Florida Pond

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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.

Dues Payment:
Your July 1, 2016 to June 30, 2017 dues are $50

OPTION ONE:
Mail check payable to "Florida Pond-Blue Goose"
1936 Bruce B Downs Blvd #501
Wesley Chapel, FL 33544-9262

OPTION TWO:
Pay by Credit Card Using PayPal (by clicking onto the "Buy This" button below):
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NOTE: The Florida Pond does NOT accept credit card payments
and will NEVER ask you for your credit card information.


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 Monday, November 7th, the Florida Pond held its Third Annual Blue Goose Open Golf Tournament at Carrollwood Country Club.  We had 80 golfers registered and raised a total of $8855 for The Childrens Home and Joshua House.  Additionally, the members of the Florida Pond collected over $500 in school supplies and cold remedies for The Childrens Home.

On Thursday, December 1st, we held our Annual Holiday Social Gathering at Del Frisco's Grille and collected over $1000 worth of gift cards for A Kid's Place.

And, we are well on our way to collecting funds for our Venitial Masquerade Charity Ball to be held on Saturday, February 11th at the Hollywood Venue, to benefit A.F.I.R.E. of Pasco County, Humane Society Tampa Bay and The Childrens Home.

Our Gatherings on the Banks of the Pond: 

(Note: We meet on 4th Thursdays)
(No meetings in June or July)
Meetings begin with social hour @ 5:00pm
followed by business meeting @ 6:00pm

[Except as noted]
All meetings at DoubleTree Westshore
4500 W. Cypress St., Tampa
813-873-4900

Scheduled Gatherings on the Banks of the Pond:

Thursday, January 26, 2017 @ DoubleTree

Saturday, Feb 11-Venitian Masquerade Charity Ball @ Hollywood Venue
[9210 Anderson Road, Tampa]

Thursday, February 23, 2017 @ DoubleTree

Thursday, March 23, 2017-Easter Baskets for A Kid's Place @ DoubleTree
Please bring lots of candy and elbow grease

Thursday, April 27, 2017 @ DoubleTree

Thursday, May 25, 2017-Annual Meeting @ DoubleTree

Upcoming Grand Nest Conventions:

July 11-13, 2017
Hyatt Regency
Savannah, Georgia

July 11-13, 2018
Westin Hotel
Edmonton, Alberta

Summer, 2019
Indianapolis, Indiana

Summer, 2020
Hartford, Connecticut

Sunshine
(newsletter):
August 5, 2015
March 5, 2015
September 29, 2014
September 8, 2014
March 5, 2014
Mary Berg's letter of 2/10/14 from A Kids Place
January 23, 2014
December 13, 2013
October 10, 2013
August 29, 2013
May 28, 2013 Extra
May 23, 2013
April 25, 2013
March 24, 2013

Information and Facts About Us:

The Florida Pond was chartered on April 18, 1908

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

Membership Application
Print and complete.  Bring Hard copy with check to meeting, or
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.

Links:
Grand Nest
Other Ponds

Our Officers:

Most Loyal Gander
Lori Hall
813-901-0411
lhall@haagglobal.com

Supervisor of the Flock
Michael Smith
407-468-4640
michael_smith@efiglobal.com

Custodian of the Goslings
Kristen Dill
813-425-7141
kdill@safepointins.com

Guardian of the Pond
Gina Varn
352-796-0229
gina.varn@lregsi.com

Keeper of the Golden Goose Egg
Wielder of the Goose Quill
Editor - Sunshine
Webmaster
Pond Office
PMLGG George Harwood
1936 Bruce B Downs Blvd
Suite 501
Wesley Chapel, FL 33544-9262
(813) 929-6440
gharwood@egrandhampton.com

This website sponsored by George Harwood Enterprises, Inc.




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