MWSA District #108 News - Issue #13

January 2020

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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!


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
  • 2020 Grand Lodge Resolutions
  • MWSA Strategic Plan 2020
  • Lodge Fundraisers
  • Masonic Education
  • 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


The year 2019 was a strong one for our organization. We improved communications, strengthened our esoteric knowledge, and increased our knowledge of our Masonic duties. Another year has come to District 108, and it is the hope of the leadership of the Masters, Wardens, and Secretaries Association that we can continue to move our District forward in cooperation, communication, esoteric knowledge, knowledge of our Masonic duties, and fellowship between lodges.

On that note, I would like for a group of us from District 108 to get together for some fellowship during Grand Lodge in Waco outside of the proceedings of the Grand Annual Communication. We can get together for a meal, a movie, or a trip to the Dr. Pepper Museum or Texas Ranger Museum.

If you have any ideas for fellowship for that weekend or if you need to get in touch with me, please don't hesitate to contact me. My phone number is 713-562-4864. I'm a teacher, so if you call during the school day, please give me a few hours to get back to you. You can also email me at

Lastly, I'd like to invite each of you to join us for our January Business Meeting to be held at Hempstead Lodge #749 on Tuesday 28 January 2020. The meal will be served at 6:30 PM with the meeting beginning at 7:00 PM. We are working on a good educational segment and we are looking forward to getting the year started off on solid footing.

Sincerely & Fraternally,

David C. Berndt


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.

Lodge Fundraisers

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.

Mark Herzog of Gray Lodge was the winner of the quilt and has graciously donated it back to Morton Lodge to be raffled again for their scholarship program. A new flyer will come out soon with new information for the drawing date.

Please see the below attachment from Pleasant Hill Lodge #380. Anyone interested, please contact Brother Carl. Contact information is listed on the flyer.

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Our Thanks....

to Brother Mark Herzog from Grey Lodge. Brother Herzog won the quilt raffle and has graciously donated it back to be raffled again to benefit Morton Lodge Scholarship Fund!!!
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HANDMADE 46 inch by 48 inch MASONIC Theme Lap Quilt

100% of the proceeds will go to Morton Masonic Lodge #72 Scholarship Fund

Raffle Tickets $1.00 each

For tickets contact Brother John Bradley at 979.264.5384 or JRLLB1717@GMAIL.COM

or any Morton Lodge Brother

Drawing date to be determined.

You do not need to be present to win.

Arabia Alchemist Chili Cook-off

Masonic Education

2020 Officer Leadership Training 101/201

"When the Masonic Light Burns Out"

by Midnight Freemasons Founder Todd E. Creason, 33°.

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.

Wed, Jan 1, 2020 - Matagorda Lodge #7 Stated Meeting

Thu, Jan 2, 2020 - Brookshire Lodge #1066 STATED MEETING - 6:30 PM

Mon, Jan 6, 2020 - Houston Scottish Rite Degree Study Group - 6:00 PM

Mon, Jan 6, 2020 - Park Place Commandery #106 Stated Conclave - 6:30 PM

Tue, Jan 7, 2020 - Katy Lodge #1439 STATED MEETING - 6:30 PM

Tue, Jan 7, 2020 - Waller O.E.S. Stated Meeting - 6:30 PM

Wed, Jan 8, 2020 - North Houston Chapter & Council Stated Meeting @ Melrose Lodge - 6:30 PM

Thu, Jan 9, 2020 - Richmond Chapter & Council Stated Meeting @ Morton Lodge - 6:30 PM

Thu, Jan 9, 2020 - Hempstead Lodge #749 STATED MEETING - 6:30 PM

Fri, Jan 10, 2020 - Ruthven Commandery #2 Stated Conclave @ Holland Lodge - 6:30 PM

Sat, Jan 11, 2020 - Melrose Commandery #109 Stated Conclave @ Melrose Lodge - 6:30 PM

Mon, Jan 13, 2020 - Imperial Chapter, Order of DeMolay Stated Meeting @ Sugar Land Lodge - 7:00 PM

Tue, Jan 14, 2020 - Morton Lodge #72 STATED MEETING - 6:30 PM

Tue, Jan 14, 2020 - Waller Lodge #808 STATED MEETING - 6:30 PM

Tue, Jan 14, 2020 - Sugar Land OES Stated Meeting - 6:30 PM

Thu, Jan 16, 2020 - Katy OES Stated Meeting - 6:30 PM

Fri, Jan 17, 2020 - Houston Commandery #95 Stated Conclave @ Conroe Lodge - 6:30 PM

Sat, Jan 18, 2020 - Pleasant Hill Lodge #380 STATED MEETING - 11:00 AM

Mon, Jan 20, 2020 - Sugar Land Lodge #1141 STATED MEETING - 6:30 PM

Tue, Jan 21, 2020 - Rosenberg Lodge #881 STATED MEETING - 6:30 PM

Thu, Jan 23, 2020 - Houston Valley Scottish Rite Stated Meeting - 6:00 PM

Mon, Jan 27, 2020 - Fort Bend Commandery #74 Stated Conclave @ Rosenberg Lodge - 6:30 PM

Tue, Jan 28, 2020 - Imperial Chapter, Order of DeMolay Stated Meeting @ Sugar Land Lodge - 7:00 PM

Friday July 10, 2020 - Registration deadline for the Leadership Class.

Friday - Sunday, July 31- August 2, 2020- Houston class dates at the Houston Scottish Rite. (see address on form)

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.

  • Warren Andrew Proud - Sugar Land Lodge #1141

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

The following degrees have been scheduled in our District:

  • None currently scheduled.

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!

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.