Officer's Messages Are
HERE for Noah
Br. James Hamilton
WB Thomas Reedy
WB John McKinney
Br. John Duly
Br. Michael Gardner
Br. Robert Sabo (Pro Tem)
Free and Accepted Masons
PO Box 3508
Fort Myers, Florida 33918
(41 Willis Rd, N. Ft. Myers, FL 33917)
Communications : 2nd and 4th Monday
(WebMason Note: Our Worshipful Master
spent enough time in the hospital in May to have earned a "pass"
for his June article. We pray his recovery goes well enough to
catch up soon! He'd love to hear from ALL of us while he tries
to rest up and rejoin us in Lodge. Dana McGrath )
May has slowly eased its way to an
end, however we at Noah did grab a few different gatherings. One of
these was our spaghetti dinner night, wonderfuly prepared by Brother
Robert Sabo . This man hand makes every meatball and cooks them to
perfection each and everytime. The sauce is a family secret recipe only
known by true Sabos'.
Another gathering we had was on May 23 2011, this
was our family night, with a great turnout by many members and family
members. Everyone brought their favorite covered dish and the food was
plentiful as well as the fellowship. Plans were already in the making
for another family night ,show up next meeting and find out when it
might be or even help plan it.
Brothers we have a BAR-B-QUE in June on the
11th and we need your support and your fellowship.This and all of our
fund raisers go to good causes Brothers and isn't that why we and
myself included joined Masonry was to help some cause. There's not a
better way to help than by eating a nice BAR-B-QUE dinner prepared by
Brother Jack Scott who has cooked many a chicken for Noah over the
years, remember - BRING A FRIEND.
By the time most of you read this we will
be in Grand Lodge up in Orlando. We, the Officers of Noah Lodge, go to
represent our Lodge and take on this duty proudly. We plan to vote on
all the issues as the Lodge as a whole decided for the best interests
of Masonry. Show up to Lodge on the 13th of June to see where we stand
on the voting issues.
One final entry our Worshipful Master
Larry Newton has been a little down, give him a call, bug him a little
he would call you. It was great to see him and his wife at family night. I don't know how he did it but he had the DDGM Jerry Timberlake there
helping serve beans and everything. Once again it was a good time with
Friends and Brothers.
Your Humble Senior Warden,
Observing the time
Grand Lodge was quite an experience, The opening was nothing short of
inspirational. The Color Guard from MacDill AFB led the procession followed by a sea
of red, white
and blue as members marched through the aisles, each carrying the flags
home lodges. The entire body paid tribute to those who have served our country,
in particular those who have made the ultimate sacrifice and the
The Grand Lodge Officers then turned to the business at hand and after
the typical amount of self
congratulations from the East, the work began. I have never seen the
craft more united, our votes were cast as per the straw vote at our
Lodge and the decisions followed that same pattern to the letter. All
the "power grabbing" was stopped in it's tracks (at least for now),
discussions offered up by the Brethren were well thought out and
echoed our own discussions in the home lodges.
The only "Yes" vote that
we cast was for the Medical Research Lab to be our official charity.
It seemed that every lodge we spoke with had voted the same. There
were some unhappy faces on the stage and the only outbursts that
bordered upon inappropriate came from the Brothers with the gold
around their necks, who at times seemed perplexed at the crafts
inability to recognize their genius or marvel at the sheer brilliance
of their plans. I had the chance to meet some very interesting people
and in particular the Brothers from Key West Lodge extended an
invitation for us to visit them and promised to do their best to feed
us more sea food than we can handle.
Thanks to all the Brothers who helped to make it possible for us
to represent Noah Lodge this year , A lodge is only as good as the
people who make up it's members and we were very proud to be able
to say that We were from a lodge as fine as ours.
Thanks also to RWDDGM Jerry Timberlake for his guidance through
the procedures and his unwavering support of Noah and its members.
(And thanks to WB Dana McGrath for printing yet another late article
with minimal admonishment for the lateness of said article :)
Had a great time but it's good to be home.
has been playing Doctor Pinball (he's the pinball) this month, so his article
will be delayed a bit.)
From The Chaplain's Station
Trash or Treasure?
in Florida at this time of year, we miss the changing of the seasons. We
miss seeing God's hand in the renewing of the earth. We do of course have
the beautiful sunrises and sunsets of South West Florida and the flowering trees,
beaches and rivers that surround us. If we would only take time to open
our eyes and see, we would feel God's presents in our lives every day.
Brothers let us be thankful for God's creations, the beauty that surrounds us
and God's presence in our lives.
May God bless you every day in every
Our District Deputy Grand Master
R.W. Jerry Timberlake
DDGM, District 28
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