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    Dunedin Masonic lodge installs officers

    By BETSY BOLGER-PAULET

    © St. Petersburg Times, published February 16, 2001


    Dunedin Masonic Lodge 192 recently installed the following officers: Shannon McIntosh, worshipful master; Bernie LaFleur, senior warden; Dennis Martin, junior warden; James Mason, senior deacon; David Hosking, junior deacon; Paul Ergler, senior steward; Lael Blackstone, junior steward; Romeo Scerbo, secretary; Robert Clarkson, treasurer; and Ron Reckinger, tyler. William McIntosh was installing officer.

    Sutherland Lodge holds initiations

    Sutherland Lodge No. 174 of Palm Harbor recently initiated Dave Kelly and Steve Pelicos into the Entered Apprentice Degree.

    The degree team for the evening included Tim Bryce, Alan Leverock, Ken James Sr., Tom Collias, Ken James II, Frank Sloan, Walter Mazelis, John Tyrkala, Steve Branham, Louis Thomas, John Grasso, Warren Bundy and Ed Wilkerson.

    Kelly works with Premier Hamilton Security Services in Clearwater and lives in Palm Harbor with his wife and two sons.

    Pelicos lives in Dunedin and is an investment representative with Edward Jones in Palm Harbor.

    The lecture was delivered by Tom Cox, deputy grand master of the 21st Masonic District and member of Gulf Beach Lodge No. 291, Madeira Beach. The charge was given by Tim Bryce and refreshment was provided by Ken James Sr.

    Barbershop chapter installs new officers

    Palm Harbor Chapter of the Society for the Preservation and Encouragement of Barbershop Quartet Singing in America, Inc. recently installed the following officers: Herb James, president; Don Meindersma, vice president chapter development; Don Meyncke, vice president music and performance; Bill Barman, secretary; Ken Walmsley, treasurer; and Wes Branch and Joe Parker, at large board members.

    The chapter's Crystal-Aires Chorus meets at 6:45 p.m. every Monday at Palm Harbor Senior Activity Center, 1500 16th St., where Jack Rickert, chorus director, has been preparing the 50-man singing group for its annual show to be held March 23 at First Christian Church on Keystone Road in Tarpon Springs. The chorus will team up with an out-of-town quartet to present two hours of barbershop harmony and other musical entertainment.

    For information or to purchase tickets, call Al Evans at 733-5196 or Fritz Weigel at 785-9004.

    Leaders installed by retired officers group

    Mrs. Geale H. Miller was installed as president and chairman of programs for the Clearwater Chapter of The Retired Officers Association at a recent ceremony at Clearwater Country Club.

    Other officers installed by Lt. Col. Fred Edwards, president of the Council of TROA Chapters of Florida, and Lt. Col. Bill Lewis, vice president of TROA of West Central Florida, include Lt. Col. Joseph Schmidt, vice president; Lt. Col. Larry Marlin, secretary, legislative affairs and newsletter editor; Col. Barney McGee, treasurer; Col. Harold Tabor, assistant treasurer; CWO4 Clair L. Miller, membership chair and adviser; Col. Bruce Kamp, personal affairs; Col. George Peters, hospital representative; Lt. Col. Chuck Lowden and Col. Lloyd Johnson, directors. For information, call 733-1291.

    Designated Hitters Club names officers

    Toronto Blue Jays recently formed a Designated Hitters Club and elected the following officers: Sonny Thornton, president; Jim Stearns, vice president; Cecil Englebert, vice president; Leslie House, secretary; Pat McGarr, publicity chairman, and Flip Donoghue, public relations. The group acts as liaison between the Toronto Blue Jays, the Dunedin Blue Jays and the community and consists of business and community leaders with a wide variety of backgrounds. For information or to obtain a season ticket application for either team's games, call Dave Eggers at 736-9611 or McGarr at 797-3185.

    Clearwater Masons raise lodge member

    Joseph Duhamel of Palm Harbor was recently raised to the degree of master mason at Clearwater Lodge 124 F&AM. The primary degree team included lodge members Sam Lampson, Mel Hinkley, Frank Verderame, Mark Birenbaum, Bryant Davis, Mike LaFollette, Art Barker, Leland Beebe, Reed Rue, Edward Phero, James Eubanks, Steiner Humerick and Lee Hamilton. Special lecturer for the program was Fred McDaniels of Star Lodge 78, Largo.

    Duhamel is a graphic arts director, a graduate of New York Institute of Technology and a member of MENSA. For information on the lodge, call 447-5161.

    - To submit an item to Club News, write to Betsy Bolger-Paulet, 710 Court St., Clearwater FL 33756, or e-mail to paulet@sptimes.com.

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