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Please feel free to bring any of the below needed items or donate cash this Thursday (Dec 10th 2020).
Last night the Brothers of Brandon Lodge 114 had the pleasure of Welcoming our Most Worshipful Grand Master Thomas L. Turlington, Jr. for a visit to our lodge.
From the office of The Most Worshipful Grand Lodge of Free and Accepted Masons of Florida THOMAS L. TURLINGTON, JR. Grand Master
DIRECTIVE NO. 13
To: The All Particular Lodges
It has been brought to my attention that the CDC guidelines of taking the temperature of all attendees upon entering events such as our Lodge Meetings and social events are not being followed. It is of the utmost importance that we continue to use this simple precaution of taking one’s temperature before they enter our events. It is the first line of defense to protect us from spreading COVID-19. Therefore, as Grand Master of Masons of Florida, I hereby ORDER AND DIRECT that at every Masonic event that assembles in any form a temperature reading shall be taken on every person that enters the event. Anyone with a temperature of 100 degrees or greater will not be allowed to enter the event. All other CDC guidelines will continue to be enforced throughout the Jurisdiction of Florida; including hand sanitation stations being required; masks being required by all attendees; and social distancing will be enforced in addition to taking the temperature of all attendees.
Take due notice and govern yourselves accordingly.
Sincerely and fraternally,
Thomas L. Turlington, Jr.
Dave and Wesley Forrest delivered 265.50 lbs. to ECHO today.
Wonderful gathering of brothers at the lodge all showing a wonderful variety of masks!
From the Worshipful Master Roscoe Love on reopening the lodge after the Covid-19 pandemic:
My hope is that each of you and your families are in good health. This year we have faced some unique challenges, and I have deeply missed our time together at Brandon Lodge.
First, I would like to congratulate R∴W∴ Jack Hampton for an excellent year as our District Deputy Grand Master. His knowledge and abilities have raised the bar for the 20th District. I also want to congratulate R∴H∴ David Wenzel for his appointment as the new District Instructor for the 20th District. A better selection could not have been made, and I pledge our support for him.
As the Governor of Florida has begun to re-open the State, the incoming Grand Master of Florida, M∴W∴ Thomas Turlington, has authorized the re-opening of Lodges in our jurisdiction beginning on June 1st. He has published some guidelines for re-opening, and our Lodge will adhere to those guidelines. He is allowing the individual Lodges to evaluate their own situation and make their own decision for their best re-opening plan.
After thoroughly reviewing all the requirements and with your health and safety my first concern, I have decided to partially open our Lodge in Phases beginning June 1st. I will initially open our Lodge for Catechism, Degree Practice, and Mentoring Classes. I will also allow scheduled work to be performed. There is much to prepare before the Lodge can be fully opened.
If all goes well and our current health situation continues to improve, I am setting a target date of June 25th for our first meeting. The meeting will be a regular Stated Communication with a light agenda. There will be no meal provided, and the dining room will remain closed. I have listed an outline of the process for you to safely attend the Lodge below.
Guidelines for Entering the Lodge
Brothers, this will be our trial run. I trust that everyone will adhere to the guidelines, and I am hopeful that the health situation will continue to improve. Brothers, please carefully evaluate your own health when making the decision to return to Lodge. Our primary goal is for everyone to stay healthy, while still enjoying the fraternity we cherish so much. After further evaluation, I will make the decision to fully open the Lodge to normal operations in July.
Please continue to check our website with upcoming calendar dates, our Facebook page, and emails for updated information. If you are not receiving our communications, please contact R∴W∴ Jack Hampton, our Secretary, to update your contact information at email@example.com.
Brothers, your health and safety are the guiding influence in all my decisions concerning this matter. I look forward to seeing you soon.
Starting next week ECHO will only be opened on Wednesday and Friday 9am to 1pm. Remind the Brothers not to bring their donations to the lodge but take them straight to ECHO. They are in need of everything so it doesn’t matter what they take just don’t forget about them. And as always if any Brother needs assistance please contact us and my phone number and email address is in the tresselboard.
Thank you and stay safe.
I hope this finds you all well considering our current situation. One of the consequences of “social distancing” and “sheltering in place” is a sense of loneliness and helplessness for some of our Brothers, especially those with limited mobility or highly at risk.
How can we, considering the limitations we have, reach out and provide assistance to these Brothers?
One technique used to solve complex problems is called “brainstorming”. With most of us at home with a little time on our hands, I thought that I would ask each of us to consider a solution and send it to me. I will consolidate the ideas and report them to the Worshipful Master. The main rule of brainstorming is that no idea is wrong or worthless.
I’ll be looking for your ideas by return email. Please to Secretary@brandonlodge.org.