Visitors Galore!

At a stated communication of Winter Garden Lodge No. 165, F&AM on Thursday, February 4th, 2016, the craft were privileged to have a multitude of visitors from around the globe.  We had visitors from Mississippi, Pennsylvania, Canada, and one of our favorites from Scottland.  W:. Eduard Stout from PA showed us a special lapel pin that he received from his Grand Lodge after having conferred 128 MM degrees in his tenor.  He was very proud of this honor as he should be.  It is always a privilege to be associated with such men and their dedication to our fraternity!  Our Canadian brothers explained a few minor differences with Canadian Freemasonry.  One such difference is the gold tesselation of their aprons and sashes which indicate a Grand Lodge that is over 100 years old.  R.W. Trotter also explained the Very Worshipful title of his traveling companion Pohl.  he explained that R.W. is an elected position with the hopes of doing a good job and that the V.W. is an appointed position because that brother has already done a good job!  W:. Jimmy “Brien” Sharp from MS is a new resident in the area, so we hope to see him become a regular fixture at our lodge.  We had a few fine gentlemen stop by to meet us who are interested in beginning the journey into Freemasonry.  We are always glad to see this and enjoy answering their many questions.  Things are happening in Winter Garden, won’t you come and join us at our next meeting on Thursday, Feb. 18th?  Dinner is at 6:30 PM and the meeting begins promptly at 7:30 PM.

L-R: Very W. Br: George Pohle, and R.W. Br: John Trotter from Canada, W.M. Mark Kirkley, W:. Eduard Stout from PA, W:. Jimmy "Brien" Sharp from MS, and Bro. Andy Stewart from Scottland
L-R: Very W. Br: George Pohle, and R.W. Br: John Trotter from Canada, W.M. Mark Kirkley, W:. Eduard Stout from PA, W:. Jimmy “Brien” Sharp from MS, and Bro. Andy Stewart from Scottland