R:.W:. Kevin Smithwick
District Deputy Grand Master
Next Masters & Warderns will be at
Melbourne Lodge No. 143, December 4, 2021
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
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
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