MWSA District #108 News - Issue #12

December 2019

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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

  • January MWSA Business Meeting - Tuesday, January 28, 2020 - 6:30 PM
  • President's Message
  • DDGM Official Visit Schedule
  • MWSA 108 2019 Successes
  • 2020 Grand Lodge Resolutions
  • MWSA Strategic Plan 2020
  • Graded Degrees
  • Morton Lodge Quilt Fundraiser
  • Other Upcoming Events
  • Called from Labor
  • Imperial Chapter, Order of DeMolay
  • Upcoming Degrees
  • Lodge Google Calendars
  • Newsletter Archive
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January MWSA Business Meeting - Tuesday, January 28, 2020 - 6:30 PM - Hempstead Lodge

We will hold our January Business Meeting on Tuesday, January 28, 2020, at Hempstead Lodge #749 located at 701 Main Street, Hempstead, TX. We look forward to seeing everyone there!
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President's Message

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

DDGM Official Visit Schedule

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

MWSA 108 2019 Successes

Brothers, our MWSA has had a great year. Click the file below to read about the successes that we have had in 2019.

2020 Grand Lodge Resolutions

Brothers, please download the file below for the 2020 Grand Lodge Resolutions. Please read over them carefully and consider them. Each Lodge is encouraged to hold a meeting to discuss these resolutions and decide how your Lodge will vote in January. Remember Brothers, the business of Grand Lodge is in our hands. These resolutions will affect the future of our Fraternity.

MWSA Strategic Plan 2020

Brothers, the MWSA Leadership has been working hard on a strategic plan to continue moving our district forward. That plan is pictured below. Clicking on any of the pictures will take you to the entire document.

Graded Degrees

If you have not seen a graded degree, it is quite an experience. There are two graded degrees coming up in our area. Each Lodge will have dinner at 6:00 PM with the gavel dropping at 7:00 PM.


  • Temple Lodge will hold a graded Fellowcraft Degree on Thursday 5 December 2019.
  • Bellair Lodge will hold a graded Masters Degree on Wednesday 11 December 2019.

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.

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.


Mon, Dec 2, 2019 - Houston Scottish Rite Degree Study Group - 6:00 PM

Mon, Dec 2, 2019 - Park Place Commandery #106 Stated Conclave - 6:30 PM

Tue, Dec 3, 2019 - Katy Lodge #1439 STATED MEETING - 6:30 PM

Tue, Dec 3, 2019 - Waller O.E.S. Stated Meeting - 6:30 PM

Wed, Dec 4, 2019 - Matagorda Lodge #7 Stated Meeting

Thu, Dec 5, 2019 - Brookshire Lodge #1066 STATED MEETING - 6:30 PM

Mon, Dec 9, 2019 - Imperial Chapter, Order of DeMolay Stated Meeting @ Sugar Land Lodge - 7:00 PM

Tue, Dec 10, 2019 - Morton Lodge #72 STATED MEETING - 6:30 PM - OFFICIAL VISIT BY R:.W:. CODY COCKROFT

Tue, Dec 10, 2019 - Waller Lodge #808 STATED MEETING - 6:30 PM

Tue, Dec 10, 2019 - Sugar Land OES Stated Meeting - 6:30 PM

Wed, Dec 11, 2019 - North Houston Chapter & Council Stated Meeting @ Melrose Lodge - 6:30 PM

Thu, Dec 12, 2019 - Richmond Chapter & Council Stated Meeting @ Morton Lodge - 6:30 PM

Thu, Dec 12, 2019 - Hempstead Lodge #749 STATED MEETING - 6:30 PM

Fri, Dec 13, 2019 - Ruthven Commandery #2 Stated Conclave @ Holland Lodge - 6:30 PM

Sat, Dec 14, 2019 - Melrose Commandery #109 Stated Conclave @ Melrose Lodge - 6:30 PM

Mon, Dec 16, 2019 - Sugar Land Lodge #1141 STATED MEETING - 6:30 PM

Tue, Dec 17, 2019 - Rosenberg Lodge #881 STATED MEETING - 6:30 PM

Thu, Dec 19, 2019 - Houston Valley Scottish Rite Stated Meeting - 6:00 PM

Thu, Dec 19, 2019 - Katy OES Stated Meeting - 6:30 PM

Fri, Dec 20, 2019 - Houston Commandery #95 Stated Conclave @ Conroe Lodge - 6:30 PM

Sat, Dec 21, 2019 - Pleasant Hill Lodge #380 STATED MEETING - 11:00 AM

Mon, Dec 23, 2019 - Fort Bend Commandery #74 Stated Conclave @ Rosenberg Lodge - 6:30 PM

Tue, Dec 24, 2019 - CANCELED DUE TO CHRISTMAS EVE - Imperial Chapter, Order of DeMolay Stated Meeting @ Sugar Land Lodge - 7:00 PM

District #108 MWSA Website

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

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 November.

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

The following degrees have been scheduled in our District:

  • Monday, December 2, 2019 - Sugar Land Masonic Lodge #1141 - Fellowcraft Degree @ Morton Lodge #72 by dispensation. Light refreshments @ 6:30 PM, Degree @ 7:00 PM.

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.