Welcome to the Florida Pond Website!
*Pond Chartered on April 18, 1908*



We are an insurance professional fraternity founded June 19, 1906 on the banks of the "Mother Pond" at Green Lake, Wisconsin and dedicated to the Cardinal Principles of Character, Charity and Fellowship.

Our monthly gatherings on the "Banks of the Pond"
begin with social hour @ 5:00pm
followed by business meeting @ 6:00pm
(Locations change each month so see meeting listings below and check back frequently!)

As a cautionary note, we are NOT a marketing network.  Please leave your marketing materials at the office.  Anyone found distributing marketing materials or soliciting business on the banks of the Pond will be banished from the Pond.   Our Ganders didn't join the Blue Goose to be solicited or hassled for business, but rather to come together in a social and friendly relationship, and in the spirit of good cheer, to support our favorite charitable and educational endeavors.

Yearly Dues Payment
Your July 1, 2017 to June 30, 2018 dues are $50.00

Mail check payable to:
 "Florida Pond-Blue Goose"
8349 Dunham Station Drive
Tampa, FL 33647-3387

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MEMBERSHIP APPLICATION

Print and complete. Bring hard copy with check to meeting, or 
pay on-line using PayPal (above) and bring your payment confirmation.


What we have done for charities lately

Charities Close to Our Hearts
A.F.I.R.E. of Pasco County
A Kid's Place
Bridging Freedom
The Children's Home
Faces of Courage
Gramatica Family Foundation
Humane Society of Tampa Bay
K9's for Warriors
The Spring Women's Shelter
Selah Freedom


Scheduled Gatherings on the Banks of the Pond

Saturday, February 17, 2018
Third Annual Blue Goose Charity Ball 
Benefiting A Kid's Place and Faces of Courage
Epicenter Event Venue, Tampa, Florida

Thursday, March 29, 2018
Spring "Needs" Collection for A Kid's Place
717 SOUTH
717 South Howard Ave., Tampa, FL  33606

Thursday, April 26, 2018
Monthly Meeting
Charity and Location TBD

Thursday, May 24, 2018
Annual Meeting
Election of Officers and Initiation of new Ganders
Charity and Location TBD

Upcoming Grand Nest Conventions

July 11-13, 2018
Westin Hotel
Edmonton, Alberta

Summer, 2019
Indianapolis, Indiana

July 19-21, 2020
Hartford Marriott Downtown
Hartford, Connecticut

Information and Facts About Us
Our International Charity Report for FY July 1, 2015 to June 30, 2016, reports that the organization gave a reported $191,960 in cash and $62,300 gifts-in-kind to various charities. That does not include 2,180 man-hours of volunteer labor and $7,000 in scholarships.  For the fiscal year ending June 30, 2016, the Florida Pond has contributed $22,753.81 in cash, gifts-in-kind and man-hours to at least eight charibable endevours. 2017 has not been tabulated yet but stay tuned! We did great things in 2017 and anticipate 2018 to be even better!

Who We Are

The Cardinal Principles of Character, Charity and Fellowship
are explained here

History and Traditions of the Honorable Order of the Blue Goose, Int'l

Our Official Charity:
A Kid's Place

We're a Tax-Exempt IRC 501 (c) 8-"Fraternal  Beneficiary Society"

The Birth of Blue Goose
An Eyewitness Account

The 'Blue Goose' Flies to War

Why I Joined Blue Goose

The Real Blue Goose


Links:
Grand Nest website
Follow Grand Nest on Facebook
Linkedin to Grand Nest
Other Ponds

Our Officers: 















L to R: George, Cheryl, Charlene, Jay, Lynnette

Most Loyal Gander
Lynnette Selfslaghs
813-629-3097
lselfslaghs@urinow.com

Supervisor of the Flock
Jay Knight Guasco
727-510-0666
jay@pasadjust.com

Custodian of the Goslings
Cheryl Saggese
941-600-8227
cheryl6767@gmail.com

Guardian of the Pond
Charlene Demers
813-200-6501
cdemers@questpro.com

Keeper of the Golden Goose Egg
Wielder of the Goose Quill
Donna Harwood
8349 Dunham Station Drive
Tampa, FL 33647-3387
(813) 929-6287
dharwood65@outlook.com


Website dedicated in loving memory to PMLGG, George Harwood
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