A Great Visit with the DDGM

It was a great night at Gulf Beach Lodge last night as we welcomed R∴W∴ Michael St-Laurent for his Official Visit. Accompanying him were R∴H∴ Joe Griffith, District Instructor, and the District 18 Committeemen.

The evening began with a wonderful Pulled Chicken BBQ dinner prepared by our Junior Warden, Br∴ Tim Delaney, and the Stewards, Br∴ Jim Tizzano and Br∴ Brian Marshall.

Here are some things that went on during the meeting –

  • R∴W∴ Michael St-Laurent was given Grand Honors and presented an honorary membership to Gulf Beach Lodge and a commemorative Lodge “Stanley” mug.
  • Br∴ Dagoberto Cruz returned his EA catechism in fine manner.
  • The brothers present collected $43 for the Let Your Pennies Make Good Cents.
  • The craft voted to make our late brother, W∴ John R. Cone, a Memorial Perpetual Member
  • The craft donated $250 to the Empowered Parent, Inc. Charity
  • The Lodge’s new Logo Flag was presented to the Master and will fly outside Lodge.
  • The craft approved spending $300 to re-paint the upstairs Lodge room
  • Members of Tampa Bay Lodge presented us with the “Hot Gavel”, the purpose of which is to promote visitation between Lodges.
  • Each of the District Committeemen present spoke briefly about his committee.
  • R∴W∴ St-Laurent gave the Grand Master’s message, which was met with a standing ovation.
  • R∴W∴ Howard Knapp gave the closing charge.
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Gulf Beach Masonic Lodge, No. 291, F & A M