Merritt Island Lodge No. 353 Free & Accepted Masons

247 S. Tropical Trail
P.O. Box 540578
Merritt Island, FL 32954-0578
(321) 338-7391
W:. Michael J. Ovens, Worshipful Master

W:. James K. Charland, Secretary
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WELCOME BROTHERS!   Welcome to the home of Merritt Island Lodge No. 353, Free and Accepted  Masons (F&AM). Chartered in 1966, Merritt Island Lodge is located on South Tropical Trail in beautiful Merritt Island, Florida, just south of the Hubert Humphrey Bridge (Rt 520). Merritt Island is home to the John F. Kennedy Space Center. Kennedy Space Center is the site where man's greatest achievement - to travel to and return from the moon - began. The Space Shuttles are gone but the legacy continues with an ever expanding array of new rocket programs. Rocket launches can be witnessed on occasion fromĀ  the front porch of the lodge or while relaxing in our Garden of Reflection while enjoying the nice island breeze. Across the Banana River, only a short drive from the lodge, is Cape Canaveral Air Force Station. The station is the site where Alan Shephard and John Glenn blasted off into history. Cocoa Beach is nearby and boasts the nearest and cleanest beaches to the Orlando area.

Merritt Island Lodge is the center of The Thundering 17th Masonic District and has a rich tradition of giving and fellowship. We are one of the most active and diverse lodges in the District with Brothers as young as 18 and as old as - well, pushing 100 years young. We all have something to offer each other and to the Masonic fraternity. We support numerous organizations such as the Childrens Hunger Project, Brevard Hospice, Azan Shrine Center, the Shrine clubs, and the American Veterans. We embrace our neighborhood communities with local charity support, sports team sponsorships and the Child ID program. It is our honor and privilege to be a part of building strong community allegiance.

Whether you are a brother of the lodge, a brother of another lodge, a fellow traveler or interested in what Freemasonry may offer, we invite you visit with us. Come to any stated meeting or business night (see schedules below) and enjoy Merritt Island's hospitality and the company of the brethren.  I extend our hospitality to all!

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  With Fraternal Harmony,   

Michael J. Ovens    
 Worshipful Master    
Calendar, Important Notices & Events!
   Interested in Joining the Scottish Rite?  The Valley of Orlando is holding its annual Spring Reunion the weekend of April 14th. For more details visit their website from our Masonic Links Page or contact R:. W:. Dick Wolfe at (321) 537-4501.

   Save the Date - Annual Masonic Home Pilgrimage  It is every Mason's obligation to support and assist our aged and infirm brothers, their widows and orphans. In March we we are planning as a lodge to attend the annual Masonic Home Pilgrimage. This is a great opportunity to show our care and support to our senior brother and the mission of the Masonic Home. There will be good food, games, raffles, arts and crafts, a car show and other activities that make this a fun-filled and informative day. Hold the date. More details to come.

   Sick or Distressed?  Brothers, if you know of any brother that is sick, in need of help or otherwise in distress, please contact the Worshipful Master or Chaplain.

 "The secret of Masonry, like the secret of life, can be known only by those who seek it, serve it, live it. It cannot be uttered; it can only be felt and acted. It is, in fact, an open secret, and each man knows it according to his quest and capacity. Like all things worth knowing, no one can know it for another and no man can know it alone."     - Dr. Joseph Fort Newton
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