Exalted Ruler Message

 Hello everybody. Maybe we will see a bit cooler weather this month…here’s hoping… I want to talk a little bit about the possible land acquisition or sale of some of our property to Avalon Corporation. As you know, at the last special meeting, you, the members, voted to allow the Board of Directors to enter into negotiations with them. 

Thus far, part of the negotiations has included asking for a new roof, a new parking lot complete with new striping and a fire lane, tree removal, a new 15-ton air conditioning unit, an access road from the development, water and sewer hookup and a few other minor things.

At the last meeting, some of you expressed an interest in being able to insert ideas that we could take to the negotiating table…so far, we haven’t heard a word from any of you. Please, if you have ideas you want us to explore, contact me at 813 352 1261 or drop a line to the Lodge itself addressed to me. We met with them last on September 26th. 

In other news, I would like to thank all of you that have patronized us over the last several months and also mention that we really appreciate the fact that you’re calling in advance to make reservations for dinners. It really helps to know how much food to plan for and buy. I thank you and the House Committee thanks you!

While I’m on the subject, please remember there is no outside food or beverages allowed into the Lodge…especially alcoholic beverages since we could stand to lose our license if caught. Your cooperation is greatly appreciated.

In closing, I want to thank each and every one of the volunteers we have actively helping out at the Lodge. You are SO appreciated. The dedication to your Lodge is unfaltering…

Fraternally Yours,

Phil Rafferty E.R.

A Note from your Leading Knight

 Greetings to all. Hopefully this letter finds you all in good health. Just to update you on our plans for our New Year’s Eve events, we have decided to have our meal catered by Cody’s restaurant this year. The dinner menu will include prime rib or your choice of chicken cordon bleu, potatoes and vegetables, rolls and dessert. There will be a champagne toast at midnight; entertainment will be by Vic and Lisa. They do a variety of music. Cost for the evening will be $50.00 PP which will include your meal and party favorites, champagne at midnight, hors d’oeuvres and entertainment. Tickets must be purchased no later than December 15th at the Lodge. There will be no walk ins at the door; we will order only the amount for tickets sold. Plan to join us for a fun filled evening, and bring your friends. Tickets will be available soon.  !!!!!!!  

God Bless,

Rich Griffiths, Leading Knight

House Committee Message

God Bless,

Hello everyone, hope you all had a terrific summer!! We would like to welcome back every one that has been away and look forward to seeing you around the Lodge. 

Although we have been a little slower than usual we have still been working hard to try and bring in things that you would like. (Always open for suggestions) Our dinner dances have been going well for the most part and have had some very good turnouts. Our menus continue to bring new and familiar favorites, hoping that we have something you all love. Our volunteers in the kitchen and around the Lodge have been fantastic. Thanks to you all!!! If you would like to volunteer please let us know, we can always use an extra hand. 

Now that summer is about over we will be coming into a busy season with lots of things going on. Hope you will try and support you Lodge by coming out and being a part of it. Our October calendar is about full so make your plans to join us. Keep your calendar handy so you won’t miss anything.

Please remember to make your dinner reservations by Thursday of each week so we will be sure to have enough food prepared.

Dates to remember for October are:

10-4-19 Angelo – Fish or Pork Chops 

10-11-19 Sweet Charlie – Lemon Chicken or Beef Stroganoff

10-18-19 Bill Castner & Little Miss Dynamite – Steak or Stuffed Manicotti

10-25-19 Trivioke – Halloween Theme so come in Costume if you like! Menu available!

Also, we have added Thursday Evening Karaoke with Terry Campbell from 6:00-9:00 p.m. starting on October 17th. Hope you can make that!!

As always Line Dancing on Sunday and Tuesday evenings and the Hall has been rented for 10-19-19 as well as 10-27-19. 

Please come out and support your Lodge; we can’t survive without you all!!! 

Thanks to all of you that do!!!

God Bless.



Sherry MacKeil, Nora Hughson, Gin Poisson, Diane Hein & Georgeann Bennett

Secretary's Message


No Message this month.

Larry White, PER