Mar
03
2017

A Brother being met on a stormy night wading from Lodge and ridiculed for the unnecessary exposure, sent the following 14 reasons for his conduct, says the Michigan Masonic World: Because the by-laws of my Lodge and the character of my engagements as a Mason make no exception for stormy evenings. Because I expect the […]



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Mar
02
2017

The following is a non-Mason’s assessment and view on modern Freemasonry and its history.  This is a well-written article by Margaret Kohut, written in August 2006, essentially examining ‘Fact vs. Fiction’ surrounding Freemasonry: “Members of the order of Ancient Free and Accepted Masons are generally referred to as “Freemasons” or simply as “Masons.” Although this […]



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Mar
02
2017

“WHAT’S HE GOTTEN HIMSELF INTO THIS TIME?” It may seem a light-hearted way to ask the question, but still it’s a question many women have when their husbands decide to join the Masonic Lodge.  In spite of the fact that we’ve been around for hundreds of years, many people don’t know that much about us, […]



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Mar
02
2017

(courtesy of Grand Lodge of Florida) The History of Masonry in Florida cannot be traced properly until the source from which it derived its authority has been firmly established.  Inasmuch as Masonry in Florida and in the various States of the Union was established by authority from Masonry in the British Isles, a brief review […]



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Mar
02
2017

Ever Consider joining? Freemasonry is the oldest, largest Fraternity in the world. Its members have included Kings, Presidents, Prime Ministers, Statesmen, Generals, Admirals, Supreme Court Chief Justices, corporate CEOs, opera stars, movie stars, and probably, your next door neighbor.  (see some examples of famous Masons) And Masonry is always ready to welcome good men in […]



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Mar
02
2017

FAMOUS MASONS This is by no means a complete list. This list also includes Prince Hall Masons. From The American Revolution (other than Presidents): Benjamin Franklin, John Hancock, Paul Revere, John Paul Jones, LaFayette, Rufus King, James Otis, Baron von Steuben, Joseph Warren, Benedict Arnold (well, you can’t win them all) Political Leaders: Winston Churchill, […]



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Jan
18
2017

ABOUT FREEMASONRY – An Overview. Freemasonry, also known generally as Masonry, is the oldest and largest fraternity in the world. No other organization has a man walk into a room full of strangers, anywhere on earth, and immediately receive welcome and honor as a friend and Brother. Many Masons are well-known throughout history.   (see some […]



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Jan
18
2017

<a href=”http://northsidelodge283.wufoo.com/forms/z7x4m1/” title=”html form”>Fill out my Wufoo form!</a> Lodge Address: 3325 – 1st Street North East, St. Petersburg, FL next to the Masonic Home. (Map and Directions) (727) 896-6032. Mailing Address: Northside Lodge #283, F&AM P.O. Box 7067 St. Petersburg, FL  33734 WHEN WE MEET Business / Stated Communications:   1st and 3rd Monday of every […]



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Jan
18
2017

This page is to list our current candidates and newly obligated Brothers and follows their progress through their Degree work. Awaiting Investigation: Joshua Lawlor William Marshall Awaiting Entered Apprentice Degree: Allen Crimm Frederick Regina Michael Smith Scott A. Wendt Congratulations to our new Entered Apprentice(s): No new Entered Apprentices at this time. Awaiting Fellowcraft Degree: […]



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Dec
19
2012

The Installation Ceremony of Officers for 2013 will be on Saturday, January 5, 2013, at 2:30 pm. The Officers-Elect are: Worshipful Master -elect:    Stephen Pitts Sr. Warden -elect: Jack Keith Jr. Warden -elect: John Gunter Treasurer -elect: W:. Claude Pitts (incumb.) Secretary -elect: W:. Roy Tyrrell (incumb.)   The Deacons and Stewards and other officer […]



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