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October Monthly Mail

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. They 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 flkonkeeper@aol.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.

Also attached to this email is a flyer for a DeMolay Fundraiser.

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 October Monthly Mail:    http://grandlodgefl.com/glfl_monthlymail.html

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

  1. Corporate Board Minutes for September
  2. Board of Trustees Minutes for September
  3. 2022 Elected Officers Form – Please submit ASAP after Elections – Do not wait for Installation
  4. Letter from the Grand Secretary instructing Lodges not to initiate out of state transfers due to timing
  5. List of Future Grand Communication Dates
  6. Holiday Schedule for the Grand Lodge Office
  7. Flyer for Master Mason Outdoor Degree hosted by Inglis Lodge No. 324 – November 6th
  8. Flyer for Florida Lodge of Research Stated Communication on December 18th
  9. Flyer for Brotherhood Lodge No. 375 100 Master Mason Night on December 21st

See June Monthly Mail for the following:

2021 Secretaries and Treasurers Seminars – Registration information and form

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

            See August Monthly Mail for the following:

            Grand Master’s Directive No. 5 – Suspending Stated Communications due to COVID

                Grand Master’s Directive No. 6 – COVID Safety

            COVID Sign to Print and Post

            Flyer on Masonic Youth Fundraiser by Zara Grotto on December 4, 2021

            Flyer on Fundraiser Supper for the Deputy Grand Master in Brooksville on January 22, 2022

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.

1st Meeting in November: 
When: Nov 11, 2021 06:30 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

Register in advance for this meeting:
https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZ0qdOiorD0tH936mWnFrHA5s8TWfo5QZGhD

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

2nd Meeting in November: 

When: Nov 29, 2021 06:30 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

Register in advance for this meeting:
https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZwvfuqrqjkqHte9D5dtJNdPSodKEXw74sJU

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Sincerely,

Wendy John
Office Manager
The Grand Lodge of Florida
P.O. Box 1020
Jacksonville, FL 32201-1020
Phone: 904-354-2339
Fax: 904-632-3865

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Directive No. 6

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Directive No. 5

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Directive No. 3 | Tropical Storm Elsa

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Legislative Meeting Presentations

See below for Legislative Meetings via Zoom:

Zoom Legislative Meetings for upcoming action at the Grand Communication.

Tuesday              4/20/21
Presented by The Junior Grand Warden Right Worshipful Glen B. Bishop 7:00 PM – Physical Presentation at Clearwater Lodge
Richard Lynn is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.
Topic: Legislative Meeting Grand Lodge 2021
Join Zoom Meeting
https://scottishrite.zoom.us/j/89682312896   Meeting ID: 896 8231 2896

Wednesday         4/21/21
Presented by The Senior Grand Warden Right Worshipful Robert J. Lambert 6:30 PM-
Richard Lynn is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.
Topic: Legislative Meeting Grand Lodge 2021
Time: Apr 21, 2021 06:30 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
Join Zoom Meeting  https://scottishrite.zoom.us/j/82596937337

Thursday        4/22/21
Presented by The Grand Master Most Worshipful Thomas L. Turlington, Jr. 6:30 PM-
Richard Lynn is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting. Topic: Legislative Meeting Grand Lodge 2021
Time: Apr 22, 2021 06:30 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada) Join Zoom Meeting
https://scottishrite.zoom.us/j/83175406083 Meeting ID: 831 7540 6083
Find your local number: https://scottishrite.zoom.us/u/kHVIEa9zK

Friday                  4/23/21
Presented by Deputy Grand Master Right Worshipful, Jeffrey S. Foster 6:30 PM-
Richard Lynn is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.
Topic: Legislative Meeting Grand Lodge 2021
Time: Apr 23, 2021 06:30 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
Join Zoom Meeting  https://scottishrite.zoom.us/j/82331439685 Meeting ID: 823 3143 9685
Find your local number: https://scottishrite.zoom.us/u/kezlRs4IuW

Sincerely,

Maegan Dover
The Grand Lodge of Florida
P.O. Box 1020
Jacksonville, FL  32201-1020
Ph. (904) 354-2339
Fax (904) 632-3865
maegan.dover@glflamason.org
http://www.grandlodgefl.com/

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March Monthly Mail – Grand Communication Info Included

We are very saddened to inform you that R:.W:. David A. Henderson passed away on February 25, 2021. A Memorial Service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on April 17, 2021, at Nitram Lodge No. 188, located at 4275 78th Street N, St. Petersburg, FL 33709. Light refreshments will be served immediately following the service in the Lodge Social Hall. If you have a memorable story or tale about R:.W:. Henderson please share with those in attendance. Please continue to keep his family in your thoughts and prayers. 

The Rosen Plaza Hotel is sold out on Sunday, May 30th and Monday, May 31st. OVERFLOW HOTEL INFORMATION: Rosen Centre Hotel, 9840 International Drive, Orlando, FL 32819; Phone: 407-996-9840, Rate $99.00 (same as the Rosen Plaza) Group Name: Grand Lodge of Florida. 

**SECRETARIES – PLEASE REMEMBER TO SUBMIT YOUR PRE-REGISTRATION FORM LISTING YOUR ATTENDEES AT GRAND LODGE**

PROXY CARDS WERE MAILED TO EACH LODGE. PLEASE CHECK YOUR MAIL. 

Legislative Meeting information to follow.

Due to COVID-19 the George Washington National Memorial Association is no longer printing and mailing the Light Newsletter but it is being posted to their website for downloading at https://gwmemorial.org/pages/light 

Due to the threat of the Coronavirus, all Board Meetings continue being held via video conferencing or at a place to be determined by the Grand Master until further notice. We cannot afford to bring any serious illnesses to the Masonic Home and risk the health and safety of our residents as well as our Masonic Home Staff. 

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

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

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

  1. Corporate Board Minutes for February
  2. Board of Trustees Minutes for February
  3. Sunday Schedule for the 192nd Annual Grand Communication
  4. Information on Per Diem and Mileage for the 192nd Annual Grand Communication
  5. Information on Flyers to be Distributed in the Grand Communication Packets
  6. Order Form for Grand Master’s Banquet Tickets – May 30th
  7. Order Form for Ladies Luncheon Tickets – June 1st
  8. Flyer on Corn Hole Tournament in Deltona on April 17th
  9. Flyer for Fish Fry Fundraiser at Pineland Lodge No. 86 on April 17th
  10. Flyer for 2021 First Lady’s Project Fund Raiser at Pineland Lodge No. 86 on June 5th
  11. Flyer for 100 Master Mason Meeting at Hastings Lodge No. 183 on September 29th

See July Monthly Mail for the following:
Flyer on a fundraiser for the Junior Grand Warden April 17, 2021 at Hernando Shrine Club
See September Monthly Mail for the following:
Directive No. 11 from the Grand Master waiving the requirements of the investigation and balloting on the 6 month advancement period of candidates, E.A.’s, and F.C.’s
See October Monthly Mail for the following:
Directive No. 13 on COVID restrictions
See January Monthly Mail for the following:
Flyer on BBQ Fundraiser for Junior Grand Warden Fund on 4/24/21
See February Monthly Mail for the following:
Pre-Registration Form for the Grand Communication
Flyer on BBQ Fundraiser for Junior Grand Warden Fund on 4/24/21
Flyer on Diamonds and Gold Fundraiser for the Masonic Home Lady’s Project on 4/10/2021 in Fort Lauderdale
Flyer on Degrees to be held at the Tampa Scottish Rite for 6 Short of Time EA & FC Brothers on 5/1/2021
Flyer on Table Lodge at Springs Lodge No. 378 on 9/25/2021

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February Monthly Mail

THE 2021 MASONIC HOME PILGRIMAGE DAY HAS BEEN CANCELED FOR THE SAFETY OF THE RESIDENTS. 

We are very saddened to inform you that R:.W:. David A. Henderson passed away on February 25, 2021. R:.W:. Henderson was a 23 year member of Nitram Lodge No. 188 and served the Grand Lodge on many committees for many years. We do not have information on services at this time and will notify you as soon we get the information. Please keep his family in your thoughts and prayers.

The 2021 Masters and Secretaries Directory is attached.

From the Grand Secretary:
My Brothers, We as Freemasons are always searching for ways to increase our Masonic Education and knowledge. The Masonic Renewal Committee of North America has put together a website that will give you the information you need to help further your Masonic journey. You will be able to view and upload documents, PowerPoint presentations, etc., on a wide range of Masonic topics that can be shared with Masons all over the world and that can be enjoyed in a password protected setting.  Please click the following link to start utilizing this great tool https://www.masonicrenewal.org/ Forward this link to all your Masonic email lists. 

The Circumscribe Help Desk is back up and running and can be accessed by the following link: https://circumscribehelp.zendesk.com/hc/en-us   

The Grand Lodge Officers are committed to proceed with the 2021 Grand Lodge Session like pre-pandemic. A letter about the hotel and other items are contained in this Monthly Mail. Should anything change you will have ample notice to cancel your reservations without penalty. Here’s the link for making hotel reservations online and it is also in the letter: Grand Lodge of Florida 

Due to COVID-19 the George Washington National Memorial Association is no longer printing and mailing the Light Newsletter but it is being posted to their website for downloading at https://gwmemorial.org/pages/light 

Due to the threat of the Coronavirus, all Board Meetings continue being held via video conferencing or at a place to be determined by the Grand Master until further notice. We cannot afford to bring any serious illnesses to the Masonic Home and risk the health and safety of our residents as well as our Masonic Home Staff.

Attached to this email are 2 memorandums regarding Grand Lodge Dues Cards being issued to Honorary, Memorial Lodge, and Florida Lodge of Research Members. 

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

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

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

  1. Corporate Board Minutes for January
  2. Board of Trustees Minutes for January
  3. a & b – Pre-Registration Letter and Form for the 192nd Annual Grand Communication
  4. L.Y.P.M.G.C. 1st Quarter Letter and Report Form (Form on Page 2)
  5. Flyer on Diamonds and Gold Fundraiser for the Masonic Home Lady’s Project on 4/10/2021 in Fort Lauderdale
  6. Flyer on Degrees to be held at the Tampa Scottish Rite for 6 Short of Time EA & FC Brothers on 5/1/2021
  7. Flyer on Table Lodge at Springs Lodge No. 378 on 9/25/2021

 See July Monthly Mail for the following:
Flyer on a fundraiser for the Junior Grand Warden April 17, 2021 at Hernando Shrine Club

See September Monthly Mail for the following:
Directive No. 11 from the Grand Master waiving the requirements of the investigation and balloting on the 6 month advancement period of candidates, E.A.’s, and F.C.’s

See October Monthly Mail for the following:
Directive No. 13 on COVID restrictions

See January Monthly Mail for the following:
Flyer on Arabian Nights Fundraiser on 3/13/21Flyer on BBQ Fundraiser for Junior Grand Warden Fund on 4/24/21  

Sincerely,
Wendy John
Office Manager
The Grand Lodge of Florida
P.O. Box 1020
Jacksonville, FL 32201-1020
Phone: 904-354-2339
Fax: 904-632-3865

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January Monthly Mail

UPDATE ON THE GRAND MASTER –  He is doing well and back to business.

The Grand Lodge Officers are committed to proceed with the 2021 Grand Lodge Session like pre-pandemic. A letter about the hotel and other items are contained in this Monthly Mail. Should anything change you will have ample notice to cancel your reservations without penalty. Here’s the link for making hotel reservations online and it is also in the letter: Grand Lodge of Florida

Due to COVID-19 the George Washington National Memorial Association is no longer printing and mailing the Light Newsletter but it is being posted to their website for downloading at https://gwmemorial.org/pages/light

Due to the threat of the Coronavirus, all Board Meetings continue being held via video conferencing or at a place to be determined by the Grand Master until further notice. We cannot afford to bring any serious illnesses to the Masonic Home and risk the health and safety of our residents as well as our Masonic Home Staff.

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

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

  1. Corporate Board Minutes for December
  2. Board of Trustees Minutes for December
  3. Proclamation designating March of 2021 “MASONIC YOUTH MONTH”
  4. Executive Order No. 2 on Ad Valorem Taxes – VERY IMPORTANT
  5. Executive Order No. 3 on the Annual Grand Communication
  6. Executive Order No. 4 on IRS filing of 990 – VERY IMPORTANT MUST BE DONE BEFORE MAY 15th
  7. Letter on Annual Grand Communication and Hotel Information
  8. Flyer – PINK LODGE CANCELED DUE TO COVID-19
  9. Flyer on DeMolay Paint Ball Fundraiser on 2/20/21 at Venice Lodge
  10. Flyer on DeMolay Yearbook Advertisement
  11. Flyer on Arabian Nights Fundraiser on 3/13/21
  12. Flyer on BBQ Fundraiser for Junior Grand Warden Fund on 4/24/21
  13. Flyer on Brotherhood Lodge No. 372 Charity Raffle
  14. Flyer on Florida Lodge of Research Meeting on 3/3/21

See July Monthly Mail for the following:

Flyer on a fundraiser for the Junior Grand Warden April 17, 2021 at Hernando Shrine Club

See September Monthly Mail for the following:

Directive No. 11 from the Grand Master waiving the requirements of the investigation and balloting on the 6 month advancement period of candidates, E.A.’s, and F.C.’s

See October Monthly Mail for the following:

Directive No. 13 on COVID restrictions

See November Monthly Mail for the following:

Lodge Officers Reporting Form – Please send info immediately after the Election of Officers per Regulation 22.03

L.Y.P.M.G.C. 4th Quarter Letter and Reporting Form (page 2)

Sincerely,

Wendy John
Office Manager
The Grand Lodge of Florida
P.O. Box 1020
Jacksonville, FL 32201-1020
Phone: 904-354-2339
Fax: 904-632-3865

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