WORK SCHEDULE FOR APRIL / MAY, 2013

Monday Apr. 15  
7:00 P.M.          
Confer Entered Apprentice degree

Monday Apr. 22  
7:00 P.M.          
Practice floor work

Wednesday Apr. 24  
6:30 P.M.          
Grand Master Visits Hella Temple

Thursday Apr. 25  
6:30 P.M.          
Officers, Past Masters & Ladies Dinner (East Buffet)

Monday Apr. 29  
7:00 P.M.          
Practice floor work

Saturday May. 04              
6:30 P.M.          
Present Golden Trowel (Covered Dish Dinner)

Monday May. 06              
7:00 P.M.          
Practice floor work

Tuesday May. 07              
6:00 P.M.          
Celebrate Good Kids Program

Monday May. 13              
7:00 P.M.          
Examinations and Bulletin Preparation

Tuesday May. 14              
6:30 P.M.               Light Meal
7:30 P.M.               STATED MEETING        

NOTE: Save the date to attend this year’s “Steward’s Picnic” on May 18th at Fritz Park

IN MEMORIAM

Brother Max Howard Mullen was born on May 2, 1930. He received the Master Masons’ Degree on September 16, 1953 in Oak Lodge #286 in Lebanon, Kansas.  He affiliated with Irving Lodge #1218 on November 13, 1979.  He was also a member of Anadahko Lodge #176 and Whitney Lodge #355.  He was presented with the Grand Lodge 50 Year Masonic Service Award in Irving Lodge #1218 on August 21, 2003.  Brother Mullen laid down the Working Tools of life on January 11, 2013.

“Come to me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.” (Matthew 11:28)

We dedicate this bulletin to the memory of Brother Max Howard Mullen as we record his Passing in our Lodge of Sorrow.

GRAND MASTER VISITS DALLAS

The Masters, Wardens, and Secretaries Assoc. of the 14th Masonic Districts will host a banquet for M:. W:. Walter W. Rogers, Grand Master of Masons in Texas, at the Hella Shrine Temple in Garland on April 24, 2013.  A meal ticket is available for $ 20.00 from the Secretary of your lodge. Dinner will be served at 6:30 P.M. If you show up without a ticket, there will be a charge of $25.00 at the door. The Grand Master will be available to meet those attending as he informs us of his plans for masonry in Texas.

GOLDEN TROWEL AWARD

Irving Masonic Lodge is pleased to recognize and celebrate the election of Brother C. Dale Fulenchek for the prestigious Golden Trowel Award.   Share this special occasion with him on Saturday evening, May 4, 2013 at 6:30 P.M.  The Golden Trowel Award is the highest award a lodge can bestow upon an individual member.  It is given for formal recognition of a Brother who, year after year, quietly, but actively demonstrates his devotion to the teachings of Masonry without thought of recognition or special honors.  Past Master Dale Fulenchek has clearly set the pattern that others might follow.  Please join us as we unite together in the bonds of fellowship, and honor one who deserves to be honored.
The lodge will provide the meat, bread, and drinks. Others are asked to bring their favorite dish of salad, vegetable, or dessert. The dinner and presentation are open and we invite all masons, their families, and friends.

OFFICERS AND PAST MASTERS

The Lodge Officers and Past Masters and their Ladies will join in sharing a meal and an evening of fellowship on Thursday, April 25, 2013 at 6:30 P.M. at East Buffet at 4023 W. Airport Freeway in
Irving. It’s Dutch Treat and is an evening of fun and fellowship.

GOOD KIDS PROGRAM

CELEBRATE GOOD KIDS   On Tuesday, May 7 starting at 6:00pm the officers of our Lodge will host a dinner and honor an 8th grade student from each of the 8 Middle Schools in Irving ISD.   This night will not be open to the general membership but will be reserved for the kids being honored.   A representative of each school will explain why their student was selected.  Each will receive the Lamar Medal and a framed certificate.  Mirabeau Lamar was one of our brother Masons and is given credit as the founder of Public Schools in Texas.  Each student’s family will be in attendance and photos will be taken.                                                                        

ANNUAL DUES TO THE LODGE

The Masonic Year is coming to a close and there are still a few who have not paid the Annual Dues for the Year 2013. On June 23 the Lodge must close the book and those who have not paid their 2013 dues will be subject to suspension.  If you are one of those and have a problem with paying your dues, contact the Worshipful Master or the Secretary.

JUST A LITTLE HUMOR

A distraught senior citizen phones her doctor’s office.  “Is it true,” she wanted to know, “that the medication you prescribed has to be taken for the rest of my life?” “Yes, I’m afraid so,” the doctor told her. There was a moment of silence before the senior lady replied, “I’m wondering, then, just how serious is my condition because this prescription is marked “NO REFILLS.”

Inside me lives a skinny man trying to get out, but I can usually shut him up with ice cream and cookies
 
Always remember, a smile adds face value.