WORK SCHEDULE FOR FEBRUARY/MARCH, 2012

Monday Feb. 20
7:00 P.M.
Confer Master Masons’ Degree

Saturday Feb. 25
6:30 P.M.
Honor Past Masters (covered dish dinner)

Monday Feb. 27
7:00 P.M.
Degree or Practice Floor Work

Wednesday Feb. 29
6:30 P.M.
MWS Assoc. meets and eats

Monday Mar. 05
7:00 P.M.
Degree or Practice Floor Work

Monday Mar. 12
7:00 P.M.
Examinations and Mail bulletins

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

Notice: 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

James Major “Zip” Taylor was born June 27, 1924. He was Raised a Master Mason in Irving Lodge #1218 on November 3, 1947. He was presented the Grand Lodge of Texas 60 Year Masonic Service Award on October 27, 2007. Brother Taylor entered the Supreme Grand Lodge Above on January 19, 2012.

Roelean F. Anderson was born July 26, 1913. He was Raised a Master Mason in Melvin Lodge #1122, Melvin, Texas on March 16, 1944. He served Melvin Lodge as the Worshipful Master in the Masonic Year 1949-1950. He was presented with the Grand Lodge 60 Year Masonic Award on August 23, 2004. Brother Anderson accepted the call of his Savior on January 22, 2012

Raymond W. Yarbrough was born January 6, 1932. He was Raised a Master Mason in Irving Lodge #1218 on November 14, 1966. He received a 25 Service Pin from Irving Lodge on April 9, 1991.
Brother Yarbrough touched the hand and sat at the knees of God on January 25, 2012.

Charles W. Yarbrough was born January 10, 1937. He was Raised a Master Mason in Irving Lodge #1218 on November 25, 1966. He served Irving Lodge as the Worshipful Master during the Masonic Year of 1975 – ’76. He walked with his Savior up the Stairway to Heaven on February 7, 2012.

“Perhaps my time seemed all too brief, Don’t lengthen it now with undue grief.
Lift up your heart and share with me, God wanted me now, He set me free.”
(excerpt from poem “I’m Free”)

We dedicate this bulletin to the memory of James M. “Zip” Taylor, Roelean F. Anderson, Raymond W. Yarbrough, and Charles W. Yarbrough . We know that God only accepts the best and he has taken 3 of our dear members in December, 3 in January and 1 now in February. And again our thought and prayers are with the families and loved ones. We also ask that you remember our sick and their families. Many are in need of your prayers.

DISTRICT DEPUTY GRAND MASTER VISITS

Right Worshipful Steve Gooch, District Deputy Grand Master of Masonic District 14B attends our February Stated Meeting. R:.W:. Brother Gooch is the Personal Representative of M:. W:. Jim Brumit, Grand Master of Masons in Texas. Any time R:. W:. Brother Gooch makes an Official Visit to a Lodge he is accorded all the respect and honors that would be due the Grand Master. Irving Masonic Lodge #1218 is always pleased to welcome our Honored Guest.

HONOR PAST MASTERS

Everybody mark Saturday, February 25 on your calendar for a covered dish dinner at the lodge for a night of honor and fellowship with the Past Masters.

After the dinner, this will also be Portrait Night for any and all Past Masters. We understand that a few others could slip in too.

As usual on covered dish dinners, the Lodge will provide the meat, bread, and drinks. All others are asked to bring a salad, vegetable, or dessert.

DUES ARE DUE

It’s that time of year when the bills come due and the annual dues in the Masonic Lodges in Texas are also due. 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. But if you haven’t paid those dues yet, not to worry, but do it now. The Lodge will still accept donations and bequests. Better than mailing your dues in, bring the dues to Lodge at Stated Meetings or almost any Monday Night. We look forward to seeing you in the lodge meetings during this coming year. If you would prefer to spend 44 cents to mail your dues, send it to P. O. Box 170397, Irving, Tx. 75017. But we would much rather see you bringing it to lodge on a meeting night.

SMILE A WHILE

“Where is my Sunday Paper?” The irate customer calling the newspaper office loudly demanded. “Madam”, said the newspaper employee, “today is Saturday. The Sunday paper is not delivered until tomorrow, on Sunday.” There was a long pause on the other end of the phone, followed by a ray of recognition as she was heard to mutter, ….. “Well God Bless them, that explains why no one was at church today either.”

Saw a sign that read: “HONK IF YOU LOVE JESUS --- TEXT WHILE DRIVING IF YOU WANT TO MEET HIM.”