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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


Christopher J. Durie

District Deputy Grand Master

My Brothers,

It is an honor to have been selected by our Most Worshipful Grand Master, Thomas L. Turlington Jr., to serve as his District Deputy Grand Master for the 17th Masonic District. I have worked with many of you over the past two years as District Instructor, and I look forward to continuing working with each and every one of you over the course of this Grand Lodge year.

With the closure of lodges for two and a half months earlier this year, I know that many of you are looking to get back to work and seeing old friends. Many of the lodges will have some work ahead of them to get caught up on business. I am confident that all of the lodges in the district will be able to overcome any challenges that the recent concerns over the virus have caused and that while part of the year has been lost, the remainder of the year will be productive for everyone.

As lodges start to reopen, I plan on making unofficial visits to some of the lodges in the month of June as a means of seeing how everyone is doing and offering my assistance where possible. While I have not set a schedule for my official visits at this time, I hope to be able to do some official visits starting in July. Expect more information in the coming months as to the status of my official visits.

Finally, our official visit from the Grand Master will be on Friday, October 9th. It will be held at Azan Shrine, which registration at 5:30PM and dinner served at 6:30PM. I encourage the brothers of the district to attend. This year our Most Worshipful Grand Master will be returning to the format that MW John Karroum had in his year (with some minor variations). In other words, 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.


Christopher J. Durie

Right Worshipful District Deputy Grand Master

Phone. 321-266-4515



The THUNDERING 17th Masonic District



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My Brother's, 

The following is from W:. M:. Peter Hutchins of Canaveral Lodge No. 339,  full breakfast served at 8am. Thanks WM Hutch . 

Please remember that the meeting starts at 9:00 a.m. and thank you Canaveral Lodge No. 339 for hosting our meeting and providing breakfast!


2020 Cruise Raffle Flyer


Lodge Activities Report Fillable - (next M&W meeting is Sept 5th @ Canaveral Lodge No. 339)


Worshipful Masters and Brother Secretaries,

As I have stated at my visits so far, as well as at our Masters and Wardens meetings, in a couple of months, we will be having the Grand Master's Official Visit (GMOV) to our district. The event will be held at Azan Shrine on Friday, October 9th. Check in will start at 5:30PM and the supper will start at 6:30PM. Our Most Worshipful Grand Master is going back to the type of visit that MW Karroum held in 2018, in which there will only be a dinner and all speeches and presentations will be done at the dinner. This will allow both brothers and their guests to hear the messages from the Grand Line as well as share in the fellowship for the entire evening.

This year, however, due to the ongoing concerns about the virus, it is required that attendees RSVP. This will ensure that I have as accurate a head count as possible so that I do not go over the number of people that we will be allowed to have in the building. Therefore, please share this email with the brothers of your lodge. They will need to RSVP back to me, along with the number of people in their party, at this email address (cduriepm2013@gmail.com) by September 25, otherwise I will not be able to guarantee a spot for them or members of their party.

Thank you all. Take care and stay safe.



Christopher Durie

District Deputy Grand Master

District 17


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2nd MLT in 17th District

Date: September 26, 2020

Time: 9:00AM

Modules: 6-10

Location: Gateway Lodge No. 384

Address: 2995 Temple Lane, Mims, FL 32754

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Table of Installations - 2020 (as of September Minutes)

Lodge                                     Date           Time


Indian River No. 90               01/02/2021    2:00 p.m.                       

Brevard Lodge No.113          12/28/2020    7:30 p.m.

Melbourne Lodge No.143      12/29/2020   6:00 p.m.

Harbor City Lodge No.318     01/02/2021   ?

Canaveral Lodge No.339        01/09/2021   10:00 a.m.

Merritt Island Lodge No.353  01/02/2021     6:00 p.m.

Beach Lodge No. 354             12/29/2020    7:30 p.m.

Gateway Lodge No.384          01/02/2021    1:00 p.m.

Palm Bay Lodge No.397

Azan Shrine Center                 01/07/2021(?)   ?


Letter from the Grand Master



Directive No. 4 update coronavirus.pdf

Directive No. 3 update coronavirus.pdf

Directive No. 2 coronavirus.pdf






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