WORK SCHEDULE FOR AUGUST/SEPTEMBER, 2013

Study Club - Free Tuesdays at 6:30 P.M.

Saturday August 17
9:00 AM
Paint & Clean-up Day

Monday August 19
7:00 PM
Confer Master Mason Degree

Thursday August 22
6:30 PM
Officers & Past Masters Dinner @ Arturo’s

Monday August 26
7:00 PM
Confer Fellow Craft Degree

Canceled September 05
Officers visit Highland Park Masonic Lodge

Saturday September 07
12 Noon
Gift of Life Blood Drive @ Irving Mall

Monday September 09
6:00 PM
Bulletin Preparation & Examinations

Tuesday September 10
6:30 PM Light Meal
7:30 PM STATED MEETING

Looking Ahead
Saturday September 21
6:30 PM Honor Masonic Widows & Funeral Committee Men

In Memoriam

Brother Raymond Earl Morse was born in Blooming Grove, Texas on March 24, 1926.  When he was 7 years old his family moved to the vicinity of Irving, TX.  At the age of 21 on May 13, 1947 he petitioned Irving Masonic Lodge #1218 for the three degrees of Masonry.  Young Mr. Morse was a college student at the time.  On Monday, April 5th 1948 Brother Morse was made a Master Mason.  Irving Lodge recognized Brother Morse for 65 years of Masonic service on October 20, 2012.

“Perhaps you sent a lovely card, or sat quietly in a chair; perhaps you sent a floral piece, if so we saw it there; perhaps you spoke the kindest words, as any friend could say; perhaps you were not there at all, just thought of us that day.  Whatever you did to console our hearts, we thank you so much whatever the part.”

We dedicate this bulletin to the memory of Brother Raymond E. Morse as we record his Passing in our Lodge of Sorrow.

BLOOD DONOR QUALIFICATIONS

Age: At least 16 years of age and in good general health. Sixteen-year-olds must have written parental consent. There is no upper age limit.

Weight: Minimum of 110 pounds.

Medications: Cannot give if currently taking antibiotics for treatment. Cannot give if taking Accutane, Propecia or Proscar. Platelet donors cannot give if taking aspirin or Plavix. OK to give if taking vitamins, birth control, or medicine for: allergies, blood pressure, thyroid replacement, female hormones, anxiety or high cholesterol, as well as most other medications.

Eating: Eat a low-fat meal within two to four hours before giving.

Drinking: Drink lots of water or juice before and after donating. Avoid alcoholic beverages for 12 hours before and after donating.

Shots: OK after allergy shots, influenza vaccine, hepatitis A vaccine, tetanus shot.

Strenuous activity: Avoid for 12 hours after donating. Individuals with a hazardous or strenuous job should donate at the end of their work shift.

Cancer: OK to donate after curative treatment for basal cell skin cancer and squamous cell skin cancer. For melanoma and most solid tumors, including those due to breast cancer, it is OK to give two years after completion of all treatment. Exceptions are noted under "Permanent disqualifications."

Diabetes: OK if controlled by human or porcine insulin, oral medication or diet.

Source: http://www.carterbloodcare.org/YouCanHelp/DonorGuidelines

ENLIGHTENED PERSPECTIVES BY ANDY ROONEY

I've  learned.... That the best classroom in the world is at the feet of an elderly person.

I've  learned.... That being kind is more important than being right.

I've  learned.... That you should never say no to a gift from a child.

I've  learned.... That sometimes all a person needs is a hand to hold and a heart to  understand.

I've  learned.... That love, not time, heals all wounds.

I've  learned.... That everyone you meet deserves to be greeted with a smile.

I've  learned.... That opportunities are never lost; someone will take the ones you miss.

I've  learned.... That a smile is an inexpensive way to improve your looks.

I've  learned.... That the less time I have to work with, the more things I get done.