Thursday, November 7, 2019: Stated Meeting

It was a great evening of fellowship and Freemasonry last night at Gulf Beach Lodge, where thirty Masons from as far away as Newfoundland were in attendance. Here is what was accomplished.

  • The brothers enjoyed a fantastic beef stew prior to the meeting
  • R∴H∴ Tom Quay was introduced and welcomed
  • Cards were sent to our sick and distressed members
  • R∴W∴ Howard Knapp gave Masonic Education on the sanctity and high importance of the Secret Ballot
  • Br∴ Billy Sewell was elected into membership
  • A petitioner was elected to receive the Three Symbolic Degrees
  • Br∴ Bobby Burkett was presented his renewed Silver Card by the District Instructor
  • W∴ Dick Sansom earned his renewed silver card which will be presented at a later date
  • Br∴ Tasos Oureilidis received his Master Mason Certificate
  • A member was placed on Emeritus Status
  • $1,100 was approved for Eleven families who will receive Thanksgiving Food Baskets from our Lodge
  • It was reported that our Oktoberfest raised $1, 177.29 for the Bikes for Books Program
  • The Lodge donated $100 to the Tampa Bay Crisis Center

Please join us next Thursday for an EA Degree.

Gulf Beach Masonic Lodge, No. 291, F & A M