WORK SCHEDULE FOR NOVEMBER/DECEMBER, 2012

Monday Nov.  19
7:00 P.M.  Confer Master Masons’ Degree

THURSDAY NOVEMBER 22 
HAPPY THANKSGIVING

Monday Nov.  26
7:00 P.M.  Confer Master Masons’ Degree

Wednesday Nov.  28
7:30 P.M.  MWSA Review Law Changes (S. R. Hospital)

Saturday Dec.  01     
Noon to 6:00 PM   “Gift of Life” Blood Drive at Irving Mall

Monday Dec.  03
7:00 P.M.  Confer Master Masons’ Degree

GRAND LODGE OF TEXAS MEETINGS 
DEC. 6, 7, 8, 2012

Saturday Dec   08
6:30 P.M.  Officers/Past Masters & Ladies Christmas Party

Monday Dec.  10
7:00 P.M.  Examinations and  mail bulletins

Tuesday Dec.  11
6:30 P.M.  Light Meal
7:30 P.M.  STATED MEETING


SPECIAL NOTICE:  There are two events that need to be brought to the attention of the member in advance.

The Annual Packing and delivery of our Masonic Widow’s Fruit Baskets will be at 8:30 A.M. on Wednesday, December 12, 2012.  This is the night after our December Stated Meeting.

The Annual Lodge Christmas Dinner is scheduled for Saturday, December 15, 2012 at 6:30 P.M.  This will be a covered dish dinner with the ever popular Shady Grove Ramblers providing their outstanding entertainment.

IN MEMORIAM

Arnold V. Kolenovsky was born on February 14, 1927 in McLennan County, Texas. He was Raised a Master Mason in Irving Lodge #1218, Irving, Texas on January 30, 1967.  Brother Kolenovsky went home to be with his Lord and Savior on October 08, 2012.

“Truly my soul waiteth upon God: from him cometh my salvation." (Psalm 62:1)

We dedicate this bulletin to the memory of Arnold V. Kolenovsky.  May God’s love and compassion abide in the house of his loved ones.

GRAND LODGE OF TEXAS COMMUNICATIONS

The Grand Lodge of Texas shall meet in Annual Communications in Waco, Texas at 1:30 P.M. on Thursday, December 6, 2012. Subsequent meeting follow on Friday and Saturday, the 7th and 8th to conduct business and will elect Officers on Saturday morning.

To understand the process of our Grand Lodge, you should make effort to attend.  The Annual
Meetings of you Grand Lodge is not only a business session but affords opportunities to broaden your
fellowship with members and lodges from all over the state. Great Friendships in many cases have been first established at these Grand Lodge Meetings.

MWSA MEETINGS

The Masters, Wardens and Secretaries Assoc. meets on the 4th Wednesday each month. A meal will be served at 6:30 P.M.  The November meetings each year are reserved to present and attempt to
explain the proposed Resolutions and Recommendations concerning the laws governing masonry in Texas.  If you are interested in the proposal and enactment of masonic laws in Texas, you should be
present at this meeting.

IT’S DUES PAYING TIME AGAIN

The Secretary has received the Dues Cards from the Grand Secretary and would remind every member that dues are due by December 31, 2012 for the calendar year 2013.  The Dues in Irving Lodge are $100.00 per year and are always due in advance. Now is the time to remit your dues and get your card without the cost to the lodge for notices.

SOME THINGS ABOUT GETTING OLDER

Your years of paying for health insurance is finally paying off.

Kidnappers are not very interested in you.

If you have never smoked, you can start now and it won’t have time to hurt you.

Your secrets are safe with your friends because they can’t remember them either.

The things you buy now won’t wear out.

You don’t need the roof shingles with a 30 year warranty.

There is no need to spend money for a psychic to see your future.

There is nothing left to learn the hard way.

You may never have to vacuum under the bed again.

In a hostage situation, you are likely to be released first.

Your joints are more accurate than the National Weather Service.