August 14, 2020
Dear Gulf Beach Lodge Brothers,
We hope this communication finds you and your family safe, happy, and healthy during these uncertain times of pandemic. Our Lodge has been dark since March 19th due to Covid-19, an unprecedented five months, and we have been anxiously awaiting the opportunity to safely reopen our doors. It is my belief that we have arrived at a time that we can open our Lodge for meetings, but with some restrictions. It is my plan to hold two stated communications (business meetings) in September, one on the 3rd and the other on the 17th starting at 7:30 PM and one EA Degree (pending ballot) on the 24th (there will be no meeting on September 10th).
With our membership’s health being our main concern, we will be implementing certain precautionary actions to ensure that we stay within CDC, State and Local recommendations for interaction during the Corona Virus.
Our Lodge room is small, so we are asking you to wear a mask while inside (the mask must cover nose and mouth) , maintain a six foot social distancing between brothers, use the provided hand sanitizer upon entering the building. Refrain from handshaking. There will be no meal or refreshments served, however, bottled water is available.
Since our space is limited we ask that you notify the Secretary, David Neville, by email or phone 727-452-5776 (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you are planning to attend either, or both, meetings (if attending only one meeting, please specify which one). This will give us an idea of any further precautions that we may have to consider.
Brothers, if you are feeling sick and/or have someone in your circle who is sick or has tested positive for Covid-19, we respectfully ask that you not attend the Lodge meeting in order to protect the health of our membership.
Finally, our Grand Master, Tommy Turlington, is hopeful that things will soon return to normal and Florida Masons can once again meet on the level as we did before the Corona Virus. Until then we are united in doing all we can to keep our members safe.
Respectfully and Fraternally,
Patrick Lynch, Worshipful Master