MWSA District #108 News - Issue #20
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Contained In This Newsletter
- President's Message
- Grand Master's Visit to Morton Lodge - 14 July 2020
- Next MWSA Called Meeting - 19 August 2020 (Tentative)
- Next MWSA Business Meeting - 27 October 2020
- MM Degree Competition - Postponed
- MWSA Trestle Board
- District #108 Forum and Exam
- District #108 Upcoming Events Google Form
- MWSA Business Meeting Rotation Schedule
- MWSA Strategic Plan 2020
- Committee on Work, Southeast Texas - Forum & Exam Schedule
- Lodge Fundraisers
- Masonic Education
- Other Upcoming Events
- Called from Labor
- Imperial Chapter, Order of DeMolay
- Upcoming Degrees
- Lodge Google Calendars
- Newsletter Archive
I hope that you and your families are staying safe and doing well as we enter August. I also hope that everyone had a successful season of installations, and that you were able to enjoy a little bit of fellowship. If, for some reason, you were unable to be installed as planned, remember that in accordance with the Grand Master’s Decision No. 4 of 8 July 2020, all elected and appointed officers were considered duly installed on 31 July 2020.
We held our quarterly business meeting via Zoom on 28 July 2020. The members of Imperial Chapter, Order of DeMolay, as well as some of their guests were able to be in attendance as Brother Gary Krzywicki made a presentation on DeMolay and the Ceremony of Light. Imperial Chapter then welcomed the MWSA into their virtual business meeting. We are proud of the work these young men continue to put into their organization.
As we continue through these trying times, we will continue to hold our quarterly business meetings (hopefully in person), and we will continue to make the decision regarding called meetings in the weeks prior to the meeting, staying in line with the Grand Master’s orders. Since our called meetings are esoteric in nature, we cannot hold them virtually.
Our next quarterly business meeting is scheduled to be held on Tuesday 27 October 2020 at Waller Masonic Lodge. One of the items on the agenda for that meeting will be the election of MWSA officers for 2021. I would love to see a wider participation in the MWSA leadership from around our great District. If you are desirous to make yourself available for a leadership position, please send me your Masonic resumé along with the position for which you are making yourself available by 19 October 2020. I will compile the information and send it to the district so that our Brothers can make informed decisions. The positions available are: President (one-year term), Vice-President (one-year term), Chaplain (two-year term), and IT/Support (two-year term).
I hope that the Great Architect sees each of you through this month with safety and happiness. As always, remember that the MWSA is here as a support system for your Lodge. Please let us know if you need anything.
David C. Berndt
Grand Master's Visit to Morton Lodge - 14 July 2020
Morton Lodge enjoyed a wonderful visit by our Grand Master M:.W:. Underwood on July 14th. The Grand Master toured Morton Cemetery and attended Morton's Stated Meeting.
Next MWSA Called Meeting - 19 August 2020 (Tentative)
Next MWSA Business Meeting
MM Degree Competition - Postponed
MWSA Trestle Board
District #108 Forum and Exam
Upcoming Graded Degree - Morton Lodge #72
District #108 Event Announcements
Please use the Google Form below to let us know of any events that your Lodge has coming up. These may be entered as far in advance as you know them. Stated Meetings do not need to be entered.
Thank you for helping to keep all the Brethren of District #108 up to date on events!
MWSA Business Meeting Rotation Schedule
See below for the rotation of business meetings for the next few years.
MWSA Strategic Plan 2020
Committee on Work, Southeast Texas - Forum & Exam Schedule
Morton Lodge History Book
2020 Officer Leadership Training 101/201
Houston and Dallas Training has been cancelled.
Other Upcoming Events
AS MEETING ARE SLOWLY ALLOWED TO TAKE PLACE, PLEASE CHECK WITH EACH ORGANIZATION TO BE SURE THAT THE SCHEDULED MEETING WILL BE TAKING PLACE.
Sat, Aug 1, 2020- Committee on Work Forum & Exam - Cedar Bayou Lodge #321, Baytown, TX - Forum @ 9:30 AM, Exam @ 1:00 PM
Tue, Aug 4, 2020- Katy Lodge #1439 STATED MEETING - 6:30 PM
Tue, Aug 4, 2020- Waller O.E.S. Stated Meeting - 6:30 PM
Wed, Aug 5, 2020- Matagorda Lodge #7 Stated Meeting
Thu, Aug 6, 2020- Brookshire Lodge #1066 STATED MEETING - 6:30 PM
Thu, Aug 6, 2020- Committee on Work EXAM ONLY - Garden Oaks Lodge #1306, Houston, TX - 6:00 PM
Mon, Aug 10, 2020- Rosenberg OES Stated Meeting - 6:30PM
Tue, Aug 11, 2020- Morton Lodge #72 STATED MEETING - 6:30 PM
Tue, Aug 11, 2020- Waller Lodge #808 STATED MEETING - 6:30 PM
Tue, Aug 11, 2020- Sugar Land OES Stated Meeting - 6:30 PM
Wed, Aug 12, 2020- North Houston Chapter & Council Stated Meeting @ Melrose Lodge - 6:30 PM
Thu, Aug 13, 2020- Richmond Chapter & Council Stated Meeting @ Morton Lodge - 6:30 PM
Thu, Aug 13, 2020- Hempstead Lodge #749 STATED MEETING - 6:30 PM
Sat, Aug 15, 2020- Pleasant Hill Lodge #380 STATED MEETING - 11:00 AM
Sat, Aug 15, 2020- Committee on Work Forum & Exam - San Jacinto Lodge #106, Willis, TX - Forum @ 9:30 AM, Exam @ 1:00 PM
Mon, Aug 17, 2020- Sugar Land Lodge #1141 STATED MEETING - 6:30 PM
Tue, Aug 18, 2020- Rosenberg Lodge #881 STATED MEETING - 6:30 PM
Wed, Aug 19, 2020- MWSA Called Meeting - MM 2nd Section Forum - Meal @ 6:30 PM, Meeting @ 7:00 PM (Tentative)
Thu, Aug 20, 2020- Katy OES Stated Meeting - 6:30 PM
Sat, Aug 22, 2020- Committee on Work Forum & Exam - Sul Ross Lodge #1300, College Station, TX - Forum @ 9:30 AM, Exam @ 1:00 PM
Called from Labor
Sugar Land Lodge #1141
Past Master Andrew "Buddy" Blair
Laid down his working tools July 30, 2020.
May the blessings of heaven rest upon his family.
The full Google Calendar for District #108 may be found on the MWSA website, about halfway down the page.
Imperial Chapter, Order of DeMolay
Imperial Chapter, Order of DeMolay was set to work on Saturday 31 August 2019. DeMolay is a wonderful organization for young men from 12-21 years of age. It strives to teach virtues and help young men grow into responsible and committed members of society.
You can learn more about DeMolay here: http://www.texasdemolay.com/what-is-demolay/#
If you know anyone who may be interested in membership at Imperial Chapter, please have them contact David Berndt, Chapter Advisor at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- None scheduled at this time.
Lodge Google Calendars
Please work to keep your Lodge's Google Calendar that is linked to the District #108 Google Calendar up-to-date. With everyone's calendar up-to-date, Brothers from other Lodges will be able to plan to attend more events and meetings around our District. This will take some work on the part of whoever controls the individual Lodge's Google Calendar, but it will be well worth the time investment.