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Harbor City Lodge #318
Time: 6PM - 9PM

1st Wednesday each month

R\H\Jay Rodgers

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The THUNDERING 17th Masonic District



R:.W:. Kevin Smithwick

District Deputy Grand Master


Phone:  321-749-5210

Next Masters & Wardens will be at Melbourne Lodge No. 143, April 2, 2022


Click Here For:  The DDGM 2nd Official Visits

Click Here For:  Harbor City Chapter No. 263, OES - 6 PM DINNER - 7:30 Meeting May 17, 2022


Fall Travel schedule

I’ll be visiting 5 different lodges in March/April/May 2022

Long Range – 4/27/2022 Corner stone at Viera Elementary


My Brothers,

It is an honor to have been selected by our Most Worshipful Grand Master, Jeffrey S. Foster, to serve as his District Deputy Grand Master for the 17th Masonic District. I want to thank each and every brother in the District who has helped and supported me over the years.  I have worked with and traveled around our District for years and I look forward to working with and visiting with everyone over the course of this Grand Lodge year.

We have a long Masonic history here in District 17.  This year I hope to work with our lodges and bring our Fraternity back to prominence.  I am also working with our appendant bodies to share in fellowship, and together we can all grow.

I will be traveling around this great state attending all the Grand Master’s Official Visits and I will be promoting District 17 all along the way.

This year I also hope to get a group of traveling brothers together.  Sitting in a new lodge for the first time by yourself may be intimidating.  As the Grand Master says in his message, “Strength in numbers”.  Below you will find a traveling schedule for the fall.  I plan on visiting five additional lodges in the spring as well.

Finally, our official visit from the Grand Master will be on Saturday, September 18, 2021. It will be held at Azan Shrine, with registration at 5:00PM and dinner served at 6:00PM.  Also, there will be continued fellowship in the Oasis lounge after.  I encourage the brothers of the district to attend.  There will be no tyled meeting that night and everything will be handled at the dinner. This will allow all attendees to hear the messages from the Grand Line and the Grand Master and enjoy a night in fellowship.

In closing, my Brothers, I look forward to the year ahead of us and wish you all well.  


Kevin D. Smithwick

Right Worshipful District Deputy Grand Master


Table of Installations- 2023
Brevard Lodge No.113  Dec. 27, 2022   7:30 P.M.
Melbourne Lodge No.143 Dec. 28, 2022   7:00 P.M.
Azan Shrine Center Jan.   6, 2023   7:00 P.M.
Canaveral Lodge No.339 Jan.   7, 2023 10:00 A.M.
Indian River No. 90 Jan.   7, 2023   2:00 P.M.
Merritt Island Lodge No.353 Jan.   7, 2023   6:00 P.M.
Gateway Lodge No.384 Jan. 14, 2023   1:00 P.M.
Harbor City Lodge No.318    
Beach Lodge No. 354    
Palm Bay Lodge No.397    



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Lodge Activities Report Fillable (click link to see form)- (next M&W meeting is Saturday April 2nd Melbourne Lodge No. 143)

Click Here For:  Harbor City Chapter No. 263, OES - 6 PM DINNER - 7:30 Meeting May 17, 2022


If you would like to assist with Tornado Relief for The Grand Lodge of Kentucky please make checks payable to Masonic Charities of Florida, Inc., note the check for Tornado Relief KY and send it to P.O. Box 1020, Jacksonville, FL 32201-1020

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  • Wendy John
  • Office Manager





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2017 District 17 of the Most Worshipful Grand Lodge of Free & Accepted Masons of Florida