WORK SCHEDULE FOR OCTOBER / NOVEMBER, 2014

Monday October 20
6:00 PM
Weekly Gathering

Thursday October 23
6:30 PM
Officer, Past Master & Ladies dinner at Fish City Grill

Saturday  October 25
6:30 PM
Honor 50+ year Masonic Service Award recipients

Monday October 27
6:00 PM
Weekly gathering

Tuesday October 28
6:30 PM
Fantastic Teeth Fan Club oral care bag stuffing

Wednesday October 29
7:30 PM
MWSA Joint meeting with the 64th Districts — Meet the candidates for the Grand South.  Location: Texas Masonic Retirement Center

Thursday October 30
Fantastic Teeth Fan Club presentations – call for times and locations (972) 253-5600

Monday November 3
6:00 PM
Weekly gathering

Monday November 10
6:00 PM
Candidate Examinations and Bulletin Preparation

Tuesday November 11
6:30 PM
Stated Meeting


Looking ahead
Saturday November 15
8:00 – 11:00 AM
Honor Past Masters Breakfast

JOYCE ELIZABETH RANGE (October 31, 1923 - September 30, 2014)

Golden Dove Award recipient and 70 year member of the Eastern Star, Mrs. Joyce Range was born in Prescott, Arkansas.  Mrs. Range moved to Irving at the age of 14. She was a member of First Baptist Church of Irving since 1937, and a 1941 graduate of Irving High School. In 1945, Joyce married C.J. Range in Rockwall, Texas. Her loving presence was felt in all corners of Irving Masonic Lodge most especially in service to Masonic widows, assisting the Funeral Committee, and during Family Nights.  This bulletin is dedicated to the memory of Mrs. Joyce Range.  May God’s love and comfort abide with her loved ones.

50, 60, 65 Year MASONIC SERVICE AWARDS

Saturday October the 25th.  A covered dish dinner will be enjoyed at 6:30 pm with the ceremonies to follow.
Expected to receive the 65 year award are Brothers Vetis Davis and Jackie Norris.  They will be joined by 60 year members: James Brandenburg, Joe Fry, Lewis Patrick, and E.K. Waldrum.  Receiving their first Masonic Service Award are Billy Jack Davis, Thomas Gill, David Gisler, David Hernandez, David Joza, William Plankenhorn, and Glen Uselton for 50 years of faithful Masonic service.
Others not able to attend; For the 60 Year Award: Gordon Cunningham, Hubert Green, and James Hayes. And for the 50 Year Award: J.W. Hallmark and Lloyd Morris.  These Brothers will receive their Masonic Service Award directly from Grand Lodge.
We wish all our Honorees health and happiness in the years to come.  Please join us on this very special occasion.  Bring your friends and family.  The Lodge will provide the meat, bread and drinks.  All others are asked to bring a vegetable, salad or dessert.  Congratulations Honorees!

CHRISTMAS FRUIT BASKETS

Get your order in now.  Notify Butch Murden if you wish to purchase extra fruit baskets.  Also if you are willing to help pack & deliver to our Masonic widows, let Butch know by calling (972) 253-5600 or email us at irving1218 @ verizon.net
Christmas fruit basket packing is scheduled for Wednesday, December 10th at 8:30 AM.

REVIEW OF PROPOSED LAW CHANGES

The Masonic Laws by which all Masons and Lodges operate are constantly being adjusted to meet the current needs of the Fraternity.  The proposed changes to be considered at the Grand Lodge Annual Communication (December 3 - 6, 2014) will be reviewed at a meeting of the Masters Wardens and Secretaries Association to be held at the Texas Scottish Rite Hospital Auditorium on Wednesday November 19th, 2014 at 7:30pm.  A Reviewer will discuss each of the proposed changes and attempt to explain the intent of the Resolutions.  Important law changes should be the concern of every Freemason in Texas.  This is a good time to become familiar with the proposed changes and then plan to attend Grand Lodge to find out the how they are rejected, amended or accepted.

WHEN THE MAN’S PUT TOGETHER RIGHT

Father wished for a little relief from answering questions while he read his Sunday paper.  The paper contained a full-page map of the world.  A brilliant idea was born.  Dad took the map to the dining room table, cut it into zig-zag pieces and told his little bunch of questions that she couldn’t ask another until she had put the map together.  He figured two peaceful hours, but in a few minutes the little tot called dad to see the completed work.  “How did you get it together so quickly?” dad wished to know.  “As you started to cut the map up I noticed there was a picture of a man on the other side.  I turned the pieces over, put the man together, and when the man was put together right the whole world was all right.”

I need not point out the moral in that story.  Have we ever had a calamity, have we ever had a crisis, have we ever been in any kind of mess that wasn’t due to men not being put together right?  When men are put together right, the whole world will be all right.  It is Masonry’s job to see that men are put together right.  – Elbert Bede