MWSA District #108 News - Issue #9

September 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

  • Food for Thought
  • President's Message
  • DDGM Official Visit Schedule
  • Dealing with Hate Crimes & Active Shooters - Saturday, 31 August 2019
  • Morton Lodge Quilt Fundraiser
  • Waller Lodge Spaghetti Supper - Saturday, 21 September 2019
  • MWSA Upcoming Educational Meetings
  • Other Upcoming Events
  • Called from Labor
  • Imperial Chapter, Order of DeMolay
  • Upcoming Degrees
  • MWSA Strategic Plan
  • Lodge Google Calendars
  • MWSA October Business Meeting - Tuesday, 22 October 2019 - Rosenberg Lodge
  • Newsletter Archive
  • Newsletter Material Submission
  • Suggestion Box
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Food for Thought

We all know how important it is to provide the best ritualistic experience for our candidates. Take a listen to this nine-minute podcast from Fort Worth Lodge #148 on the importance of focus during our ritual.

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.

Dealing with Hate Crimes & Active Shooter

The Houston Scottish Rite Valley will conduct the third in a series of safety training programs, Dealing with Hate Crimes & Active Shooter on Saturday, 31 August 2019, for all Houston Scottish Rite members, local blue lodges, lodge tenants of the temple, and invited guests. R:.W:. Dr. Aaron W. Tyksinski, Professor in the Criminal Justice Department at the University of Houston Downtown, local police officer, and 32nd Degree Scottish Rite Mason will present this informative and important program. The event will begin at 10:00 AM. Coffee and donuts will be served to all attendees. Admission is free.


Please be sure to RSVP before Thursday, 29 August 2019, to Elise Sartwelle, Administration and Facilities Director, esartwelle@houstonscottishrite.org, Houston Scottish Rite, 2401 W. Bellfort Avenue, Houston, TX 77045.

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.

Waller Lodge Spaghetti Supper

Waller Lodge #380 will host a Spaghetti Supper on Saturday, September 21, 2019, at 6:30 PM. Please see the flyer below for information and please come out to support Waller Lodge if it is within the length of your cable tow!

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, 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 - 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.


Saturday, August 31, 2019 - Imperial Chapter, Order of DeMolay Initiation & Installation of Officers - Sugar Land Lodge - 11:00 AM


Saturday, August 31, 2019 - Dealing with Hate Crimes & Active Shooter Training - Houston Scottish Rite - 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM


Monday, September 2, 2019 - Park Place Commandery #106 Stated Conclave - Park Place Lodge - 6:30 PM


Tuesday, September 3, 2019 - Katy Lodge #1439 STATED MEETING - 6:30 PM


Tuesday, September 3, 2019 - Waller O.E.S. Stated Meeting - 6:30 PM


Wednesday, September 4, 2019 - Matagorda Lodge #7 STATED MEETING


Thursday, September 5, 2019 - Brookshire Lodge #1066 STATED MEETING - 6:30 PM


Monday, September 9, 2019 - Imperial Chapter, Order of DeMolay Stated Meeting - Sugar Land Lodge - 7:00 PM


Monday, September 9, 2019 - Rosenberg OES Stated Meeting - 6:30 PM


Tuesday, September 10, 2019 - Morton Lodge #72 STATED MEETING - 6:30 PM


Tuesday, September 10, 2019 - Sugar Land OES Stated Meeting - 6:30 PM


Thursday, September 12, 2019 - Hempstead Lodge #749 STATED MEETING - 6:30 PM


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


Friday, September 13, 2019 - Ruthven Commandery #2 Stated Conclave - Holland Lodge - 6:30 PM


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


Monday, September 16, 2019 - Sugar Land Lodge #1141 STATED MEETING - 6:30 PM


Tuesday, September 17, 2019 - Rosenberg Masonic Lodge #881 STATED MEETING - 6:30 PM


Thursday, September 19, 2019 - Katy OES Stated Meeting - 6:30 PM


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


Saturday, September 21, 2019 - Pleasant Hill Lodge #380 STATED MEETING - 11:00 AM


Saturday, September 21, 2019 - Houston Scottish Rite Fall Reunion Day #1


Saturday, September 21, 2019 - Waller Lodge Spaghetti Supper - 6:30 PM


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


Tuesday, September 24, 2019 - Imperial Chapter, Order of DeMolay Stated Meeting - Sugar Land Lodge - 7:00 PM


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


Saturday, September 28, 2019 - Houston Scottish Rite Fall Reunion Day #2


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


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


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

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.


  • Doug Holloman, Hempstead Lodge #749

Imperial Chapter, Order of DeMolay

Brothers,


Imperial Chapter, Order of DeMolay will be set to work with their first Installation of Officers and Initiation on Saturday 31 August 2019 at 11:00 AM. 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

September 9, 2019 - FC Degree - Katy Lodge

September 16, 2019 - MM Degree - Katy Lodge

Date TBD - EA Degree - Katy Lodge


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!

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 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!

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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