Monday Oct.    15    
7:00 P.M.
Confer Fellow Craft Degree

Saturday Oct.    20
10 AM/4 PM
Masonic Family Day (Masonic Retirement Center, Arlington)

6:30 P.M.
Presentation of Masonic Service Awards (Irving Lodge)

Monday Oct.    22
7:00 P.M.
Confer Fellow Craft Degree

Wednesday Oct.    24
6:30 P.M
MWSA meets and eats (Retirement Center in Arlington)

Thursday Oct.    25
6:30 P.M.
Officers, Past Masters & Ladies Dinner
(Thai Chili, 397 E. Las Colinas Blvd. )

Monday Oct.    29
7:00 P.M.
Degree or Practice floor Work

Monday Nov.   05
7:00 P.M.
Grand Master’s Workshop (Trinity Valley Lodge, Dallas)

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

Tuesday Nov.   13
6:30 P.M.  Light Meal

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


Donovan M. Webb was born on April 2, 1936.  He was Raised a Master Mason in Alamo
Lodge #44 in San Antonio, Texas on May 29, 1959. He affiliated with our Irving Lodge #1218 on December 8, 1998. He was awarded the 50 Year Masonic Service Award on August 11, 2008.  Brother Donovan M. Webb Joined that Celestial Lodge Above on July 7, 2012.

“Search me, O God, and know my heart: try me and know my thoughts:” (Psalms 139:23)
We dedicate this bulletin to the memory of Brother Donovan M. Webb.  May God’s peace and mercy be with his family and loved ones.


The Annual Texas Masonic Family Day is upon us.  Fun and Games !  Meet your friends! On October 20, 2012 from 10 AM to 4 PM your Masonic Brethren will gather at the Texas Masonic Retirement Center in Arlington for a day of enjoyment. BBQ Cook-off, Arts & Craft, Car & Motorcycle
Show, Live Music will all be there to enjoy. For children there will be Pony Rides, Jump Houses, Face Painting, Dunking Booth and Petting Zoo for giggles and laughs.  This is a day for a family outing.


Irving Lodge #1218 is pleased to announce the Official Presentation of Masonic Service Awards.  A covered dish dinner will be enjoyed at 6:30 P.M. with the presentations to follow.

Precluding health or other factors, we will present a 70 Year Award to Brother Robert L. Morris; the 65 Year Award to Brothers Herbert C. Lindahl, Joe G. Jeter, & Raymond  E. Morse; the 60 Year Award to Brothers Billy Buck Farish and James E. Ussery; and the 50 Year Award to Brothers James W. Rasberry, Jerry M. Tedford and J. Wayne Holmes.

Others not able to attend for the 60 Year Award, are Brothers James T. Vaughan, Jr., Charles F. Turrentine, and Clinton L. Neugent; and for the 50 Year Award are Brothers William R. Pruitt, Gary B. Price, Thomas C. Hammonds, Dewey L. Martin, and Harvey J. Christianson.  In all, Irving Lodge has 17 brethren who are celebrating an eventful anniversary of their Masonic History.

We wish all our Honorees health and happiness in the years to come.  Please join us on this very special occasion. Bring your friends and family.  Enjoy the covered dish dinner.  The Lodge will provide the meat, bread and drinks.  All other are asked to bring a vegetable, salad or dessert. Come one, come all. We plan on a good time for all our members and their friends.


The Masters, Wardens and Secretaries Assoc. meets on the 4th Wednesday each month. A meal will be served at 6:30 P.M.  This year’s October meeting will be the Annual Joint Meeting with the Lodges of the 64th Masonic Districts in Ft. Worth on Wednesday, October 24th at the Texas Retirement Center in Arlington.  This annual meeting with our Brothers from Ft. Worth is always good food and better fellowship. Don’t miss it!


(Just about husbands and wives)

Just think, if it wasn’t for marriage, men would go through life thinking they had no faults at all.

If you want your wife to listen and pay strict attention to every word you say --- talk in your sleep.

At a party, one woman said to another, “Aren’t you wearing you wedding ring on the wrong finger?
The other woman answers, “Yes I am.  I married the wrong man.”

You have two choices in life; stay single and be miserable, or get married and wish you were dead.

When a woman steals your husband, there is no better revenge than to let her keep him.

First guy says, “My wife’s an angel !”  Second guy remarks, “you’re lucky, mine’s still alive.”

Marriage is the triumph of imagination over intelligence

A little boy asked his father, ”How much does it cost to get married?”
Dad’s reply, “I don’t know son, I’m still paying.”