William B.Barnett Lodge No. 187  - Free & Accepted Masons
Secretary's Desk

My Brother's

Between now and December when you come to Lodge please bring in an unwrapped toy and put it in the “Toys for Tots” box so that some young child of a less fortunate family can have a Merry Christmas this year.

 Another charitable endeavor your Lodge is taking is sponsoring a school/teacher. We will soon be making our first delivery of much needed school supplies to nearby Spring Park Elementary School.

After delinquent dues notices went out, I am pleased to report that our NPD (Non-Payment of Dues) members list is now down to 16. Those Brothers who are still on this NPD list, have received a Summons to come to the Lodge stated meetings in November to show cause why they have not paid their 2018 Lodge dues and why they should not be suspended in December. Once a Brother is suspended, notice will be sent to allied appended bodies (ex. Shrine, York Rite and Scottish Rite, etc) of their suspension and that body will suspend them as well.
Circumscribe “Hard Card” dues cards are available for pickup in the Secretary’s office.

 For 2019 I will still be sending out paper dues cards (use these if traveling out of state) but I will also include your “hard card” for those Brothers who have yet to pick theirs up. It is planned that for the 2020 year no paper dues cards will be sent as everyone should have their hard cards by then. I will still be able to produce temporary paper dues cards in the office for newly raised Brothers and upon request, for those Brothers that will be traveling out of Florida and wish Loge visitation in other jurisdictions. Once you sign in to Circumscribe, you can update your address and other personal information and pay your dues online.

Finally, all nomination forms for elected Lodge Offices must be in to the Secretary’s office before the gavel sounds at the November meeting. Currently Nomination forms have been submitted for the line to move up and for re-election of your Treasurer and Secretary.

R:. W:. Dave Thomas
                          Email: secfam187@gmail.com
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