Irving Freemason Newsletter MAY / JUNE 2016



IN MEMORIAM — Brother Meredith “Bo” Bolger was born at Pilot Point, Texas on December 23rd 1930. He petitioned Irving Masonic Lodge for the three degrees in Freemasonry in 1954.  Brother Bolger was Initiated on December 20th.  At that time Brother Bolger was working as a shoe salesman.  He passed to the Degree of Fellowcraft on November 28th, 1955.  Brother Bolger was then raised to the degree of Master Mason on January 6th, 1956.  He owned and operated Meredith Bolger General Insurance Agency for over 50 years in Irving.  Brother Bolger laid down his working tools on May 4th, 2016.

We dedicate this bulletin to the memory of Brother Meredith “Bo” Bolger.  Our prayers are for peace and consolation for his family.

INSTALLATION OF OFFICERS — Irving Masonic Lodge #1218 A.F. & A.M. is pleased to announce the Open Installation of Officers on Saturday evening, June 25, 2016 at 7:00 P.M.
This Ceremony is open to all Masons, their friends, family, and all who are interested in our Lodge and the Masonic Fraternity.  The ceremony is enlightening for those who are not familiar with the intent and purposes of this ancient Order of Freemasonry.  Refreshments and a reception will be held downstairs in the C. J. Range Memorial Hall after the installation.  Be sure and invite your friends and neighbors.  The Election of Officers will be held at the June 14th Stated Meeting.  The five elected Officers are: Worshipful Master, Senior Warden, Junior Warden, Treasurer, and Secretary.  The remaining officers are appointed by the incoming Worshipful Master.

BLOOD DRIVE — Brother, there is no substitute for blood when needed at the Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children.  Look for the Bloodmobile at Irving Mall next to Los Lupes restaurant on Saturday June 4th, Noon – 6:00 PM.

LAST CALL FOR ANNUAL DUES — On June 23 the Lodge must close the book and those who have not paid their 2016 dues will be subject to automatic suspension.  We hope that we do not lose you from our membership due to being suspended.  If the Lodge is required to suspend a member for non-payment of dues, it means that all Plural Lodges and appendant bodies are required to suspend him also.  Your dues card should read “Dues paid through 12/31/2016”.  If you are facing this and have a serious problem paying your dues, please contact the Worshipful Master or the Secretary.  (972) 253-5600          2016 Annual dues are $125.00
Mail to: Irving Masonic Lodge — P.O. Box 170397, Irving, Texas 75017

VANDALIZED A/C UNITS REPAIRED — Thieves had cut and hauled off the copper lines of our air conditioning units.  Our Building Committee has overseen the repair and Brother Jerry Wicker has solicited quotes for security fencing.  Friend of Irving Masonic Lodge, Jerry Donaldson of Jerry Donaldson Air Conditioning and Heating repaired and filled the units at a reduced cost.

OUR DEDICATED WORSHIPFUL MASTER — As we end the Masonic Year of 2015-2016 we want to take time to thank Worshipful Master John Samuel, whose term of office will come to a close. Worshipful John Samuel has dedicated seven terrific years serving as an Officer of Irving Masonic Lodge #1218.  It is not always an easy job, nor is it always convenient to do those things which a man is called on to do as an Officer of a Masonic Lodge.  Thank you John! — (972) 253-5600