Lodge Resumes on June 2nd!

My Brothers,

It feels as though it has been forever since we have been able meet in person, but as of June 1st that thankfully is at an end! All lodge functions are being returned to us the craft from Grand Lodge WITH some conditions. They want us to practice safe social distancing guidelines, they want us to provide hand sanitizer (Thank you W. Brewer for that wonderful donation), disposable gloves, and masks (Custom Phoenix ones WILL be available for $10 Tuesday the 2nd). I have asked our Junior Warden to go back to disposable plates, cups, and silverware for the time being I still believe he will rise to the occasion and continue to provide outstanding table side meals.

Having said ALL of this, I want you to understand that as much as I desire to see all of you again, you should in no way feel obligated to return to Lodge if YOU feel unsafe or have a health concern. No one is going to harass or bully you for taking your health into consideration. We will miss you and desire to see you as soon as you are ready.

For those of you in need I again implore you to reach out to myself or ANY of the officers in line and we will do everything in our power to help, aid, and assist you! As always I hope you and your family are doing well, and I look forward to seeing you in person June 2nd at 6:30 for dinner.

Fraternally yours,

W:. Roland Yates

“Virtual” Meeting Announcement – Tuesday May 20th 2020

Greetings Brothers,

Phoenix Lodge will be meeting Tuesday May 5th at 6:30 p.m. here on the world wide web via Zoom meetings. I have taken EVERY precaution to prevent data theft and meeting-crashers that I can. I will email out the invites Tuesday Morning. IF you need help signing up for zoom please reach out to me ( 941-914-2644 or plumbdryates@gmail.com)

One of the ways we have decided to still have a little normalcy in our lives is through these digital meetings. We held the first one on what would have been or regularly scheduled Communication. Everyone who has taken part in these virtual get meetings has said afterward how wonderful it was to be apart of it. I encourage you to join in with this one! we have fun and swap stories. We will begin at 6:30 sharp!

I have made several pleas to you to reach out if you are in need of ANYTHING, and I again say if you find yourselves in a destitute circumstance PLEASE reach out to me. We are all in this together, none of us are alone in this. The world seems big and scary, but I assure you WE your Brothers are still here for each other through this. WE will stand with you and do what is necessary to ease your burden. We can’t do any of that if you don’t reach out. You can call or text me any time (941) 914-2644, you can e-mail me Plumbdryates@gmail.com. If you know them you can send smoke signals. But we can’t meet your needs if you don’t share them with us.

I hope ALL of you are in good health, I hope all of you are doing what you can to stay safe and healthy through this because I look forward to seeing all of you back in Lodge very soon. We will pick up where we left off like none of this ever happened because it is but a bump in a very long, VERY old road. Remember your Lodge officers and I stand ready to help aide and assist you, with any and all of your worries. Don’t be to proud to ask a Brother for a hand, this isn’t something ANY of us have ever experienced in our lifetimes. We are here, we are willing and able to help, don’t hesitate to ask.

Fraternally yours.

W:. Roland Yates

Phoenix Lodge 346

Established Under the Grand Lodge of Free and Accepted Masons of Florida

240 S Tuttle Ave, Sarasota, FL 34237

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