Monday June 17
7:00 P.M.
Confer Entered Apprentice Degree

Monday June 24
7:00 P.M.
St John‘s Day & Confer Master Masons’ Degree

Wednesday June 26
6:30 P.M.
MWSA eats & Meets at Garland Lodge #441

Friday June 28
7:00 P.M.
Practice Installation/Officers are asked to attend

Saturday June 29
7:00 P.M.

Monday July  01
7:00 P.M.
Practice Floor Work

Monday July  08
7:00 P.M.
Bulletin & Examinations

Tuesday July  09
6:30 P.M. Light Meal
7:30 P.M.            STATED MEETING


Brother David R. Gisler was born on May 13, 1942 in Peru, Illinois. As a teenager he joined the local DeMolay Chapter where he was exposed to the philosophy of Masonry.  He was made a Master Mason on November 7, 1964 in St. John’s Lodge #13 in Peru, Illinois at the young age of 22 years.  He affiliated as a Plural Member in Irving Lodge #1218 on April 11, 1995. He retired from Freeman Decorating Co. to spend more time with the Lodge and attention to his family. Brother Gisler also spends  time with his favorite sport of golf where he also works part time. He purchased an Endowed Membership in Irving Lodge in 2003.

He first held an office in the Lodge as the Junior Steward in 2008.  As he progress through the line of officers, he also attended the Grand Lodge Warden’s Retreat and Leadership Training Course in 2011. With a natural course of progression, Brother Gisler will become Worshipful Master of Irving Lodge on June 29, 2013.  The address and phone number for David and his wife Jill are listed with the officers on this bulletin.  We wish Brother David the best in health and happiness for him and his family during the coming year.


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.


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 facing this and have a serious problem with paying your dues, contact the Worshipful Master or the Secretary.


In or about 1969, the Secretary of Irving Lodge, Brother Roscoe Christy suffered a heart attack.
Past Master Dean Alexander filled in for about 6 weeks.  In October, 1979, Brother Christy could no longer perform the duties of Secretary and passed the Baton of Secretary to Dean Alexander. In June, 1980 Past Master Dean Alexander was elected and installed as the Secretary. For 32 + years, everyone was aware that Brother Alexander was the Secretary. But time moves on, and there always becomes a time to make a change.  With a little training, Past Master John Thalacker is attempting to prepare himself to accept the duties of Secretary of Irving Lodge.  As the Worshipful Master deserves the pledge
of your support, so does a new Secretary, as he faces the many unfamiliar situations that will come his way.   This, my Brothers, for the best interest of Irving Lodge, is a pledge that you and I should be happy to extend.


You cannot win if you do not begin.

The best way to usually get the last word is to apologize.

The best way to forget your own problems is to help someone solve his.

When God measures a man, He puts the tape around the heart instead of the head.

A person’s true character is revealed by what he does when no one is watching.

Most people wish to serve God – but only in an advisory capacity.

It’s good to be a Christian and know it, but it’s better to be a Christian and show it!

Your words are windows to your heart.

A shut mouth gathers no foot.


A new business was opening and one of the owner’s friends wanted to send flowers for the occasion. They arrived at the new business site and the owner read the card. It said, “Rest in Peace.”  The owner was angry and went to the florist to complain. After he had told the florist of the obvious mistake and how angry he was, the florist gave him a rather concerned look as he tried to share his perspective.

“Sir, I’m sorry for the mistake, but rather than getting angry, you should imagine this; somewhere there is a funeral taking place today and they have flowers with a note saying, “Congratulations on your new location.”