WORK SCHEDULE FOR MAY/JUNE, 2011

Monday May 16
7:00 P.M.
Confer Fellow Craft Degree

Satuday May 21
10 AM/3 PM
Annual Lodge Picnic at Fritz Park

Monday May 23
7:00 P.M.
Degree or Practice Floor Work

Wednesday May 25
6:30 P.M.
MWSA Meeting & dinner (Roy Stanley Lodge)

Thursday May 26
6:30 P.M.
Officers/PM & Ladies Dinner(Vito’s, 2000 Esters Rd)

Monday May 30
DARK
MEMORIAL DAY HOLIDAY

Monday June 06
7:00 P.M.
Degree or Practice Floor Work

Saturday June 11
Noon/ 6P.M.
“Gift of Life” Blood Drive at Irving Mall

Monday June 13
7:00 P.M.
Examinations & bulletin mailing

Tuesday June 14
6:30 P.M. Light meal
7:30 P.M. Stated Meeting & Election of Officers

NOTE: The Secretary’s office will be closed from May 20 until June 6, 2011. Need help? Call Sr. Warden John Thalacker on 972-259-8081.

WE HAVE BEEN BLESSED

Irving Lodge has been blessed as we have not had a report of a member’s death during the past month. However, there are many we need to pray for and to whom we should extend our help. Visit the sick and let them know we have not forgotten them.

MEMORIAL DAY

There are many things we enjoy in this great country which we take for granted. These were won by the sacrifices and courage of many, from the time when our forefathers fought for independence for a great nation being born, even until today, when we face the wars and battle for freedom against the fears and deaths imposed on our nation by those terrorist who would destroy all we hold dear. Let each of us take a moment on this Memorial Day to bow our head in prayer and in grateful remembrance of those who have lost their lives that we may live in a continuing fight against fear. God Bless America! And God Bless those we remember on this Memorial Holiday !

PROPOSED DUES INCREASE

The ballot on the Resolution to increase dues to $125.00 was rejected at the Stated Meeting in April, 2011. A new Resolution was then entered and read at the April stated Meeting. The new Resolution proposes that the dues in Irving Lodge #1218 be increased to $100.00 per year. It will be voted on during the Stated Meeting on May 10, 2011. If passed, it will become effective for the Annual Dues for the Year 2012 which will be due and payable by December 31, 2011.

LODGE STEWARDS PICNIC

This will be the third Annual Lodge Stewards Picnic at Fritz Park. The Stewards are planning a big feed and the musicians are planning an enjoyable jam. The kids can run and play and the mothers and fathers can chase them down. The fat and lazy can sit in the shade and remember the time when they could catch the kids. This is a day for relaxation and fellowship. You don’t have to bring anything except a good appetite and what you want for your own comfort, unless you want to bring a flute or some other musical instrument to pick or play or keep time with the musicians.

ELECTION OF OFFICERS

Tired of the old Officers? Want new ones? Now is your chance to vote on a new slate of officers.
To be elected as the Worshipful Master you must have served at least one term as a Warden. Irving Lodge lost Junior Warden Mike Jones as an Officer when his work carried him to the Houston area. The five elected Officers are: Worshipful Master, Senior Warden, Junior Warden, Treasurer, and Secretary. Irving Lodge has been blessed in the past by having a long line of capable and dedicated Officers.

CHURCH SIGNS

“THE PARTY IN HELL IS CANCELED DUE TO THE FIRE”
“YOU GIVE GOD THE CREDIT, NOW GIVE GOD THE CASH”
“WHEN LOOKING FOR FAULTS USE A MIRROR, NOT A TELESCOPE “:
“TODAY’S HEAVENLY FORECAST, YOU WON’T BURN IN THE SON”
“FEELING UGLY? COME IN FOR A FAITH LEFT”
“HE WHO WALKS WITH GOD WILL NEVER BE LATE FOR SPIRITUAL MEALS”
“LIFE STINKS ! WE HAVE A PEW FOR YOU”
“IF YOU LOVE JESUS, LOVE YOUR NEIGHBOR! ANYONE CAN HONK”
“ A WISE MAN NEVER PLANTS MORE GARDEN THAN HIS WIFE CAN HOE”
“FORBIDDEN FRUIT CREATES MANY JAMS”
“DUSTY BIBLES LEAD TO DIRTY LIVES”
“IF GOD IS YOUR CO-PILOT, SWAP SEATS”