Sunday, March 29, 2020

Perpetual Membership Presentation

Author's note: My sincerest apologizes to Bro. Coates but due to the ongoing situation with the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, I was required to post directives and letters from the Grand Master, District Deputy Grand Master and the lodges in the district which are a priority over other posts and as a result this post kept getting pushed back.

At Saturday's Stated Communication at Lake Wales Lodge No. 242, Bro. Jakob Coates was presented his Perpetual Membership by R:.W:. Perry Batson and Bro. Charlie Welborn. Congratulations Bro. Coates from all of your lodge brothers.

Saturday, March 28, 2020

Friday, March 27, 2020

Special announcement from Florida Grand York Rite

The Grand York Rite Bodies of Florida will abide by Grand Lodge of Florida Grand Master's rules and has suspended all communications through May 3, 2020.

R:.W:. John R. Miller, District Deputy Grand Master, 21st Masonic District G.L. of Florida
Right Excellent Grand Secretary, York Rite Grand Chapter
Right Illustrious Grand Recorder, York Rite Grand Council
Eminent Grand Recorder, York Rite Grand Commandry

Thursday, March 26, 2020

Special announcement from the Scottish Rite Valley of Tampa

The Scottish Rite Valley of Tampa has in accordance with the Grand Master of the Grand Lodge of Florida suspended all activities until May 4th, This includes the April meeting and the Valley of Tampa Feast of Kadosh which was scheduled on March 21st.

Rusty Glendinning 33° Personal Representative for the Deputy of the Supreme Council
John Drewett 33° General Secretary Scottish Rite Valley of Tampa

Wednesday, March 25, 2020

Special announcement from the Scottish Rite Valley of Orlando

My Brothers and Friends of the Scottish Rite:

The Coronavirus (COVID-19) updates continue to be received, requiring updates to keep you informed.  Included with this update is the letter from Most Worshipful John W. Westerman III. After you read the letter, you will understand why we are canceling all meetings and events within the Valley of Orlando through May the 4th. Those Brothers who were petitioning to join the A.A.S.R. in the Valley of Orlando will be held over until our Fall Reunion, at which time we are pleased to welcome them into our ranks as 32° Masters of The Royal Secret.

As far as Club meetings, I suggest you follow the recommendations that were previously shared concerning Social Distancing and evaluate from month to month to determine whether it is safe to hold your meeting, and in the best interest of your fellow Brothers. Please keep in mind that the average age of our membership is 71.9, and those in the 70 or higher age range face the most significant challenge should they contract the Coronavirus (COVID-19). Please keep Ill. Keith posted on plans to meet or cancel your club meeting.

Ill. Keith, our General Secretary, and I will keep the Valley office open. He will handle the business of the Rite until we can meet again.

We look forward to enjoying the fraternal fellowship within our beloved fraternity of Freemasonry. Be prudent and diligent in the actions you take to ensure you are safe. Thanks for your continued support!

Ill. Chester A. "Chet" King, 33°
Personal Representative

Tuesday, March 24, 2020

Central Florida and Tampa Bay Shrines Suspend Activities

Effective immediately all Shrine activities at the Bahia Shrine in Apopka and at the Egypt Shrine in Tampa are suspended until further notice, this includes all of the unit and club activities at both Bahia and Egypt and the Red Fez Lounge at the Bahia.

We will keep you updated as information becomes available to us from the Shrine.

Monday, March 23, 2020

New phone... Who dis?

Brethren and visitors to our website, we want to advise you that effective March 19th we have changed our telephone number and administrative email addresses, to contact the District Deputy Grand Master, District Committeemen, website manager or general inquiries about the 21st Masonic District please visit the contact page by clicking here.

Bro. Rick Schwarz, Website Administrator, 21st Masonic District