Monday Apr. 18
7:00 P.M.
Degree or Practice Floor Work

Saturday Apr. 23
6:30 P.M.
Present Golden Trowel (Covered Dish Dinner)

Monday Apr. 25
7:00 P.M.
Degree or Practice Floor Work

Wednesday Apr. 27
6:30 P.M.
Grand Master visits Dallas Area (Shrine Temple)

Thursday Apr. 28
6:30 P.M.
Off./PM & Ladies (dinner out at East buffet)

Monday May 02
7:00 P.M.
Degree or Practice Floor Work

Monday May 09
7:00 P.M.
Examination & mail bulletin

Tuesday May 10
6:30 P.M. Light Meal

NOTE: (The Annual Irving Lodge Picnic is planned for Saturday May 21 beginning at noon)


Brother James Edwin Williams was born March 10, 1935. He was made a Master Mason in Irving Lodge on January 2, 1967. The Death Angel called him to Heaven on March 3, 2011.

Brother Jack Hammond Thomas was born on July 16, 1930. He was Raised a Master Mason in Irving Lodge on June 3, 1960. He was presented the 50 Year Masonic Service Award on September 18, 2009. On February 26, 2011 he went to sit at the knee of his Lord in Heaven.

Brother Bennie Max Boone was born on May 10, 1930. He was Raised a Master Mason on February 3, 1958 in Irving Lodge. He was presented with the 50 Year Masonic Service Award on October 27, 2007. Brother Boone was accepted through the Golden Gates of Heaven on March 23, 2011.

Brother James Edward Richards was born on January 12, 1921. He was Raised a Master Mason in John G. Slayter Lodge #1198, Dallas, Tx. on February 20, 1947. He affiliated with Oak Cliff Lodge #705 and then moved his membership to Irving Lodge on August 11, 1992. He received the 50 Year Award on October 26, 1996 and the 60 Year Award on October 28, 2006. Brother Richards went to sleep in the arms of his Lord on April 1, 2011.

“I could not stay another day, to laugh, to love, to work or play.
Tasks left undone must stay that way, I found that peace at the close of the day.”
(Excerpts from the poem “I’M FREE”, Author unknown)

We dedicate this bulletin to the memory of Brothers James E. Williams, Bennie M. Boone, James E. Richards and Jack H. Thomas. We treasure their memories and pray for God’s Blessings for their loved ones.


Most Worshipful T. E. “Gene” Carnes Grand Master of Masons in Texas will make his Official
Visit to the Dallas Area on Wednesday, April 27, 2011 at the Hella Shrine Temple in Garland. A meal will be served at 6:20 P.M. An advance purchased meal ticket cost $ 15.00. Tickets for $ 20.00 may be bought at the door. The Secretary has a supply of tickets until April 18 when purchase of advanced tickets closes. A meeting at 7:30 P.M. will follow the meal. This is an opportunity to meet the Grand Master and hear his plans for this year.


Irving Lodge #1218 A.F. & A.M. is pleased to present the Golden Trowel Award to Past Master and Chaplain O. L. “Butch” Murden at a covered dish dinner at 6:30 P.M. in the C. J. Range Memorial Hall on Saturday, April 23, 2011. This is a special award which can only be given to one recipient a year. This prestigious award is presented only to one who has, year after year, quietly, but actively demonstrated his devotion to the teachings of Masonry without thought of recognition or reward. Others may deserve to be recognized, but only one can be given. Please join us on this occasion as we unite together in the bonds of fellowship, and honor one who deserves to be honored. Doors will be open to all our families, friends and neighbors. Brother Murden will appreciate your attendance.


There are still a few who have not paid their dues for the year 2011. Those dues are $75.00 and were due by December 31, 2010. A Resolution was read at the Stated Meeting in March, which proposed the increase of dues in Irving Lodge to $125.00 per year. If passed by vote of the lodge at the Stated Meeting in April the dues will become the rule after June 23, 2011, payable by December 31, 2011 for the year 2012. Donations from our members will be accepted to help offset the cash flow problem due to no Endowment money.


The Secretary has ordered a supply of Masonic taillight decals. If you would like to make a donation to the lodge, contact Mike Woolsey or the Secretary and they can arrange for a taillight decal for your car or truck.


When the going gets tough, the tough take a coffee break.

Why don’t they call moustaches, “mouthbrows” ?

You can’t teach an old mouse new clicks.

Everyone is gifted. Some just open the package sooner

Smile and the world smiles with you. Frown and you get credit for thinking.

Phonesia: That’s the affliction for dialing a phone number and forgetting who you were calling just as they answer