We will once again seek to cement our ongoing connection and relationship with those Masons and members of Eastern Star who have left New York for the State of Florida’s climate and hospitality. As in past years, the Masons and members of the Order of the Eastern Star from New York State will meet and greet our members who now reside in the Sunshine State. It is a chance to meet for fellowship and to renew old friendships. Te Grand Master, fraternally invites you to meet with him and members of the Grand Line; the Grand Matron and the Grand Patron, and the Grand Chapter Officers of the Order of Eastern Star, at one of the three Florida Sojourner Luncheons during January 2017. Tese luncheons are in familiar locations and the East Coast Luncheon will be at Palm Beach Gardens.

The first meeting will be held on Wednesday, January 11, 2017 in SARASOTA (S.W. Coast of Florida) at the Sahib Shrine Center, AAONMS, 600 North Beneva Road. {Directions: Take I-75 South to Exit 210; turn right onto Fruitville Road to Beneva Road; turn right onto Beneva Road to first traffic light. Sahib Shrine Center is on your right.}

The second meeting will be held on Thursday, January 12, 2017 in TAMPA (West Coast of Florida) at the Scottish Rite Masonic Center, 5500 Memorial Highway (near Egypt Shrine Masonic Center). {Directions: Take I-275 to Exit 39 (Airport). Take Eisenhower Blvd. after passing Clearwater Exit 60. Get in left lane onto Independence Parkway. After merge with Memorial Highway, turn left onto Memorial Highway. About 1/10 of a mile, the Scottish Rite Masonic Center (with large sign along highway) is on the left.}

The third meeting is on Saturday, January 14, 2017 in PALM BEACH GARDENS (East Coast of Florida) at the Embassy Suites, 4350 PGA Blvd., Palm Beach Gardens. Te Grand Lodge F. & A.M. of the State of New York and the Grand Chapter OES of the State of New York, in conjunction with the Trustees of the Masonic Care Community and the Directors of the Masonic Medical Research Laboratory, are hosting a splendid luncheon on each of the above listed dates at noontime for you and your loved one. Each meeting will conclude at approximately 2:30 p.m. (There is immediate seating upon arrival, with no waiting.)

In order to make adequate preparations for a pleasurable experience and to plan for your arrival, we ask that you complete and mail to the Office of the Grand Secretary the Reservation Form on the adjacent page, together with your personal check for $5.00 per person made payable to: OES – MASONS Sojourner’s Luncheon. Remember to send your completed reservation form and payment to: RW PAUL M. ROSEN, Grand Secretary, Grand Lodge F & AM of the State of New York, 71 West 23 Street, New York, NY 10010-4149.

If you should have any questions, please contact Mrs. Rose Flanagan at 212/337-6636.

The New York Masons and the New York Order of Eastern Star are a closely connected team working together in the name of Brotherly and Sisterly Love, Relief and Truth. We look forward to meeting and greeting each of you in sunny Florida.

RW Paul M. Rosen, Grand Secretary
MW Karen Marshall-King, Grand Secretary

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