Sickness and Distress

Grand Generalissimo James Mason and his wife Shere have had a fire at their home. A lightning strike hit a transformer near their home and caused a power surge that started the fire. The information I have is that they have lost everything including the life of one of their dogs. Right now they have received assistance from Jim’s lodge and York Rite body. I believe Red Cross has also helped. Right now Jim and Shere are going through an emotional time and need your prayers. I am sure they both will appreciate this.

We need to raise donations to help them through this difficult time. Please pass this information to all you can. We need to help Jim and Shere.

Thank you
Stanley L Hudson
Grand Master of Freemasons
of The Grand Lodge of Florida
(772) 418-1061

R.E. John B. Fletcher, Jr. Passes

Companions and Sir Knights

It is with great sorrow that I inform you that Sir Knight John B. Fletcher Jr. passed on to the Great Architect last evening, April 25th, 2016, around 5PM. Brother John was an active Mason and will be greatly missed by all. John was a Past Grand Commander of Florida and the secretary of the Orlando York Rite Bodies for 35 years. His tenacity and wisdom were, and will continue to be the pillars of the Orlando York Rite. At this time, there are no arrangements.

Olivet Commandery No. 4 Knights Winter Garden Brothers

At last weekend’s York Rite Festival, two brothers from Winter Garden Lodge No. 165 were knighted into our magnanimous order. The Orlando York Rite bodies, having a completely new line of officers from the secretary down are seeing a flux in new interest and younger membership.  If you are a member and haven’t been in a while for whatever reason, you should come out and see the changes and progress we are making.  We need and welcome your support!

 

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L-R: SK Bart Patria, Sentinel, SK Jerry Clark, SK Mike Kilgore and SK Dan Kuhl, Swordbearer