Between Friends


BETWEEN FRIENDS - BROCHURE

The Between Friends brochure is distributed by the Grand Lodge of Texas to masonic lodges. Brethren are encouraged to give a copy of Between Friends to good men for whom they can vouch for. Ask brother Secretary for copies or print the electronic version of Between Friends.

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WORK SCHEDULE FOR NOV./DEC./JAN., 2008

Monday Nov. 18 
7:00 P.M. 
Degree or Practice

Wednesday Nov. 19 
6:30 P.M. 
Review of Proposed Law changes
Dinner will served at Scottish Rite Temple

Monday Nov. 24 
7:00 P.M. 
Confer Fellow Craft Degree

Tuesday Nov. 25 
6:30 P.M. 
Irving S. R. Club meeting & covered dish

Monday Dec. 01 
7:00 P.M. 
Degree or Practice

Thurs./Fri./Sat. Dec. 4-5-6 
Grand Annual Communications at Waco, Tx.

Monday Dec. 08 
7:00 P.M. 
Examinations & bulletin mailing

Tuesday Dec. 09 
6:30 P.M. 
Lite meal

7:30 P.M. 
STATED MEETING

Wednesday Dec. 10 
9:00 A.M. 
Pack fruit baskets and begin delivery

Friday Dec. 12 
6:30 P.M. 
Irving S.R. Club will hold Xmas Party

Saturday Dec. 13 
6:30 P.M. 
Past Masters & Lodge Officers
(Xmas covered dish dinner & Chinese auction)

Monday Dec. 15 
7:00 P.M. 
Degree or Practice

Saturday Dec. 20 
6:30 P.M. 
LODGE CHRISTMAS COVER DISH DINNER (Shady Grove Ramblers entertains)
(NOTE: THE LODGE WILL BE DARK FROM DEC. 22 thru’ JAN. 4, 2009

Monday Jan. 05 
7:00 P.M. 
Degree or Practice

Monday Jan. 12 
7:00 P.M. 
Examinations bulletin mailing

Tuesday Jan. 13 
6:30 P.M. 
Light meal

7:30 P.M. 
STATED MEETING.

WORK SCHEDULE FOR OCTOBER/NOVEMBER, 2008

Thursday Oct. 16 
6:30 P.M. 
Officer/ Past Masters & Ladies Dinner
(Crystal’s Palace at 930 Hwy. 183)

Saturday Oct. 18 
6:30 P.M. 
Presentation of 50 Year & other Awards
(covered dish dinner)

Monday Oct. 20 
7:00 P.M. 
Confer Fellow Craft Degree

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

Tuesday Oct. 28 
6:30 P.M. 
Irving S. R. Club meeting & covered dish

Wednesday Oct. 29 
6:30 P.M. 
MWSA Joint Meeting & meal
(at the Retirement Center in Arlington)

Monday Nov. 04 
7:00 P.M. 
Practice Floor Work

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

Tuesday Nov. 11 
6:30 P.M. Lite meal

7:30 P.M. STATED MEETING

MASONIC SERVICE AWARDS

A covered dish dinner will be enjoy as Irving Lodge celebrates and Honors those brethren who have been approved this year for Masonic Service Awards. We anticipate the following Brothers to be present for the Awards.

65 Years 
Roelean Anderson

60 Years 
Zolon Wilkins, Sr.

50 Years 
Duane Cleere 
Bill Connell
Dean Alexander 
Albert Dirla

Some of our brethren live away from Irving or will otherwise be unable to attend. Their awards have been presented or mailed to them. The Lodge will provide the meat, bread and drinks for the covered dish dinner with others bringing their favorite salad, vegetable or dessert.

Dinner to Honor Past Masters

On Saturday August 23rd we will have a covered dish dinner to honor the Past Masters of Irving Lodge. The lodge will provide the meat, bread and drinks and everyone is asked to bring a vegetable or dessert. Wouldn’t it be great to have a good attendance at this dinner to show our appreciation to those who have served us in the past.

WORK SCHEDULE FOR AUGUST/SEPTEMBER, 2008

Saturday Aug 16 
7:00 P.M. 
Grand Secretary School

Monday Aug 18 
7:00 P.M. 
Confer Degree or Floor Work

Thursday Aug 21 
7:00 PM 
Officers and Past Masters Dinner

Saturday Aug 23 
7:00 P.M. 
Covered dish to Honor Past Masters

Monday Aug 25 
7:00 P.M. 
Confer Degree or Floor Work

Monday Sept 1 
Dark Labor Day

Monday Sept 8 
7:00 P.M. 
Examinations & bulletin mailing

Tuesday Sept 9 
6:30 P.M. 
Light Meal

7:30 P.M. 
STATED MEETING

DEDICATION OF BULLETIN

This bulletin is dedicated to those Masters Masons who will receive their 65, 60 and 50 year service awards. 

Roelean Anderson will receive his 65 year award, Clyde Dorety, Zolon Wilkins Sr. and Carl Dorety will receive their 60 year award, Duane Cleere, Leon Smith, Bill Connell, Milo Weaver, Dean Alexander, Eugene Hodges, John Dixon, Donovan Webb and Albert Dirla will receive their 50 year awards. This represents over 700 years of service to the Masonic Fraternity. Our thanks to these brothers for their service.

INSTALLATION OF OFFICERS

Irving Masonic Lodge #1218 will conduct Installation of all elected and appointed officers on Saturday, at 6:30 P.M., June 28, 2008 for the ensuing Masonic Year. The officers of a Masonic Lodge are entrusted with the responsibility to conduct the business and affairs of their Lodge. Their ability to do so is dependent on the support of the members. Their attendance at the Installation and subsequent meetings is therefore a show of support for these leaders.

Irving Lodge invites the public and all friends of Freemasonry to witness this informative Masonic Ritual. Masonry if the oldest fraternity in the world and is the largest, with lodges all over the free world. Please invite your friends and families to join us on this special occasion.

WORK SCHEDULE FOR JULY/ AUGUST, 2008

Monday July 14 
7:00 P.M. 
Confer Fellow Craft Degree

Monday July 21 
7:00 P.M. 
Confer Degree or Floor Work Practice

Monday July 28 
7:00 P.M. 
Confer Degree or Floor Work Practice

Wednesday July 30 
6:30 P.M. 
Light Meal & MWSA Meeting
(Vickerey Lodge #1351, 5300 Forest Ln., Dallas)

Monday Aug. 04 
7:00 P.M. 
Confer Degree or Floor Work Practice

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

Tuesday Aug. 12 
6:30 P.M. 
Light Meal

7:30 P.M. 
STATED MEETING

ELECTION OF OFFICERS

Irving Lodge #1218 has been fortunate in our selection of officers to lead us during the lifetime of the lodge. Irving Lodge was chartered in December 1924 with Brother J. M. Popplewell being elected as the first Worshipful Master. Only once, during the depression years, has a Worshipful Master been needed to serve more than one year as Brother Ernest L. Bennett served during 1936-’38. At the Stated Meeting of Irving Lodge #1218 held on Tuesday, June 10, 2008 we will elect new officers again. A show of support by you, the members, is needed at the election of officers, their installation on June 28 and all during the coming

WORK SCHEDULE FOR JUNE/JULY, 2008

Monday Jun. 16 
7:00 P.M. 
Confer Entered Apprentice Degree

Saturday Jun. 21 
Noon/5 PM 
“Gift of Life” Blood Drive (Irving Mall)

Monday Jun. 23 
7:00 P.M. 
Confer Entered Apprentice Degree

Friday Jun. 27 
7:00 P.M. 
Practice Installation of Officers (officers please attend)

Saturday Jun. 28 
6:30 P.M. 
INSTALLATION OF OFFICERS

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

Friday July 04 
8:30 A.M. 
The downstairs will be open for the parade
(bring your own lawn chairs)

Monday July 07 
7:00 P.M. 
Examinations & bulletin mailing

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

7:30 P.M. 
STATED MEETING

WORK SCHEDULE FOR MAY/JUNE, 2008

Wednesday May 14 
8:00 A.M. 
“Take Time to Read” program at J. O. Davis School

Monday May 19 
7:00 P.M. 
Confer Two Master Mason’s Degree

Thursday May 22 
6:30 P.M. 
Officers/Past Masters & Ladies Dinner
(Golden Corral 1701 N. Beltline Rd.)

Monday May 26 
DARK HONOR THOSE YOU LOVE THIS MEMORIAL DAY

Wednesday May 28 
6:30 P.M. 
MWS Assoc. light meal & meeting (R.C. Buckner Lodge)

Monday June 02 
7:00 P.M. 
Confer Entered Apprentice Degree

Monday June 09 
7:00 P.M. 
Examinations & bulletin mailing

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

7:30 P.M. 
STATED MEETING & ELECTION OF OFFICERS

HONOR FUNERAL COMMITTEE

Irving Lodge is proud to honor our funeral Committee with a covered dish dinner on Saturday, April 12, 2008 at 6:30 P. M. Those brethren who regularly attend the Masonic Last Rites for our departed Brothers face the effect and elements of the weather. The hot summer sun and temperatures; the down pour or sudden showers; or the cold and windy days of winter. No member has regretted his participation in the face of these elements. They fill honored to be part of the occasion to say, “Good Bye” to our Brother who has gone to stand before the Great White throne.

Please be a part of the occasion to honor this committee with this covered dish dinner. As usual, the Lodge will provide the meat, bread and drinks. Others are asked to bring a vegetable, dessert or salad.

The dinner is open to all who are friends of Irving Lodge. Bring your relatives, friends, or neighbors and enjoy the music of the ever popular Shady Grove Ramblers.

WORK SCHEDULE FOR APRIL/MAY, 2008

Saturday Apr. 12 
6:30 P.M. 
Honor Funeral Committee (covered dish dinner)

Monday Apr. 14 
7:00 P.M. 
Confer Fellow Craft Degree

Monday Apr. 21 
7:00 P.M. 
Confer Degree or Practice Floor Work

Tuesday Apr. 22 
6:30 P.M. 
Irving Scottish Rite Club Meeting (covered dish dinner)

Thursday Apr. 24 
6:30 P.M. 
Officers/Past Masters & Ladies dinner
(Vito’s at 2000 Esters Rd.)

Monday Apr. 28 
7:00 P.M. 
Confer Degree or Practice Floor Work

Wednesday Apr. 30 
7:00 P.M. 
Grand Master visits Dallas Area

Monday May 05 
7:00 P.M. 
Confer the Master Mason’s Degree

Tuesday May 06 
6:30 P.M. 
Dinner & District Workshop (at Oak Cliff Lodge)

Monday May 12 
7:00 P.M. 
Examinations & bulletin mailing

Tuesday May 13 
6:30 P.M. 
Light Meal

7:30 P.M. 
STATED MEETING

WORK SCHEDULE FOR MARCH/APRIL, 2008

Saturday Mar. 15 
Noon/5 PM 
Blood Drive at Irving Mall

Monday Mar. 17 
7:00 P.M. 
Confer Entered Apprentice Degree

Monday Mar. 24 
7:00 P.M. 
Confer Master Mason’s Degree

Tuesday Mar. 25 
6:30 P.M. 
Irving S.R. Club covered dish dinner & meeting

Wednesday Mar. 26 
6:30 P.M. 
MWSA dinner & meeting (Edwin J. Kiest Lodge #1310)

Thursday Mar. 27 
6:30 P.M. 
Off/PM & Ladies Dinner (Arturo’s-1810 W. Irving Blvd.)

Thursday Mar. 31 
7:00 P.M. 
Confer Entered Apprentice Degree

Monday Apr. 07 
7:00 P.M. 
Examinations & bulletin mailing

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

7:30 P.M. 
STATED MEETING

HONOR MASONIC WIDOWS

Irving Lodge #1218 is pleased to honor our Masonic Widows at a covered dish dinner on Saturday, February 16, 2008 at 6:30 P.M. The ever popular Shady Grove Ramblers with join us with music and entertainment as we take this opportunity to publicly express our love and appreciation to the widows of our deceased brethren.

As usual, the lodge with provide the meat, bread and drinks. All others are asked to bring their favorite dish of salad, vegetable or dessert. This will be an open meeting with all the families and friends of masonry invited. Please spread the word to those you know. Any widow needing a ride should contact a mason for assistance.

WORK SCHEDULE FOR FEBRUARY/MARCH, 2008

Saturday Feb. 16 
6:30 P.M. 
HONOR OUR MASONIC WIDOWS (covered dish dinner)

Monday Feb. 18 
7:00 P.M. 
Confer Entered Apprentice Mason’s Degree

Saturday Feb. 23 
10:00 A.M. 
Grand Master’s Regional Conference (S.R. Auditorium)

Monday Feb. 25 
7:00 P.M. 
Confer a Fellow Craft Mason’s Degree

Tuesday Feb. 26 
6:00 P.M. 
Irving Scottish Rite Club Meeting & covered dish dinner

Wednesday Feb. 27 
6:30 P.M. 
MWS Assoc. Meeting and light meal (Duck Creek Lodge)

Thursday Feb. 28 
6:30 P.M. 
Officers/Past Masters & Ladies Dinner (East Buffet)
(at 4023 W. Airport Freeway)

Monday Mar. 03 
7:00 P.M. 
Practice Floor Work

Monday Mar. 10 
7:00 P.M. 
Examinations & bulletin mailings

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

7:30 P.M. 
STATED MEETING (Receive our new District Deputy)

GOLDEN TROWEL AWARD - Bruce W. Wilson

Irving Lodge is pleased to recognize and celebrate the selection of Brother Bruce W. Wilson for the prestigious Golden Trowel Award. He invites all those who would share this occasion with him to join us on Saturday evening, January 26, 2008 at 6:30 P.M. in the Irving Lodge for a covered dish dinner.

The Golden Trowel Award is a special award which a loddge may only present to one member each year. It is given for formal recognition of a Brother who, year after year, quietly, but actively demonstrates his devotion to the teachings of Masonry without thought of recognition or special honors. 

Past Master Bruce W. Wilson has clearly set the pattern that others might follow.

The lodge will provide the meat, bread, and drinks. Others are asked to bring their favorite dish of salad, vegetable, or dessert. The dinner and presentation are open and we invite all mason, their families, and friends.

WORK SCHEDULE FOR JANUARY/FEBRUARY, 2008

Monday Jan. 14 
7:00 P.M. 
Practice Floor Work

Monday Jan. 21 
7:00 P.M. 
Pratice Floor Work

Tuesday Jan. 22 
6:30 P.M. 
Irving Scottish Rite Club Meeting & covered dish

Saturday Jan. 26 
6:30 P.M. 
Golden Trowel Award & covered dish dinner

Monday Jan. 28 
7:00 P.M. 
Practice Floor Work

Wednesday Jan. 30 
6:30 P.M. 
MWS Assoc. to introduce new Dist. Deputy Grand Masters

Saturday Feb. 02 
9:00 A.M. 
Grand Secretary’s School in Ft. Worth

Monday Feb. 04 
7:00 P.M. 
Practice Floor Work

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

Tuesday Feb. 12 
6:30 P.M. 
Light Meal

7:30 P.M. 
STATED MEETING