WORK SCHEDULE FOR DECEMBER ’07, JANUARY ‘08

Wednesday Dec. 12 
8:30 A.M. 
Pack and deliver fruit baskets for our Irving Masonic Widows

Friday Dec. 14 
6:30 P.M. 
Irving Scottish Rite Club Christmas Dinner and Party

Saturday Dec. 15 
6:30 P.M. 
Irving Lodge Christmas Dinner and Party

Monday Dec. 17 
7:00 P.M. 
Confer Degree or Practice Floor Work

( THE LODGE WILL BE DARK FROM DECEMBER 18, ’07 THROUGH JANUARY 5, ’08)

Monday Jan. 07 
7:00 P.M. 
Examinations and bulletin mailing

Tuesday Jan. 08 
6:30 P.M. 
Light Meal

7:30 P.M. 
STATED MEETING

WORK SCHEDULE FOR NOVEMBER/DECEMBER , 2007

Wednesday Nov. 14 
6:30 P.M. 
Review of Proposed Resolution (SR Hospital)

Saturday Nov. 17 
6:30 P.M. 
Spaghetti Dinner Fund Raiser (fare $7.50)

Monday Nov. 19 
7:00 P.M. 
Confer Master Masons Degree

Wednesday Nov. 21 
7:00 P.M. 
New Candidate Meeting

Monday Nov. 26 
7:00 P.M. 
Confer Fellow Craft Masons Degree

Tuesday Nov. 27 
6:30 P.M. 
Irving Scottish Rite Club dinner and meeting

Monday Dec. 03 
7:00 P.M. 
Confer 2 Entered Apprentice Degrees

Thur/Fri/Sat Dec.6/7/8 
Opens Noon Thurs. 
Grand Lodge of Texas

Saturday Dec. 08 
Noon/5:00 P.M. 
“Gift of Life” Blood Drive (Irving Mall)

6:30 P.M. 
Officers/Past Masters & Ladies Xmas Dinner

Monday Dec. 10 
7:00 P.M. 
Examinations & bulletin mailing

Tuesday Dec. 11 
6:30 P.M. 
Light Meal

7:30 P.M. STATED MEETING

WORK SCHEDULE FOR OCTOBER/NOVEMBER , 2007

Monday Oct. 15 
7:00 P.M. 
Confer the Entered Apprentice Degree

Monday Oct. 22 
7:00 P.M. 
Confer the Fellow Craft Degree

Wednesday Oct. 24 
6:30 P.M. 
MWS at Masonic Retirement Center

Thursday Oct. 25 
6:30 P.M. 
Officers/Past Masters & Ladies Dinner
(at Po’ Melvin’s , 4070 N. Beltline Rd.)

Saturday Oct. 27 
6:30 P.M. 
Masonic Service Awards Dinner

Monday Oct. 29 
7:00 P.M. 
Practice floor Work

Monday Nov. 05 
7:00 P.M. 
Practice floor work

Monday Nov. 12 
7:00 P.M. 
Examinations & bulletin mailings

Tuesday Nov. 13 
6:30 P.M. Light Meal

7:30 P.M. STATED MEETING

Saturday Nov. 17 
6:30 P.M. 
Spaghetti Dinner Fund Raiser

MASONIC SERVICE AWARDS PRESENTATIONS

A very special evening is planned on October 27, 2007 at 6:30 P.M. in the Irving Masonic lodge. We always enjoy an outstanding covered dish dinner prior to the presentations of the Masonic Service Awards for those special members of Irving Lodge who have attained 50, 60 or 65 years of service to our gentle Masonic Fraternity during this Masonic Year.
The Lodge will provide the meat, drinks and bread, other are asked to bring their favorite dish of
salad, vegetable or dessert.

WORK SCHEDULE FOR SEPTEMBER/OCTOBER , 2007

Wednesday Sept. 12 
7:00 P.M. 
Floor Work for small parts

Monday Sept. 17 
7:00 P.M. 
Confer Entered Apprentice Mason’s Degree

Wednesday Sept. 19 
7:00 P.M. 
Floor Work for small parts

Monday Sept. 24 
7:00 P.M. 
Floor Work

Wednesday Sept. 26 
6:30 P.M. 
MWS Assoc. Meeting w/meal (at Irving Lodge)

Thursday Sept. 27 
6:30 P.M. 
Officers/Past Master & Ladies Dinner
(Spring Creek Bar-B-Que at 2514 W. Airport Frwy)

Saturday Sept. 29 
Noon/5 P.M. 
Blood Drive at Irving Mall (South Upper Extrance)

Monday Oct. 01 
7:00 P.M. 
Floor Work

Wednesday Oct. 03 
7:00 P.M. 
Floor Work for small parts

Monday Oct. 08 
7:00 P.M. 
Examinations and bulletin mailing

HONOR PAST MASTERS

Irving Lodge will honor our Past Masters with a covered dish dinner on Saturday, August 25, 2007 at 6:30 P.M. in the C. J. Range Memorial Hall. The heritage of Irving Lodge comes to us from the members and Past Masters of years gone by. Everyone is encouraged to attend and bring the family, neighbors and friends. The Lodge will provide the usual meat, bread and drinks. Others should bring their favorite salad, vegetable or dessert. WARNING: Every body should come prepared to enjoy the food and fellowship of the evening.

WORK SCHEDULE FOR AUGUST/SEPTEMBER , 2007

Monday Aug. 20 
7:00 P.M. 
Confer Entered Apprentice Mason’s Degree

Thursday Aug. 23 
6:30 P.M. 
Officers/Past Masters and Ladies Dinner
(Black-Eyed Pea – 3601 N. Beltline)

Saturday Aug. 25 
6:30 P.M. 
Honor Past Masters (covered dish dinner)

Monday Aug. 27 
7:00 P.M. 
Confer Master Mason’s Degree

Thursday Aug. 30 
7:00 P.M. 
Confer two Entered Apprentice Mason’s Degrees

Monday Sept. 3 
DARK HAVE A SAFE AND HAPPY LABOR DAY HOLIDAY

Monday Sept. 10 
7:00 P.M. 
Examinations & bulletin mailing

Tuesday Sept. 11 
6:30 P.M. 
Light meal

7:30 P.M. 
STATED MEETING

2007-2008 Worshipful Master Clayton Ray Shores


Clayton Ray Shores was Installed as Worshipful Master of Irving Lodge #1218 on June 30, 2007 to serve during the Masonic Year 2007-2008. Worshipful Brother Shores was born in Irving, Texas on March 27, 1954 to Brother Ray and Betty Joyce Shores. Brother Clayton is married to Isabela and they have one son named Damien Travis Shores. Brother Clayton Shores is employed as Plant Manager for Flint Ink Corp. in Dallas.

Worshipful Clayton Shores was Raised a Master Mason in Irving Lodge #1218 on February 8, 1999. He has served in the following offices in Irving Lodge: Sr. Steward, Sr. Deacon, Jr. Warden, and Sr. Warden prior to his installation as Worshipful Master.

If you have not, as yet, had the pleasure of knowing your Worshipful Master, now is the time to change that. Come to lodge and get to know him. If and when you know Brother Clayton, make a special effort to shake his hand and pledge your support during his year. Isn’t it nice to join together in friendship and brotherly love?

WORK SCHEDULE FOR JULY/AUGUST , 2007

Monday July 16 
7:00 P.M. 
Confer Fellow Craft Degree

Monday July 23 
7:00 P.m. 
Practice Floor Work

Wednesday July 25 
6:30 P.M. 
MWS Assoc. (meal & election/installation of officers)

Thursday July 26 
6:30 P.M. 
Officers/Past Masters & Ladies Dinner
(Cast Iron Skillett – 2912 N. Beltline Rd.)

Monday July 30 
7:00 P.M. 
Practice Floor Work

Monday Aug. 06 
7:00 P.M. 
Practice Floor Work

Monday Aug. 13 
7:00 P.M. 
Examinations & bulletin mailing

Tuesday Aug. 14 
6:30 P.M. 
Light Meal

7:30 P.M. 
STATED MEETING

Permanent Committes 2007-2008

Audit
Mike Woolsey, Dean Donaldson, Doug Brock

Building
Ron Cox, Duane Bower, Bill Adra

Bulletin
Bill Revis, Dean Alexander, John Parrish, Mike Woolsey, John Thalacker

Life Counselor
Mike Woolsey

Certificate / Floor Work
Dean Alexander, Dean Donaldson

Golden Trowel
Butch Murden, Douglas Brock, Loyd Hinch

Charity and Arbitration
Clayton Shores, Raymond Marr, Jimmy Walters

Telephone / Hospitality / Transportation
Raymond Marr, Ron Coats, Mike Jones

Gift of Life
Bob Dunn, James Brandenburg, Bill Revis, Butch Murden, Max Perry

Special Events
Rusty Smith, John Thalacker, Mike Woolsey, Keith Murden, Andy Fulenchek

Financial Advisory
Dean Alexander, Butch Murden

Candidate Information
Michael Shrum

Public Schools Week
Mike Woolsey, Bob Dunn, Andy Fulenchek, David Porter

Candidate Instruction
Butch Murden, Rusty Smith, Michael Shrum

Sickness
James Brandenburg, Willy Wilburg

Burial
Dean Alexander, Dale Fulenchek, Loyd Hinch, John Parrish, Tom Uhr, Bill Connell, R. R. "Dick" Wadsworth

Public Service
Butch Murden, Dean Alexander

WORK SCHEDULE FOR MAY/JUNE , 2007

Monday May 14 
7:00 P.M. 
Confer Entered Apprentice Degree

Monday May 21 
7:00 P.M. 
Confer Entered Apprentice Degree

Thursday May 24 
6:30 P.M. 
Officers/Past Masters & Ladies Dinner at Pappy’s
(831 N. Beltline (West side between Pioneer & Conflans)

Monday May 28 
DARK ENJOY A SAFE AND HAPPY MEMORIAL DAY

Monday June 04 
7:00 P.M. 
Confer Entered Apprentice Degree

Monday June 11 
7:00 P.M. 
Examinations & bulletin mailing

Tuesday June 12 
6:30 P.M. 
Light meal

7:30 P.M. 
STATED MEETING (Election of Officers)

Notice: The Installation of the Officer elected at the June Stated meeting is scheduled for June 30, 2007 at 7:00 P.M. That makes two meetings that you don’t want to miss. The election and the installation of these, your brethren, who will dedicate this year to serving you and Irving Lodge #1218, should be special for you as well as them. Please show you support by attending these special meetings.

GOLDEN TROWEL AWARD - Mike Woolsey

On Saturday Night, April 14, 2007, Irving Lodge will Honor one who deserves to be honored.

Brother and Past Master Mike Woolsey will be presented on that date, with the highest award a lodge can bestow upon an individual member. The Golden Trowel Award is presented only to the one who is recognized for his devoted service to Masonic principles in general and to his lodge. It is intended for the Brother who, year after year, quietly but actively demonstrates his devotion to the teachings of Masonry without thought of recognition or special honor. 

A special treat for the evening will be the appearance of Brother Carl Jones with all his magic treats. A covered dish dinner will be enjoyed at 6:30 P.M. with the presentation and magic to follow. Don’t let this evening pass without congratulating Brother Mike and marveling at the magic of Brother Carl. Mike, hold tight to your award and not let it disappear by magic! Everyone is invited. Bring you family, neighbors and any friends of Masonry.

WORK SCHEDULE FOR APRIL/ MAY, 2007

Saturday Apr. 14 
6:30 P.M. 
PRESENT GOLDEN TROWEL AWARD (covered dish dinner)

Monday Apr. 16 
7:00 P.M. 
Confer Master Mason’s Degree

Monday Apr. 23 
7:00 P.M. 
Confer Master Mason’s Degree

Wednesday Apr. 25 
7:00 P.M. 
Grand Master Visits 14th District at Hella Temple

Thursday Apr. 26 
6:30 P.M. 
P.M./Off. & Ladies Dinner (Las Lomas-2215 N. O’Conner)

Monday Apr. 30 
7:00 P.M. 
Practice Floor Work

Monday May 7 
7:00 P.M. 
Exams & bulletin mailing

Tuesday May 8 
6:30 P.M. 
Light Meal

7:30 P.M. 
STATED MEETING

WORK SCHEDULE FOR MARCH/APRIL, 2007

Monday Mar. 19
 7:30 P.M. District Workshop (at Love Field Lodge)

Thursday Mar. 22 
6:30 P.M. 
Officers & Past Masters with Ladies Dinner
(Cast Iron Skillett-2912 N. Beltline Rd.)

Monday Mar. 26 
7:00 P.M. 
Confer Master Mason’s Degree

Monday Apr. 02 
7:00 P.M. 
Confer Degree two Fellow Craft Degrees

Monday Apr. 09 
7:00 P.M. 
Examination and Bulletin Preparation

Tuesday Apr. 10 
6:30 P.M. 
Light Meal

7:30 P.M. 
STATED MEETING

WORK SCHEDULE FOR FEBRUARY/MARCH, 2007

Thursday Feb. 15 
7:00 P.M. 
Officers & Ladies Dinner (Black-Eyed Pea- on Beltline)

Monday Feb. 19 
7:00 P.M. 
Confer Fellow Craft Degree

Wednesday Feb. 21 
5:00 P.M. 
District Instructors Exam (open to all Master Masons)
(held at Sam R. Hamilton Lodge in Grand Prairie)

Thursday Feb. 22 
6:30 P.M. 
Past Masters & Ladies Dinner (East Buffet-4023 Hwy 183)

Saturday Feb. 24 
Noon/5 P.M. 
Blood Drive at Irving Mall

Monday Feb. 26 
7:00 P.M. 
Practice Floor Work

Monday Mar. 05 
7:00 P.M. 
Practice Floor Work

Thursday Mar. 01 
7:30 A.M./4:30 P.M. 
Blood Drive at Irving Academy High School

Monday Mar. 12 
7:00 P.M. 
Examination and Bulletin Preparation

Tuesday Mar. 13 
6:30 P.M. 
Light Meal

7:30 P.M. 
STATED MEETING