Officer/Past Master & Ladies dinner

The Irving lodge officers, past masters and ladies dinner will be held on

Thursday September 24th at 6:30 pm at

Arturo's Mexican Restaurant
1810 W Irving Blvd
Irving, TX 75061

WORK SCHEDULE FOR SEPTEMBER/OCTOBER, 2009

Saturday Sept. 12
12/5:00 P.M.
“Gift of Life” Blood Drive (Irving Mall)

Monday Sept. 14
7:00 P.M.
Practice Floor work or Degree

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

Tuesday Sept. 22
6:30 P.M.
Irving Scottish Rite Club meets & eats

Wednesday Sept. 23
1:45 P.M.
“Take Time to Read” M. C. Lively School

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

Monday Oct. 05
7:00 P.M.
Practice Floor Work or Degree

Monday Oct. 12
7:00 P.M.
Examination and bulletin mailing

Tuesday Oct. 13
6:30 P.M.
Light Meal

7:30 P.M.
STATED MEETING

IN DEDICATION

Getting to know the Worshipful Master of your Irving Lodge #1218. As you know Jimmy Walters, do you know the real Jimmy Walters? James A. Walters II was born on August 4, 1962.

He was born in Sweetwater, Texas to parents James A. and Jackie Walters. He graduated from Monterey High School in Abilene, Texas. He attended Texas Tech University. He is single and moved to Irving in 1987. He is employed as a Legal Assistant. Jimmy was Raised a Master Mason in Irving Lodge #1218 on August 21, 2000. he was appointed as a Steward of Irving Lodge in 2004 and has progressed through the offices of the Lodge to be the Worshipful Master in this Masonic Year 2009-’10.

IRVING SCOTTISH RITE CLUB

Back in business! The Irving Scottish Rite Club has been on Summer vacation but is now open for business. They meet on the 4th Tuesday each month from September thru’ May at 6:30 P.M. at the Irving Masonic Lodge’s C. J. Range Memorial Hall dining room. A covered dish dinner is served at 6:30 and their meeting starts after that. The club supports the Scottish Rite programs and other Masonic and charitable causes. If you are a Master Mason they will accept you at their dinner meeting.
Ladies are welcome at all activities of the Scottish Rite Club.

“GIFT OF LIFE”

Irving Lodge #1218 again joins Carter Blood Care in conducting a “Gift of Life” blood drive at Irving Mall on Saturday, September 12, 2009. BUT, the location at the Mall has changed. The collection vehicle will now be parked near the Barnes & Noble Book Store at the Southeast corner of the Mall. Don’t just guess whether you could give blood. Volunteer and see if they want it. They will not take blood that doesn’t meet strict requirements. The Texas Scottish Rite Hospital uses that blood to help a needy child. Some child might not get that help if you don’t donate on September 12.

“TAKE TIME TO READ”

Irving Lodge #1218 has started a popular program to encourage Elementary School students in Irving to take time to read. Irving Lodge has joined with Magician Carl Jones and the Scottish Rite Hospital for Children in a program aimed toward this goal. Brother Carl Jones brings the world of Magic to the kids and the Scottish Rite Hospital for Children provides bookmarks, pencils, rulers and other items, while Irving Lodge provides the coordination and donates a bicycle to a student named by the school. Only students who meet the assigned reading requirements are accepted to the program.

J. O. Davis School was the first in May, 2008 and May 2009. J. O. Schulze School followed with a show in May 2009. The first program to reward kids for meeting summer time reading requirements will be M. C. Lively School on September 23, 2009 at 1:45 P.M. Any adults wishing to attend the program must provide a valid drivers license or other acceptable identification.

GO AHEAD, ENJOY A LAUGH

An elderly couple had dinner at another couple’s house, and after eating, the wives left the table and went into the kitchen. The two gentlemen were talking, and one said, “Last night we went to a new restaurant and it was really great. I would recommend it very highly.” The other man said, “What’s the name of the restaurant?” The first man thought and thought and finally said, “What’s the name of the flower you give to someone you love? You know… the one that’s red and has thorns.” “Do you mean a rose?” “Yes, that’s the one,” replied the man. He then turned towards the kitchen and yelled, “Rose, what’s the name of that restaurant we went to last night?”

Children’s science exam answers
Q. How is dew formed?
A. The sun shines of the leaves and makes them perspire.

Q. How can you delay milk from turning sour?
A. Keep it in the cow.

Q. What are steroids?
A. Things for keeping carpets still on the stairs.

Q. Name a disease associated with cigarettes.
A. Premature death.

Q. What is a fibula ?
A. A small lie.

Q. What does ‘varicose’ mean ?
A. Nearby.

Q. What happens to a boy when he reaches puberty?
A. He says good-bye his boyhood and looks forward to adultery.