Gulf Beach Lodge held it’s first meeting of 2023 last night (run by the 2022 officers) and words cannot describe how wonderful the evening was for all in attendance. The evening started with a wonderful meal prepared by Brother Bobby Burkett, followed by a presentation to W∴ Steve Johnson of a custom built replica of Gulf Beach Lodge in Legos. The build was done by Janet Knapp and Kendall Yeates, wife and daughter of R∴W∴ Howard Knapp. The design and construction took over 10 months to complete and is accurate down to the actual pictures on the walls.
After this presentation, which was very well received, the brothers went upstairs for the first stated meeting in 2023. Here is what transpired:
- The Master gave his year end report which was met with a standing ovation.
- The craft voted to donate $150.00 to the Shriners Children’s Hospital.
- W∴ David Neville was presented a beautiful plaque of appreciation from the Lodge for his 3 years of dedicated service as Secretary.
- Emeritus members were voted on and accepted for continuation.
- The upcoming Installation this Saturday at 11:00 AM was announced and everyone was encouraged to attend.
- The 2023 Chaplain, W∴ Mark Sawa-Szostak, sat in the Chaplain’s chair and did all the prayers from memory.