LEGACY OF SERVICE
Camaraderie, Compassion & Community Outreach!
WE ARE SEEKING NEW MEMBERS AND DONATIONS
TO CONTINUE THE MEANINGFUL SERVICE WE ARE DOING THROUGHOUT OUR COMMUNITY.
Through Our History
TO BE CONTINUED…
1963, First Lodge
The Old Casino on the Beach
1979, Second Lodge
NE 10th Street & 5th Ave
1984, Third Lodge
700 NE 10th Street
Building plans were approved and renovation commenced in May 2020.
A building was agreed upon for the new Lodge, located at 4000 NE 10th Way. The building was purchased in January 2019.
The closing was held for the sale of the lodge. Search for a new location ensued, looking for a building we could renovate.
Under the supervision of the Steering Committee, it was determined that we needed to relocate. The lodge property was purchased by the City for a proposed soccer park. On August 1st, the office was moved to a temporary office space. At that time the lodge was closed except for the sale and distribution for all the remaining furnishings.
With concern, the Lodge had to look at options; sell or downsize.
Membership began to decline. Young families lost interest in community involvement and our membership aged. The huge lodge building began to age and required increasing maintenance.
The new lodge presented a “Country Club” atmosphere. 3000+ members, huge affairs, dancing and entertainment.
Much work needed to be completed; but the Dedication Weekend was held March 2nd -4th. Our third new home “THE FINEST IN THE SOUTHEAST” is ready!
Construction commenced on the building. The old lodge building was sold.
After much discussion, the Lodge placed a bid for the property. It was placed on the City Commission ballot as, “Sale of Surplus City Property”. The Resolution passed. Fundraising began in earnest. Architectural planning began.
The Lodge requested the City Commission to consider a lease/purchase agreement of the Air Park Property, located on the southeast corner of NE 10th Street an NE 5th Avenue, consisting of 11.0 Acres.
Due to the age of the building and membership increase, plans to find a new lodge were presented for the approval.
Again, bonds were issued to the members to pay off the new addition.
The Lodge membership had outgrown the building-remodeling and expansion began.
After the completion of renovations the building was dedicated on March 13th.
A colonial type building at 2300 NE 10th Street became our second Lodge home. Bonds were issued for the purchase.
A fire broke out in the kitchen in the early morning hours, after a Thanksgiving Dance. The building was rutted.
Pompano Beach Lodge #1898 was originated and the Charter was signed on April 30th. A building called “The Old Casino” on the beach became the first Lodge with 110+ members.