D18 Open Ritual Books Wednesday December 19th at Clearwater Lodge No. 127

Brothers,

Join us from 7:00-9:00 PM on Wednesday December 19th for our Open Ritual Books at Clearwater Lodge No. 127 (705 S. Hercules Ave. Clearwater). A current dues card is necessary to gain admission. EA’s & FC’s are welcome with prior approval and being accompanied by a Master Mason.

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R:.H:. L. Edward Villiaume III laid to rest today in presence of a large assemblage of Masons

Solemn Masonic funeral services were rendered for R:.H:. L. Edward Villiaume III today at R. Lee Williams Funeral Home, officiated by Nitram Lodge No. 188, M:.W:. Richard G. Hoover presiding.  Interment was at Memorial Gradens Cemetery, R:.W:. Carl Gilmore presiding.

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D18 MLT Sessions Completed at Clearwater Lodge

The final session (Chapters 11-15) of the Masonic Leadership Training Course was presented today for District 18 at Clearwater Lodge No. 127 by Steven Nelson, John Gunter, Derryl O’Neal, Tim Long and Howard Knapp. Everyone in attendance had a good time and learned some valuable lessons on leadership.

There will be a make up session on Saturday December 1st at Gulf Beach Lodge No. 291 at 9:30 AM. Please contact W:. Steve Nelson (by clicking his name) if you plan to attend that event.

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2019 Lodge Installations

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District 18 Lodge Installation Dates and Times for 2019 Lodge Officers

Dunedin Lodge No. 192 – Saturday December 29, 2018 at 11:00 AM, refreshments following

Northside Lodge No. 283 – Saturday December 29, 2018 at 1:00 PM

Star Lodge No. 78 – Saturday December 29, 2018 at 4:00 PM

Sutherland Lodge No. 174 – Saturday January 5, 2019 at 10:00 AM

Gulf Beach Lodge No. 291 – Saturday January 5, 2019 at 1:00 PM, refreshments following

Tarpon Lodge No. 112 – Saturday January 5, 2019 at 2:00 PM, refreshments following

Nitram Lodge No. 188 –  Saturday January 5, 2019 at 3:00 PM, refreshments following

Clearwater Lodge No. 127 – Saturday January 5, 2019 dinner at 6:00 PM

Pinellas Daylight Lodge No. 385 – Saturday January 12, 2019 at 10:00 AM

Tampa Bay Lodge No. 252 –  Saturday January 12, 2019 at 1:00 PM

St. Petersburg Lodge No. 139 – Saturday January 12, 2019 dinner at 6:30 PM

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SMMA Elects 2019 Officers at November 21st meeting.

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Thirty five Masons enjoyed much fellowship while attending the SMMA meeting on November 21st at the Masonic Home. R∴W∴ Robert Lambert, candidate for the Grand South, was in attendance and took questions from the members present regarding his platform and plan for the fraternity if he were to become Grand Master.

The SMMA officers for 2019 were elected and will be installed at the January meeting.

  • President: W∴ Rick Wendling
  • 1st Vice President: W∴ Brian Moffat
  • 2nd Vice President: R∴W∴ Howard Knapp
  • Secretary: R∴W∴ Frank Gaughen
  • Treasurer: R∴W∴ Glen Bishop
  • XCom: 1year: W∴ Gregg Hanke
  • XCom: 2 year: R∴H∴ Tom Quay

Please mark your calendars for the locations of the meetings for 2019.

  • January – Tampa Bay Lodge No. 252
  • March – Gulf Beach Lodge No. 291
  • May – Clearwater Lodge No. 127
  • July – St. Petersburg Lodge No. 139
  • September- Star Lodge No. 78
  • November – Masonic Home

W∴ Rick Wendling announced that SMMA shirts are available now in Polo style or button up. Please contact him if interested in purchasing one.

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Master Mason Association Meeting Wednesday January 16, 2019 at Tampa Bay Lodge No. 252

Our next Master Mason Association Meeting will be held on Wednesday January 16th at Tampa Bay Lodge No. 252 (354 Main Street, Safety Harbor, FL) starting at 7:30 PM. A meal will be served at 6:30 PM. Join us for a great evening of fellowship!

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Past District Instructor, R:.H:. Ed Villiaume III, passed to the Lodge on High. Funeral Announced.

It is our sad duty to report that R∴H∴ L. Ed Villiaume III, District Instructor in 2016, passed to the Lodge on High on Friday November 16th. R:.H:. Villiaume was Past Master of Sunshine Lodge No. 288 (Gulfport, Florida) in 1979 and a current member of Nitram Lodge No. 188 and Gulf Beach Lodge No. 291. Alas, my brother!

The funeral for is scheduled for 11:00 a.m. on Monday the 26th of November. There is to be a Masonic service at the R Lee Williams funeral home (3530 49th Street North St Petersburg). this is to be followed by a Masonic interment service at the cemetery.

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Masonic Leadership Training (MLT) Modules 11-15 Saturday November 24th 9:30 AM – 12:30 at Clearwater Lodge No. 127

Join us Saturday November 24th from 9:30 – 12:30 PM at Clearwater Lodge No. 127 for the final set of 5 modules of the Masonic Leadership Training Course. Instructors are W:. Steve Nelson, W:. Tim Long, R:.W:. Derryl O’Neal and R:.W:. Howard Knapp.

Intro & Lodge Officers.

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District Deputy Grand Master, Matthew B. Winters, enjoys a successful final official visit at Tampa Bay Lodge No. 252

District Deputy Grand Master, Matthew B. Winters, presided over his last official visit in District 18 at Tampa Bay Lodge No. 252 in Safety Harbor this past Tuesday evening. His committeemen presented him a gift as recognition of his dedication to the fraternity. A great evening of fellowship was enjoyed by all in attendance.

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D18 Unity Gavel Passed from Nitram Lodge No. 188 to Northside Lodge No. 283

The District 18 Unity Gavel, which is passed from the newest Master Mason at one Lodge in the District to the next newest Master Mason in the District at his Raising, was presented by Nitram Lodge No. 188 to the newest Master Mason at Northside Lodge No. 283 on Monday November 12th. A wonderful evening of fellowship was enjoyed by all present.

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