A Message From Our New W.M. – Reginald Lyle

Well, brethren, it has certainly been an inauspicious start to my year in the East.  I was really looking forward to my first meeting as Worshipful Master, but the Flu had other plans; nonetheless, I understand our officers did just fine without me, which is the mark of a good officer line.  I owe a debt of gratitude to our Brother Senior Warden who stepped right up to the plate to run the meeting and to R؞H؞ Van Pelt, who was kind enough to offer his gentle assistance. “Team George” saved the day!  Also,  I understand I missed out on a great Lodge birthday cake, courtesy of Jessica Higgins, wife of our Brother Junior Warden.  She did a spectacular job, judging from the photo on Facebook.  Very creative!  Happy 162nd birthday to Orange Lodge 36!  Hope I’m around to see what the next 162 years holds.

 

I have some interesting Masonic Education programs planned for the year and would invite our members to attend a Lodge meeting and check us out, especially if you haven’t made it out in a while.  There is a lot of good camaraderie within the brotherhood and some good things are happening around your Lodge.  Our meetings aren’t just business.  In my experience the majority of brothers join the fraternity for three main reasons – the esoteric aspect, the focus on charitable work, and the brotherhood.  Interestingly enough, no brother I’ve ever spoken to told me that he joined Masonry so he could attend business meetings.  With that in mind, the Masonic Education programs planned for the year will address the esoteric aspect; we are involved in a number of charitable projects in our community and are always interested in doing more; and, the “band of brothers” currently attending Lodge meetings (and those new petitioners as well as EA/FC brothers who are already getting involved) are building a strong bond built on peace, harmony and brotherly love.  I invite you to come on out and be a part of all the good things that are taking place at Orange Lodge 36!

 

Fraternally,

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Reginald Lyle, WM

Orange Lodge 36

 

Family Day!

Family Day was Sunday, April 30th at Orange Lodge 36.  This event featured an open event to the general public that was filled with lots of food, fun, prizes, and even some pies to the face.  Orange 36 was lucky enough to have Mayor Kilsheimer join us for the presentation of the “Orange Howler”.  Orange 36 also gave away an American Flag that was flown over the Capitol in Washington, DC.  Stay tuned for more upcoming events in the future from Orange 36.

 

Remember – 2B1ASK1

Recent Visit to Orange 36

We had a recent visit and a presentation from the DeMolay and Eastern Star groups at our last meeting, along with 17th District Deputy Grand Master Willy B!  We love having visitors to our lodge.  We have a very active 2017 planned – come be a part of something special at Orange 36!

DeMolay and Eastern Star Visit

Mark Your Calendars Everyone!

Family Day will be hosted at Orange Lodge 36 on April 30, 2017!  Family Day is a day chosen by Orange 36 to host a day of family fun, free food, and family events to everyone!  Even if you are not a member, come get some free food and a tour of the oldest FreeMason lodge in Florida!  If you like history then you will love this lodge!

We are located at 453 E Main St in Apopka, at the corner of Alabama Ave. and US-441 in downtown Apopka.

 

Calendar Updates

As events change or are added the calendar page is also updated.  Please find the following changes on the calendar page:

  • Stated Communication for Orange 36 on March 7th and 21st.
  • Masonic Leadership Training on March 30th at Orange Blossom Lodge.
  • Greenwood – Edgewood Cemetery cleanup has been moved from February 26th to March 26th.  Brethren will be cleaning up masonic tombstones.

Calendar: http://orange36.com/calendar/

New Members

A big thank you to our recent degree team, and welcome new brothers Gursky and Hudson.  Joining the fraternity is a big step and we are always excited to expand our membership.  2B1ASK1

 

EA Degree February 1, 2017