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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 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.
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.
Your July 1, 2016 to June 30, 2017 dues are $50
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1936 Bruce B Downs Blvd #501
Wesley Chapel, FL 33544-9262
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Florida Pond Raises Money and Gifts for Our Charities
At our monthly meeting on October 27th, members of the Florida Pond contributed over $300 in Halloween candy to A Kid's Place.
On January 26th, The Pond met at the DoubleTree and collected approximately $300 in gift cards at various eateries and the movies for Big Brothers Big Sisters of America. Our turnout was low due to the presence of the LEA meetings at the Tampa Marriott Waterside, where thay actually had to evacuate the hotel due to a three alarm fire while we were holding our meeting nearby.
Our meeting on February 23 raised quite a bundle of toiletries for the Domestic Violence Center of Hillsborough (Dept. of Families and Children).
At our march 23rd meeting, we raised approximately $400 worth of Easter Basket stuffing items. At the request of A Kid's Place, we did not assemble the baskets, as they wished to customize the baskets to fulfill the individual needs of their children.
Our Gatherings on the Banks of the Pond:
(Note: We meet on 4th Thursdays)
Meetings begin with social hour @ 5:00pm
followed by business meeting @ 6:00pm
Scheduled Gatherings on the Banks of the Pond:
Thursday, April 27, 2017
Thursday, May 25, 2017-Annual Meeting & Election of Officers
[Future Monthly Meetings will be at the discretion of the newly elected officers.]
Mark Your Calendars!
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Monday, November 6, 2017
Saturday, February 24, 2018
Upcoming Grand Nest Conventions:
Information and Facts About Us:
The Florida Pond was chartered on April 18, 1908
Our Official Charity:
Kevin Ormsby, Chairman
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pay on-line using PayPal (above) and bring your payment confirmation.
PLEASE, DO NOT submit on-line application at bluegoose.org website,
as it doesn't come directly to the Florida Pond.
Most Loyal Gander
Supervisor of the Flock
Custodian of the Goslings
Guardian of the Pond
Keeper of the Golden Goose Egg
Wielder of the Goose Quill
Editor - Sunshine
PMLGG George Harwood
1936 Bruce B Downs Blvd
Wesley Chapel, FL 33544-9262
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