MASONIC COMMITTEES 2011 - 2012

Audit
Tom Uhr, Max Perry, Butch Murden

Building
Bill Adra, Jackie Martin, Kevin Kasky

Bulletin
Dean Alexander, John Thalacker, Bill Revis*

Life Counselor
Mike Woolsey

Certificate / Floor Work
Dean Donaldson, Dean Alexander

Golden Trowel
Michael Shrum, Jimmy Walters, Clayton Shores

Charity and Arbitration
John Thalacker, Bill Adra, David Gisler

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

Gift of Life
David Gisler, James Brandenburg, Max Perry, Butch Murden, Ron Coats

Special Events
Rusty Smith, David Gisler, Tony Head

Financial Advisory
Mike Woolsey, Dean Alexander, Michael Shrum

Candidate Information
Bill Adra, Kevin Kasky, David Gisler, Mike Briscoe

Public Schools Week
Dale Fulenchek, Dean Donaldson, Rusty Smith

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

Community Builder
John Samuel, Jimmy Walters, John Tower

Sickness
Kevin Kasky, James Brandenburg, Vetis Davis

Funeral
Dale Fulenchek, Mike Woolsey, Dean Alexander, Vetis Davis, Tom Uhr, John Parrish, Loyd Hinch, Bill Connell, Butch Murden, Dean Donaldson

Public Service
John Samuel, Dean Alexander, Rusty Smith

Fundraising Committee
Carl Roberts, Chris Harvey, Jason Secord

WORK SCHEDULE FOR OCTOBER/NOVEMBER, 2011

Saturday Oct. 15
6:30 P.M.
Presentation of 50 & 60 Year Masonic Service Awards
(covered dish dinner)

Monday Oct. 17
7:00 P.M.
Degree or Practice Floor Work

Friday Oct. 21
7:00 P.M.
Examine F.C. & confer Master Masons’ Degree

Monday Oct. 24
7:00 P.M.
Degree or Practice Floor Work

Wednesday Oct. 26
6:30 P.M.
MWSA Joint Meeting with 14th & 64th Districts
(at the Texas Masonic Retirement Center in Arlington)

Thursday Oct. 27
6:30 P.M.
Off. & P.M. with ladies dinner at Thai Chili (397 E. Las Colinas)

Friday Oct. 28
7:00 P.M.
Confer Master Masons Degree

Monday Oct. 31
7:00 P.M.
Degree or Practice Floor Work

Monday Nov. 07
7:00 P.M.
Examinations & mail bulletins

Tuesday Nov. 08
6:30 P.M. Light Meal
7:30 P.M. STATED MEETING

Notice: Past Master Dean Donaldson now conducts ritual instructions every Friday Night at 6:30 P.M. and should be over no later than 8 P.M. This will be every Friday Night when no other lodge work has been scheduled. Participation is encouraged but sitting on the sideline is allowed for any who have received the degree being studied on that night.

IN MEMORIAM

We are pleased to inform you that there have been no reports of deaths in our membership during the past month. However, we do have some sick and confined, and we would ask each member to remember them during your prayers.

FIFTY (50) AND SIXTY (60) YEAR AWARDS

Irving Lodge is pleased to solicit your attendance at the Annual Presentation of the
50 and 60 Year Masonic Service Awards on October 15, 2011 at a covered dish dinner at 6:30 P.M.

These presentations will be made for members who have served our gentle fraternity for half a century or more. Expected to receive the 60 Year Awards are Brothers Allen B. Cray, Harold S. Kite and Raymond L. Valenta.

These brethren will be joined by the following 50 Year Members: Earl M. Ayles, John H. Parrish and Kenneth F. White. Other members approved for the 50 Year Awards, but who are unable to attend are James A. Acree, J. Frank Allen, John H. Bradford, Gerald Don Phariss and Don L. Pollard.

The dinner and ceremonies are open to all our families, friends and neighbors. We invite the whole group to attend and join in congratulating the Honorees and wishing them the best in the years to come.

RE-DEDICATION OF MASTER MASONS

This is not an event on our Irving Lodge calendar but due to the importance of it, it is added to our bulletin to inform every Master Mason member that he is invited to participate in the Re-dedication.

The event is in James A. Smith Lodge #395 on October 27, 2011. Before the Re-dedication a dinner will be served at 6:30 P.M. (donation $8.00) with the Tiled Meeting in a Master Masons Lodge to be opened at 7:30 P.M.

The Re-dedication Ceremony will be something that you will never forget. You should bring you white leather apron presented to you when you were Raised. If you want to attend, you should RSVP to Bob Bull by email at chem.crew81588@yahoo.com or phone 972-247-5601. The address for James A. Smith Lodge is 12823 Demetra, Farmers Branch, Tx.

A LITTLE BIT OF MASONIC ETIQUETTE

Sometimes, someone asks what is proper dress when attending a Masonic Lodge meeting. This often prompts an answer that has been handed down through the years. The early advice excluded the wearing of walking or sports shorts to a tiled meeting. So a trip to the lodge library might be in order.

The book published in 1978 entitled “Freemasonry and its Etiquette” was pulled from the shelf. It spends a page relating to dinner meetings and the practice of promoting the wearing of evening dress as far as may be done without wounding the susceptibilities of any individual member who, from any cause may deviate from the general rule.

In our present society, that would probably mean a coat and tie. It goes on to address the fact that due to the early hour of some meetings, some members have acquired the habit of attending Lodge in the habiliments of ordinary every-day life.

In this respect each Lodge is, as a rule, governed by its own custom and usage; but members should strive to attain to a higher standard of propriety in the matter of dress rather than to a lower level.

ON THE LIGHTER SIDE

A recent study found the average American walks about 900 miles per year. Another study found that Americans drink, on average, 22 gallons of alcohol per year. That means, on average, Americans get about 41 miles to the gallon.

A Sunday school teacher asked her little children, as they were on the way to church service, ‘And why is it necessary to be quiet in church?’ One bright little girl replied, “Because people are sleeping.”

A Sunday school class was studying the Ten Commandments. As they finished the teacher asked if anyone could tell her what the last one said. Little Susie raised her hand and quoted, “Thou shall not take the covers off the neighbor’s wife?”