Here’s what’s Happening at Ormazd Grotto
Thursday Necrology, Men – Business Casual, Jacket Optional, no Jeans. Bring your fez. Ladies, Spring Casual, no Jeans
Business Meetings Friday & Saturday – Business Casual, Grotto Shirt and Slacks, Jacket Optional no Ties and no Jeans. Bring your fez.
SAK Comedy Lab – Casual, whatever you want to wear, so long as it’s legal. 🙂
Saturday Ladies Museum Tour – casual
Studio 54 Party – This is a costume party, come in your favorite 70’s outfit, or dress as your favorite celebrity that frequented Studio 54. No, white dinner jackets, this will be a costume event.
If you have any questions, feel free to contact the Director General Phil Moffses at 407-222-5310.
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 Lobster, Twisted Plates, Lees Famous Cheese Steaks, Kelly’s Homemade Ice Cream, German Grill, Tamale 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)
Chicken Waffle Grill
Camel Tow Taco
Cheesecake By Design
French Fry Junction
Up in Smoke
French Fry Junction
Munchies Coney Island
All Fired Up
Ice Cream Social
French Fry Junction
Uncle Eddies BBQ
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.
*Note – the 17th District Master & Warden’s Fellowship Ball has been pushed out to April 22nd. Details to follow.
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
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!
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.
Chief Justice – Ormazd Grotto
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
When: October 29, 2016
Where: Venetian Gardens, Ski Beach-201 E Dixie Ave, Leesburg 34748
What: Family Fishing Fun Day and Picnic
Reserve Your Seat Now!
office (407) 850-9000 or Cell (321) 230-2000
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!
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.”