costs HKFEMBFC HKD15,000 per month in fees, which it pays as a service to all Hong Kong freemasons.
If a Lodge or a brother wishes to make a donation to any charity, Masonic or otherwise, he needs merely to draw a cheque for the required amount payable to FEMAC and write on the back of the cheque the intended recipient(s). The cheque can be left in the FEMAC box at Zetland Hall.
Because FEMAC has a charitable status - and the Inland Revenue Department renewed this in August 2000 - it will issue a receipt for monies received. This receipt is recognised by the Inland Revenue Department for tax purposes.
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