MWSA District #108 News - Issue #25

January 2021

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Distribution

Lodge Leadership,


Please distribute this newsletter to the members of your Lodge so that all Masons of District 108 may keep up with the happenings of our great District.


Thank you!

Vision

EXCELLENCE BY VIRTUE: Lead with our HEARTS; Think with our HEADS; Work with our HANDS

Mission Statement

Through education and in consequence of our streamlined focus in pursuit of Masonic excellence, Masonic District #108 will work in harmony as a common mass to reinforce our District Lodges in support of the Grand Lodge of Texas.

Contained In This Newsletter

  • President's Message
  • Called from Labor
  • Upcoming MWSA Meetings
  • New app from the Grand Lodge of Texas
  • District #108 Upcoming Events Google Form
  • MWSA Business Meeting Rotation Schedule
  • Committee on Work, Southeast Texas - Forum & Exam Schedule
  • Lodge Fundraisers
  • Other Upcoming Events
  • Imperial Chapter, Order of DeMolay
  • Upcoming Degrees
  • Lodge Google Calendars
  • Newsletter Archive
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President's Message

Brethren,


Happy New Year to you all. This past year has been a challenge for many of us. COVID-19 has been and continues to be a difficult and serious concern, especially for those with underlying medical issues. I pray that the health of all of you and that of your families remains strong.


Now, onto my other message. First, I apologize for the tardiness of this newsletter. The officers of the MWSA were delayed due to many issues such as work, illness, etc. We were able to meet earlier this week and discuss the path to be taken for the coming years. Those details will be forthcoming in future newsletters.


I, along with the other officers of the MWSA, are very happy to carry on with the excellent work from the past couple of years. We are eager to take the bull by the horns and assist you and your Lodge in every way possible. We will be reviewing our programs from last year along with scheduled training that may have been missed due to COVID-19. We would like to pick up where we left off in those two areas and then generate additional topics for discussion.


Many ideas were presented and we feel our District will come together and shine above others. A couple of examples are: mentoring our new members and place the proper Brother in a position to be that mentor and promoting Masonry without "advertising" it. Both of these topics, along with several others, are very important for our fraternity. We will touch on mentoring this month at our quarterly business meeting, which will be held at Morton Lodge No. 72 on Tuesday, January 26, 2021 at 7:00 PM.


We hope to see many, if not all, at the MWSA meetings, and we welcome your input.


Your Brother in Masonry,

John Bradley

Called from Labor

Garry Smith - Rosenberg Lodge No. 881 - December 22, 2020

Michael Allen Murphy - Kay Lodge No. 1439 - December 25, 2020

Upcoming MWSA Meetings

The MWSA has two meetings scheduled during the first quarter of 2021. The first will be our quarterly Business Meeting on Tuesday 26 January 2021 held at Morton Lodge No. 72.


The second meeting of the quarter will be a called Educational Meeting held on Thursday 25 March 2021 at Katy Lodge No. 1439. This meeting will consist of a discussion panel. The topic will be "Looking Beyond the East."


We look forward to seeing everyone at these upcoming meetings!

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New App from the Grand Lodge of Texas

The Grand Lodge of Texas has just launched a new app! It contains copies of the current law book and monitor, as well as several years worth of Briscoe Workshops. It can also serve as a communication took between Brothers. You may find the links to the app below:


Apple App Store - https://apps.apple.com/au/app/tx-mason/id1532889175


Google Play Store - https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.gltx.app

District #108 Event Announcements

Brothers,


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

Brothers,


See below for the rotation of business meetings for the next few years.

Committee on Work, Southeast Texas - Forum & Exam Schedule

Brothers, please see below for the complete 2021 schedule of R:.W:. Ken Young, Committee on Work. The Forum & Exam for District 108 will take place on Saturday 2 October 2021 at Katy Lodge.
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LODGE FUNDRAISERS

Morton Lodge History Book

Morton Lodge has completed the third edition of the book on its history. Copies may be purchased from Past Master Cody Cockroft for $20.

STUDY NIGHTS

Are you interested in attending a Study Night? Please join us for the following evenings of fellowship and study:


Mondays - 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM - Morton Lodge No. 72

Mondays - 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM - Waller Lodge No. 808

Mondays - 7:00 PM - Sugar Land Lodge No. 1141

Wednesday - 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM - Rosenberg Lodge No. 881

Wednesdays - 7:00 PM - Sugar Land Lodge No. 1141


If your Lodge holds a Study Night that is not listed, please let us know so that we may include it here and get the word out to more Brothers!

Other Upcoming Events

Below you will find dates for upcoming events around Masonic District #108, along with other Masonic events in our area. Full calendars for events around District #108 may be found at the District #108 website by clicking the button below this list.


AS MEETING ARE SLOWLY ALLOWED TO TAKE PLACE, PLEASE CHECK WITH EACH ORGANIZATION TO BE SURE THAT THE SCHEDULED MEETING WILL BE TAKING PLACE.



Mon, Jan 11, 2021- Imperial Chapter, Order of DeMolay Stated Meeting via Zoom - 7:00 PM

Tue, Jan 12, 2021- Morton Lodge #72 STATED MEETING - 6:30 PM (when a meal is served)

Tue, Jan 12, 2021- Waller Lodge #808 STATED MEETING - 6:30 PM (when a meal is served)

Tue, Jan 12, 2021- Sugar Land OES Stated Meeting - 6:30 PM

Wed, Jan 13, 2021- North Houston Chapter & Council Stated Meeting @ Melrose Lodge - 6:30 PM

Thu, Jan 14, 2021- Richmond Chapter & Council Stated Meeting @ Morton Lodge - 6:30 PM

Thu, Jan 14, 2021- Hempstead Lodge #749 STATED MEETING - 6:30 PM (when a meal is served)

Fri, Jan 15, 2021- Houston Commandery #95 Stated Conclave @ Conroe Lodge - 6:30 PM

Sat, Jan 16, 2021- Pleasant Hill Lodge #380 STATED MEETING - 11:00 AM

Mon, Jan 18, 2021- Sugar Land Lodge #1141 STATED MEETING - 6:30 PM (when a meal is served)

Tue, Jan 19, 2021- Rosenberg Lodge #881 STATED MEETING - 6:30 PM (when a meal is served)

Thu, Jan 21, 2021- Katy OES Stated Meeting - 6:30 PM

Mon, Jan 25, 2021- Fort Bend Commandery #74 Stated Conclave via Zoom - 7:30 PM

Tue, Jan 26, 2021- Imperial Chapter, Order of DeMolay Stated Meeting via Zoom - 7:00 PM

Thu, Jan 28, 2021- Houston Valley Scottish Rite Stated Meeting - 6:00 PM

District #108 MWSA Website

The full Google Calendar for District #108 may be found on the MWSA website, about halfway down the page.

Imperial Chapter, Order of DeMolay

Brothers,


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 chapteradvisor@imperialdemolay.com.

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Upcoming Degrees

Saturday 30 January 2021 - Courtesy FC Degree for Spring Lodge - Morton Lodge No. 72 - 9:00 AM


Rosenberg Lodge No. 881 will schedule a graded Entered Apprentice Degree in the near future. The date will be advertised as soon as it is scheduled.

Lodge Google Calendars

Brothers,


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.


Thank you!

Newsletter Archive

Need to refer back to a past issue of the newsletter? Click below to go to the newsletter archive on our District website.