St. Patrick’s Day Dinner & DDGM Visit

At a stated meeting of Winter Garden Masonic Lodge No 165 F&AM on Thursday, March 17th, our Junior Warden and crew prepared an amazing St Patrick’s Day themed dinner.  We even had a leprechaun show up.

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Everyone was “flocking” to the lodge for dinner.
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We had a great turnout, and the green bowties were on display.
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Our resident Leprechaun, RH Ryan Kilmartin

The Ladies of the Lodge did an amazing job with the holiday decor.

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Behind every good man is a woman. The men at Winter Garden Lodge are no exception.
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Our dining room decorated for St. Patrick’s Day thanks to the LOL.
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A few of the Ladies of the Lodge in the back row, Margarette, Natasha, Donna and Christina.

The meeting was quite fun and ended with emotion as our DDGM, RW Donald Goolsby was presented with an honorary membership to Winter Garden Lodge No. 165 F&AM, including him in the ranks of Ray Cox and other outstanding Masons in the area.  

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RW Donald R. Goolsby receiving an honorary membership from WM Mark Kirkley.

Winter Garden Lodge Seizes Traveling Gavel

At a stated communication of Mokanna Lodge No. 329 F&AM, Ten members of Winter Garden Lodge No. 165 F&AM visited our Mokanna brethren for a delightful supper and fellowship.  Congratulations to the fresh officers of Mokanna for running a very efficient meeting.  The ritual was nearly flawless!  With much levity, WM Eric Romano was glad to be relieved of the coveted trophy as he has carried it to almost all of the installation of officer ceremonies for the 17th district.  He passed the gavel to WM Mark Kirkley and charged him with the duty of delivering it to Eola Lodge installation on Jan. 30th.  WM Kirkley accepted the trophy with hopes that some of the other lodges in the district would endeavor to visit Winter Garden and attempt to relieve us of the gavel.

L_R: Andy Stewart, Paul Tinsley, Craig Frazier, Clawson Peacock, Tom Jenkins, Eric Romano, Mark Kirkley, Jerry Clark, Scott Beckett, Mike Hatcher, Henry Wright
L_R: Andy Stewart, Paul Tinsley, Craig Frazier, Clawson Peacock, Tom Jenkins, Eric Romano, Mark Kirkley, Jerry Clark, Scott Beckett, Mike Hatcher, Henry Wright

Winter Garden Lodge No. 165 Free & Accepted Masons 109th Installation of Officers

On Saturday, January 2, 2016 at 9:30 AM, Winter Garden Lodge No. 165 Free & Accepted Masons held their 109th Installation of Officers.

Installation T earn
Master of Ceremonies: R:.W:. Chet King PDDGM
Installing Officer: R:.W:. Steve Teal PDDGM
Installing Marshal: W:. Paul Tinsley
Installing Chaplin: B. Dennis Ickes
Intro to Freemasonry: R.W:. Johnny Brock, PDDGM
Charge to Officers: R:.W:. Donald Golsby DDGM
Installing Musicians: W:. James Hamilton (keyboard), B. Reg Lyle (bagpipes)
Photographer: W:. Justin McDonald

Elected and Appointed Officers
Worshipful Master: Mark Kirkley
Senior Warden: W:.Clawson Peacock
Junior Warden: Scotty Beckett
Treasurer: W:. Mike Hatcher
Secretary: W:. Jerry Clark
Chaplin: W:. Mike Kilgore
Senior Deacon: Dan Kuhl
Junior Deacon: Carl Bentley
Senior Steward: Austin Arthur
Junior Steward: Jorge Zambrano
Junior Steward: David Barron
Junior Steward: Angel Miranda
Marshal: W:.Frank Lopez
Tyler: W:. Bart Patria

Special Thanks
-International Order of Rainbow Girls, Orange Assembly No. 134.
-Knights Templar, Olivet Commandery #4, York Right.
-Cadet 2nd Lt. Chase Butner, The Citadel
-Past Masters of Winter Garden Lodge No. 165
-Food Prep. Tom and Andrea Brassill. Riggy Nunez, Henry Wright, and all others who helped in the kitchen

-LOL (Ladies of the Lodge) Dining hall setup and decor

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