Thursday, March 24, 2022: Fellow Craft Degree

Following a fantastic meal prepared by our Junior Warden, Br ∴ Bobby Burkett, forty-four members and visitors enjoyed a courtesy Fellow Craft Degree for brothers Mohammed Shaker and Joshua Satvrakoglou from St. Petersburg Lodge No. 139. Besides St. Pete Lodge members in attendance, we had brothers from Northside Lodge and Star Lodge and visitors from as far away as Huguenot Lodge No. 377 in Kutztown PA. We were also honored to have our District Deputy Grand Master, R∴W∴ James Charrette, and District Instructor, R∴W∴ Rick Wendling, in attendance.

The lecture was delivered by R∴W∴ Howard Knapp and the Charge by Br∴ Joe Sosa.

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March 17, 2022: Stated Meeting

It was an excellent night of Masonry at Gulf Beach Lodge, here is some of the things that went on.

  • The Junior Warden, Br∴ Bobby Burkett, prepared a great Irish meal before the meeting.
  • Thirty-seven members and visitors shared in warm fellowship
  • R∴W∴ Jim Charrette was in attendance and recognized
  • Br∴ Marshall Wood returned his EA catechism in fine fashion and will receive his FC degree next Thursday.
  • Twelve Nitram Lodge members were in attendance, including first-time visitors.
  • A first-time visitor from Three Pillars Lodge, No 192, Orillia, Ontario, was introduced and welcomed.
  • Karolis Kirmelevicius and Karolis Sematovicius received recognition and certificates for donating their time and labor to help build a ramp at the home of one of our brothers.
  • The craft donated $150.00 to adopt Ms. Heather McShane’s classroom at Starkey Elementary.
  • The Lodge collected $1,064.00 to be sent to the Grand Lodge of Ukraine for support of our brothers there.
  • Nitram Lodge members presented Gulf Beach Lodge with the District 18 Hot Gavel. The purpose of the gavel is to promote visitation within District 18.
(L-R) Lukas Vanagaitis, Karolis Kirmelevicius, Karolis Sematovicius, Steve Johnson
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Thursday, March 10, 2022: DDGM Official Visit

Thirty members and visitors at Gulf Beach Lodge No. 291 enjoyed a wonderful official visit of our District Deputy Grand Master, R∴W∴ James Charrette. A delicious traditional Greek meal was prepared beforehand by Br∴ Brian Marshall’s wife, Dee. In attendance with R∴W∴ Charrette were nine District Committeemen and our District Instructor, R∴W∴ Rick Wendling. Everyone enjoyed a great evening of fellowship and brotherly love. 

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