Our 2019 Installation
Brothers, on Saturday, January 5th we installed our 2019 Elected and Appointed Officers. Please join us in welcoming and supporting our Worshipful Master Jerry Snell and his Officers for 2019.
Our Installing Officer was Right Honorable Steven Fortier, District Instructor for the 19th Masonic District. Assisting him were Worshipful Jeff Sklet as our Installing Marshall and Right Worshipful Chuck Osborne as our Installing Chaplain. We thank him and his Installation Team for a wonderful installation.
Please Congratulate our Newly Raised Brothers
We had the honor of raising Brothers Dennis Morgan Martin and Shawn Michael Whited of our Lodge and Brother Roy Albert Chatelle of Tampa Lodge #240. Brothers from both J.F. Swartsel Lodge and Tampa Lodge were present and the sidelines were very well represented.
Some of our Brothers were camera shy as we had way more Brothers in attendance than shown in the picture above.
Save the Date!
Doesn’t this look delicious! Join us on September 28th for our dining with the Masons Fund Raiser at Cuatro Restaurant. They are open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Best of all, a portion of the proceeds will be donated back to the lodge so bring your family and friends.
As we get closer to the date, we’ll send out an update and a reminder.
Join Us for A Night Out with the Masons
On Monday, May 23, 2016 J.F. Swartsel Lodge is hosting a Fund Raiser at Chili’s from 4:00 pm to 11:00. Chili’s is located at 13050 North Dale Mabry Hwy, Tampa, Fl 33618.
Bring your family and bring your friends! Have a wonderful meal, enjoy fellowship with your Brothers and know that 10% of your entire bill will be donated back to the lodge.
This is a great way to combine fun and support the lodge.
Just print out the coupon below and bring it with you.
Our Newest Entered Apprentice – Brother Joseph Theodore Hinton III
What a wonderful night of fellowship as we welcomed Brother Hinton into the fraternity! We had a great Degree conducted by our Worshipful Master Danilo Valdez. The night was capped off by R:.W:. Scott McAlister’s lecture and Brother Frank Penny’s charge. Below are pictures from the Degree. Not pictured, but what should have been captured for posterity, was Brother Frank Fernandez’s chili dinner and flan desert. The Brother lined up for seconds more than usual so Thank You Brother Fernandez for a great meal!
Please Welcome our Newest Brother, Adam Scott Feldman
On January 28th this year we had an Entered Apprentice Degree for Adam Scott Feldman. It was a great night of fellowship and enjoyed by not only members of our lodge, but also by visiting Entered Apprentices from other lodges.
Our Newly Installed Officers for 2016
On January 2nd, at 10:00 AM, J.F. Swartsel installed it’s newly elected and appointed officers for 2016. On hand were family and friends to support our new officers. After the installation, the officers present were kind enough to pose for the picture below:
Please Welcome Brothers Lipiczky and Lozano
Last night, we initiated two new Brothers. Please join me in welcoming Brothers William Andrew Lipiczky and Eric Carlos Lozano to our fraternity. Sitting in the East for the night was R:. W:. Don Bell who also delivered the Charge. R:. W:. Robert Lambert delivered the Lecture. All in all, it was a great night of fellowship!!!
Today was our Farmers’ Degree where we raised Brothers Nicholas Brems, Craig F. Muth, Joseph William Bower-Cooper, Kevin Richard Duhaime and John Joseph Scherer.
Sitting in the East for the First and Second Sections was R:.W:. Sam Pesola who also delivered the Lecture. W:. Doyle Mullins delivered the charge.
Hawaiian Shirt Night
And now for something a little different. We held our first Hawaiian Shirt Night. It was surprising that so many Brothers had these in their closets. Maybe we need to be careful on what we ask the Brothers to wear; there’s no telling what else they may have in their wardrobes.