MWSA District #108 News - Issue #7

July 2019

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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

  • District 108 Installations
  • Other Area Installations
  • President's Message
  • Food for Thought
  • MWSA Upcoming Educational Meetings
  • Other Upcoming Events
  • Imperial Chapter, Order of DeMolay
  • Upcoming Degrees
  • Sugar Land Lodge #1141 Family Dinner & Movie Night
  • Sugar Land Lodge #1141 BBQ Sale
  • MWSA Strategic Plan
  • Lodge Google Calendars
  • MWSA July Business Meeting - July 23, 2019 - Katy Masonic Lodge
  • District Deputy Grand Master's Traveling Schedule
  • Morton Masters Golf Tournament
  • Newsletter Archive
  • Newsletter Material Submission
  • Suggestion Box
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District 108 Installations


  • Friday, June 28, 2019 - Sugar Land Lodge #1141 - Meal @ 6:00 PM, Installation to follow
  • Saturday, June 29, 2019 - Morton Lodge #72 - Meal @ 8:00 AM, Installation to follow
  • Saturday, June 29, 2019 - Pleasant Hill Lodge #380 - Installation @ 10:00 AM
  • Saturday, June 29, 2019 - Rosenberg Lodge #881 - Meal @ 12:00 PM, Installation to follow
  • Saturday, June 29, 2019 - Katy Lodge #1439 - Awards Ceremony @ 11:00 AM, Meal to follow, Installation to follow the meal
  • Saturday, June 29, 2019 - Waller Lodge #808 - Meal @ 6:00 PM, Installation to follow
  • Saturday, June 29, 2019 - Brookshire Lodge #1066 - Meal @ 6:00 PM, Installation to follow
  • Saturday, July 13, 2019 - Hempstead Lodge #749 - Meal @ 1:00 PM, Installation @ 2:00 PM

Other Area Installations

  • Friday, June 28, 2019 - League City Lodge #1053 - Meal @ 6:00 PM, Installation @ 7:30 PM
  • Saturday, June 29, 2019 - Anson Jones Lodge #1416 - Installation @ 10:00 AM, Meal to follow
  • Saturday, June 29, 2019 - Texas City Lodge #1118 - Meal @ 12:00 PM, Installation to follow
  • Saturday, June 29, 2019 - Dickinson Lodge #1324 - Installation @ 4:00 PM
  • Saturday, July 6, 2019 - Tucker Lodge #297 - Installation @ 12:00 PM
  • Saturday, July 13, 2019 - C.F. Spencer Lodge #1384 - Installation @ 10:00 AM, Meal to follow
  • Saturday, July 13, 2019 - Alvin Lodge #762 - Installation @ 11:00 AM, Meal to follow
  • Saturday, July 20, 2019 - Angleton Lodge #829 - Meal @ 8:30 AM, Installation to follow

President's Message

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

Food for Thought

What Kind of Lodge Would My Lodge Be

Author Unknown


What kind of lodge would my lodge be

If all of the members were just like me?

You can ask yourself that question,

And must admit it is a good suggestion.

You can sit by the TV, smoking your pipe,

Find fault with the officers, censure and gripe.


Or you can be one who is always on call,

Both ready and willing to carry the ball.

You can work on committees, or you can refuse

To take any part beyond paying your dues.

You can stand on the sidelines, or jump in and play,

Attend every meeting or just stay away.


You can visit a brother when you learn he is ill,

Or leave all the calling to Joe or Bill.

Whatever your talents, some job you can do,

So say to yourself as the past you review,

What kind of lodge would my lodge be,

If all of the members were just like me?

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.

  • Tuesday, July 23, 2019 - Business Meeting - Duties of the Investigation Committee - Katy Lodge - Meal @ 6:30 PM, Meeting @ 7:00 PM
  • Saturday, September 14, 2019 - Called Meeting - Mock Committee on Work Esoteric Exam - Brookshire Lodge - Meal @ 6:30 PM, Meeting @ 7:00 PM
  • Saturday, October 5, 2019 - Committee on Work Forum & Exam - Brookshire Masonic Lodge #1066 - 10:00 AM
  • Tuesday, October 22, 2019 - Business Meeting - Education TBD - Rosenberg Lodge - Meal @ 6:30 PM, Meeting @ 7:00 PM
  • Date TBD - Called Meeting - Master Mason Degree Competition - Katy Lodge
  • Date TBD - Called Meeting - Mock Committee on Work Esoteric Forum - Brookshire 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.


Monday, July 1, 2019 - Park Place Commandery #106 Stated Conclave - Park Place Lodge - 6:30 PM


Tuesday, July 2, 2019 - Katy Lodge #1439 Stated Meeting - 6:30 PM


Tuesday, July 2, 2019 - Waller O.E.S. Stated Meeting - 6:30 PM


Wednesday, July 3, 2019 - Matagorda Lodge #7 Stated Meeting


Thursday, July 4, 2019 - Sugar Land Lodge #1141 BBQ Sale - 9:00 AM


Thursday, July 4, 2019 - Brookshire Lodge #1066 Stated Meeting - 6:30 PM


Monday, July 8, 2019 - Rosenberg OES Stated Meeting - 6:30 PM


Tuesday, July 9, 2019 - Sugar Land OES Stated Meeting - 6:30 PM


Tuesday, July 9, 2019 - Morton Lodge #72 Stated Meeting - 6:30 PM


Thursday, July 11, 2019 - Hempstead Lodge #749 Stated Meeting - 6:30 PM


Thursday, July 11, 2019 - Richmond Chapter of Royal Arch Masons Stated Meeting @ Morton Lodge - 6:30 PM


Friday, July 12, 2019 - Sugar Land Lodge #1141 Family Movie & Dinner Night - 6:00 PM


Friday, July 12, 2019 - Ruthven Commandery #2 Stated Conclave - Holland Lodge - 6:30 PM


Saturday, July 13, 2019 - Melrose Commandery #109 Stated Conclave @ Melrose Lodge - 6:30 PM


Monday, July 15, 2019 - Sugar Land Lodge #1141 Stated Meeting - 6:30 PM


Tuesday, July 16, 2019 - Rosenberg Masonic Lodge #881 Stated Meeting - 6:30 PM


Thursday, July 18, 2019 - Katy OES Stated Meeting - 6:30 PM


Friday, July 19, 2019 - Houston Commandery #95 Stated Conclave @ Conroe Lodge - 6:30 PM


Saturday, July 20, 2019 - Pleasant Hill Lodge #380 Stated Meeting - 11:00 AM


Monday, July 22, 2019 - Fort Bend Commandery #74 Stated Conclave @ Rosenberg Lodge - 6:30 PM


Tuesday, July 23, 2019 - MWSA #108 Business Meeting - Katy Lodge - 6:30 PM Meal, 7:00 PM Meeting


Thursday, August 1, 2019 - Committee on Work Exam (No Forum) - S.P. Waltrip Lodge #1328 - 1415 Campbell Rd., Houston, TX 77055 - 6:00 PM


Saturday, August 3, 2019 - Committee on Work Forum & Exam - Cedar Bayou Lodge # 321 - 2850 Ferry Rd., Baytown, TX 77520 - 10:00 AM


Saturday, August 17, 2019 - Committee on Work Forum & Exam - Conroe Lodge #748 - 311 Simonton St., Conroe, TX 77301 - 10:00 AM


Saturday, September 28, 2019 - Committee on Work Forum & Exam - B.W. Tinsley Lodge #1458 - 151 West Road, Houston, TX 77037 - 10:00 AM


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


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


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

Imperial Chapter, Order of DeMolay

Brothers,


Sugar Land Lodge has begun the process of starting a DeMolay Chapter. The Chapter will be name Imperial Chapter and will be hosted by Sugar Land Lodge. 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 Adviser at karateclarinet@gmail.com.

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!

Sugar Land Lodge #1141 Family Dinner & Movie Night

The Brothers of Sugar Land Lodge hope you and your family will be able to join us for dinner and a summer baseball favorite movie on Friday 12 July 2019. Tickets are $10 at the door. We'd love to see you there!
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Sugar Land Lodge #1141 BBQ Sale

Would you love some great BBQ to help celebrate Independence Day? We can help!


Whole Brisket - $125

Half-Brisket - $75

Rack of Ribs - $25

Whole Chicken - $10


Pick up at Sugar Land Masonic Lodge on July 4, 2019, at 9:00 AM.


To order, contact Brother Chris Choat at 713-206-4242.

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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

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!

District #108 MWSA Website

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

MWSA July Business Meeting

The next business meeting of the District 108 MWSA will be held on Tuesday, July 23, 2019, at Katy Lodge #1439 located at 3158 Katy Hockley Road in Katy, TX. Our education segment for this meeting will be a great presentation on the duties of the investigation committee.

District Deputy Grand Master's Traveling Schedule

This section will be used to communicate Right Worshipful Cockroft's traveling schedule. Please note that this will not include various area and District Lodge degrees/events.

Morton Masters Golf Tournament

Brothers, please see the attached file for the sponsorship brochure for Morton Lodge's Mortons Masters Golf Tournament. We are working to get the word out about the fundraiser.

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

Brothers,


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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