It is time to start planning to send your officer’s to the Warden’s Retreat. I have attached a registration form which includes the dates and locations for all four Retreats.
Please give serious thought to giving your officers the opportunity to attend one of the retreats, the return on investment for your Lodge is well worth the cost and time you will spend.
Below are the activities that I am aware of in our district this week. Please let me know if you have upcoming degrees and or events and I will be sure to help get the word out to our Lodges.
Please support each other whenever possible, and as our District Deputy RW David Kinney, reminded us in his message from the Grand Master, be proud of our Fraternity and be proud to be a Master Mason.
Here is a unique opportunity forwarded to me by Brother Ben Wilson of The Colony Lodge, for us to work together and make some money for our Lodges:
Larry, I am requesting your assistance in getting the word out to Lodges for the following offer to all the area lodges for a fundraising opportunity. With the offer being for a total of 25 people it may take several lodges that are interested to fill this request.
The person that handles the parking crews at Texas Motor Speedway has contacted me with an offer for Masons and Shriners Groups to work at the Speedway during Friday April 13 and Saturday April 14. This opportunity is open to 25 people each day at 8 to 12 hours per day. It pays $8.00 per hour for each person. The lots at the Speedway where the assistance is needed are the VIP/PSL areas.
If a lodge is interested in this offer please have them contact me for additional information, but I am not going to coordinate this. I will send them the directors contact information and it will most likely be a first to contact first to get assigned. Any commitment made to her will be between that lodge and her, she is fair but running a business so commitments need to be honored with performance.
Ben E Wilson
New Rainbow Assembly
The Stanfield Lodge No. 217 is sponsoring a New Rainbow Assembly, and the Denton OES 259 is fully on board to help.
The New Assembly will be called North Texas Assembly, we need your help to get the word out to our sisters and brothers who have daughters, granddaughters and nieces, ages 11-20 who live in the Denton area and nearby cities.
2nd and 4th Saturdays, 4:00pm
For more information, please contact Lynda Snyder email@example.com
Grand Master’s Conference
Please plan on attending the Grand Master’s Conference that is coming up in Ft. Worth on May 5th if you did not make it to the one in Dallas.
District 84 Stated Meetings
Justin 963 Thursday, 3/1/12 Meal at 6:30 p.m., Meeting at 7:30 p.m.
Stanfield 217 Tuesday, 3/6/12 Meal at 6:30 p.m., Meeting at 7:30 p.m.
Lewisville 201 Thursday, 3/8/12 Meal at 6:30 p.m., Meeting at 7:30 p.m. DDGM Official visit
District 84 Workshops
Krum 1453 Monday, 3/5/12 7:00 – 9:00 Questions & Answers
(Please make me aware of any and all Degrees, we have many new EAs, FCs, & MMs, who would like to see the Degrees, and as a Mentor, you should try to take your Candidate to at least one Degree)
Lewisville 201 Master Mason’s Degrees March 22nd Degree @ 7:30 PM (Fellow Ship @ 6:00 PM and the Meal starts @ 6:30 PM)
March 29th Degree @ 7:30 PM (Fellow Ship @ 6:00 PM and the Meal starts @ 6:30 PM)
(Practices will be held the evening before each degree at Lewisville Lodge if you are interested in participating. All Brothers in the area are welcome to come and assist)
Entered Apprentice April 19th Degree @ 7:30 PM (Fellow Ship @ 6:00 PM and the Meal starts @ 6:30 PM)
Stanfield 217 Master Mason’s Degrees March 1st Degree @ 7:30 PM (Fellow Ship @ 6:00 PM and the Meal starts @ 6:30 PM)
EA or FC March 8th Degree @ 7:30 PM (Fellow Ship @ 6:00 PM and the Meal starts @ 6:30 PM)
EA or FC March 15th Degree @ 7:30 PM (Fellow Ship @ 6:00 PM and the Meal starts @ 6:30 PM)
EA or FC March 22nd Degree @ 7:30 PM (Fellow Ship @ 6:00 PM and the Meal starts @ 6:30 PM)
EA or FC March 29th Degree @ 7:30 PM (Fellow Ship @ 6:00 PM and the Meal starts @ 6:30 PM)
Bolivar 418 Fellowcraft Degree February 27th Degree @ 7:30 PM (Fellow Ship @ 6:00 PM and the Meal starts @ 6:30 PM)
Roanoke 668 Entered Apprentice February 27th Degree @ 6:30 PM
Valley of Dallas
Stated Meeting Monday 3/26/12 Meal at 6:30 p.m., Meeting at 7:00 p.m.
Education Committee Lecture Series Tuesday, 2/28/12 Meal at 6:00 p.m., Lecture at 7:00 p.m. (Scottish Rite Cathedral, Dallas)
Valley of Fort Worth Stated Meeting Thursday, 3/15/12 Meal at 6:30 p.m., Meeting at 7:00 p.m.
Dad Pender Chapter #80 and Council #45
2nd Tuesday @ 7:30 pm Fellowship begins at 6:30.
Feb 14 @ Stanfield #217, Denton, Texas
Denton Commandery #45
3rd Tuesday. Meal @6:30, meeting @7:30
Feb. 21 @ Stanfield No. 217, Denton, Texas
Attached herein is a link to the Texas York Rite application for scholarship award to college students in Texas. APPLICATION
The award is from the Texas Grand Commandery and relatively easy to obtain provided the application is completed properly.
Grand Conclave of Knights Templar of Texas (April 20-23, 2012)
Houston, Texas. (See website for details and reservation information).
Area Events & Fundraisers
Krum 1453 Saturday 2/25/12 Chili Dinner and Bake Sale starting at 4 p.m. and ending around 8 p.m. Tickets are available from any Lodge member or at the door for $5 each, bake sale items will be marked.
Stanfield 217 Tuesday 3/6/12 Chili Cook-off, Trophy for First Place, Meal Tickets are $5.00 each and the judging begins at 6:30 p.m. (Stanfield Lodge is also sponsoring a food drive and would appreciate any donations)
James A. Smith 395 Saturday 3/10/12 Fish Fry Fundraiser – Ken Sangster Memorial – 11:00AM to 2:00PM”ALL YOU CAN EAT” lunch for $9.00, several different types of delicious fish entrees, with beans, potatoes, coleslaw and the best hush puppies in town. Desserts will finish this great meal, so
come and spend a great time supporting our Building Program, with your brethren, families and friends. 12823 Demetra, Farmers Branch, Tx. 75234 — 972-247-5601, The Lodge is just west of the City of Farmers Branch City Hall.
Krum 1453 Saturday 4/21/12 Fish Fry – Details to follow
Justin Lodge No. 963
Dinner at 6:00 Play at 7:00
It is a tiled play, so it is for Master Masons only.
“GREATER LOVE HATH NO MAN.”
Doric Lodge makes a Mason of a dying man, regarded by all in the town of Aaronton as a hero and benefactor, the more so that he is poor, unlearned, humble. The circumstances of his raising, and the action of the Master in ordering it are such as to fly in the face of all Grand Lodge laws, regulations and customs, and seem to make certain he will be suspended or the lodge lose its charter. The reasons for the non-occurrence of these dreaded happenings and the strange but happy ending make this one of the most popular of the plays.
Larry M. FitzPatrick
District Instructor, District No. 84
The Grand Lodge of Texas A. F. & A. M.
906 Oak Drive
Flower Mound, TX 75028