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Ill. Dale I. Goehrig Elected to the GWMNMA Board of Directors!

August 10, 2014

The George Washington Masonic National Memorial Association serves nearly two million Freemasons in the United States through fifty-two Grand Lodges, i.e., fifty states, plus the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico. It was created in 1910.

A twenty-one member Board of Directors represents the fifty-two Grand Lodges with only Past Grand Masters being eligible for election. Each Board member serves a three-year term. The Board meets twice a year. The Officers of the Board oversee Memorial business when the Board is not in session. The day-to-day operations of the Memorial building and the Association are handled by a paid, professional staff located at the Memorial.

We are very proud that Ill. Dale I. Goehrig, 33°, Sovereign Grand Inspector General in the Orient of Florida has been elected to the Board of Directors of the George Washington Masonic National Memorial Association. He will serve in this capacity until February 22, 2017.

Spring 2015 Scottish Rite Foundation Cruise

August 4, 2014

Ill. Dale I. Goehrig, 33°, S.G.I.G. and Lady Rebba invite you to join then on the Spring 2015 Scottish Rite Foundation Fundraising Group Cruise.

It promises to be 7 fun filled days aboard the Royal Caribbean Freedom of the Seas, from April 26 – May 3, 2015. Four Western Caribbean ports will be visited.

Prices are as follows:

Stateroom Category Price
Jr. Suite              $2,159.00
Balcony                1.331.00
Ocean View         1,069.00
Inside                     819.00

Prices cannot increase once the deposit is made but may decrease if RCCL prices are reduced. Fully refundable deposit of $250 per person due at time of booking. Balance not due until February 10, 2015.

Past passenger and other discounts for which you may qualify, may lower your price.
Reduced rates for 3rd and 4th passengers in the same stateroom.

Prices are per person, double occupancy, and do not include taxes and government fees in the amount of $118.03 per person.

Advantages of booking early include choice of staterooms and dining options.

Reserve your stateroom by calling Jeff Pick, 32° at 941-993-0990 or by email at


June 3, 2014

Trustees                      January 17, 2015 (Saturday)

 Lake Worth                 January, 28, 2015 (Wednesday)                    

 Panama City               February 27, 2015 (Friday)                           

 Jacksonville                March 6, 2015 (Friday)                                 

 Fort Myers                  March 18, 2015 (Wednesday)                                   

 Council of 400            July 17/18, 2015 (Friday/Saturday)              

 Orlando                      July 24, 2015 (Friday)                                               

 Trustees                     July 25, 2015 (Saturday)                               

 Supreme Council        August 23/25, 2015 (Sunday/Tuesday)

 Tallahassee                September 3, 2015 (Thursday)                      

 Ocala                          October 5, 2015 (Monday)                            

 Tampa                         October 12, 2015 (Monday)                          

 Miami                          November 18, 2015 (Wednesday)                

 Key West                    November 19, 2015 (Thursday)                    

 Pensacola                   December 3, 2015 (Thursday)                      


Scottish Rite Cruise a Success!!!

May 18, 2014
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Orient of Florida Seafaring Members

2013 Orient of Florida Honor Men

August 18, 2013

Honorary Inspector General

Fort Myers

  • Barry Paul Thrasher
  • David W. Wolffe


  • Carl Edward Bruton, Jr.
  • Stuart Donald Zalonz

Lake Worth

  • Richard Lawrence Morris
  • Seymour Lawrence Friedman


  • Taleb Atala
  • William Michael Barlow
  • Charles William Fossler
  • Herman Gonzalez


  • Gary Hubert Blanton
  • Wilbur Dale Green


  • Robert Louis Jeter
  • Joseph Meyer Levitt
  • Robert James Morrow
  • George Neven

Panama City

  • Arthur Talmage Bazzel


  • Jimmie Lee Lindt


  • Stephen Marc Slepin


  • Gerald Eugene Goacher
  • Don C. Hawley
  • Coleman Lyles Hill
  • Richard Grant Hoover
  • Gerald Monroe Lee

Knight Commander Court of Honor

Fort Myers

  • Cecil Oren Akin
  • Edgar Floyd Lanham, II
  • Charles W.. Machell
  • Bojan Micorad Stricevic


  • Marshall Daniel Fullwood
  • Danny Ray Griffith
  • Robert Renfroe Johns
  • Hubert Maston, Jr
  • Garrett Ewing Newman, Jr.
  • Michael Gilbert Pease
  • Albert Clayton Vandiver, Jr.

Key West

  • James Edward Hansen

Lake Worth

  • Ira Stuart Alderman
  • Wayne Raymond Angstrom
  • Joel Case
  • Lester Edwin Jones
  • William Edgar Owen, Jr.
  • Thomas Robert Taylor


  • Albert Joe McDonald
  • Victor Jose Mendez
  • Luis Telesforo Meurice
  • Hector Mirable
  • Juan Miguel Roque
  • Stephen Gary Rosean, St.
  • Philip Andrew Slack


  • Otto Johnston
  • Edward Curtis Jones, Jr.
  • Robert Joseph Moynihan, III
  • William Carman Wagner, Jr.


  • Shaun Scott Arner
  • Thomas Kent Bryson
  • Joe Ellsworth Gerard, Dr.
  • Kenneth Lee Gregory
  • Marion Kenneth Merideth
  • David Michael Rosenthal
  • Dominick Frank Tesoriere
  • Paul Wayne Tinsley
  • Frank Delano Walker
  • Bruce Allen West

Panama City

  • Keith Alton Hartless
  • Michael Lynn Miller
  • Robert Thales Shipman


  • Oscar R. Ferrell
  • William Jerald Garner
  • James Robert Kickliter
  • Otto Edgar Thiergart


  • Adrian Patrick Dillon
  • Roger Lowell Van Landingham, Jr.


  • Arthur Gary Cavanaugh
  • Casey Alan Fletcher
  • William Bates Garrett, Jr.
  • Dale Duane Goodson
  • Wallace Eugene Lacy
  • Norman Franklin Newcomb
  • Benjamin Joseph Raposa
  • Fern Edward Street
  • William Andrew Van Dyke, III
  • Theodoor Antoon Vreuls

2013 Session of the Council of 400

July 21, 2013

Twenty-one delegates from the eleven Valleys in the Orient of Florida met at the Ocala Scottish Rite in Ocala, Florida for the annual gathering of the Personal Representatives and General Secretaries from each Valley. The Treasurer’s from each Valley were invited guests. Numerous other invited guests were in attendance.

There was in attendance four Past Grand Masters – Our own SGIG, Ill. Dale I. Goehrig 33rd Degree, Past Grand Master of the Grand Lodge of Florida in 2009, Ill. William B. Brunk, 33rd Degree, Past Grand Master of the Grand Lodge of North Carolina in 1994, Ill. Sam Cowan, 33rd Degree, Past Grand Master of the Grand Lodge of Florida in 1997 and Ill. John Givens, 33rd Degree, Past Grand Master of the Grand Lodge of Florida in 2003.

The guest speaker was Ill. William B. Brunk, 33rd Degree, Grand Secretary of the Supreme Council, SGIG in the Orient of North Carolina and Past Grand Master of the Grand Lodge of North Carolina. Ill. Brunk presented a very informative and interesting program on the Strategic Plan for the Scottish Rite.

Our hosts at the Ocala Scottish Rite did a commendable job in the planning and execution of the proceedings that resulted in a very successful and smooth running meeting. Many thanks to Ill. Raymond Davis, 33rd Degree, Personal Representative of the SGIG in the Valley of Ocala and Ill. Ralph Shollenberger, General Secretary of the Valley of Ocala for their hard work in ensuring the success of this Council of 400.

The Council of 400 will meet again on July 19-20, 2014 in the Valley of Jacksonville.

2014 Itinerary for the SGIG

July 21, 2013

Lake Worth Official Visit                   January 22, 2014

Panama City Official Visit                 February 28, 2014

Jacksonville Official Visit                  March 7, 2014

Fort Myers Official Visit                   March 19, 2014

Council of 400, Jacksonville             July 18-19, 2014

Orlando Official Visit                         July 25, 2014

Scottish Rite Foundation Meeting  July 26, 2014

Tallahassee Official Visit                  September 4, 2014

Ocala Official Visit                             October 6, 2014

Tampa Official Visit                          October 13, 2014

Miami Official Visit                          November 19, 2014

Key West Official Visit                     November 20, 2014

Pensacola Official Visit                    December 4, 2014


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