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.
It was a wonderful Family Night event last night at Gulf Beach Lodge! Our Junior Warden, Mark Sawa-Szostak, along with his kitchen crew, provided a very delicious BBQ rib dinner with all the traditional sides.
Following dinner the Lodge recognized Phillip Lynch for earning a Gold Medal in the recent Special Olympics, and also on his 25 years of employment at Taco Bell. Gulf Beach Lodge recently made a donation to the local Special Olympics organization in honor of Phillip.
Finally, everyone retired upstairs for a free-showing of the Pirates of the Caribbean Movie on the big screen.
Forty-eight Masons enjoyed a wonderful dinner followed by an excellent Master Mason degree at Gulf Beach Lodge. We congratulate Brother Gregg Pappas on being raised a Master Mason. Brother Robert Guthrie, the newest Master Mason from Northside Lodge, presented Brother Pappas the District 18 Unity gavel. The lecture was delivered by R:.W:. Howard Knapp and the Charge by Br:. Mark Sawa-Szostak. Also attending was M:.W:. Gerald Sharpe, Past Grand Master of New Jersey.