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Grand Master’s Official Visit

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by | September 27, 2019 · 10:31 pm

40 Attend September SMMA Meeting

40 Masons from 12 Lodges in District 18 enjoyed a great evening of fellowship last night at our bi-monthly SMMA meeting. Here is some of what went on….
* Lodges spoke about their upcoming events and activities (check the SMMA calendar)
* The Secretary is continuing to hone the membership database
* Pilgrimage Day is March 21st this year at the Home
* There will be a car show & BBQ cookoff at Pilgrimage Day
* Bylaws Change was approved regarding membership
* So far there are 12 brothers interested in a Degree Team for Competition
* The Hot Gavel is at Sutherland Lodge
* The Traveling Gavel is at Star Lodge
* The Unity Gavel is at Gulf Beach Lodge
* A tentative Shot Gun/Trap Shoot is slated for December 21st at Skyway Trap
* Nominations were read for the 2020 officers
* There will be a second SMMA outing at the end of October TBA
* The next SMMA meeting will be at the Masonic Home on November 20th
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11th Annual Pistol Shoot

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by | August 30, 2019 · 1:13 pm

R∴W∴ Rick Wendling’s first official visit a great success!

R∴W∴ Rick Wendling, District Deputy Grand Master of Florida District 18 held his first official visit at Gulf Beach Lodge last night in presence of 44 Masons. R∴W∴ Wendling received an honorary membership to Gulf Beach Lodge No. 291. A great time was had by all in attendance.

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R∴W∴ Rick Wendling to hold first Official Visit Thursday

Join R∴W∴ Rick Wendling at Gulf Beach Lodge No. 291 (14020 Marguerite Dr. Madeira Beach) for his first official visit Thursday June 6th. There is a meal (Shepherd’s Pie) at 6:30 PM and the meeting to follow at 7:30 PM.

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A Letter from the Grand Secretary about the Passing of M∴W∴ John E. Karroum

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by | June 5, 2019 · 8:27 am

Memorial Service for M∴W∴ John E. Karroum

There will be a Memorial Service for MW John E. Karroum, who passed to the celestial Lodge above early last Friday evening, to be held on Saturday June 15th at 10:00 AM at Boynton Lodge No. 236 (2701 Quantum Blvd, Boynton  Beach, Florida).  Please keep his family in your thoughts and prayers, and please, respect their privacy.

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Rest in Peace M∴W∴ John E. Karroum

The officers and members of the Suncoast Master Mason Association are saddened by the loss of Past Grand Master M∴W∴ John E. Karroum Friday May 31st. Condolences and prayers for his family.

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District 18 Masons Attending Grand Lodge

Brothers from District 18 will join with Masons from around the state this weekend at the Rosen Plaza Hotel in Orlando for the annual Grand Lodge Communication. We wish all the delegates and brothers the very best over the next few days.

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43 Masons from 11 Lodges attend the SMMA Meeting on May 15th

A great evening of fellowship was enjoyed by 43 Masons from 11 Lodges in District 18 on May 15th at Clearwater Lodge No. 127. Much was accomplished and a good time was had by all. The next meeting will be the third Wednesday in July at St. Petersburg Lodge No. 139 (meeting at Northside Lodge).

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