Thursday May 14
8:00 A.M.
“Take Time to Read” Program at J. O. Schulze School

Saturday May 16
6:30 P.M.
Honor Funeral Committee and Masonic Widows

Monday May 18
7:00 P.M.
Confer Master Mason’s Degree

Wednesday May 20
7:00 P.M.
Practice Floor Work

Monday May 25
7:00 P.M.
Confer Entered Apprentice Mason’s Degree

Tuesday May 26
6:30 P.M.
Irving Scottish Rite Club meets and eats (covered dish)

Wednesday May 27
6:30 P.M.
MWSA meets and eats at Seagoville Lodge

Saturday May 30
Irving Lodge Steward’s Picnic at Fritz Park in Irving

Monday June 01
7:00 P.M.
Confer Entered Apprentice Mason’s Degree

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

Tuesday June 09
6:30 P.M.
Light meal

7:30 P.M.


Nelson William Seeber, Jr. was born October 21, 1924. He was Raised a Master Mason in Irving Lodge #1218 on March 22, 1946. He was approved for the 50 Year Masonic Service Award
On June 24, 1995 and for the 60 Award on August 01, 2005. Brother Seeber was Called to the Celestial Lodge Above on April 20, 2009.

“If my parting has left a void, Then fill it with remembered joys. A friendship shared, a laugh, a kiss, Oh yes, these things I too will miss”. (An excerpt from the poem “I’M FREE”)

We dedicate this bulletin to the memory of Nelson W. Seeber, Jr. May his loved ones be blessed with the comfort of God’s love.


Irving Lodge will Honor the Funeral Committee and our Masonic Widows at a covered dish dinner at the Lodge on Saturday, May 16, 2009 with dinner at 6:30 P.M. and the program to follow. Please spread the word to our Widows. It appears to be appropriate to join these two occasions as they are related in a common bond. At the loss of a Brother we find a Widow with whom we share this loss. Irving Lodge is happy to share this night of love and affection with these two groups.
The lodge will provide the meat, bread and drinks. Others are asked to bring their favorite serving of salad, vegetable, or dessert. All friends of Masonry and guests are invited to attend.


The Steward’s of Irving Lodge send all our friends and members a special invitation to attend this outdoor picnic at Fritz Park in Irving on May 30, 2009 from 11 AM to 2 PM. Bring lawn chairs and an instrument to play or something to play with. And don’t forget to bring the kids. I suspect there will be plenty of hot dogs and hamburgers, or whatever the Steward’s will provide. This will be a happy time music, games and eating.

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Stewards Picnic 2009 photo gallery


Don’t forget the Election of Officers to be held at the June Stated Meeting. Show your support for the Lodge and the newly elected officers as we plan for a new Masonic Year.


This bulletin doesn’t usually run recipes but after a serving of Jr. Steward David Gisler’s Sloppy Joe dinner in April, a number have asked for his recipe. Well, here are the ingredients and you can serve when you feel it’s ready.
IN A POT---brown the following – 1 TBS of butter, 1 cup of celery (chopped fine), 1 green pepper (chopped fine), 1 onion (chopped fine). Add 2 lbs of ground beef and brown. Then add 1 cup of water, 1 32oz. bottle of ketchup (or to taste), ¼ TSP chili powder, 1 TSP sugar, 1 TSP white vinegar. If you think it’s ready, eat it.


In my many years I have come to the conclusion that one useless man is a shame, two is a law firm and three or more is a congress. --- John Adams

Government’s view of the economy could be summed up in a few short phrases: If it moves, tax it. If it keeps moving, regulate it. And if it stops moving, subsidize it. – Ronald Reagan

A government big enough to give you everything you want, is strong enough to take everything you have. – Thomas Jefferson

Giving money and power to government is like giving whiskey and car keys to teenage boys. – P. J. O’Rourke

I don’t make jokes. I just watch the government and report the facts. –Will Rogers

The government is like a baby’s alimentary canal, with a happy appetite at one end and no responsibility at the other. – Ronald Reagan

Government is the great fiction, through which everybody endeavors to live at the expense of everybody else. – Frederic Bastiat, French Economist (1801-1850)

A government which robs Peter to pay Paul can always depend on the support of Paul. – George Bernard Shaw

Talk is cheap …. Except when Congress does it. -- Anonymous