MM Degree on Feb. 4th starting at 7:00PM, Dinner at 6:00PM
Stated Communication on Feb. 5th at 7:30PM, dessert & refreshments following
Stated Communication on Feb. 19th at 7:30PM, dinner will be served at 6:30PM
FROM THE SECRETARY
I want to congratulate all the officers for 2015, and wish all the Brothers that have a Birthday in February a “Happy Birthday”!!!
Just a reminder that if you haven’t paid your 2015 dues, you are in jeopardy of being suspended for Non-Payment of Dues.
Please contact me or the Worshipful Master if we help you in any way, or answer any questions.
Also, all Perpetual Members dues cards will go out this week. Remember that your “Let Your Pennies Make Good Sense” is not included in your Perpetual Membership, and the Masonic Home sure could use your annual donation of $7.30 ( 2 cents a day).
Any questions concerning your dues or Masonic Record, please give me a call. I am always available to my Brothers.
W:.Bro. Jerry Clark
FROM THE EAST
I would like to thank everyone that came out to the 108th Lodge Officer’s Installation on January 10th. It was a huge success and was a very emotional and memorable event for me. I am so grateful for the support I received from all the brothers present, and for all the help I had organizing and executing the event from my family and friends. I could not have done it alone!
We had a great first meeting on January 15th. We had 30+ Brothers in attendance. My goal is to have an average of 50 brothers attending lodge meetings by the end of the year. It is a lofty goal, and one that I will need your help to accomplish. Everyone has a reason for coming to lodge. For some of us, it is the socialization aspect that we enjoy. For some, it is the masonic education and history that we enjoy learning about. For some, it is about having an opportunity to positively impact the community through charity and volunteerism. These are the areas that we will be focusing on improving this year.
We have to go back to the basics and evaluate how the lodge is functioning and make improvements together where needed. This will help create an environment that is receptive to new members, and will encourage the personal, professional, and spiritual growth of the current membership. We will also reach out to the non-active membership and attempt to bring them back into the fold, or at a minimum, let them know that we are here for them if they need us. It is an exciting time in the history of our lodge. Together, we can accomplish many things and I will do my best to earn your support.
February is shaping up to be a busy masonic month. We will be conferring a joint MM Degree for three brothers with Mokanna Lodge on February 4th at our Lodge. At our first stated communication, we will be installing the last two officers to their positions and will be performing a bible and apron presentation for six new Master Masons. This will be done in an open format to allow families and friends to attend. At our second stated communication, we will have a guest speaker, Brother Juan Sepulveda of Eola Lodge, that will present a talk called “Bridging the Gap”. This will be done during our masonic education portion of the meeting.
I look forward to seeing you all during these events, and would encourage you to reach out to a member that you haven’t seen in a while and invite them to lodge again.
Winter Garden Lodge No. 165
FROM THE WEST
Looking forward to a great year in the west. Lots of things going on in the lodge and this year looks to be a busy one. Remember as you travel to other lodges to make that record in the book at the Tyler’s desk so the lodge gets credit at the end of the year.
Brother Mark Kirkley
Scheduled Meetings for February:
February 2nd: Practice for MM Degree at Mokanna Lodge #329 at 7:00 pm.
February 4th: Called communication for the purpose of conferring a MM Degree for Brothers Nathan Zetterlund, Jorge Zambrano, and Courtesy work for a Brother from Mokanna Lodge. The meal will begin at 6:00 pm. The 1st section of the degree will begin at 7:00 pm with the 2nd section immediately following.
February 5th: WG Lodge #165 1st stated communication. Meeting will start at 7:30 pm with dessert and refreshments following the meeting. We will be installing Brothers Victor Rosario and Scotty Beckett to their positions and will be performing a bible and apron presentation to Brothers Dan Kuhl, Austin Arthur, Leonardo Nery, Richard Zarth, Shawn Arosenius, and Adrian Boyer. This will be done in an open format so families are invited.
February 7th: Masters and Wardens meeting at Mokanna Lodge #329. Breakfast will begin being served at 8:00 am and the meeting will begin at 9:00 am. Memorial Lodge Installation will take place immediately following the meeting in the Lodge Room.
February 11th: District school of Instruction at Mokanna Lodge #329 at 7:30 pm.
February 12th: York Rite chapter/council meeting at 7:30 pm.
February 19th: WG Lodge #165 2nd stated communication. The meal will begin being served at 6:30 pm. The meeting will start at 7:30 pm. We will be having a guest presentation during our masonic education portion of the meeting.
February 21. Zone MLT/ME. Orange blossom 80. 9am-3pm.
February 26th: York Rite Commandrey meeting at 7:30 pm.
February 27th: Scottish Rite meeting 7:00 pm.
February 28th: Open Books at Winter Park Lodge #239 starting at 9:00 am – 3:00 pm. Breakfast served at 9:00 am.
FROM THE SOUTH
The year is just beginning and very active in the kitchen. Our first Meal with new Officers was well received. I want to thank all who had a part in such a good meal. I especially thank Marguerite for her help and support.
We will be having another fine feed on Feb 4, 2015, for our M M degree with Mokanna, at our Lodge on Feb 4, 2015. Dinner will be served a 6:00 PM, ( or when ready). Meal will consist of Chilly dogs and tater tots , and of course dessert’s. Our stated meeting on Feb 5, 2015 we will consist of dessert and beverage only.
If anyone has a special request, let me know in advance. I give special thanks to W:.M:. Lopez for giving me extra help in the kitchen, as I need all that I can get.
WE ARE THERE AND WE CARE
W:. Bro Clawson Peacock
P.S. We will have our regular meal on Feb 19, 2015. Plan as of now it will be Spaghetti. with a tomato sauce , garlic bread, salad, and of course dessert’s.
FROM THE CHAPLAIN
Brethren,Please remember W:. Craig Frazier’s family as his uncle of 83 years is on his death bed in KY and is not expected to make it through the night. Craig and his mother will be traveling back to KY on Sunday. Please pray for safe travel and comfort for the family.
If any other brother knows of any sickness or distress please contact me at any of the numbers or email below.
Fraternally, Brother Joe Gracey, Chaplain.
Phone 407- 347- 5753 or 407- 408- 5221 or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.