Merritt Island Lodge #353 Free & Accepted Masons

247 S. Tropical Trail
P.O. Box 540578
Merritt Island, FL 32954-0578
(321) 338-7391
Alvin Ray "Chip" Gipson, Worshipful Master

William G. Ellis, Secretary
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    WELCOME BROTHERS!    Welcome to the home of Merritt Island Lodge #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 from  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 26th 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 a 100. We all have something to offer each other and to the Masonic fraternity. We support numerous organizations such as the Masonic Medical Research Laboratory, Azan Shriners Center in Melbourne, the North and Central Brevard Shrine clubs, the American Veterans, and various others. We embrace our neighborhood communities with local charity support, sports team sponsorships and public high school and university scholarships. It is our honor and privilege to build strong community allegiance.

Whether you are a brother of the lodge, a brother of another lodge or a fellow traveler, we invite you visit with us. Come to any stated meeting and enjoy Merritt Island's hospitality with a hearty meal beforehand and the company of the brethren afterward. I extend our hospitality to all!
  With Fraternal Harmony,   

Alvin Ray "Chip" Gipson    
 Worshipful Master    
Calendar, Important Notices & Events!

Brothers, if you are not aware the lodge sustained significant damage due to a waterpipe rupture in August.
We are holding meetings as usual (albeit with a little mess).
Due to the mess and work underway Steak Night for December is cancelled. It will tentatively resume in January..

Please check this site for further details as they become available.

    Masonic Videos: Visit the members area for interesting instructional videos. Become a learned Mason!

    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.

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