DECEMBER / JANUARY 2014 — 2015

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
Confer Fellowcraft Mason Degree

Tuesday December 16
6:30 PM
Study Club – Masonic ritual instruction

Saturday December 20
6:30 PM
LODGE CHRISTMAS PARTY

Monday December 22
DARK Lodge reopens January 5th, 2015

Monday January 5
6:00 PM
Weekly Gathering

Tuesday January 6
6:30 PM
Study Club – Masonic ritual instruction

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

Tuesday January 20
6:30 PM
Study Club – Masonic ritual instruction

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

Tuesday January 27
6:30 PM
Study Club – Masonic ritual instruction

Wednesday January 28
6:30 PM
Masters, Wardens and Secretaries Association @ Oak Cliff Lodge #705

Saturday February 7
9:00 AM
Grand Master’s Conference @ Hella Shrine Temple, Garland, Texas

Saturday February 7
6:30 PM
Sweethearts Dinner and Raffle Drawing

IT’S DUES PAYING TIME

Annual Dues for the year 2015 are now due by December 31, 2014.  Endowed, Life and 50 Year Members are exempt from the payment of dues.  All others should look at your dues card.  If it states your dues have been paid to December 31, 2014, then you should make a payment to your lodge this December month.

Dues in Irving Lodge #1218 remain $100 per year.  We thank those who have already remitted the 2015 year’s dues.  We also send a special message of thanks and appreciation to those who have made donations for Lodge needs and remittances during this, and former years.

Irving Masonic Lodge
PO Box 170397
Irving, TX 75017

CHRISTMAS CHEER

If you didn’t get the message in last month’s newsletter about Irving Lodge’s Christmas Party, you may miss it.   But here it is again.  On Saturday evening, December 20, 2014 at 6:30 P.M. Irving Masonic Lodge will celebrate the Annual Christmas Party with a covered dish dinner, an evening of enjoyment with the Shady Grove Ramblers, and an expected visit with Santa Claus.

Put together your favorite dish of salad, vegetable or dessert and invite the neighbors and friends.  The Lodge will provide the meat, drinks and bread.  Merry Christmas and happy new year!

MAKE A DATE

The annual Sweethearts Dinner and Raffle Drawing is an entertaining and well-attended event.  Make a date to bring your sweetheart to Lodge on February 7th 2015.

AT THE DENTIST

Junior said to the dentist, “Doc, I’m in one heck of a hurry.  I have two buddies sitting out in my truck waiting for us to go deer hunting, so forget about the anesthetic.  I don’t have time for the gums to get numb.  I just want you to pull the tooth and be done with it.  The dentist thought to himself, “My goodness, this is surely a very brave man asking to have his tooth pulled without using anything to kill the pain.”  So the dentist asks him, “Which tooth is it sir?”  Junior turned to his wife and said, “Open your mouth honey and show him.