Ormazd Grotto is a fraternal group of Freemasons in Orlando FL. The Grottoes of North America is a Masonically affiliated Fraternal Organization, whose membership is based on Masonic values. To become a member, ask a member. With these pages, we hope to introduce you our Grotto and explain our organization and our charitable programs.

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Texas Hold ‘EM

Texas Hold 'EM tournament to benefit Ormazd Grotto M.O.V.P.E.R. Bi-monthly at Ormazd Grotto located at 1700 Edgewater Drive, orlando, FL 32804. Registration 6:00PM

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The 29 foot by 53-foot lodge room seats approximately 128 at up to 16 6’ Round Tables. This can be augmented with additional chairs for setup as a theater or classroom, expanding the seating capacity to approximately 256.

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Here’s what’s Happening at Ormazd Grotto

Monarch’s Farewell Luau



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Ormazd Grotto Cinco de’ Mayo Monarch’s Ball

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2018 Installation of Officers

Amaranth Fun Night at the Grotto

College Park Food Truck Social a Smashing Success!

On Tuesday, March 7th, the Orlando Food Trucks came to College Park, FL (a suburb of Orlando) for the first Food Truck Social at the Ormazd Grotto back lot located at 1700 Edgewater Drive next to Dollar Tree and across the street from the U.S. Post Office.  There were eight food trucks present including French Fry Junction, Cousins Maine LobsterTwisted PlatesLees Famous Cheese SteaksKelly’s Homemade Ice CreamGerman GrillTamale Co. and bem bom.

There were an estimated 700 people in attendance and everyone seemed to be having a great evening as the weather was perfect.  The Grotto opened up their building and setup tables and chairs both inside and outside and made their restrooms available to the food truck patrons.  The Grotto provided drinks for the event in lieu of donations towards their official charity, The Grottoes of North America Humanitarian Foundation, which provides free dental care to special needs kids.

The good news is that the College Park Food Truck Social will be a weekly event going forward and will be held every Tuesday from 6 – 9 pm at the Grotto back lot located at 1700 Edgewater Drive.  You can reach out to Orlando Food Trucks or Ormazd Grotto for further information and details.

Here is the Food truck lineup for the remainder of March 

(trucks are subject to change without notice)

March 14th
Barnwood BBQ
Chicken Waffle Grill
Monsta Lobsta
Peru Power
Camel Tow Taco
Cheesecake By Design
French Fry Junction
Kona Dog

March 21st
Up in Smoke
Jamaica Jamaica
French Fry Junction
Munchies Coney Island
Tamale Co.
Naked Cupcake
Peru Power
All Fired Up

March 28th
Ice Cream Social
French Fry Junction
Cousins
Twisted Plates
Lees Famous
Messy Delight
Uncle Eddies BBQ
Frenchys Crepes

Masonic Youth Night Successful

At a stated meeting of Ormazd Grotto M.O.V.P.E.R. held on Friday, March 3rd, representatives from the DeMolay, Rainbow, and Job’s Daughters visited and made presentations about their organizations.  We had a nice turnout to support the youth and all officers were present. In the spirit of moving these Masonic Youth groups forward, Ormazd Grotto made donations to each group present.  We had kid friendly food and a good time was had by all.

Ormazd Grotto Newsletter for March 2017

*Note – the 17th District Master & Warden’s Fellowship Ball has been pushed out to April 22nd.  Details to follow.

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Prophet Blaine Hensley has departed on his final caravan

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Blaine Hensley, 91, passed away peacefully on December 26. Born May 25, 1925 in Bar Creek, Kentucky, in 1962 he moved his family to Orlando where he lived for the remainder of his life. He served as a gunners mate in the U.S. Navy from 1943-1946. Blaine served as the Union Representative for Bakery & Confectionery Union and Industry. He was a dedicated life-long member of the Orange County Sportsmen’s Association and served as a member of the board for over 40 years. The clubhouse building was named in his honor. Blaine was an active Mason and Shriner as a member of Bahia Shrine Temple and Ormazd Grotto for 39 years.  Blaine was preceded in death by his first wife, Arena Faye Richardson Hensley, and son Michael Wayne Hensley. He is survived by his wife Irma A. Hensley, his son James “Jimbo”, grandsons Michael (Michelle), David (Inga), great grandchildren, Gavin, Willow, and namesake Blaine and his daughter in-law Sharon. He is also survived by his sister Rosemary (Jack) Davis. A memorial service will be held on July 9, 2017 at the Hensley family cemetery in Red Bird, KY

Published in the Orlando Sentinel on Jan. 8, 2017

Ormazd Grotto 2017 Installation of Officers

Ormazd Grotto Texas Holdem Poker Tournament Nov. 16th

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Ormazd Welcomes A New Prophet to The Enchanted Realm

At a regular stated meeting of Ormazd Grotto M.O.V.P.E.R. that was rescheduled from Friday, Oct. 7th to Friday, Oct. 14th due to The hurricane curfew, we welcomed our Masonic brother Bart Patria as a Veiled Prophet of The Enchanted Realm. Bart is a Past Master of Winter Garden Lodge No. 165 and currently serves as the Tyler there, He is also an active member of the Orlando York Rite Bodies.  Please join us in congratulating Bart on his newest endeavor!

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Ormazd Grotto Oct 7th Meeting Cancelled Due to Weather

Prophets,

Due to the impending weather associated with hurricane Matthew, We will not be having the Grotto meeting scheduled for tomorrow night. Please attend to your property and personal safety and that of your loved ones and pets. I pray that we weather this storm unharmed and with minimal loss. If you need help in any way, please do not hesitate to call me.

Craig Frazier,
Chief Justice – Ormazd Grotto
(913) 957-7651
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Ormazd Grotto to participate at Reel in 4 Autism

The 1st Annual Ron Bisson My790AM “Reel in 4 Autism” to Support Pals and their families

 

FACT: Autism affects thousands of children in Lake County, and shows an alarming growth rate of between 6 and 15% every year. According to CDC statistics, 1 in 68 children are diagnosed with autism. Autism is a lifetime disability.

FACT: Children with autism benefit greatly from socialization and activity. (So do their families!) PALS seeks to optimize social opportunities so that these individuals with autism are integrated into the local communities as contributing members of society.

FACT: WLBE’s Ron Bisson has a long history in Central Florida of raising awareness (not to mention money) for a list of charitable causes, including an annual six-figure amount for Orlando’s Ronald McDonald House.

Ron has turned his philanthropic interests toward Cards and Pals at the University of Central Florida, and with the support of the Leesburg and Lake County civic and governmental agencies, is hosting the First Annual “Reel in 4 Autism”. This event allows business leaders in Leesburg/Lake County the opportunity to:

 Show their support of a great cause

 Directly interact with hundreds of guests on this ground-floor opportunity

EVENT DETAILS:

When: October 29, 2016

Where: Venetian Gardens, Ski Beach-201 E Dixie Ave, Leesburg 34748

What: Family Fishing Fun Day and Picnic

2016 FSGA Session Flyer

9-2-2016 1-55-40 PM

We had a Ball at the Monarch’s Ball!

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Texas Hold ‘Em Returns to the Grotto on August 12th!

Reserve Your Seat Now!

Alternately you may contact Ken Mueller at:
office (407) 850-9000 or Cell (321) 230-2000

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Alona & Family Show Appreciation to Ormazd Grotto

At a stated meeting of Ormazd Grotto M.O.V.P.E.R. on Friday, Sept. 4th, OLENA “ALONA” VALENTINA TURRI who is the granddaughter of our Past Monarch Jim Dickenson, along her parents and little brother and Jim’s wife treated the Grotto to supper.  It was a home cooked meal of chicken & yellow rice.  Alona was adopted by Jim’s daughter on December 14, 2015.  With the help of Ormazd Grotto, Alona had her teeth fixed. Also, she has had open heart surgery.   The next thing she will have fixed is the limp in her right leg and right hand which will be done by the Shriners.  There is no better joy and sense of ‘being’ than to be able to witness the progressive happiness of a child and know that you played a part in creating that happiness.  Thank you Alona for making our evening a bright and cheerful one!

L-R: Jim Dickenson, Alona, Dary Spangenberg, Randy White, Ted Hammond and his grandson Cody, Phillip Moffses, Ken Mueller and Pedro Arroyo

L-R: Jim Dickenson, Alona, Dary Spangenberg, Randy White, Ted Hammond and his grandson Cody, Phillip Moffses, Ken Mueller and Pedro Arroyo

Sandra Moffses Memorial Service

Per Big Rick Overbee – “Our Brother Phillip Moffses has informed us that Sandra’s Honorarium Memorial is scheduled for October 24th at the First Presbyterian Church, downtown Orlando at 10:00AM in the Chapel. This date is their anniversary and the place where they got married. If you can be there, the many appendant bodies, including Eastern Star, Amaranth, and Daughters of White Shrine have been asked to participate. Please mark your calendars accordingly.”

Sandra Moffses Passing

To All the Members of Ormazd Grotto, #134:
Prophets – I was just informed by Ted Hammond That Phil Moffses wife Sandra has passed.  Let’s all keep Phil in your prayers.  When we get any further information we will pass it on. 
Fraternally Yours,
Ken Mueller
2015 Chief Justice

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