As announced by the Grand Master, MW Bro [Dr] Gregory H Levenston last Quarterly Communication [10 March 2010], all Lodge Caring Officers will now be known as masoniCare Caring Officers [mCOs] from 31 March 2010.
While role of the curent Caring Officer's will be the same, he will have the full backing of the Grand Lodge's masoniCare Grand Charity. Also a new handbook, educational seminars and a new masoniCare website will be invaluable tools for the upgraded role.
According to the masoniCare website, the masoniCare is the philanthropic arm of the NSW & ACT Freemasons. It "aims to improve the lives of others by providing funding to ‘grass roots’ community organisations which are nominated by local Freemasons."