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M:.W:. Thomas L. Turlington, Past Grand Master of Florida

  Memorial Service For Most Worshipful Thomas L. Turlington, Jr., Past Grand Master of Florida August...

Friday, August 5, 2022

Congratulations to R:.W:. Anthony Pickren and Amanda Pickren

We are so overjoyed and pleased to announce to you  that R:.W:. Anthony Pickren, who served as our District Deputy Grand Master from 2020 to 2021 as well as the current President of the 21st Masonic District's Master Mason Association and his wife Amanda on Tuesday August 2nd welcome a new member into their family, Adele Elizabeth Lane Pickren who weighted in at 5 pounds 12 ounces, measuring 20 inches with lots of hair. R:.W:. Anthony posted on his Facebook page that... "Both mama and baby are doing good and we should be discharged from the hospital tomorrow! Dad is living his best life while changing poopy diapers. We're so thankful for our wonderful OB, OR staff, and the lactation consultants here at Lakeland Regional Hospital." On behalf of R:.W:. Gary Gordon, our current District Deputy Grand Master, the Worshipful Masters, Wardens, Brethren and your entire Masonic family here in the 21st Masonic District, we would like to give a HUGE Congratulations to the new Daddy and Mommy, Anthony and Amanda and welcome to the world Adele Elizabeth Lane.

Fraternally,
Bro. Richard Schwarz, IT Administrator and Social Media Manager for the 21st Masonic District.

Image courtesy of R:.W:. Anthony Pickren, Facebook page
Image courtesy of R:.W:. Anthony Pickren, Facebook page
Image courtesy of R:.W:. Anthony Pickren, Facebook page
Image courtesy of R:.W:. Anthony Pickren, Facebook page
Image courtesy of R:.W:. Anthony Pickren, Facebook page
Image courtesy of R:.W:. Anthony Pickren, Facebook page

Thursday, August 4, 2022

Official Visit by M:.W:. Robert Lambert, Grand Master to the 21st Masonic District

Brethren,

You are cordially invited to join us for M:.W:. Robert Lambert, Grand Master of the Most Worshipful Grand Lodge of Florida official visit to the 21st Masonic District on Friday September 23rd, registration will start at 5:30pm and dinner served at 6:30pm. You must RSVP to the District Deputy Grand Master by September 6th, email R:.W:. Gary Gordon at gary00981@gmail.com. If you show up at the Grand Master's official visit without RSVPing beforehand admission is on a First-Come/First-Served basis only. Brothers, please make sure you have in your possession, a current Grand Lodge of Florida member, Circumscribe or Perpetual Membership card, there is a member check during registration.

** Important Notice regarding the host hotel ** Please note that there is NOT an error in the listing for the host hotel for the Grand Master's visit to the 21st Masonic District. When I received the invitation from Grand Lodge on August 3rd I was just as confused as you probably are, I immediately placed a call to R:.W:. Gary Gordon our District Deputy Grand Master and to Maegan Dover at Grand Lodge in Jacksonville and apparently prior to the Grand Master's official visit here in the 21st Masonic District, he'll be in the 17th Masonic District and as a result the 17th and 21st decided to combine the host hotel which is located in Indialantic (Between Cocoa and Melbourne) in Brevard County which is approximately a 2 hour and 14 minutes to the GMOV in Bartow, this means that you if wish to stay overnight locally, you'll need to make the arrangements at a hotel on your own.

If you have any further questions please do not hesitate to contact R:.W:. Gordon at his email address or myself at office@21stmasonicdistrict.com.

Fraternally,
Bro. Richard Schwarz, IT Administrator and Social Media Manager, 21st Masonic District.
           Address and map to the Grand Master's Official Visit to the 21st Masonic District.

  

Wednesday, August 3, 2022

Lake Wales Lodge No. 242 Spaghetti Dinner


Lake Wales Lodge No. 242 F. & A. M. announces its monthly spaghetti dinner which will be held on Saturday August 13th from 4:30pm until 7:00pm. A nice portion of Spaghetti, garlic bread and sweet and unsweet ice teas will be served. Soda and bottled water is available for 50¢ per bottle/can.

The cost for the dinner is $10.00 per person


For further info email Bro. Rick Schwarz at office@21stmasonicdistrict.com.

Lake Wales Lodge No. 242 F. & A.M. is a registered charitable organization with the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, our Registration Number is CH65886. A copy of our official charity registration may be obtained by calling the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services at 1-800-435-7362 or visit Florida Charity Registration site at FDAC.gov. This charitable registration does not imply endorsement, approval or recommendation by the State of Florida government nor the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services.

Fraternally,
W:. Charles Welborn, Jr., Worshipful Master, Lake Wales Lodge No. 242

Map to Lake Wales Lodge No. 242 shown below.

 

Sunday, July 31, 2022

Lakeland Lodge No. 91 and Haines City Lodge No. 219 Entered Apprentice Degree

Lakeland Lodge No. 91 in conjunction with Haines City Lodge No. 219 conferred the Entered Apprentice Degree on two candidates on Saturday July 30, 2022 at Lakeland Lodge. Pictured front l to r, Senior Steward Bro. Ryan Greiner, candidate, now Bro. Ben Merryday, of Lakeland Lodge No. 91, Senior Warden William “Willie” Nelson, Worshipful Master for the Degree, candidate, now Brother Bryon Murphy of Haines City Lodge No. 219 and Junior Wardern, Bro. John Primeau. Back l to r, Junior Steward Bro. Andrew Johnson, R:.H:. Jeremy Leslie, District Instructor, Bro. Michael Simmons, Chaplain and Senior Deacon Bro. Henry Coker. On behalf of Lakeland Lodge No. 91 and Haines City Lodge No. 219 we are pleased to welcome Brothers Merryday and Murphy into our Fraternity and wish them God Speed on their Masonic journey.

Fraternally,
W:. Joe Rogers, Worshipful Master, Lakeland Lodge No. 91

Tuesday, July 26, 2022

District Deputy Grand Master's Official Visit To Lake Wales Lodge No. 242

It was a wonderful turn out on Monday night at Lake Wales Lodge No. 242 for the official visit of R:.W:. Gary Gordon, District Deputy Grand Master of the 21st Masonic District with his Committeemen. Among the dignitaries in attendance R:.W:. Don Cowart, Senior Grand Warden of the Most Worshipful Grand Lodge of Florida, also in attendance was R:.H:. Jeremy Leslie, District Instructor for the 21st Masonic District, R:.W:. Tony "The Irishman" Chavez, Past District Deputy Grand Master and M:.W:. Stanley Foulke, Past Grand Master of Alaska and current Musician at Lake Wales Lodge.

Prior to the start of the official visit at 7:30pm our District Deputy Grand Master made two presentations , the first to R:.W:. Perry Batson, Past District Deputy Grand Master and Past Master of Lake Wales Lodge No. 242 a certificate of appreciation by the Grand Lodge of Florida and W:. Christopher Clifton, Past Master of Lake Wales Lodge No. 242 was presented from the Grand Lodge of Florida his Blue card for proficiency in the three degrees of Masonic ceremonies. 

A dinner of meatloaf, delicious mashed potatoes, string beans and carrots with ice tea, and several type of desserts which were served before hand.

Image courtesy of Bro. Richard Schwarz
Image courtesy of Bro. Richard Schwarz

Thursday, July 21, 2022

Important Update: Masonic Service For W:. John Purvis

Brethren,

Two different members of W:. John Purvis' family were working on his funeral service and each had through the other had confirmed the details with us, and unfortunately Lady Ann's phone has been out of service for the past week as she is in the midst of changing telephone providers.

A Masonic service is planned, THIS Saturday July 23rd, at 11:00am at Kathleen Lodge No. 338. Gloves and Aprons at 10:30am. If you are available please let me know as soon as possible.

W:. Purvis' family will hold a church service on Saturday July 30th at the Ardella Baptist Church, 790 West Pipkin Road in Lakeland, which is in South Lakeland about 1/2 mile west of S. Florida Ave (just past Bonefish Grill) at 11:00 am (10:30 family visitation).  The church will provide a meal after the Service.  We will not be providing a Masonic Service at the church.

Fraternally,
R:.W:. Bill Doolin, Secretary, Kathleen Lodge No. 338
Email: kathleenlodge338@gmail.com

Map to Kathleen Lodge No. 338


Map to Ardella Baptist Church

Monday, July 18, 2022

Alas, My Brother, W:. Foy Butts of Haines City Lodge No. 219

Brethren,

We want to inform you that W:. Foy L. Butts, Past Master of Haines City Lodge No. 219 passed to the Celestial Lodge above. W:. Butts served as Worshipful Master of Haines City Lodge No. 219 in 1958 and at the time of his passing he had been a Florida Freemason for 69 years 8 months and 4 days and as a result he has the distinction of being the longest member in good standing at Haines City Lodge.

A funeral service will be held at 11:00an on Wednesday July 20th  at the Oakridge Funeral Care, 101 East Grace Avenue in Haines City. A map to the Oakridge Funeral Care is provided below.

Fraternally,
W:. Paul Wilson, P:.M:. and Secretary, Haines City Lodge Lodge No. 219