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

Monday Jan. 21
7:00 P.M.
Practice Floor Work

Thursday Jan. 24
6:30 P.M.
Officers & P.M.s with Wives eat at Spring Creek Bar-B-Que

Monday Jan. 28
6:30 P.M.
Dallas Masonic Svc. Bureau (meal and Install Officers)

Wednesday Jan. 30
6:30 P.M.
MWSA eats and meets (Oak Cliff Lodge)

Monday Feb. 04
7:00 P.M.
Practice Floor Work

Saturday Feb. 09
6:30 P.M.
Sweethearts Dinner (covered dish dinner)
featuring The Shady Grove Ramblers

Monday Feb. 11
7:00 P.M.
Examinations and mail bulletins

Tuesday Feb. 12
6:30 P.M.  Light Meal


Joe Miliara, Jr. was born May 2, 1922.  He was Raised a Master Mason in Irving Lodge #1218 on April 23, 1951. He received a 25 Year Pin on January 11, 1977.  He was approved for the 50 Year Member on July 17, 2000. and was approved for the 60 Year Award by The  Grand Lodge of Texas on July 26, 2010. He was taken on the wings of the Death Angel to the Celestial Lodge Above on 27th day of December, 2012.

William C. Busbee was born January 3, 1924. He was made a Master Mason in Fortitude Lodge #107 in Independence, Kansas on December 10,1960. Brother Busbee was Affiliated with Irving lodge #1218, Irving, Texas on March 10, 1970.  He was presented The Grand Lodge of Texas 50 Year Masonic Service Award in Irving Lodge on October 16, 2010. He had requested that his ashes be sent to Wales to be buried next to Mrs. Busbee.  Brother Busbee passed from this world on December 14, 2012 and his request has been complied with.

“A golden heart stopped beating, your hands were put to rest.  God broke our hearts to prove to us,  He only takes the best.”
(An excerpt from a poem, author unknown)

We dedicate this bulletin to the memory of Brother Joe Miliara, Jr. and Brother William C. Busbee.   We pray that God’s love and peace will abide in the hearts of Brother Joe Miliara, Jr. and Brother William C. Busbee.


Irving Lodge has been informed that R:. W:. Larry Bryant, the new District Deputy Grand Master of Masonic District 14B of the M:. W:. Grand Lodge of Texas, will make his Official visit to Irving Lodge #1218 on Tuesday, February 12, 2013 during our monthly Stated Meeting.  He has informed Irving Lodge that he will save his message at the meeting until all the business has been conducted.  Masonic protocol dictates that after his message no further questions or comments will be allowed and lodge will be promptly closed. We do hope time permits him to join us for dinner at 6:30 P.M. and spend time meeting the members of Irving Lodge during the meal or after the meeting.  He has requested a meeting with W:.M:. Bill Adra and the Secretary and any other Officers prior to the meeting.


The Masters, Wardens, and Secretaries Assoc. will meet on Wednesday evening, January 23 at
6:30 PM at the Oak Cliff Lodge #705.  Oak Cliff Lodge is located at 1309 Newport Avenue, Dallas. A meal will be served at 6:30 with the meeting to follow.  An introduction of all the new District Deputies in the 14th Masonic District will be the highlight of the evening. Lodge Officers are especially urged to attend and meet our new officer for District 14B


A meeting of the Dallas Masonic Service Bureau on Monday, January 28 at the DeSoto Lodge located at 111 North Lyndalyn Ave. in DeSoto.  A meal will be served 6:30 P.M. and the meeting is planned to follow the meal.  New Officers will be installed at this meeting.  If you are not familiar with this Masonic Organization this is a good chance to improve your knowledge of the work masonry does. Put this on your schedule of things to do.


If you have not paid your 2013 Yearly Dues to Irving Masonic Lodge #1218, then I feel sure you have only forgotten.  This is a reminder that all Masonic Lodge dues in Texas are due and Payable by December 31 for the following year.  To make sure there is no misunderstanding, the dues in Irving Lodge is $100 for year 2013 and were due by December 31, 2012.

If there are valid reasons why you would be unable to pay your Dues, let the Worshipful Master or Secretary know.  Their addresses and phone numbers are listed on the face of this bulletin.  For those who have already paid the Dues for this year, we most sincerely thank you.


* Good friends are like stars…. You don’t always see them, but you know they are always there.

* Today, Enjoy being with your friends and make the most of the day !!

* Happiness comes through doors you didn’t even know you left open.

* Winners make things happen. Losers let things happen.