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, 2018 to June 30, 2019 dues are $50.00

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


Due to PayPal security, your billing information will NOT be shared with this website.
Only your name, address and amount paid will be provided.


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
Joshua House
Baldemero Lopez FL State Veterans Nursing Home

Scheduled Gatherings on the Banks of the Pond

Thursday, April 25, 2019
We will be supporting Southeastern Guide Dogs
We'll meet @ The DoubleTree Hotel 
4500 W. Cypress St.
Tampa, Florida, 33607

Wednesday, May 15, 2019
Annual Membership Meeting/New Member Initiation/New Board Installation
Charity TBD - please check back!
We'll meet @ The DoubleTree Hotel
4500 W. Cypress St.
Tampa, Florida, 33607

Thursday, June 27, 2019
Yearly Membership Drive
Grab Your Bowling Shoes and Join us at PINCHASERS MID-TOWN!
*Watch for more details soon!*

Upcoming Grand Nest Conventions

Summer, 2019
Indianapolis, Indiana

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

Summer, 2021
Tampa, Florida!!!!

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.  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

Grand Nest website
Follow Grand Nest on Facebook
LinkedIn to Grand Nest

Our 2018-2019 Officers: 

L to R: Marina, Kristen, Charlene, Jay, Lynnette & Donna

Most Loyal Gander
Lynnette Selfslaghs

Supervisor of the Flock
Jay Knight Guasco

Custodian of the Goslings
Charlene Demers

Guardian of the Pond
Kristen Dill

Wielder of the Goose Quill
Marina Huff

Keeper of the Golden Goose Egg
Donna Harwood
8349 Dunham Station Drive
Tampa, FL 33647-3387
(813) 929-6287

Website dedicated in loving memory to PMLGG, George Harwood
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