Brethren, we have been in contact with the District Deputy of the 10th Masonic District and with the Recorder of Habibi Shriners in Lake Charles, LA. Currently, Habibi Shrine Temple is providing meals for 50 people, twice a day at 11:00 am and 4:00 pm. These Brothers are helping both Masons and the general public.
We have learned that residents of the Lake Charles area are in pretty good shape for water as they have received truckloads from eastern Texas. However, they are in desperate need of non-perishable foods, toiletries, household cleansers, and baby diapers.
Yesterday, Grand Lodge of Florida issued a notice that they have received requests for assistance from both the Grand Lodge of Louisiana (Hurricane Laura) and the Grand Lodge of Iowa (Derecho Storm) through appeals to the Masonic Service Association. Should your Lodge like to provide financial assistance to help their devastated Brothers and their families, please send all donations to The Grand Lodge of Florida, P.O. Box 1020, Jacksonville, FL 32201-1020 and Grand Lodge will forward them to the Masonic Service Association for proper processing. Please clearly mark your check for Louisiana Disaster Relief or Iowa Disaster Relief.
We will continue to collect relief supplies at St. Andrews Lodge No. 212 in Panama City for the next 2-3 weeks. Again, we have been told the immediate needs in SW Louisiana are for non-perishable foods, toiletries, household cleansers, and especially baby diapers. Our plan is to drive the supplies over to Habibi Temple in early October.
Brethren, remember to sign up for Circumscribe, the new web based membership tool on the Grand Lodge of Florida website. This site allows you to pay your dues, edit your profile, and access your Masonic record online. Instructions for how to register for your Circumscribe account can be found here.
V∴W∴ Vern Orr, an Honorary member of St. Andrews Lodge is still not feeling well. He is suffering from abdominal pains, but the doctors have not determined a cause. Please keep Vern and Mary in your prayers.
Stated Communications are 1st and 3rd Thursdays @ 7:00PM (Next One is September 17th ) . Dinner will be served at 6:00 PM. Brethren, the W∴M∴ requests your attendance, to support the Fraternity, Your Officers, Your Lodge, Your Brothers and Masonry in general.
If anyone has a request or a notification for other Lodges in the area, or a request to place it on our "TRESTLEBOARD" please click on the Envelope below and we will be glad to post it.