Stewards Picnic 2010 Pictures

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Officers of Irving Lodge 2010 - 2011

Irving Lodge is pleased to announce the officers for the Masonic Year 2010-2011:

Michael Shrum, Worshipful Master

John Thalacker, Senior Warden

Michael Jones, Junior Warden

Mike Woolsey, Treasurer

Dean Alexander, Secretary

Butch Murden, Chaplain

Bill Adra, Senior Deacon

David Gisler, Junior Deacon

John Samuel, Senior Steward

Carl Roberts, Junior Steward

Vetis Davis, Master of Ceremonies

Tony Head, Tiler

Please welcome these new officers and pledge your support.


Tom Uhr, Dean Donaldson, Butch Murden

Bill Adra, David Gisler, Kevin Kaskey

John Thalacker, Dean Alexander, Bill Revis

LIFE Counselor
Mike Woolsey

Certificate / Floor Work
Dean Donaldson, Dean Alexander

Golden Trowel
Jimmy Walters, Ray Marr, Clayton Shores

Charity and Arbitration
Mike Shrum, John Thalacker, Mike Jones

Telephone / Hospitality / Transportation
Jimmy Walters, Bill Adra, Kevin Kaskey

Gift of Life
Bob Dunn, Butch Murden, James Brandenburg, Max Perry, David Gisler

Special Events
Rusty Smith, David Gisler, Tony Head

Financial Advisory
Mike Woolsey, Dean Alexander, John Thalacker

Candidate Information
Bill Adra, Kevin Kaskey, David Gisler, Bill Giddens

Public Schools Week
Dale Fulencheck, Dean Donaldson, Rusty Smith

Candidate Instruction
Butch Murden, Bill Adra, Tony Head, John Samuel

Butch Murden, James Brandenburg, Vetis Davis

Dale Fulencheck, Mike Woolsey, Dean Alexander, Vetis Davis, Tom Uhr, John Parish, Loyd Hinch, Bill Connell, Butch Murden

Public Service
John Samuel, Dean Alexander, Rusty Smith

Community Builder
John Samuel, Jimmy Walters, John Tower

Fundraising Committee
John Thalacker, Mike Jones, Carl Roberts


Saturday June 12
Noon to 5P.M.
“Gift of Life” Blood Drive at Irving Mall

Monday June 14
7:00 P.M.
Confer Master Mason’s Degree

Tuesday June 15
6:30 P.M.
Irving Scottish Rite Club meets and eats

Saturday June 19
10AM to 2PM
Steward’s Picnic (Fritz Park)

Monday June 21
7:00 P.M.
FC Degree

Thursday June 24
ST. JOHN THE BAPTIST DAY (First Day of New Masonic Year)

Friday June 25
7:00 P.M.
Installation Practice (all officers should be present)

Saturday June 26
7:00 P.M.

Monday June 28
7:00 P.M.
FC Degree

Wednesday June 30
6:30 P.M.
MWSA meeting(light meal – Oak Cliff Lodge #705)

Saturday July 03
9:00 A.M.

Monday July 5
7:00 P.M.
Degree or Floor Work

Monday July 12
7:00 P.M.
Examination & bulletin mailing

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

7:30 P.m.


Paul Kern Baker was born June 29, 1930. He was Raised a Master Mason in Hillcrest Lodge #1318, Dallas, Texas on September 21, 1965. He moved his membership to Athens Lodge #165, Athens, Texas and then moved it to Irving Lodge #1218 on July 12, 1977. Brother Baker flew on the wings of the Death Angel to that Celestial Lodge Above where the Supreme Grand Master forever presides.

“Don’t grieve for me, for now I’m free. I’m following the path God laid for me.

I took His hand when I heard Him call. I turned my back and left it all.”
(Verse from Poem “I’M FREE” author unknown)

We dedicate this bulletin to the memory Paul Kern Baker. We mourn his passing, but we revere his memory. We pray God’s comfort and consolation will abide in the hearts of those loved ones left behind.


The Second Annual Steward’s Picnic for Irving Lodge has been scheduled for Saturday,
June 19, 2010 from 10:00 A.M. to 2:00 P.M. This may be a little presumptuous referring to this picnic as annual. However, we do hope that we can gather together with friends and family each year to continue this picnic provided by the Stewards. Fritz Park is the location and the young can run and play while the young at heart can settle back to visit and/or listen to music from our more talented members. It will be jam session time so bring your guitar or other musical instrument and
join the fun.


Irving Lodge #1218 is pleased to invite you and your friends to the Installation of Officers of Irving Masonic Lodge for the Masonic Year 2010 – 2011. On Saturday, June 26, 2010 at 7:00 P.M. the Installation will begin in the Lodge Room. All members and friends of masonry are cordially invited to attend. A reception will follow downstairs in the C. J. Range Memorial Hall.


Are we about to loose you? A few members have not remitted their annual dues to Irving Lodge. At midnight, June 23, the book of Irving Lodge will be closed for the past Masonic Year’s business. We hope that we do not lose you from our membership due to being suspended. If there are problems that the lodge can help with, please get in touch with a lodge officer or the Secretary.


The “Gift of Life” blood drive will be on Saturday, June 12, 2010 at the Irving Mall from Noon to 5:00 P.M. This blood is intended for the Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children. Blood cannot be manufactured, and can only be gotten as a donation from someone like you. If you think you might not be able to give blood, let the Carter Blood Care attendants decide. Don’t give money, give


(These are true answers from kids to tricky questions.)
Q) What did Mahatma Gandhi and Genghis Khan have in common.
A) Unusual names.

Q) Name one of the early Romans’ greatest achievements.
A) Learning to speak Latin.

Q) Name six animals which live specifically in the Arctic.
A) Two polar bears and four seals.

Q) Where was the Declaration of Independence signed?
A) At the bottom.

Q) What happens during puberty to a boy?
A) He says goodbye to childhood and enters adultery.

Q) Why would living close to a mobile phone mast cause ill health?
A) You might walk into it.

Q) What is a vibration?
A) There are good vibration and bad vibrations. Good vibrations were discovered in the 1960s.

Leroy gets in line, and when it’s his turn, the preacher asks: ”Leroy, what do you want me to pray about for you?” Leroy replies: “Preacher, I need you to be praying for my hearing”. The preacher puts one finger in Leroy’s ear, and places the other hand on top of Leroy’s head, lifts his eyes and head to the heavens and prays and prays and prays. After a few minutes, The preacher removes his hands, stands back and asked Leroy: “Leroy how is you hearing now?” Leroy says, “I don’t know, Reverend, it ain’t til next Wednesday.”