Hurricane Lodge Nº 401 F.&A.M.

About Us

About Hurricane Lodge No. 401 F.&A.M.
Hurricane Lodge No. 401 received its charter in 2002.

The lodge was founded as a haven for those brother Masons who truly wanted to practice the Masonic ideals of brotherhood, morality, professionalism, honor and pride. Our members are indebted to the determination and drive of M:.W:. Joseph Shurette, Past Grand Master of Mason’s in Florida in 1988, who steered our application through the process to our establishment. Since that time the Lodge has continued to grow and is now an important part of the 34th Masonic District and the South Florida Masonic Community.

  • FAITH is the foundation of justice, the bond of amity, and the chief support of society. We live by faith; we walk by faith; by faith we have a continual hope in the acknowledgment of a Supreme Being; by faith we are justified, accepted, and finally saved. Faith is the substance of things hoped for—the evidence of things not seen. If we—with suitable, true devotion—maintain our Masonic profession, our faith will become a beam of light, and bring us to those blessed mansions where we shall be eternally happy with God, the Grand Architect of the Universe.

  • HOPE is the anchor of the soul, both sure and steadfast, and enters into that within the vail; let a firm reliance in the Almighty's faithfulness animate our endeavors, and teach us to fix our hopes within the limits of His promises, so shall success attend us. If we believe a thing to be impossible, our despondency may render it so; but he who perseveres, will ultimately overcome all difficulties.

  • CHARITY is the brightest gem that can adorn our Masonic profession. Happy is the man who has sowed in his breast the seeds of benevolence, the produce thereof is love and peace: he envieth not his neighbor; he listeneth not to a tale, when reported by slander; revenge or malice has no place in his breast; he forgives the injuries of men, and endeavors to blot them from his recollection.

Past Masters

2002 M:.W:. Josepht Shurette, PGM (U.D.)
2002 R:.W:. Joseph F. Basler, PDDGM
2003 W:. Michael J. Schock
2004 W:. Irwing Kirby*
2005 W:. Marc Umlas
2006 W:. George Faust*
2007 R:.W:. John Borsa, Jr., PDDGM
2008 R:.W:. Joseph F. Basler, PDDGM
2009 R:.W:. Carlos Correa
2010 R:.W:. Carlos Correa
2011 W:. Pablo Marcos
2012 W:. Juan Roque
2013 R:.W:. Paul Thompson, PDDGM
2014 W:. William Collado
2015 W:. David Miller
2016 W:. Brian Powell
2017 W:. Alexander Tabares

Our Lodge Officers

2018 Officers for Hurricane Lodge Nº 401

W:.M:. Antoine Germeillie

Worshipful Master

His Jewel is the Square, which is a stonemason’s tool to ascertain true and correct angles of the cut and smoothed stone…thus his Jewel symbolizes virtue. The Worshipful Master of a Masonic Lodge is the highest ranking of all Lodge Officers which a Lodge may elect. The Worshipful Master sits in the East of the Lodge room (symbolic of the Rising Sun in the East) and directs all of the business of the Lodge.

Bro:. Alvaro Linares

Senior Warden

Lodge Officer Duties: His Jewel is the Level…symbolizing that all Masons meet on the level, without regard to social, political or religious beliefs or status. The Senior Warden of a Masonic Lodge is the second in command within the Lodge Officers.

Bro:. Robert Gonzalez

Junior Warden

Lodge Officer Duties: His Jewel of Office is the Plumb… which is a stonemason’s instrument used for ascertaining the alignment of a vertical surface. It symbolizes upright behavior among Masons. The Junior Warden of a Masonic Lodge is the third in command of the Lodge. The Junior Warden sits in the South (symbolic of the position of the sun at midday) and is responsible for the Brethren while the Lodge is at ease or refreshment.

W:. Alexander Tabares

Secretary

Lodge Officer Duties: His Jewel is the Crossed Quill Pens. The Secretary is the Lodge’s Recorder. The Secretary’s Lodge Officer Duties require a high degree of lodge experience, Masonic knowledge, diplomacy and, above all, detailed paperwork skills. The Lodge Secretary is the backbone of any Masonic Lodge and he holds a position of great responsibility. He sits to the left of the Master.

W:. William Collado

Treasurer

Lodge Officer Duties: His Jewel is a Pair of Crossed Keys, signifying he is the Collector and Distributor of all Lodge Monies as he holds the keys to the cashbox. The Treasurer of a Masonic Lodge is the Chief Financial Officer of the Lodge. He sits to the right of the Master and behind the Senior Deacon.

Bro:. Manuel Sanchez

Senior Deacon

Lodge Officer Duties: His Jewel is the Square and Compass with the Sun in the middle. The sun signifies that his position is on the lower level, to the right of the Worshipful Master in the east. His duty is as messenger of the Worshipful Master, hence he does a lot of walking. The Senior Deacon of a Masonic Lodge is an assistant officer of the Lodge. The Senior Deacon’s principle roles are to welcome and escort both visitors and candidates into the lodge and introduce distinguished visitors.

Bro:. Fernando Aguado

Junior Deacon

Lodge Officer Duties: Like his senior counterpart, the Senior Deacon, the Jewel of his office is the Square and Compass, however the Junior Deacon’s Square and Compass has a moon in the center (rather than a sun), which signifies that he is in the West. The Junior Deacon of a Masonic Lodge is an assistant officer of the Lodge. He sits to the lower right of the Senior Warden.

BRO:. Carlos Rodriguez

Chaplain

Lodge Officer Duties: His Jewel of office is an opened book, symbolizing the Volume of Sacred Law (the Christian Bible, Hebrew Torah or Tanach, the Muslim Qur’an, the Hindu Vedas or other Holy Books). The Chaplain of a Masonic Lodge is an appointed officer of the Lodge. He sits to the left of the Master.

Bro:. Fabian Gonzalez

Senior Steward

Lodge Officer Duties: His Jewel is the Cornucopia, which is an exact duplicate of the Junior Steward’s Cornucopia. The Cornucopia signifies the “Horn of Plenty”. It is a goat horn filled with the fresh fruits and vegetables to denote the “fruits of your labors” and represents a job well done. The Senior Steward of a Masonic Lodge is an appointed officer of the Lodge. The Senior Steward is tasked to understudy the Junior Deacon’s position and fill in for the Junior Deacon when absent.

Bro:. Richard Marino

Junior Steward

Lodge Officer Duties: His Jewel is the Cornucopia, which is an exact duplicate to the Senior Steward’s Cornucopia. The Cornucopia signifies the “Horn of Plenty”. It is a goat horn filled with the “fruits of your labors” and represents a job well done. The Junior Steward of a Masonic Lodge is an appointed officer of the Lodge. The Junior Steward is tasked to understudy the Senior Steward position and fill in for the Senior Steward in his absence. The Junior Steward’s principle role is to assist the Senior Steward and the Senior Deacon in the preparation of the Candidates.

W:. David Miller

Marshal

Lodge Officer Duties: His Jewel is the Crossed Batons. The Marshal is the Lodge’s Conductor or Master of Ceremonies. The Marshal of a Masonic Lodge is an appointed officer of the Lodge. The Marshal is in some jurisdictions the “Director of Ceremonies”. The Marshal’s duties and principle role is the organization of processions and ensuring the correct precedence and etiquette in formal proceedings. It is his duty to formally conduct visitors into the lodge and introduce them to the members when the lodge is in session.

Bro:. Peter Davila

Tyler

Lodge Officer Duties: His Jewel is the Sword, by which he symbolically refuses entrance to anyone who is uninitiated in the Craft. The sword has no scabbard, as it is his symbolic duty to always have his sword drawn, ready for the defense of his post. The Tiler (or Tyler) of a Masonic Lodge is an appointed officer of the Lodge and is sometimes known as the “Outer Guard”. He sits outside the closed door of the lodge room, armed with a sword.

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The essential qualifications for acceptance are:

1. Belief in a Supreme Being. 2. 18 years of age or older. 3. Being a man of good repute, moral character and with no criminal record of any kind.

For many years Freemasons have followed three great principles: Brotherly Love – Every true Freemason will show tolerance and respect for the opinions of others and behave with kindness and understanding to his fellow creatures. Relief – Freemasons are taught to practice charity, and to care, not only for their own, but also for the community as a whole, both by charitable giving, and by voluntary efforts and works as individuals. Truth – Freemasons strive for truth, requiring high moral standards and aiming to achieve them in their own lives. Freemasons believe that these principles represent a way of achieving higher standards in life.

If you live in Hialeah, Hialeah Gardens, Miami Lakes, Miami Springs, Virginia Gardens, Doral, Miami, Miami Beach, Miami-Dade County, or surrounding areas and would like to get more information, or would like to become a Freemason you may contact the Lodge Secretary at: Alexander Tabares, PM 305-528-3519 or email us by following the link at the bottom of the page.

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