SMMA Hot Gavel Delivered to Tampa Bay Lodge No. 252 by Gulf Beach Lodge No. 291

Members of Gulf Beach Lodge No. 291 enjoyed a wonderful Master Mason degree on Saturday June 16th at Tampa Bay Lodge No. 252. It was also an opportunity for Gulf Beach Lodge to present them with the SMMA Hot Gavel. The purpose of the gavel is to promote visitation between lodges. A wonderful time was had by all in attendance.

Hot Gavel 2018


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District Deputy Grand Master Visits Pinellas Daylight Lodge

Today was the first official visit of District Deputy Grand Master Matthew Winters of the Great 18th Masonic District. R:. W:. Winters accompanied by the District Instructor, R:.H:. Tom Quay, and his committeeman visited Pinellas Daylight Lodge No. 385 in St. Petersburg. A great time was had by all.34791201_1907780592845289_1080172511028576256_n

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2018 Grand Lodge Legislation Meeting

When | Wednesday April 4th, 2018

Where | Star Lodge No. 78

Time | 7pm

Print and bring your copy of the Legislation.  There will be copies available but you can not keep or write in them.

Light Snacks and Beverages will be available.

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SAT., APRIL 14th

9:00 AM – 1:00 PM


Dunedin Lodge No. 192

93 Oakwood Dr.,  Dunedin FL.

Master Masons only


This is the new version of Master Mason Exams, so this should be a good event to get caught up on the new courses.

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District 18 MLT

I wanted to send you this information letting you know there will be an MLT Event on 4/28/18.  This will cover sections 1 through 6.  Below is the detail:
Date: Saturday, 4/28/18
Time:  9:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Location:  Clearwater Lodge No. 127
Subjects covered:
    1. Lodge Officers Training
    2. Worshipful Master
    3. Planning Your Year
    4. Becoming Worshipful Master
    5. Running Your Lodge
    6. Lodge Communication
We have had good participation in the past and look forward to good input from the participants.  Please pass on to your members as you see fit.
Frank Gaughen
MLT Committeeman

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District Deputy Grand Master Roast

This is the event we have been waiting for – the District Deputy Grand Master Roast. Below is the information concerning this, and as in previous years, it is a great time.

Date: Monday, April 30, 2018
Time: 6:30 PM
Location: Quaker Steak and Lube
10400 49th St. N
Clearwater, FL 33762

This is the time we pay our “respects” to RW Whitmyer and if you like, RW Sunquist DI. So please bring any stories you have, any pictures, and especially any videos and they will be welcomed! As this is a family event, please bring your Ladies. As I mentioned, this is a fun event and we look forward to seeing you.


Frank Gaughen
Suncoast Master Mason Association

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Suncoast Master Mason Association Bi-Monthly Meeting

Suncoast Master Mason Association meeting hosted by Sutherland Lodge, being held at Dunedin Lodge.

Wednesday, March 21st

Supper at 6:30pm
Meeting at 7:30pm

All Master Masons welcome

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District 18 – Masonic Leadership Training (MLT) | March 24th


I wanted to send you this email letting you know that the next Masonic Leadership Training will be taking place on March 24, 2018. This program has been very well received by new Masons as well as seasoned Masons. Below is the information:

Date: Saturday, 3/24/18
Time: 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Location: Clearwater Lodge No. 127
Subjects Covered:
7. Petitions and Investigating Committees
8. Communications
9. Finances and Budget
10. Membership
11. Lodge Renewal
12. Ritual
13. Service
14. Event Organization
15. Additional Programs

This is the second half of the modules that were covered in the 11/4/17 Training. As we are getting into the 2018 year, these are good subjects to get your officers up to speed on. Any Master Mason is welcomed and please bring your dues card. Please pass on to your members as you see fit.


Frank Gaughen
Masonic Leadership Training Committeeman
District 18

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Final Pilgrimage Day Meeting

The Final Pilgrimage Day Meeting will be held at the Masonic Home Front Board Room on Wednesday February 28 at 7:00 PM.
Also, if anyone has generators and/or extension cords please bring them on the day of the event.

We are asking for volunteers to help on the following days:

Friday March 16th @ 6:30 PM at the Home
Saturday March 17th @ 8:00 AM to help set up and then at 2:00 PM for clean up.

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Pilgrimage Day | March 17th, 2018

Please pass this on to your Lodges as you see fit.  Pilgrimage Day is fast approaching on March 17, and with all of us working together, we can make this a great success.
If you can help with any of the activities, please contact the Brothers below:
BBQ Cook Off – Glen Bishop –
Table Rentals – David Webster –
Car Show – Reed Rue –
Thank you in advance.  All the best.
Frank Gaughen
Suncoast Master Mason Association

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