We started out with a delicious steak, potatoes, & toasted rolls dinner, (thank you Worshipful Masters Chris Webb and Steven Pitts). The meeting turnout was good. We had two brothers (Lee & Jim) go through the FellowCraft Degree Monday night, Jan 27th at our Lodge. We were fortunate to have Worshipful Master Pat Lynch and two other Masonic brothers from Gulf Beach F&AM Lodge attend the ceremony. Year 2020 is starting out to be a good year!
Last night a number of the members of Northside Lodge #283 visited Elmer O Smith Lodge #307. It was a night of great fellowship with fun had by all! But the most important part of the night was when we took claim of the Traveling Gavel.
It was my understanding that Elmer O Smith Lodge had maintained a claim on the Gavel for between 3 and 5 months and I knew we just had to make a visit because Northside Lodge had been without the Gavel for far too long. Toward the end of the evening when the Lodge was conducting new business, a number of members of Elmer O Smith did their best to keep us from claiming the Gavel, but our persistence won out!
This was all done in good fun and they told me that if 3 months passes and we still have the Gavel, we can expect a visit from a number of their members to our Lodge to reclaim it!
More images to follow.
There will be a memorial service performed for Brother Bob Gilliland at the Masonic Home of Florida in the chapel at 4:00 P.M. on Friday, August 1st.
Northside Lodge #283 will be having a Thanksgiving Dinner today. It will be from 4:00 to 6:00 at the Lodge. The cost is a donation of $8.50 per plate. All donations go to support Lodge activities. Please bring family and friends we will we will bring the food. If everything comes together as it should fun and fellowship will show up on its own. Happy Thanksgiving Brothers!
We will be having our monthly breakfast on Sunday 11-17-13. Breakfast is served from 8:00 am to 10:00am and all are welcome. Please bring family and friends. The menu includes pancakes, French toast, home fried potatoes, biscuits and gravy, sausage, bacon, toast, coffee and juice.
There are several events coming up soon. If I put a post in about each one at this time it will bury the post about the breakfast. Since the Breakfast is tomorrow I didn’t want to drive that post too far down the page. Please check in frequently for updates on what is happening.
Just as a quick reminder, Northside Lodge 283 will be serving our regular breakfast on October 20th. Please bring family and friends for a good meal and some fun.
Northside Lodge will have its annual Harvest Diner on Saturday, October 26, 2013. This in one of the 2 big fund raiser diners the Lodge holds each year. The cost will be $8.50 per plate and is always a great time. (4:00pm to 6:00pm) Please bring family and friends and join in the fun!
Since Monday is the 5th Monday of the month Northside Lodge will have a covered dish instead of a meeting. All are welcome Masons, family and friends. Set up will be at 6:00 diner is served at 6:30. No charge just bring your favorite dish to share with the brotherhood.
Please remember to bring a can good for the food drive!
Thank you Brother Scott for the reminder.
This past week-end, Northside Lodge lost two of its own, Bro. Jesse Leo Nash, and Bro. William Scites, were called from Labor, to the Celestial Lodge. Please keep Nash and Scites families and friends in your thoughts and prayers. All who knew these departed Brothers will cherish their memories. They truly loved being Masons and lived by our Fraternity’s ideals and beliefs.