York L.O.L. 145 is involved in several projects, outlined here.
'Brethren in Arms' - An ongoing project, and theme for this 2008 Twelfth of July celebrations to mark the contribution of members of the Loyal Orange Institutions in military and civil policing service at home and abroad. A website is to be launched soon hosting video recorded interviews with distinguished brethren and historians and reading information.
The Loyal Orange Songbook - A collection of songs for Unionists, Orangemen, Loyalists and Ulster Patriots. Available in an online format. Made in conjunction with Kinallen Purple Star LOL 247, Rising Sons of William (Queen's) LOL 1845, and us at York.
The Royal York Website - An ongoing project, creating a community based website for the lodge.
The Saintfield Festival - A yearly festival, involving a large input from York, Cross of St. Patrick (LOL 688) and local saintfield lodges, as well as Down District Council and the Ulster-Scots Agency. Overseen by the York Island Arts and Heritage Association.
The Orangefest Inititive - The Lodge has been heavily involved in changing the face of the main 12th day processions in Belfast, specifically in the addition of Floats, and of a more organised atmosphere at the field.
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