WORK SCHEDULE FOR APRIL / MAY, 2014

Monday April 14
7:00 PM
Confer EA Degree

Monday April 21
7:00 PM
Confer EA Degree

Thursday April 24
6:30 PM
Officers & Past Masters dinner @ Spring Creek BBQ

Saturday April 26
6:30 PM
Honor Golden Trowel Recipient Loyd Hinch

Monday April 28
6:00 PM - 1 hour early
Confer Fellowcraft Degree

Wednesday April 30
6:30 PM
Grand Master's Official Visit - Hella Shrine Ballroom

Monday May 5
5:30 PM
Weekly Gathering

Tuesday May 6
6:30 PM
Celebrate Good Kids Program

Monday May 12
6:00 PM
Examinations & Bulletin Preparation

Tuesday May 13
6:30 PM
STATED MEETING

Saturday May 17
6:30 PM
Steward's BBQ @ Irving Masonic Lodge


IN MEMORIAM

Brother Zolan A. Wilkins Sr. was born April 13, 1920.  He was Raised a Master Mason on December 2, 1948 in St. John Masonic Lodge #332 in Jackson, TN, later affiliating with Irving Masonic Lodge in 1970. The Grand Lodge of Texas approved Brother Wilkins for the 65 Year Masonic Service Award on September 20, 2013. Brother Wilkins laid down his working tools on April 1, 2014.

We dedicate this bulletin to the memory of Brother Zolan A. Wilkins Sr.  Our prayers are for peace and consolation for his family.

GRAND MASTER JERRY L. MARTIN OFFICIAL VISIT

Make plans to meet the Grand Master of Masons in Texas Jerry L. Martin.  The Grand Master’s official visit to the 14th Districts is on April 30th, 2014 at Hella Shrine.  6:30 pm - Meal   7:30 pm - Open Meeting
Ticket price is $20 each and are available from the Secretary.  (972) 253-5600  Voice-mail enabled

HATS OFF

Hats off to the ladies and gentlemen who made our 2nd Golf Tournament a great success.  Thank you!

GOLDEN TROWEL AWARD

Irving Masonic Lodge is pleased to recognize and celebrate the election of Brother Loyd Hinch for the prestigious Golden Trowel Award.   Share this special occasion with him on Saturday evening, April 26th at 6:30 P.M.  The Golden Trowel Award is the highest award a lodge can bestow upon an individual member.  Please join us as we unite together and honor one who deserves to be honored.

The lodge will provide the meat, bread, and drinks. Others are asked to bring their favorite dish of salad, vegetable, or dessert. The dinner and presentation are open and we invite all masons, their families, and friends.

ABOUT STUDY CLUB

We have a group of 8 to 12 who come to learn.  This is necessary for those Brothers advancing through the chairs, as they learn not only the wording but also the motions, e.g. When to gavel, when to stand, when to move, etc.  We work on opening and closing in all the degrees and Conferring degrees.  It is almost impossible to learn all the wording in this short time, so the Brothers have to learn a lot outside this study time.  They come to Study Club to get it all together.  Questions and situations that arise are worked on.  There is usually someone at lodge during the evening to work with those Entered Apprentice or Fellowcraft Masons who need help.  We can schedule evenings to include those Brothers in a Study Club session.

If any of you Brothers are feeling left out, we would enjoy having you come and join us for a learning and fellowship evening.  Study Club is held Tuesday nights starting at 6:30 PM (excluding the 2nd Tuesday of the month) and ending at 8:00 PM.

MASONRY IS REAL SIMPLE

"Masons are just men of high moral character who believe in a Supreme Spiritual Being, and who judge other men only by their character and not by their worldly belongings. Our bonds of Brotherhood allow us to go to Lodges throughout the world and although we have never met, we will be welcomed with open arms."

Andrew S. Young, Secretary - Tomball Lodge No. 1096

LAUGHING MATTERS

A police recruit was asked during the exam, 'What would you do if you had to arrest your own mother?'   He answered, 'Call for backup.'

TEACHER: Why are you late?
STUDENT: Class started before I got here.

TEACHER: John, why are you doing your math multiplication on the floor?
JOHN: You told me to do it without using tables.

TEACHER: Glen, why do you always get so dirty?
GLEN: Well, I'm a lot closer to the ground than you are.