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50 & 60 Year Masonic Service Awards

On February 16’th 2013 Lewisville Lodge held it’s annual Past Masters and Masonic Widows appreciation and recognition dinner. Joining us this evening were several Past Masters and three Masonic Widows. Along with the festivities of the evening we also honored four of our long time Masonic Brethren. Both Brother Luster and Palmer were present with their 60 year lapel pins and certificates by Right Worshipfuls Hardeman and FitzPatrick. Although not in attendance, Brothers Swann and Clem were awarded their 50 year lapel pins and certificates at their homes later the following week.

As an upcoming event in the near future, during our Stated Meeting for the month of May we will also be honoring our 25 & 40 year service award recipients.

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The New Stonecutter

Our annual Race for The Children 5k and Golf Scramble have been rebranded as our 2013 Stonecutter events.

The Stonecutter Classic will be held at Tour 18
May 10, 2013 with a shotgun start at 9:00am

The Stonecutter Shuffle will be held at City Hall in Old Town Lewisville
During Western Days

Have a look at the new website for the Stonecutter Shuffle 5k and Stonecutter Classic Golf  Scramble by clicking on the logos below.

A special thanks goes out to Brother Haley for the design of the new logos!

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Police and Fireman Breakfast Saturday April 6th 2013

 

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Lewisville Lodge No. 201 A.F. & A.M. held it’s annual Policemen & Firemen breakfast this past Saturday the 6’th. 56 Policemen, Firemen and EMT personnel were in attendance along with 12 Lodge Brethren.

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In appreciation for all that you do… Lewisville Lodge No. 201  Ancient Free & Accepted Masons  would like to serve you breakfast!

Who: All of the Men and Women that are on & off duty including Police Officers, Sheriff’s Deputies, State Troopers, Firemen, Volunteers and your Department’s Staff

When: Saturday, April 6th from 2:00 AM – 8:00 AM

Where: Lewisville Lodge No. 201 A. F. & A. M.

We would like to encourage you all to stop by and have a great breakfast. We had a great turn out last year and look forward to seeing you all again as well as those of you, who did not know about the breakfast and those poor souls who did but were called away by duty. This year we will again be serving all you can eat; ham, bacon, eggs to order, omelets to order, sausage, Belgium waffles, biscuits & gravy, juice and coffee.

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Why do Masons end their prayers with the phrase “So mote it be”?

It is customary in contemporary English to end prayers with a hearty “Amen,” a word meaning ‘So be it’.  It is a Latin word derived from the Hebrew word meaning ‘certainly’.  Thus a congregation saying “Amen” is literally saying “So be it”.  The word mote is an archaic verb that means ‘may’ or ‘might’, and traces back to Old English.  The phrase “So mote it be” means ‘So may it be’, which is the same as ‘So be it’.  So why do Masons end their prayer this way?  The answer goes back to the Regius Poem of about 1390 AD, the oldest known Masonic document (now housed in the British Museum, London).  It is one of the Old Charges or Gothic Constitution used by early Freemasons to regulate their trade.  It has a legendary history, regulations to guide the Mason trade and rules of manners and moral conduct.  The poem ends famously with this couplet:  Amen! Amen! So mote it be!  So say we all for charity.  Thus Freemasons today end their prayers the same way they did in 1390.  The next time you’re in lodge and say “So mote it be” after the chaplain finishes a prayer, remember that you are continuing a 600 year old Masonic Tradition.

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Chili Cookoff 2013

Lewisville Lodge No. 201 held it’s annual Chili Cookoff this past weekend on Saturday January 19th. There was a good turnout for this event with many members from the lodge, members of our Eastern Star, and several visitors in attendance. Ten different chilies entered for judging. There were chilies with beans, without beans, and with all different kinds of meat. Some had a little heat, while others had enough heat to make even the bravest Texan wipe a tear from his eyes. There was even one chili with chocolate as the secret ingredient. Everyone who attended the event and had a chance to sample these fine chilies were the real winners, but of course, we must honor those cooks who delivered the very finest Chilies that Lewisville Lodge had to offer.

Below is a picture of this year’s winners: Russina Lee 1st Place, Cameron Hickman 2nd Place, Norah Logsdon 3rd place.

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