By

Martin Greif
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...
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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.
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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.
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Please join us in congratulating our Worshipful Master, Charles C. Osborne! He received two appointments from two Grand York Rite bodies. District Deputy Grand Commander – District 3 Grand Commandery of Knights Templar of Florida (Black Coats) and District Instructor -District 3 Grand Chapter of Royal Arch Masons of Florida (Red Coats) Brothers, this is...
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Please join me in congratulating Brother Derek Justin DeGain, Brother Wissam Itani and Brother Samuel McPherson on being raised to the sublime degree of Master Mason.  They were raised in our Farmers Degree.  As a long time country lodge we keep the traditions handed down to us from the farmers that founded our lodge.
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Please join us in welcoming our newest Brothers.  Brother John Patrick Greene and Brother Daniel Paul Sacher-Brown initiated at J. F. Swartsel.  Below are pictures from the event. Brother Sacher-Brown is on the left and Brother Greene is on the right.  In the middle is Worshipful David B. Lambert who was the Worshipful Master for...
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Please join us in congratulating Brother Wissam “Sam” Itani on being passed to the degree of Fellow Craft.  Our Worshipful Master for the Degree was Worshipful Stuart Graff.  All in all, a great night of fellowship. Below is a picture of all the Brothers in attendance that night.
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J.F. Swartsel was honored to host the Boy Scouts tonight.  The young men and their families enjoyed a night of celebration for all their hard work.  Below are two pictures from the Troop 12 Court of Honor.   We look forward to hosting their next event!
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Every third Friday the lodge offers a Fish Fry which is open to the public.  We start serving at 5:00 and don’t end until 8:00.  On most of our Fish Fry’s we serve hundreds of meals. Not only is the food great, people often comment on how much fun they have visiting the lodge and...
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On February 14th this year, the lodge held it’s first annual Car Show.  Here are a few pictures from the set up. The event started at noon as was free to attend.  The lodge did offer a delicious chicken lunch for a small donation of $10.00.  Between the cars and the lunch we were able...
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