WORK SCHEDULE FOR MAY / JUNE, 2014

Saturday May 17
6:30 PM
BBQ Brisket Family Dinner at Irving Masonic Lodge

Monday May 19
6:00 PM
Confer Master Mason Degree

Thursday May 22
6:30 PM
Officers & Past Masters dinner @ Fish City

Monday May 26
DARK
Memorial Day - Remember those who served and died

Wednesday May 28
6:30 PM
MWSA at Scottish Rite Cathedral - Multi-Lodge Community Builder Awards

Monday June 2
6:00 PM
Weekly Gathering

Saturday June 7
Noon to 6
Gift of Life Blood Drive @ Irving Mall - Next to Los Lupes

Monday June 9
6:00 PM
Examinations & Bulletin Preparation

Tuesday June 10
6:30 PM
STATED MEETING (Officer Election)

LOOKING AHEAD
Saturday June 28
6:30 PM
Installation of Officers

IN MEMORIAM

Brother Carl W. Dorety was born in Irving Texas on December 30, 1922.  He petitioned Irving Masonic Lodge for the Degrees in Freemasonry and was Initiated an Entered Apprentice Mason on February 11, 1949. He was Passed to the Degree of Fellow Craft on April 18, 1949.  He was Raised a Master Mason in Irving Lodge on May 27, 1949.  Brother Dorety was approved by the Grand Lodge of Texas to receive the “65 YEAR MASONIC SERVICE AWARD”. Brother Dorety laid down his working tools on April 11, 2014.
We dedicate this bulletin to the memory of Brother Carl W. Dorety.  Our prayers are for peace and consolation for his family.

BBQ BRISKET FAMILY DINNER

Do you like BBQ Brisket?  Then you will want to attend our Saturday, May 17, Family Night at 6:30pm.  This year the Stewards Picnic will change to a night event at the Lodge.  Three of our members - Mark Brisco, Mike Brisco and Ron Coats won third place (35 Texas Lodges participated) in the Masonic Family Day BBQ Cook Off.  What they prepared that day melted in the mouth - it was delicious.  And so Mark is going to bring his BIG trailer cooker to the Lodge parking lot that morning and spend the day preparing the briskets.  The Stewards will prepare beans, coleslaw and potato salad and beverages.  Rolls will be available if you want to make a sandwich.  And of course we will have deserts from which to choose.  Entertainment you ask.  Yes, the Four Points (four of our members) will perform and any others with instruments are offered to jam prior to and after they do their set.  There will not be a set price, but the donation basket will be available and you may contribute as you wish.  Invite your family and friends to come and enjoy a great meal and evening.

INSTALLATION OF OFFICERS

Irving Lodge #1218 A.F. & A.M. is pleased to announce the Open Installation of Officers on Saturday Evening, June 28, 2014 at 7:00 P.M. This Ceremony is open to all Masons, their friends, family, and all who are interested in our Lodge and the Masonic Fraternity. The ceremony is enlightening for those who are not familiar with the intent and purposes of this ancient Order of Freemasonry. Refreshments and a reception will be held downstairs in the C. J. Range Memorial Hall after the installation. Be sure and invite your friends and neighbors.  The Election of Officers will be held at the June 10th Stated Meeting.  The five elected Officers are: Worshipful Master, Senior Warden, Junior Warden, Treasurer, and Secretary.  The remaining officers are appointed by the incoming Worshipful Master.

THE LAST MONTH IS HERE

The last month to get your annual dues paid to Irving Masonic Lodge without being suspended is here. We have 50 who have not paid this year's dues. If the Lodge is required to suspend a member for non-payment of dues, it means that all Plural Lodges and appendant bodies are required to suspend him also.  June 23 is the last day before a suspension is issued.  Please check your dues card.  It should read “Dues paid through 12/31/2014”.  Contact the Worshipful Master or Secretary if a problem exists in which we can help.

OUR DEDICATED WORSHIPFUL MASTER

As we end the Masonic Year of 2013-2014 we want to take time to thank Worshipful Master David Gisler, whose term of office will come to a close. Worshipful David Gisler has dedicated six terrific years to serving as an Officer of Irving Lodge #1218.  It is not always an easy job, nor is it always convenient to do those things which a man is called on to do as an Officer of a Masonic Lodge.  Thank you David!  We are so proud of you!

BLOODY FUNNY

A teacher was giving a lesson on the circulation of blood. Trying to make the matter clearer, she said, “Now class, if I stood on my head, the blood, as you know, would run into it, and I would turn red in the face.” “Yes,” the class said. “Then why is it that while I am standing upright in the ordinary position the blood doesn’t run into my feet?” A little fellow shouted, “Cause your feet aren’t empty.”

I asked a Phlebotomist out for a date ... she said I wasn't her type!

Lose 1 pound in 10 minutes.  Donate blood on June 7th at the Irving Mall.  Next to Los Lupes, Noon - 6:00
Benefitting the Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children