Why did many of us join Freemasonry? It was to be a part of building a better community through charitable and fraternal actions. Last night’s meeting was a great example of what Gulf Beach Lodge Masons do in the community, and the Lodge, to build a better world, one small action at a time. Here is what we did.
Remembered our brothers and their families in our prayers, thoughts and cards
Made final plans to deliver Thanksgiving Food Baskets to 11 local families in need
Approved spending $40 each on Christmas Gift Baskets for our sponsored residents at the Masonic Home
Approved donating $100 each for a Christmas Gift Card for our Emeritus Brothers
Made final preparations to volunteer at the Salvation Army Angel Tree on December 7th
A brother made an anonymous donation of $500 for a new Lodge computer
This is what Masonry is about…doing the best good in the community and for our members.
Come out to Lodge tomorrow (Saturday November 23rd) at 8:45 am to help deliver Thanksgiving Holiday Baskets and you will definitely recharge those Masonic batteries.
Tonight thirty-three Masons from as far away as Missouri and Newfoundland welcomed our newest Entered Apprentice Mason, Brother John Richard Patterson II. Congratulations Brother John on your first step in Masonry.
The Lecture was delivered by R∴W∴ Howard Knapp, the Charge by W∴ David Neville, the Lambskin Poem by Br∴ Mark Sawa-Szostak.
Join us at 11:00 am at Seminole Lanes for a Family Bowling Day. The Master will present a turkey to the guy and gal with the highest scores. Come on out for some great fellowship. Seminole Lanes is located at 8668 Park Blvd N. Seminole, FL 33777. MAP
Oktoberfest at Gulf Beach Lodge was a smashing success with nearly fifty Masons, family and friends in attendance! Our Junior Warden, Br. Mark Sawa-Szostak, prepared an entirely homemade meal right down to the German chocolate cake.
Most importantly, we were able to raise a lot of money for our Bikes for Books program run by W. Bob Meeks. Everyone’s donations, either financially or with your time, was much appreciated.
Thirty-three Masons from as far away as Canada attended a wonderful EA Degree at Gulf Beach Lodge last night. In attendance also were District 18 DDGM, Rick Wendling, and sitting Masters Jim Clouser of Star Lodge and John Gicking of Northside Lodge. We welcome Brother Charles “Chip” Cahall as our newest Entered Apprentice Mason.
The members of Northside Lodge also retrieved the Traveling Gavel at the end of the evening. A great time was had by all.
Bring the family and friends and join us from 10:30 am – 1:00 pm at the Florida Railroad Museum located at 12210 83rd St E, Parrish, FL 34219, for a Family Friendly Train Ride, which lasts 80 minutes. The train Departs at 11:00 am and returns at 12:20 pm.