Irving Freemason Newsletter MARCH / APRIL 2015


Saturday March 14
Noon – 6:00 PM
‘Gift of Life’ Blood Drive at Irving Mall    (near Los Lupes)

Monday March 16
7:00 PM
Confer Fellowcraft Degree

Tuesday March 17  
St. Patrick’s Day

Monday March 23
6:00 PM
Monday evening get-together

Tuesday March 24
6:30 PM
Study Club - Masonic Ritual Instruction

Thursday March 26
6:30 PM
Officers & Past Masters dinner at Angelo’s Italian

Monday March 30
6:00 PM
Monday evening get-together

Tuesday March 31
6:30 PM
Study Club - Masonic Ritual Instruction

Sunday April 5    HAPPY EASTER

Monday April 6
6:00 PM
Monday evening get-together

Tuesday April 7
6:30 PM
Study Club - Masonic Ritual Instruction

Monday April 13
6:00 PM
Candidate Examinations and Bulletin preparation

Tuesday April 14
6:30 PM
Stated Meeting

Saturday April 18
3rd Annual Charity Golf Scramble @ Grand Oaks Golf Club

Saturday April 25
6:30 PM
Golden Trowel Award honoring Jimmy Walters (covered dish dinner)

HELP WANTED — Every Masonic Lodge elects and appoints Masonic Lodge Officers to execute the necessary functions of the lodge's life and work.  As the new Masonic year (2015 – 2016) approaches Brother Senior Warden John Samuel prepares to be elected Worshipful Master of this Lodge.  Events leading to the upcoming Masonic year require that two new Lodge Officers be appointed by the incoming Worshipful Master.

The structure of the progressive "line" of officers is for a Brother to spend one year in each position learning the position's duties and a portion of the Masonic ceremonies.  Advancing through "the chairs", until he is elected as Worshipful Master.

Tradition allows no politicking or campaigning for an officer's position.  Any man, regardless of his social, business, or economic position outside the lodge room, may aspire to be Master of his Lodge.

The annual installation of Lodge Officers will be upon us soon.  Make your wish to serve as an Officer known to Brother Senior Warden John Samuel.  (972) 252-5623  He will be happy to answer any questions you have.

3rd ANNUAL GOLF TOURNAMENT — Don’t delay / We need your Foursome
Irving Masonic Lodge is happy to host our annual 4 man best ball scramble golf tournament benefiting Masonic Charities on Saturday April 18th, 2015.  The putting contest begins at 12 Noon.  Tournament Shotgun start at 1:00PM.
GRAND OAKS GOLF CLUB — 3502 Country Club Drive, Grand Prairie, TX 75052
FOURSOME … $360     SINGLE ENTRY … $90     Walk on day of tourney allowed for $125/golfer

Deadline for entry is March 15, 2015 or $25 Late fee will be added.
CALL (972) 438-8792 or Email

DO YOU HAVE YOUR 2015 DUES CARD? — If you’re not sure, check the date on your dues card.
Irving Masonic Lodge annual dues remain $100.00 for 2015.
Mail to: Irving Masonic Lodge — PO Box 170397, Irving, TX 75017
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.

Q: If you’re going to make a parachute jump, at least how high should you be?
A: Charley Weaver: Three days of steady drinking should do it.

Q: Which of your five senses tends to diminish as you get older?
A: Charley Weaver: My sense of decency.

Q: When you pat a dog on its head he will wag his tail.  What will a goose do?
A: Paul Lynde: Make him bark?

Q: Back in the old days, when Great Grandpa put horseradish on his head, what was he trying to do?
A: George Gobel: Get it in his mouth.

Q: As you grow older, do you tend to gesture more or less with your hands while talking?
A: Rose Marie: You ask me one more growing old question Peter, and I’ll give you a gesture you’ll never forget.

Irving Masonic Lodge #1218
Ancient Free & Accepted Masons

132 E. Second
P.O. Box 170397
Irving, TX 75017

(972) 253-5600