WORK SCHEDULE FOR DECEMBER / JANUARY

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)

Monday January 6
5:30 PM
Weekly Gathering

Tuesday January 7
6:30 PM
Study Club

Monday January 13
6:00 PM
Examinations and Bulletin Preparation

Tuesday January 14
6:30 PM Light Meal
7:30 PM STATED MEETING


Save the date
Saturday January 18
9:00 AM
Grand Master's Conference - Hella Shrine Center

Saturday January 25
8:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Pancake Breakfast Fundraiser

IN MEMORIAM

Brother Royce Carl Wilcox was born on July 26, 1923 in Pickton, Texas.  He petitioned Irving Lodge #1218 for the degrees in Masonry in May 1954.  On July 23, 1954 Brother Wilcox was initiated an Entered Apprentice Mason.  John Sanders conferred this degree upon Brother Wilcox.  On July 18, 1955, J. F. Moon conferred the Fellow Craft Mason’s Degree upon Royce Carl Wilcox.  Brother Wilcox was Raised a Master Mason on March 26, 1956.  Brother Doyle Inge conferred the Degree.  Brother Wilcox entered the door of the Celestial Lodge Above on November 14, 2013.

“And I give unto them eternal life; and they shall never perish, neither shall any man pluck them out of my hand.”   (St. John 10:28)

This bulletin is dedicated to the memory of Brother Royce Carl Wilcox.  May God ease the hearts of his loved ones in their sorrow.

IT'S DUES PAYING TIME AGAIN

Annual Dues for the year 2014 are now due by December 31, 2013.  Endowed, Life and 50 Year Members are exempt from the payment of dues.  All others should look at your dues card.  If it states your dues have been paid to December 31, 2013, then you should make a payment to your lodge this December month.  Dues in Irving Lodge #1218 are $100 per year.  We thank those who have already remitted the 2014 year’s dues.  We also send a special message of thanks and appreciation to those who have made donations during this, and former years.

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

CHRISTMAS CHEER

If you didn’t get the message in last month’s Bulletin about Irving Lodge’s Christmas Party, you may miss it.   But here it is again.  On Saturday evening, December 14, 2013 at 6:30 P.M. Irving Lodge will celebrate the Annual Christmas Party with a covered dish dinner, an evening of enjoyment with the Shady Grove Ramblers, and an expected visit with Santa Claus.  How much more could you ask for?  Put together your favorite dish of salad, vegetable or dessert, invite the neighbors and friends.  The Lodge will provide the meat, drinks and bread.  The only things missing will be those who miss this annual event.

IRVING MASONIC LODGE “GIFT OF LIFE” BLOOD DRIVE

There is no substitute for blood when needed. It is indeed a “GIFT OF LIFE” to someone when you donate.  On Saturday, December 14, 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.

LAUGHING MATTERS

Dear Santa,
For this year I’m requesting, a fat bank account, and a small body.
P.S. This year, please don’t mix them up, like you did last year!