WORK SCHEDULE FOR JUNE/JULY, 2009


Tuesday June 09
7:30 P.M.
STATED MEETING (election of Officers)

Monday June 15
7:00 P.M.
Degree or Practice Floor Work

Saturday June 20
Noon/5:00
“Gift of Life” Blood Drive at Irving Mall

Monday June 22
6:30 P.M.
Dallas Masonic Services Bureau meets & eats (Mike H. Thomas Lodge, 2710 Pierce, Dallas)

7:00 P.M.
Degree or Practice Floor Work

Wednesday June 24
6:30 P.M.
MWSA meets & eats (Tex. SR Hospital)

Friday June 26
7:00 P.M.
Practice for all Officers to be installed

Saturday June 27
7:30 P.M.
Irving Lodge Installation of Officers

Monday June 29
7:00 P.M.
Degree or Practice Floor Work

Monday July 06
7:00 P.M.
Degree or Practice Floor Work

Monday July 13
7:00 P.M.
Examination & bulletin mailing

Tuesday July 14
6:30 P.M.
Light meal

7:30 P.M.
STATED MEETING

IN MEMORIAM

Brother Leonard D. Langston was born November 21, 1921. He was Raised a Master Mason in Tannehill Lodge #52 on February 22, 1955. He Affiliated with Irving Lodge #1218 on January 12, 1965. Brother Langston was approved by the Grand Lodge of Texas for the 50 Year Masonic Service Award on August 9, 2004. He took the hand of the Death Angel on May 9, 2009 as he joined his Lord in Heaven.

Brother Richard O. Campbell, Sr. was born on April 12, 1939. He was made a Master Mason in Irving Lodge #1218 on November 17, 1980. He passed through the Gates Of Heaven on May 10, 2009.

“It broke our hearts to lose you, But you did not go alone. For part of us went with you. The day God called you home.” (excerpt from a poem, author unknown)

We dedicate this bulletin to the memory of Brother Leonard D. Langston and Richard O. Campbell, Sr. May God’s mercy and comfort be with their beloved families.

INSTALLATION OF OFFICERS

Irving Masonic Lodge will Install newly elected and appointed officers for the Masonic Year 2009/2010 in the Irving Lodge Room on Saturday, June 27, 2009 at 7:30 P.M. Following the usual course of progression, Brother Jimmy A. Walters II will be installed as the Worshipful Master. In addition, other brethren will be installed into newly elected and appointed offices. P:M: Dean Alexander will be the Installing Officer and P:M: W. O. “Bill” Giddens will be the Installing Marshall. The principles and ideals of Freemasonry are enumerated during the ceremony. All masons with their families and friends are encouraged to attend. All friends of Masonry are invited to attend. A Reception with refreshments will be held in the C. J. Range Memorial Hall after the Installation Ceremonies in the Lodge Room..

“TAKE TIME TO READ”

Irving Masonic Lodge has been active in the Grand Lodge program “Take time to Read”. In 2008 the Lodge sponsored the program at J. O. Davis Elementary School in Irving. Brother Carl E. Jones (aka “ Topper The Magic Clown”) brought the world of magic to about 200 students, from an enrollment of 700 plus, who had accomplished all their reading assignments. The Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for children provided bookmarks, pencils, rulers, etc. and Irving Masonic Lodge provided a bicycle to a student in this group who was selected by the school staff.

In 2009, Irving Lodge has again sponsored the “Take Time To Read” program to J. O. Davis School on May 6 and added J. O. Schulze School on May 14. In September, 2009 a tentative scheduled program is planned for M. C. Lively School. The intent of your Irving Lodge in sponsoring these programs are to encourage kids to actually take time to read.

KIDS AND RELIGION

A LITTLE BOY WAS OVERHEARD PRAYING: “Lord, if you can’t make me a better boy, don’t
worry about it. I’m having a real good time like I am.”

A SUNDAY ACHOOL TEACHER asked her little children, as they were on the way to church service. “Why is it necessary to be quiet in church?”
One bright little girl replied, “Because people are sleeping”

ONE LITTLE BOY, under the tutelage of his grandmother was becoming quite knowledgeable about the bible. Then one day he asked, “Which Virgin was the mother of Jesus ? The Virgin Mary or the King James Virgin?”

A SMALL BOY WAS LOOKING through the old family bible when something fell out. He picked it up and studied it for a minute. It was a leaf from a tree which had been pressed between the pages.
“Mama, look what I found” he called out. “What have you got there, Dear ?” his mother asked.
He slowly answered, “I think it’s Adam’s suit.”

A THREE YEAR OLD GIRL and her Father were discussing what the clouds might look like. They saw a tree, a snowman, and a horse. Then the father said, “Look, there is a dragon in the sky.” The little girl jumps up and starts shouting, “Run Jesus! Run!”

Stewards Picnic 2009 photo gallery


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Stewards Picnic 2009 photo gallery

Take Time to Read program in the news


Irving Masonic Lodge #1218 sponsored the second annual "Take Time to Read" program at J.O. Davis Elementary School in Irving, Texas on May 6, 2009.

The purpose of the program is to encourage students to take time to read.

The Texas Scottish Rite Hospital provided bookmarks, pencils, rulers, etc. with "The Magic Clown" Carl E. Jones providing the world of magic to approximately 200 students out of a student body of 700 plus as a reward for meeting all their reading assignments for the school year.

Out of that group, the school staff selected one student to receive a bicycle provided by the Irving Masonic Lodge #1218. The winner for the 2008-'09 school year was Jorge Cacique pictured above with his bicycle and Carl Jones the "Magic Clown".