MWSA District #108 News - Issue #10

October 2019

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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

  • MWSA October Business Meeting - Tuesday, 22 October 2019 - Rosenberg Lodge
  • President's Message
  • Conroe Lodge #748 125-year Celectration - 5 October 2019
  • DDGM Official Visit Schedule
  • Morton Lodge Quilt Fundraiser
  • MWSA Upcoming Educational Meetings
  • Other Upcoming Events
  • Called from Labor
  • Imperial Chapter, Order of DeMolay
  • Upcoming Degrees
  • MWSA Strategic Plan
  • Lodge Google Calendars
  • Newsletter Archive
  • Newsletter Material Submission
  • Suggestion Box
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MWSA October Business Meeting

The next business meeting of the District 108 MWSA will be held on Tuesday, October 22, 2019, at Rosenberg Lodge #881 located at 25507 Southwest Freeway in Rosenberg. We will also hold the Briscoe Workshop during that meeting. We hope everyone will be able to attend!

Many things will be covered during this meeting. Please see below for details:

  • We will be holding out Briscoe Workshop, which is a fantastic learning experience for anybody currently involved in or hopeful to be involved in lodge leadership.
  • We will hold our Election of MWSA Officers. Positions available are President, Vice-President, Secretary, Treasurer, IT/Communications Liason. If you are desirous to make yourself available in a leadership position, please let it be known by sending your interest by email to R:.W:. Cockroft and include a masonic resume. He will take this information until October 7. By October 10, he will send out the information to the leadership of our lodges so that our members can make informed decisions.
  • We will be announcing the District Deputy Grand Master for Masonic District #108 for 2020.

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President's Message

Click on any of the pictures below to see the entire message.

Conroe Lodge #748 125-Year Celebration - 5 October 2019

Conroe Lodge will hold its 125-year celebration on 5 October 2019. The event will begin around 5:00 PM at Conroe Lodge.

DDGM Official Visit Schedule

Below is Right Worshipful Cockroft's schedule for his second round of Official Visits.

Morton Lodge Quilt Fundraiser

Morton Lodge is holding a raffle for a beautiful handmade Masonic quilt. Tickets are $1.00 each. Please contact Brother John Bradley if you are interested.

MWSA Upcoming Educational Meetings

Below are the dates of the various Business and Called Meetings and their educational components. Times and locations of these meetings will be added as soon as they are confirmed.

  • Saturday, October 5, 2019 - Committee on Work Forum & Exam - Brookshire Masonic Lodge #1066 - 10:00 AM
  • Tuesday, October 22, 2019 - Business Meeting - Briscoe Workshop - Rosenberg Lodge - Meal @ 6:30 PM, Meeting @ 7:00 PM

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.

Tuesday, October 1, 2019 - Katy Lodge #1439 STATED MEETING - 6:30 PM

Tuesday, October 1, 2019 - Waller O.E.S. Stated Meeting - 6:30 PM

Wednesday, October 2, 2019 - Matagorda Lodge #7 Stated Meeting

Thursday, October 3, 2019 - Brookshire Lodge #1066 STATED MEETING - 6:30 PM

Saturday, October 5, 2019 - Committee on Work Forum & Exam - Brookshire Lodge #1066 - 819 Purdy St., Brookshire, TX 77423 - 10:00 AM

Monday, October 7, 2019 - Park Place Commandery #106 Stated Conclave - Park Place Lodge - 6:30 PM

Tuesday, October 8, 2019 - Morton Lodge #72 STATED MEETING - 6:30 PM

Tuesday, October 8, 2019 - Sugar Land OES Stated Meeting - 6:30 PM

Thursday, October 10, 2019 - Hempstead Lodge #749 STATED MEETING - 6:30 PM

Thursday, October 10, 2019 - Richmond Chapter & Council Stated Meeting @ Morton Lodge - 6:30 PM

Friday, October 11, 2019 - Ruthven Commandery #2 Stated Conclave - Holland Lodge - 6:30 PM

Saturday, October 12, 2019 - Melrose Commandery #109 Stated Conclave @ Melrose Lodge - 6:30 PM

Saturday, October 12, 2019 - Houston Scottish Rite Fall Reunion Day #3

Monday, October 14, 2019 - Imperial Chapter, Order of DeMolay Stated Meeting - Sugar Land Lodge - 7:00 PM

Monday, October 14, 2019 - Rosenberg OES Stated Meeting - 6:30 PM

Tuesday, October 15, 2019 - Rosenberg Masonic Lodge #881 STATED MEETING - 6:30 PM

Thursday, October 17, 2019 - Katy OES Stated Meeting - 6:30 PM

Friday, October 18, 2019 - Houston Commandery #95 Stated Conclave @ Conroe Lodge - 6:30 PM

Saturday, October 19, 2019 - Pleasant Hill Lodge #380 STATED MEETING - 11:00 AM

Saturday, October 19, 2019 - Committee on Work Forum & Exam - South Houston Lodge #1295 - 1112 Dallas Street, South Houston, TX 77587 - 10:00 AM

Monday, October 21, 2019 - Sugar Land Lodge #1141 STATED MEETING - 6:30 PM

Tuesday, October 22, 2019 - Imperial Chapter, Order of DeMolay Stated Meeting - Sugar Land Lodge - 7:00 PM

Monday, October 28, 2019 - Fort Bend Commandery #74 Stated Conclave @ Rosenberg Lodge - 6:30 PM

Saturday, November 2, 2019 - Committee on Work Forum & Exam - Holland Lodge #1 - 4911 Montrose Blvd., Houston, TX 77006 - 10:00 AM

Thursday, November 7, 2019 - Committee on Work Forum (No Exam) - Park Place Lodge #1172 - 6820 Tipperary Ln., Houston, TX 77061

Saturday, November 16, 2019 - Committee on Work Forum & Exam - Spring Lodge #1174 - 26514 Preston Ave., Spring, TX 77373

Called from Labor

Brothers, below are the Brothers who have recently been called from Labor. Please continue to pray for the families of these deceased Brothers.

  • None reported for the month of September.

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:

If you know anyone who may be interested in membership at Imperial Chapter, please have them contact David Berndt, Chapter Advisor at

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Upcoming Degrees

If any Lodge has any upcoming degrees, we'll be happy to list them here so that we can get the word out and get more Brothers to the degrees. Just let us know!

  • 25 September 2019 - Morton Lodge #72 - Master Masons Degree
  • 30 September 2019 - Sugar Land Lodge #1141 - Entered Apprentice Degree

MWSA Strategic Plan

Brothers, please see below for our current progress on our Strategic Plan. You may click on the picture below to enlarge it.

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.

Thank you!

District #108 MWSA Website

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

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.

Newsletter Material Submission


If you or any Brother of your Lodge wishes to submit an announcement, event, or other blurbs for our monthly newsletter, please submit those materials below.

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