News of Importance for theVillages Masonic Lodge

The following information and news relevant to members of the Villages Masonic Lodge and the Villages Community



By Directive of the Grand Master, we will again take temperatures and use hand sanitizer upon entering the lodge.  In addition, I strongly urge all vaccinated Masons to wear masks and require all non-vaccinated Masons to wear masks until further notice.


October 30, 2021 - Halloween Dance Announced

Tickets are now available for our Fall Fundraiser - The Great Halloween Dinner Dance.  Come enjoy a delicious roast turkey dinner and dance to the music of "Bubba the Famous DJ."  There will be raffles, 50/50's, and much more including a Best Halloween Costume contest for those who wish to participate.  Full information below.


Wednesday June 7, 2021 - Funeral for Bro. Frank Topping

A Masonic Funeral will be conducted for Brother Frank Halsey Topping, a 55-year member of the Villages Masonic Lodge at 11:00 AM on Wednesday, June 7th at the Hiers-Baxley Funeral & Cremation - Life Event Center located at 3975 Wedgewood Lane, The Villages, FL 


Friday June 25, 2021 - Grand Master Visit

The Grand Master M:.W:. Jeffrey S. Foster will make his official visit to the 15th Masonic District on Friday June 25th.  The Visit will be held at the Lake County Shrine Club, 424 N Duncan Dr. Traveres, FL 32778.  Dinner (FREE) will be at 5:00 PM / Program to Follow;  All Masons, their Wives or significant others are welcome.  Please RSVP to the DDGM (Eric Klienbach 754-444 USMC)


Thursday January 21, 2021 - Entered Apprentice Degree

The Villages Masonic Lodge #394 will confer the Entered Apprentice Degree on Robert Leon Patrick Wetzel and Richard Larry Alfree on January 21st beginning at 1 PM in the Wildwood Masonic Lodge.  All Masons from EA to MM are welcome to attend.    Refreshments following


Saturday February 13th - Valentine's Dinner Dance - CANCELLED


A great time to show your love for your significant other during the Valentine season.  This fundraiser will include dinner and dancing from 5:30 - 8:15 PM at the LaHacienda Regional Recreation Center on 1200 Avenida Central, the Villages.  See any Lodge Officer or contact the Lodge by phone (352-492-2771) or Email (


Open Installation of Officers

On January 9th, the Villages Masonic Lodge will hold an Open Installation of Officers for the 2021 year.  The Lodge will open at 11:00 AM followed by lunch at 12:00 Noon and the Installation Ceremony at 1:00 PM.  All CDC guidelines will be followed and masks will be required at all times except during lunch.  All Masons, their wives or significant other, friends and neighbors are cordially invited.


Memorial Service for Past Master Ron D'Orizio

On Saturday October 3rd, a Memorial Service for Past Master Ron D'Orizo will be held.  The service will be at the Wildwood Masonic Lodge (103 Georgia Street) at 11:00 AM.  Social distancing will be observed and masks are requested for all attendees.  A luncheon will follow the service in the community room.


The Villages Masonic Lodge wishes everyone a Happy Labor Day


The Past Master's Night and Social scheduled for August 17th has been cancelled due to the current environment.  It has been rescheduled for September 21st.



June 10th - Practice Cancelled - Masters & Wardens Meeting Moved to Leesburg Lodge

The worshipful Master has cancelled the practice scheduled for Thursday June 11th due to an unfortunate accident at the Wildwood Lodge.  In addition, the Masters and Wardens Meeting hosted by the Villages Masonic Lodge and scheduled for June 17th has also been moved to the Leesburg Masonic Lodge at 200 Richey Road, Leesburg (Dinner at 6:00 PM; Meeting at 7:00 PM).


May 22nd - Masonic Activities Allowed to Resume

The Most Worshipful Grand Master of Masons in Florida, John W. Westerman, III and Deputy Grand Master Thomas L. Turlington Jr. jointly issued Directives on May 22nd lifting restrictions that allow Masonic activities to resume beginning on June 1st.  Below are their letters:



April 27th 2020 News from the Grand Lodge of Florida

The Most Worshipful Grand Master of Masons in Florida, John W. Westerman III, released the following information regarding Masonic operations for the month of May 2020 and issued an official directive.  Look for corresponding guidance from Worshipful Master Richard Koenig.