Gulf Beach Lodge Welcomes our newest Master Mason, Brother Stan Silverstein, who was Raised a Master Mason last night by the Past Masters.
The evening began with a wonderful meal prepared by our Junior Warden, Brother Buck Owens, assisted by brothers Jim Tizzano and David Marrs. Following the meal, the brothers retired upstairs for a wonderful Master Mason Degree.
47 Masons were in attendance for this degree, including 21 Past Masters, from this and other Lodges. The most senior Past Master present was W∴ Don Harriott who was Master of his Lodge in New Jersey in 1963. The most senior Gulf Beach Lodge Past Master in attendance was W∴ Mark Niceley, Master in 1988.
The Lecture was delivered by R∴W∴ Howard Knapp, the Charge by W∴ Mark Sawa-Szostak, and the bible presentation by W∴ Don Harriott.
Tampa Bay Lodge No. 252 presented Brother Silverstein with the District 18 Unity Gavel, which is presented from the newest Master Mason to the next Newest Master Mason.
Brother Jim Tizzano presented Brother Stan with an heirloom Masonic ring.