NOVEMBER / DECEMBER / JANUARY 2014 — 2015

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

Monday November 17
7:00 PM
Confer Master Mason Degree

Monday November 24
7:00 PM
Confer Entered Apprentice Mason Degree

Tuesday November 25
DARK
Tuesday Study Club canceled – Lodge Dark for Thanksgiving

HAPPY THANKSGIVING

Monday December 1
6:00 PM
Weekly Gathering

Thur. Fri. Sat  December 4 – 6
Grand Lodge of Texas Annual Communication - Waco, Texas

Saturday  December 6
8:00 AM
Clean-up Party – announcement below

Monday December 8
6:00 PM
Candidate Examinations and Bulletin Preparation

Tuesday December 9
6:30 PM
December Stated Meeting

Wednesday December 10
8:30 AM
Fruit basket packing and delivery to Masonic widows

Saturday  December 13
Noon – 6:00 PM
Gift of Life Blood Drive at Irving Mall (next to Los Lupes restaurant)

Saturday  December 13
6:30 PM
Officers, Past Masters & Ladies Christmas Party (covered dish)
(bring $10 gift for Chinese Auction)

Monday December 15
6:00 PM
Weekly Gathering

Saturday  December 20
6:30 PM
LODGE CHRISTMAS PARTY

MERRY CHRISTMAS !!

(The Lodge will be dark starting Monday December 22 - Lodge reopens January 5th, 2015)

Monday January 5
6:00 PM
Weekly Gathering

Monday January 12
6:00 PM
Candidate Examinations and Bulletin Preparation

Tuesday January 13
6:30 PM
January Stated Meeting

Monday January 19
6:00 PM
Weekly Gathering

Thursday January 22
6:30 PM
Officers & Past Masters dinner – Arturo’s

Saturday January 24
8:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Past Master’s Breakfast Fundraiser at Lodge

Monday January 26
6:00 PM
Weekly Gathering

THE ANNUAL LODGE CHRISTMAS DINNER

The Christmas Party is scheduled for Saturday, December 20, 2014 at 6:30 P.M.  This will be a covered dish dinner with the ever popular Shady Grove Ramblers providing their outstanding entertainment.  Friends, family and Santa are invited.  The Lodge will provide the meat, drinks and bread. All others are asked to bring a vegetable, dessert or salad.

CHRISTMAS FRUIT BASKETS

Fruit Basket packing and delivery is Wednesday, December 10th at 8:30AM.

If you want to purchase baskets be sure to notify Butch Murden no later than November 21.
Call: (972) 253-5600 or email us at irving1218@verizon.net.  Orders for fruit will be placed soon after that date. Mark your calendars!! All help appreciated!!  For the Masonic widows who live away from the Irving area, a Christmas Card and a small present is mailed to each.

CLEAN-UP PARTY

Thanks to the worker bees we had a very successful cleanup of the Lodge.  On Oct 25th nine of us met at Joe’s for breakfast and then went to the Lodge, where two more brothers had already started working, and cleaned the Lodge from top to bottom.  We were done by 10:30 AM.

Hopefully this can lead to a monthly clean-up of the Lodge building and outside areas.  This is not a closed group, anyone who has the time for an hour or so Saturday morning can join us, the more the quicker we are through.  Any Brother that sees something that needs to be done around the Lodge should list it with Secretary John Thalacker so that it can be taken care of.

Our next clean up shall be Saturday December 6th.  At 8am, we will meet at PJ’s for breakfast, and then meet at Lodge at 9am.  This time we will clean up the parking and front of lodge, clean bathrooms and any other work needed.  Anyone who has a leaf blower please bring it.  If you can make this next clean-up party, call Dean Donaldson or the Secretary (972) 253-5600 and let them know if you are coming, so that we can notify PJ’s on how many will be for breakfast.

IT’S DUES PAYING TIME AGAIN

The Secretary has received the Dues Cards from the Grand Secretary and would remind every member that dues are due by December 31, 2014 for the calendar year 2015.  The Dues in Irving Lodge remain $100.00 per year and are always due in advance.  Now is the time to remit your dues and get your 2015 dues receipt card.

The Lodge would greatly appreciate any of our members who might remember Irving Masonic Lodge in their wills or other forms of donations.

Irving Masonic Lodge
PO Box 170397,
Irving, TX 75017