Thursday December 3, 2020: Stated Meeting & Election of Officers for 2021

A fantastic and very well attended night of Freemasonry last night at Gulf Beach Lodge’s Stated Meeting!

Some highlights:

The following Officers were elected to the 2021 Line: Worshipful Master: Br∴Mark Sawa-Szostak, Senior Warden: Br∴Steve Johnson, Junior Warden: Br∴Joe Sosa, Treasurer: W∴ James Charrette, Secretary: W∴ David Neville.

The following Officers were appointed to the 2021 Line: Senior Deacon: Br∴ Bobby Burkett, Junior Deacon: Br∴Buck Owens, Senior Steward: Br∴Tim Delaney, Chaplain: Br∴ Cozy DeRosa, Marshall: Br∴ Richard Hightower, Tyler: Br∴ Billy Sewell.

A hearty congratulations to all these Brothers for their willingness to serve our Lodge next year!

A petitioner was elected to receive the Three Symbolic Degrees of Freemasonry.

Right Worshipful Mike Rhoades, our current District Deputy Grand Master, was elected to receive an Honorary Membership to Gulf Beach Lodge.

Five members of the Widow’s Sons attended last night’s meeting and Right Worshipful Larry Pomeroy shared Masonic Education on the various activities conducted by the Widow’s Sons including their positive impacts on the Community.

Worshipful Mark Niceley received a Certificate of Proficiency from Br∴Bobby Burkett for completing Master Mason Exams I, II and III.

Our current Worshipful Master, Worshipful Pat Lynch delivered stirring congratulatory remarks on the newly elected and appointed 2021 Officers.

Join us next Thursday for an Entered Apprentice Degree.

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Saturday, November 28, 2020: Lodge Clean Up & Salvation Army Angel Tree Toy Donation

Gulf Beach Lodge took part in the Salvation Army Angel Tree program for the 12th consecutive year at Tyrone Mall. 

Thank you to all the Brothers, friends, and family that helped or stopped by! We had nineteen Brothers and family assisting this year.

The Angel Tree program provides holiday gifts for needy children in the community. It was a very moving experience to see how the community comes together to bring joy to children’s hearts this time of year, even during a pandemic.

Gulf Beach Lodge appreciates the Salvation Army for allowing them to take part in this worthy program and encourages other organizations and individuals to take part in this event in the future.

Saturday, November 21, 2020: Holiday Basket Delivery

After departing the Lodge at 9:00 AM on November 21st, Gulf Beach Lodge members and family carried on our tradition of delivering Thanksgiving meals to twelve less fortunate families and military veterans within Pinellas County.

Thank you to all who have helped support this great cause over the years, and we hope to see you at our next basket delivery in December!

Thursday, November 19, 2020: Stated Meeting

At our Stated Communication on Thursday, November 19th, we had a busy meeting with much good work accomplished! Throughout the evening, the Craft:

Welcomed Worshipful Cory Underwood, a first-time visitor from Tarpon Lodge No. 112.

Presented Br∴ Nils Pete Bengston his certificate and pin for 25 years in the fraternity.

Donated a $100 gift card to Mrs. Lisa Tsotsos, retiring Administrator of the Masonic Home of Florida, in honor of her service and dedication to the home and its residents.

Donated $100 to Grand Master’s Charity (Masonic Home of Florida).

Donated $100 to First Lady’s Project.

Worshipful Kirk Hinote gave an outstanding talk on Public Education and Citizenship.

As a reminder, the Lodge will be dark next Thursday, November 26th, for Thanksgiving. Our next meeting will be our Stated Communication and Officer elections on December 3rd.

Gulf Beach Masonic Lodge, No. 291, F & A M