R:.W:. Matthew B. Winters visited Nitram Lodge No. 188 on Thursday November 8th and a wonderful time was had by all. It was great evening of fellowship and brotherly love and the officers and members of Nitram Lodge received the DDGM and his party with the utmost cordiality and respect.
The Hot Gavel AND the Traveling Gavel are at East Gate Lodge No. 355. East Gate’s next Stated Meeting is December 4, 2018. Dinner is served at 6:00 PM and the meeting is gaveled at 7:00 PM. The purpose of the gavels are to encourage visitation between the Lodges in our District thereby strengthening our fraternal bond.
District School of Instruction W/O Open Books
Saturday, November 10th
9:00 AM- 10:30 AM
NORTHSIDE Lodge 283
3325 1st. St. NE.
St. Petersburg FL.
All Masons Welcome!
EA,FC, and MM
The Unity Gavel was delivered to Brother Anderson of Nitram Lodge No. 188. On Thursday night Nitram Lodge No. 188 conferred a Master Mason Degree for Brother Anderson. The first section was put on by Nitram Lodge No. 188 F.&A.M. and the second section by the Past Masters Unit of Egypt Shrine. This was the Potentates Degree and a wonderful night was had by all. Brother Anderson is pictured with the Unity Gavel. The Unity Gavel is delivered to the newest Master Mason in the District by the last recipient along with the Master of his Lodge.
W:. John Gunter, Chairman of the Masonic Education Committee for D18, will be holding a Workshop on Saturday October 20th from 9:00AM- 11:00AM at Northside Lodge. He will be putting on Master Mason Exam II. All Master Masons in the District are encouraged to attend.
It was a fantastic evening of fellowship and brotherly love at the official visit of R:. W:. Matthew Winters at St. Petersburg Lodge No 139. A great time was had by all in attendance.
A great evening of fellowship and brotherly love was enjoyed by everyone in attendance at the official visit of District Deputy Grand Master Matthew B. Winters at Star Lodge No. 78 this evening. Brother Ed Logan also received his 40 year service award from R:. W:. Winters. For a little jollity, the district committeemen sported some outlandish headgear prior to the meeting.
W:. Bill Yarborough, District 18 Chairman of Masonic Youth, on behalf of the Grand Lodge of Florida, presents Devan Ashton Raymer a certificate of recognition for attaining his Eagle Scout. The ceremony was held on September 19th at Admiral Farragut Academy in St. Petersburg. Ashton’s father, Derek Raymer, is a member of Gulf Beach Lodge, and his late Grandfather, Ray Raymer is a Perpetual Member.
R:.W:. Matthew Winters has scheduled his Official Visit to Tampa Bay Lodge No. 252 for Tuesday November 13th (354 Main Street, Safety Harbor) starting at 7:30 pm. There will be a Meal at 6:30 PM. He is looking forward to a great turnout and much fellowship.
W:. Steve Nelson, Chairman of the Masonic Leadership Training in District 18, led a very successful first session at Nitram Lodge on Saturday September 29th. Modules 1-5 were covered by W:. Steve Nelson, W:. Tim Long, W:. John Gunter and R:.W:. Howard Knapp. The second session covering Modules 6-10 will be held on Saturday October 27th at Northside Lodge.