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Fernandina Beach Shrine Club Parade and BBQ

The Fernandina Beach Shrine Club
1101 South 14th Street
Fernandina Beach, Fl. 32034
(904) 261-3917

The Fernandina Beach Shrine Club will be holding it's 48th annual Parade and Barbecue on

March 15th, 2003

Menu: Barbecue beef and pork, baked beans, coleslaw, bread, pickles, tea

Cost: $6.00 Donation

Parade will be at 11am on Centre Street in Fernandina Beach

The meal will be served from 11am to 5pm at Atlantic Elementary School Cafeteria

Take out is available Friday form 11am till 2pm by calling 261-8704 or 261-3917

Tickets may be purchased in person at the event

All proceeds go to the Shriners Hospitals for Burned and Crippled Children

Children under 18 years of age with orthopedic problems or burn injuries receive specialized medical care at NO COST at Shriners Hospitals and Shriners Burn Institutes

From: Roy C Malin <datatec@gibnet.gi>
To: Submit your Masonic news

Gibraltar Celebrates 250th Anniversary

It's arrived!

250th Anniversary of tthe District Grand Lodge of Gibraltar

From September 18th to 21st 2002, The District Grand Lodge of Gibraltar (Europe) under the United Grand Lodge of England is to celebrate its 250th anniversary and 275 years of Freemasonry here in Gibraltar.

Come and join us in the unique and historic occasion.

We invite and encourage all Brethren and their families from around the world to join us in celebration of this historic occasion.

For full information of the events and memorabilia visit www.masonic250th.com.

Yours Fraternally,

W. Bro. Roy C Malin (Past District Grand Junior Warden)

Tennessee: 2002 CAVE DEGREE

The 2002 Cave Degree will be held on Saturday August 17. This is the 31st Annual Cave Degree and has been designated the LEON MEADE MEMORIAL CAVE DEGREE. Brother Meade, who died on January 3, served as Union Lodge's Worshipful Master in 1972--the year the first Cave Degree was held. He was instrumental in organizing this event; accordingly this cave degree is dedicated in his memory.

On Friday Night August 16, a Florida Fellowcraft Degree will be conferred at Union Lodge by a degree team comprised of the 17th and 18th Florida Masonic Districts. Current Deputy Grand Master, R. W. Brother James Durham, is planning to attend this event.

On Saturday August 17, a Georgia Master Mason Degree will be conferred in the Cave by Riverdale Lodge 709, Riverdale Georgia.

Meals will be served as last year.

2002 Cave Degree pins are now available. To order a pin, please mail $3.00 (per pin) to :

Tom Boduch
P.O. box 926
Kingston, TN 37763

For more information, please visit < www.gmwp.org/cave2002 >.


The 2002 Grand Master's Work Project is underway. A house is under construction with Tipton County HABITAT FOR HUMANITY just north of Memphis. The 2003 GMWP will be built in partnership with Hickman County HFH, the 2004 with Cleveland HFH and the 2005 with the Jackson Area HFH affiliate.

To make a donation (money or building materials) or to get involved, please contact Brother Tom Boduch or visit www.gmwp.org.

Roane County HFH dedicated its 28th house on Sunday April 28. It is located in the Hope Sub-Division, next to Union Lodge #38.

House #29 is currently under construction, and is located at 693 Highland Road. The house is being framed by the 1st Baptist Church of Kingston.

Date: Mon, 06 May 2002 13:57:44 +0530
To: masonry-ask@mit.edu
From: "M.M.Engineers" <emem@vsnl.com>
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Lodge Prudence No. 3, under the rolls of Grand Lodge of South India, holds its Installation Meeting on 10th June 2002, at Masonic Temple, Race Course Road, COIMBATORE 641018 India.

Bro. Harish B. Vagadia takes over as Master for the period 2002-03.

Message-ID: <000601c1d37e$b635be40$46930b3f@oemcomputer>
From: "Carlos Urrea Alcaraz" <carurrea@earthlink.net>
Date: Sun, 24 Mar 2002 14:56:08 -0700

Hi, my brother. My name: Carlos Urrea M.'. M.'. My Mother Lodge: Builders Lodge # 60, Tucson AZ.

In my most recent visit to Mexico, I was asked by some of our Br.'. from the G.'. L.'. of Sinaloa to invite Brethren in the USA to their National Convention.

I'd like to know how to post an invitation for all regular Masons around the world to attend the 35th Mexican National Masonic Convention. It will take place in Mazatlan Sinaloa, Mx. on July 18, 19, and 20th of July 2002.

For further information please contact:
M.'. W.'. Roberto Valdez Prado
G.'. M.'. of the G.'. L.'. of Sinaloa
Ave. Xicotencatl # 748 esq. Lago de Patzcuaro
Colonia Las Quintas
Culiacan, Sinaloa. MEXICO
G.'. L.'. PH: (667) 712-0525, (667) 750-0229

You also can check:

or contact me at carurrea@hotmail.com or carurrea@earthlink.net

The Grand Lodge of Massachusetts AF&AM has established an National Disaster Relief Fund to assist in the current troubles. (more info)

From: "Paul M. Bessel" <bessel.paul@verizon.net>
Sent: Thursday, September 20, 2001 1:59 PM
Subject: PSOC: Masonic prayer service this Sunday

The Grand Lodge of D.C. has announced a prayer service for *all* Masons and their friends this Sunday, September 23, 2001. We will gather at the Sylvan Theater, adjacent to the Washington Monument, for a service to begin at 3:00 p.m. Our Grand Chaplain, the Rev. David Balcom, will bring the message of the day.

Please help spread the word about this event to all Masons and their families and friends, so we can have a large turnout.

We will not wear aprons or jewels. The important thing is that we join together in this difficult time, and what better place than next to the Washington Monument in Washington D.C. -- Sunday, September 23, at 3pm.

From: <Daddyj1s@aol.com>
Date: Wed, 1 Aug 2001 16:49:21 EDT
Subject: Submit your Masonic news
To: <masonry-ask@MIT.EDU>

We will be having our 5th Anniversary of King Solomon lodge #52, A.F.&A.M on Sept. 22, 2001 in Lancaster, PA

From: "Darrell Pratt" <darrelpr@heartland.net>
To: <masonry-ask@MIT.EDU>
Subject: Submit your Masonic news
Date: Wed, 18 Jul 2001 14:20:35 -0500

Past Master Darrell M Pratt Red Oak Lodge 162 - 32nd degree Mason with the Scottish Rite Temple in Omaha, Nebraska says:

"We still have a active Lodge with about sixty five members in Red Oak, Iowa. We are getting ready to put on the degree work for a new candidate."

Date: Tue, 17 Jul 2001 04:13:26 -0500
From: Phil Elam <pelam1@mindspring.com>
To: masonry-ask@mit.edu
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First meeting of St. Louis Masonic Study Club to be held in October 2001.

Date: Sun, 17 Jun 2001 20:47:07 -0400
From: Roy & Barbara Wortman <edit@ecr.net>
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The Ohio Lodge # 199, Bladensburg, Ohio, celebrted its 150th anniversary with a reconsecration of the Lodge on May 19, 2001.

Date: Sat, 13 Jan 2001 13:45:43 -0600
From: Robert Turner <bgturner@casscomm.com>
Subject: Submit your Masonic news
To: dryfoo@MIT.EDU
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Virginia Lodge #544 to hold OPEN Installation Sunday 1 21 2001 at 6:PM. Lodge located Route 78 south edge of Virginia, Il Installing Officer WB A> Lee Reynolds, Installing Marshal RWB G. Robert Turner.

Virginia Lodge #544 will hold their 19th Annual Spaghetti Supper on 4 3 2001 from 4 to 7 PM at the Catholic hall on N. Main St. This is the lodges only fund-raiser and thousands of $$$$ have been given to local charities with the youth receiving the greater parts. Call 217 453 3277 for more info or bgturner@casscomm.com

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