Are You Going To Chip Your Kids? – Conference of Grand Masters of North America Recognizes Masonic Chip - chip-rfid

Are You Going To Chip Your Kids?

The Conference of Grand Masters of North America Recognizes MasoniCh.I.P. Ontario - MasoniChIP Service Award 2013On Feb 18, at the Conference of Grand Masters of North America, the Grand Lodge of Canada in the Province of Ontario was presented with an Outstanding Service Award by Masonichip International.

It is reported that: To date, this programme has enabled over 51,000 Child Identification Kits to be produced in Ontario for parents and guardians.


The National Center for Exploited and Missing Children in the United States, states:

“MasoniCh.I.P. is one of the most comprehensive child
recovery and identification programs in the nation.”

There are many around the States and Canada. The State of Maine’s Grand Lodge even has there our domain name and website for their CHIP Program.

Grand Lodge of Maine – Ancient Free and Accepted Masons

About the Masonic Child Identification Programs

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia 
 Masonic Child Identification Programs (CHIP) are a charitable initiative by North American Masonic lodges to aid in the identification and recovery of missing children. CHIP programs are supported monetarily at the Grand Lodge level, and are staffed by volunteers from subordinate lodges as well as law enforcement and dental professionals.

The CHIP programs allow parents the opportunity to create a kit of identifying materials for their child, free of charge. The kit contains a fingerprint card, a physical description, a video, computer disk, or DVD of the child, a dental imprint, and a DNA sample. The purpose of the kit is to provide critical information to the public and to law enforcement in the event that a child goes missing. The program has been lauded by the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children.[1]

The videotape or DVD, besides capturing appearance and voice, includes questions tailored toward the child’s age group and can assist in finding children who might be missing for other reasons besides abduction.

The Masonic Child ID Program has been referenced by state and local law enforcement agencies as their model for establishing this service. The difference between Masonic CHIP and others is that municipal and law enforcement agencies typically place all data that is collected (including fingerprints) into a database. The Masonic Child ID Program operates with strict confidentiality, with all data on portable computers being removed from systems immediately after the DVD data has been written. If a DVD or video is lost by a parent or guardian, they can simply have another created free of charge by attending another Masonic Child ID event. - chips

The following is from the “Governing Body”Masonichip International, made up of a Conference of Grand Masters of Masons hand picked board.



“Masonichip International is a 501(c)(3) public charity and resource for espousing Child Safety Education and assisting Masonic Safety Identification Program Events across North America. We are recognized by the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children and are a featured partner on their TAKE 25 Campaign…“Take 25 minutes for Child Safety.”

Our voting member, the Conference of Grand Masters of Masons in North America, elects our eleven-member Board of Directors to manage our affairs. Each volunteers their time, energy and expertise to serve. We have no paid employees and 100% of all donations goes toward collaboration, consultation, and communication events and services for our member Masonic Grand Lodges, partner organizations and the general public.”

So,  Are You Going To Chip Your Kids?

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