In these uncertain and trying times it is important that we, as Masons, remember our obligation to one another and be ready to help, aid and assist each other where and when possible. Please consider reaching out via phone, email or text to your Lodge brothers in order to keep our fraternal bonds strong!
Also, this is a good time to brush up on your ritual work and perhaps even add a charge or lecture to your arsenal.
Finally, please let the SMMA officers know if you are in need of anything.
Due to the current health concerns regarding Corona Virus, some Masonic Events have been cancelled. Please check this website as well as the SMMA Facebook page for updates. Cancelled so far are the March Masonic Home Board Meeting (Board Members to Attend Only); Pilgrimage Day; D18 Volunteering at Valspar; March 18th SMMA Meeting at Gulf Beach Lodge, March 25th Open Books at Gulf Beach Lodge
The Suncoast Master Mason Association will be manning a booth at the VALSPAR Golf Tournament from Monday March 16th – Sunday March 22nd . Volunteers will man the booth selling food and drinks. This is an all day event that will be split into shifts. Thank you to the members who have volunteered.
The March 18th Master Mason Association Meeting will be held at Gulf Beach Lodge No. 291 (14020 Marguerite Dr. Madeira Beach) with dinner at 6:30 PM and the meeting at 7:30 PM. The meeting is open to all Master Masons within District 18. Join us for an evening of fellowship and brotherly love.
The Masonic Funeral for W∴ Lou Thomas, sitting Master of Pinellas Daylight Lodge, will be on Tuesday November 12th at 11:30 AM at Anderson McQueen Funeral Home, 2201 Dr. MLK Jr. St N., St Petersburg. Memorial Lodge No. 18 will assist Pinellas Daylight Lodge in this service, but all are encouraged to attend and demonstrate our respect for this dedicated Mason.
The District 18 Traveling Gavel didn’t stay long at Gulf Beach Lodge No. 291. It was retrieved on Thursday October 24th during an EA Degree by members of Northside Lodge No. 283. Thirty three Masons enjoyed a wonderful evening.