Twenty-nine Masons from as far away as Wisconsin and Rhode Island joined other members and visitors at Gulf Beach Lodge last night for an evening of fellowship and education. R:.W:. Howard Knapp gave a talk on the symbolism within the Entered Apprentice Degree. A great time was had by all.
Join us in welcoming our newest Entered Apprentice at Gulf Beach Lodge No. 291. Brother Alexander Rolinitis was initiated last night at a flawless degree conferred by the Lodge officers. The lecture was delivered by R:.W:. Howard Knapp, the Charge by W:. David Neville and the Lambskin Poem by Br:. Mark Sawa-Szostak.
Welcome Brother Alexander to the greatest fraternity in the world!
It was an outstanding night of friendship and brotherly love last night at Gulf Beach Lodge. Prior to the Lodge meeting the officers rendered solemn Masonic Funeral Services for W:. CD Kennedy at the Bay Pines National Cemetery. The officers then made a quick change from funeral attire to Hawaiian shirts for the Hawaiian Shirt Night at the Lodge. The Junior Warden, Mark Sawa-Szostak prepared a great dinner with the assistance of his kitchen crew.
After dinner the brothers retired upstairs for a night of Masonic Education. The meeting started with the brothers present considering five of the legislation proposals for the upcoming Grand Lodge Communication in May.
Next, R:.W:. Howard Knapp gave a short talk on Prince Hall Freemasonry, its roots and heritage. There were many good questions and comments.
Finally, Brother Mark Sawa-Szostak won the Hawaiian shirt contest and presented a Masonic stein by the Master. It was a great evening enjoyed by all in attendance.
Join us with your family for a night of celebration on Friday April 19th for our 69th Anniversary as a chartered Masonic Lodge. Dinner will be served at 6:30 PM followed by a short talk by R:.W:. Howard Knapp on our Lodge’s fifteen founding fathers (charter members), who they were as men and masons, and how they created our Lodge.
The meal will be prepared by our very own chef, Brother Mark Sawa-Szostak, and will be Fresh baked tuna with a tomato relish, Rice pilaf with golden raisins and cashews, sautéed spinach, dessert will be a lemon blueberry cake.
Forty-five Masons from as far away as Sweden and Newfoundland attended the Fellow Craft Degree at Gulf Beach Lodge last night. Prior to the Degree the brothers enjoyed a steak dinner prepared by Junior Warden Mark Sawa-Szostak.
Brother Tasos John Oureilidis was passed to the Degree of Fellow Craft in very fine fashion by the officers of the Lodge. The Winding Stairs Lecture was delivered by R:.W:. Howard Knapp and the Charge by Brother Bobby Burkett II.