WORK SCHEDULE FOR NOVEMBER / DECEMBER, 2013

Monday November 18
5:30 PM
Weekly Gathering

Tuesday November 19
6:30 PM
Study Club - District Instructor visits Irving Masonic Lodge

Wednesday November 20
7:30 PM
A review of the Proposed Resolutions and Grand Master's Recommendations (Scottish Rite Hospital Auditorium)

Thurdsay November 28
HAVE A HAPPY THANKSGIVING
LODGE WILL BE DARK Thanksgiving week

Monday December 2
5:30 PM
Weekly Gathering

Tuesday December 3
6:30 PM
Study Club – round robin questions & answers Fellowcraft

Thursday - Saturday December 5 - 7
Grand Annual Communication of the Grand Lodge of Texas

Monday December 9
6:00 PM
Examinations and Bulletin Preparation

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


Looking Ahead

Wednesday December 11
8:30 AM
Pack & Deliver Masonic Widow’s Fruit Baskets

Friday December 13
6:30 PM
Officers & Past Masters Christmas Party (covered dish)
(bring small gift for Chinese Auction)

Saturday December 14
Noon - 6
“Gift of Life” Blood Drive at Irving Mall

6:30 PM
Christmas Family Night & Covered Dish Dinner
With the Shady Grove Ramblers providing their outstanding entertainment

Monday December 16
7:00 PM
Confer the Master Mason degree

Tuesday December 17
6:30 PM
Study Club – opening and closing in all three degrees

(LODGE WILL BE DARK Monday DECEMBER 23, 2013, reopening JANUARY 6, 2014)

IT'S DUES PAYING TIME AGAIN

The Secretary has received the Dues Cards from the Grand Secretary.  Annual Dues in Irving Lodge are $100.00 and are due by December 31, 2013 for the calendar year 2014.  Now is the time to remit your dues and get your card without the cost to the lodge for notices.  We recognize and thank our Endowed Members.

Irving Masonic Lodge #1218
P.O. Box 170397
Irving, Texas 75017

The Lodge would greatly appreciate any of our members who might remember Irving Lodge in their wills or other forms of donations.

GRAND LODGE OF TEXAS ANNUAL COMMUNICATIONS

The Grand Lodge of Texas shall meet in Annual Communications in Waco, Texas December 5 - 7, 2013 to conduct business and elect Officers on Saturday morning.

PACK AND DELIVER FRUIT BASKETS

The fruit will be delivered on Wednesday, December 11, 2013 at 8:30 A.M. ready for packing and delivery to our Masonic Widow’s who live in Irving. A gift will be mailed to our widows who live out of town. All members who want to assist in this part of our Widow’s Program, by packing and delivery of the baskets, will be appreciated.

IRVING LODGE CHRISTMAS DINNER

The Annual Christmas Dinner and Family Night is scheduled for Saturday, December 14, 2013 at 6:30 P.M.

Our own Shady Grove Ramblers will again provide the entertainment and Santa Claus will probably make an appearance for kids and pictures. All friends of Masonry are invited. The Lodge will provide the meat, drinks and bread. All others are asked to bring a vegetable, dessert or salad.

DISTRICT INSTRUCTOR TO VISIT

November 19th at 6:30 PM District Instructor  Darrell Hefley will be at Irving Masonic Lodge to work with us on the Master's degree.  All Officers should make every effort to attend this important meeting.  We also invite all Brothers who work in degrees or want to work in degrees to attend.  This is a great opportunity for us to see how the degree is supposed to be put on.

BEAUTIFUL NEW FLOORS

Brethren we now have a new vinyl floor installed in the kitchen and small dining area.  With the new paint job done by some of our Brothers, the downstairs area is now really nice.  Dean Donaldson contributed to the lodge to get the floor put in, as it was really needed.  We hope that all our Brothers will feel appreciative of the new look and contribute as much as they can to offset the costs.

LAUGHING MATTERS

A retired husband is often a wife’s full-time job.

The pessimist may be right in the long run, but the optimist has a better time during the trip.