Planning Guide For Officers (2004 - 2005)

Past Master Butch Murden created a planning guide for his 2004-2005 officers. Butch has shared his helpful and informative guide with each of the incoming Worshipful Masters since that time and has agreed to share it here with you.

This great read is divided into these sections:
  • Officers and Wives Outing Sequence
  • Lodge Officer Duties
  • A Mason and a Man (poem/song)
  • Masonic History of Irving Lodge #1218 A.F & A.M.
  • Epilogue




WORK SCHEDULE FOR JULY/AUGUST, 2009


Wednesday July 15
7:00 P.M.
Practice Floor Work

Monday July 20
7:00 P.M.
Confer Entered Apprentice Degree

Wednesday July 22
7:00 P.M.
Practice Floor Work

Monday July 27
7:00 P.M.
Degree or Practice Floor Work

Wednesday July 29
6:30 P.M.
MWSA meets & eats (Installs Officers)

Monday Aug. 03
7:00 P.M.
Degree or Practice Floor Work

Wednesday Aug. 05
7:00 P.M.
Practice Floor Work

Monday Aug. 10
7:00 P.M.
Examination & bulletin mailing

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

7:30 P.M. STATED MEETING

IN MEMORIAM

Brother Raymond C. O’Brien was born on December 14, 1921. He affiliated with Irving Lodge #1218 on June 10, 2008. He retired from the US Air force as a Lt. Colonel) He went to be with his Lord on April 25, 2009.

“He put his arms around you and lifted you to rest. God’s garden must be beautiful, He always takes the best.” (verse from a poem, author unknown)

We dedicate this bulletin to the memory of Raymond Charles O’Brien . In our prayers, we ask for God’s kindness and comfort for his loved ones.

Officers of Irving Lodge 2009 - 2010


For those of you who might have missed the Officer Installation on June 27, Irving Lodge #1218 is pleased to announce the newly elected and appointed officers for the Masonic Year 2009-2010 as follows:

Jimmy A. Walters, II, Worshipful Master

Michael Shrum, Senior Warden
(Dianne)

John Thalacker, Junior Warden

Right Worshipful Mike Woolsey, Treasurer
(Carol)

Dean Alexander, Secretary
(Katherine)

Ronald Cox, Chaplain
(Kathy)

Michael Jones, Senior Deacon
(Leslynn)

Bill Adra, Junior Deacon

Tony Head, Senior Steward

John Samuel, Junior Steward
(Judy)

Vetis Davis, Master of Ceremonies
(Dorthy)

David Gisler, Tiler
(Jill)

Brethren, please get to know your officers and let them know you support them.


MWSA MEETING

The Masters, Wardens and Secretaries Assoc. of the 14TH Masonic Districts will hold the Annual Election and Installation of Officers on Wednesday the 29th day of July, 2009. The meeting to be held at Edwin J. Kiest Masonic Lodge #1310 in Dallas. A meal will be served 6:30 P. M. prior to the meeting. All Masons and guests are invited to attend.

4th OF JULY PARADE

It has become a custom for Irving Masonic Lodge to open the kitchen and dining area for masons and their families and friends during the annual Irving Parade to celebrate the 4th of July Holiday. As the lodge is on the downtown route for the parade it can afford a meeting opportunity for parade watchers. Coffee, donuts, and cold drinks are available along with air conditioning relief from the hot July day. The 2009 parade was a great success and consisted of more than 100 entries. About 50 people enjoyed the hospitality of Irving Lodge during this year event.

OUR MONTHLY BULLETIN

Each month as the bulletin is published, we are reminded of an observation by Robert E. Lee in 1863. “It appears we have appointed our worst generals to command forces, and our most gifted and brilliant to edit newspapers! In fact, I discovered by reading newspapers that these editor/geniuses plainly saw all my strategic defects from the start, yet failed to inform me until it was too late. Accordingly, I’m readily willing to yield my command to these obviously superior intellects, and I’ll in turn, do my best for the Cause by writing editorials -- after the fact.” Now, I might stand corrected, but it seemed to me that General Lee was a pretty witty old boy. His remarks are applicable to more that just a war or a monthly bulletin.

SO MOTE IT BE

SO MOTE IT BE
(What it mean to me by Worshipful Brother Paul Weathers)

“So Mote It Be. So sweet is the sound. It has such a strong meaning to the true Mason.
The word ‘mote’ is an Anglo-Saxon word meaning ‘may’. But the meaning to the Mason should be much more personal. Whether at the end of one’s prayer, at the pronouncement of the sacred union of marriage, at the blessed birth of a child, or at the solemn bidding good-bye to one who is loved and respected, we say those meaningful words, So Mote It Be.”

“When I say those words, So Mote It Be, I’m not speaking to those mortal beings around me, I’m speaking directly to The Supreme Deity of all existence. I’m asking God to look into my heart and know what is there that I may not know the words to express. I’m asking God to recognize my needs, even those I don’t know exist and provide them, to know my weaknesses and frailties of life, to know all that my humble existence cannot comprehend. I’m yielding to His will and implore His mercy.”