Florida Pond
Chartered on April 18, 1908

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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

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

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NOTE: The Florida Pond does NOT accept credit card payments
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What we have done for charities latety

Our Gatherings on the Banks of the Pond: 

Monthly Meetings begin with social hour @ 5:00pm
followed by business meeting @ 6:00pm

Scheduled Gatherings on the Banks of the Pond:

Thursday, July 20, 2017
Bowling for Charities
Pin Chasers
Bring Gas Cards for The Spring (woman's domestic violence shelter)
and Ziploc or Slider bags (quart or gallon) for A Kid's Place

Thursday, September 28, 2017
Monthly Meeting
Please bring "girly items" to support Selah Freedom

Thursday, October 28, 2017
Monthly Meeting and Initiation of new members
Please bring items to support the Humane Society Tampa Bay

Monday, November 6, 2017
Forth Annual Blue Goose Invitational Golf Outing
Carrollwood Country Club
Details to follow-->

Thursday, December 7, 2017
Del Frisco's, 4138 Boy Scout Blvd, Tampa
This is our Annual Social and Gift Card collection for A Kid's Place
Please bring Walmart or Target gift cards in $25 increments

Thursday, January 11, 2018
Monthly meeting
We'll be collecting microfiber lap blankets for the VA Nursing Home in Land O Lakes

Saturday, February 24, 2018
Third Annual Blue Goose Charity Ball
Hollywood Venue
Details to follow-->

Thursday, March 22, 2018
Our Annual Easter Basket Collection for A Kid's Place

Thursday, April 26, 2018
Monthly Meeting

Thursday, May 24, 2018
Annual Meeting & Election of Officers

Upcoming Grand Nest Conventions:

July 11-13, 2017
Hyatt Regency
Savannah, Georgia

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:

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.

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Our Officers:

l to r: George, Cheryl, Charlene, Jay, Lynnette

Most Loyal Gander
Lynnette Selfslaghs

Supervisor of the Flock
Jay Knight Guasco

Custodian of the Goslings
Cheryl Saggese

Guardian of the Pond
Charlene Demers

Keeper of the Golden Goose Egg
Wielder of the Goose Quill
Pond Office
PMLGG George Harwood
8349 Dunham Station Drive
Tampa, FL 33647-3387
(813) 929-6287

This website sponsored by PMLGG George Harwood

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