WORK SCHEDULE FOR AUGUST/SEPTEMBER, 2009

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

Monday Aug. 24
7:00 P.M.
Degree or Practice Floor Work

Thursday Aug. 27
6:30 P.M.
Off., PMs & Ladies Dinner (Angelo’s, 1330 W. Pioneer)

Saturday Aug. 29
6:30 P.M.
Honor Past Masters (covered dish dinner)

Monday Aug. 31
7:00 P.M.
Degree or Practice Floor work

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

Tuesday Sept. 08
6:30 P.M.
Light meal

7:30 P.M.
STATED MEETING

IN MEMORIAM

Brother Presley G. Miller was born on August 26, 1930. He was made a Master Mason in Irving Lodge #1218 on July 26, 1957. He had moved to Ennis in later years and Affiliated with Ennis Lodge #369 on January 14, 2003 as a Plural Member. He accepted God’s decree to become one of his Angels on July 3, 2009.

Brother Garald J. Burns was born on March 14, 1933. Irving Lodge Raised Garald as a Master Mason on September 27, 1963. He Passed from this world to a better place in Heaven on July 12, 2009. Irving Lodge conducted Masonic Services on July 16, 2009.

“Say to them that are of a fearful heart, Be strong, fear not: behold, your God will come with vengeance, even God with a recompense; he will come and save you.” (Isaiah 35:4)

We dedicate this bulletin to the memory of Presley G. Miller and Garald J. Burns. Our hearts will be heavy but our memories will be proud that we were able to share a small part in their lives.

HONOR PAST MASTERS


Irving Masonic Lodge #1218 will be pleased to Honor Past Masters with a covered dish dinner on Saturday evening, August 29, 2009 at 6:30 P.M. Past Masters in Irving Lodge have served for many years in the line of Officers prior to being elected to the important Office of Worshipful Master. The honors on this occasion are not a reward, but are a show of admiration and respect for the years of sacrifice and service they have so generously given to the Lodge and it’s members. A member is appointed to the Line of Officers in Irving Lodge after proving himself as deserving. It usually takes seven years before he is then elected to be the Leader and Worshipful Master of this Lodge. After a tense and happy year, he is returned to the fold as a member. He is then called a Past Master in recognition and respect. He has freely given of his time and talent to this Lodge and Masonry in general.

Irving Lodge invites all members, their friends and family to join us as we share this evening of fellowship and entertainment. The Shady Grove Ramblers have so often provided the joys of Blue Grass music, and they will be with us again on this evening. You are going to miss some great fellowship, fun and entertainment if you don’t make it to this event.

As usual, the Lodge will provide the meat, bread and drinks. Others are asked to bring their favorite vegetable, salad or dessert.

BASIC FREEMASONRY

(copied in part from the Masonic Services Assoc. of North America)
“Essentially, Freemasonry is a fraternity which stresses self development of the individual’s intellectual and spiritual nature. It teaches self-control and the development of insight. It teaches primarily through the use of symbols and allegory. It is the tradition in the fraternity that no one may speak officially for Masonry so far as its meanings and interpretations are concerned. Each man interprets the symbols for himself, although Masonic scholars write books tracing the history of the Craft and providing such interpretations of the symbols and lessons as they can. Still, this is an opinion, and not to be considered, in any sense, official.”

“It, like any of the systems of initiation from ancient Mesopotamia to the present, is a quest in which the candidate seeks self-awareness and self-understanding. Its ritual and ceremonies are designed to further that quest.”

JUST A LITTLE HUMOR AND PHILOSOPHY (copied)

Life is too short to wake up with regrets. So love the people who treat you right. Forget about the one’s who don’t. Believe everything happens for a reason. If you get a chance, take it. No one said life would be easy, they just promised it would, most likely, be worth it.

People, even more than things, have to be restored, renewed, revived, reclaimed, and redeemed; never throw out anyone. Remember, if you ever need a helping hand, you will find one at the end of your arms. As you grow older, you will discover that you have two hands; one for helping yourself, and the other for helping others.

A grandmother decided to teach her granddaughter the different colors. She would point out something and ask what color it was. The child would always tell her correctly. It was fun for the grandmother and she continued. At last, as the granddaughter was leaving, she stopped at the door and sagely said, “Grandma, I think you should try to figure out some of these yourself.”

Grand Lodge of Texas Annual Golf Tournament


Grand Lodge of Texas Annual Golf Tournament
Inaugural Game
October 21, 2009
Texas City Bayou Golf Course
2800 Ted Dudley Dr.
409-643-5850

Entry Fees
Tee Box Sponsor I: $500.00
Tee Box Sponsor II: $300.00
Tee Box Sponsor III: $100.00
Golfers: $60.00
All Other Donations Accepted
Cut-Off Date is October 15, 2009

Make Checks Payable To:
RW Thomas F. Griffin
Winnie-Stowell Lodge #1377
P.O. Box 437
Stowell, TX 77661
Attn: Golf Tournament 2009
409-296-2796
Email: griffins2@alltel.net

Mulligans 2-$5.00
Prizes for
1st, 2nd, and 3rd
Lowest Score
Longest Drive
Closest to the Pin
4 Man Scramble
TEE Time 1:00pm
October 21, 2009

Additional Information:
Contact your D.D.G.M.
Or at gloftexas.golf@gmail.com
Cliff Guidry……………….. 409-935-3825
Gerald Harris……………... 281-830-0075
Mike Nelson………………..409-771-9183
Mike Osteen………………..409-771-8726
RW Tommy Griffin………. 409-296-2796
Charles McKay…………….972-977-7576
Fred Foreman……………...409-256-3743
Glenn Gregory……………..214-696-1462
James Gillenwaters……….. 979-354-3077
Herbert L. Johnson……….. 281-332-1386
Don Reasonover……………409-833-6260