Thursday, January 13, 2022: Entered Apprentice Demonstration Degree

This will be the first degree of 2022 under the leadership of our new officers. There will be a meal of pizza beforehand at 6:30 pm.

We look forward to seeing you and sharing in some wonderful fellowship. The degree starts promptly at 7:30 pm.

If you are a first-time visitor, please read the Information for Visitors page on this website.

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Saturday, January 8, 2022: Installation of Officers

Gulf Beach Lodge No . 291, held its 72nd Installation of Lodge Officers yesterday. We congratulate the officers installed for 2022. The installation team was R∴W∴ Howard Knapp, installing officer; W∴ Mark Sawa-Szostak, installing marshal; W∴ Oscar Salazar, installing chaplain; and W∴ Joe Finocchiaro, installing musician. We say a special Thank You! to the members of the Gulf Beach OES chapter who prepared the refreshments. The new officers are listed at the Officers 2022 page. Here are some photos from the evening:

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Thursday, January 6, 2022: Stated Meeting

It was a great night of Freemasonry last night, and the last meeting for our 2021 Officers — here is what was accomplished:

-The craft enjoyed a southwestern casserole prepared by Br∴ Bobby Burkett.
-Br∴ Jim Wittstruck reported on the success of the Bengston Holiday Food Basket Program.
-Br∴ Joe Sosa reported on the success of the recent Master’s Roast and that $400 was raised for our Charity Fund.
-W∴ Oscar Salazar reported that the property clean-up at one of our elderly brother’s house was completed and that we will be going back to do some exterior painting in February.
-Two members were added to our Emeritus Member list.
-The craft donated $100 from our Charity Fund to Oakhurst Elementary School in honor of W∴ Mark Sawa-Szostak.
-W∴ Mark Sawa-Szostak gave his year end report which was met with a standing ovation.
-It was announced that the Lodge will be hosting the Suncoast Master Mason Association meeting on Jan 19th with a dinner at 6:30 pm.
-It was announced that this Saturday is our 2022 Lodge officer Open Installation at 11:00 am.

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Thursday, December 30, 2021: Roast the Master Dinner

The lodge will hold a “Roast the Master” dinner at 6:30 pm. The Master thinks it will be a prime rib dinner and the suggested donation is $10.00 per person. This event is open to families. So, put together your best material and plan to come out and roast the Master!

W∴ Master Mark Sawa-Szostak
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