Twelfth Annual Suncoast Master Mason Shoot

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by | July 22, 2021 · 3:04 pm

Shrimp Boil October 30th

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by | June 29, 2021 · 12:56 pm

Masonic Education Workshop

Event: 
Masonic Education Workshop
Location: 
Clearwater Lodge No. 127
Date and Time: 
Saturday November 6th from 10:00AM to 12:00 PM.
Audience: 
All Masons are welcome but geared more specifically to current and future Worshipful Master’s and  the Lodge’s Masonic Education Committee members. 
Subject: 
Present and discuss the Masonic Education resources available from the Grand Lodge of Florida, Review the Masonic Education Reporting requirements of Florida Lodges, and review the point system requirements for qualifying Lodge’s to receive the Masonic Education Achievement Award.
Contact: 
Brother Bobby Burkett, District 18 Masonic Education Chairman, email:bobby.burkett@gmail.com, phone: 727-204-5027

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If you have SYMPTOMS

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by | September 8, 2021 · 7:54 am

Fraternal Reminder

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by | September 8, 2021 · 7:53 am

Let Your Pennies Make Good Cents

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by | September 8, 2021 · 7:52 am

Proposed Legislation

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by | September 8, 2021 · 7:51 am

August Monthly Mail

The Grand Master has requested that you print and post the attached sign concerning COVID. The sign will also be included in the Monthly Mail on the website.

**The Table Lodge that Springs Lodge No. 378 has scheduled for September 25, 2021 is SOLD OUT**

*GMOV District 14 is at capacity and is not taking any more RSVP’s*

Holyrood Lodge No. 257 Charity Golf Tournament Canceled – Due to the increase in Covid infections and in an abundance of caution, Holyrood Lodge No. 257 has cancelled its charity golf tournament on Oct. 9, 2021.

Cypress Lodge No. 295 has an organ in working order that they would be glad to donate to another Lodge in need. They only would have to pick it up in Naples. We have three and would like to make more room in our Lodge. Please contact worshipful-master@cypresslodge.org to make arrangements.

Haines City Lodge No. 219 is in need of 3 high back chairs to go with the renovation they made to their Lodge Room. If any Lodge has extra they would like to get rid of please contact the Secretary W:. Paul Wilson at flkinkeeper@aol.com

Zephyr Lodge No. 198 is looking for a picture of the sheaf of wheat suspended near a waterfall for their Lodge. If you have an extra one, please contact W:. Jim Marko, jmarko327@gmail.com

Selama Grotto St. Petersburg is in need of 2 high back chairs for their Lodge Room. If any Lodge has extra they would like to get rid of please contact the Secretary W:. Bruce Ward at blward3@gmail.com

GRAND LODGE MARKETING REIMBURSEMENT PROGRAM **PLEASE SCROLL TO THE BOTTOM FOR INFORMATION ON THE NEXT ZOOM MEETINGS**

The Bulletin of changes to the various directories is attached to this email and not posted to the website.

Please visit the following link on the website for the Grand Master’s Calendar http://grandlodgefl.com/glf_calendar.html

Please go to our website to download or view the August Monthly Mail:    http://grandlodgefl.com/glfl_monthlymail.html

You will find the following items included in the Grand Lodge August Monthly Mail on the website:

  1. Corporate Board Minutes for July
  2. Board of Trustees Minutes for July
  3. Grand Master’s Directive No. 5 – Suspending Stated Communications due to COVID
  4. Grand Master’s Directive No. 6 – COVID Safety
  5. COVID Sign to Print and Post
  6. Flyer on Harbor City Table Lodge on October 12, 2021
  7. Flyer on Masonic Youth Fundraiser by Zara Grotto on December 4, 2021
  8. Flyer on Cruise Raffle sponsored by Hialeah-Opa Locka Lodge No. 391
  9. Flyer on Fundraiser Supper for the Deputy Grand Master in Brooksville on January 22, 2022
  10. Flyer on Orange Blossom Lodge No. 80 Steak Night on October 16, 2021

See June Monthly Mail for the following:

2021 Secretaries and Treasurers Seminars – Registration information and form

Flyer on 100 Master Mason Meeting on September 29, 2021 at Hastings Lodge No. 183

Flyer on Shrimp Boil Fundraiser on October 30, 2021 in Largo

Flyer on Annual Washington, D.C. trip December 2-5, 2021

See July Monthly Mail for the following:

            Order Form for 2022 Dues Notices and Dues Cards

            Nomination Form for Election of Lodge Officers

            Flyer on Grand Master’s Homecoming – October 2, 2021

            Flyer on 100 Mason Night at Leesburg Lodge No. 58 – September 30, 2021

            Flyer on Arts and Crafts Show at DeSoto Lodge No. 105 – October 2, 2021

GRAND LODGE MARKETING REIMBURSEMENT PROGRAM

Our Grand Master, M:.W:. Jeff Foster, is asking that as many Lodges as possible take part in the Grand Lodge Marketing Reimbursement Program (GLMRP). Please get your Lodge Officers involved in this meeting. Everyone is invited to take part. Please see below for Zoom Meeting information for the next 2 meetings.


You are invited to a Zoom meeting.
When: Sep 8, 2021 06:30 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
Register in advance for this meeting:
See Monthly Mailing
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.


You are invited to a Zoom meeting.
When: Sep 29, 2021 05:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
Register in advance for this meeting:
See Monthly Mailing
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

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OBITUARY FOR RICHARD E. CASPER

Richard E. “Dick” Casper of Dunedin, FL, formerly of Peoria, IL, passed away at 5:20 A.M., August 29, 2021 in Largo, Florida). He was born April 22, 1937 in Peoria, to Clyde M. and Vera K. Casper. He married Patricia U. Fehr on July 20, 1974 in San Jose, CA. She preceded him in death on July 23, 2019. Surviving are stepsons, Michael (Carolyn) Fehr, of San Jose, CA, Daniel (Susan) Fehr of Redding, CA, and Thomas (Jennifer) Fehr of Dunedin, FL. Six step grandchildren, Jenny, Becky, Ben, Stacey, Leslie, Nolan, and seven great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents and infant sister.

Dick was an Orchestra instructor in the Peoria Public Schools for 31 years retiring in 1991. He attended school in Peoria and graduated from Peoria High, where he later taught for 22 years. He maintained a private string studio as well. He attended Illinois Wesleyan and Bradley Universities, receiving his Bachelor and Master of Music Education degrees. Dick was a 63 year member and officer of Temple Lodge #46 AF&AM and the Peoria Valley Scottish Rite. He was a 58 year member of Mohammed Shrine, where he conducted the “Chanter” choral unit for 24 years. He also volunteered as a van driver for the Shriners Hospitals for Children. After moving to Florida, he was presented with an honorary membership in Dunedin Masonic Lodge #192 , serving on the Acacia Committee and as Tyler. He also received an honorary membership in Clearwater #127 Lodge and served as Tyler. Dick was a member of Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia Music Fraternity, and Blue Key National Honor Society. He served as Orchestra Division Vice President and All State Equipment Manager for the Illinois Music Educator’s Association, receiving their Distinguished Service Award in 1992. He was a 22 year volunteer escort at Proctor Hospital in Peoria. He volunteered at WCBU as a radio reader as well as answering phones for their fund raising campaigns. In Florida he was a member of the Pinellas Community and Pinellas Park Civic Orchestras as well as a volunteer at Curtis Fundamental Elementary School.

Dick counseled at the Illinois Wesleyan Summer Music Camps for 22 years. He played violin and viola in the Peoria Symphony Orchestra, retiring after 50 years of service. During his musical career he played in many venues in and around central Illinois. He enjoyed gathering with other musicians in their homes to play chamber music. He directed children’s, youth and adult choirs for many years at Peoria’s First United Methodist Church, where he was a life long member. In Florida he attended Northwood Presbyterian Church where he was a member of the Chancel and handbell choirs.

Dick and Pat enjoyed many years of camping with close friends. He enjoyed golf, backpacking, fishing, gardening and traveling. They both looked forward to attending the Peoria Municipal Band concerts and the Metamora, IL Friday concerts every summer. They wintered for 13 years in Harlingen, TX before relocating to Florida to be near family. He adored his grandchildren and spent as much time with them as he could.

Cremation rites have been accorded. Holloway Funeral Home in Oldsmar is assisting the family with arrangements. You will be notified of a Masonic service that will be held at Dunedin Lodge at a later date. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be directed to Shriners Hospitals for Children, Peoria’s First United Methodist Church music ministry, Clearwater’s Northwood Presbyterian Church music ministry, or the Peoria Symphony Orchestra.

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Clearwater Lodge No. 127 Labor Day Open House

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by | August 30, 2021 · 7:12 am

Zone 4a MLT Workshop

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by | August 25, 2021 · 3:15 pm

Trap Shoot Challenge | August 31

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by | August 19, 2021 · 2:59 pm