WORK SCHEDULE FOR NOVEMBER/DECEMBER, 2011

Monday Nov. 14
7:00 P.M.
Confer Entered Apprentice Degree

Monday Nov. 21
7:00 P.M.
Confer Entered Apprentice Degree

Thursday Nov. 24
HOLIDAY HAVE A HAPPY THANKSGIVING

Monday Nov. 28
7:00 P.M.
Degree or Practice Floor Work

Wednesday Nov. 30
6:30 P.M.
Review Proposed Grand Lodge Law changes (at Scottish Rite Hospital)

Monday Dec. 05
7:00 P.M.
Degree or Practice Floor work

Saturday Dec. 10
Noon to 6 P.M.
“Gift of Life” Blood Drive (Irving Mall)
6:30 P.M.
Officers & Past Masters Xmas Party (covered dish)
(bring $ 10 gift for Chinese Auction)

Monday Dec. 12
7:00 P.M.
Examinations

Tuesday Dec. 13
6:30 P.M. Light Meal
7:30 P.M. STATED MEETING

Wednesday Dec. 14
8:30 A.M.
Pack & Deliver Fruit Baskets

Saturday Dec. 17
6:30 P.M.
Irving Lodge Christmas Covered Dish Dinner

Monday Dec. 19
7:00 P.M.
Tentative for confer E.A. Degree

LODGE WILL BE CLOSED FROM DECEMBER 20, 2011 UNTIL MONDAY, JANUARY 9, 2012)

Monday Jan. 09
7:00 P.M.
Examinations and mail bulletins

Tuesday Jan. 10
6:30 P.M. Light Meal
7:30 P.M. STATED MEETING

Notice: After the 9th of January, Past Master Dean Donaldson will conduct ritual instructions on Friday Nights at 6:30 P.M. and should be over no later than 8 P.M. This will be every Friday Night when no lodge work has been scheduled and when Brother Donaldson is in town. Participation is encouraged, but sitting on the sideline is allowed for any who have received the degree being studied.

IN MEMORIAM

Brother Richard D. Grove was born October 4, 1927. He was Raised a Master Mason in Irving Lodge #1218 on August 3, 1959. He affiliated as a Plural Member with Red Oak Lodge #461. The Grand Lodge of Texas approved him for the 50 Year Masonic Service Award on August 7, 2011. On October 6, 2011 he took the hand of his Savior who led him into the Celestial Lodge Above.

“Preserve me, O God: for in thee do I put my trust.” (Psalm 16:1)

We dedicated this bulletin to the memory of Brother Richard D. Grove. May his memory remain fresh in the minds of his loved ones and may God comfort and console them in their sorrow.

IRVING LODGE CHRISTMAS DINNER

The Annual Christmas Dinner and Family Night is scheduled for Saturday, December 17, 2011 at 6:30 P.M. Our own Shady Grove Ramblers (we claim them) will again provide the entertainment and Santa Claus will probably make an appearance for kids and pictures. All friends of Masonry are invited. The Lodge will provide the meat, drinks and bread. All others are asked to bring a vegetable, dessert or salad.

PACK AND DELIVER FRUIT BASKETS

The fruit will be delivered on Wednesday, December 14, 2011 at 8:30 A.M. ready for packing and delivery to our Masonic Widow’s who live in Irving. A gift will be mailed to our widows who live out of town. All members who want to assist in this part of our Widow’s Program, by packing and delivery of the baskets, will be appreciated.

DON’T FORGET YOUR DUES

Another year is coming to an end and that means another year is about to begin. Irving Lodge voted to increase the amount of our annual dues to $100.00. Lodge dues are payable in advance. This means that your year 2012 dues of $100.00 should be paid by December 31, 2011. We look forward to seeing you in the lodge meetings during this coming year.

SOMETHING TO THINK ABOUT

1. “I have never understood why it is ‘greed’ to want to keep the money you have earned but not greed to want to take somebody else’s money.” (Thomas Sowell, author of Basic Economies: A Common Sense Guide to the Economy

2. (A true story) A man was at the airport, checking in at the gate when an airport employee asked, “Has anyone put anything in your baggage without your knowledge?” To which the man replied, “If it was without my knowledge, how would I know?” The employee smiled knowingly and nodded, “That’s why we ask.”

3. If a man yelled “You lie!” in a room full of politicians, how do they know who he’ talking to?

4. A Sunday school teacher was telling her class the story of the Good Samaritan. She asked the class, “If you saw a person lying on the roadside, all wounded and bleeding, what would you do?” A thoughtful little girl broke the hushed silence, “I think I’d throw up.”

5. During a game of Trivial Pursuit a lady rolled the dice and it landed on “Science and Nature.”
Her question was “If you are in a vacuum and someone calls your name, can you hear it?” The lady thought for a time then asked, “Is it turned on or off?”