WORK SCHEDULE FOR JUNE/JULY, 2011

Monday June 20
7:00 P.M.
Confer Fellow Craft Degree

Thursday June 23
6:30 P.M.
Off./P.M./& Ladies dinner at Rancho(1210 E. Irving Blvd.)

Friday June 24
7:00 P.M.
Installation Practice (all officers should be present)

Saturday June 25
7:00 P.M.
Public Installation of Officers

Monday June 27
7:00 P.M.
Confer Master Masons’ Degree

Tuesday June 28
7:00 P.M.
Confer Entered Apprentice Degree

Wednesday June 29
6:30 P.M.
MWSA Dinner & meeting (Oak Cliff Lodge)

Monday July 04
9:00 A.M.
4th of July Parade (Lodge Building will be open downstairs)

Monday July 11
7:00 P.M.
Examinations & bulletin mailing

Tuesday July 12
6:30 P.M. Light Meal
7:30 P.M. STATED MEETING

NOTE: We have scheduled an unusual night for Irving Lodge to confer a degree but due to the number of degrees to confer and the blocking out of the Holiday Week-End, we have scheduled an Entered Apprentice Degree on Tuesday evening, June 28 at 7 P.M. We need your help on that evening.

IN MEMORIAM

Fred W. Grant was born October 11, 1953. He was Raised a Master Mason in Irving Lodge #1218 on April 21, 1978. He became an Endowed Member on November 11, 1986. He established Plural Membership with James V. Callan Da-Lite Lodge #1422 and served that Lodge as Worshipful Master
in 1993-’94. Brother Grant went to be with the Lord on May 6, 2011.

William G. Squier was born on November 20, 1938. He was made a Master Mason on January 4, 1965. Brother Squier went to sit at the knee of his Savior on April 23, 2011. Irving Lodge was informed on June 6, 2011.

“He shall receive the blessing from the Lord, and righteousness from the God of his salvation.”
(Psalms 24:5)

This bulletin is dedicated to the memory of Fred W. Grant and William G. Squier. Our prayers are with the loved ones in this, their hour of sorrow.

INSTALLATION OF OFFICERS

Irving Lodge #1218 A.F. & A.M. is please to announcement the Open Installation of Officers on Saturday Evening, June 25, 2011 at 7:00 P.M. This Ceremony is open to all Masons, their friends, family, and all who are interested in our Lodge and the Masonic Fraternity. The ceremony is enlightening for those who are not familiar with the intent and purposes of this ancient Order of Freemasonry. Refreshments and a reception will be held downstairs in the C. J. Range Memorial Hall after the installation. Be sure and invite your friends and neighbors.

4th OF JULY PARADE

Although Irving Lodge does not have a float in the 4th of July Parade this year, the Worshipful Master has promised that the downstairs of the Lodge building will be open for a break from the heat. Please do not take the chairs of the lodge outside. Bring your lawn chair. The coke box will be open but remember that this is an honor system and the lodge is asking that a donation of $ .50 for all drinks taken. Please help us keep down the cost to the lodge for providing these conveniences.

ANNUAL DUES TO THE LODGE

The Masonic Year is coming to a close and there are still a few who have not paid the Annual Dues for the Year 2011. On June 23 the Lodge must close the book and those who have not paid their 2011 dues will be subject to suspension. If you are one of those and have a problem with paying your dues, contact the Worshipful Master or the Secretary.

On May 10, 2011, Irving Lodge voted to approve the Resolution to increase the annual dues from $75.00 to $ 100.00. This will become effective for dues for the year 2012. As dues in Texas Lodges are due and payable in advance by December 31 each year. The new dues in Irving Lodge will be due by the 31st day of December, 2011.

RESPONSE TO SITUATIONS

A woman rolled an elderly man in a wheelchair into the Doctor’s waiting room and went to the receptionist’s desk. After a few moments a little boy slipped off his mother’s lap and walked over and placed his hand on the arm of the elderly man and said, “I know how you feel. My mom makes me ride in the stroller too.”

The Grandmother of eight-year-old Carolyn wistfully said, “In ten years you’ll want to be with your friends and won’t go walking, biking, and swimming with me like you do now.” Carolyn shrugged “In ten years you’ll be too old to do all those things anyway.”

A young son said to his father, “Dad, I know how babies come from mommies’ tummies, but how do they get there in the first place?” After the father hemmed and hawed awhile, the young son finally spoke up in disgust, “You don’t have to make up something, Dad. It’s okay if you don’t know the answer.”

A father was being deployed by the Army to Iraq. He sat his eight-year-ole son down and broke the news to him. He said, “ I’m going to Iraq.” “Why?” the son asked. “Don’t you know there is a war going on over there?”

Then there was a man who sat at the graveside of his recently deceased wife when there was a massive clap of thunder, followed by a tremendous bolt of lightning, accompanied by even more thunder. He calmly said, “Well, she’s there.”