GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING – November 12,2019

President Couey called the meeting to order at 1900 hours.
After prayer and pledge of allegiance from Brother Smith, the lodge was open for transaction of regular business.
Roll call of Officers: Vice President Tosdevine, Secretary Tiller, Outer Guard Gage and Trustee 1 Santos were absent and excused.
The Secretary report was report was waived and accepted by motion. The report is online at WWW.FLFOP108.com.
The Treasurer report was read and accepted by motion.
The chaplain’s report was given. Please keep all of our Brothers and Sisters in your thoughts and prayers.
Chef Bill served the Thanksgiving meal at the meeting. Turkey, Ham and all of the fixing’s. Great Job as usual.
Chef Bill will be serving the Christmas Dinner at the next meeting.
The next stated meeting is December 10, 2019. I hope to see you there.

GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING – October 8, 2019

2nd Vice President Clamon called the meeting to order at 1900 hours
After prayer and pledge of allegiance from Brother Smith, the lodge was open for transaction of regular business.
Roll call of Officers: President Couey, Secretary Tiller, and Treasurer Bordonaro were absent and excused.
The Secretary report was report was waived and accepted by motion. The report is online at WWW.FLFOP108.com.
The Treasurer report was read and accepted by motion.
The chaplain’s report was given. Please keep all of our Brothers and Sisters in your thoughts and prayers.
Remember that Chef Bill will be serving the Thanksgiving meal at the November 12th meeting.
Hope to see you then. Be safe…

GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING – September 10, 2019

President Couey called the meeting to order at 1900 hours
After prayer and pledge of allegiance from Brother Paige, the lodge was open for transaction of regular business.
Roll call of Officers: Chaplain Smith, Secretary Tiller, Outer Guard Gage and Trustee III Young were absent and excused.
The Secretary report was report was read and accepted by motion. The report is online at WWW.FLFOP108.com.
The Treasurer report was read and accepted by motion.
The chaplain’s report was given. Please keep all of our Brothers and Sisters in your thoughts and prayers.
Birthday draw was held without a winner.
50/50 drawing was held with $52.00 being paid.
The steaks were excellent. The grill is up and running. The new gas line is installed and working well.
President Couey closed the meeting at 1925 hours.
Hope to see you at the October 9th meeting. Be safe my Brothers and Sisters.

Fraternally,

John Couey

GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING – August 13, 2019

President Couey called the meeting to order at 1900 hours
After prayer and pledge of allegiance from Brother Smith, the lodge was open for transaction of regular business.
Roll call of Officers: Vice President Tosdevine, Secretary Tiller, Conductor Franchesce, Outer Guard Gage and Trustee III Young were absent and excused.
The Secretary report was waived from last meeting by motion and is posted on line.
The Treasurer report was read and accepted by motion.
The chaplain’s report was given. Please keep all of our Brothers and Sisters in your thoughts and prayers.
Birthday draw was held and $25.00 was paid out to the winner..
50/50 drawing was held with $40.00 being paid.
The steaks were excellent. The grill is up and running. We should have the gas line installed by the next meeting..
President Couey closed the meeting at 1925 hours.
Hope to see you at the September 10th meeting. Be safe my Brothers and Sisters.

Fraternally,

John Couey

GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING – July 8, 2019

President Couey called the meeting to order at 1905 hours
After prayer and pledge of allegiance from Brother Smith, the lodge was open for transaction of regular business.
Roll call of Officers: Vice President Tosdevine, Secretary Tiller, Outer Guard Gage and Trustee III Young were absent and excused.
The Secretary report was waived from last meeting by motion and was on line.
The Treasurer report was read and accepted by motion.
The chaplain’s report was given. Please keep all of our Brothers and Sisters in your thoughts and prayers.
Birthday draw was held with no winners.
50/50 drawing was held with $40.00 being paid.
The dinner was excellent. Thanks to everyone involved. We are entertaining the thought of when you sign in at the meeting, you let us know “How you want your steak cooked”. We are not chef’s but will try our best to come close and not run out of various cooked steaks. Please keep in mind, everyone that is out here on the meeting night are volunteering their time, nobody is getting paid. We can always raise the dues and hire a professional chef to prepare the steaks on meeting night, but I think that would be silly.
Recently, you may have received a letter from an insurance company offering additional insurance for free and endorsed by the F.O.P District 3 Director. The fine print states something to the effect that by sending in the return card, you are requesting an employee of the insurance company meet with you so you can sign your “beneficiary card”. If you are contacted, you are not required to meet with the employee to sign anything, unless you want additional insurance and wish to meet with them. I have contacted the District 3 Director reference this matter.
We have made some improvements to the grounds and driveway. Makes it a lot easier to park in the back now.
President Couey closed the meeting at 1935 hours.

Fraternally,
John Couey

GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING – June 11, 2019

President Couey called the meeting to order at 1900 hours
After prayer and pledge of allegiance from Brother Paige, the lodge was open for transaction of regular business.
Roll call of Officers: Secretary Tiller, Chaplain Smith , Outer Guard Gage,Trustee II Bennett and Trustee III Young were absent and excused.
The Secretary report was waived from last meeting by motion and is posted on line.
The Treasurer report was read and accepted by motion.
The chaplain’s report was given. Please keep all of our Brothers and Sisters in your thoughts and prayers.
Birthday draw was held with Brother Francesce winning $25.00. Brother Francesce donated the $25.00 back to the lodge.
50/50 drawing was held with $43.00 being paid.
The steaks were excellent. The grill would not work, so we ended up cooking the steaks inside in a skillet. Nice change, but a lot of work.
President Couey closed the meeting at 1930 hours.
Hope to see you at the July 9th meeting. Be safe my Brothers and Sisters.

Fraternally,

John Couey

GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING – May 14, 2019

President Couey called the meeting to order at 1905 hours
After prayer and pledge of allegiance from Brother Paige, the lodge was open for transaction of regular business.
Roll call of Officers: Vice President Tosdevine, Secretary Tiller, Chaplain Smith and Trustee III Young were absent and excused.
The Secretary report was waived from last meeting by motion and was on line.
The Treasurer report was read and accepted by motion.
The chaplain’s report was given. Please keep all of our Brothers and Sisters in your thoughts and prayers.
Birthday draw was held with Brother Paige winning $25.00
50/50 drawing was held with $53.00 being paid.
The steaks were excellent. Great job to the cooks. Sister Bryant brought in some killer deviled eggs. Thanks everyone.
President Couey closed the meeting at 1930 hours.
Hope to see you at the June 11th meeting.

Fraternally,

John Couey

GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING – April 9, 2019

President Couey called the meeting to order at 1900 hours
After prayer and pledge of allegiance from Brother Smith, the lodge was open for transaction of regular business.
Roll call of Officers: Secretary Tiller, Conductor Francesce, Outer Guard Gage and Trustee III Young were absent and excused.
The Secretary report was waived from last meeting by motion and was on line.
The Treasurer report was read and accepted by motion.
The chaplain’s report was given. Please keep all of our Brothers and Sisters in your thoughts and prayers.
Birthday draw was held with no winner.
50/50 drawing was held with $37.00 being paid.
The steaks were excellent. Great job to the cooks.
President Couey closed the meeting at 1930 hours.
Hope to see you at the May 14th meeting.

GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING – March 12, 2019

President Couey called the meeting to order at 1905 hours
After prayer and pledge of allegiance from Brother Smith, the lodge was open for transaction ofegular business.
Roll call of Officers: Outer Guard Francesce was absent and excused.
The Secretary report was waived from last meeting by motion and was on line.
The Treasurer report was read and accepted by motion.
The chaplain’s report was given. Please keep all of our Brothers and Sisters in your thoughts and prayers.
Birthday draw was held with no winners.
50/50 drawing was held with $40.00 being paid.
The steaks were excellent. Great job to the cooks.
President Couey closed the meeting at 1935 hours.

Funeral Arrangements for Brother Gene Leonard

Brothers and Sisters,

The funeral services for Brother Gene Leonard will be held on Tuesday, March 12, 2019 at the following location.

The Bell Shoals Baptist Church
2102 Bell Shoals Road
Brandon, Florida.

There will be a visitation from 9:00 am to 10:00 am.

The funeral service will be held at 10:00 am, immediately following the viewing.

There will be a reception at 11:30 am at the church.

After the reception, Gene will be taken to the National Cemetery to be laid to rest.

For those who would like to attend the graveside it will be held at 2:30 pm at National Cemetery in Bushnell.

The family will leave the service/ reception at 12:30 pm. They will arrive at Bushnell by 2:15 pm for a 2:30 internment service.

Please keep the Leonard Family in your thoughts and prayers.

Fraternally yours,