WORK SCHEDULE FOR FEBRUARY / MARCH, 2014

Thursday February 13
6:15 PM
Officers visit Hillcrest Masonic Lodge #1318

Saturday February 15
6:30 PM
Sweethearts Dinner Covered dish, raffle drawing

Monday February 17
5:30 PM
Weekly Gathering

Monday February 24
5:30 PM
Weekly Gathering

Wednesday February 26
7:30 PM
Masters, Wardens & Secretaries Association meeting @ Trinity Valley Lodge #1048

Thursday February 27
6:30 PM
Officers & Past Masters Dinner @ East Buffet

Monday March 3
5:30 PM
Weekly Gathering

Monday March 10
6:00 PM
Examinations & Bulletin Preparation

Tuesday March 11
6:30 PM Light Meal
7:30 PM STATED MEETING

*** New Date ***
Saturday March 15
Noon – 6:00 PM
Gift of Life Blood Drive – Irving Mall


IN MEMORIAM

Brother Billy W. Dulworth was born October 23, 1932.  He was Raised a Master Mason on September 27, 1965 in Irving Lodge #1218.  Brother Dulworth had the honor of referring a child to the Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children.  Brother Billy W. Dulworth laid down his working tools on January 28, 2014.

Brother Donald L. Pollard was born January 29, 1940.  He was Raised a Master Mason on December 1, 1961 in Irving Lodge #1218.  Brother Donald L. Pollard laid down his working tools on January 23, 2014.  Brother Pollard lived in San Antonio.  Anchor Lodge #424 as a courtesy to Irving Masonic Lodge performed the last Masonic rites for our Brother.

Brother Joseph “Jack” Pike was born February 19, 1915.  He was Raised a Master Mason on March 31, 1958 in Irving Lodge #1218.  Brother Pike was approved for the Grand Lodge of Texas 50 Year Masonic Service Award on July 18, 2007.  Brother Pike’s granddaughter Pam Barron informed Irving Lodge that he passed away in December of 2011.

Brother Alex “Bud” Williams, Jr. was born November 8, 1937.  He was Raised a Master Mason on September 30, 1974 in Irving Lodge #1218.  Brother Williams had the honor of referring a child to the Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children.  Brother Alex “Bud” Williams, Jr. laid down his working tools on January 12, 2014.

We dedicate this bulletin in the memory of Brothers Billy W. Dulworth, Donald L. Pollard, Joseph “Jack” Pike, and Alex “Bud” Williams, Jr.  Our prayers are for peace and consolation for those who loved each of these Brothers.

THE DISTRICT DEPUTY GRAND MASTER VISITS

Texas Masonry now enters a new year. This includes the pleasure of honoring the new District Deputy Grand Master for District 14B, R:. W:. Gregg Yates.  He is making his Official Visit at the Stated Meeting of Irving Lodge on Tuesday, March 11, 2014.  The District Deputy Grand Master is a representative of the Grand Master and on his Official Visit is to be accorded the same recognition and honor due the Grand Master. A proper reception will be made near the first of the meeting and his message from the Grand Master will be delivered at the end of business.

STUDY CLUB

Past Master Dean Donaldson conducts ritual instructions on Tuesday Nights at 6:30 PM when no lodge work has been scheduled.  Participation is encouraged, but sitting on the sideline is allowed for any who have received the degree being studied.

IN APPRECIATION

There are some jobs which are a part of an officer’s responsibilities in a Masonic Lodge.  An accepted chore for the Stewards is to provide refreshments at our meetings.  Over the past 20 years that chore has evolved into one of major responsibilities.  It is now expected by the membership of Irving Lodge that on Stated Meeting nights, a satisfying meal will be provided prior to the meeting.  On Degree nights they provide the same before the Meeting and on Monday evenings when no degrees are scheduled, a snack bar is supplied.  This is more than just a minor chore for the Stewards and deserves a show of appreciation from the members to the Stewards.   Shake their hands and thank them for their extra efforts to satisfy you.

2nd ANNUAL GOLF TOURNAMENT

Sign up your foursome for our second annual Golf Tournament.  It will be held at Riverchase Golf Club on April 5th, 2014.  Contact Bro. Larry Gammill for details.   (972) 841-2085 or slabdancer43@ reagan.com

IT'S DUES PAYING TIME

Just 80 dues receipt cards remain.  Dues are $100.00.

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

LAUGHING MATTERS

The new Secretary of Irving Masonic Lodge needs jokes.  Email a favorite joke of yours and it might appear in these pages with our thanks.  irving1218@verizon.net