Friday May 17
7:00 P.M.
Confer Fellowcraft Degree

Saturday May 18
11AM to 3PM
Lodge Picnic (Fritz Park)

Monday May 20
7:00 P.M.
Confer 2 Fellow Craft Degrees

Thursday May 23
6:30 P.M.
Officers/Past Masters Dinner (Babe’s Chicken)

Monday May 27

Wednesday May 29
6:30 P.M.
MWSA eats & meets at Zavala Lodge

Monday June 03
7:00 P.M.
Master Mason’s Degree

Saturday June 08
Noon – 6:00 P.M.
Gift of Life Blood Drive

Monday June 10
7:00 P.M.
Bulletin & Examinations

Tuesday June. 14
6:30 P.M. Light Meal
7:30 P.M. STATED MEETING (Officer Election)


Brother Charles J. Swanson was born on April 23, 1927. He received the Master Masons’ Degree on May 25, 1956 in Virginia City Lodge #315 in Savonburg, Kansas.  He affiliated with Irving Lodge #1218 on December 8, 1964.  He was a dual member of Virginia City Lodge #315.  He was presented with the Grand Lodge 50 Year Masonic Service Award by Irving Lodge #1218 on December 2, 2005.  Brother Swanson was called to the Celestial Lodge Above on April 16, 2013.

“If my parting has left a void, Then fill it with remembered joys. A friendship shared, a laugh, a kiss, Oh yes, these things I too will miss”. (An excerpt from the poem “I’M FREE”)

We dedicate this bulletin to the memory of Brother Charles J. Swanson as we record his Passing in our Lodge of Sorrow.


The Steward’s of Irving Lodge send all our friends and members a special invitation to attend this outdoor picnic at Fritz Park in Irving on Saturday May 18, 2013 from 11 AM to 1 PM. Bring lawn chairs and an instrument to play or something to play with. And don’t forget to bring the kids. I suspect there will be plenty of hot dogs and hamburgers, or whatever the Steward’s will provide. This will be a happy time music, games and eating.


The Lodge Officers and Past Masters and their Ladies will join in sharing a meal and an evening of fellowship on Thursday, May 23, 2013 at 6:30 P.M. at Babe's Chicken Dinner House
1006 W Main St,
Carrollton, TX. 75006
It’s Dutch Treat and is an evening of fun and fellowship.


Irving Lodge #1218 A.F. & A.M. is pleased to announce the Open Installation of Officers on Saturday Evening, June 29, 2013 at 7:00 P.M. This Ceremony is open to all Masons, their friends, family, and all who are interested in our Lodge and the Masonic Fraternity. The ceremony is enlightening for those who are not familiar with the intent and purposes of this ancient Order of Freemasonry. Refreshments and a reception will be held downstairs in the C. J. Range Memorial Hall after the installation. Be sure and invite your friends and neighbors.


There is no substitute for blood when needed. It is indeed a “GIFT OF LIFE” to someone when you donate.  On Saturday, June 8, 2013 Carter Blood Care will join with Irving Lodge in the collection of blood at the Irving Mall.  Age is not a factor.  Only your health and/or medication may prevent you from giving.


Irving Benson and Jessie Carter were married on October 24 in the church. So ends a friendship that began in their school days.

At the evening service tonight, the sermon will be “What Is Hell?” Come early and listen to our choir practice.

Scouts are saving aluminum cans, bottles and other items to be recycled. Proceeds will be used to cripple children.

Please place your donation in the envelope along with the deceased person you want remembered.

Potluck supper Sunday at 5:00 P.M. – prayer and medication to follow.

The ladies of the Church have cast off clothing of every kind. They may be seen in the basement on Friday afternoon.

This evening at 7 PM there will be a hymn singing in the park across from the church. Bring a blanket and come prepared to sin.

The Associate Minister unveiled the church’s new campaign slogan last Sunday:
“I Upped My Pledge – Up Yours”.