Thursday, May 2, 2019: Stated Meeting

It was a wonderful evening of fellowship and brotherly love last night at Gulf Beach Lodge, here is what we did.

  • The brothers enjoyed a hearty cowboy casserole prepared by the Junior Warden
  • The Master recognized M:.W:. Richard G. Hoover and W:. Bill Sundquist
  • A first time visitor from Alabama was welcomed
  • Cards were sent out to our sick and distressed brothers and family
  • A petitioner was elected to receive the Three Degrees (EA Degree next week)
  • Br:. Steve Johnson received his LOTC I certificate from W:. John Gunter, D18 Chairman of Masonic Education (photo above. Bro. Johnson at right)
  • Our Lodge Scholarship was presented this week to Ms. Kotha of Boca Ciega High School
  • W:. Bob Meeks announced that the bicycles for our Bikes for Books program are purchased
  • The craft donated $100.00 to the Boley Center
  • Br: Craig Hunter is looking into the Lodge volunteering for Keep Pinellas Beautiful
  • Nine members of Nitram Lodge were present to pass on the SMMA Hot Gavel to Gulf Beach Lodge (photo below)

It was a very enjoyable evening and everyone had a great time. Join us next week for the EA Degree, meal at 6:30 PM, degree at 7:30 PM.

Thursday, April 4, 2019: Stated Meeting

What an amazing night of fellowship and brotherly love was demonstrated last night at Gulf Beach Lodge. Thirty-two Masons shared an evening of wonderful Masonic activity. Here is what we accomplished

  • Brother Sawa-Szostak prepared a Spanish meal which was enjoyed prior to the meeting
  • Cards were sent out to our sick and distressed brothers and family
  • A petition was read for the Three Symbolic Degrees
  • W:. Mark Niceley received his Tyler’s pocket name badge from the Master
  • R:.W:. ‘Porky’ presented the Master with a ‘Cane of Distinction’ (photo)
  • It was announced that there were two articles in today’s paper about Gulf Beach Lodge
  • There were two resolutions approved for Honorary Memberships
  • The craft donated $200.00 to the Dystonia Foundation
  • The Lodge donated a $200 bicycle to Orange Grove Elementary School for an essay contest “Why I Love My Country”
  • The craft voted to purchase and donate a US flag to Orange Grove Elementary School
  • The Scholarship Committee selected a winner of the Annual Albert T & Tupper MacMillan Scholarship under the Ernest J. Freeman Scholarship Fund. There were 50 applicants
  • R:.W:. Howard Knapp presented four of the proposed Grand Lodge legislation pieces which were discussed and voted on by the craft present.
  • It was a fantastic evening of brotherhood!
Gulf Beach Masonic Lodge, No. 291, F & A M