At a Stated Meeting at Brotherhood Lodge No. 375 on Tuesday night, May 12th, 2015, Brother William Carman’s long service to the Fraternity was recognized by the Craft. Bill was awarded a beautifully framed Fifty-Five Year certificate and Fifty-Five Year Masonic lapel pin recognizing his service to Freemasonry and Brotherhood Lodge No. 375. The awards were presented by W:. Mike Greene, W:. Wayne Heavens, and W:. Walt Wheeler, all past Worshipful Masters during the time that Bill held elected Lodge offices. Over the years, Bill has been Lodge Secretary and Lodge Treasurer, has coordinated the monthly Masonic Luncheon Club held at the Lodge, and continues to serve as a loyal and faithful Brother.
Congratulations Brother Bill Carman!
Due to unanticipated circumstances, the Masonic Breakfast scheduled for Saturday May 16, 2015 is canceled. Watch for announcement of a future Masonic Breakfast schedule.
In case you missed the announcement from the WM, the 3rd Saturday of every month features an all-you-can-eat breakfast at Brotherhood Lodge No. 375 on Montour Street. Saturday morning April 18th – our second scheduled event – was no exception.
Arriving before 7:30 AM to set up the dining room, three faithful Brothers then prepared and served a delicious hearty breakfast for all comers. Bro. Greg Wagner was the Chief Chef, and he personally prepared the eggs, sausage, biscuits and gravy, and kept the coffee pot full. Bro. Ray Davidsen was in charge of the griddle to prepare the home-made hash-brown potatoes. Bro. Dave Millendorf was the pancake mixer and maker, and also made sure the toast did not burn. Available on the counter for all was fresh Tropicana Orange Juice, maple syrup and butter for the pancakes, and all the necessary breakfast condiments.
After preparing and serving a breakfast that was enjoyed by all, the crew of three washed and cleaned all the pots, pans, and utensils, put away any food that could be refrigerated or frozen, locked up the building and went home to recover from a busy morning.
Want to help and have some fun – or come to eat? Just show up! The next breakfast is scheduled for Saturday morning May 16th, the day before Mother’s Day. The breakfast is open to all Masons, family and friends. Y’all come hungry!
Brotherhood Lodge’s 5th Tuesday night tradition of Dining Out continued on March 31st at Buffet City restaurant on Cortez Blvd (SR50), with ten adults and four children in attendance. Thanks to previous planning by the Lodge Secretary, we were ushered into a private and very comfortable back dining room just off the main dining room. We were arranged at one long table, and the conversation covered many interesting topics – none of which were political or current events. Because of this, conversation was plentiful and relaxing. Even the children cooperated by keeping their playing to a dull roar. There seemed to be no winners in the beanbag toss using sugar packets, but they all seemed to enjoy themselves, as did all the adults. It felt like a family dinner with friends!! Great FELLOWSHIP and friendship.
Let’s be brief about the real reason we were there: TO EAT! LOTS of good food of all varieties including: Fresh lettuce and greens salad with various dressings and toppings; several piping-hot soups; Korean Kimche; seaweed; oysters; peel and eat shrimp; steak, chicken, pork, and fresh vegetables of all kinds raw or cooked to order on the hibachi (by an excellent chef) topped with fresh spices as you like it; pepperoni pizza; fried chicken, pork, and beef in several savory sauces; lo-mein noodles; deep fried scallops and other sea food; soft sweet rolls, thick-cut french fries and onion rings; spring rolls and egg rolls, just to name a few entrees. Deserts included: fresh and canned fruit; jello (there’s always room for…); rice pudding; bread pudding; vanilla and chocolate pudding; soft serve ice cream; cookies, cakes, mini-cannolis; and on and on. If you left there hungry, it was your own fault.
If you missed this fun event, be prepared to attend the next one, scheduled for Tuesday evening June 30 at a location to be determined. All Masons from all Lodges, their family, and friends are invited to attend. Please bring a potential Mason as a guest if possible. Watch this site for announcement of the next location we will be visiting. And if you have a suggestion for a location, please contact the Lodge Secretary.
Free Masonry = Fellowship TNT L7 (Don’t know what that means? Ask Bro. Ray next time you see him.)
Greetings Brethren, and visitors all! You will notice that as we add photos to the site now, four of them will appear on the front page as a visual indicator that new photos were added. This does not mean that only four photos were added, I just didn’t want to clog the front page with more than that. Simply click “(more…)” or “Read the rest of this entry” under the photos to see the whole album. Alternatively, you can also click the word/link “Photos” up at the top of the page to get to all of our photos and albums on the site at any time. Remember to click more or read the rest of the entry on those albums as well.
Update 2/28/2015 Updated the officer list and squashed a couple bugs. Thanks!
W.: Michael Greene
Webmaster, Brotherhood No. 375
Brotherhood Lodge No. 375 Installation a BIG SUCCESS
January 31, 2015:
The food: GREAT as always. Thanks to Greg and Carol Wagner who prepared a most delicious dinner of: Tossed salad with Italian Dressing; Home-Made Meatloaf with their delicious secret tomato sauce; smooth and creamy mashed potatoes with beef gravy; tasty green beans; warm rolls and butter; coffee and sweet or plain iced tea.
After a very social dinner with lots of conversation, all present retired to the Lodge Room.
Introduction of the Installation Team and distinguished visitors was offered by R.W. Robert ‘Slim’ Owen, who provided a brief explanation of the event to the assembled members and guests.
Then the Installation Team went to work, as practiced and polished as always, and Brotherhood Lodge No. 375 appreciates their proficiency. The Team: Installing Officer: R.W. Robert Owen; Installing Marshall: W:. Pete Raymond; Installing Chaplain: W:. Lucky Lee; Installing Musician: Bro. Seth Rye (Grand Musician of the Grand Lodge of Florida); Ladies Escort: W:. Ken Curry. What a memorable night thanks to the Team.
Installed Lodge Officers were: Worshipful Master: W:. Gregory Wagner; Senior Warden: Bro. Steve Longarello;
Treasurer: Bro. Ralph Scott; Secretary: Bro. David Millendorf; Senior Deacon: W:. Michael Greene; Junior Deacon: Bro. Edward Nurse; Senior Steward: Bro. John Nicoll; Junior Steward: Bro. Roger Riendeau; Marshall: W:. Wayne Heavens. Three new officers could not be present, and will be installed at a later date.
Upon completion of the ceremonies and closing of the Lodge, dessert was served in the dining room: home baked chocolate cake with vanilla icing. Once again, delicious.
A very enjoyable evening was had by all in attendance, and officers and members of Brotherhood Lodge look forward to an active and enjoyable year in Freemasonry.
The 19th District of Florida Masters and Wardens group is offering the following:
A brand new AlumaCraft 14 foot boat rigged for fishing, along with a new 15 HP Mercury outboard motor and a new Road King boat trailer – from Millers Boating Center. All you need to do is connect your hitch and away you go!
A donation ticket is $5.00, and the drawing will be held on December 12, 2015.
You need not be present to win. See the Lodge Secretary for tickets.