Trestleboard August 7th, 2014

I was listening to Dave Ramsey talk about people being products of their associations. Successful people tend to be with other successful people. He went on to discussions about children and how necessary it is to watch our children’s influences: family and friends. Our fraternity is a compilation of good men...

Invitation for Grand Master's Homecoming

Attached you will find an invitation for the Grand Master’s Homecoming which will be held at the Bayanihan Arts andEvents Center (14301 9 Eagles Drive, Tampa, FL 33626) on Saturday September 13, 2014, with Registration beginning at 5. Rooms have been contracted at the Hilton Garden Inn (4052 Tampa Road, Oldsmar, FL 34677) for $79.00 per night which includes a buffet breakfast. A map is also attached to assist in your travels.

Death of Right Worshipful Stretch Liekefet, Right Reverend Grand Chaplin Emeritus

It is with a very sad and heavy heart that we must inform you that Right Worshipful Stretch Liekefet, Right Reverend Grand Chaplain Emeritus, passed away on July 23, 2014. He will be sorely missed by all. He was a wonderful, kind man who touched many lives. Please keep Mrs. Ruth Liekefet...

My Brothers;

Brother Buster Parris passed to the Celestial Lodge yesterday.  Brother Parris was raised to the sublime degree on October 11, 1949 in Kingsport, Tennessee.  He demitted to Jackson Lodge No. 1 on December 11, 1980.  He received his 60 Year Service Award in 2009 and would have received his 65 Year Service Award in a few months.
Funeral arrangements will be communicated as soon as known.
Sincerely and Fraternally and with a heavy heart,

David J. Tranchand, P.M., Secretary
Jackson Lodge #1, F. & A. M.

Inventor of the Game of Basketball - Brother James Naismith

This was an interesting article posted by Most Worshipful Grand Lodge of Free & Accepted Masons of Florida.  I posted it below.

Many of us can rattle off the names of today's sport starts that are members of our Craft, but here is a photo of the man that invented the game of Basketball in 1891 - Brother James Naismith.

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