WORK SCHEDULE FOR JUNE / JULY, 2014

Monday June 16
6:00 PM
Weekly gathering

Monday June 23
7:00 PM
Confer Fellowcraft Degree

Tuesday June 24
ST. JOHN THE BAPTIST DAY (First Day of New Masonic Year)

Wednesday June 25
6:30 PM
MWSA - Masters Week @ Richardson Lodge

Thursday June 26
6:30 PM
Officers & Past Masters "Dutch treat" @ Babe's Chicken Carrollton

Friday June 27
7:00 PM
Practice Installation (all Officers should be present)

Saturday June 28
7:00 PM
OPEN INSTALLATION OF OFFICERS

Monday June 30
6:00 PM
Weekly gathering

Monday July 4
9:00 AM
Independence Day Parade (Lodge Building will be open downstairs)

Monday July 7
6:00 PM
Examinations and Bulletin Preparation

Tuesday July 8
6:30 PM
STATED MEETING

INSTALLATION OF OFFICERS

Irving Masonic Lodge #1218 is pleased to invite you and your friends to the Installation of Officers for the Masonic Year 2014/2015 on Saturday, June 28, 2014.  Installation will begin in the Lodge Room at 7:00 P.M.

Following the usual course of progression, Brother Anthony "Tony" Head will be installed as the Worshipful Master.  In addition, other brethren will be installed into their newly elected and appointed offices.

The ceremony is enlightening for those who are not familiar with the intent and purposes of this ancient Order of Freemasonry.

Past Master Dean Alexander will be the Installing Officer and Past Master Dean Donaldson will be the Installing Marshall.  The principles and ideals of Freemasonry are enumerated during the ceremony.

A cordial reception with refreshments will be held in the C. J. Range Memorial Hall downstairs after the Installation Ceremonies.

4TH OF JULY PARADE

Everyone loves a parade!  The Worshipful Master has promised that the downstairs of the Lodge building will be open for a break from the heat.  Please do not take the chairs of the lodge outside.  Bring your lawn chair.  The coke box will be open but remember that this is an honor system and the lodge requests a donation of $ .50 for all drinks taken.  Please help us keep down the cost to the lodge for providing these conveniences.

LAST CALL FOR ANNUAL DUES TO THE LODGE

On June 23 the Lodge must close the book and those who have not paid their 2014 dues will be subject to automatic suspension.  We hope that we do not lose you from our membership due to being suspended.  If you are facing this and have a serious problem paying your dues, please contact the Worshipful Master or the Secretary.  (972) 253-5600    2014 Dues remain $100.00.

RITUAL INSTRUCTION

Past Master Dean Donaldson conducts ritual instruction on Tuesday Nights at 6:30 PM, when no lodge work has been scheduled, concluding no later than 8:00 PM.  Participation is encouraged, but sitting on the sideline is allowed for any who have received the degree being studied.

WOW! WHAT A YEAR

I want to thank everyone in Irving Masonic Lodge for the support we received through this Masonic year.  From work in the degrees, teaching the candidates, preparing food for meetings and Family Nights, supporting the Gift of Life blood drives, to attending the Stated Meetings and special events - Thanks.  Dave

LAUGHING MATTERS

One day a Past Master and the newest Entered Apprentice go golfing. The EA is really good and Past Master is giving him tips. They are on hole 8 and there is a tree in the way.  The Past Master says, "When I was your age, I would hit the ball right over that tree."

So, the Entered Apprentice hits the ball and it bumps against the tree and lands not too far from where it started.

"Of course," added the Past Master, "when I was your age, the tree was only 3 feet tall."

Q: What did the tie say to the hat?
A: You go on ahead and I'll hang around

Knock Knock. 
Who's there?
Hatch.
Hatch who?
Bless you.