“Virtual” Meeting Announcement – Tuesday May 5th 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

An Update From the Worshipful Master

My brothers, as we enter month two of our lockdown protocols, I wanted to take this moment to remind you we are still meeting (Shhhhhhh it’s a secret) online for a social hour every other week. The Email announcements go out the day of the meeting with a link to the event embedded in. If you are missing the comradery or fellowship that going to the lodge affords, I assure you it is still there online.

The Grand Master has extended our shutdown until June 1st, he has also canceled Grand Lodge for the first time since World War II. However, we are STILL here in support of you, if you need help reach out to us. If you need someone to run errands for you or grocery shop for you reach out. If you are in distress and need help reach out, we are still here, and we are helping as much as we can.

The lodge has investigated having custom face masks made for two reasons, the first to protect our members when we are able to return. The second to donate to the masonic home because they are in dire need of them. More on this venture as my officer line gives input on what direction they feel we should head.

I am looking forward to seeing you Tuesday May 5th for our Virtual Social Gathering at 6:30. If you want to join but cannot make 6:30 join when you can, these run typically about an hour and a half. If you need help signing up call, email, or text me and I will come mask and all and walk you through the process.

Yours in service,

W:. Roland Yates

Directive No. 4 and Coronavirus Update from the Grand Master

Please see Directive No. 4 and a letter from the Grand Master. Important update on group meetings and the Annual Grand Communication. At this time due to all Lodge Delegates being registered for electronic voting Pre-Registration Forms are not necessary.

Please DO NOT contact the Hotel concerning reservations. There will be more information to follow concerning the hotel situation AND voting.

Also, please note that DIRECTIVE NO. 4 from the Most Worshipful Grand Lodge of Free and Accepted Masons of Florida states ” …that effective immediately all Stated and Called Communications, Masonic meetings and events are suspended until at least June 1, 2020″. Like we said before, this situation is very serious so please, please be safe.

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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