Tuesday, September 27, 2022

Lake Wales Lodge No. 242 Honors Past Masters and More...

Lake Wales Lodge No. 242 had a special night on Monday, honoring its Past Masters with a steak, baked potato and salad dinner. Prior to the Stated Communication, W:. Charles Welborn Jr.,, the current sitting Worshipful Master acknowledged each of the Past Masters who were present from left to right W:. Christopher Clifton, M:.W:. Stanley Foulke (Also Past Grand Master of Alaska 1997),
W:. Eddie Buck, R:.W:. Perry Batson (Also Past District Deputy Grand Master), R:.W:. Wendell Farrow (Also Past District Deputy Grand Master), R:.W:. John Bush (Also Past District Deputy Grand Master) and R:.W:. Greg Fisher, current Lodge Secretary (Also Past District Deputy Grand Master).

The lodge also welcomed W:. Gregory Ulrich to the lodge after he was unanimously voted in as a dual member of Lake Wales Lodge No. 242.

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Monday, September 26, 2022

Grand Master's Directive No. 3 - Hurricane Ian

Brethren, please find attached to this post Directive No. 3 from R:.W:. Robert Lambert, Grand Master of the Most Worshipful Grand Lodge of Free and Accepted Masons of Florida regarding lodge closures dispensation for the duration of the Hurricane Ian. Take due notice and govern yourself accordingly.

Fraternally,
Bro. Rick Schwarz, IT Administrator and Social Media Manager, 21st Masonic District

*** Urgent Announcement *** Tri-Country Scottish Rite Club


The Tri-County Scottish Rite meeting scheduled for Wednesday September 28th at the Lake Wales Masonic Temple in Lake Wales is CANCELLED due to the Tropical Storm / Hurricane Ian.

Fraternally,
R:.W:. Gary Gordon, President of the Tri-County Scottish Rite Club

Sunday, September 25, 2022

*** Urgent Alert *** Tropical Storm Ian


On September 23rd, Governor Ron DeSantis declared a statewide State of Emergency in anticipation of Tropical Storm Ian which is expected to make landfall in Florida on Wednesday September 28th as a Category 3 or 4 Hurricane. If Ian does rear its ugly face here it is very likely that our Grand Master will order lodges in the affected Masonic Districts to be closed for the duration of the storm with all Communications including Stated and Called as well as degree work and lodge events cancelled.

We're currently monitoring and tracking Ian and in consultation with R:.W:. Gary Gordon our District Deputy Grand Master and the staff at Grand Lodge in Jacksonville we'll keep you apprised of any forthcoming urgent announcements, notices and/or changes that occur in the days ahead.

If you have any further questions please email me at office@21stmasonicdistrict.com.

Fraternally,
Bro. Rick Schwarz, IT Administrator and Social Media Manager, 21st Masonic District

Saturday, September 24, 2022

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

Brethren, if you weren't in attendance last night at the Grand Master's Official visit to the 21st Masonic District in Bartow you definitely missed out on a great night, the Rainbow Girls Assembly No. 146 from Haines City Lodge No. 219 and local Boys Scout Troop 505 prepared and served a great meal of pulled pork, loaded mash potatoes and deserts which included Banana pudding and various cookies and cakes. M:.W:. Lambert received multiple presentations from lodges in the 21st Masonic District, members of the Grand Line spoke following by a rousing speech by the Grand Master M:.W:. Lambert.

Congratulations goes out to W:. Ken-Rachel "Bear" Barefield who was presented the honor of Master Mason of the Year for 2022 A.D. 6022 A.L.by our Grand Master M:.W:. Robert Lambert.

Finally, Kudos go out to R:.W:. Gary Gordon, our District Deputy Grand Master, his committeemen and all of the Brethren who assisted in the setup on Thursday and the 

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Wednesday, September 21, 2022

*** Update *** New Winter Haven Masonic Temple / Winter Haven Lodge No. 186

Although we are not ready to open our doors and receive our Masonic Brethren at the new Masonic Temple on Recker Highway, the work there is almost completed. TECO (Tampa Electric Company) has connected the power under the watchful eyes of Bro. Tom Wilson and our general contractor, as you can see from the picture below the Square and Compasses at the top of the Masonic Temple is illuminated. Please stay tuned for updates which will be posted on this website by Bro. Rick Schwarz, as well as on the Winter Haven Lodge and the Master Mason Association Facebook pages.

*** Important *** Winter Haven Lodge No. 186 F. & A. M. will continue to hold all Communications (Stated and Called) at the Lake Alfred Masonic Temple, 260 East Pomelo Street in Lake Alfred until further notice. Please contact me or our Lodge Secretary Tom Wilson if you have any questions.

Fraternally,
W:. Dennis Wind, Worshipful Master, Winter Haven Lodge No. 186 F. & A. M.

Image courtesy of Winter Haven Lodge No. 186 F. & A. M. Facebook page.

Friday, September 16, 2022

*** Important Announcement ***



The Open Book that was scheduled at Sebring Lodge No. 249 has been cancelled.

Fraternally,
R:.H:. Jeremy Leslie, District Instructor