Installation of Officers 2021
On Saturday, January 2, 2021, J.F. Swartsel held our installation of officers for the year. Normally, we would invite Brothers, friends and family to this event. Given the pandemic this year our Worshipful Master, Samuel McPherson decided that a more cautious approach was warranted.
This year the installation was recorded so that those who could not attend would still be able to share in the moment with us. The video is approximately 1 hour long and covers the installation itself and the presentations that followed the installation ceremony.
Hopefully next year you will be able to participate in the installation at the Lodge and not have to watch a recording.
We wish you all a safe and healthy 2021!
11-09-2020 WORSHIPFUL MASTER AND YOUTH APPRECIATION NIGHT
Attending the Worshipful Master and Youth appreciation night presented by the Tampa Scottish Rite. Congratulations to all the Youth organizations and all the sitting Worshipful Masters! Especially our W:. M:. Adam Feldman. Thanks to all the Brothers who came out to support the event.
11-3-2020 PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION – POLLING PLACE WORKERS
A very special thank you for these Brothers. They put in a very long day to support J.F. Swartsel Lodge.
- R:. W:. Don Bell
- R:. W:. Charles Osborne
- W:. Jerry Snell
- Br. Sam McPherson
- Br. Jim Cline
These Brothers were on the font line of Democracy on election day.
Sorry no pictures allowed in the polling place.
11-3-2020 PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION – DROP SITE WORKERS
Thanks to the Brothers who showed up to work our drop sites. J.F. Swartsel had three drop sites this election. What a great fund raising opportunity for us and a good way to give back to the community!
Northdale Sheriff’s Station:
- W:. M:. Adam Feldman
- Br. Wade Angel
- Br. Scott Hatten
- Br. Dennis Martin
North Tampa Library:
- W:. Ken Tutor
- W:. Tony Hedayat
- W:. Jeff Sklet
Lutz Civic Center
- W:. Dan Valdez
- Br. Ray Ciunci
- Br. Frank Penny
LODGE VISIT TO HILLSBOROUGH NO. 25 – CAPTURE THE GAVEL
Our monthly visit was to Hillsborough Lodge No. 25. Thanks to the Brothers who were able to make it out. We had a great time visiting with our Brothers. There was another reason for out visit, we brought home the Traveling Gavel.
Worshipful Stuart Jay Graff passed to the Celestial Temple above
It is with great sadness that we share the passing of our beloved Brother. On Sunday, September 27th, we had the honor of conducting a Masonic Memorial Service in the Lodge that we streamed to his family and friends using Zoom. Below is the recording of our service and his record as a Mason. Alas My Brother! Rest in Peace.
Worshipful Stuart Jay Graff
|→ Born on August 11, 1940
→ Initiated as an Entered Apprentice on February 2, 2000
→ Passed to the Degree of Fellow Craft on May 17, 2000
→ Raised as a Master Mason on January 01, 2000
→ He passed to the Celestial Temple above on September 10, 2020
9/24/20 ENTERED APPRENTICE DEGREE
Congratulations to Brother Raymond Stafanski! J.F. Swartsel’s newest member. We had a great turnout to welcome him into the Fraternity. The lecture was excellently given by R:. W:. Steven Silvers. Thank you R:. W:.. The music was provided by Brother John Nagy and as always added much to the Degree.
9-9-2020 JOHN DARLING LODGE VISIT
Our September Lodge visit was to John Darling Lodge No 154. We were there to see W:. M:. Wasam Itani, a duel member of Swartsel, sitting in the East. He did a great job! We are proud of him and the rest of the Brothers of John Darling Lodge. A good time was had by all.
DISTRICT DEPUTY GRAND MASTER OFFICIAL VISIT
We had the honor and privileged to receive R:. W:. Steve Fortier District Deputy Grand Master for the 19th Masonic District and his District Committeemen. It was good to hear the Grand master’s message and all the very informative committeemen. Thanks to all the Brothers who came out.