MWSA District #108 News - Issue #27
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District Service Team
- Past Master Albert Davis, District Education Officer
- R:.W:. David Berndt, District Deputy Grand Master
- Past Master Cody Cockroft, District Instructor
- Past Master Carter Sharbrough, District Communications Officer
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.
EXCELLENCE BY VIRTUE: Lead with our HEARTS; Think with our HEADS; Work with our HANDS
MWSA Mission Statement
Contained In This Newsletter
- President's Message
- Called from Labor
- District 108 March Stated Meetings
- Morton Lodge Past Masters Event
- Sugar Land Lodge Past Masters Event
- Charitable Raffles
- Katy Lodge Entered Apprentice Education Night
- Kumntakit Grotto
- Upcoming MWSA Meetings
- District Deputy Grand Master Spring 2021 Official Visit Schedule
- L.I.F.E. Program - 22 May 2021
- New app from the Grand Lodge of Texas
- From the Grand Master’s Proclamation Regarding COVID Protocols
- Upcoming Degrees
- Degree Team/Esoteric Survey
- MWSA Business Meeting Rotation Schedule
- Committee on Work, Southeast Texas - Forum & Exam Schedule
- Lodge Fundraisers
- Other Upcoming Events
- Imperial Chapter, Order of DeMolay
- Newsletter Archive
I pray this message finds you well. The last several days around the country have been a hardship for millions. With Covid–19 still around, the last thing we needed was freezing temperatures. My hopes and prayers for all of you are that you and your families are well. Remember this, help is available if needed. I am available to assist in any way possible as are many other Brethren. If any Brothers are helping currently, please continue to show your Brotherly Love and Affection toward our brethren and yhank you for your kindness.
We have many things going on in the district. Please check the MWSA #108 website for more information.
I want to congratulate Morton Lodge #72 for an outstanding Graded FC Degree with an ending score of 978. This was also a courtesy degree for Sugar Land Lodge #1141 and many thanks to them for letting Morton use their candidate.
The MWSA Officers look forward to seeing all of you at the called meeting at Katy Lodge on March 25th where the educational portion will be very inspirational. We will be discussing “Looking Beyond the East” and we feel this topic to be as much a part of our lodge discussions and in our thoughts at all times. I know you will enjoy it.
Finally, my Brothers, stay safe, stay healthy and continue to be the light for others to follow.
Your Brother in Masonry,
Called From Labor
District 108 March Stated Meetings
Morton Lodge No. 72 Past Masters Event
On Thursday 18 March 2021, Morton Masonic Lodge will host a Past Masters Event open to Past Masters of all Texas Lodges or Lodges of other jurisdictions recognized by the Grand Lodge of Texas.
The MM Lodge will be opened at 2:00 PM, then called down to travel to Morton Cemetery to visit the graves of the Past Masters of Morton Lodge buried there and place a small Masonic memento. After the cemetery, we will adjourn to enjoy dinner at a local restaurant before returning to the Lodge to honor all Past Masters in attendance. The second part of the program will commence at 6:00 PM. The Worshipful Master of Morton Lodge, R:.W:. Tyksinski, will also be presenting each Past Master in attendance with a small token of appreciation for their service.
If you are planning on attending, please sign up at the link below. If you are a Past Master, please indicate your Lodge and the Masonic Year in which you served. Space will be limited and masks will be required.
**Officers of Morton Masonic Lodge do not need to sign up.**
Sugar Land Lodge Past Masters Event
If you are a Past Master, please indicate that status along with the year and Lodge in the “Public Comment” box when you RSVP.
Katy Lodge No. 1439 Entered Apprentice Education Night
Upcoming MWSA Meetings
We look forward to seeing everyone there!
District Deputy Grand Master Spring 2021 Official Visit Schedule
L.I.F.E. Program - 22 May 2021
Please click below to sign up for this class. Sign up will end on 1 April 2021 to allow time to gather the necessary materials.
New App from the Grand Lodge of Texas
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
From the Grand Master’s Proclamation Regarding COVID Protocols
Monday 1 March 2021 - Waller Lodge No. 808
Monday 1 March 2021 - Waller Lodge No. 808 - Double Entered Apprentice Degree - 6:30 PM - Light refreshments followed by Degrees
Monday 1 March 2021 - Sugar Land Lodge No. 1141 @ Morton Lodge No. 72 by Dispensation
Monday 8 March 2021 - Katy Lodge No. 1439
Monday 15 March 2021 - Katy Lodge No. 1439
Monday 22 March 2021 - Katy Lodge No. 1439
Degree Team/Esoteric Survey
MWSA Business Meeting Rotation Schedule
See below for the rotation of business meetings for the next few years.
Committee on Work, Southeast Texas - Forum & Exam Schedule
Morton Lodge History Book
Lodge Study Nights
Mondays - 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM - Morton Lodge No. 72
Mondays - 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM - Waller Lodge No. 808
Mondays - 6:30 PM - Katy Lodge No. 1439
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
AS MEETING ARE SLOWLY ALLOWED TO TAKE PLACE, PLEASE CHECK WITH EACH ORGANIZATION TO BE SURE THAT THE SCHEDULED MEETING WILL BE TAKING PLACE.
Tue, Mar 2, 2021- Katy Lodge #1439 STATED MEETING - 6:30 PM - DDGM Official Visit
Tue, Mar 2, 2021- Waller O.E.S. Stated Meeting - 6:30 PM
Wed, Mar 3, 2021- Matagorda Lodge #7 Stated Meeting
Thu, Mar 4, 2021- Brookshire Lodge #1066 STATED MEETING - 6:30 PM - DDGM Official Visit
Mon, Mar 8, 2021- Imperial Chapter, Order of DeMolay Stated Meeting 7:00 PM - Virtual
Tue, Mar 9, 2021- Morton Lodge #72 STATED MEETING - 6:30 PM
Tue, Mar 9, 2021- Waller Lodge #808 STATED MEETING - 6:30 PM - DDGM Official Visit
Tue, Mar 9, 2021- Sugar Land OES Stated Meeting - 6:30 PM
Wed, Mar 10, 2021- North Houston Chapter & Council Stated Meeting @ Melrose Lodge - 6:30 PM
Thu, Mar 11, 2021- Richmond Chapter & Council Stated Meeting @ Morton Lodge - 7:30 PM
Thu, Mar 11, 2021- Hempstead Lodge #749 STATED MEETING - 6:30 PM - DDGM Official Visit
Sat, Mar 13, 2021- Melrose Commandery #109 Stated Conclave - 6:30 PM - Virtual
Mon, Mar 15, 2021- Sugar Land Lodge #1141 STATED MEETING - 6:30 PM - DDGM Official Visit
Tue, Mar 16, 2021- Rosenberg Lodge #881 STATED MEETING - 6:30 PM - DDGM Official Visit
Thu, Mar 18, 2021- Katy OES Stated Meeting - 6:30 PM
Sat, Mar 20, 2021- Pleasant Hill Lodge #380 STATED MEETING - 11:00 AM - DDGM Official Visit
Mon, Mar 22, 2021- Fort Bend Commandery #74 Stated Conclave @ 7:00 PM - Virtual
Tue, Mar 23, 2021- Imperial Chapter, Order of DeMolay Stated Meeting @ 7:00 PM - Virtual
Thu, Mar 25, 2021- Houston Valley Scottish Rite Stated Meeting - 6:00 PM
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.