MAY / JUNE 2015

Monday May 18
7:00 PM
Degree or practice floor work

Saturday May 23
Noon
3rd Annual Charity Golf Tournament  (rescheduled to June 13th)

Monday May 25
DARK – MEMORIAL DAY

Thursday May 28
6:30 PM
Officers, Past Masters, and Ladies Dinner at Fish City

Saturday May 30
5:00 PM
BBQ Picnic Dinner in the Park

Monday June 1
6:00 PM
Social hour

Saturday June 6
Noon – 6:00 PM
Blood Drive – Irving Mall outside Los Lupe’s

Monday June 8
6:00 PM
Examinations and bulletin preparation

Tuesday June 9
6:30 PM
Stated Meeting and Election of Lodge Officers

Save the date: Annual installation of Lodge Officers is on Saturday June 27th at 6:30 PM


DEDICATION TO OUR WORSHIPFUL MASTER — As we end the Masonic Year of 2014-2015 we want to take time to thank Worshipful Master Anthony “Tony” C. Head, whose term of office will come to a close.  Worshipful Tony Head has dedicated 6 years serving as an officer of Irving Lodge #1218.  It is not always an easy job, nor is it always convenient to do those things which a man is called upon to do as an officer of a Masonic Lodge. Tony Head was Raised a Master Mason on November 19, 2007.  In 2009 he started in the progression of offices which brought him to this closing of his year as Master.  Brother Head’s wife Sandy has been a great supporter of Lodge life and its many events.  To her we express our thanks.  To Worshipful Master Tony Head we dedicate this bulletin.  Thank you Tony.


THE LAST MONTH IS HERE —The last month, to get your annual dues paid to Irving Masonic Lodge without being suspended, is here. We still have many who have not paid this year’s dues. If the Lodge is required to suspend a member for non-payment of dues, it means that all appendant bodies are required to suspend him also.  June 23rd is the last day before a suspension is issued. Contact the worshipful Master or Secretary if a problem exist in which we can help.  Irving Masonic Lodge annual dues remain $100.00 for 2015.
Irving Masonic Lodge — PO Box 170397, Irving, TX 75017


3rd ANNUAL GOLF TOURNAMENT — Irving Masonic Lodge hosts our annual 4 man best ball scramble golf tournament benefiting Masonic Charities on Saturday May 23rd, 2015. (rescheduled for weather) The putting contest begins at 12 Noon.  Tournament Shotgun start at 1:00PM at GRAND OAKS GOLF CLUB — 3502 Country Club Drive, Grand Prairie, TX 75052
Walk-on day of tournament allowed for $125/golfer
For more information call (972) 438-8792 or Email slabdancer43@reagan.com


MEMORIAL DAY — There are many things we enjoy in this great country which we take for granted. These were won by the sacrifices and courage of many, from the time when our forefathers fought for independence for a great nation being born.  Even until today, as we face the fears and deaths imposed by those terrorists who would destroy all we hold dear.  Let each of us take a moment on this Memorial Day to bow our head in prayer and in grateful remembrance of those who have lost their lives that we may live in a continuing fight against fear.  God Bless America! And God Bless those we remember on this Memorial Holiday!


“GIFT OF LIFE” BLOOD DRIVE — Brother, you may save the life of a child at the Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children.  Blood can only be acquired as a gift from YOU.  Be assured that some person is very grateful to you for making this gift to them.  Look for the Bloodmobile at Irving Mall Saturday June 6th Noon – 6:00 PM.


BBQ PICNIC DINNER IN THE PARK — All members, their families and friends are invited to join us Saturday May 30th, 2015 at 5:00 PM at Fritz Park in Irving.  There will be lots of fellowship and good fun. Our BBQ pit masters are planning a big feed and the kids can run and play.  You don’t have to bring anything except a good appetite.  Fritz Park is at 312 E Vilbig St, Irving, TX 75060.


ELECTION OF OFFICERS — The five elected Officers are: Worshipful Master, Senior Warden, Junior Warden, Treasurer, and Secretary.  Irving Lodge has been blessed in the past by having a long line of capable and dedicated Officers.  Attend the Stated meeting on June 9th at 7:30 PM to cast your votes.


FAMOUS MASONS COMMENT ON NEWS COVERAGE — The late Earl Warren, Chief Justice of the United States and Past Grand Master of California: “I always turn to the sports section first.  The sports page records people’s accomplishments; the front page has nothing but man’s failures.”

The late Rudyard Kipling, author and English Freemason: “I keep six honest serving men (They taught me all I knew); Their names are What and Why and When and How and Where and Who.”