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Thursday, December 11, 2014 - Master Mason Dergree
What an exciting evening we had at Gulf Beach Lodge last night. Forty Five Brothers did things a little differently for the Master Mason Degree of Brothers Patrick Lynch and Mark Sawa-Szostak. The evening started with some great fellowship, welcoming five visitors joining us from Newfoundland, Scotland, Indiana, Maine, New York, California and Pennsylvania!
It was an outstanding Degree Ceremony with several highlights. The master of the second part was Brother Steve Nelson who also delivered the charge. W:. Matt Ness was the 12th Fellow Craft. The lecture was beautifully delivered by W:. Thomas Quay, sitting Master of Saint Petersburg Lodge No. 139 and Brother Robert Graziani delivered a moving presentation of “On Yonder Book” – a most appropriate poem by M:.W:. Benjamin L. Hadley, PGM of Maine in 1943.
Instead of having dinner before the Degree ceremony, we decided to enjoy it at "half time" when we were served delicious meatloaf with mashed potatoes, gravy and fresh green beans by Brother Steve Fetherman and his crew.
Brother Mitch Kiger, who will be leaving us soon, was presented with a plaque recognizing his dedication and contributions to the lodge by Worshipful Mike Pagnotta on behalf of the Brethren.