Dear Brothers and sisters,
I hope everyone is enjoying our beautiful Florida winter; it’s a great time of the year to explore outdoors, plant some tomatoes. I know cabin fever is setting for many of us and life is still not back to normal. I think we’re all very much ready to get back to the normal life we had before this all started.
I have heard from several members who have received the first dose of COVID-19 vaccination and many have completed the second. There are still many of you that have yet to get inoculated due to either availability or waiting for a specific vaccine type, and some just want to take a chance without it.
You have been notified that we will be holding our April State quarterly meeting on ZOOM rather than in person as originally planned at the Altamonte Springs Hotel. I am looking forward to seeing all our Grand Lodge Council Officers, Foundation Trustees and Project Managers on Saturday April 24th starting at 10 a.m.
This April meeting is the last meeting prior to our State Convention and announcements from State Officers and elected delegates considering running for State positions are announced.
The June State Convention is going forward as planned and the Lake Buena Vista South Embassy Suites and Convention center in Kissimmee will be assisting us in maintaining social distancing for meeting room set up and sanitation is a priority. Nominations for State Officers, Region Trustees, National Trustee and National Delegates will take place and the review of proposed by-law changes, Followed by secret ballot voting by all delegates.
I’m sure we are all are anxious to see each other again in person and share stories and how we have coped during the past year.
Wishing all our brothers and sisters, and your families a blessed Easter season- Buona Pasqua.
Have a blessed St. Josephs Day and enjoy a Happy St. Patrick’s Day to all our Irish family and friends.